This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Looking for advice on taking my mixes to the next level.

Discussion in 'Production' started by kilo73, May 25, 2017.

  1. kilo73

    kilo73 New Metal Member

    Sep 14, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:

    What can I do to take my mixes to the next level? I like the over all tone, but something seems off. I don't expect to become a pro overnight, but does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do better?

    I experimented with all of them but in general I did the following.

    Guitars: 2 tracks panned L/R > tse x50 amp sim w/impulse > Eq (HP at ~80Hz, LP at ~10 kHz, 2dB cut at ~ 500 Hz w/ wide Q. 1dB narrow boost at ~2.4 kHz)

    Bass: 1 track panned center > Compression > tse BOD plugin.
    Copied bass track for grit is the same with some distortion and a LP at ~500 Hz and both sent to a bass bus. Bass buss Eq: HP at ~70 Hz, LP at ~8 kHz, 2-3 dB cit at 300 Hz, 1-2 dB cut at 800 Hz.

    Drums are Superior Drummer. Kick, Snare, Toms, OH, etc have their own channel. I Eq them and do some light compression on the bus.

    Master: Compression and limiting.

    I like the over all sound, but when I compare it to commercial stuff it sucks. I'm not good enough to pin point why though. I also can't get any higher that -12db RMS.

    Any tips/advice/resources that can help me out with the tone/volume? I know it's gonna take time, just looking for a starting point.

Share This Page