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Old 02-10-2014, 06:56 PM   #921
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Looking for any tips to make it sound "varmer", though I'm open for suggestions for improvements aswell.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:38 AM   #922
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Hi there, I also attempted a little mastering on this track.
This is my first proper attempt although the track is just a rough song as I didn't have much time for writing. I think the bass might be a little load.

https://soundcloud.com/billmurray-4...rack-louder-mix

Any comments & criticism are welcome.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #923
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Here's Your'e Gonna Pay from my band After The Blast. I've been working on it for a few months now and I feel like I'm getting close to finished with it. Are there any problems that stand out that I have missed or looked over? Is the bass loud enough and are the vocals too loud in the verses? This is my first ever mix so if I'm missing something let me know.

Any feedback is welcome!

Random3, I listened to your cover of Preiphery's Luck as a Constant. I think you should focus on the drums. It sounds like everything is really gated. If your'e using noise gates, perhaps you could increase the release time or the hold of the gate. Right now it sounds like they are being chopped off at the end of the hits. Maybe you could add some reverb to the snare to fill it out a bit.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:56 AM   #924
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Gabrielle Aplin - Evaporate

I feel like the vocals sound off, almost congested

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:29 PM   #925
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Nico I am listening to yours now, this is a hell of a lot better than my first ever mix. The drums could do with a bit more clarity, and I would say turn the vocals down a bit. The lows do sound rather cluttered so I would experiment using high pass filters, they are often overlooked and they really do work wonders.


haha thanks, I tried to watch as many tutorials and stuff as possible. I'll take a look at the drums and see what I can do. I do use a lot of HP filters in al of the non bass instruments, but I can't listen to those frequencies on my headphones so it's difficult to tell

btw I love your instrumental rock album, it sounds great

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:02 PM   #926
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btw I love your instrumental rock album, it sounds great


Ah thanks man appreciate it!
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #927
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So this is my latest song. Probably my best mix so far.
https://soundcloud.com/ortix/pictures-nick-version

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I can never seem to get the snare to punch through when I use the waves l3 multimaximizer. It seems to disappear. Then again, the way I do it without the plugin is to lower all the other levels except for the snare. I'm doing something fundamentally wrong..

Other than that I recorded everything on a gibson les paul through an m-audio fast track 2 and guitar rig 5. The bass is just my guitar with an octaver effect (GR5). Drums with native instruments and vocals using a MXL 2006 mic. Basically a super cheap setup for under 150 bucks.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:21 PM   #928
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Ortix, check out this plug-in: http://www.gvst.co.uk/gclip.htm

Put it on your snare track and adjust the clip and knee accordingly. This is a soft clipper that will chop down the transients of your snare hits, allowing you to raise its volume without pushing your 2-buss/drum buss compression or mastering limiting.

Also, there's nothing wrong with lowering everything else's volume to make the snare seem louder. In fact, I personally believe it's best to make optimum use of gain levels and panning before messing around with any dynamic processing.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:09 AM   #929
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A friends band I recorded at their studio. 3-piece consisting of guitarist, double bass/vocalist, drummer.
Placed them all in a room together, double bass is DI'd and also mic'd. Vocals were mic'd, room mic, snare mic and two mics on the acoustic guitar.

Here's the first one with the snare track:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz...dit?usp=sharing

And here's the second with the snare track muted:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz...dit?usp=sharing

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I feel like the vocals sound off, almost congested

https://soundcloud.com/tmusician/ga...aplin-evaporate


Gave this a listen, I think it's just the vocalists voice. You could EQ and delay/reverb the vocals but he'll still sound nasally and congested. Even listened to the Mr. Brightside and he sounds the same.
I like the rest of the track though. I think that snare needs some more power behind it though, it's loud but there's not really any body in it if you know what I mean?
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #930
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This is just some odd time thing i recorded, I don't have any recording equipment, i used my guitar through a line in port and Amplitube 3 for amp sim, superior drummer 2 for drums and the gtr to bass fx from amplitube for bass. I don't really have any knowledge on mixing in any way so if your crit would be worded simply it would help a lot
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #931
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This is just some odd time thing i recorded, I don't have any recording equipment, i used my guitar through a line in port and Amplitube 3 for amp sim, superior drummer 2 for drums and the gtr to bass fx from amplitube for bass. I don't really have any knowledge on mixing in any way so if your crit would be worded simply it would help a lot
http://www.tunescoop.com/play/323638343636/poof-mp3

