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Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Redoubt9000, Feb 7, 2015.

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    Am I on the right track? Toms do kinda reach out, snare may be loud but I'm comfortable with it. I suddenly got the notion that perhaps my mixes are fairly unbalanced in terms of levels, and wondered if anyone notices anything obscenely out of place.




    Also a rough master for the second clip above, although it's a bit too bright to me atm.
    But I'm more concerned with everyone's opinion concerning the balance of everything?? Thanks!
     
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    I guess the lack of posts means that I'm more or less in the ballpark in terms of the balance of everything?
     
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    I am on consumer grade headphones, but yeah, it's not too bad I would say ! I would time at relatively cleaner tones, the lows seem a tiny bit too high though, bass seems to be overpowering the mix IMO. I would remove a bit of snizzle on the snare, find a way to make it "pop" more. It's on the right track !
     
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    Hey there and thanks! ^_^

    Here's an update ;)



    I went about dropping the bass in level a few dbs, things started to breathe a bit easier now. Snare doesn't sound quite as clouded now as a result. I quickened the attack on the snare buss compression and it appears to have found its place. Dropped its bottom mic down a bit and it 'pops' a bit more, helps that there's a shorter trail off on that sizzle too :) I see that these are the little details that I've been failing to pick up on for a while now...

    The guitars seem to have a bit too much 'scratchy dj' noise going on during the pick attack. I'll reamp and touch the gain down some later (loving this kemper now...) :D

    In the past I likely would have never noticed such details. I guess at the time I was more preoccupied with just trying to get nice, musical sound from the get go rather than having everything work in concert to one another :rofl: Helps that I'm working with better sources now! Hope to hear more from you guys.
     
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    I think the snare is a bit too loud...
     
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    ^I was concerned about that as well, wasn't sure if it was best to smash it on the master or not.





    I went about dropping it a bit, and also slowed the release on the snare buss compression to rid it of that extra sizzle. Sounds better now running through the master chain I think :)

    Shaved a bit more on the hi/lo passes for the guitars. I did reamp them earlier but I'll have to play around a bit more on the profile I'm using to find what I like. So scratchy dj noise is back for now...
     
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    Sounds much better now. Can you send me an unmastered track to play with it?
     
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    sure I'll open up the download option for SoundCloud (first clip) in my last post :)
     
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    Sorry gonna have to wait till I reach a desktop, mobile site and app isn't allowing me to edit the clip.
     
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    Began to hate how thin and bright the guitars were. Also kinda missed the Bass guitar some. Not loving the snare...



     
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    Went about recording again, although it's much sloppier. Tracked some vocals too : /
    Much more loose sound lol

     
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