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MAGGHY JI
Jan 16
Hey guys,
here’s my version of Glenn McPhee – “ A Sailor One More “
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HtI0zYkC_oRL5eSPQrtE0r1QiYqV2bfC/view?usp=sharing

It was an interesting song to mix, especially for the bagpipes, (never approched before).. I used some effects, including reverbs and delays to give depth and I mixed all the other instruments trying to respect the original idea of the band.. ;P
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SERZH MUSIC
Jan 16
Hi ! I liked the balance of the instruments! In the refrain of the leading voice on the second word, the volume level rises sharply and the dynamics jumps -pay attention to this.In my opinion, the electric guitar lacks a little compression, the dynamics also jumps. The only thing I can find fault with is that, in general, the mix, although very pleasant and I liked it, but it's a little dark. I want more air. Good luck !
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Mark Opfer
Jan 16
Hi Maggy! Very nice! I like the overall balance, feels very... balanced. I think the lead vox could use a dip around 1k hz. I am also curious how it would sound with ± 1/3 less reverb.
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hello Magghy, I think you get the percussion right. Sometimes E-GTR and the Bagpipe fight each other - who cuts through better in the mix. In high frequencies they sounds very similar. I would put the bagpipe solo more to the front. Sometimes the low whistle is in the bagpipe part louder. In my speaker "some" deep notes are very strong and it grumbles in the low end. You put the E-GTR to the front and alternate with the piano. Nice Ideas and a nice mix.
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Cleo Simons
Jan 16
Like it Magghy. You could put some more life into the bagpipes with a little chorus or so, they sound a little small or digital or how should i say. But mix sounds good!
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 17
Thanks guys! I can clear up the vocals, definitely and check the 1k range ;P
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Anne Schutte
Jan 17
Hi Magghy, very nice overall balance. Very transparent. I like that the bass is subtle but still the foundation. Very interesting take on the backing vocals. Putting them quite far back but I like it.
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Hey @MAGGHY JI, I like where you have the percussion sitting in the mix. The Whistle could use a bump when it's the main focus.

Since the main vocalist is a lower voice think about how the backing vocals, esp the female ones, can envelop it to create a bigger sense for the moment.

Solid mix as always.
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Ben Sinclair
Jan 17
Hey Magghy, really dig the mix, sounds tight! I think there's nothing wrong with pushing the BGs back in the mix, but at the end they have to be more present. It's there for a reason, so even if you did a subtle fader rise throughout the last double chorus to gradually get them louder that could be a way to have them start further back without having a dramatic jump at the end.
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 18
Thanks for the tips guys! @Mark Milbourne, @Ben Sinclair, @Anne Schutte 😊