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Gramatik - Anima Mundi (Alphaglitch remix ft. SayMo & Deanna DiLandro)

By Alphaglitch on May 29, 2016 10:28 pm

Click below to check out this remix on the contest page and if you enjoyed it please vote!

https://splice.com/Gramatik/anima-mundi-contest

Huge thanks to SayMo and Deanna for the killer vocal parts, as well as thanks to Gramatik for making the stems available for a remix.

Took a while to mix all the elements I wanted in there. I'm sure you can hear it's a pretty layered beat. Please leave comments on the overall mix quality as well as the performance quality of SayMo and Deanna's vocals. They'd appreciate feedback!

SayMo SC: https://soundcloud.com/soulofthewhole

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May 30, 2016 1:03 am

Hey man,

Nice collaborative effort there.

Vocal parts are pretty cool but I don't really like how you mixed them into the production. SayMo's part should be more dynamically consistent and you went hard on that sidechain! His parts lose to much weight when the percussive sounds kick in. Deanna's parts are good, I like the contrast between sung chorus and the rapped verses. Vocal parts can be really hard to incorporate to a rich production.

I find the global mix medium-ish and a bit unbalanced, especially because of the lack of (very) high frequencies. Your 'little sounds' are occupying a lot of space in the spectrum, and the core of the groove (bass, beat, rhodes) tend to disappear sometimes. A few compression artifacts and dynamic drop can be noted in the bass track. The beat is particularly compressed and heavily sidechaining, like I said. That 'toop" snare is also occupying a lot of space, maybe you should've EQed it more to make room for the rest. Could those dynamic problem come from what you've done after the mix (like a limiter threshold or a comp ratio)?

Anyway, good job for this. I find remixes to be one of the best ways to learn, and I'm sure you learnt a lot. Congrats to the three of you guys!

May 31, 2016 4:04 am
FXtion wrote:

Hey man,

Nice collaborative effort there.

Vocal parts are pretty cool but I don't really like how you mixed them into the production. SayMo's part should be more dynamically consistent and you went hard on that sidechain! His parts lose to much weight when the percussive sounds kick in. Deanna's parts are good, I like the contrast between sung chorus and the rapped verses. Vocal parts can be really hard to incorporate to a rich production.

I find the global mix medium-ish and a bit unbalanced, especially because of the lack of (very) high frequencies. Your 'little sounds' are occupying a lot of space in the spectrum, and the core of the groove (bass, beat, rhodes) tend to disappear sometimes. A few compression artifacts and dynamic drop can be noted in the bass track. The beat is particularly compressed and heavily sidechaining, like I said. That 'toop" snare is also occupying a lot of space, maybe you should've EQed it more to make room for the rest. Could those dynamic problem come from what you've done after the mix (like a limiter threshold or a comp ratio)?

Anyway, good job for this. I find remixes to be one of the best ways to learn, and I'm sure you learnt a lot. Congrats to the three of you guys!

Thanks a ton, FXtion. Definitely see where I went wrong on the compression threshold. I was running low on time to submit this to the contest page, and I always struggle with making my sub and kick actually hit hard. Guess I took it too far.

Really appreciate the comments on SayMo and Deanna's performance. Both of them had to take some time to think of where to fit in with so many elements going on.

You're definitely a strong influence on my weeklybeats journey. Much love and gratitude for you, man!

May 31, 2016 7:02 am
Alphaglitch wrote:

Thanks a ton, FXtion. Definitely see where I went wrong on the compression threshold. I was running low on time to submit this to the contest page, and I always struggle with making my sub and kick actually hit hard. Guess I took it too far.

Really appreciate the comments on SayMo and Deanna's performance. Both of them had to take some time to think of where to fit in with so many elements going on.

You're definitely a strong influence on my weeklybeats journey. Much love and gratitude for you, man!

Sure, you're welcome! The rush hour is the enemy of a balanced compression, we've all been there...

June 5, 2016 7:46 pm

Interesting track - keep up the good work!  I second FXtion's comments, some wise words there!

June 10, 2016 10:20 pm

I agree with orangedrink
Interesting track, realy nice vocals

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