Re: jackslab's on a landmind
Typing as I listen JS, so far a very unique mix!
The panning, delay and reverb on the verse vocals are very confronting. I think they work in a way, yet I would argue that they are a little too loud. The panning makes the deeper vocals really stand out (the left in particular) and they sort of make the chorus and pre chorus feel smaller, both due to the width and volume change. I would imagine a reduction of 3-4 db in the panned vocals would still have them sit on top of the mix and would not effect the following section.
For the best part the choruses are really singing along nicely! The harmonies are superbly balanced. I'm really struggling to hear the kick through a lot of the mix. The chorus is not too bad, but other sections it almost disappears. As the bass is very much in time with the kick on this track, perhaps use a bit more of aggressive side chaining to bring that bass down for a little bit to let the kick come through more. I can hear the power behind it, which would be the subs, but it is not really cutting through.
I can hear that you have tried to really push the 2 bus compressor here. overall, the feel is pretty good, but there is a sense that the dynamics are pretty small, especially in the choruses. It's a tough one, because the song really does call for a harder than normal press in that area.
it's a seriously well worked mix and it is clear that you have done a heap of work on it! A few things are holding it back from being a brilliant mix, but I don't think you are that far away at all! Nice work!
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