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If it sounds good to you, Joe, ... it's good. There are all sorts of mixing ideas and industry ideals. I hear mixes that are top-heavy in high frequencies, limited nearly to the brick-wall stage, with individual instruments ridiculously compressed by a "mastering" plugin, or a heavy-handed application of manual mad-scientist-mastering. In the end, it all sounds artificial and fatiguing to me.
If the parts are arranged naturally in the sound field, and everything has good definition and balance, you're good.
Thanks Dave, very true what you say. I guess it's just a result of me feeling it's a little static, needs some subtle elements to maintain interest through the arrangement, also I think it's good to hear new elements from others that you would never have done yourself.
I completely agree with FingerFolkie but also understand what you are saying about things feeling a little static. I get that feeling in my mixes too.
When I do get that feeling what works for me (and I do say it works for me, not that I am right or anything) is automation.
I sit and listen to the track a few times with a pad of paper and note down, I want the guitar a little louder just there (not over all, just there), if I boost the 10k on the EQ by 1 to 2 db at the chorus it will give it a lift, the bass needs to pop out a bit more maybe on the run into the chorus etc etc. All that kind of thing.
I then use automation to make that happen just at the bits I have identified.
You mix sounded nice so maybe a bit of automation will help it to come to life.
Hope this helps