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Musical question
Old 10th September 2011
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Musical question

More of a musical question than a gear questions, amateur here!

I'm trying to add a little electronic stems or synth to what is essentially a distorted guitar driven hard rock style track.

To put it bluntly, everything I've done so far sounds crap. The mix sounds good with synths turned off, and vice versa it sounds okay with guitars off and just synths against the rythym track. Combined it sounds like an utter mess.

Is there anyway to sort this out without ending up with a 'stop-start' punctuated type of style which is usual to electronic rock. I would really rather not take away from the flow of the guitars. Having the synths a little bit more 'punctuated' is an option I guess....

It all sounded good in my head but the reality is a little different.
Old 10th September 2011
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errr, try the synths an octave above the guitar? change the filter on teh synth? pan the synth and guitars differently. just play about, if it still sounds **** then try something else
Old 10th September 2011
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What's the signal path of the guitar? Give us specifics, ie what brand/model of guitar, effects, amp, mic, adc, daw or recorder, etc. Same for the synth.

I could probably get into more detail with the above info, but right off you should focus on giving each instrument its own sonic space.
Old 10th September 2011
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Please post both versions for the most accurate assistance possible.

Sound describes sound much better than words!

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