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MAGGHY JI

Hello soundgymers, my version of the magnificent song Glenn Mc Phee - “A Sailor Once More” It has transported me to my youth, when I played in a folk-rock music band, we toured all over Spain and coincided with bands like Gwendal, Alan Stivell, Oyster band, etc. Too bad the drums isn't on separate tracks since I could have gotten more juice out of it. The voice has also cost me a bit, the singer has a very nice timbre of voice but sometimes it seems as if the Irish whiskey has damaged his voice. The guitar arpeggio is beautiful but I had to work hard to find the right level for each part.

https://soundcloud.com/bucsreus/glenn-mc-phee-a-sailor-once-more-mix-enric-sgtrainingroom/s-EgckH9BBihm?si=52481426e5c14e38ba6c0262e2fbedb6&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
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Mark Opfer
Jan 16
Wow, interesting choice on those backing vox! Wasn't expecting that!

I think the main vox could use a little more presence. The mix as a whole is a little dark, could use some air/sparkle
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Cleo Simons
Jan 16
Hi Enric, i like this one. Feels like you are present at a gig in the irish pub, but than with 2 nice backingvocals sitting next to you at the bar :-)
But don't get me wrong, i like it! cheers!
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SERZH MUSIC
Jan 16
Hi !
It seems to me that Irish whiskey gave a zest to this voice))))
Regarding the information
I would lower the volume of the percussion or move a little further into the mix (sounds very close and separate from the drum kit)
It sounds a little dry to my taste, I can't say that I don't like it, but I would like a little more reverb

I understand that I want to leave the low frequencies of the main vocals, since the male voice is low, pleasant, but I would clean up the turbidity from the vocals a little.
Unlike the main vocals, the backing vocals sound very muddy

I liked the mood in your mix, it feels like you are well acquainted with this genre, maybe I'm wrong, but it seemed so to me. I also liked the overall volume balance of the instruments. A very interesting solution, the refrain turned out to be more romantic or something)

Maybe my recommendations and comments have no basis, but if they will benefit, then I will be glad.
Good luck !
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 17
Hey Enric, cool use of the background vocals! The drum section is a bit loud for me, while the vocals could be turned up, I agree with Mark on the air.. good mix! ;P
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Ben Sinclair
Jan 17
Wow Enric you definitely knocked the BGs out of the park, I really didn't like how they sounded with the chorus in terms of the harmony, but the call and response approach worked insanely well, so kudos to that. I think your mix sounds awesome, don't have much to say. Mark thinks your mix sounds too dark and needs high end while I think it's bordering on too much high energy, you can really tell at the end of the song with the fade out, there's a lot of air/hiss. Don't know if you have an EQ on the master buss but it could be that needs to be dialed back.
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Hey @Enric Granollers , Nice touch on the backing vox. The overall tonality of the song could benefit from opening up the high mids.