Early mix of metal drums/guitars

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Member Since: May 06, 2007

Hey everyone. I was looking for some feedback on my current some what done mix. I just got my Line 6 UX 8 recently, and I have a metal project I am recording for an old bandmate of mine.

Basicaly, I was looking for some feedback on the drums so far as far as their sounds go. They are not really mixed yet, but I spent some time on the kick drum and toms. I ran this quick mix through a mulitband compressor and Waves L2 plugin for volume.

Any deefback would be great. I am not really all that good with EQing yet, so this is something I really really wanna work with. I don't know the frequencies or anything, but I can look at an EQ plugin and play with the lows, mids, and highs until I get something that sounds ok.

Thanks in advance.

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Since: Nov 27, 2007

Feb 16, 2010 11:41 pm

what drums are you running? are they real or programed?

does it have bass guitar yet?

I think they sound ok, especially if there's no bass yet as that will fill it in alot more.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Feb 16, 2010 11:53 pm

before any real advice can be provided, i also would want to know if this is real or programmed, and what program if they are.

Snare sounds sorta out of place with the rest of the kit.

the low tom sound really bass heavy, it sounds nice, but may be a little hot when in a full mix. Kick sounds OK, seems like the EQ for kick is in a good spot.

Also, I wouldn't run a MBC on the mix then ask for advice on the EQ. We have no idea where your MBC is working, or what it's doing, and that can drastically change the EQ of individual sounds (hence the MB part of the name). I'd lay off the MBC until you're sure a whole mix is done, and read for finishing.

Pretty decent sound on the gits.

Since: May 06, 2007

Feb 17, 2010 12:39 am


The drums are from Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0. So they are real samples recorded for the program, and we had a triggered drum kit patched into it. There is no bass track recorded yet. Just drums and guitars. Two guitar tracks where recorded, plus the lead track.

Again, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 is the software we used with a triggered kit.

I figured the floor tom was two hot, but I was really just trying to get some thump out of my monitors for a change.

The kick drum was something I wanted to really focus on. And I was pretty happy with it so far.

Thanks for the info on the MBC. I'll re-up load an updated version sometime tomorrow and repost it.

Thanks for the feedback so far. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks again guys.

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