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Tower Studio
08-21-2010, 03:12 AM
Hey guys,

So here is my very first mix with Reaper. It's just version 1 so things may change (I'm thinking about a guitar part's volume) but comments are very welcome already.

http://www.towerstudio.net/reaper/Poup3.mp3

Thanks for your time

Brett

digdoug
08-21-2010, 07:41 AM
I am listening on laptop speakers and it sounds really good. Is that kick sampled? The drummer is the star of this show, I like how prominent the kick is, what a performance... Was it altered in any way?

Tower Studio
08-21-2010, 07:58 AM
Thanks for your feedback. The kick is a blend between the natural kick (I used a D6 for the recording) and home made sample, and yes the drums have been tightened :) I do love loud drums too to be honest, this is what gives the punch and energy in this style of music in my opinion.

zoso2
08-21-2010, 07:58 AM
it sounds like Joey Jordensen mixed this song. He loves loud drums. This song fucking rocks

Tower Studio
08-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Damn I don't know who Joey Jordensen is, and Google is not helping me there, can you enlighten me on him?

Tower Studio
08-21-2010, 08:52 AM
Fine tuned a few things here and there, played a bit with automation and stuff...
Here's the link, I'm also editing my first post.

http://www.towerstudio.net/reaper/Poup2.mp3

DuraMorte
08-21-2010, 01:03 PM
Damn I don't know who Joey Jordensen is, and Google is not helping me there, can you enlighten me on him?

It's actually Joey Jordison.
He's the drummer from Slipknot. His drumming is the centerpiece of that band, to me; him, and Corey's vocals.

zoso2
08-21-2010, 10:40 PM
It's actually Joey Jordison.
He's the drummer from Slipknot. His drumming is the centerpiece of that band, to me; him, and Corey's vocals.

shit, my bad. I'm not a Slipknot fan evidently.

Tower Studio
08-23-2010, 07:06 AM
Hahaha, ok I thought about him when reading the name but well... :)
Back on topic, no more comments on the mix?

EvilDragon
08-23-2010, 08:04 AM
Yeah guitars could've been louder and/or thicker/punchier and drums a bit less prominent. All in all it's a good mix for the genre.

brelic
08-23-2010, 08:55 AM
Excellent work!

+1 for the rhythm guitars to be louder and punchier. They get lost in the mix when everything is playing at once.

Question: What was used for the intro bit?

Tower Studio
08-23-2010, 09:24 AM
The musicbox sound? I don't know. :D

Mudcat
08-25-2010, 12:54 PM
Agree that the guitars could come up a bit. Overall this is a really good mix. I'm not usually a metal fan but I like this one.

Tower Studio
08-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Sorry I forgot about that, I edited the first link to the 3rd and final version approved by the band. :)

zoso2
08-25-2010, 04:37 PM
yes! this sounds fucking prime now! what kind of metal are these guys anyways? they have that "core" is sound but the vocals are kinda punkish almost and they don't sound like they're whining the whole way through, plus the chanting type stuff at the beginning is reminiscent of Emperor

teejb43
08-25-2010, 09:26 PM
That's just beautiful.. terrific mix..

ram130
08-28-2010, 02:30 AM
I generally love/produce reggae/dancehall/hiphop/rnb but this mix rocks! I need sum tips to help my music come through this good..good work!

Tower Studio
08-28-2010, 02:41 AM
Thank you guys :)

kindafishy
08-28-2010, 04:08 PM
Really excellent mix, man. Everything sounds big and punchy. Very clear.

The vocals could come up or punch through better in some sections. I think that the genere dictates that vocals are 'just another instrument' and should be relatively equal to other things level-wise, but these get drowned out by competing frequencies sometimes.

It's relatively minor though. You did a great job here.

Lastrite
08-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Excellent job on the mix!

Tower Studio
08-29-2010, 07:21 AM
Thanks a lot :)

ram130
08-29-2010, 12:35 PM
You should let us know how you mix it so we can learn from you. :D

Tower Studio
08-30-2010, 02:24 AM
Haha thank you. Well if you have questions I can probably try to answer them :)

ram130
08-30-2010, 02:26 AM
Haha thank you. Well if you have questions I can probably try to answer them :)

lol ok well how did you get everything so punchy :D

Tower Studio
08-30-2010, 02:28 AM
:)

Oh, that kind of questions? Well, errrr... I would say "with drums too loud" :D

run, megalodon
08-30-2010, 02:33 AM
Sounds pretty cool, but I have to say that the drums are too quantized for me. The faster the playing, the more it sounds like a drum machine. It sucks out a lot of life, especially during the first breakdown, and the snare roll at the end.

Edit. I think also that there's too much of the sample mixed in for my taste, and that's helping to create the drum machine vibe.

ram130
08-30-2010, 03:40 AM
:)

Oh, that kind of questions? Well, errrr... I would say "with drums too loud" :D

lol i hear u

Tower Studio
08-30-2010, 05:46 AM
Thanks for the feedback run, megalodon. I understand your arguments but I have to say that I quite disagree (about life in the playing) for some type of music, and by that I don't mean all metal music, but some. And here, believe me for I tried first (I'm not happy or excited spending hours tightening the performance, I don't do it by pleasure and almost never do it), if the drums are not super tight it just doesn't work, it takes the listener away from the music, flams and other issues occur everywhere. And it's just not powerful, which is what this here is all about indeed. My two cents of course :)

run, megalodon
08-30-2010, 10:13 AM
I see, just my opinion as well, of course:)

spongierocks
09-01-2010, 04:39 AM
Hey guys,

So here is my very first mix with Reaper. It's just version 1 so things may change (I'm thinking about a guitar part's volume) but comments are very welcome already.

http://www.towerstudio.net/reaper/Poup3.mp3

Thanks for your time

Brett



HEY BRO! HEY, NICE MIX! I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN GIVE US SOME ADVICES TO GET THAT KIND OF MIX, THE DRUMS AMBIENCE TO, THE GUITARS SO WIDE, AND ALL THE REST OF THE THINGS WITHOUT BEING TO TIGHT AND HAVE THAT EXTRA ENHANCE YOU KNOW, "THE MAGIC" HAHAHA.

THANKS BRO