Veil of Maya Inspired w/ xylophone (Logic 9/POD UX2/The Metal Foundry)

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  1. abswisher

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    I tracked this last night, and mixed it this morning. Just looking for some criticism on my rushed mix, and how to improve it.

    Edit: See post 8 for final mix.






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  2. Chickenhawk

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    I'm a fan of a little more grit in the guitars, but the tone you've got works really well for what you're playing.

    I shouldn't even comment on the mix, since I'm listening with beyond horrible speakers, but maybe bring the kick up a tad? Maybe someone will chime in and tell me to shut up :lol:


    And the xylophone is absolutely PERFECT!
     
  3. beefshoes

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    Awesome stuff mate.
    I think the kick drum is fine. It could some more low end though.
     
  4. Metalhead77479

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    Sounds really good man. :agreed:
    Personally I would Eq and shape the tone of the guitars a little more to help it sit in the mix a little better.

    Another suggestion, it's really tight, but if you want to make it a little tighter, send the outputs of the kicks (and whatever else from the drums you want to a bus) And set up a Gate on the guitars with the bus that your using for the kicks & other drums with a relativley high threshold so that way the guitars get that extra cut/tightness to them. Overall good mix. Maybe bring the xylophone up a bit in the mix. :hbang::metal::yesway:

    Edit: I meant to tell you that you have to sidechain in the gate. Sorry about that
     
  5. Metalhead77479

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    :agreed:
    Maybe just a tad to give it a more natural kick sound, but it's pretty good already & punchy as hell
     
  6. abswisher

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    Thanks man! Yeah, I only high cut and low cut the guitars so they could use a tiny bit of tweaking. Also, can you go into detail about that bus? So, I send the kick/whatever else to a bus. How do I get the guitar gate to interact with that?

    Edit: Figured it out! Haha

    Double edit: Re-EQed and brought up kick, slightly EQd guitars and added gate, brought xylophone up


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    badass dude, definitely tight sounding. Definitely sounds like you were going from the production on the new VOM cd rather than the old one

    cool track though :yesway:
     
  8. abswisher

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    Alright, final tweak! Haha. Completely forgot I downloaded the Sperimental impulse pack this week. So, I threw those on there.


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  9. ST3MOCON

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    cool dude the guitar tone is very veil of maya. i think you nailed his tone if not better than his tone
     
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    defnitely nailed veil of maya style/tone,
     
  11. Jake Boyce

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    I agree that your tone's even better than Marc's. It sounds very similar, but your's is warmer. Also, your palm mute's are clearer.

    I can tell it's very VoM inspired, but you have your own style to it and I can't imagine them doing any clean riffs. So thumbs up on that one! :yesway:

    I absolutely love the xylophone by the way.
     
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    I love this, man. Great mix and the style is right up my alley. Very Solid, keep up the good work!
     
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    Exactly this!
    So good. Please do more.
     
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    i dig it. very sick!
     
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    holy shit that was sweet
     
  16. abswisher

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    Changed the snare sample, and a few minor tweaks.


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    any tips in general for this type of tone?
     
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    i came.

    my only critique is that the snare has more high end on it that it needs, might want to sort that out.

    the playing is VERY clean, the track's GREAT, i love it.

    keep up the great work.
     
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    Incredible. something I would love to have a full cd of.
     
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    it sounds to me like the guitar panned right is way louder than the guitar panned left...but no one else has commented on/noticed that.. oh well, if it were me, I would level out the volumes. the song is BADASS though man...seriously, very very good.
     
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