Re: David Villagran August Entry
I'm liking this mix a lot. Typing as I listen, you have really injected some energy like you said! I'm loving that vocal effect. I was not sure if it would work throughout the entire song, but it almost ramps up as the vocals get more intense. Cool!
There is a slight sloppy edit/automation on the left guitar at around (00:50) where the tail of the guitar sounds a little awkward.
Nice little hissy thing you did there too.
Overall the mix is very very powerful. There are some aspects that feel a little bottom heavy and almost boomy, mainly when the toms are going nuts. I think on the little toms hits it sounds fine, it's just on those rolls.
Look, at the end of the day, there are a couple of small issues, but for the vast majority of the mix, I was wanting to rock out. That's a 5 star requirement for me, with nothing fundamentally broken with your mix as far as I could tell. It was dark but the Black Sabbath could be accused of worse, and they did alright!
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.