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MAGGHY JI

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Mathias Horn
Jan 16
Happy Sunday to all,

here is my version of
Glenn Mc Phee - “A Sailor Once More”
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19f-PcFc6JB81pfCr-_gzMAwHXiEqyOIh/view?usp=sharing

I should have cut the end. Please ignore the last seconds, because they are just empty.
Thanks for any feedback.
Have fun.
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Hello, It is an interesting approach to build every instrument round the piano. The piano gives the song a different sound. In first bagpipe line the loudness fluctuates a little bit. in my view the E-GTR is too quite. Sometimes the piano disappears a bit. I think it makes sense to brighten up the piano. The vocal and drum kit is good.
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Cleo Simons
Jan 16
Hi Mathias,
Nice that you give the gitar a space and not allover the stereo field. I think your voice could use some de-essing. The drums feel a little far away. But, nice to hear your mix!
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Mark Opfer
Jan 16
Hi Mathias,
You made interesting and bold choices. It is nice to hear such a different approach. So props!

That said, it doens't feel to me like the piano and the vox (and the drum) are in the same room.
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 17
Hey Mathias, I agree with the others, and for me the vocals have some low-mid frequencies that could be scooped out to make them sound brighter.. nice one! ;p
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Mathias Horn
Jan 17
Thank you very much. I am grateful for your opinions and the time you spend. So good!
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Hey @Mathias Horn, I'm noticing some compressor clamping down when the bagpipes come in. Listen to how the song opens back up once they are finished.

Take a listen to how the backing vocals are competing with the main vocal line, esp that lower harmony slightly pushed off to the right. You can use a compressor with a slow release to help push those behind the main vox.

Otherwise its a solid mix.
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Ben Sinclair
Jan 17
Hey Mathias, nice mix, when the bass/drums came in during the second part of the first verse, it sounded pro, really great job setting up that transition, it sounded pro! The drums are pretty quiet, and I agree with Mark about something weird going on with the bagpipes when they come in. I don't know if it's compression or if you did some automation work, but there's a noticeable drop in volume/energy during those sections. Sometimes all you need is -.3 of dB on one element and +.3 on another element to make things sound present.