Probably the best example of my music to compare against the reference tracks is ‘You’. Released earlier this year on Bristol’s Durkle Disco (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/retrospect-you-single/id591207500), this collaboration has been professionally mastered and has a similar sonic flavour.
Blunt & Wimperis – You
- Working Line on SPAN: -21 (lots of areas not hitting, bass too quiet, extreme high percussion 3 dB over). Could be read as -24 with kick and high perc too loud.
- 130 BPM
- All In phase
- High Cut: extreme at 15 kHz, starting around 11 kHz
- Low Cut: very gentle roll off from 35 Hz
- Track RMS: -14 dB
- Kick Fundamental: 125 Hz
- Sub-Bass Region: 40-56 Hz
- Extreme High Percussion: 5-14 kHz
- Max Crest Factor in A/B Section: 6.6
- Max Crest Factor in C Section: 16.3
- Additional: Really lacking from 220 Hz-5 kHz
Another comparative example is ‘Tindream’. This track is similar to Sbtrkt’s style because it is minimal and features a female vocal. It has a typical pop verse/chorus/break structure. The track never got a proper final mix and hasn’t been mastered, so this is also a good opportunity to find out what it needs to compete with other, similar tracks.
Autumn Music & Blunt – Tindream
- Working Line on SPAN: -21 to -24
- All In phase
- High Cut: Steep from 14 kHz
- Low Cut: steep from 38 Hz
- Track RMS: -17.2
- Kick Fundamental: 112 Hz
- Sub-Bass Region: 38-66 Hz
- Extreme High Percussion: 7.3-14 kHz
- Max Crest Factor in A/B Section: 5
- Max Crest Factor in C Section: 15
- Additional: quite a well balanced mix with a reasonably flat frequency response from 40 Hz-14 kHz, apart from the vocals seem to be slightly too loud and the kick seems a bit quiet compared to the bass.