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Rhythm Guitars during a Solo

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by Brett - K A L I S I A, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Brett - K A L I S I A

    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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    Hi Andy & everybody,

    I'd like to ear your considerations about the volume of the rhythm guitars during a song. Is it always at the same level or do you guys lower it sometimes during a solo or when the vocalist is singing, and maybe bring them forward for more beef on some heavy passages ?

    What about the bass and the drums ?

    Thank you all,

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  2. The Wanderer

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    I usually don't lower the volume of anything for vocals and leads. I usually just mix it all so that the vocals etc sit nicely on top. I think that's how most people do it as well.
     
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    Compression and limiting on the solo line.
     
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    Compression yes, limiting no.
     
  5. FrostGiant

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    I don't think that you need to change the volume of rythm guit, bass or drums. The way I do it is that the vocals and lead sit on top of everything else without changing levels of your foundation tracks.
     
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    FrostGiant Mr. Pibb > Dr. Pepper

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    That is of course a broad generalization which is not always true.
     
  7. Andy Sneap

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    I'll pull rhythms down when say two tracks of overdubs come in, Killswitch have quite alot of layers and it gets a bit tricky balancing things sometimes. Dont usually pull behind the solo, but may give the rhythms a bump up when solo ends then back down when vox come back in.
     

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