Hi guys, Im trying to fix this issue that seems to be whats holding me back this past year and its mud in my mix. Ive been talking with my ME and he says its the bass and low mid that have all the mud. Now I tried my best to tune my room for mixing but since I don't have all the tools at the moment to get a room reading, Im trying my best to work with what I have. I will provide a few pics and audio samples for you guys to listen to and I hope at least to keep some positive/negative feed back.
First to the audio samples.
Ok so I had the bass player (a bit off in his take but was in a hurry) came in the other day and re-did this track real fast, this is not set in stone but only as an audio example or test I wanted to try. Originally we used 3 tracks, Gain DI, and the other two tracks are mic up with a Carvin 1200 Redeye head, Ampeg 8x10, Re20, and MD421. So it was crap cause it was all muddy. So I tried something different, we used two new tracks, clean DI with a SansAmp pedal ver. and a MXR M-80 gain which what we will be listing too.
I used the THE SYSTEMATIC MIXING GUIDE (surgical approach) from Ermin.
Heres a sample of just Bass and Kick https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10714692/Sc...ass%20Only.mp3
Heres a sample of the whole mix https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10714692/Sc...with%20all.mp3
And last a sample with out the bass in the mix https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10714692/Scorn%20no%20Bass.mp3
Those are some small clips over all, and they are not mastered, its only a mix.
I notice with I mute the bass the whole mix lacks body and low end, like its thin and week. I tried cranking the GTR and more punch on the kick but it still lacks body, that feel the bass adds.
I have some pics now to show you what I did.
Heres a the track view of my set up, two tracks, one clean and one gain into a aux.
Heres a Pic of the SansAmp chain
Heres a pic of the MXR
And last heres a pic of the Bass Aux
Last heres just an audio clip of bass (No Eq no comp etc. DRY) and drums. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10714692/sc...bass%20NFX.mp3
I just want to thank anyone for taking the time to read, listen, and checking the pics out. Im doing this just to better my skill to be a better AE. Here we go...