« Last post by Silent Bob on March 19, 2013, 06:53:28 AM »
Well, this contest is a bit different. Since this is a recent (ish) project and I know the client personally, I'm going to take a more real world approach to this one. In the real world, the client pays the bills and they get the final say on what's good. I'm compiling the mixes to a test CD for him so he can listen in his car, computer, wherever he normally listens to music and rank each mix according to his preferences, taking notes on each one. He is not a member here and won't see our comments, so I'm opening the thread for discussion on what we did/how first. I recommend all participants, seven in all, talk about their approach to the mix.
Disclaimer; the client is only available at times I'm working at another studio and he's not willing to wait till his schedule opens in the afternoon to complete the project. I recommended another studio in town to handle the mixing, so he could get the work done in a timely manner. In short, I am not doing the mix on this and he will only hear my mix on a level-matched CD of all submissions. I matched the levels of the submissions so that he will make his decision based on sound quality and preference only. Of the seven submissions, two were about the ideal level, one was a couple dB low and the remaining four were too hot, so I compensated for them, using the THX standard level as reference. I will post the mixes and the client's notes together after he has made his decision.
May the discussion begin!