SSO advice applied. How does is it sound now?

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  1. MayorWest

    MayorWest SS.org Regular

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    Hey everyone I posted some tracks a while ago and people where nice enough to critique and give advice. I worked on my metal vox (I am new to it) which projection was an issue before. Mastering I demudded my mixes and also utilized limiters.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-895591919/drum-map-watch-dog
     
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    Mastering really isn't the place to demud your mix. Your mix should not have mud in the first place. Those guitars have way too high end and its clouding the vocals. The vocals sound like their being screamed inside one of those huge blow up balls that you stand inside and roll around on water with. Overall, this thing needs a lot of mixing work.

    I can appreciate the recording side of this though. You put yourself out there and did something new to you, so props for that. But you need to go back to the drawing board on the mix.
     
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    Thanks for the feed back. yeah I definitely overscooped the guitars too. As for the vocals I have zero clue on mixing vocals less than instruments but as far as screams go I compressed, limited, and a slight delay I figure revers would make it too wet. It may need some eq. I really appreciate the feedback and will apply these changes. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah dude, I think youre close on the approach to your vocals. Maybe try something like:
    1. Subtractive EQ (low pass, remove the "PA's", and the "SSSS")
    2. Compression (probably hard af, medium to fast attack and release)
    3. Additional EQ
    4. Limit for volume consistency
    5. Reverb or Delay (if you so choose)

    That's just a baseline but close to how I'd approach it. Keep at it man!
     
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    Awesome man, thanks a lot this is just what I needed. Can't wait to clean this mix up.
     
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    Ok hopefully this sounds better, I applied the advice.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-895591919/watch-dog
     

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