Mixing bass. Also…mixing bass.
It is the bane of my existence.
Surprisingly I’m having a hard time finding this. The classic horse trot sound—coconuts maybe? I need the clip and the clop separated enough so I can play them rhythmically on a keyboard. Anyone? (I’m happy to pay for it.)
Nice guitar playing! I think your mix could use more balance. There is a lot of high end, causing things to sound a little thin. Warm things up, add some dynamics (hard vs. soft, variety of instruments, etc.) and watch that pitch and you’ve got a winner.
I don’t think you can do better for the price than the Equator D5 monitors. Reviewers love them (Mix, Tape Op, Sound on Sound). I have them and they’re great. I would never mix on headphones, but to check bass rumble, little editing mistakes, etc, headphones are a must. I was letting a lot of bad bass info through until I got my Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones and could hear it. (Bass in the bane of my existence. How about you?) Then I check my mix…from the doorway, from downstairs, with big-a** stereo speakers, little Roland desktop speakers and in my car. If I haven’t detected anything weird at that point, I’m done!
Mihai_Sorohan saidActually it can happen, Mihai. Because I did it. Accidentally zipped up the watermarked file by mistake. It was only caught when a client bought the track.
1 – An item with watermark on the main file would not pass the review team
2 – Are you sure you downloaded the main file or just the preview?
So do you guys usually re-master your songs when you get new plugins etc? Just wondering, because I’ve have some songs in my portfolio that really good be polished up….
Personally, I wouldn’t remaster a song just because of a new plugin, unless it really makes a difference. In general, one’s time is better spent coming up with new ideas instead of revisiting old ones. But my mixing chops and my ability to hear things have grown, and if I hear something from the past that I now recognize as undesirable, I’ll fix it.
I just sold my longest non-selling track. I added it in January of 2011, and it just sold for the first time. I always believed in it which is why I left it in. In the mean time my mixing chops have improved so I’ve remixed it at least once. If you add a track, you like it and AJ approves it, then my advice is stick with it.
Another vote for the Audio-Technica ATH-M50s. They’re my last line of defense as far as bass buildup in a mix. Comfortable too, and priced right. Note that the “LE” version (LE: limited edition) is over $100 more and from what I can see the added expense is just for the “Special 50th anniversary edition silver-colored metallic finish.”
i think if you ask the producer-types who use our music, the vast majority will tell you they want an ending. Fades are for songs people listen to for enjoyment, but there really isn’t a place for them in multimedia productions.