I've spent days trying to mix a track I've done for a local vocalist. There is EQ, panning, a little compression on the drums and some reverb and delay effects.
It's not a complicated song, yet I can't seem to get it sounding open or exciting; it just sounds amateurish and quite dull. A lot of the life of the song seems to disappear during the mixing process.
I've made music for a while, but I've always sent it off to be mixed and mastered. This is my first time trying to fully Mix a song myself, so I'm a bit of a newcomer.
This is a little sample of the Unmixed Raw Track:
And this is the same sample but with my mixing changes applied:
Where am I going wrong??