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    The name is fitting. This is now our largest single project file out of many songs (38 tracks of various guitars and overdubs ). The name came about after tracking the first rhythm guitar (which wasn't even kept for the final mix). It had such a "big" sound that we decided it would be a fitting title. From there it grew and grew, until it got huge. But we were commited to being just big, so bigness it is. We were going for Bombastic, but that's a lame name for a song. lol

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    Comments on the mix in particular would be useful. It's very thick sounding to me.
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    Harder panning

    Levels are good i think as far as i can tell.
    i would do more extreme panning on the guitars to give them more room too breathe, and too make it more exciting.


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    I can see what you mean. The distorted guitar can be panned more if I want, so I'll try that in the remix. See if it makes it bigger.

    Thanks for listening and providing feedback.

    Anyone else?
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    Wow 38 tracks?!

    That may be why it's thick sounding.

    Sounds like a whole lot going on. Pretty cool song though. Maybe trim some of the fat out of it. Do you really need 38 tracks of guitars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_L
    Do you really need 38 tracks of guitars?
    There's a number of punch-ins, specially effected tracks, pans for stereo separation, etc. I think at any one time no more than 5 or 6 guitars (including bass) are playing at once.
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    how many?

    how many diffrent types of guitars are u using?

    gibson's
    fenders etc

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    On this recording it's the ibanez 6 string, alvarez acoustic, and a cheap slide guitar. I use software to drop the bass lines played on the 6 string an octave, and mix the raw 6 string and octave dropped tracks together for a full bass tone.

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    dude, this song is fantastic!!!
    it seems to me, based on the title and your description of it, that the sound you got is just what you were going for, and it sounds great! the mix seems perfectly balanced, if that's even possible.
    i wouldn't change a thing.
    what an original and fun tune.

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    The arrangement supports the 1/2 doz playing at once so I'd stay happy with that though a little EQ carving might get some air into it around the mid section.
    The only other tweak would be some 3kh for the bass as it doesn't stand too clearly - could be it's octave source. Did you use a pitch shifter or octave pedal?
    Nice performance.
    The maraccas, (I use rice in a medicine bottle), worked well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayc
    The arrangement supports the 1/2 doz playing at once so I'd stay happy with that though a little EQ carving might get some air into it around the mid section.
    The only other tweak would be some 3kh for the bass as it doesn't stand too clearly - could be it's octave source. Did you use a pitch shifter or octave pedal?
    Nice performance.
    The maraccas, (I use rice in a medicine bottle), worked well too.
    I did some EQ'ing for separation. There's a duplicate electric guitar panned slightly left that helped to fill in the main rhythm guitar. It had a lot of the higher-mids trimmed out. I may just raise that in the mix more and see if it helps.

    Not sure if I can get a cleaner bass sound. It's a pitch shifting software plugin. The octave pedal in the ME-50 I use isn't good enough for realtime recording. All the bass in the bass sound is post production. I'll try EQ'ing the original guitar track and bring it forward in the mix.

    The maraccas, as were all the drums parts in this song, were samples.


    drossfile, thanks for the compliments.
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