Should I get this mastered??

I’ve made this Indie-Electro-Pop remix for a friends band…all in Renoise, using largely native FX! This track is set to private at the moment…so wont show on the forum

soundcloud.com/midi-error/sweetmates/s-0p6Jx

Is it strong enough to be worth mastering?

Any feedback is appreciated,

midierror

Well done! Depending on the results you wanted to achieve. If you want smooth and clean mix ready to the radio, in my humble opinion you got it. Everything is on the right place, no extra sound. Great example of quality pop product.

It’s a nice remix! Maybe popular with a few indie blogs. It’s got that sort of kitsuné sound if you know the label. Think a couple things with the mix though, the kick is slightly lacking some punch and could be louder. Also the vocal sounds quite thin so maybe could do with a boost in the mid to low range. Aside from that, maybe send it to bbc introducing uploads!

There is a moment at 1.30-1.39 when the voice is repeated as if delayed. How did you reach this effect, by delay or…? I’d be happy to know it if it’s not a secret, thank you.

. It’s got that sort of kitsuné sound if you know the label.

Thanks! If you know any other labels I might send it to, I’d really appreciate it!

There is a moment at 1.30-1.39 when the voice is repeated as if delayed. How did you reach this effect, by delay or…? I’d be happy to know it if it’s not a secret, thank you.

Its renoise mate!!! No secret…Just loop points on the vocal with a low pass filter curving down

I’ve almost made that sound sexy :huh:

Its gone off to be mastered anyway…will post a link when its up

I like it, but I wonder if it’s a tiny bit too long for radio play. The distance in time between the first and second chorus might be a tad on the long side for the cynical radio business, where three minutes is more or less the maximum lenght for a tune and it’s all about choruses. Maybe a radio edit would be in order? Anyway, it’s a good, catchy tune, with some lovely instrumental bits, and I’m impressed that it’s all native fx.

The distance in time between the first and second chorus might be a tad on the long side for the cynical radio business

Thats a very good point. I’ll see how the final version sounds and think about doing a radio edit with one renoise pattern less

Wow, this is nicely mixed :slight_smile: At 2:30 I am missing kind of more bass attack / some more rhythmical bass element. Too less attack, too much release? IMO maybe a bit too bass stringy like. So groove gets lost… No?

Sounds good, have you considered trying AAMS to master it, might be worth a try. :slight_smile:

Hey that’s great! :walkman:

Thanks everyone, I have the finished master! Pretty pleased with it, unfortunatley the bands label hasn’t released the original yet (should have been last week) so I have to hold back.

Another remix is in the works…

So its all finished! I’ll leave the bounced down original up so you can compare, free mp3 to follow on monday!

Cheers for your help and comments people!

Here is the mastered version, last week the band asked for some time after the original release, so I had to take it down

Mastered by http://mastering.echo-plex.co.uk/

you ain’t mastering your songs yourself? :mellow: :blink: :huh:

you ain’t mastering your songs yourself? :mellow: :blink: :huh:

Its more of a question of how you define mastering. If you mean run it through a software eq, compressor, stereo expander etc, then yes I normally master it myself.

But qualified people with the right gear will always make it sound better. I learnt a lot from the guy mastering it, so for me it was very much worth it.

Its more of a question of how you define mastering. If you mean run it through a software eq, compressor, stereo expander etc, then yes I normally master it myself.

But qualified people with the right gear will always make it sound better. I learnt a lot from the guy mastering it, so for me it was very much worth it.

So you got to watch while the engineer mastered it?

you ain’t mastering your songs yourself? :mellow: :blink: :huh:

Mastering is a specialist field, while you can try yourself, mastering engineers have a lot of skill, also knowing and using expensive equipment to truly master audio

Production -> mixing -> mastering

Don’t confuse mixing with mastering :slight_smile:

@ midi error;

did they master your track from the overal song render or did you provide each track/channel separately, and they mixed/mastered it from the individual stems?

The latter seems to provide more options for the engineer(s) to work with, but will probably be more cost intensive/take more time.

Damn that master sounds really good… Also loved the track, nice one :guitar: