#1
Hey guys,

I need a couple of suggestions from someone good at mastering (equalizing, compressing, etc). I have recorded and mixed my song and all instruments sound great... except rhythm guitar. The sound itself is not bad, but it doesn't fit the mix well.

So, is there anyone good at mastering that can help me? I'd like a warm, bass and full sound like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_QpA-11feI

Or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yBsBHE1ILw (check chorus/rhythm part during the solo)

So, how should I equalize/compress my guitar track? What frequencies should I boost/cut? Is there anything else that I should do?

Thanks.
#2
Mastering doesn't make an instrument fit in the mix more, if anything it makes it stand out more.

The sound may sound nice, but if it doesn't mix well then you have to change it accordingly.
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Quote by willieturnip
Mastering doesn't make an instrument fit in the mix more, if anything it makes it stand out more.

The sound may sound nice, but if it doesn't mix well then you have to change it accordingly.


for once, i actually agree with mr. willieturnip.
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#4
What you're talking about isn't mastering, its mixing.

Mastering is taking a track that already works and making it feel the way you want it to.

Ok, you say it doesn't fit. What do you mean exactly? Stands out too much? Figure out what frequencies are loudest on the guitar track and cut them a bit using eq, maybe lowpassing it around 700Hz or so (spectral analysers are useful here). Could you post a mixdown? Might be helpful.