STOP DOING THAT! You can damage your line-in port that way. Also, impedence. The line-in ports is not designed for instruments; as a result, the impedence on the line-in will seriously mismatch with the impedence of your guitar. You are NEVER going to get a good sounding mix doing this way.

Do yourself a favor and shell out $15 for a GuitarLink USB interface.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:57 AM   #932
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So, here's a metal guitar intro. It's double-tracked (naturally). But I feel like it could be cleaner. I want heavy distortion with a bit more clarity. Thoughts? (Yes, the playing is a bit sloppy, but I'm more concerned about the muddy quality. I'll probably be doing a new take of it anyway.)

https://soundcloud.com/insane-funeral/song1
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #933
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So, here's a metal guitar intro. It's double-tracked (naturally). But I feel like it could be cleaner. I want heavy distortion with a bit more clarity. Thoughts? (Yes, the playing is a bit sloppy, but I'm more concerned about the muddy quality. I'll probably be doing a new take of it anyway.)

https://soundcloud.com/insane-funeral/song1


The best of guitar tones won't sound good until you tune your guitar and correct your sloppy playing, so I'd fix that before concerning yourself with the tone itself. Also, even though you say it is, that clip is definitely not double tracked. Did you upload the wrong track or only bounce one of the sides?
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:22 PM   #934
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So here is a rough mix of a math rock band that I'm recording. Crits?
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:47 AM   #935
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So here is a rough mix of a math rock band that I'm recording. Crits?



Listening to it as I type.

All your instruments are very clean, your mixing is great, however I would watch out for that cymbal, it's too high for my taste it's doing that crashy sound. You might want to control that and it will be a 10/10 for me.
To think about it, it's not a volume thing that intrigues me, the volume is good, but I would tweak a bit with the high frequencies, maybe cut the ones that stand out too much.

Else, I'm giving you 9,5/10 for the production. Great job.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:29 AM   #936
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So here is a rough mix of a math rock band that I'm recording. Crits?


Sounds pretty good! Organic/breath'y sounding mix. Guitars sound great. I'd compress the bass more to have it sitting more solidly in the mix. I'd have the drums a bit more punchy (especially the toms sound kinda plasticky and flat).

With the right mastering, this will sound sweet.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:02 AM   #937
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Would like to hear some opinions on this:

https://soundcloud.com/csikasz/starsailer

I'm going for an organic sound, while still trying to get some beefiness on the distorted guitars towards the end. Only real instrumentation is the guitars and bass guitar (which in reality is just a guitar with software pitchshifting) and I think that is pretty obvious, still experimenting with getting MIDI to sound natural and human. Grateful for any input!
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:59 AM   #938
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Would like to hear some opinions on this:

https://soundcloud.com/csikasz/starsailer

I'm going for an organic sound, while still trying to get some beefiness on the distorted guitars towards the end. Only real instrumentation is the guitars and bass guitar (which in reality is just a guitar with software pitchshifting) and I think that is pretty obvious, still experimenting with getting MIDI to sound natural and human. Grateful for any input!

Your mix is great in my opinion, everything sits nicely in its place. I really like the orchestration and the harmonies. You could maybe spice up the drums at 3:06 a little bit, where they enter after the guitar parts. Also, maybe add some more punch to the kick drum after 4:00. Great job otherwise.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:13 PM   #939
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How's this mix?

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:24 AM   #940
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c4c baby! its a djent thingy with some metals.

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