Need help with mixing.

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  1. ogdanoid

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    guys help me put with mixing this track....i just need to make every instrument audible and loud...name of the track is 'DESCENDANT'.

    it would be helpful if you could rate it out of 10. (i know its pretty awful...still i need to know)

    p.s.
    i am new to mixing...
     
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    awesome song. its hard to hear everything. the first thing i'd do is boost the mids on the guitars, and compress the vocals a little. how many guitar tracks did you use?
     
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    Drums could use some more panning
    Vocals are too loud
    Guitars need more mids (re-record them, EQ wont fix it)

    Its great for a "black metal" type of mix. Once you lower the vocals and add some mids.
     
  4. ogdanoid

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    @blackenedblood1
    i used 2 guitar layers...problem is...if i try to increase the guitars...the keys and pads get shadowed and vice versa...and increasing the mids or the volume distorts the whole mix.maybe im worng......i'll definetly try what you said....thanks.

    @guitarguru777
    i suppose more mids might fix the guitars...




    i have one more question....should i decrease the mids on snare????......i think they are causing more problem in the mids section.
     
  5. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    I can't reference this right now because I'm at work, but a couple general points:

    1. If, when turning up one element you start to really lose another (like guitars clashing with keys) then it sounds to me like they're fighting for the same frequencies. Every element of a piece of music pretty much has to have it's own prominent spot in the frequency band that the other elements aren't using. Usually this is an arrangement issue, IE the keys and guitars are playing in the same octave, which generally speaking is not a good idea. Sometimes it's an EQ issue.

    Do you have access to any version of frequency analyzer? They can be *very* helpful in getting a visual representation of what's happening with any given sound.

    2. More often than not, subtractive EQ is better than additive EQ. Instead of boosting the mids on an individual element, take away some of the lows and highs. This helps preserve much needed headroom for the mixdown.

    Hope this helps in any small way. :yesway:
     
  6. ogdanoid

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    totally dude :)
    will surely go check some frequency analyzers.
     

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