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Rough of "Aspects"



Hi TheGreatKhalem

The beginning sounds very "Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time", in a good way. 0:16 The sidechaining arrives. But it's not as hard-hitting as the owl city hit. I know everyone doesn't have those mixing skills, and this is a rough, but it just sounds a bit muddy. If you could somehow produce a high-end that has a quick release, then that's how they do it in mainstream I think. 0:52 Standard snare build-up, but it works.

1:00 Double time snares, and the repetition of the synth. But the snare doesn't come out of the mix enough. 1:17 Wow that turned really quiet all of a sudden. Usually you expect the chorus to be louder than the rest. You might have some majorly huge limiter on it or something because it just went *really* quiet. 1:45 You put DB glitch on it or something? Kinda works, but kinda not. You might need to reroute that to only the synth, and not the drums or something. Not sure how they glitch it to sound somewhat more natural on songs such as this.

2:13 You got that build-up down pat though. 2:17 I like that wind-ish sound to calm it down, coming into the piano solo. You've got the good structure of a mega-hit, it's just the mixing that's letting you down. OK I'm gonna stop here.

No wait I'm not 2:49 has a good build-up. It goes very suddenly loud though. If there could be a way to remedy that? I like your cool blipping synths (not sure how to describe at the point of 03:05. Again, 3:18 is *super* quiet. Probably your kick is too loud and overpowering your limiter it sounds like. If you use FL limiter, do you still have it on? I tend not to use a limiter but maybe I'm weird in that aspect.

Well it seems I've come to the end of your song even though I only intended to stay for half the duration. That must mean it's somewhat good. Thanks for your cool hit that perhaps needs a bit more mixing to make it really good.

TheGreatKhalem responds:


First off lemme start off by saying I love you, and this is the best feed back I have gotten because you use correct terminology, and know what you're talking about. (seems like it at least.)

Also yeah, this is meant to be really radio friendly, easy to sing on and so forth.

I don't really know what you mean by "produce a high-end that has a quick release" ... I'm pretty new to mixing/mastering and I need to learn.

I believe the chorus is lower since the kick is too loud.

The Glitchy sound sound's better routed to the master since the beat adds to it. Also, it's preference to liking it. Some like it and some don't, however, it's only for like 4 seconds. But, you're right about it fitting in this type of track.

It suddenly goes loud at 2:49? I don't really hear it

Also I giggled at you using the word aspect, I couldn't tell if it was intended as a pun or not.

Lastly, I didn't mix this track at all. D:

Thanks alot good sir, you're a great man.

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4.53 / 5.00

May 20, 2013
7:36 PM EDT
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10.1 MB
4 min 25 sec

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