Very interesting intro, for sure... When turned up in volume, the high-pitched strings are a bit bright... Perhaps a more subtle patch could be used there. Then there's the intro vocals... Love them. They're perfect. If it were me, I might add just a bit more ambient reverb, but that's just me. They really are perfect. When the main vocal comes in, I think it's too forward in the mix. If I am really into the music during the intro, and decide to really crank up the volume... The main vocal intro would blast out, and not in a good way. If I were mixing it, I would have automated the beginning 10-15 seconds of that vocal intro to slowly come up to the volume it's at now (but probably not even that loud.) The bed music is beautiful, and should be given a bit more presence through the vocals. I love the story-telling approach, by the way. Not too much music these days uses this format anymore, and I love it. Interesting turn of events at 3:43. ...waiting for more elements to come in... ahh yes... There they are. Good. Perhaps the additional percussion is a bit busy? Not sure.. Maybe they're just too dry... By 4:48, I'm convinced the main vocals are too loud. Those bells behind the vocals are beautiful, but I can't really tell, because the vocals are completely covering them up. Don't get me wrong, the vocals are wonderful. Very textured and full... But you should never compromise the balance of a mix due to the beauty of a single instrument. Even at very loud volume levels, the vocals completely cover up those bells, and at that volume, the vocals are almost un-listenable. Bottom line? I loved it, dude. I really did. Get this mixed a little better, and perhaps mastered, and it would be *amazing*. Thanks for posting! --Jason www.artcitysound.com
First of all... I must say that the quality of your production is top class. Your passion and effort are shining through this track. It's emotional and beautiful. However, on Getting Deeper, I post more deep and spacey sounds coming under electronic music. That's what I listen to and share during the most part of my day. Unfortunately, alternative rock or singer-songwriters are not what I listen to right now so I can't really give much of an opinion! I hope you go far! Best of luck Noah.