The WIP Thread

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  1. Chi

    Chi Niverlare

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    Yaaaaas. This is the bomb. Getting Chi vibes all over this verse.

    Guitars sound a bit muffled, rolled off too much high end? Other than that - glorious. Guitars have some real cool bite to them.
     
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    Hey glad you like it! You would be right to get Chi vibes off of the song. At the time I wrote it (about 7 years ago), I was listening almost exclusively to Life is Peachy and Korn's debut album. So the influence was inescapable.

    As for the guitars sounding muffled, that was intentional. I wanted to go for more of that late 90s early 2000s wall-of-sound tone. Really comes together when cranked loud (in my car at least :lol:). But I'm glad you like the bite of the guitar sound, that's the Engl Powerball amp sim in Amplitube. It's so underrated. I see a lot of people talk down on Amplitube and on one hand I can understand but they do have some gems in their collection.
     
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    Chi Niverlare

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    That's Amplitube?! Jesus, it sounds insane. I've used it for a while as well, but was never able to get it to sound like -that-.
     
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    Haha! Yeah Amplitube is a funny plugin. It has a lot of duds but they have a certain few that are winners. The Engl and Soldano are my favorites so far for heavy tones. I should add that I do bypass the built in cab sims and use Rosen Digital's American Custom IRs. They make a huge difference. (For the record they don't create the muffled sound, I EQ'd that.)

    EDIT:
    I should note that I'm referring to the actual branded Engl and Soldanos in their Custom Shop.
     
  5. Saieph

    Saieph *_Cowbra_*

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    I remixed my cover of "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals. Next up, add the lead vox, duet vox, the 8 part choir vox, and the solo:

    House of the Rising Sun by Saieph
     
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    New track :).

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/zenshin-2/end-the-silence[/SC]
     
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    Got a little stressed out and decided to just record another song to vent. This is the result.

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/zenshin-2/mine[/SC]
     
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    So here's an old riff I just recorded, heavily inspired by Fear Factory's gun-like sound don't you think? Hope you guys enjoy it!
    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/torqueofficial/riffage-5[/SC]
     
  9. axxessdenied

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    Bump. Reminder this thread exists :)
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    JohnIce Singlecoil Enthusiast

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    Always enjoyed this thread, because of the "rules", actually means you get some feedback. So i'll follow them!

    KnightBrolaire: I'm not sure on what to comment on it either, work it into a mix and repost dude!

    JohnIce: Cool track man, really original and fresh sounding. Mix sounds pretty good too, but I'm looking forward to the finished version with the real vocals!

    Here is my WIP:
    https://soundcloud.com/stijn_bos/eli-rises-nothing-holds-us-still-re-mixed-and-mastered

    I've been messing around with random stems I find just to work on my mixing. Also really shows how much a stellar performance can do for your mix. And hence why my mixes generally aren't so good, considering it's me playing otherwise hehe. But this song is by Eli Rises - Nothing holds us still. Stems come from the UltimateMetal forums. Awesome song! Credits go to the band!
     
  13. theo

    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    Long time no see guys!
    KnightBrolaire: Sounds cool,double track that and add drums and bass.

    JohnIce: That's really cool, the vox took my by surprise. really tight mix overall. I don't have anything to add.

    Stijnson: I feel like your snare could use some work, some low mids might make it feel bigger. Guitars could come down in the mix too.

    New song I'm doing for a friends band, vox are yet to come. I've never mixed a non death metal song before, so this is a massive step outside my comfort zone. Also guitars going through fuzz pedals are a blood nightmare to eq.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4aJGmnL2MekbHo1Q3JmY1dZNlE
     
  14. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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  17. theo

    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    Please read the rules for this thread. It's a requirement to rate others before posting your own content.
     
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    My bad!

    @theo Sounds massive when it kicks in, but I feel like the cymbals could come up a tad.
    @KnightBrolaire Agreed with Theo, hard to critique. Guitar maybe sounds like it could use some lopass?
    @Stijnson Drums sound kind of compressed into the middle of the mix, like there's not enough air. Otherwise it's pretty crisp.
     
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    @stevexc sounding tight and clear. I'd like to hear some more verb or room on the drumkit and also some verb on the leads. just a taste thing though.
     
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    @theo this is pretty sick. The snare is a little off for me ? Sounds great when there isn't a lot to compete with but in full context it seems to lose a bit of detail? some of the snare hits seem to get lost in the mix at times. maybe bring the guitars down just a hair?
    @stevexc I agree with theo on adding some verb to the drums. mix is a little dry for me but that is just preference really.
    @KnightBrolaire reduce the gain a bit maybe to gain some clarity and definition. add more to the mix :p
    @Stijnson - lower the guitars, dunno if its the soundcloud compression but theres something weird going on with the high frequencies. the snare lacks a lot of punch. balancing the levels properly would make a big improvement I think.
     

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