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Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Lionwing, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Lionwing

    Lionwing Lurker

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    Right well, this is my first 'rate my mix' post, but been lurking round here for a couple of months.

    I've thrown down a short simple riff and drums to try and put the techniques I have read about into practice.

    I know that there are a lot of aspects that need improving, but if you could point out the most obvious things that seem wrong to you, that would be a good start for me!

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1991184/practise mix Edit 1 Export 1.wav

    Thankyouuuu
     
  2. Mago

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    link doesnt work bro. but its anyway fake and gay ;)
     
  3. Lionwing

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    Ah tits I didn't use the public link... should work now!
     
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    hm yeah, there are some issues with this mix...
    what did u use to make this one?
     
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    I wrote some midi drum tracks in guitar pro, exported them and replaced with samples, that's why the snare sounds so robotic.
    guitar chain was EMG 85 > DI > TSS > TSE x30 > catharsis awesometime > slight EQ but I seem to be lost when EQing guitars.
    Bass was just DI > compressed to fuck and EQ.
    I'm using Tracktion 3 as my DAW, can't afford Cubase or PT! Used a mastering plugin that came with that called Final Mix, seems to give it a lot of boom but sounds better than my own attempt at just using a compressor on the master bus
     
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    dude dont use presets on mastering plugins^^
    and dont eq if you havent got a reason to eq...
    but anyway, its not that bad for a first attempt :D
    look around in the forum for mastering chains to get rid of the mastering preset, a get some better drums samples. the guitars dont sound that bad for the beginning anyway.
    there are also some free bass vst plugins if u dont want to use the DI bass track
     
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    Thanks for the tips man, I downloaded a bass vst just called bass preamp but it just kills my cpu, even if I render all the other tracks! I'm always on the hunt for more decent samples, most of the links in the sticky seem to be dead though.
     
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    Really like the overall tone, i just think that your programmed drums should sound less computerised, and cymbals should have a bit of room information or they sound like they are not part of the drum. The toms could be randomised a bit. Seriously i really like cranking your sample, it sounds pretty good.
     
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    @ AerialThesis, that Through Paintings on your myspace is really fuckin awesome! Should be boss music

    I've since put an aux send/return on the cymbals with some room verb, sounds much better cheers! Need to sort my samples out as I'm not using multiple hits, I only have one sample per tom, hahaa lame!
     
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    Thanks, keep it up! I'd really enjoy listenning to a full track with that tone. The effects you created with diffrent reverbs are awesome.
     

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