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MAGGHY JI

hello everyone

This was a song from a very and seldom mixed different genre, with different instruments to mix.
In my view a very nice song - "A Sailor once more".

I used API and Fabfilter plugins.
I thought the piano can only be heard in some parts, because it is a rather dense mix.

And here is my version of the song:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bo0EsoO8q4yyXUTWiNhZ-ErdK_IzTg0V/view?usp=sharing
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Mark Opfer
Jan 16
Hi Klaus! It WAS a very dense song, wasn't it?
I feel the arp guitar is a little loud and just like my own mix it could maybe use some weeding out in the high-low and/or low mid frequency area's.
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Cleo Simons
Jan 16
Hi Klaus. Good overal sound, but on headphones the panning of the guitars is a bit to wide for me, the left guitar feels detached from the band, probably better on speakers. But nice to hear your version!
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 17
Hey Klaus, the guitars are too wide and too loud, the mix lacks a bit of glue, maybe turnin up the drum and the bass (just a bit) could blend better all the instruments.. nice one! ;P
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Hey @Klaus Ferretti, I'm digging the percussion being over to the right. It seems to balance the guitars on the left. I am hearing the phase issue with the bagpipes, one mic was out of phase with the other. Not a big deal though.

I think the main issue here is building depth in a dense mix. Everything feels forward and in my face. Have you tried increasing the compressor time to see how it can push something back in the mix?
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Ben Sinclair
Jan 17
Hey Klaus, nice job with the high end on this mix, I think everything sounds really present and well defined in terms of the vocals/guitars/pipes/flutes etc... The low end definitely needs a bit of love, the bass is really quiet. I'm not sure if it just needs volume or if you need to go in and give it a bit more of an aggressive boost EQ wise, it will really help balance out the whole track once you do though and you'll have a pretty slick mix to show for it. Nicely done!
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Mathias Horn
Jan 18
Hi Klaus, it is pleasure listen to your mix. Just one thing. It was a king of irritating to me, that the guitar was so much on the left side. That is all. Liked it :)
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Hey everyone, thanks for listening and your kind questioning comments. As always a real support. Bye for now!