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Working with an ABR wannabe band, first mix...

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by AdamWathan, May 26, 2011.

  1. AdamWathan

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    Sounds really centered. Well balanced, but is there a bass on this track?
     
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    lolzgreg Cereal Shipping Sneapster

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    Sounding quite awesome so far. The guitars are too hard edited IMO, and the mix is far too dry.
     
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    good sound on guitars what did u use ?
     
  5. AdamWathan

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    LTD H series with EMGs into a 6505+ boosted with a Sparkle Drive into Mesa OS V30 cab with a single 57 in the usual spot!
     
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    Yeah, was either too anal or not anal enough in the tracking, pretty tight schedule so we had to cheat our way through it and not worry too too much about it sounding 100% natural, I think it's okay but you're right that it certainly doesn't sound like a band playing a song :erk:

    Did you mean dry? That's something I hear often, need to work on exciting things up a bit more I guess!
     
  7. Morgan C

    Morgan C MAX LOUD PRESETS¯\(°_o)/¯

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    I think dry as in not 'wet', some more verb on the drums/vocals and some more gain on the guitars would help.
     
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    Everything sounds real clean, I just wish the bass guitar was more prominent
     
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    Yessir, epic spelling phale on my part.

    The guitars still sound good man, so don't fret. If you get a juicier guitar tone, it will help out with things, and possibly getting the bass up will help too.
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    I want the guitars to be punchier. More gain, and more low-end meat. The drums are pretty dry and lifeless.
     
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    One of the best balanced mixes I've heard on this board. The only thing I'd add is a tad more bass and more snare verb. Sounds too good man.
     
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    love the snare and toms. could you give a little bit of info on that, samples and processing. thanks.
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    Sounds really good dude. :loco: I still wish the OHs had a little more presence, but that's okay.
     
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    This sounds really great! I just think it needs a bit more ambiance. Like when those really big screams be able to hear a bit of verb tail or delay, get some vibe going on, generally getting some depth on certain elements. Technically speaking the mix sounds really good though!
     
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    everything sounds great really tight mix but the vocals could use a bit more Dirt
     
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    Man, this would be an insanely sick track of the guitars just had like .03% more juice/gain. Nonetheless, awesome mix man!
     
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    2nd mix ia WAY better, I'm assuming the drums were programmed as the cymbal consistency doesn't change much, if so i'd turn it down a wee bit more in the mix so it doesn't stand out as much, other than that the kick & guitars are blended at a great level! 8 of 10 in my book!
     
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    Drums are real actually but replaced, cymbals and room are still there, no programming!

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, doing a full length with this band later this year so looking forward to have the time to get some great drum sounds and more than 2 hours to mix it, haha...
     
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    Dang. no programming huh? That's super tight edit work then! sounds awesome! keep it up bud!
     

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