Amnestic - Xenomorph (Mastering Advice wanted!)

Rounder RG

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Sounds pretty clean to me. Might be over doing the compression a little as I can hear some noticeable pumping in volume when things get crowded. Most noticeable to me at 1:03 and 2:10. The snare seems to disappear into the background during these moments. Might be intentional, heavy track either way though! Nice work.
 
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Sounds pretty clean to me. Might be over doing the compression a little as I can hear some noticeable pumping in volume when things get crowded. Most noticeable to me at 1:03 and 2:10. The snare seems to disappear into the background during these moments. Might be intentional, heavy track either way though! Nice work.
Ah, good catch. Still getting a feel for the compression. Hard to find that sweet spot between loudness and squashing/distortion.
 

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Probably not what you want to hear but its more likely to be an issue with that frequency being a bit crowded in the mix. Not sure you can fix it just through your mastering.

I'm a complete beginner at all this stuff but I've had much more success with compressing the drum bus and the basslines seperately, getting them working together through a bit of sidechaining.

Still a good tune though!
 
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