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Mixing help for Pantera style stuff

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Laozen, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Laozen

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    I would like to have some tips and advice in mixing of this. The band is doing EP and they wanted it to sound as much as Pantera that possiple. I have tried to make it sound like Vulgar Display of Power+a bit more modern and fatter sound. I havent recorded this, i´m just making mixing and mastering.

    I´m using Reaper and it´s plugins+some other plugins. Good tips for EQing, compressing and balance would be nice. My goal is to make it sound as good as possiple and more like a "commercial" recording.

    Here is the song:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14258501/mixing help.mp3
     
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    I'm not a huge Pantera fan - but from what I remember, you've got it pretty spot on.
    Pretty good though!

    edit - Listening to Walk, perhaps take even more of the low mids outta the guitars. They're REALLY scooped.
     
  3. Laozen

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    Thanks! I try that out. And maybe guitars a bit louder too.
     
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    Sounds good, the kick has a little bit of boomy tail though, I would make it a bit tighter. Maybe make the snare a little bit louder and fatter, it sounds a little thin to the rest. I wouldn't scoop the guitars more to be honest, but to get closer to the pantera sound maybe you can try (but don't take out too much low mids I think, maybe even add a bit more). Vocals are really nice! Hey, it's all a bit of personal preference too of course.
     
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    I'll tweak the kick a bit like RaNk said, it's a bit boomy. Scooping more the guitar sound? It'll sound a bit more like pantera but honestly, that not the best tone ever and his guitars sound actually good enough.
     
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    Not the hugest fan of the snare, but it kind of works for the mix I guess. It sounds like it's transient has been completely squashed. I'd maybe like to hear some more snare transient, but that's my only gripe.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of the guitar tone, but it does work for the mix and the style of the song. It sounds kinda nasally in the 700hz-1000khz range and maybe between 2k-4k. I'm guessing you boosted those areas?
     
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    You are close. I have boosted 1400hz 2.5db, and cut 500hz 3.5db and my master eq has some boost 2k-4k. I try to cut those 700hz-1000hz and see what it makes.

    I must admit that the snare is very limited. Two reacomps and Gclip in top of that. Maybe I did that too much. I just wanted to prevent master comp and limiter from pumping cause of snare transients. I have had that problem in previous works.
     

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