Drum & Bass which of the 2 mixes/masters sounds better?

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which master sounds better?

  1. mix 1

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  2. mix 2

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  1. maschinistom

    maschinistom Active Member

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    hi, i have produced the below track track this week .. which mix sounds better to you?
    i know both are far from perfect, my problem is mix 2 sounds better with normal speakers, while mix 1 sounds better with headphones.
    please rate and let me know some brief comments .. thx !

    mix 1:


    mix 2:
     
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  2. konee

    konee New Member

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    The first one makes it, even if the high frequencies are close to become painfull. In my opinion the 2nd one sounds too hollow. Maybe the best setting would be something between your two previews. I listened with studio-headphones and hifi-speakers
     
  3. maschinistom

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    thanks for your feedback, konee. i see what you mean, will try to make a 3rd mix. someone suggested i should go for less loudness and cleaner sounds in this mix/ master .. do u think so as well?
     
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  4. konee

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    Yes, most definetly, even it always hurts to drive the maximizer threshold back north ;)
     
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    cheers man !
     
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  6. Strobys

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    First one is mastered pretty good! It's all about EQ'ing mate :)
     
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  7. BC#9

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    Love the track! the sound issues are easily fixed in mixing to get the best listening experience . still checking the rest of your stuff every chance i get. Stand tall stay raw DNB Takes All. ☆ DJ♤BC№9☆
     
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  8. maschinistom

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    thanks man !!
     
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    well you say "easily" :) .. but professional mixing/mastering is an art in itself and "fixing sound" isn't easy to me at all.
    but thanks for your feedback and liking this track! appreciate it! cheers from tokyo!
     
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    Neither, get the mix right first. Your creativity is on point. Your mixing in track one is not far off but a good master won't fix what is wrong imo. I would suggest, if you have some money, send the stems to a professional mixing and mastering studio. This may help you to hear your track as a pro would mix it, or know this track is pretty, good and keep working at it.
     
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    thanks, that's an interesting idea IV4. can you recommend any prof.mastering providers, who are you using? would be good to train my ear with one professional track and learn from that for the future ..
     
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    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Fanu and John Miszt both use the forum, I would recommend one of those guys.
     
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  13. maschinistom

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  14. fanu

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    Up for it of course if it's needed.