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Anyone care to offer some feedback on this mix? (real drums, kemper)

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Keregioz, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    This is a band I'm working with right now, they play melodic doom metal, although I'm not sure this particular song can be classified as such.

    Anyway, I used kemper for the guitars (one of Lasse's profiles). The drums are real with samples blended on kick and snare.

    The band asked me to use a "swallow the sun" album as a reference.

    Here's the track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/316805/Immensity/Sullen_M001S.mp3

    Any advices/suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. WalhallaM

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    Sounds good ,only clean vocal seems little muddy and toms little distant ,listening trough headphones.
     
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    Guitars sound great! Bass could use some hard compression though to make it more solid. It's jumping out a lot it feels like. I love the blend of it with the guitars though. Fits together nice
    The snare volume definitely needs brought up. Maybe add a high shelf to make it pop out of the mix a little bit more. I love snares, but this one sounds buried :/
    The vocals do sound a tad muddy and maybe could use a littttle bit more compression. Maybe get a harmonic exciter and EQ it on the vocal to do like 1k to 4k. That would probably do the trick
     
  4. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    Appreciate the comments guys, I'll look into it. Although, I admit I'm not sure what you mean by "muddy vocals", I was only aware of the term "muddy guitars" until know :). Are you referring to all vocals or just the brutal/clean parts? They do have quite a bit of compression though, I doubt that's the problem.

    The snare indeed has some issues, I've been made aware from other people that it's also over-compressed.

    Bass is squashed to death, the waveform is practically a straight line ;) Maybe something is happening with the low end, I should use some multi-band compression maybe?
     
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    Just cleans and listen on monitors I had to agree with Jaosix on bass guitar and for vocals boosting high end will do,it sounds like 'muddiness' come from reverb/delay.I like the overall sound of the mix.
     

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