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#1081
Quote by Dzamija
Well, I started doing this mix today to test out Guitar Rig (just got it), was going for that big stoner/sludge sound with heavy distorted bass but wanted to make it punchy as well. Actually to be honest I heard Muse's song "Psycho", really liked how the mix was done so I was sort of going for that kind of sound as well. Anyway, I like how it turned out, not perfect but pretty good, here it is:

https://soundcloud.com/dzamija/sludge-mix

All crits are welcome, and C4C as always.

P.S. I don't have monitors, I mix on ordinary PC speakers, so keep that in mind, I guess. xD

A little fizzy on the top end but otherwise not terrible for the guitars. Snare doesn't punch hard enough for my tastes. I actually really like the bass tone.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1082
Hey guys, first time posting a mix in here. My friend and I are trying to start a post hardcore project and we just finished tracking the instruments for our first song. The guitars were tracked with a Schecter C-1 Custom running through a Pod HD500X into a Focusrite Scarlett and finally into Reaper. For drums, I used EZdrummer. I also used my guitar for the bass and just pitch shifted it down with a Morpheus Droptune. I opted to just use two tracks, one panned left and one panned right for simplicity and a more "raw" mix versus having double tracked rhythms and the lead in the center, but if you think it would sound better with double tracked rhythms let me know. This is my first serious attempt at mixing so don't go too hard on me And of course, C4C

https://soundcloud.com/insertcoolbandnamehere/first-song
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Last edited by --{matt}-- at Apr 12, 2015,
#1083
Quote by --{matt}--
Hey guys, first time posting a mix in here. My friend and I are trying to start a post hardcore project and we just finished tracking the instruments for our first song. The guitars were tracked with a Schecter C-1 Custom running through a Pod HD500X into a Focusrite Scarlett and finally into Reaper. For drums, I used EZdrummer. I also used my guitar for the bass and just pitch shifted it down with a Morpheus Droptune. I opted to just use two tracks, one panned left and one panned right for simplicity and a more "raw" mix versus having double tracked rhythms and the lead in the center, but if you think it would sound better with double tracked rhythms let me know. This is my first serious attempt at mixing so don't go too hard on me And of course, C4C

https://soundcloud.com/mbise1993/pod-hd500x-drop-c

Pointing out something - soundcloud REALLY ****s with your high end. Don't use it for mix crits.

A real bass would help your sound a lot.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1084
@oneblackened Thanks for the tips, I might go with dropbox instead next time then. As for the bass, I've considered getting one, but I've been holding out in hopes that we can actually find a bassist instead. I saw a video posted on the first couple pages of this thread about using ReaPitch and bass amp sims to get a decent bass tone from a guitar, so I may try that instead next time. But aside from that, do you have any advice on the mix? I'd like to tighten the guitar tone up a little since it's almost too loose for my tastes, but I'm not sure what exactly it needs. Any advice in that area would be much appreciated
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#1085
Quote by --{matt}--
@oneblackened Thanks for the tips, I might go with dropbox instead next time then. As for the bass, I've considered getting one, but I've been holding out in hopes that we can actually find a bassist instead. I saw a video posted on the first couple pages of this thread about using ReaPitch and bass amp sims to get a decent bass tone from a guitar, so I may try that instead next time. But aside from that, do you have any advice on the mix? I'd like to tighten the guitar tone up a little since it's almost too loose for my tastes, but I'm not sure what exactly it needs. Any advice in that area would be much appreciated

Use less gain to tighten it up.
And for god's sake cut some of the mids.

Basses have a very different timbre than downtuned guitars do - that's why you use a real one and not just a guitar pitch shifted down.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1086
https://db.tt/pJGMhskM Cover of Mayday Parade's "When You See My Friends"

SSD4 for drums, PODFARM bass and LePou plugins for guitars.

General thoughts on the mix please!
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#1087
https://db.tt/pJGMhskM Cover of Mayday Parade's "When You See My Friends"

SSD4 for drums, PODFARM bass and LePou plugins for guitars.

General thoughts on the mix please!
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#1088
Quote by Bostonrocks
https://db.tt/pJGMhskM Cover of Mayday Parade's "When You See My Friends"

SSD4 for drums, PODFARM bass and LePou plugins for guitars.

General thoughts on the mix please!

Really dig this mix overall, I would carve a bit of the low mids out of the bass tone though, it's a bit boomy to me. Personally I feel like the drums need to come up a touch too but great job I swear by LePou plugins


Here's one I wrote this afternoon haha
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z5l0c2u7v4w8jxg/Artifacts3.mp3?dl=0
Last edited by AxSilentxLine at Apr 18, 2015,
#1089
Here's a song that I finished working on a few days ago. https://soundcloud.com/chukwu-uduka/rebirth SoundCloud seems to have done some weird stuff in the higher freq, which I am already aware of. Also, any advice on shaping the bass guitar would be really helpful since I just started playing and I'm still working on a tone. C4C!
#1090
Quote by Bostonrocks
https://db.tt/pJGMhskM Cover of Mayday Parade's "When You See My Friends"

SSD4 for drums, PODFARM bass and LePou plugins for guitars.

General thoughts on the mix please!

Really don't like the drum tone. No snap. Bass is a bit loud.

What are you mixing on?
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1091
Any feed back on my most recent recording and mix?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R5SiXxr4TU

Yes, it's a video, but it's just an image, the focus is 100% the song. Anyways, I thought the guitar came out monsterously in the verses with the full L/R panning. The solo is so nasty and crunchy. It was recorded through a Kemper Profiling Amp with some customized presets.

The rest is MIDI production, believe it or not, minus the female voice, which is a computer voice I recorded through my iPhone and emailed to myself! EQ'd up good lol.
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#1092
Quote by oneblackened
Really don't like the drum tone. No snap. Bass is a bit loud.

What are you mixing on?

He's mixing on headphones, cause he's a n00b
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#1093
Hey, friends. Saw this song posted in that big post of stems/multitracks and decided to give it a go since I really don't like the mix on the album.

Drown by Bring Me The Horizon
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16210823/Drown%20Mix%20Cover.mp3

Lemme know what y'all think! There are some drum humanization things left to be done here and there but I was more concerned with the mix.

Props to whoever recorded this, I couldn't find a source.
Let's party.
#1094
Snare sounds a bit tubby. Also, ease up on your master limiter. There's artifacts all over the place.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1095
Quote by MatrixClaw
He's mixing on headphones, cause he's a n00b



MY MONITORS ARE WITH STOLL DAMN IT
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#1096
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/10%20lorenz.mp3?_subject_uid=197667607&w=AADZBLvsk4y2krVr5E11d7SXWAty3FiKaq-UTmnREgmxNQ

feedback pls

tbh I don't know where the artifacts come from, there wasn't any in my daw

and the bass might be too high, especially during any part that's not the bridge because the bridge sounds sick when it's booming with bass imo
Last edited by whywefight at May 10, 2015,
#1097
Link no worko.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1099
Way too much on the vocals, I can't make them out at all.

I like the guitar tone. Good work on that. Drums aren't bad at all. Honestly I think your biggest hurdle is the vocals.

Also, crit for crit?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11901104/The%20End%20Of%20Heartache%20Mk2.mp3
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1102
Quote by xXCRA1GXx
https://soundcloud.com/burnthehive

Not my best mix but im glad its over with. Tell me what you think.

Guitars are too bright. Not enough low end in the mix.

Quote by Samk92

Getting a very meshuggah vibe. The high end is kinda making everything cloudy though and IMO the drum shells are a little far back.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at May 23, 2015,
#1103
Hey guys, been away for a while but I'll post a couple of mixes I have done in the last few months:

Disturbed cover with live drums and original vocal stem:
https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/indestructible-by-disturbed-featuring-drumming-by-paul-medlock-1

Machine Head cover with the original vocal stem:
https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/beautiful-mourning-by-machine-head

Racer X cover:
https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/viking-kong-by-racer-x

Also this one because why the hell not:
https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/puppycore

I'll do my best to get some crits in for anyone who posts.

Cheers guys.
#1104
Random, that Machine head cover sounds immense.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1105
Quote by oneblackened
Random, that Machine head cover sounds immense.


Ah cheers glad you liked it.

I used the original drum track as a reference for the drums and what really surprised me was that they didn't appear to use a click or any kind of quantising, so I had to automate the tempo to make it fit the vocals.

