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Old 01-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #581
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Getting really close to finishing this one, but want to make it's ok

Way better, but the guitar on the right is still way too thin and sticks out loads. everything else is good to go, I'd say - it's all within the margin of 'personal taste'.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #582
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Would like some feedback on the mix in this song:
https://soundcloud.com/csikasz/avidity

Could mention that everything except guitar and bass is MIDI, and the "bass" is actually my guitar "bassified" digitally since I don't own a real bass, so I know it's not the ultimate bass tone.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #583
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Would like some feedback on the mix in this song:
https://soundcloud.com/csikasz/avidity

Could mention that everything except guitar and bass is MIDI, and the "bass" is actually my guitar "bassified" digitally since I don't own a real bass, so I know it's not the ultimate bass tone.

That actually sounds pretty good, all things considered.

The main problem is the heavy guitar tone. It's shrill and muddy and stramgely indistinct, like it's way off in the distance.

Since you've clearly got some MIDI skills, you could try this for bass: http://signalsaudio.com/site/zombass-2/

The free version is bloody amazing.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #584
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First recording for my rock band at Uni (I'm on bass). I've never really had to do a rock band before, so I'm not entirely sure about it yet. What do you guys think, there's are obviously things that need fixing but I think I've just gone blind to them. Any help would be appreciated.

I think main issues are gonna be in the mastering stage. I'm still not much good at it yet. I think I might be pushing my limiter/tape plugin a little hard.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...mp/ITTSMix1.mp3

Edit: And here's a version where I've not limited the shit out of the master bus: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...Mix1%282%29.mp3
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #585
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First recording for my rock band at Uni (I'm on bass). I've never really had to do a rock band before, so I'm not entirely sure about it yet. What do you guys think, there's are obviously things that need fixing but I think I've just gone blind to them. Any help would be appreciated.

I think main issues are gonna be in the mastering stage. I'm still not much good at it yet. I think I might be pushing my limiter/tape plugin a little hard.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...mp/ITTSMix1.mp3

Edit: And here's a version where I've not limited the shit out of the master bus: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...Mix1%282%29.mp3

Ok man, it's definitely your guitars letting the side down. They've got that thin, scratchy tone you tend to hear with cheap amps and/or cheap mics. Not really your responsibility, but I highly recommend running them through some nice cab impulses.

The mix is tight as ****, but actually too produced. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you're used to mixing metal?

Definitely though, it's the guitars that're making it sound less good than it could be. The bass sounds smooth and controlled, and the vocals are great.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #586
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First recording for my rock band at Uni (I'm on bass). I've never really had to do a rock band before, so I'm not entirely sure about it yet. What do you guys think, there's are obviously things that need fixing but I think I've just gone blind to them. Any help would be appreciated.

I think main issues are gonna be in the mastering stage. I'm still not much good at it yet. I think I might be pushing my limiter/tape plugin a little hard.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...mp/ITTSMix1.mp3

Edit: And here's a version where I've not limited the shit out of the master bus: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...Mix1%282%29.mp3

The guitar tone you have there works well in the verse, but it's a bit thin for the rest of the song I think. Vocals are good and the bass tone is pretty nice too. Sounds pretty good overall though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #587
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Thanks guys, luckily I still have the pre-mixed down guitar stems knocking about somewhere so fixing the tone shouldn't be too much issue.

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The mix is tight as ****, but actually too produced. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you're used to mixing metal?


Indeed I am.

Edit: Fixed guitars and the band requested I "de-metalized" the drums:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...Mix3%282%29.mp3

Now I just feel the drums are too quiet.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...mp/ITTSMix5.mp3

And there's this one. where the drums fit the genre more... but I find it a little lacking in space, it feels a little bass heavy and closed in even with a treble boost on the master. Maybe it's just my headphones.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #588
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The drums are EZDrummer DFH. The bass was recorded via DI and the guitars were recorded with an SM57 through an ENGL Fireball amp. There's 4 rhythm guitar tracks, 2 on each side panned differently. On top of that is the lead bits which is recorded the same way with just a bit more gain and some other EQ.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #589
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Thanks guys, luckily I still have the pre-mixed down guitar stems knocking about somewhere so fixing the tone shouldn't be too much issue.



Indeed I am.

Edit: Fixed guitars and the band requested I "de-metalized" the drums:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...Mix3%282%29.mp3

Now I just feel the drums are too quiet.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/A...mp/ITTSMix5.mp3

And there's this one. where the drums fit the genre more... but I find it a little lacking in space, it feels a little bass heavy and closed in even with a treble boost on the master. Maybe it's just my headphones.


Still too much separation on the drums, imo. Crank dat room. Vox on the chorus could be louder too.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #590
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Eh, I did a thing. I've been listening to more Big Chocolate lately, so I made a stupidly simple trap beat. Didn't even think it warranted a thread in "Original Songs", but w/e. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qm3yjl4u7...trap%20beat.mp3
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #591
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Still too much separation on the drums, imo. Crank dat room. Vox on the chorus could be louder too.


As my laptop screen isn't big enough to fit the whole of the SSD mixer on meaning it's next to impossible to route the room properly, would it be okay if I just ran the drum kit through an convolution reverb bus? Would it be the same effect if I used a small drum chamber?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 PM   #592
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@Odirunn Around 1:30 something seems off about the presence of the vocals. Maybe the balance between the instrumental and vocals.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #593
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As my laptop screen isn't big enough to fit the whole of the SSD mixer on meaning it's next to impossible to route the room properly, would it be okay if I just ran the drum kit through an convolution reverb bus? Would it be the same effect if I used a small drum chamber?

Yeah, I do that a lot to make fake rooms I like better than the SD2.0 one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #594
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I always have a fake room bus for my entire mix, just to give it some movement. I'll make another one for my drums then.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:21 PM   #595
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Hey everybody, I was looking for some critique on a track off of my band's latest album, we are called "Valley Haze" and the album is "The Valley". The song I am posting is called "The Empire", please let me know what you think about the overall mix, it is done all by myself at my home studio with Acoustica Mixcraft

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #596
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grottberg, nice job. don't know the tune but it was good. only critique (personal opinion, not that big of a deal) is that i don't love the guitar tone after the intro. sounds like it's layered, and slightly shifted, giving it an airy sound. probably was your intention, i just prefer and more clean crunch. kick ass song man.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #597
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mike mellen, nice tune. you're definitely a mature musician ... recording sounds too processed for my tastes though, especially the guitars. you should just let them be. take off all the master compression. you have to get rid of the low ends, sounds muddy especially with the bass drum. ... take your tunes and listen to them through every medium you have - small ******* radio, car stereo, headphones, living room stereo etc, find a sound that works for all of them. levels are good though. sorry if that was harsh. next tune sounds a lot better (Intro(pure imagination)).
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #598
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hi all, new to the site. i'm a home recording hobbyist. writing for a project, but i do little ditty's in between. this is one of them, just fooling around and maybe should've quantized it. pretty loose.

picture's 10 years old. i think the volume is low on the video, might have to turn it up.



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Old 02-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #599
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calvacade, sounds good.

i don't know anything about electronic music, but i think there's too much reverb in there and the hand clap is generic.

i'd like to hear it progress to a nice drop, then enter a more complex secondary bass line to compliment the drone, and to hear some kind of melodic line. have it on my desk by tuesday, thanks.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #600
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Here's a full cover of David Guetta's Titanium that I've been working on. I'd love some opinions. It's got a little more rockiness than the original.

https://soundcloud.com/tmusician/ti...s-3P9kE/s-3P9kE
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