Thanks for the input guys. Honestly, this is only the 3rd project I think I could call an actual piece of music, so I’m still sorta finding my way in all this.
I think part of the reason the initial sounds out of whack is the laughter sample I used has a faint dance beat behind it that I couldn’t mask very effectively. It seems a bit misleading as to the sound of the track, but I like the maniacal laughter in it so much I had a hard time taking it out.
As for the balance of the mix DiMuTech, I think you have something there. I’m going to have to go back and tweak some of the balance of this track.