I'm starting to get some more free time and decided to give my mixing skills a much needed brush up. For this one, I purposely used none of my presets, and a completely different approach on mixing (different drum software, VSTs, etc.) to give myself a challenge and a hopefully different/better mix.
I'll be totally honest and say I've put VERY little work into this one. Definitely in the baby stages of the mixing process. Listening back, it sounds a bit dark, but I'll let you guys make your judgements.
I'm still a total n00b at this stuff though, so any constructive criticism is hugely welcomed. I want to get better!
EDIT: The above file is a newer version than I originally posted.
Still working on this tune, for what it's worth. Vocals are in mind and I still need to tighten up the guitar parts (everything was recorded as it was written a couple nights ago).
Thanks in advance, guys!
I think you are well on your way. It sounds really good. Everything seems "there", if you know what I mean.