What do you think of this guitar tone?
Old 8th February 2013
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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
Old 11th February 2013
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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!
Old 11th February 2013
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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!
Old 11th February 2013
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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.
Old 11th February 2013
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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.
Old 11th February 2013
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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.
Old 11th February 2013
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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?
Old 12th February 2013
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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.
Old 12th February 2013
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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?
Old 12th February 2013
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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!
Old 12th February 2013
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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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