Re: redworks wars here running for the trees
You gotta love the "just did the best mix ever" syndrome once you finish...... I feel the same way about mine this month.
To your mix. I really like the creative elements taken here, yet there is an exception. I am really not a fan of the ping pong submarine percussion track (period, not just your mix). I really appreciate how you have taken it and played around with it to make it far less annoying. That said, I would be muting it more than you have here. It is present in every section and does my head in! If nothing else, to me, the "so cold" section is asking for it to go away. The fact that it is there poking me all the way through.... enough about that you get the gist!
Asides from that ONE instrument , this is a really clear mix. Kick has a really nice rumble to it. It almost sounds like the low end comes in a touch after the attack, delayed more than normal. What is that? Is it reverb, or treatment on the room mics? Vocals have clearly been worked on and sound nice and airy. I must say, the high vocal sounds great in particular. As you have it significantly leading the way, it has stood out too much in other mixes, but sits nicely atop in yours. Personally, I prefer a little more thickness in the lower vocals, especially in the choruses, but yours still sound very good nonetheless.
The synths are balanced very very well. You can hear them against the vocals, they have ambiance but not too distant. I am not too sure about the synth solo section being as empty as it is, but that could be more because I am not used to hearing it like that.
Overall, there is no way I can penalize you a whole star for that painfully annoying blippy percussion track (nuke it I say, nuke it), so looking past that....5 from me. Really good work Red, yes you nailed it!
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.