The guitars I also quad tracked a combination of the rhythm and lead channel on the 6505 which I haven't done before, but I'll be playing around with it more in my next recording.
#1106
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11901104/Bad%20To%20Good_2.mp3

Crit this for me? In the next revision I've already gotten the horns in tune.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1107
Quote by oneblackened
Crit this for me? In the next revision I've already gotten the horns in tune.


If you can, dial back the chorus on the guitar it sounds a little too warbly, but that's a taste thing.

Bass is great, as are vocals.

Maybe bring down the brass slightly.

Snare could use a bit more top, it sounds slightly dull.

Very nice mix and love the song as well so good job. The spread of the instruments is particularly good.
#1108
Quote by oneblackened
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11901104/Bad%20To%20Good_2.mp3

Crit this for me? In the next revision I've already gotten the horns in tune.

Does the singer lick his lips right after he says 'make my heart stop'? Because if so, edit that shit out!

Vocals sound a touch too loud to me, they are sitting in the mix. Maybe dial back the reverb a little bit, and drop the volume a db or two.

Agreed about the chorus on the guitar as well, it's a little bit over the top for my taste.

Disagree about the snare, it cuts pretty well to my ears.
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#1109
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11901104/Bad%20To%20Good%20Final.mp3 Updated version! Brought up the snare bottom a bit, lowered the vocals and horns, fixed that thing that Scott mentioned.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#1110
Quote by oneblackened
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11901104/Bad%20To%20Good%20Final.mp3 Updated version! Brought up the snare bottom a bit, lowered the vocals and horns, fixed that thing that Scott mentioned.


Much better, the guitars are much less distracting and the vocals sit better.

Did this today, any feedback anyone?

https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/lenfant-sauvage-by-gojira
#1111
@Random3 Dude, that mix is massive! It seems that the quad tracked guitars really had a huge effect. And that tone is perfect for that style of music

Here's a track that I just finished a couple days ago. This is definitely the one I'm most proud of so far. The mix is the first one that I've been relatively happy with, mainly because I finally got an actual bass guitar and it fills out the low end much better than a pitch shifted guitar There are still some things that seem kind of off with it though, namely a little too much "crunch" in the guitar tone (although that was kind of the sound I was going for), and the bass sounds kind of "honky" (if that makes any sense) in the beginning. Anyways, all critiques are welcomed, both from composition and mixing standpoints. Oh, and C4C

https://soundcloud.com/insertcoolbandnamehere/darker-song
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#1115
Quote by -Maridia-
Lead starting around 1:10 was a little too present above the mix for my tastes, but I liked this a whole lot otherwise!


Understood. Did anything else stick out?

And link me to what you want me to listen to?
#1116
Quote by GS LEAD 5
Understood. Did anything else stick out?

And link me to what you want me to listen to?


Nothing else in particular stuck out negatively to me, I liked it a whole lot.

I'll take you up on that offer and pester at some point in the future - Sadly I'm not working on much at the moment!
#1119
Quote by assaf.levanon
https://soundcloud.com/bkslash-1/muse-plug-in-baby-cover

First ever recording.
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It's nice considering that it's your first recording! Next time, double track your guitars and pan them hard left and right. If you have some extra money, get better guitar amp sim. Guitar Rig is more like beginner's stuff; I suggest TSE x50, Pod Farm Platinum or BIAS by Positive Grid. You can have great tones with these amp sims!

Vocal are completely drowned by other instruments in the loud part! It's a rock song, so make sure the vocal is a bit over everything!

Good choice on using REAPER.
#1120
Quote by james.lyriestew
It's nice considering that it's your first recording! Next time, double track your guitars and pan them hard left and right. If you have some extra money, get better guitar amp sim. Guitar Rig is more like beginner's stuff; I suggest TSE x50, Pod Farm Platinum or BIAS by Positive Grid. You can have great tones with these amp sims!

Vocal are completely drowned by other instruments in the loud part! It's a rock song, so make sure the vocal is a bit over everything!

Good choice on using REAPER.

Thanks for the feedback! Is there a point to double track the riff, or just the chords?
I'll check out these amp sims.

BTW, your cover sounds amazing!