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First time recording band (need help) F# tuning

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Charlez, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Charlez

    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    Well, this is my first time recording a band and I have a question about recording keyboards.

    First this is the rough mix I just made after a whole day recording:

    (there are no edits yet...and the guitarrist is pretty sloppy)

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9799371/ROUGH MIX EILITHYA.mp3

    Any opinions you could share about what to improve would help a lot thanks.

    Now, I think the keyboard sounds pretty bad, because it's in mono. My interface only has one input and no midi in, so I have to record the keyboard like that. Do you record keyboards in mono or stereo? And if you record in mono, do you double track it? :S


    Mix 2: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9799371/Song 2.mp3
     
  2. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    actually sounds pretty fucking awesome to me. i love how the kick/bass/guitars gel.

    Info on the kick sample and bass/gtr chains?

    thanks bro!
     
  3. Charlez

    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    Well thanks!! So you think the keyboard sounds ok?

    Kick 10 > 35hz high pass, cut at 200hz small boost at 8k > CLA-76
    I also have the Kick, toms and snare routed to a drum bus with the SSL Comp

    Guitars are Pod Farm 2 (Big Bottom/Treadplate/Condenser) guitar bus has EQ, multiband comp compressing the low mids and a limiter

    Guitar is a cheap Dean 7 string :rofl: We went to 4 different stores and couldn't find string gauges bigger than .46 -__- so to the fifth store we went...we
    ended up buying a bass string for the low B...

    Bass is Pod Farm 2 also > CLA-76 > EQ > Limiter (cheap $100 Rogue 5 string lol)
     
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    misterdmz New Metal Member

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    Nice sounding drums. What program/samples are the kick and snare?
     
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    Tommy Gun ...might be drunk.

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    kick seems a bit loud, but sounds pretty good. the toms seem to be panned very hard.
     
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    ^^^^ SSD
     
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    Everything's glued very fine and in the same dimension. Sounds beefy and solid :)
     
  8. CSMadden81243

    CSMadden81243 Audio Engineer/Musician

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    sounds so big. for piano/keys, all i do is write it in midi, then rewire fl studio and select a piano type from the fl keys section. sounds pretty nice, and you can make it stereo or mono.
     
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    Backe Space Cowboy

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    you should tell the band; "FAGGOTS! tuning low doesn't make you cool. now re-track this shit in E standard".
     
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    CSMadden81243 Audio Engineer/Musician

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    haha tuning low is pretty teenageish nowadays. my band tunes in drop d.
     
  11. Charlez

    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    HAHA!! In fact they are 15 through 17 years old :p

    :rofl: and I actually told them to tune the guitar a little higher, but they wouldn't listen. :)
     
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    Kick is too loud, snare is too buried and guitars are out of tune! :lol:
    Mix is solid and punchy, sounds balanced in tone... good job!
     
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    CSMadden81243 Audio Engineer/Musician

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    they won't, until they realize the music they play sucks haha :)
     
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    I find that defining musics worth by the tuning is pretty teenageish ;)

    However, This mix is a little muddy, probably mostly due to the tuning. Sounds good though, as people mentioned the kick is a little loud. I would also compress the kick more. Keys sound fine, I might throw some stereo delay on them to widen them though.
     
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    keys sound VERY wack tbh, but i find that most bands that try to put keys in their songs write REALLY gay shit, so.... i help them re-write. =D

    the way the low-end is, to me, sounds fucking awesome! shit gels in SUCH a cool way in the first :45 seconds or so...
     
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    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    Thanks for the input guys!

    Stereo delay really helped on the keys, I'll probably post an updated mix when I get the vocals done.
     
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    d is nothing in this scene hahahh, thats what you call kid metal ahahaha, eg asking alexandria, oh dear..
    is podfarm 2 much diff from the first one?
     
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    The good thing about Pod farm 2 is that you can load single
    amp and effect models into your daw without having to load up the whole plugin, and save CPU power.
     
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    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    Man... Now I really need some guidance.

    We tracked vocals today...and the vocalist came unprepared! and he sucks... he couldn't even hold up a scream for 3 seconds :rofl:
    So yeah this is the new mix with vocals, and it sounds like pure arse, I don't know what to do. Oh and by the way, the guitarrist doesn't even sing
    but he insisted on singing a part so we did it, what can I do? :p It's terrible.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9799371/Song 2.mp3
     

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