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Old 22nd January 2009
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๐ŸŽง 10 years
Wow...my head's spinning!

The advice and knowledge base here is staggering! So many things to consider when mixing and mastering.

A bit of an introduction (sorry for the long post):

I'm working on my band's 3rd CD release. Both previous CD's were recorded and mixed by myself at home for a couple reasons. I tend to take a long time recording and frankly, we've never had the money to record and mix in a studio. Basically, if we didn't work at home we wouldn't have recorded or released anything. So, the basic tracks for our first CD were recorded in our rehearsal space. It sounds pretty bad 6 years later. The second CD sounds a bit better, but is still iffy. The main problem is that I never knew about website's such as this one. I knew enough that the final mix had to be solid and mastered by a mastering house before replication, but that's about it. It's a miracle that the 2 CD's are listenable at all considering all the things that I read here that I was oblivious to.

So that brings me to CD #3. We tracked the drums in a studio this time and the difference is remarkable. The engineer did a decent job and I have solid drum tracks to work with that sound pretty good to me. The backing tracks were recorded at home and we're about to record vocals and get down to mixing. Obviously, I want the final mixes to be as polished as they can be before sending them off to the mastering engineer. I wish we could afford a professional mix but the between our mastering budget ($500) and the cost of the replication there's no money left.

I really would like a place to have my mixes critiqued to avoid problems later. I'm not looking for someone to mix for free, just some seasoned ears to point things out. Is this the place to do that?

Old 22nd January 2009
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jordanstoner's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
People here are always willing to help / critique. Sounds like you're not at the mix stage yet, though. Once your mixes are to your liking and you consider them complete, post snippits here (in full-rez .wav format - NOT MP3). Then you'll get better info (perhaps more than you bargained for ).

What DAW are you using?
Old 22nd January 2009 | Show parent
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Welcome to Gearslutz!

A lot a great people on this forum.

Check your PMs.

Have a great day!

Old 22nd January 2009 | Show parent
Here for the gear
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Originally Posted by jordanstoner โžก๏ธ
What DAW are you using?
Sony Vegas
Old 23rd January 2009 | Show parent
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wheatus's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years

What is the name of your band?

brendan b brown
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