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Old 12-10-2012, 04:04 AM   #61
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Thought I'd give it another go https://soundcloud.com/brad-ezard/c...ix-practice-2nd
It's good to have some nicer stuff to practice mixing on than I'm used to.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #62
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Alright boys & girls, bash away: https://soundcloud.com/therealcaywo...-rough-bounce-1

No vocals (Sorry Matrix). There are a few things in the MIDI file I'd like to tweak but I don't want to get too deep into this. If it was just a little more humanized, it would have been a lot easier to mix since SSD really performs better with humanized drums.

I think my biggest concerns with it are the snare & I'm not sure if I got the cymbals right (SSD uses its own MIDI settings and I'm too lazy to change them). Still, enjoy bashing it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #63
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I had the same problem with cymbals, I compared my midi the the OH bounce to make sure I had my set up right.

As for the snare, well it doesn't sound like a rock snare. For a comparison here's the metal kit I made the other day for myself.

https://soundcloud.com/chemicalfire/ssd4-ex-metal-kit

Your snare sounds tuned too loose for metal.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #64
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I know there was a site that had a bunch of stems & sessions ready to be mixed but I forgot where it was at.


Chatter, that's the site, I found it again after a quick Google Search. I bet we could get away with using the Ultimate Metal stems since they're letting others mix them for free anyways.


There's also Indaba Music, which does a similar thing;

http://www.indabamusic.com/
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #65
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I had the same problem with cymbals, I compared my midi the the OH bounce to make sure I had my set up right.

As for the snare, well it doesn't sound like a rock snare. For a comparison here's the metal kit I made the other day for myself.

https://soundcloud.com/chemicalfire/ssd4-ex-metal-kit

Your snare sounds tuned too loose for metal.


See, I don't know these things, I don't mix metal :p

No but seriously, thanks for the tip. I'm not used to mixing metal so any help is great.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #66
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A lot of people mix metal snares with even more crack than in that clip, but honestly I think that sounds thin and eugh. I like my snare to have SOME body to it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #67
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Phat snares are my personal favorite, even for metal.

Whipped this up:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16210823/UG...f/Confined1.mp3

Augmented the snare w/ a slate z4 single hit sample I've had laying around for some extra room and body. Everything else is from the audio clips I uploaded.

GTRS - DI > x50 > recabinent mesa OS mic setup 57 fredman style > EQ and parallel EQ

Bass - Split DI, one sub/low track squashed with a limiter and a grit track run through TSE 808v2 and TSE BOD; limiter on the bass buss

Vox - Slammed with compression > delay > reverb; doubling 'trick' on the backing vocal

Drums - Lots of EQ, compression on everything as well as drum buss

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #68
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Just tried to mix in vocals.


Turns out I suck at mixing vocals.

Edit: Here's my first attempt

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/VoxMix1%282%29.mp3

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:59 AM   #69
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Just tried to mix in vocals.


Turns out I suck at mixing vocals.

Edit: Here's my first attempt

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/19504966/VoxMix1%282%29.mp3

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Posted this in the chat thread, but figured it might be useful to someone else:

Slam the vocals with compression. Seriously - If you think there's enough on there, use more, especially with high screams (otherwise they'll sound really thin)

1176 clone will do you wonders. Make sure all the buttons are pressed in and smash the hell out of them, the only EQ you should be doing in the end is a high pass, a dip in the low mids, and maybe a little high shelf for some presence
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #70
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Here's my first attempt, this was all done on headphones so I don't know how it will sound to everyone else.

First attempt

Second attempt < Bass drops FTW XD

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #71
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #72
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Cuz I don't want this to die I'll do some rough crits on the last two attempts.

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Here's my first attempt, this was all done on headphones so I don't know how it will sound to everyone else.

First attempt

Second attempt < Bass drops FTW XD

Any comments would be appreciated.


In the first mix I found the guitars sounds really weak and the bass didn't so much support them as underline them. Once vocals came in the fill up the mix a little it sounded a bit better but the whole mix sounds thin an anemic. I'd work on getting solid tones for all your instruments.

Second mix is a little better, but it's a step in the write direction but it still needs work to make everything sound a little bigger.

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My main complain here is the low end, there's too much of it and it makes the mix sound muddy and over hyped. Your guitar sounds weird in parts too... like you've slowed it down or something.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #73
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-Vocals, I put on some Reverb, Delay and Compression

-Guitars, I did some Compression and EQ changing, and used a JCM800 VST and a Tubescreamer VST, and for the Bass I used a free Bass Amp VST I found somewhere.

-Drums, EZDrummer, Drumkit From Hell, with the kick on a seperate track with the EQ edited slightly

all on Reaper

This is my first mix of all instruments, so... bash away xD

*Feedback would be helpful!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:50 AM   #74
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https://dl.dropbox.com/s/c9e2sdhlvw...ix%204.mp3?dl=1

Here's mine.

So far I think I like Shaun's the best, even though I'm not really digging the reverb on the vocals. It creates a cool effect at the end, but during the middle it's kind of a distraction imo.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #75
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Pretty much the same as before but I took the snare from the Pop/Rock kit, did the snare as a separate track, changed the EQ slightly, and took out some of the un-necessary Delay and Reverb on the vocals.

Yet again, feedback from someone who knows what they're talking about would be helpful!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #76
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Neat idea. I'll get in on the next one.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #77
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If I find some time tomorrow I'll check out the last couple of entries.

Come on guuuys, we need more people commenting!
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:24 AM   #78
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I ended up with a sort of Swedish DM sound on this one.
Here's (more or less) what I used:
*Compression on the kick and snare to accent the attack
*Reverb on the snare, plus an EQ to get rid of a frequency around 300 Hz that was driving me up the wall
*Guitars: TSE808 -> Legion with a preset from earlier -> LeCab -> reverb/EQ
*Bass: Highpass -> distortion and reverb in IL Hardcore -> multiband comp -> LeCab -> EQ
The bass was the hardest because of those goddamn swells on the ringing notes. It took me like 10 minutes to get rid of them, trying different combinations of plugins, before putting a multiband comp in after the distortion (to compress the bass).
But now I know what to do if I want that Entombed/At The Gates/Bloodbath tone. Free amp sims are awesome.
E: I don't have my monitors, and I'm mixing on headphones, so the mix is probably shit.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #79
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Updated the mixes. Now there are two: my attempt at a generic modern metal mix, and this abomination, which is the next step down the Left Hand Path. It turns out there's really not that much to do if you stay at your grandparents' for Christmas, so I modeled the HM-2's distortion with a couple waveshapers. It sounds br00tz, d00d.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #80
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I will definitely try this. It's be nice to mix something recorded by somebody else than me for a little practice. Thanks!
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