#1
Hi there, I also attempted a little mastering on this track.
This is my first proper attempt although the track is just a rough song as I didn't have much time for writing. I think the bass might be a little load.

https://soundcloud.com/billmurray-4/rough-test-track-louder-mix

Any comments & criticism are welcome. And this is my first ever post! So hi!

Thanks.

Bill.

Gear:
Pod HD (Desktop)
Gibson Epiphone
SSD4
Waves Plugins
Ozone 5
Last edited by BillMurray_2014 at Feb 11, 2014,
#2
Change the link.
These trebles hurt my ears.

That, and get your guitars more punchy, and play better.

Seriously, I get you may like treble but that's exaggerated, the kick drum in particular.
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#3
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Change the link.
These trebles hurt my ears.

That, and get your guitars more punchy, and play better.

Seriously, I get you may like treble but that's exaggerated, the kick drum in particular.


Thanks for the response. As in, insert a hyperlink, right? I edited my post to do just that but it doesn't seem to work. I'll try again.

When you say the trebles hurt your ears, do you mean there two many high frequencies & that I should cut them out, mainly in the guitars?
#4
The link didn't work when I clicked on it and I had to go to your soundcloud account and find the right track, though it works now so it's all right :P

Yeah, I wrote to:
-cut the treble
-raise the mids (and a bit of bass) in your guitars
-play better, cleaner, however you wanna say it
-cut the highs in the bass drum, those are especially bad sounding if ya ask me

Plus, since you're at it, add some bass frequencies somewhere.
Djent works by playing in that particular djent way and that particular guitar sound, but you gotta compensate for the lack of low stuff in the guitars adding them somewhere else.
The punchyness in djent doesn't also come from the guitars only.
It actually comes from other stuff mostly, so apart from the mid range, get your bass and bass drum to sound bassier, your bass especially, and try syncing the guitar picking with the bass drum if you still don't get enough puncyness and djntdjntdjntdjnt and stuff.
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#5
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The link didn't work when I clicked on it and I had to go to your soundcloud account and find the right track, though it works now so it's all right :P

Yeah, I wrote to:
-cut the treble
-raise the mids (and a bit of bass) in your guitars
-play better, cleaner, however you wanna say it
-cut the highs in the bass drum, those are especially bad sounding if ya ask me

Plus, since you're at it, add some bass frequencies somewhere.
Djent works by playing in that particular djent way and that particular guitar sound, but you gotta compensate for the lack of low stuff in the guitars adding them somewhere else.
The punchyness in djent doesn't also come from the guitars only.
It actually comes from other stuff mostly, so apart from the mid range, get your bass and bass drum to sound bassier, your bass especially, and try syncing the guitar picking with the bass drum if you still don't get enough puncyness and djntdjntdjntdjnt and stuff.


Noted, thanks. I need to get my bass guitar restrung, & my guitar. This was recording on the hoof. But I appreciate the input and will apply these changes.
#6
Like he said...
Do you have a narely sound system with kickers in your car?
I put 6x9 with trebles under my seat If i dont it'll kill my ears.
I also piont the kickers facing the read window. The sound bounces
off of the rear window and layer over the treble. It sounds clean, full and loud.
Plus you feel the music.lol
Or you even have a surround sound system for your intertainment center?

You gatta mic the bass drum or make those low notes kick somehow.
It's almost like you have to learn how to play the bass too.

Do you have ear budds? You use different size buds to feel the bass better.
Last edited by smc818 at Feb 11, 2014,
#7
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Like he said...
Do you have a narely sound system with kickers in your car?
I put 6x9 with trebles under my seat If i dont it'll kill my ears.
I also piont the kickers facing the read window. The sound bounces
off of the rear window and layer over the treble. It sounds clean, full and loud.
Plus you feel the music.lol
Or you even have a surround sound system for your intertainment center?

You gatta mic the bass drum or make those low notes kick somehow.
It's almost like you have to learn how to play the bass too.

Do you have ear budds? You use different size buds to feel the bass better.


Thanks for the reply. Um, I'm not the best bass player. I should probably mention that I record in a purely digital environment, nothing is mic'd up, everything is DI. I use Steven Slate Drums & Superior Drummer.

Appreciate the info.
#8
Dont get me wrong. I like your music.


You just have to mess with Frequency setting on the drum track to get the bass drum
to get more thump. I dont play the drums or the bass, either.

Try runing a cabinet emulator thru the drum track. This way you can bring out
the bass drums more and the highs more. I basically increase the frequence range
to max on a tracks i downloaded on youtube. The bass has more kick to it now.
This way i dont have to trun the volume up on the track. If i just turn the volume
up on it...it'll drown out everything.
I hope that makes sense.

I tried using an octive FX on my guitar but a real bass sounds better becuase it's
lower. Ive mess around with enough music maker software to know those bass
runs are rather wickage. I notice they're doing arppgeios or pentatonic blues riffs..stuff
like that but more tone center to the root note.
Last edited by smc818 at Feb 11, 2014,