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What do you think of this guitar tone?

https://soundcloud.com/carcruzjo/guitar-tone/s-TVc72Yesterday I recorded and mixed this song for a band I'm currently working with (Still needs plenty of editing) and was questioning the guitar tone. It's more mid heavy than I'm used to and I recorded all of them through a peavey valve king 100, which I am also not used to btw. My usual go to metal sound is done in amplitube and I was having a hard time judging the tone because I'm so used to amplitube. So anyway I'm just asking if any of you guys think it's good sounding and usable Thanks
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I like it....sounds nice and energetic, but still leaves room for the highs of the cymbals and lows of the kick to come through!
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Guitar sounds cool but too loud relative to everything beside snare. There are occasions where i hear a muddy midrange frequency too, but its not so bad. Turn those kiks up!
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Thanks for your input. @jeremycox I'll try getting rid of some of those nasty mid frequencies and turn the kick up a coupe db. We're finally doing vocals this week so ill post another version up soon.
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oh word. Well with vocals you might have to turn the guitar down anymore. Dont be afraid to use some gentle ducking to open up space for the drums.
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I was thinking the same thing about ducking the drums a bit more. Especially when it comes time to master. I think my main concern right now are the guitars. I need to find an eq setting that's smooth and balanced.
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I was thinking the same thing about ducking the drums a bit more. Especially when it comes time to master. I think my main concern right now are the guitars. I need to find an eq setting that's smooth and balanced.
If your drums are a little loud, when you go to mastering they will essentially be ducking the entire mix when the comp grabs.
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I was thinking the same thing about ducking the drums a bit more. Especially when it comes time to master. I think my main concern right now are the guitars. I need to find an eq setting that's smooth and balanced.
What comp are you using on the ax?
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What comp are you using on the ax?
I'm using the cla black 1176. 8:1 ratio attack and release set pretty fast.
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I'm using the cla black 1176. 8:1 ratio attack and release set pretty fast.
I like to layer a slower comp with an 1176 to increase dynamics. I like an ssl comp with slowest attack, fastest release. The cla la3 is killer on guitars too. Or maybe just a slightly slower attack on the 1176?
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I like to layer a slower comp with an 1176 to increase dynamics. I like an ssl comp with slowest attack, fastest release. The cla la3 is killer on guitars too. Or maybe just a slightly slower attack on the 1176?
I know what you mean. The 1176 is sometimes overkill. Ill try a slower attack and if that doesn't work ill try adding another comp with a slow attack like you said. Thanks for all of your input!
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No Problem. Keep us updated on the mix.
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Will do. Ill try to post another version up tonight. Still no vocals yet but we plan on starting on them tomorrow!
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