|Originally posted by SystematicX1 |
I have to start taking criticism better as I was about to just say fuck it and ditch this track due to the fact it has been a 5 month project and VERY frustrating. Seeing your guys replies and me "thinking" it was ok,when it's not. So, yea...I guess you could say I do know what you are referencing.
So ::deep breath:: here is my reasoning (which is obviously wrong)
I was having SC issues where my kick would completely dissolve under the bass. At certain times,on certain notes the bass would swell so much it distorted. I was and am having issues being in the red already and since I am mixing on cans I felt that I may have had to much bass. So, I cut out some of the sub and the kick.
Now then...in my car I have an extremely good audio set up which is also treated. I use them for checking my mix (which I try to do on as many devices as possible anyway,this just being the pinnacle). IMHO, I felt it was pretty decent and still better than any of my other mixes. Guess, I am wrong.
Now then...the comment from TranceElevation about presence. I am unsure if we are referring to the same thing or not however, I did mention that I felt this track lacks conviction..I still feel that way. Please if you could explain your reasoning.
Listen, the track is really decent. Don't bin it at all. If you're unsure or tired of some projects is better to save them somewhere and forget about them for some time, then get back at it with fresh ears, perspective and more knowledge.
Mystery also hint it needs just some little corrections.
By presence I mean it lacks presence...
From what I can hear there isn't any compression or very subtle...
If you reduced slightly the dynamic range of your bass it'b be easier for you to mix it with the kick. (then if that doesn't solve it you could try with dynamic eq). Only your low end actually needs more presence, the rest is very pleasant. Is always good to hear dynamic tracks like yours.
Then I hear some single element errors (just from my personal perspective) but overall the track is good.
Keep on, you're on the right path.
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