Here's an original prog metal song I recorded, I'd appreciate any input you guys can give! https://soundcloud.com/guerillagorillas/standing-guard-against-an-1

The gear I used:

Ibanez RG2EX1 with a Seymour Duncan SH-5 in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck
POD HD500 (used for guitar and bass)
Ibanez GSR 200 bass
EZDrummer Metalheads EZX

I didn't do any post EQ or compression or anything, if anyone can offer advice on how to make my mix better that'd be awesome!
Last edited by GuerillaGorilla at May 28, 2013,
Well, composition wise, the song is excellent. As far as mixing advice goes...
- I use SD2, but it's made by the same company and I also use the metalheads expansion. There is a mixer within SD2 and I'd imagine its the same with EZdrummer, I would go in there and mess around with the kick and the snare drum, get them sounding a bit fuller. The velocity you program them to in your DAW can also affect the sound, I typically do mine around 90-100.
- Kick cuts through mix well enough so I'm guessing you already put a notch in your bass EQ, I would just turn it up a smidgeon and make it a little fatter.
- When you add the master track, I would scoop it a bit with for this type of music, but not too much trebs otherwise your cymbals will sound fake.
- Little bit of reverb on the master track will help things blend together a little more.

Overall very good song. I especially liked the clean guitar parts. If you wouldn't mind C4C, this one is also progressive metal but there is definitely a little bit of a post hardcore and classical influence there as well.