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    New Metal Mix - Critique?

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    This is a final master of one of my more recent projects. It has its flaws, but I feel it's my best work yet.

    steve.h Metal Mix 2 by SteveHenningsgard on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free


    Things I'd like to get better at in future projects:

    -improved overhead micing techniques & set-up/attention to which cymbals people are using that sound good/bad
    -more focused kick drum
    -cleaner low-end

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    Cool track, great guitar tone.
    Bass does rumble a bit, but it didn't disturb me. Kick could use some click in it, otherwise it sounds like a muffled thump to me. Snare tends to get lost under the barrage of guitars a lot of times.
    Pretty good track though.
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    I was going to put up a quip about giving us the lyrics, but no, I think you did a pretty good job here. I too think the snare is buried. I'm not a metal guy but bringing the guitars down equally just a bit might help. You could also play with notching some of the frequecies slightly to make it breathe, somewhere in the mid-low bass. Your squasher may have more room to move.

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    Guitars are insane. All of the drums seem a little low in the mix compared to the guitars. Good tone, clear vocals, nice bass and balance overall. Some of the low mids may be a little heavy.

    Good metal sound.

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    Thanks guys! Looks like we all agree on the positives & negatives of the mix. I have a habit of making the guitars louder than is strictly necessary, typically to the detriment of the drums.

    Cheers!

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    I have been trying for months to get a heavy guitar sound to sound clear and still heavy.. How in the hell did you do that? That's an amazing guitar tone! (and an amazing tune)

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    Pure evil. I LIKE IT! Great job man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeym View Post
    Cool track, great guitar tone.
    Bass does rumble a bit, but it didn't disturb me. Kick could use some click in it, otherwise it sounds like a muffled thump to me. Snare tends to get lost under the barrage of guitars a lot of times.
    Pretty good track though.
    +1 on this. I'm listening on headphones right now. I think the guitars can come down a little bit. The overall drum sound is fantastic! Did you sample replace? I'm curious to know your process of recording them.
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    Such a beautifully brutal grind here! I was really wishing for some singing here and there , and not just Cookie-Monster the whole time - even a Pantera-like-angry singing woulda been cool for me, but it's not my song . Drums could be more prominent all together, still a pretty decent mix to my ears.

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    Excellent sounding song.

    As for the mix...I think the mix is to crspy and clean/clear...you want to feel the music as well as hear it...mix needs more bottom end for me...I dont listen to this type of music so I could be way off base.

    Kick,bass and snare could be beefed up to give you the low end this mix needs.

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