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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mixing Time? [Technical death metal/core]

Vocals, GTR+BASS DI, .wav synths, and drum midi included!

It's in my signature at this point in time, but it's a song called Planetary Devastation by my band Øscillatör.

Here is your reference mix. I suck at mastering, FYI
http://soundcloud.com/cloudmountainaudio/scillat-r-planetary

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9992828/Rand...MIX%20PACK.zip

For the record, DI quality sucks, the bass strings are old, and vocals are recorded in a completely untreated room with an sm58.

I feel like it's a turd and have worked pretty hard to polish it to the best of my skills.
I'd be flattered to see how other people would work it, if they had their way!
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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll give this a shot. I like the riffage you got going here.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are the drums Superior Drummer 2?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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cool song
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Old November 18th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Are the drums Superior Drummer 2?
Yes. I've also done minimal humanizing to it but I suck at that too.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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insanely good vocals, John. Will definitely try this one.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Fucking great track, downloading. Many thanks!!!
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Old November 18th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Here's something
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1283560/Oscillator.mp3
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Old November 18th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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insanely good vocals, John. Will definitely try this one.
Thanks, man. I really appreciate that!


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There seems to be a big chunk of the low end missing!
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Old November 18th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I think i might try and fuck with this one for fun
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Old November 19th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cause its a cool song i did a retry. Different guitarsound now.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1283560/OscillatorV2.mp3
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 08:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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tell me what you think about my mix
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28110505/Planetary2.mp3
went great, no need of automation
btw awsome guitar/bass/vox skills
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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blue_fAng - You should automate those drums down a few dB.

reminds me a lot of The Faceless.

If I had some sort of drum VST i'd give this a shot....
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yeah that snare is loud as hell and i know, i could lower the volume in blast beats but i like that in your face sound for this song. thanks . also reminds me of faceless and a bit of beneath the massacre but still sounds original
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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Here goes my mixxx. Thanks for the files!
http://soundcloud.com/user8152885/planetary-devastation
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 07:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Tried mixing it, but couldn't touch the guitars in the original. What was the chain for those? Fucking awesome music by the way. It's like a better, crazier version of Job for a Cowboy. Dig!
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Tried mixing it, but couldn't touch the guitars in the original. What was the chain for those? Fucking awesome music by the way. It's like a better, crazier version of Job for a Cowboy. Dig!
Thanks, brotha!

The guitar chain was large. lol
It's a preset I made called "Tha BEEFZ"

Chain is:

1) TSS
Drive - 5
Tone - 10
Level - 5

2) POD Farm 2 - Treadplate amp
Drive - 50
Bass - 40
Middle - 55
Treble - 65
Presence - 45
Volume - 100

3) LeCab
"Mesa 4x12 - SM57 Pres 8" impulse

4) EQ
- cut a little from 600 and 4.5k
- boost 10k

5) Renaissance Axx
Thresh - (-12)
Attack - 5
Gain - (-2)

6) PSP Vintage Warmer 2
Drive - 4
Knee - 10
Speed - 50
Everything else is 0



And that's it!
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Thanks, brotha!

The guitar chain was large. lol
It's a preset I made called "Tha BEEFZ"

Chain is:
[...]
Thanks for the detailed answer!

Treadplate is supposed to model a Recto right? Ill try getting close with leCto. Nice glassy highend/pick attack in your mix. Reminds me a bit of good ol' german JaKa:

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Thanks for the detailed answer!

Treadplate is supposed to model a Recto right? Ill try getting close with leCto. Nice glassy highend/pick attack in your mix. Reminds me a bit of good ol' german JaKa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eJL7_vz4fk
Yeah, I believe it is!
I feel pretty good about it being a POD Farm tone.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Brutal tune!!! We'll give it a whirl. Our studio often does free work when we really dig the music. Gave the raw tracks a quick listen; would be a week or so before we could get it in. Might be cool to hear how it mixes down in analog... most likely on Neotek Series 1. But it kind of depends on what we find after really digging in. *Horns*
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 07:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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what guitars were used in this song?
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 07:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The original mix reminds me of Winds Of Plague. Good song, I'm about to give this a try.
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what guitars were used in this song?
A VERY shitty $100 guitar. No idea what brand. Probably something generic as hell. Haha


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The original mix reminds me of Winds Of Plague. Good song, I'm about to give this a try.
Cool, thanks.

UGH I HATE HOW DEAD THE BASS DI IS
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 09:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My mix:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22061360/Pla...tationMix1.mp3

Let me know if you like it or if there's anything you'd change. Thanks for the stems
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My mix:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22061360/Pla...tationMix1.mp3

Let me know if you like it or if there's anything you'd change. Thanks for the stems
What in the name of all thing good happened to the drum midi and tempo?
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