sgiallo wrote:I like it! Maybe you could use more percussione in the final part, but it's a really personal opinion!
darkmode wrote: Yep fair point. It did cross my mind to push the percussion further forward in the mix, (there is snare and timpani), but decided to leave in the background. I did try it with some taiko drums. I might give it another go. Thanks for the feedback mate!
Your percussion is almost inaudible at the front (the temps). Overall it's at an unrealistically low level IMO (I actually studied classical percussion on scholarship my first year of collage!). I had to listen closely at the top to be sure there was even percussion playing - sounded more like a hard attack on the basses!
I don't know if that was your intention (to hide the percussion in places), but that's how I'm hearing it. What recording would you reference as for what mix you're going for?
If you can stand a traditional Christmas song, here's the most recent track I work on, doing all the percussion including the sleigh bells, glockenspiel, and celeste parts. I didn't do the mix, but I point to this as it's lower than I would have preferred but still louder than your mix. If this was not a vocal piece the percussion could have been louder IMO. I did the first half, the part before the Mormon Tabernacle Choir comes in!
Oh yea, I forgot to mention - 100% REASON for all the percussion including the professional debut of my free suspended cymbal ReFill!