I recently had a client who had recorded at home and got the results mixed by another mix engineer in the Devon area but she wasn't happy with the results. I just wanted to show you what I did to one of her songs because I think the difference is quite striking.
Here is the first mix done by someone else:
…And here is what I did to it:
They are the exact same take of the vocal and guitar. Personally I much prefer my mix. I made the guitar more 3 dimensional I put the vocal quite close (up front) to reinforce that nice intimate quality she has and I gently tuned a few of the slightly off notes that she sings. The client also wanted some accompaniment so I played some drums, double bass, trumpet and clarinet on the song - super simple so as not to take any of the focus away from her voice.
If you've got some recordings that you've done that you'd like me to mix or play on please do let me know.
Thanks for reading,
George at Rapunzel.