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Old 19th August 2019
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Originally Posted by Smithburg View Post
Dude first of all that is righteous, very rocking, and the guitar tones and playing are awesome. And the whole thing is super tight, very well done.

The biggest thing to me is the drums sound a little too robotic, so they're not really gluing super well in that respect. Also, I don't listen to too much metal, so I could be totally wrong here, but the kick feels a little too clicky and out front. I know metal kicks are prominent and clicky but my ear is wanting it behind the guitars a little more.

Back to the slightly robotic drums though, the cymbals could also feel more human and exciting. Maybe play with more variability like with velocities, different cymbals, etc, but also, for the whole drum bus, try a little compression, either light compression over the bus or blending in a heavily compressed parallel. I know hard rock drum sounds are different from metal drum sounds, but still, for anything heavy, I like to feel the drums breathing a little bit, it feels like heavy tracks need that movement, and it always fits well with huge guitars that are naturally so saturated and compressed.

Then how much have you experimented with compression over the whole mix? I'd play around with typical settings, 1.5:1 or 2:1, compressing anywhere between 1 and 4db, see if anything in there starts to glue the track together for you.

Thanks for the feedback, maybe I'm wrong but the clicky sound to the bass drum is what I hear in a lot of metal music and sounds good to me but I can try mixing this up as well. As for the compression, I'm using the SSl-G Master Buss compressor on all the drums and just a SSL-E eq for the cymbals...as for the ratio honestly I'm just winging it...I'm not really sure what I had it set at but I'm literally just turning dials and trying to find what sounds good to me haha.