Am I going in the right direction? (CRIT MY MIX PLS)

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  1. KristapsCoCoo

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    Kick sounded too plastic, snare too dull. Overall too much brightness to high end, something harsh going on there, maybe the guitars and cymbals. Overhyped low end that was a bit heavy to bear. No mids in the mix. I kinda felt like there was this huge hole in the middle that needed to be filled. Maybe if vox were present that type of mix would leave a lot of room open and might be good to let vox breathe in the free space. My 2c.
     
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    Too harsh cymbals, anemic snare, and little bit over the top low end were things I also heard. I don't know if some of that low end came from guitars, but if it did, more mid focused tone should cover up "hole" in the mids. Synths are very nicely audible because of scoopiness of overall mix. There is room to get snare pop out more.

    This song definetly needs some kind of lead guitars in it.
     
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    I did some corrections, thank you for feedback guys!

    https://soundcloud.com/kristapsmelderis/88-mix-fix/s-DIbN4
     
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    I hear some pumping on that opening riff and its repetitions again at 1:25, not as bad as 1st mix.
    Can you bring in a bit more mids/definition from the bass into the mix? I hear only occasional thumps. Maybe scoop a touch from the lows/low mids on the guitars for a little more definition. You could also try adding a bit of a convolution verb to the whole thing, a bit more ambience won't hurt. I don't mean drown in reverb but just a touch of sweetening to join the whole mix.
    Definitely an improvement but I think it could use a bit more clarity.
     

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