Originally Posted by dj_patm
Mix sounds good although the bass is really quiet. I am listening through Iphone ear buds but they're usually bass heavy and I can't really hear much bass even with them. Maybe trying fattening your bass up?
It could use more of a build up before the 2:00 mark where you have everything going. It kinda just all happens and doesn't really create much tension or anticipation before. Also sounds like you have an errant note that is out of key some where in that part.
Overall I'd say it's a good start. My main suggestions would be to crank up that low end. You can try to give it more of a build up if you'd like but thats up to you. A little more variety in the percussion would also be nice. Your mix outside of the lowend is solid though and the overall song is a pleasant listen. Keep it up.
Thanks for listening. Mixing is always an issue, I do not have great equipment for a mixing. The main headphones I'm using are some cheap sony's that have overpowering bass, so I tend to be all off when it comes to low end. Usually my mids are pretty high to overcompensate. I switched from my good headphones to the shit ones, and honestly I'm getting better results with the shit ones.. weird right.
As far as build ups go. I'm just not real big into big anticipation drops, or EDM build ups, or anything like that, never was. So as far as the crazy amount of time I'll spend on a track, it won't be on that it will be on other things.
Percussion was a bitch in this one. Actually had to trash an entire percussion that I spent days on, just wasn't feeling it. then I spent time with a more basic scheme, but filled in a lot of holes with field recording and things around my house. Natural drum set. Not perfect, but I dig it enough. If I had spent more time on it I probably would've blown my head off at that point.
Errant notes are ok! I'm all about the imperfection, honestly. There's enough people that spend so much time making their music clear and perfect. I want my shit kinda grungy and garage. But still pleasant.
Probably been making music for around 9 years, so.. Yea... "good start" is funny to me, Hehe.
Not trying to be the best or anything, but definitely think I have something to give to a few ears.