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PostSubject: Maybe it's just me....   Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:21 pm

....but it seems like the mastering for a lot of Christian albums is just too muddy with the bass being too loud.  I've bought several reissues in the past year and one recently, and that is the same complaint I'd have from all of them  The bass is so loud that you cannot really hear the guitars.  I love some bass as I am a bass player.  But, I know that for music to truly be memorable, you need the vocals and lead instruments to shine through the mix.  If you bring out the frequencies for the bass and bass drum too much during mastering, you will lose some of the middle and highs.  You will lose part of the stereo spread.

I bought the new reissue of Revelation called "Spiritual Wind".  Yes, I know they were taken from cassette albums.  The bass is so high in the mix that it accentuates that these were nothing more than demos.  If they were recorded in a high end studio, then the mastering makes them sound like they were demos.

I may play around with the rips of the CD I made and see if I can excite the mids a little to see if I can hear the guitars better.  I may also stretch the stereo spread so that everything else cuts through correctly.

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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:51 pm

I'd say you can't polish a turd but Mythbusters proved that to be incorrect.
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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:55 pm

Sometimes the music is decent but the remaster renders it almost unlistenable.

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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:42 am

It must be very hard to get a good balance between bass,guitar, drums.
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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:06 am

For me, when mixing the hardest thing to do is get the vocals to sit right. It's very frustrating!
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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:48 pm

I can master and hear what needs to be done there.  With mixing, however, I struggle.  I wonder if I tried someone else's project instead of being so close to my own if that would help.

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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:28 pm

Xid wrote:
I'd say you can't polish a turd but Mythbusters proved that to be incorrect.
lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Maybe it's just me....   Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:04 am

Whatever it is, it's always just you...
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