Re: Re: Re: Shadow Inventor - WIP (Anakratis)
|Originally posted by evo8 |
first thing is - what tracks exactly are you referencing? Would like to hear as an example of what you are looking to achieve
Stuff thats on labels like infrasonic, monster tunes, enhanced, fsoe, subculture etc it could be label "x" i don't think it matters.... They all vary in styles but as a whole the productions and how they sound overall I think just make my stuff sound very amateur. I find it hard to explain other than I feel like you could put my stuff in the middle of a load of those tracks and it will stand out like a sore thumb and not just for the musical side of things which I know isn't the greatest. Obviously I put it down to lack of skill, but I feel like I've been at this standard now for quite a while and don't seem to be improving and can't work out what it is I need to do? I think I've got all the right sounds in there, I read tutorials and watch videos and I seem to be doing things the same way just when I'm applying it to my works I don't seem to get the same desired results. Rich Butler always used to refer to his mixes like baking. Well I think I've got the right ingredients for the recipe but my cakes flop in the oven
For starters you could be right about the kick, its very bottom heavy and I could have it too loud. I mainly mix on headphones, akg701s which aren't the loudest when it comes to the low end so I may be over compensating.. My monitors are hs7 which do sound ok but because of my room and setup, things just sound boomy anyway so its hard to tell. As for the saws, well I was kinda going for the big sound when I was building the stack up and took a little time to get it the way it is. Maybe it is taking up way too much of the mix and the layers are just making things muddy.
All that aside, I do like and think I could finish this track, something which I've not done for a few years now. Maybe thats where my problems lie, I never finish anything because I don't feel in the end it will be any good..