Tear apart my mix (Drop F|Heavy|lolbreakdownz)

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Luppin, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Luppin

    Luppin New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm a long-time lurker and I've posted a mix test once before with an unfortunately underwhelming amount of replies, hopefully this'll be different.

    Recorded all of this on my Focusrite Scarlett interface and I'd be ecstatic if you could tear my mix to pieces and tell me absolutely everything you hate about it. I'm not a drummer so all the drum programming is pretty basic and I do realize that the material itself is less than ground-breaking in terms of musicianship but still feel free to comment in any way you see fit.

    REX - Track_One_Test | Dropbox.com

    Facebook link for all those interested
    REX | Facebook
     
  2. Ryan-ZenGtr-

    Ryan-ZenGtr- SS.org Regular

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    Well... I came here for the "lulzBreakdownz" and I definitely say I got my moneys worth. :2c: + :rofl: + :hbang: = :yesway:

    Recording wise it sounds fine for what it is; anarchic dystopian cacophony with extra helpings of super spicy Br0otz sauce. :metal:

    A more structured and refined sound is what I'm used to but I'm sure some people will enjoy it.

    Best of luck! :wavey:
     
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  3. asilayamazing

    asilayamazing SS.org Regular

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    this is what i keep getting to... :shrug: i post in almost everyones and say something but then i cant get any comments on mine ha!:nono:

    anyways sounds good to me. snare pops out kinda loud IMO(just a hair) and the cymbals aboout the same... otherwise pretty brootz bro. you do the vocals?

    You got a bass in there? i think i hear one. :lol:

    and a "i hate it" is better than nothing:rofl:
     
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  4. Luppin

    Luppin New Member

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    Yeah I've been trying to find a nice balance with the snare and cymbals, can see what you mean about turning them down a bit and nah I've got a friend laying down vocals, I was originally gonna try to do it myself but after hearing his lows... :agreed:

    As far as bass, I don't own one and it's a little hard to locate friends with basses capable of producing notes that low that aren't just rattling strings ahah so I'm currently using this vst called GhettoBASS to pitchshift a guitar and as you can imagine the results are a little less than ideal so all that track really does is thicken up the guitars a bit.

    I definitely appreciate the input, even if it's not your genre of choice :yesway::yesway:
     
  5. square stomp

    square stomp stomp the square

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    I like generic metal as long as it's done well. Good job! :yesway:
    Love the stutter at the start. Sounds like you've done some heavy compression but haven't set the release correctly. Makes the guitars go "whump whump whump", especially in the lolbreakdownz. :2c:
     
  6. asilayamazing

    asilayamazing SS.org Regular

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    anything heavy is my genre of choice :yesway:
    good job bro!

    EDIT: if its called djent tho, then idk i kinda have a bias thats its gonna be some weird shit, its usually okay enough tho.
     
  7. schecter4life

    schecter4life Banned

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    im kinda standoffish with the word djent ala my signature xD
    Djent used to refer to the sound a certain tone made with a certain style of palm muting, not so much anymore xD
    a lot of times all i hear in new djent is "FLUB FLUB FLUB WOMP WOMP WOMP djent FLUUUUUUUUB" not "djent djent djent djent djent flub womp" xD
     
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    Jolo5150 New Member

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    great song i like it!
     
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  9. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    this gave me chills dude. wow
     
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  10. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master

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    You need to put the right keywords in your title:

    -Djent
    -Bulb
    -Name drop some guitar/gear brand the entire forum is currently GASing over
    -Brutal
    -Etc...

    After listening... This shit is actually kind of cool tonally in my opinion. I thought it sounded weird in the beginning like it had been recorded through a telephone but I see that was an intentional effect. Sounds like the rhythm guitars are a hair too loud. The lead gets drowned out a little. At least that's what it sounds like through my earbuds... Not exactly the best thing to be listening with perhaps. :shrug:
     
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  11. leandroab

    leandroab Stay Negativeā„¢

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    As it sounds right now, I could happily say it's awesome!
     
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    This is pretty awesome!
    I think the snare volume is fine. The cymbals could come down a little bit, though.
     
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  13. TankJon666

    TankJon666 SS.org Regular

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    I was proper zoned out and then KABOOM!!! Vocals came in and kinda ruined it for me. Not that the vocals are bad. Actually awesome. But I prefered the track uptil the vocals came in.

    Anyway. Mix sounds good. I like the guitar tone. I think the overall mix could do with a touch more bottom end though but that could be the lack of a real bass.
     
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  14. asilayamazing

    asilayamazing SS.org Regular

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    ya pretty much i got more comments for "raw death metal content" then i did with "new bass guitar metal test(sd2.0/C#/TMF/sm58)"
    honestly id click on the latter knowing it was a full mix, but i get more comments for "raw..." with just a guitar :lol: go figure....
     
  15. jacksonslut

    jacksonslut dennaB

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    I like it. Reminds me a lot of Demolisher. Good job. I can't judge the recording due to the $2 speakers I'm using :lol:
     
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  16. Luppin

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    Thank you guys all so much for actually checking this out, and I've gotten 3 more likes on my facebook page which is never a bad thing ahah.

    List of changes:

    -I messed with the "bass" EQ a bit and raised it in the mix to try and address the suggestion about a lack of low end as well as shortened the release on a compressor I had on the "bass" and bass drop tracks to thicken the kick up a bit during bass heavier parts that I think was making that "whump" sound

    -Lowered the cymbals a bit and tweaked the volume of the room mics a hair

    -I wasn't exactly sure what TankJon666 meant by
    but I lowered the vocals just a hair because they did seem a little loud, but if you could go into greater detail about what you didn't like about the vocals that'd be awesome

    Also in regards to the leads not standing out enough, I've been fooling around with the volume on them, I think they achieve the desired effect but like your earbud situation I'm mixing on these ~15 year old $80 2.1 speakers so it's likely that neither one of us is getting the best representation of the sound ahah :X

    Updated mix:

    REX - Track_One_Test_2 | Dropbox.com

    Again I appreciate all the input and feel free to be as critical as you want, any criticism is good criticism :yesway:
     
  17. asilayamazing

    asilayamazing SS.org Regular

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    :eek:DAMN sick bro!

    i wish i could get a kick like that! \_(o_0)_/

    and i think he meant the transition to the vocals is pretty abrupt.
    its like breakdownlulz:wallbash: vocals in ur face:eek:
     
  18. Luppin

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    ha yeah I'm definitely more than satisfied with how I'm making everything sound for right now, considering my pretty basic setup. The one major gripe I have is that since we don't have a drummer the programming is less than stellar, just wish I could find someone make them sound more interesting
     

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