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Half of the time spent working on this was dedicated to the mixing. This marks the first song where I've actually understood the role of a compressor in a mix, rather than relying on compressor presets.
For mixing reference, I was listening to music from the Ys series. Falcom Sound Team has some amazing composers, and their mixes have always stood out to me. I think I came relatively close to one of their mixes in terms of stereo image, but something else might be missing, I dunno. Listening to the same song all day makes it kind of hard to judge

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You did a fantastic job of mixing here, aside from a number of minor details that some career audio engineers wouldn't have even made. May I suggest though, your mix has a set of errors that commonly comes from mixing in only one or two sessions without "fatigue recovery time." It's important to sleep on a mix a few times(that is to say, leave it for a day or so and come back) as it will help give you a fresh mindset, the brain automatically makes tweaks in how it receives sound and does so very quickly, in the effort of "normalizing" input, this will automatically make errors less obvious and can be detrimental to the final product of a track if you don't manage how much time you spend mixing in a single run. I've noticed you mentioned "listening to the same song all day," try taking a break from the track after you do your premix and such, and come back with a mind of strictly delivering your composition in its best possible form. Well done, keep it up!

ILG924 responds:

Thanks! I really appreciate any mixing advice. You're right, one night later and I can hear a few things I want to tweak now. I'll keep that in mind for my next song

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4.33 / 5.00

Jul 19, 2015
1:46 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
3.9 MB
2 min 53 sec

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