Something Ive been working on for awhile, it would be good to get some feedback on mixing/mastering as this is something Im still noob at.

EDIT: First upload failed, the level was too low, its fixed now.


Last edited by Boghead at Mar 16, 2013,
Well first off the entire mix is really low volume. Which is strange because another song of yours is fine in terms of volume. Other than that the quality isn't really good, I'm guessing you are limited by your equipment which is fine. As for the writing and playing it sounds pretty intense, I like it! It sounds like you know what you are doing when it comes to playing, so I would try to improve your quality and I think you will have some killer stuff.

C4C? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1592438
Tight playing, and I can see the sound you're aiming for with the stop start parts and little shreddy fills and stuff. The guitar tone sounds a bit bassy and compressed, what are you using to record?

I think the drums need a bit of work, the snare is too quiet and honestly it sounds like someone knocking on a door rather than an actual snare drum. A different snare sample might help and some compression. Overall the drums just don't sound natural like they would if an actual drummer was playing, like when you have blast beats I often can't hear any cymbals, whereas a real drummer would be blasting on the snare with one hand and a cymbal with the other. This is just a case of listening to the drums in a song and figuring out how drummers construct beats and fills, and it can be kinda hard if you're a guitarist.

I don't want to sound too mean, you have some great ideas and cool riffs, but I think the mixing could be improved. Try and separate the different drums so you can mess with their volumes and compression separately to get a good balance.

C4C https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1593373

Edit. this might help: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/f-o-h/674709-systematic-mixing-series-0-introduction-glossary.html
Last edited by crushingmetal at Mar 18, 2013,
Like everybody is saying once you get the right equipment you will sound amazing! It's sad to say that a lot of this stuff is based on the right gear but that's life! Keep on recording your riffs are intense, I like the mini bass breakdowns.