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Any suggestions as to where?That sounds a bit better. I think it needs a bit of EQ sculpting now.
In other words, I can't view that properly, let alone listen.
Better?Do you have a clean bass track and a grit bass track? If so, turn the grit bass track up a bit. I can tell you have bass, but it's very low in the mix, to my ears. Might be a personal thing, but I just find mixes using heavy guitars to sound better when the bass and guitar are roughly at the same volume.
Isn't GClip a limiter?You're on the right track. I'll guess you're using GClip for saturation, in which case the ceiling is too low. I've got no idea how GClip works, but saturation effects should barely be noticeable. Try disabling it and seeing if that makes it a lot louder.
First of all, thanks for the quick reply. You have been of great help and I can't thank you enough man.It isn't normalized. The peak volume is like -12dB. Either you're setting the limiter too low, or somewhere in the mastering chain, there's a volume slider that's way lower than it should be.
Which effects are you using for mastering, by the way?
Okay.You don't really need monitors, just check it against other tracks with mixes you like. I'm not even using my monitors to check this, just a set of headphones that I'm used to.
Still, this does sound a lot better. I'd still say dial down the master a bit, but compare this draft to the first one you posted.
Sounds better now, but the guitars are too loud, and still kind of fizzy, and there's just not enough going on in the low end. I'd suggest turning up the bass.
More importantly, reference your mixes against songs you think have good production, and try to check the levels of each instrument/frequency against those in that song.
You and all the rest of us, brah.
This isn't mix-specific, but the chuggy parts could use some editing to tighten the cutoffs. That tight gating sound you hear in "professional" recordings doesn't come from the noise gate alone.
The guitar tone is on the scooped side, but we can work with that, since it doesn't look like there's too much fizz (except the clipping distortion). You might want to consider using a multiband compressor to fatten up the mids, and raise the low cut to give the bass rome room.
You can get away with turning down the hats a lot, since they show up in the room and overhead channels too. I'd recommend it since it's really jarring when they come in.
Finally, the master is just too loud. The kick and snare drown everything else out when they hit. It's past the point where a casual listener won't notice.
Other than that, this definitely isn't a bad mix at all, but it has some of the problems that a lot of bedroom mixes do (even a lot of professionally-released djent bands).
According to Wikipedia, it was Rick Rubin's fault.Rick Rubin produced it, he did not mix it or master it. it did not at all sound like a production error to me.
I have heard problems with E-MU and Vistax64. I can not say for sure, however.I also tried it on my cousins laptop with windows vista so is this the same for vista?
Thanks again, I'll check those out.
Well the reason your E-MU 0404 didn't work with your laptop is because E-MU's drivers for Windows 7 right now are only in beta and are not complete.Thanks. How sure are you that they will work with my laptop though?
Yes, they can, as long as they have an ExpressCard slot (most modern laptops always come with one nowadays). Though to be honest, I am finding it rare to find firewire on laptops besides Mac's.Will firewire work properly on a laptop as well? Pretty sure most laptops come with a firewire port nowadays, would be cool to do some recording when I move away to university as well. That's why the usb ones sounded appealing.
The Presonus Firestudio is the cheapest out of the few you listed, might look into that one.
Studio One does look really promising, and looks really good. However, some people are complaining about the lack of features commonly found in DAW's such as Cubase, and as such people are avoiding the program until Studio One version 2 comes out.Presonus Studio One Just came out, and if you can get the pro version, Its well worth it, it may seem confusing to use at 1st, but it is BY FAR the best program on the market in my opinion,
Know some death metal bands to listen too?Dude it's an internet forum,I'm not personally offended.But half the reason people go on here is to debate.Funny how i find prog to be a mash up of ideas most of the time,while death metal structures seem cohesive but complex(the perfect mix).Don't worry i don't have an personal issue with you, i just disagree and thats why i argued my points.
I do listen to some death metal. I know riffs will repeat, but I still fail to see a solid structure. It sounds like a mash to me.Oh i liked TGE back when it came out, it's by no means a bad album, but it is'nt as creative or inventive as old school death metal.Theirs allot more to it then palm muted chugging,ALLOT more since many bands barely even utilize that.And their is structure in death metal,riffs will repeat in different ways or with different harmonies and ideas backing them up or just being placed at a later point in the song to peice it together.But rather then being in a predictable matter, it keeps you on your toes with subtle technicality and out of the box but powerful ideas that are the heart of it.Also many death metal bands use more mid ranged vocals.I dunno man it does'nt really sound like you understand the genre you're criticizing to me.
Atmosphere aint bad
Chick Corea-No He Sings,No He Sobs
Don't be fooled by that one song by Nevermore. I mean they are getting a little more mainstream, but I would not call them a MTV metal band IMO. Check out some stuff off This Godless Endeavor. I also have yet to see Arch Enemy on an MTV channel, but then again I barely watch TV except for sports.That song is more creative then the entire genre of Melodeath..........
Not that it's ground breaking, but compared to generic heavy metal melodies,endless pedal tone riffs that all sound the same as the last, and pop song structuring.I find bands who use less melodic ideas,more riffs with influence stretching back into doom metal and 80's hardcore not to mention architectural song structuring to be far more interesting then your run of the mill mtv metal band(Arch Enemy,newer Nevermore ect)
I'm checking it out, it just sounds like guitar noodling so far.I'll see if this has anything that every 80's shred guitarist hasn't already done(without a seven string guitar though i suppose)
By Youtubing your song, it's not metal. Perhaps I got the wrong song, but it's rap, and I can comment on rap as I know nothing about it.amazing of course
Atmosphere - Shrapnel
To be honest, it sounds generic and is no different then any other band that has/had the same genre IMO.Never heard
Exhumed-Death Walks Behind You
Don't be tricked by so called "attenuators" on Ebay.Alright, I can get a "Little sucker" Attenuator off ebay. Would that work?
Or am I better off trying to find a smaller amp for recording, like the Tiny Terror?
It is, I agree.It's a really amazing tone.
What you want to do is first get your first Shure SM57 sounding god damn HUGE. Then take another SM57 and put it in that shape, at a 45 degree angle. Now go and crank your amp really loud, but do not play. Let the HISS sound, go in your DAW, and invert your phase. Now go to the cab and move the 2nd mic around until you get barely any hiss. Once you reach minimum hiss, turn your amp down to your level of recording, and turn off the invert phase button. It should sound massive.