#1
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,
#3
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.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=31250719