A PARALLEL UNIVERSE by B.Still

Broadjam Artist: B.StillSong: A PARALLEL UNIVERSEBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Michael Marans (Music Technologist)Pro General Comments: The concept of parallel universes “leaking” is way cool, and you’ve done some interesting sound design to reinforce the ide…

B.Still

Broadjam Artist: B.Still
Song: A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Michael Marans (Music Technologist)

Pro General Comments: The concept of parallel universes "leaking" is way cool, and you've done some interesting sound design to reinforce the idea. The problem, however, is that the overly washy/reverby production works against the theme, as the individual components are often too smeared to maintain their distinction (and subtlety). Put another way, you've created a wall of sound, but the individual bricks are lost in the mortar. I'd suggest remixing the piece with ALL reverb eliminated so that you can truly determine how all of the parts work together. Once you've made the arrangement work "dry," add reverb back in selectively both as a means to enhance particular instruments and to provide (in small amounts) the "glue" that holds the entire mix together. Hint: Try using delay rather than reverb on the lead instrument(s). (Stereo: 1/8th note L, 1/4 note R, or 1/16th note L, 1/8th note R.) You'll find you can create a big ambient space wiothout introducing the "wash" that's currently detracting from the mix. Lower scores in the check boxes are largely due to reverb-heavy production. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised (and perhaps challenged) by taking a "dry" approach and adding the ambience back in subtley and sparingly.

Quote From Pro: The concept of parallel universes "leaking" is way cool, and you've done some interesting sound design to reinforce the idea.

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