Originally Posted by Rythameen
I like the job you did, but............(you knew this was coming
). I would like to hear a little bit less effect on the vox, and you need to spread out the instrumentation in the stereo field. Except for the drums, it sounds like you have most everything right down the center. After you spread it out, solo each instrument and find out which frequencies they occupy the most, the eq the other instruments that occupy the same space to make holes for each one. Once you've done that, they might sound strange solo, (for instance, you may find that you have to really thin out the guitar), but they will sit in the mix a lot nicer.
Ah... is THAT what the problem is?! THANK YOU! Just FYI, I added the chorus to the vox because I don't trust my voice so much, and this seems to fiill it out somehwat (although i admit it sounds a little weird on this song).
I did use some separation on the tracks but for some reason I can no longer recall I recorded in stereo instead of mono and so my panning options were pretty limited. No big deal to mix each track to mono (then back to stereo in the final mix) and pan, but I wish I knew why I decided to record in stereo in the first place. Something about this song was telling me to do so, though.
As far as the EQ frequency, I have to admit that I have terrible trouble with this. I'm never sure what to do, and a lot of the times my mixes sound muddy, especially in the low end. I've tried sidechaining the kick and the bass, but that only helped to make the bass a little sharper, i think, leading to a distracting and annoying mix. I usually do multiple mixdowns and then finally settle one on as "good enough."
For what it's worth, I have researched EQ theory extensively, but I'm afraid that I don't understand a lot of it. I wish there was some (free) training somewhere; that I could give my mix to someone and watch them fix it; maybe I'd figure it out. Trial and error sucks.
Thank you for your comments; I'll remix.