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Watershed surround mix.

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Cyrosis, May 30, 2008.

  1. narcoleptic haze

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    I was initially disapointed with the fact the bass guitar was curiously put out through the center channel, one that I was aware was designed more for the mid/treble sounds of voices and effects, and thus the bass was practically unaudable and light.

    I have however since found that my amp has an option of switching the various effects speakers (center in this case) between "small" and "large". It's a fairly big speaker so I had it set to "large". However on changing it to "small" all of a sudden the bass came roaring out of it and everything is perfect now.

    Does this make any sense to anyone? Needless to say i'll be leaving it like it is, and the suround mix is now sounding amazing.
     
  2. The Seeker

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    The panning of the overheads and toms has the biggest effect on the direction, whether you hear from audience or performer perspective. If the hi-hats and ride are miked, then those definitely count as well, but often times they are not miked as they're picked up fine by the overheads.

    The overheads also pickup a little bit of the toms, and also dictate a significant portion of the overall snare sound as well.
     
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    I gave the surround mix a listen today for the first three tracks. Still not really sold on 5.1 mixes to be honest, but then the speakers I was on weren't very good. Is it me or were the drums coming from behind?
     
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    Hmmmm... I didn't notice the drums from behind, but I should probably have another listen to the 5.1 mix.

    When I listen to Coil, it sounds like Mikael is playing his guitar, standing right there in my living room. It's pretty awesome.
     

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