short rock clip - mix advice/help requested

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  1. TheJudge

    TheJudge Member

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    I simply recorded a short clip (34 seconds) of an idea I had for song. I added some basic scratch drums and some bass guitar and spent some time doing a rough mix of all the elements together.

    I would like some feedback on the mix to help me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the rough mix. Your feedback will also help me learn more about where to tweak the mix and where I may have tweaked too far!

    I know some of the timing is off, but I really just wanted to get something recorded and posted. Please tell me what you think. Thanks for your help.

    Its the first clip in the list titled "TGP Clip Mix For Review".

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=780597&content=music
     
  2. mindseye

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    less verb on the snare
    Turn the guitar down a few DB's
    Up the bass a few DB's

    I dig the guitar tone, what is it?
     
  3. blueguitar322

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    What decade do you want this to sound like?

    For classic rock, it's pretty decent though bass could come up a tad. I also like the guitar tone a lot.

    For modern rock, I would cut back on the snare reverb, parallel compress the drums pretty heavily, bring up drums and bass in level.
     
  4. Tubes and Strings

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    I was thinking similarly.... great guitar tone, but seems like too much reverb on both the guitar and the drums to me.
     
  5. jjboogie

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    Agree with what Mindseye said.......

    I would add a bit more eq on the bottom end of the bass just a pinch to thicken it up a bit. You got plenty of high end there....

    Also as far as timing goes in certain spots the guitar is just a head of the beat making it feel to me a little off from the drums not quite locking in the pocket the way it should.

    You could nudge it ever so slightly back.

    Just my two cents for what its worth!

    Have fun!

    peace
    jj
     
  6. TheJudge

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    Thanks for the replies so far and for taking some time to give my clip a listen. Great suggestions and just the info I was looking for.

    The guitar and recording setup was as follows:

    Late 1970s Yamaha SA2000 semi-hollow body w/Gibson P94 pickups into
    MDEQ into
    Carl Martin Compressor into
    MXR 10 Band EQ to bump the mids slightly and goose the amp into
    Klon into
    Aiken Invader MkI (Plexi style 18 watt EL84 amp w/tube rectifier)

    Balanced direct out w/4x12 greenback speaker emulation into
    Apogee Duet into
    Macbook Pro running Logic Pro 8
     
  7. scottywompas

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    The drums could use some punch. The snare and high hat were very blended and I didn't feel the oomph on the snare hit. The guitar sounds pretty good. I dig the tone.

    Scott
     
  8. peepeepoopoo

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    compress the guitar, and tone down the reverb a bit, especially on the guitar,
    also, try a low pass filter on the bass, and bring it up in the mix a bit.
     
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