Well, I got the, "other people live in this house!" scalding on Need you Tonight
Some random thoughts:
Need You Tonight
- Preferred in Atmos all around. I think because the bass balance is ok on this one. So crystal clear. I had to be hitting 110+ before I got scalded by the wife
- Guitar floats around the ceiling on this one. I prefer the Atmos mix to Stereo here.
Never Tear Us Apart
Both preferred in stereo. In fact, I had to get up and be sure my ceilings and center were not on with Never Tear Us Apart
. Epic stereo mix, it wrapped around. On Mystify
the vocals cut through mix and are more forward on the stereo mix.
I think in general, the Atmos mix suffers from a more recessed vocal track and boomy bass compared to the stereo mix. It's like someone's elbow hit the "Bass Boost" button on the mixing board and nobody noticed. Too bad, because it distracts from what otherwise is a decent job with Atmos. And the vocals, they need to be brought forward more on most of the Atmos mixes (although this could be a result of the bass issue).