Re: Fire Inside Slick Mud Mix
Very nice job on this Irawan,
First off, as bass player, I am loving the growl you have given the bass. In fact you have used several of the techniques I have used. I too used distortion on the bass but not as much as you. Suits, works really well. I too went for the long reverb on the last line of each verse into the chorus, so naturally I am going to say that was a great idea too . Oh, and the lo-fi vocals in the first few lines was something I did too!!!! I'd sue for plagiarism, but I think you got your mix in first!
For the most part, this mix feels pretty right. Everything sounds pretty well balanced and treated nicely. Your use of acoustics was good because it was used sparingly! I like that!. The kick and snare sound pretty right too, nice sense of space.
The only minor issue I have is that the mix is a touch heavy in the low mids. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's muddy or boxy, but there is a thin veil of murkiness that could be scooped out. I hear it mostly in the vocals and perhaps a little in the bass too. The toms show this also in the fast tom rolls, but really, on the whole, this was one enjoyable listen and that is the key in the end! Well done!
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