Could you tell me what mistakes in this track? What to do?

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Could you tell me what mistakes in this track? What to do?

Hi,

I like the overall song, but your mixing could use some work. It feels a little harsh in the highs and sometimes cluttered. The bells and guitars ar 0:22 are a little strange in my opinion. Also the guitar starting at 0:35 doesn’t feel its part of the mix. Maybe back-up the chorus or (plate verb?) a little bit.

Hope it helps!

Gr,

Sander

Thanks. I appreciate your opinion.

Right away l’d say the scratchy guitar going on the background (starts @ 0:34), sounds too far in the background, like it was accidentally recorded from the studio in the next room. If that was the issue then they should have just told you to amp it up rather than let you wonder!

Thanks.

You’re welcome. Other than that, l personally don’t hear anything wrong (l’m not a pro), it sounds like it fulfils the genre and matches the title too.

Maybe 0:33 was a missed opportunity for adding echoes to the clap & to the marimba sound too maybe. Not a reason to reject, just an idea.