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    Why do my mixes always sound so sonically different and much brighter then everyone elses??
    & My kick always sounds bad whether i add effects or not.
    easy now.mp3

    just to compare the sonic & bright difference

    word around town.mp3

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    Dude honestly that first beat sounds dope, IDK what you're intentions are (rap beat?), but I like how everything is for the most part especially the highhat pan effect every once in a while. It sounds like you may need to add some low frequencies into the kick drum though perhaps, not sure if you tried that. maybe anywhere from 80hz to 120hz. If you want the bass to be deeper you could try an eq on that too, maybe around 60hz-80hz. Other than that I don't see much else to do. If that's how the final song will be (no vocals) then I'd add in some lead melodies.

    http://www.themusicespionage.co.uk/w.../08/KickEQ.jpg here's a visual representation, you can also cut some low-mids to let the other instruments stand out more and remove some of the cardboardy sound that kicks usually have.

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    Maybe you are overthinking matters?

    Your mix doesn't sound bad at all! What don't you like about the kick?

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    I always constantly overthink mixing. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moke and Eed View Post
    Dude honestly that first beat sounds dope, IDK what you're intentions are (rap beat?), but I like how everything is for the most part especially the highhat pan effect every once in a while. It sounds like you may need to add some low frequencies into the kick drum though perhaps, not sure if you tried that. maybe anywhere from 80hz to 120hz. If you want the bass to be deeper you could try an eq on that too, maybe around 60hz-80hz. Other than that I don't see much else to do. If that's how the final song will be (no vocals) then I'd add in some lead melodies.

    http://www.themusicespionage.co.uk/w.../08/KickEQ.jpg here's a visual representation, you can also cut some low-mids to let the other instruments stand out more and remove some of the cardboardy sound that kicks usually have.
    Doubt ill use that trash beat.

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    You know what I think would help? I have the same problem with my songs and it's good to just stop listening for a while and give yourself a chance to be less critical about the song and hear it with fresh ears. If that's the best you can do for now just finish everything up so it sounds like a completed song (I'm speaking generally here, not about your song), and then move onto something else. I'll sit there for weeks criticizing my own beats and end up getting nowhere. You gotta learn when it's time to call it quits. There will ALWAYS be something else you could add or tweak, but you'll only learn by creating new songs and overcoming new obstacles. Plus it's fun to go back to a song you thought sucked and listen to it a month later and realize it really was fire haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashai Robertson View Post
    Why do my mixes always sound so sonically different and much brighter then everyone elses??
    & My kick always sounds bad whether i add effects or not.
    easy now.mp3

    just to compare the sonic & bright difference

    word around town.mp3
    I think it sounds dope! What do you mean by bright? Clearer? Sparkling high frequencies?
    Last edited by Trout Beatz; 02-23-2017 at 06:04 PM.

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    i know what you mean. but this is also a different beat and u threw the drums in different pockets. i liked the beat man. it might not be engineered properly but a banger nonetheless to me at least

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    Hey I dont want to enter acoustic problems and listening environment but do your self a favor and start your project with a reference track
    Even if I work in a very pro studio It is impossible to get a well balanced mix without using a reference track
    And I suggest add the track from the beginning
    Also I think you froget to use Low pass filter as much as high pass filter

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    Also remember if you notice to commercial releases the whole frequency range when every instrument is playing should look like a bell curve! i means nothing jump up like crazy, you should control those transients specially in 6 to 9 khz

    EDIT:
    I just listened to your first demo

    Im not at my studio but its obvious you over use High Pass filter, did you use multiband compression on master bus and solo the channels to check your mixes ?

    listen to the sample I prepared for you
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    Last edited by Kamran; 03-01-2017 at 05:21 AM.

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