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Are there any good sites for free reference tracks?

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I've read a lot of articles on mixing and most of them recommend the use of reference tracks. I believe using reference tracks will also improve my mixing.

 

But I can't seem to find any sites with free high quality music; that I can use to reference my mixes.

 

 

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dude, you're posting on OCReMix. There's a bunch of super high-quality music here, why are you still looking? :P

 

In all seriousness, you can use Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, whatever. Just find music that's done well and then listen to that, then mentally compare your music to it. That's basically it. 

 

If you want some recommendations as to well-done music, I'm sure a bunch of us can chime in--what genre are you looking at right now?

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dude, you're posting on OCReMix. There's a bunch of super high-quality music here, why are you still looking? :P

 

In all seriousness, you can use Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, whatever. Just find music that's done well and then listen to that, then mentally compare your music to it. That's basically it. 

 

If you want some recommendations as to well-done music, I'm sure a bunch of us can chime in--what genre are you looking at right now?

True there are a lot of good tracks on this site. But there are a lot of songs so it takes me a while to find the perfect reference.

 

But I'll probably check Amazon Music and Google play too.

 

I do pretty much all genres by the way.

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Here's a bunch off the top of my head. Surely you can find ONE of these useful:

 

Orchestral:

https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/i-am-the-sentinel-credits - dramatic film score

https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/dinosaur-dna - action score

https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/unity - pretty much perfect bass

https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/turn-my-crimson-into-white - african cinematic spiritual

 

General Electronic:

https://soundcloud.com/zircon-1/level-bounce - funky electro house/chiptune

https://soundcloud.com/zircon-1/rise-of-pharaoh-remix-of-lara-croft-and-the-temple-of-osiris - middle-eastern drum & bass

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02367 - drum & bass with vocals

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/celestia-terrarium-naked-by - ambient/atmospheric

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/shreddage-2-nuclear-dubstep-by - Dubstep reference 1

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02318 - Dubstep reference 2

 

Eastern:

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02305 - General middle-eastern

https://soundcloud.com/ocremix/11-tibetan-tussle-timaeus222 - middle-eastern big beat / dubstep

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02853 - far-eastern cinematic / dubstep

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02094 - meditative far-eastern

 

Rock/Metal:

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/shreddage-2-subterrenea-by-ian - Djent metal

https://soundcloud.com/magnus-engdahl/wing-it - Common metal

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02293 - In-your-face rock

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02625 - Melt-your-face metal

 

Solo Piano:

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02962 - Nocturne

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03096 - General jazz

http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02954 - "Freeform" jazz

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