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"Lipstick"

Post by lordadb » Thu May 22, 2014 10:36 am

Hi guys.
Cause your encouragement in this forum for "Gustav Alapranzj" (http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtop ... 19&t=58783) I decided to let you listen to my new song.

"Lipstick":
https://soundcloud.com/maurolamanna/lipstick

Made with Cubase 7.5.20, I used a few Variety of Sound and Waves plugins, also Cubase Console Strip (a lot!).
Hope you all will give me some feedback, so I can do ever better.

If you want to to read (in italian) or just take a look at the pics about the "Lipistick" recording, go here: http://www.italiarec.com/forum/content/ ... rende-vita

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Post by polgara » Thu May 22, 2014 12:17 pm

excellent song and performance and everything, but i feel it needs mixing and mastering properly ,the initial mix is great but all the eq`s are intermingled too much and there is a kind of haze blurring the sound it needs more separation and more transparency between the instruments , it also sounds like it `s being put through some kind of maximizer and has being squashed too much ,your music is far too delicate to spend all that time creating and then to go pummel it through a maximizer, by doing this it tends to bring out more of the boxy mids which is annoying .this is all it needs and it will be perfect i reckon .well done
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Post by lordadb » Thu May 22, 2014 12:39 pm

Thanks, polgara. Very interesting notes!
I finalized my mix using a Sonnox limiter plugins with no more of 2 dB of attenuation. So, the over-compressed sound could be in the single tracks, I guess. I squashed the bass guitar with vintage comp in the console strip, also vocal tracks (with lighter compression, anyway). So I have to investigate.
I try to check the transient, maybe I did mistakes with the balance and the percussion sounds trigger the limiter...
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Post by polgara » Thu May 22, 2014 4:09 pm

lordadb wrote:Thanks, polgara. Very interesting notes!
I finalized my mix using a Sonnox limiter plugins with no more of 2 dB of attenuation. So, the over-compressed sound could be in the single tracks, I guess. I squashed the bass guitar with vintage comp in the console strip, also vocal tracks (with lighter compression, anyway). So I have to investigate.
I try to check the transient, maybe I did mistakes with the balance and the percussion sounds trigger the limiter...
on the louder sections of the song the RMS is up to -6 db. do you check the loudness levels ,some plugins read 3 db less than others for some reason, so you can over do it with some plugins without knowing , voxengo span reads 3db less but has an option of +3db on the dbfs switch to bring it in line , wavelab checks correctly, the TT Dynamic Range meter also reads correct levels also waves and t-racks.
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Post by kzarider » Thu May 22, 2014 4:59 pm

Did you pull track? My screen comes blank when clicking on link :(
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Post by lordadb » Thu May 22, 2014 5:03 pm

No, I didn't... Try to copy the link and past it to your browser. Anyway, I check it out.
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Post by lordadb » Thu May 22, 2014 10:02 pm

@polgara, I tried to fix some eqs and the overall balance. Hope now works. :)
Updated the song at the same link. Anyway, here:
https://soundcloud.com/maurolamanna/lipstick
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Post by polgara » Fri May 23, 2014 10:50 am

lordadb wrote:@polgara, I tried to fix some eqs and the overall balance. Hope now works. :)
Updated the song at the same link. Anyway, here:
https://soundcloud.com/maurolamanna/lipstick
i think it`s clearer now,i feel the vocal is still clashing maybe with the bass or piano or something on the heavier section where the guitar is playing distorted rhythm..but don`t get me wrong this is an excellent track and i could only dream of coming up with a production like this and still a very well done.
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Post by deety » Fri May 23, 2014 2:38 pm

Very nice. Well recorded and performed.
I cant comment any more as this is all beyond my personal abilities!
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Post by shadowfax » Fri May 23, 2014 5:14 pm

Sounds good to me, like where the vox is in the mix...well done...Kevin
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Post by lordadb » Sat May 24, 2014 12:49 am

Thanks for your replies, guys.
It's a pleasure posting here and reading your opinions.
@kzarider: are you able to get the link, now?... :?:
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Post by Early21 » Tue May 27, 2014 2:45 am

Another excellent track. Really enjoyed it. Comments from me would be beyond my experience level. Thanks for posting it.
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Post by lordadb » Sat May 31, 2014 1:02 pm

Thanks, Early! :)
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Post by lordadb » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:09 pm

shadowfax wrote:Sounds good to me, like where the vox is in the mix...well done...Kevin
Thanks, I'm always afraid to put my vox too out of the mix.
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Post by twilightsong » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:14 am

Yeah, I liked it, and thought the mix was pretty much spot on. It IS loud, but the track still breathes and is not distorted as far as I can hear. Good job 8-)
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Post by lordadb » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:18 am

Thanks, man. :) Nice to hear it.
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