Since: Nov 27, 2007
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Posted on Jul 10, 2011 10:48 am
Member Since: May 06, 2007
I've gotten some great help from everyone here, and I really need some feedback; as much and as soon as possible PLEASE! This involves my band spending money for our tracks to get finished, and we don't wanna loose our butts on it!
I'm in a metal band called 'The Anxiety Effect' and we are just getting our first show/pre-production for recording around. We play our first show on July 23rd so we have been mostly focusing on that, but we have been writing and recording rough basement takes since February to gear up for our main recordings.
Since the only thing we are missing online is downloadable tracks of our music, and we have been focusing on our first show and not so much on recording, we decided to record a 2 minuet sample of one of our tunes to share on our pages on the net to buy us sometime until our E.P. is done.
I have some home recording gear, and I have done my own mixing/mastering before on other projects I have been in. Most of the help came from this forum. But I don't have the time or patience to do all that again, and I want our new stuff to sound as best as possible. So we are currently recording here at my home, and sending our tracks elsewhere to be finished.
We are from northern Pa, and have been in touch with a guy who owns a studio in Buffalo, Ny. Its called Outer Limit Recording Studio. Its ran by this pretty cool dude named Ken. Here is the website for his place with all his gear/specs on it:
Now, we recorded all the tracks here in my studio at home and sent him all the separated tracks to him. The drums where triggered with Superior Drummer 2.0, the guitars and bass where all processed through Line 6 gearbox/pod farm, and the vocals where recorded with a lower end condenser mic from MXL.
Ken has guitar simulation software like my Line 6 setup, so we sent him the guitar/bass tracks processed with my Line 6 gearbox/pod farm, as well as the unprocessed tracks so he could do some tones and what not as well.
He has returned to me an almost completed mix/master on the tracks I gave him for our sample track. Again, some of the vocals are yet to be recorded, and the ones that have been recorded where pretty rough. I wanted to make sure he could make due with my room/mic setup. So there are some lines missing in the vocal tracks.
He has not gotten any feedback from us yet as to how we want everything to sound, so for the most part this sample he did is all his doing without knowing any preferences we want as far as how the guitars sound and what not. He said he did a bit of mastering work to it, and its roughly 80% mixed and mastered.
Right now, I am very happy with the low end he has on the track. The guitars I feel have been crushed a little, and don't sound as big as I would like them to. But again, we have not returned any feedback to him just yet, and he said if we where not happy with something our wanted something done differently to not be afraid to say so.
I am posting our original roughs as well so you guys can hear what our guitars sounded like prior to him getting them. And then you all can toss me what you guys think on what he has done.
We are paying roughly $100 to $130 per song to be mixed, and $10 per minuet of recorded audio for the master if we end up doing our whole E.P. with him. For this sample, we have not really hit up on a price point, as he wanted us to hear what he can do.
Our original sample link:
Ken's Almost Completed Track:
Thanks for any and all feedback/advice!
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