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mixing heavy rock Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 11th September 2011
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mixing heavy rock

hi im a composer i ussually do orchestral hybrid stuff but now im recording a hard rock demo and im tired of spending countless hours of equing panning compressing etc...i really need some advice,the thing im having a hard time is getting the guitar and the bass to work together like i want them to,here are some references of what im looking for:
Blue Stahli- Scrape Instrumental - YouTube

Blue Stahli - Give Me Everything You've Got - YouTube

my sound is based on heavy riffs and grooves i love how the guitars and bass sound in these two examples and it would be a great starting point here is a raw mix

i would really apreciate any advice on how to get that sound or even close

Last edited by isqueirosbic; 12th September 2011 at 07:25 PM.. Reason: link with mp3
Old 11th September 2011
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Really just depends on what you have available to you! High gain amps, and (you'll hear this a lot) make sure the parts are performed really well and tight. If you had some sort of reference track of what you've done that would be better.
Old 12th September 2011
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i use logic pro 9 and i use vandal amps for guitars and bass and superior drummer 2.0, i record at home so its not viable to use amps, do you want me to post one of my tracks with a simple mix and you can help me out?
Old 12th September 2011
Gear Head

Sure, someone else might lend an opinion as well
Old 12th September 2011
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heres a raw mix of one of my tunes,i would apreciate any advice on how to improve-it, but still sounding edgy and in youre face
Old 12th September 2011
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First thing, remove your reverbs. Try and get your mix punchy and full sounding, then once you have that foundation start introducing reverbs/ambience cautiously. Get that guitar more stereo and edgy sounding.
Old 13th September 2011
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thank for youre advice,will do, i didnt do a proper mix on the drums,besides panning what sugestions do you have to get the guitars more stereo and edgy?
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