I'm soon to be taking on the massive task of recording and mixing my bands next record. I've been doing my homework on mixing and mastering techniques over the last few months and feel ready to take on the challenge.
Today i started messing around with a demo for an unfinished song and started to see how good i could make it sound as warm up for the real thing.
Would appreciate some feedback on how this mix sounds. There are no vocals but track sounds solid to me and should sound even better with vocals eventually. I'm trying to go for that big American rock sound like Alterbridge, Creed etc.
Anyway, cheers for listening and looking forward to what you guys have to say. Give me your best and worst.
I had a bit of a remix and started it from scratch. Used some EQ, high pass filters, a boost here and a cut there. I really concentrated on getting the compression tighter on the bass and i stripped down my mastering chain. I think i managed to tame that master limiter this time.
Does it sound better or worse? Could it do with something else different?
Cheers in advance, i feel this is really helping me get better.
I think I'm starting to understand now how these frequencies can really effect headroom for other other parts. I brought out a frequency analyser and did as you suggested. So i tweaked down the mid-high frequencies on the heavy guitars and also on the solo guitar. Also took a bit out on the master chain and to my ear it seems to have given much more clarity to the track and a general "glue" to all the instruments. I can can really hear now where the vocals could be sitting.