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View Poll Results: Voting for your own mixes should be:
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Old 09-01-2020, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default reaMIXed: The Reaper Mixing Contest - September 2020

REAPER CONTEST - SEPTEMBER 2020
(ONLY REAPER PLUGINS ALLOWED)



OFFICIAL WEBSITE: reaMIXed.com


MIXING: 1-15 September
VOTING: 19-26 September
RESULTS: 28 September
FEEDBACK: 29-31 September



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and we're back with our September contest. Thanks to all who participated last month, and thanks for putting up with some growing pains with the new site.

This month's contest features Sugar by Blues Bastards, courtesy of bFooz (winner of the August contest).

You can download the multitrack from the website or clicking on this link.

No prize this month, aside from the customary track-picking privileges for the next month's contest.

I'm adding a poll about voting that I'd like your input on. I'd welcome any feedback or suggestions for improvements.


Happy mixing!
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:36 AM   #2
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for me it's "not talked about" == talk about "considering only mix quality in voting".

Easier to implement and if it will somehow prove too ineffective, other options can be implemented later.
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:37 AM   #3
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The site bug: Getting Started link on the home page points to a wrong page.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:24 AM   #4
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great song this month, fun to mix
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Old 09-10-2020, 12:19 AM   #5
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Just under five more days to mix, looking forward to hearing what everyone comes up with.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:03 AM   #6
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Almost late.... Mine is just Uploaded!

Cheers friends.
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:17 PM   #7
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The deadline was a little earlier than I was expecting, but I got my mix in in time!
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:08 PM   #8
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Thanks to all who got mixes in. I've got tracks from:

manthosdm
Tiny Tortoise
bFooz
raleighrecords
grundton
Eddiex
Asverd
javiramallo
MisterGTR
Dex

I'll be going over files on Thursday to make sure they meet specs and have everything required.
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:00 AM   #9
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I think the zip file on the site is broken http://flac.reamixed.com/202009/202009flacs.zip .
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:53 AM   #10
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I think the zip file on the site is broken http://flac.reamixed.com/202009/202009flacs.zip .
Yup, sorry. I'm traveling at the moment and the internet connection where I'm staying keeps going down while I'm uploading the file. Trying it again now, so hopefully it should be working soon.

Also, voting has started, so get your votes in. The link to the audio file for mix 10 was broken initially, so if it's not working for you make sure you reload the page.

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Old 09-19-2020, 10:56 AM   #11
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hey! the quality of the mixes has improved tremendously since last month .. it's awesome.

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Old 09-22-2020, 09:35 AM   #12
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Just listening to all the submissions and again it's a learning experience for me and how better mixers have approached the task and particular challenges.

BTW - what was the decision re voting for your own mix? I assume that's not allowed? (just to be clear i haven't as i don't think mine even makes the top 10)

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I didn't say it was forbidden at the start of this month, but I'll add some more controls for that next month. Still it's strongly discouraged. The audio player when the screen loads now says "Please vote (but not for yourself)!" so I think that should be a hint for most people.

Voting for yourself and voting twice however is definitely not allowed. You know who you are.😈
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I didn't say it was forbidden at the start of this month, but I'll add some more controls for that next month. Still it's strongly discouraged. The audio player when the screen loads now says "Please vote (but not for yourself)!" so I think that should be a hint for most people.

Voting for yourself and voting twice however is definitely not allowed. You know who you are.😈
Thanks. I appreciate the effort of running this and the other people for entering.

I've submitted my vote (didn't vote for myself) and realised when listening to the others back to back with mine what mistakes i'd made!! So for that alone it's worth it. I left feedback for everyone in my very very humble of opinion using the things i liked and things i didn't like method someone else suggested somewhere.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:10 PM   #15
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Thanks. I appreciate the effort of running this and the other people for entering.

I've submitted my vote (didn't vote for myself) and realised when listening to the others back to back with mine what mistakes i'd made!! So for that alone it's worth it. I left feedback for everyone in my very very humble of opinion using the things i liked and things i didn't like method someone else suggested somewhere.
You don't have to be a great mixer to give great feedback! Your listening experience is just as valid as anyone else's, and if there was something that didn't sound right to you when you listened to it in your environment, that means there was something wrong in the mix IMHO.
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You don't have to be a great mixer to give great feedback! Your listening experience is just as valid as anyone else's, and if there was something that didn't sound right to you when you listened to it in your environment, that means there was something wrong in the mix IMHO.
You say that but I finished last, last month ��

But seriously..I getcha.

Also I think it's important part to give back. But also I'm using the feedback like a test. (like Ken Lewis mixing night ear training) To See if my feedback concurs with others. This was the 5th track I've ever mixed so I'm very realistic with my expectations. But I know next month's will be better from the things I've learned listening to others versions already. I joined Produce Like a Pro and to be honest I'm getting more out of doing Reamixed (probably says more about me than PLAP����)
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Less than eight hours left to get your vote in!
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:56 AM   #18
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Hi!

are the results out?
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:07 AM   #19
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Results are up now. Congrats to grundton, I'll be in touch shortly about picking next month's song.




see https://reamixed.com/results for comments.
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:46 AM   #20
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My thoughts:

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- nice acoustic guitar
- vocal a bit boomy, delays are nice, stereo effect in the bridge is nice
- some elementa are too drawn in the mix, some other jump out too much
- overcompressed on 2bus, too much reaction on the kck

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- overcompressed on 2bus, too much reaction on kick
- vocal slightly over-eqd, to much mid cut = pop-sounding
- bass guitar does not have presence

3
- bold moves with up/down pitch shifting effects and muting some elements, these would have to go throug band critique.
- + for vocal reverb automation

4
- pretty good overall
- vocal maybe a bit buried

5
- trend of overeqing stuff
- snare too much

6
- missing top end, sounds like old tape
- vocal overcompressed
- 2bus sounds slightly overcompressed

7
- nice ac. guitar at the begining
- vocal too much top, does not fit ac.g
- stereo bass is interesting idea, don't know if good or bad; same goes to shrinked toms
- eq issues on several tracks - drums too much top end, bass too much subbass

8
- very nice balance at the beginning, when everyone comes in, it looses that
- drums especially miss highs to balance with vocal

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- pretty good overall
- good presence in bass
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Hey! I enjoyed a lot this mix! really thanks for the efford Daryl.
Bfooz, you election of the song was really cool. Thank you.

Of course congratulation to Grundton and asverd, a really great mixes. A well deserve firt and second places.

I am really happy to have each month the opportunity of mix a song with Reaper friends.

I send to all of you the best.
See you the next month!

Javier.

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Old 09-28-2020, 09:21 AM   #22
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It seem that the download all project feature is not working in the site I think!
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Sorry about that, project files are available now.
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:08 AM   #24
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Thanks very much for your votes, I'm a bit suprised, I thought there were better mixes than mine.
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Congrats Grundton. Let's make some killer mixes next month!
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