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#294749 - 05/10/15 07:16 AM [User Showcase] The Way It Sometimes Goes
Registered: 12/13/13
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olemon Offline
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I mentioned in another post that I've been trying to improve my mixing skills. I've spent a lot of time looking for some techniques that I could learn to use. Multi-band compression is my latest discovery, and I think I've turned a corner in being able to get closer to reference mixes, but only the listener knows:)

I've recorded and uploaded a handful of songs and I'm going back to each of them to make improvements. Here's one I don't think I ever posted here, but it is the latest version. Critiques are appreciated.

http://www.reverbnation.com/scottholson/song/23445598-the-way-it-sometimes-goes
https://soundcloud.com/scott-h-olson/the-way-it-sometimes-goes

THE WAY IT SOMETIMES GOES

Copyright © 2012 by Scott H Olson


Bills on the table
Money spent
Stack of bills on the table
Money's already spent
Landlord knockin', lookin' for the rent

Icebox empty
Cupboard's bare
Icebox empty
And the cupboard's bare
Reach in the cookie jar, nothin' there

Chorus

That's the way, it sometimes goes
That's the way, everybody knows
C'mon baby don't you be so blue
You still got me and I still got you, but
That's the way, it sometimes goes


Clothes in the basket
Dishes in the sink
Dirty clothes in the basket
Dirty dishes in the sink
No rest for the weary, no time to think

Repeat Chorus


Style is _TBLZSHB.STY (TexBlzRockShuf wBrentSolo[130RS])

RealTracks in song: 1922:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockSlow12-8 Sw 060
RealTracks in song: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 418:Guitar, Slide, Soloist Blues Sw 120 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 655:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBoogieShuffle Sw 140
RealDrums in Song: BluesRockShuffle^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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#294751 - 05/10/15 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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cool old fashioned blues....

sounds good.
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#294765 - 05/10/15 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Hi Scott,

good old blues.
Nice Mix.
Enjoyed listening

Guenter
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#294771 - 05/10/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Well written and well sung song. I like the photo of holding hands on the table as it adds value to the song. You picked a good subject since almost everyone has had trouble getting by. I did not hear the original mix but I found the current mix eell balanced and easy to listen to.
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#294779 - 05/10/15 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Another good one, Scott.

Good vocal. Excellent drum sound...and organ. All the instruments are crisp and clear. I thought the bass needed to be a bit "beefier".

Enjoyed this one, too..

floyd
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#294850 - 05/11/15 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Sounds good. I do agree with floyd about the bass. Your mixing skills are definitely heading in the right direction. Good job! Tom

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#294894 - 05/11/15 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Good tune! I agree there's some bass (and maybe mid too) deficiency--sounds kind of hollow. I think the organ and the vocal work very well. Should be an easy fix. Enjoyed it! Take care. Greg

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#294923 - 05/11/15 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: Greg Johnson]
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olemon Offline
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"All about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble..."

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Another good one, Scott.

Good vocal. Excellent drum sound...and organ. All the instruments are crisp and clear. I thought the bass needed to be a bit "beefier".

Enjoyed this one, too.

floyd


Originally Posted By: tommyad
Sounds good. I do agree with floyd about the bass. Your mixing skills are definitely heading in the right direction. Good job! Tom


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Good tune! I agree there's some bass (and maybe mid too) deficiency--sounds kind of hollow. I think the organ and the vocal work very well. Should be an easy fix. Enjoyed it! Take care. Greg


Thanks, guys. I value your opinions.

I did bump up the low end. Hope that is better.
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#295082 - 05/12/15 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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Mix sounds great.
Rob.

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#295664 - 05/16/15 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: Rob4580]
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olemon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
cool old fashioned blues....

sounds good.

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Scott,

good old blues.
Nice Mix.
Enjoyed listening

Guenter

Originally Posted By: JimFogle
Well written and well sung song. I like the photo of holding hands on the table as it adds value to the song. You picked a good subject since almost everyone has had trouble getting by. I did not hear the original mix but I found the current mix eell balanced and easy to listen to.

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Mix sounds great.
Rob.


I appreciate the listens and the comments, guys. Thanks.
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#295668 - 05/16/15 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Way It Sometimes Goes [Re: olemon]
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molsenhouse Offline
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liked this organ blues a lot – great vocals and choice of instruments!

a little more bass as mentioned and i also would turn down the drums just a little

whats the signal path of the drums in the mix?
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