Re: Maschneid's an Accident
Great that you have goals to focus on and great that you got a mix in, even if you are not happy with it.
Let's see, dynamically it feels pretty even so far. Bass wise, I think you may have overcompensated a touch, yet it feels more present in the drums than anywhere in the bass guitar. The kick and toms are pretty full and the bass does feel quite strong at times. I guess if you are having troubles in this area (only assuming from what you have written) I would make an effort to reference some more bass prominent mixes that you know well on your system so you can compare your mix to that. Don't get me wrong, yours is not majorly boomy, yet it is effecting it. Also, the vocals feel quite distant and lite, so this sort of accentuates the bass dominance making the vocals feel smaller.
There are yet to be any ear splitting effects, so check that one off your list (unless you are going to surprise me in the ending?)
The mix is a little raw, but I'm not too sure what you wanted by that, so I'll leave it.
I think you were spot on with what you said you needed to do, re vocals coming up, so at least you know that. It's a good mix overall and I think the lessons learned (re bottom end) in April and May will see you do a pretty competitive mix next month.
Rules do not belong in music. Like food, there are flavours that work well together, but in the end, it's each person's taste that determines the quality of the meal.