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Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by the basher, Oct 5, 2006.
so you were talking about boosting all those freq then huh?
also any cuts in freq??????
Yes he does.
Definately not a tree hugger ! ! Ask Andy Sneap. Protools all the way for me!
I work very similarly to Andy does that make him a tree hugger too ! !
You are responsible for many of my favorite albums
I recently did some demo stuff for Clown's new label, I was asking him about how you do things, he had nothing but good things to say. (but wouldn't part with any tips) heh
Colin uses Pro Tools, but he just doesn't touch it, right ?
I was talking about a guitar sound that had maybe been tracked a bit bland and needed digging out, to make it come alive,so yes these frequencies get boosted, if the guitar has been recorded quite piercing or with a boom on it, then sure cut offending areas, the Tom Lord Alge method works best just turn it till it sounds good, i suppose the art is having a complete vision where you want to go, its just learning by your mistakes.
I am clearly doing the latter
er making mistakes that is
Heartwork is a masterpiece...welcome!
Would you say that when you EQ, do you do it in order to make the guitars sound better, or is it more to make them cut through the other instruments?
I hope that's clear.
bit of both, firstly to make the guitars sound exciting to you, and also if you'v got some rocking kick and snare samples EQ'd with the real drums and compression going you have got to bring the guitars and bass up to the same excitement level, if the guitars have been tracked well then it's just a touch up, but if someone has screwed them up (not myself) ! then it's just a case of playing around with EQ to make them sound exciting, first with themselves, and then to sit with the kick , snare overheads and bass.
Thanks dude! You just made my day!
Holy crap, Colin!!
Would you mind sharing some snare tips? EQ points, compression, and the general way you usually blend the natural drum with samples?
One of my favorite things about your mixes is the 3D sense of depth and space.
I remember reading somewhere that you used snare samples to send to the reverb only, is that true ?
Dude, seriously, Colin, you need a forum to get us off Andy's back.
Colin, thanks! Awesome tip and it's killer to have you posting here!
Incidentally, I'm good friends with the Devildriver guys and they had nothing but great things to say about working with you. I've been a fan of your productions for years, particularly "Heartwork" and "The Fury..."
A rocking welcome!
You forgot "Cannibal Corpse" "Bloodthirst"
i'm shocked and awe'd in disbelief. Andy sneap, rickard bengtsson, James murphy, and now colin richardson? this forum is the mecca for metal production. All we need now is fredrik nordstrom.
Wha? This forum is a holy place that should be traveled to once in a lifetime by all Muslims before they die? I think not.
But really, the EQ advice Colin said was pretty interesting. A heck of a lot shorter than what I've read BUT I think it will be most useful. The thing I don't really understand is how to tell where to cut off a frequency in order for another instrument or voice to come out more clearly in the mix. Like let's say the guitar and voice are competing for frequency area... Do you guys use a parametric equalizer?