[FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptation)

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[FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptation)

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:51 am

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Hi there Mashstix community,

hoping you all had a good start into 2020. Let's hope 2020 will be a bit less stress
than the past 2-3 years, but as of now, it seems to relax a bit, at least on my end.

Here's something I've been working on a lot lately, and I thought I'd give it a try
and post it here to get your opinions about it, as it gave me a lot of sentimental
evenings/nights here lately.

Title: DJ Axcess - Perfect Mirror (Ed Sheeran vs. Within Temptation)
Source 1: Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Acapella)
Source 2: Within Temptation - Mercy Mirror (Instrumental)

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Re: DJ Axcess - Perfect Mirror (Ed Sheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:01 pm

Beautiful! The video is nice too.

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Re: (!)DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptati

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:46 pm

It's good to see you posting again. Not many bring your style of mashup to the table. This one is good. I have no suggestions.

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:21 am

This is grossartig. I love how you used parts of the 'Up' keeping the video emotional, but left out the sentimental. A soft song from Ed Sheeran that lasts all your (love) life is no surprise, but from Within Temptation I had not expected it.

The combo sounds great - what effect did you put on Ed's voice to make it blend in so well ?

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:22 am

CVS wrote:This is grossartig. I love how you used parts of the 'Up' keeping the video emotional, but left out the sentimental. A soft song from Ed Sheeran that lasts all your (love) life is no surprise, but from Within Temptation I had not expected it.

The combo sounds great - what effect did you put on Ed's voice to make it blend in so well ?

Hi CVS and thanks for the nice words.
There's a lot of effects going on overall.
For one, there is an iZotope oZone 9 on the instrumental which I can't recall the settings exactly right now, as I'm at work now, but I can check these later when I am back. I think it's most likely just an imager and a maximizer on the instrumental.
On the vocal there is a lot going on effects-wise.
First of all, there's an EQ lowering some mid and high frequencies a bit, as without it sounded too muddy overall. Then there's a Waves Trueverb with a very soft plate setting to give it that slight reverb sound. And through the choruses there is a chorus effect giving the voice a bit more power and widening it, while the chorus effect is turned off through the verses. If interested, I can take screenshots of the actual effects on the channels later when I am back home again.

@HappyCat & @satis5d:
Wow, that came faster than expected. Tomorrow it's 6 years since my first FP here, seems like February is a good month for me to start working on mashups again. I'll try to contribute more again here, as I see activity has grown a bit again since I last checked. I'll try to keep up again.

Tons of thanks for the recommend and the frontpage. Happy loving-month. ;)

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:45 am

Screenshots would be great, thanks.

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:31 am

CVS wrote:Screenshots would be great, thanks.

Added screenshots as attachments. Sorry for letting you wait, I'm back late from work.

As you can see on the EQ i reduced the highs and slightly reduced the higher mids.
There's also an Imager , Exciter and Dynamics active in Ozone, as well as a Maximizer,
but I use the L1 Maximizer after the Trueverb, as I feel it sounds warmer than the
Ozone Maximizer.
The Trueverb is after Ozone and then going into the L1 Maximizer that is at a -2db Threshold.
The Chrous is the first in the chain, but only active on some parts in the track.

On the instrumental there is just one C4 multiband processor and one Ozone instance
with Dynamic EQ and Maximizer.
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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:50 pm

Thanks for letting me and the other 'Stixers get a detailed look in your 'kitchen' / Mashup Kueche.
Very helpful.

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:01 pm

CVS wrote:Thanks for letting me and the other 'Stixers get a detailed look in your 'kitchen' / Mashup Kueche.
Very helpful.

Have a look out on Waves Bundle offers. The Silver and Gold bundle are on sale quite often lately. I'm thinking of upgrading from the Gold to the Platinum bundle, but I'm not yet sure if I really need it. I spent a lot on other plugins lately that I should start using more again.
If you don't want to go too deep into the mixing/mastering process, the iZotope Ozone Bundle is totally worth giving a try to get some fine mastering results. But it gets to its limits if you want to dig deeper.
Imagine it being the same with synthesizers. You can use a multi-processor big mega superduper VA synth or you can use a monophonic one oscillator synth and run it through hundreds of effects and modulations. The final result could get near to the superduper mega thing, but it was much more fun to create the sound, and it will be much easier to do subtle adjustments as you will know where you have to adjust. ;)

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Re: [FP]DJ Axcess-Perfect Mirror(EdSheeran vs Within Temptat

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:56 pm

I'm deeply shocked about the feedback on this one...

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