Re: marvin - Slate August Mix
Welcome mate! Welcome to the comp/forum!
Typing as I listen and yet to read comments. Great job so far, especially if you just used headphones. Everything is balanced really well and there is a fantastic spread across the width of the mix, especially your drums and vocal delay. The bass and kick are working well, yet i would personally like to hear a little more attack or aggression in the bass guitar (that's because i am a bass player though!). That would help it punch through a little as it seems to be a little too rounded (like it was played on really old strings) for me. The bass level (in terms of lows) feels fine, so don't go cutting there.
The snare does not quite feel as consistent and precise as the rest of your mix. Many have commented that it was impossible to work with. I found it hard but persevered. Yours feels close but not quite a complete part of the kit. I have listened through three times and I can't quite put my finger on it. It may be the reverb you used, maybe the snare needs more compression, or parallel compression perhaps, or maybe it is an eq thing. I really can't tell why it is close but not quite working. Hell, it could be the snare itself!!
Overall, one awesome mix here with only some minor and personal preferences coming to mind. Welcome again, I think you'll become a valuable member!
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