Hey all you friendly 7string'rs. Please don't be friendly when critiquing this mix. I've been trying really hard to mix some decent drums and these are for sure the best I've done yet, IMO. So this was composed all yesterday, and partly this morning. Now I'm prescribed Adderall for my ADD but in recent events regarding my health, I stayed off of it for a couple weeks while some tests were run on me dealing with cardiac issues. All is well and I was put back on my dose yesterday (just wanted to mention this because I don't want people to think I'm abusing drugs and hear the whole "hey man you shouldn't be doing that"). Welp, my body lost whatever tolerance it had to it and as you can tell from the whole first half of the song, I wanted to go fast! Then where the song pulls a pretty big 180 (imo), that was from this morning when I wasn't on it yet. Now enough blabbering. I'm mainly concerned about what people think about the mix. Specifically the bass presence, the drums, and the guitar/bass to kick relationship. Also, I'm really curious if this composition is even listenable. I've written things before where I think they make perfect sense and flow together well, but I'll come back to it a few days later and just be like "what...the....... was I trying to do there?" I can't decide if the transition from the first fast part to the second fast part, where the highpass/lowpass sweeps and is panned all over the place is too abrupt of a change from the first part. Also, I'm curious how the second transition sounds. I've never went from 160bpm to 110bpm....so this was my first attempt. It's definitely a huge change musically, which I've been able to handle before but I've never done tempo changes like this before. In summary, I wrote all this yesterday and this morning, so my takes were rushed and there was a lot of copy and pasting going on, but don't critique that, just the mix and your personal opinion on the composition. I've never been a person who comfortably plays at faster tempos, so this was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I had a f---ing great time yesterday doing this when I had no work, no school--no priorities! Thanks in advance to people who respond and better me as a musician! Cheers https://soundcloud.com/user-866795081-576183505 ALSO, anyone know some good free ambient synths that sound good in a metal setting? I think it'd be cool to have a synth instead of the lead at the 25 second mark.