The only thing that really sticks out for me right now is that is sounds pretty mono. I would try to find a way to make the guitar spread a bit and get out of the way of the critical bass/drum/vox center elements. Maybe spreading the vocal out would help make it feel 'wider' too.
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:07 pm Post subject:
I think the bass could come up a bit in the mix. If you're just a three-piece (like it sounds, if I'm hearing correctly), you could also maybe just pan the guitar left a bit and the bass right a bit to separate them and give them a bit of distinct space.
How many tracks did you record to? I would get a little more separation between the guitar and the drums (compression and eq). Panning the guitar off to the side will give you more space for the rest of what's going on. Best tip I've heard is to get the vocal where you want it and then build up the rest around it.
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:41 am Post subject:
Thanks for the ideas, I'll post another mix when I've had a fiddle. We are a three-piece and I've got about a ten tracks I think - vox, guitar, bass, individual drums and a couple of room mics. I've panned the drums around but left the guitar dead centre, I'll move it off to one side a bit. I'm not so hot on EQing drums so any suggestions on where to begin would be very helpful.
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