Posted on Feb 03, 2004 01:30 am
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
as a way to get some practice in on mixing and mastering without waiting another year for my material to develop, i went and tried my best on this danzig cover song, called 'dominion.' it took about a week i guess, in my spare time.
i would welcome any criticism. and i can't wait to get listening to all the stuff on this board. as soon as i move out of here (get my own listening space) and get my computer (which has speakers) connected to the net i plan to do a whole lot more listening on HRC.
i see about 3 of what i consider major problems in this song, and i was wondering if theyre noticible. can you spot them?
aside from that, i'm still looking to polish this up some more, make it sound more...punchy, and definitely more integrated. i used a bunch of waves plugins over at my friends house (i'd love to own that stuff) but because i had limited time there and am naturally intimidated by a lot of that stuff, i stuck with presets (and made notes for some later figuring). i used L2 hard limiting on the distorted chorus guitars. there are two guitars there with two different distortions, panned in the 30-40 range left and right. (i didn't use any signal processing on the verse guitars, but now that i listen, they sound a bit unruly, no?)
i'm not sure if i've EQ'ed the vocals to sit well in the mix, but they seem to be sounding like they almost fit, at least in the verse. i used a waves tripling effect preset on them, and did a notch somewhere in the mids. (and yet for the chorus, they seem like they don't sit well?)
the whole thing is mastered in ozone through the '4 band rock master with EQ, exciter, and widening' preset.
would any of this be considered wrong?
as a final note, there's the distinct possibility that this will sound like garbage, depending on your speakers. i mix in walkman headphones and test-run it through my car stereo. the mix sounded almost decent to me in headphones and just 'ok' in the stereo.
thanks for listening if you listen, and thanks for putting up with me as i very slowly absorb information across the span of years.
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