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zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by pickle » Tue May 06, 2014 9:04 pm

http://m.soundcloud.com/theguiltymanfou ... str011-wav
Another one of my demos.This is the more heavyer side to my tastes.Im not a huge fan of industrial metal at all but alot of the songs I write like this seem to have a NIN feel.I love tool and I think that comes across on this one.
Guitars used are an Ibanez sz series and my warwick streamer lx.All done on the zoom r8.Personally I think the mix sounds very very muddy and unclear.Any one writing songs in this style with mixing tips they would care to share ? Thanks zfor listening.Irs just a demo and am fully aware of how ewwww my voice is lol.
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by dickl » Wed May 07, 2014 3:44 am

Another really good song from you :^:

Cool groove you've got going. Guitars and vocals are again excellent (although there are parts where the vocals need a boost)

The drums are keeping the groove but could stand more variation.

Bass is a bit lost (on my system at least).

Very abrupt ending? is that Soundcloud or deliberate?

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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by Lungfruit » Wed May 07, 2014 5:32 am

I certainly get the Tool vibe. It also has a Soundgarden thing going too! Your voice is perfect for what you are trying to do. I think it's mixed well and not muddy at all, except that I think your vocals could be brought up just a bit in the mix. I like the guitar accents. Are the guitars going straight into the R8, or via some effect?
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by pickle » Wed May 07, 2014 11:13 am

Thankyou everyone for listening.I double track the guitars.Record track 1 guitar then another take on track 2 with a slightly different sound then pan them left and right then EQ them, turning each slighty more centered till they sound right.Yes the bass is completely lost, they are quite old recordings and to be honest havent totaly mastered rhe r8 yet :oops:
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by topographic » Wed May 07, 2014 1:00 pm

This is sweet. It's got a nervous momentum that I really like, and the mutant-mosquito guitar riff is perfect. I agree with Dick that the bass is low, but it's there, so it might be ok. Too many songs have a heavy bass line which tends to distract me. The vocal should be boosted, but your voice sounds good to me.

Now add some mandolin and it's all good :nuts: :mrgreen:
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by gwood » Wed May 07, 2014 4:25 pm

This is very near pro quality, you don't need any advice from me.
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by Wolfini » Sat May 10, 2014 4:29 pm

Hey, not bad at all!!! :metal:

This is just straight hard rock to my ears, not that heavy after all imo, but just kicking right on! I like the bass line very well, because it is driving the song nicely along. I had no problems hearing it on my rather bass heavy headphones.

In the first part the mix seemed a bit too centered, but then the guitars left and right came in and everything was fine to my ears. I have no nits with the mix. Or at least no helpful suggestions. Yes, overall it could sound "bigger" (mostly the vocals and maybe the drums), but when you find out how to achieve that in home recording then please send me the secret through pm. ;-)

Cool stuff, Bye Wolfi
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by surfercook » Sat May 10, 2014 7:33 pm

pickle wrote:I think the mix sounds very very muddy and unclear
Just the opposite I'd say. You should put about 2 secs of silence in the beginning. I almost fell off my chair from that abrupt start. The ending needs some treatment too w/that "Off the cliff" stop. This is more progressive metal than heavy I'd say. Nice creativity. Reminds me ALOT of a dude I knew yrs ago who almost went pro. Sadly he took his own life last yr.
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by John P » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:16 am

I enjoyed listening to your song. Sounded great. Well mixed
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Re: zoom r8 mixing own song

Post by The Cracks » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:23 pm

I missed this one on the first go-round over three years ago!

It's really a pro-quality recording, as other said. I like the song. Very well done.
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