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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help with a Mix I'm working on...

Any chance any of you guys could have a quick listen to a quick guitar mix I'm working on?

Im trying to get a good recording tone out of my new Marshall, and after following the advice I've read around the place I've come up with this so far...

I don't plan on making anything out of it, it was just a quick solo and widdle over an easy riff (which i half stole from a Satriani tune, though I've used it rather differently ). It's just a bit of a practice to get a good starting point and a few stored Reverb and EQ settings before i record something decent.

Unfortunately, I cant add any drums yet as I haven't bought EZ Drummer for my Macbook, and I havent got the time (or skill for that matter!) to make any midi samples to use Battery. I might order it tomorrow though so I may be able to complete the mix soon.

The samples were all recorded from the Marshall JVM into a Palmer PDI-03. The rhythm's are double tracked and panned left and right. Using Cubase I've added a little reverb to try to recreate the tone of a real miced amp. There's also a little delay over the lead.

I've EQ'd out the bottom end from the guitars, and a little from the high end to eliminate the fizz. I've tried to keep the upper frequencies reserved for the drums, and the lower frequencies for the bass.

Even though there's no drums or bass yet, how do you guys feel the guitars sound? Do they sound real? Or do they still have that "direct recorded" sound. I've been working on for a few hours, so my ears have kinda adjusted to it.

http://andrew.williams.name/music/MixDemo.mp3
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

sounds AWESOME!
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

The tones are good. There is something going on with the panning of the rhy. tracks that seems a little off. We you trying for a ping pong effect on the rhythm tracks? Def. a great starting point, nice job!
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

The playing on the rhythm wasnt very tight, it was done really quickly just to get the general effect of the double tracking. Im pretty sure I even played the riff differently in one bit. If i was recording a tune properly, I'd make sure I learnt the rhythm a bit better .
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

the lead tone is great. rythm sound not so great, maybe it's just a matter of balancing them properly, maybe it's just my taste. I like a bit more low end on rythem guitars.
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

I didn't want to put too much bass as it would overstep into the frequencies of the bass.

After listening to a few albums, I'm thinking i should add a little more presence, as the guitars sound a little soft.

Once i get EZ drummer running I'll get a proper mix with everything together...
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Re: Help with a Mix I'm working on...

I'm sure that once a bass drum and bass guitar will be added, the low end will be covered and the whole rythm section will sound better.
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