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MAGGHY JI

Hey everyone,

Here is my version of this weeks mix: Glenn McPhee – “ A Sailor One More “
Interesting song with these classic bagpipes and the drums recorded on one track (nice challenge).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1popMoReXaFVe0FJWIYUkFUTSf9YfhJl4/view?usp=sharing

I tried to keep the mix simple this time. Hoping that it is a good match with the idea of the song. Spend most of the time on balancing the instruments and the lead vocal.

Thanks for listening. As always any comment or suggestion is highly appreciated.
Thank you!
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Emrah Arbak
Jan 17
Hello Sherman! I really like your mix (good kick adn snare!!). I feel that the lead vocal is a bit honky; so an eq at around 500 Hz could help. You may also want to check your levels as there may be some clipping in several instances.
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Mark Opfer
Jan 17
Hi Sherman, nice punchy drums. I feel it is a little to loud and upfront though
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MAGGHY JI
Jan 17
Hey Sherman, nice mix! it's a little too wet for me and a bit shifted to the left side, maybe this sensation is caused by the piano hard panned on the left..(?)
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Ben Sinclair
Jan 17
Hey Sherman, really dig this mix, you did a nice job of balancing everything and getting all the elements well represented! I have to agree with Emrah on the vocal, there's something going on with it, sounds a bit boxy/muffled to me. I don't remember having to do a cut on it when I was mixing so I'm wondering if you did a boost somewhere that may not have been necessary or if you used a really wide Q on a boost and it brought up some unwanted tone out of the vocal.
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@Emrah Arbak @Mark Opfer @MAGGHY JI @Ben Sinclair Thank you very much, mates! I tried (for a change) a multiband compressor on the vocals. Probably that's what's causing the boxiness. Adjusting the pannings and turning the drums down a bit also seem like good improvements to me. I'll check the mix again with your suggestions in mind!