Hey guys I just finished making my first Mix and I'd like to get some feedback on what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong.
the mix was done with a Line 6 tone port UX8 onto acoustica mixcraft 6. the electric guitar was my epiphone les paul and the acoustic guitar was my Guild GAD-50
Mixed with audio technica M-20 studio headphones
here's the final mix
Silent Hill 2 Promise Guitar Cover.mp3
to make this mix I started with a midi drums track made using ezDrummer. I was going for a "roomy" sound but didn't want it to be too roomy so I just increased the room mic a bit. while the dynamics were made to be completely random except for the heavy fills witch were made to be as hard as possible. I also added a decent amount of reverb and some heavy compression with a fast attack and gave is a slight eq curve.
Next track down is the bass, a relatively simple bass track recorded by me creating the sound in pod farm, I tried to make it sound clean but it eventually ended up pretty muddy, I added some compression and an eq curve that pretty much just cuts off the high end.
Then a midi simulated Hammond B3 with no effects added
Under that is an acoustic guitar playing simple cords recorded with a sure SM57. The track is made up of 2 guitars panned hard left and hard right with added Eq compression and reverb.
next is a cleanish rhythm guitar with a little bit of choirs created in pod farm. with Eq reverb and compression added. the Eq was used to cut off all the unneeded high and low end as well as shape the sound
then my first lead made in pod farm with Eq, reverb and compression added.
next is the heavy rhythm guitar used for the heavy part of the song. is is made of 2 tracks panned hard left and hard right with added Eq and compression with no added reverb
next is the group for the three part lead the first to harmonizing parts are panned slightly left and slightly right while the echoing track is centered the 3 tracks have compression while the individual tracks have their own Eq.
and for mastering I used izotope ozone 5, starting with an eq I made a high pass filter to cut off the low end and a high shelf to cut off the high end with a dip arround 430hz pretty much just cause.
im not gonna describe what I did for compression because im not completely sure what it was but I though it sounded good. so here's some pics
some reverb, pretty much just a preset with the wet mix set to 9.5%
Not completely sure how stereo imaging works but I kinda know what it does so I left the bass mono and incurred the mid range a bit.
and I'm completely clueless on the harmonic exciter so I didn't use that at all, I also decided not to use a post Eq.
as for volume maximizer I just went to the loudest part of the song and turned it up as much as I could before the threshold of 0db was reached
and left all the other settings how they were