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Mix Critique With Stuart Epps

by on December 17, 2013

In cooperation with “Musiker-board.de”, Music2Deal has started a sensational campaign. It was possible to win a professional mixing service from the unique musician Stuart Epps, who has already worked together with stars like Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis or Chris Rea.

A jury of experts selected the top 10 artists and then Stuart Epps chose the winner band AUDIO CIRCUS. Among the mix for the winner band there was a feedback for all Top 10 acts from Stuart Epps and a premium-membership at Music2Deal to get new connections with people from the music industry.

You can read the original feedback down below and can listen to the song or contact the artists if you click on the band name which is linked to their Music2Deal profile.

And that’s the winner song “I WONDER” from “AUDIO CIRCUS”. It’s a great song of them and a fantastic mix from Stuart Epps. Music2Deal and Stuart Epps believe in the band and their success in the music business.

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Please listen to the original track here and the mixed version of Stuart Epps here.

1. AUDIO CIRCUS – I WONDER

“I KEEP THINKING THERE MUST BE A BAD ONE COMING, BUT THIS ISN’T!!”

“THIS IS GREAT AGAIN”

“DIFFERENT TO THE OTHERS SO FAR”

“LEAD SINGERS REALLY GOT IT”

“SUPERB VOICE, GIVING ME TINGLES”

“AND I DONT OFTEN GET THAT ANYMORE”

“I LOVE THIS!!!”

“SHADES OF MICHAEL JACKSON MIXED WITH FOREIGNER”

“WHAT A MIXTURE!!”

“GREAT SOLO”

“GREAT BAND”

“WHERE ARE THEY PLAYING???? I WANT TO SEE THIS BAND”

“THIS IS A HIT”

2. THE CHIMES – Weit weg (full)

“Not bad at all

“Starts out like a 50’s ballad then”

“Wham!!! Into a punk rock hard hitting track

“Vocal sounds a bit like Bowie

Very commercial song

Could imagine this on the radio

Really catchy and good solo!!

“Like it and wish I could sing along but not easy!!”

3. INTO THE SUN – Open your eyes (rough)

“Lots of possibilities here with this band and the song”

“Really needs some TLPC thats tender loving producer care!!”

“The vocal needs some effects and some more bv’s”

“That backing vocals beginning of the verses lack a bit of passion”

“The bass drums and guitars are superb very beatleish!!!”

“Great bass playing intfact extra ordinary”

“The bridge of this song is crying out for backing vocals and then the break needs a roaring solo guitar”

4. 50 METER FREISTIL – Leerzeit (kraftrom mix)

“Powerful band and sound”

“Modern sounds mixed with traditional Rock”

“Commercial song perfect for Radio”

“Nice lead vocal, yes I could hear some added backing vocals”

“Reminds me of Meat Loaf….I like this!!!”

“Imaginative production”

5. ROALD LINGBEEK – Sensitive Skin

“Very nice vocals”

“Just the chord change into the bridge and chorus is a bit strange for my taste”

“Maybe this one has to grow on you”

“Maybe a piano would be nice”

“In fact I just played it again and now I’m a bit more used to the changes….it’s getting better.”

“I might get to love it yet”

6. REPEAT – Illusions

“Long but very nice acoustic intro”

“Quite a contrast here to the other tracks”

“Folky song not unlike Fairport convention from the early 70’s”

“Quite nice but can’t help feeling the vocals lack a bit of power as does the whole track”

“Probably a good band to see live”

“They need producer help here I think to achieve better performance”

“Some backing vocals in the chorus would have been nice instead of just unison”

7. UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Save the world

“Very long intro just acoustic and voice”

“…then into a very rocky track…nice!!!”

“But not my favorite song, melody wise I’m afraid”

“Good singer here”

“Gets better halfway through”

“Needs thickening in the mix”

“A track like this has to be powerful sounding”

“Nice solo section”

“I like it”

8. JOEY JONES – Mrs. Slow’N’Easy

“Really impressed”

“Great track!!”

“This guy can play!!”

“Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendryx, Jimmy Page”

“Lots of influences here going together to make a great sound”

“Brilliant riff…riffs are the king!!”

“He’s come up with for this song”

“Love this record”

9. JATC – Love you when you go

“Great band and really good song”

“Very tight rhythm section sound”

“Very good production”

“Reminds me of Robbie Williams at his best”

“He would be jealous”

“Also check out Amen Corner from the 70’s…similar voice”

“Very impressed with this record”

“A proper single”

10.NINE A.M. – Go feral

“Very nice bass sound and some interesting changes”

“Good vocal and probably great live band”

“Got to say though it’s not my fav song”

“Something unsatisfying about it”

“Maybe needs a few more listenings”

The bands 9 and 10 didn’t register at Music2Deal but if you click here there is a link to the homepage of “muskier-board” where you can listen to the other songs if you like to.

If you want to have more background information about the competition you can find an interview with the winner band and Stuart Epps on http://www.musiker-board.de/.

We’d like to thank Stuart Epps and the appropriate persons of “Musiker-Board” for the support and having made this competition possible.

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