Bass:Fender American Jazz Bass running through A D.I (I don`t know which brand...) into an Ampeg 600 watt combo with tubes in the pre section into Sennheiser MD421
Guitar: Washburn (ES 335 copy) into Marshall DSL 100 with Marshall 1960 cabinet miced up with Shure SM57 and SM7B
Guitar dub: Same guitar, same amp, but I alternated the mics between an SM57 and an CAD TSM 411 to get some different sounds.
Filter guitars: Guitar running through Line 6 FM4 before hitting the amp which was miced up with an SM57.
Vocals : SM7B
Everything went into my Profire 2626 used an GAP pre-73 on Snare, SM57 on the guitar amp, MD421 on the bass amp and the vocal mic.
I mixed using an RNC and an RNLA as hardware comps, think I used them on only the vocals.
CLA-2A on kick, 1176 on Snare, and API 2500 on drum buss.
I used alot of Waves plugs overall.
CLA-2A on bass.
I used the Aphex aural exiter plugin on the vocals on the b-side.
Used some Massey plugs to.
Can`t remember much more than that other than I used the PSP master eq, and SSL master comp on the master channel
I think you need to brighten things up a bit, especially the guitars at the beginning to make them pop without more volume. Check out "Bom Bom Bom" by Living Things, the intro guitar there might give you some inspiration regarding treatment in that department. I'd guess remove 500 from them and add around the 2K range. You can hear the compression on the drums if you listen closely to the snare and cymbals (if thats what you're going for great), and it needs more brightening to stand out without volume.
Good luck dude!
the music sounds pretty good... the vox don't seem to go well with it... too much distortion. i would have 2 busses 1 clean 1 distorted and brought down the distortion one a few db, on the main vox i would roll off more low end and bump up 8k just a tad to help it pop threw this mix a bit... the gtr's seem to get lost a bit in the mix... drum n bass sound good.. i like the keys... not sure how the gtr's were done, maybe sm7? try using a ribbon and the sm7 and possibly a good condenser and blend (condenser to here all the little details, the sm7 for the meat, and use the ribbon to get that soft top smooth jazzy end) then i would blend all those too my liking.. my 2 cents bro
yes vintage is good, but does not mean muddy... if u listen to old led Zeppelin its not muddy by far. in fact you can hear every drum beat nothing gets lost. what u r hearing is the saturation of analog tape thickening up the mix...