My first metal mix in years
Old 10th October 2013
  #1
Gear Head
 

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My first metal mix in years

Old 10th October 2013
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Old 12th October 2013
  #4
Gear Head
 

The problem is not with the mix, it's with the approach.

Old 13th October 2013
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Old 13th October 2013
  #6
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Another mix? Well, at least you're getting some exercise...

Old 13th October 2013
  #7
well I must say I think of the three you have posted so far this one sounds the best.
Old 13th October 2013
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Right on. As long as I'm going in the right direction
Old 13th October 2013
  #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adamnorrismusic View Post
Right on. As long as I'm going in the right direction
Well, it is a "direction"...

Old 15th October 2013
  #10
Gear maniac
 

Hi Adam, I am currently making my own 5 metal songs, more along the lines of avenged or trivium. This is totally constructive criticism, I really like the song!

Are the drums programmed?

The kick is very clicky... too much even for metal I think.
The snare has no punch or definition.
The vocals are too loud (or everything else is too quiet lol)
The guitars aren't in your face.
The cymbals are kind of harsh and some levels are off a bit.
The vocals in the beginning are way to loud.
I can't really hear any bass if there is any and if there is, there is no definition.
Old 15th October 2013
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Thanks for the input jozz, i definitely hear what you're saying with the snare and cymbals. The drums are programmed, and unfortunately on a two track. I didnt really know what to do with it.
Old 16th October 2013
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Old 17th October 2013
  #13
Gear Head
 

I'd turn the guitars down a bit to let the drums stand out more. What software are you using for the drums? There's tons of tricks to thicken them up, but it all depends on your VST, EZ Drummer is pretty limited in my experience compared to Steven Slate or Superior Drummer.
Old 17th October 2013
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I didn't program the drums, they just come to me as a stereo audio track
Old 17th October 2013
  #15
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My bad, I apparently only read half of your post.
Old 18th October 2013
  #16
Gear maniac
 

To be honest, I don't really know what to do with a stereo drum track with that. You could try eqing in places, probably using several eqs to get it sounding ok to your ears. I would probably use clean stock eqs, not one's that try to emulate color. You could try to get the MIDI file/track from the source if you have the same plugin and edit from there. Or ask for a multitrack of the drums.

What are you using for the guitars? Amp sim? or real amp? which one?

When you get the sources sounding good on their own (maybe the drums processed but thats only to make a new "source"), you will be able to tell where the level of things should be much easier
Old 18th October 2013
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Originally I was using guitar rig 5, but I was having this really weird problem with their being a flanger sound in the guitars no matter what I did, so I reamped with a behringer v amp pro
Old 18th October 2013
  #18
Gear maniac
 

Ok cool. Try getting the biggest sound you can out of the modeller but watch the highs so you don't get the digital sound and keep it as dry as possible, not even reverb. Then bring it into your DAW and eq it if necessary and add reverb or whatnot. You can also try going through the v amp pro without a cab sim if it has that option and try guitar rigs cabs. Once you get a good, big sound out of them the guitars should sit with the drums pretty well without having to do anything.
Old 18th October 2013
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If I can figure out this weird flanging thats going on with guitar rig i might try that.
Old 18th October 2013
  #20
Gear maniac
 

That's how I get the best sound out of modellers anyway... :/
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