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  • Fresh Ears Needed! Feedback wanted on mix(s)

    These song have been mixed as a first draft and I would love some feedback or suggestions regarding the mix. Comments on the song(s) are totally appreciated.

    My thoughts are that the vocals are too hot in the mix of 'Always on my mind' and that the overall mix of 'Wherever you are' is too wet.

    I'm not married to a 'radio ready' mix, so I'm open to all perspectives.

    What do you think?

    Your time is greatly appreciated.

    All the best, -Jeff

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  • #2
    I listened to Always On My Mind, and I think it's very well recorded and mixed.

    The vocals are a little overly-prominant maybe but I think that's not uncommon for this kind of song.

    There's lots of nice textures going on and it all fits together very well.

    Personally, I find it a little dull, but that's me, and it's not my kind of music. I think lots and lots of people will really enjoy the track.

    Great job!
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    • #3
      I listened to "Wherever You Are". It sounds pretty good, but I'm going to give a +1 to the dullness factor. From a commercial perspective, dull is not so bad--Coldplay, James Blunt, etc., etc., etc. are a huge drag as far as I'm concerned. To maintain my interest, I'd add an element of harshness to the mix somewhere. As it stands, you've got sweet vocals, nice guitars, subdued drums, and pleasant background vocals. I'd throw in a cowbell, a distorted guitar line, 9th chord, sawtooth synth part, or something like that to break up the through-and-through pleasantness.

      Other than that, the mix sounds great to my ears, and I like the song and the arrangement.

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      • #4
        The quality is great. The mix is great. Your singing is great. Everything is excellent. I even think the songwriting is great.

        But I'll have to say....... the songs are very lite rock-y. Very tame and watered down. It doesn't really grab ya ...... if you know what I mean.

        But I agree with the other posters here when they say maybe that's a good thing and is often what is called for.


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        • #5
          good stuff man

          it's not really the kind of music i normally listen to, but i can dig it

          good work
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          • #6
            +1 Lite-rock, easy on the ears, etc.

            I actually scrolled down your myspace page looking for indication whether you were a "christian" artist. Not that there's anything good or bad about being a "christian" artist, it's just another genre. I'm trying to say that my first impression was that you were going for that sound.

            The songs are pleasant, well-written and well played. I have absolutely no technical criticism whatsoever. The subject matter seems relatively bland, but I can't hear the lyrics all that well, so I can't say for certain. (laptop at the office)

            As I've listened to all three songs, I must say that the guitar tones and tasteful use of effects and different guitars is really top-notch. One way to bring some edge and sparkle to the songs might be to try a "live" take, and maybe add some drive to the guitars.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jeff Norberg
              These song have been mixed as a first draft and I would love some feedback or suggestions regarding the mix. Comments on the song(s) are totally appreciated.

              My thoughts are that the vocals are too hot in the mix of 'Always on my mind' and that the overall mix of 'Wherever you are' is too wet.

              I'm not married to a 'radio ready' mix, so I'm open to all perspectives.

              What do you think?

              Your time is greatly appreciated.

              All the best, -Jeff

              http://www.myspace.com/jeffnorbergmusic



              great tunes , like most I'm listening on some cheaper powered pc speakers and it sounded good.
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              • #8
                Sounds pretty good to me. Kinda reminds me of Paul Simon. Goodnight reminds me of Dave Matthews Band if the drums were a little more pronounced and melodic (carter Beauford style).

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                • #9
                  i like it alot man...im actually from califon...thats wild
                  gopsu

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