would like some feedback on this mix
mixed w/ cubase sx32bit files on mackie hr824
also checked and elcheapo computer speakers and headsets.
for some strange reason it sounds a bit drier when converted to mp3
instruments are VSL 1st edition and giga piano also reverb is
5 instances of Sir -concertgebouw hall
thanks in advanced
This is hard for me to write (because usually I have to write just the opposite), but I thought the reverb was a little dry.
I did like the depth of each instrument (brass way in the back) and each instrument could be clearly heard. The best part was the addition of the piano in a sort of Carl Orff sound.
However, I do not like the strings at all. Just too thin and grating. Is this intended for film or game audio? If so, I would skip the real hall impulses and go for one of the effect unit ones (I'm no expert, but I like the Lexicon PCM 90 Rooms /lg instr chamber) from noisevault. Not a real space at all, but for film/game it gives that sweet syrupy ambience that our ears have come to expect.
Also, to thicken thin sounding strings, I've often resorted to adding just a tad (small amount) of classic reverb (some free one) before the SIR. It thickens, but of course, at the cost of syrup.
Also, I thought it got a little repititious at about 0:42. It was a relief when all the strings came in at 0:47. I would add some extra instruments at around 0:42 or maybe skip the falling motif once or twice and just put some boom, boom percussion there.
Anyway - of course, this is just my once over impression from an audience point of view.