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MAGGHY JI

Bruks - “Kak Tvoi Dela, Vova?”
Hey Guys, Finally I got some time to get back to the mix challenges! It feels like I've been away forever.

Here's my mix of Bruks - “Kak Tvoi Dela, Vova?”. When listening to the rough mix I was struck by how much it sounded like those late 90s rock tracks. So rather than fight that, I went down that path. Big loud up front snare and vocal.

I loved the backing vocals on this track, that Ooooooooooooooooh! so nice.

Drums were recorded well, with a small phase issue with the overhead pair. Then lined up the snare and "kick snare" which I assumed was the snare bottom. I grabbed the SSL Drum strip over the xmas sales. Which I found works great on the overheads and room tracks. 76 and black-box on the snare/kicksnare group followed by a clipper.

The Waves CLA-76 on the vox for that bluey sound that it does on the vocals.

Normal Townhouse and J37 tape on the mix bus while mixing. Then the SSL Fusion HF compressor and Pro-L2 to get it up to -14ish.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2w1iwc1nl0gku3/Mark%20Milbourne%20-%20Bruks%20-%20%E2%80%9CKak%20Tvoi%20Dela%2C%20Vova%E2%80%9D.wav?dl=0

As always any and all comments and feedback are welcomed and appreciated.
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Anne Schutte
Jan 10
Hi Mark, great mix you made there. I like the amount of energy in the mix and the space you created.
One thing that took me out of the song slightly was at around 2:07 when the delay on the vocal creates a strong pingpong effect, probably due to the strong pronounciation.
Overall very nice mix.
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 10
Hey Mark, cool mix! I like your drum, puchy and tight, cool double vocals, for me, you could turn up just a bit the lead vox and make it stand out from the other instruments
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Cleo Simons
Jan 10
Hi Mark, listening to your mix on my laptop, so that's not a way to make any comments, but the energie and balance are very good, even on the macbook speakers!
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Hi Mark, welcome back. Nice mix man!
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Leigh #90
Jan 12
Great mix. Everything is well balanced and tones are great. Edit: I was wrong. Nice job Mark.
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Silas Palmer
Jan 12
Sounds awesome! I'd personally make the electric guitar solo at 3:32 a bit bigger, but what you've done is totally great!
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Vlad Po
Jan 12
Hey!
Good mix, I feel that you know this kind of music well! But this song is in my language and I hear more sibilants than I need here