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    hi all, to start off i am uploading a new mix as im typing this. i put one drum track down the middle and took tokis advice and man did it clean up everything. i took the bbe sonic maximizer off and that helped alot to. axe i blew the candle out just for you brother, now the guitars scream like crazy. and yes twist we play this song and many others in our church and alot of other churches. our church is 100 percent behind us because they know we are doing the lords work, they bought us our pa gear and alot of other things. and they are our buiggest fans. toki the delay thing is pure genuis and it realy helped alot. i realy appreciate the info on using one drum track because it realy made all the difference in the world, the drums and the guitars are no longer stepping on eachother and that realy helps alot. like i said earlier my singer and bass player will be over tommorow to lay tracks on this and my other one, weve gott a very gifted female singer and she has a great voice so ill definately post when it is done.we will be hitting a real studio next month to track our first albumn. my goal with the home studio is just to get good demo quality recordings where the instruments are nice and clean sounding and arnt stepping on eachother all over the mix. thanks for the help friends. and god bless you all tim pate

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    OK GUYS I GOTT THE NEW MIX UP(phew 45 minutes to upload lol).
    i hate dial up but i dont like to pay the price for broadband so there ya have it lol. anyway i can tell a huge difference with the drums done this way it cleaned the whole thing up or so it seems. anyway thanks guys see ya god bless tim pate.

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    sorry guys but i gott the new mix up and i need a few more ears thanks.

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    hey flash, good tune, but I'm hearing some mix problems.. I don't hear much room for bass in the beginning.. When the song starts, it almost sounds like there is bass because of all the low end on the guitars.. it opens up a bit after the opening lead though.. the sound of the rhythm is almost too crunchy, or not cabinet emulated enough... Not sure what processor your using, but I would back off the gain a little bit.. I know that sounds crazy, but the rhythm is a bit direct sounding.. also, the kick could use some brightening (e.q.).. It sounds good when no music is going, but seems to get a bit lost when things are loud.. Nice playing and riffage.. I'll be looking for the vocal version..

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    I heard somewhere that you needed a bad critic. Well, I'm just awful...lol.

    Okay man, you know this isn't what I'm used to mixing, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. It's not a bad mix at all right now, but I think you have to roll off some of the lows from those guitars. Now, since vox are gonna' be added, that could change everything, lol...but it sounds like you're getting the guitars up in the mix by using the volume knob alone. You can increase the "apparent" volume of the guitars by cutting everything on them below 100Hz...at least, it works with acoustics, lol. The bass and kick will have plenty of low end to fill in that hole. Anyway, if you make a pretty big cut on the very low end of the guitars, I bet you can actually turn them down on the levels if you want, but in any case, they should SEEM louder.

    The levels seem okay to me, btw.

    The good news is that you've got a big wide space in the middle (EQ-wise) for some vocals to sit nicely. It's really hard to be very accurate about how a mix will sound until all the stuff's in it, but I think you've got a good starting point once you take some of the low end out of the guitars.

    Oh, I agree with the Megadeth tone thing...If I were you, I'd play something like "Symphony Of Destructioni" on the same system you're listening to your mix on and make them sound similar. It's even better if you can find an old EQ with level meters on it so you can actually SEE the similarities and differences as well as hear them. I'm gonna' download some Mustaine now and see if I can make any comparisons.

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    Yup, ... you need to cut some low end. I A/B'd it with "Symphony," and the low end on the Megadeth tune looks just like it does on most commercial mixes. There's a peak in the low end around 63Hz, and then a very steep dropoff below that. It's almost like they just cut everything starting at 50Hz.

    The good news is, that megadeth mix had the same "smiley face" eq that your tune has (i.e., hyped in the lows and the highs, with the mids coming in mostly with the vocals and the lead.

    Something to keep in mind maybe, if/when you cut the lows on the guitars, you might wanna' listen to the snare and make sure it doesn't seem too loud, b/c I bet that it'll be relatively louder after the cut. Hopefully, cutting the lows on the guitars will give the kick a little more definition too.

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    Much better Tim but got to agree with everyone bout the Gits, Man. The freakin Rythymn is still smothered in lows.

    Keep at it!!!

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    Back to the small guns

    I actually like the overall sound. The big thing I noticed is that the drums are pretty dry and a little dark sounding to me. Keep in mind I'm listening on computer speakers. Plus some of the tom panning may be a little excessive?

    Your gonna need a shoe horn to fit the vocals in there. The sound is so big already

    I'll be interested in hearing the final product.
    John


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    Cool Riffs

    Hey Cool riffs, i really think this would benefit from a bass role off, and a cut on the gain as B. Sabbath said. Too much gain makes for a tinny sound. I can totally see a Megadeth influence here. I wanna hear the vox and bass in there. Keep pluggin away and it will take shape.
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