Here’s another remix of my older songs. The sound is quite industrial (and perhaps experimental). I put together Virus TI synth with thick sounds from my Jem and POD (Vai-ish amp modelling).
Anyway, the old mix was quite muddy. And the instruments are quite challenging here, but I tried to clarify the sound with EQ cuts, ducking, blend reverb and stereo widening. I know this is not commercial-level stuff, but I hope I’m progressing little in every mix.
But how does this sound to you? Any mixing tips / flaws I’ve obviously made?
It sounds pretty good to me. I think that sometimes the synth sounds are a bit too quite, and the drums could probably have their highs boosted a bit, but for the most part it sounds very well put together (and very well played!).
Wow!!! This guitar is recorded pristinely, and sounds great. In general I think the track is mixed very well. The one helpful comment I might have, is that for my ears, I find some of the dead center lead to be too loud in the mix. Its really, really on top and out front. For my tastes, I might have brought that fader down a bit.
I’m totally striving for a crystal clear guitar mix like this… – even though our styles of music are totally different.
Thanks for the most positive feedback I’ve had here so far (Especially Delt for your kind words… yes it’s POD HD500 and Jem).
Deciding lead volume levels is surprisingly hard. Everything is very loud when listening via Avantones. When I switch to Truths the lead sound gets very quiet and headphones somewhere in between. My room is probably making things harder as well.
And I am not very good with compressors yet. But learning all the time. I’ll probably try to tweak some volume levels still.
I can’t speak for the audio quality because I am using pretty crappy speakers at the moment, but the song itself is good, although it sounds a bit void in the middle part and in general Steve Vai would have changed the quantity of notes instead of playing 90% of thirds. Maybe you are confusing Steve Vai with Iron Maiden?
Ok, I’m talking about Jem and amp modelling sounds in the verse and just needed a catchy headline to get people clicking my topic My playing is nothing like Vai’s and I’m not half as good as Dave Murray.
Anyway, thanks for listening. You might be right about the middle part. I try to avoid adding too much instruments in the mix, have to think about this…