Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:14 pm Post subject: Stoner Rock Mix Critique [Party Inside!]
I just did this mix on a Stoner Rock type song and thought it sonds kool so I am posting it:
dude's recording notes wrote:
Here's a track I recorded for a band. They're a kinda Stoner rock act whos biggest influences would be Sabbath, Metallica and Down etc..
It was done over 2 days( about 14 hours cause I was comitted to working the nights) in a room in my house.
All recorded into a firepod.
Drums Audix fusion drum set on toms and overheads. A Sm 57 on the snare, the audix's kick mic on the floor tom and an Sm 58 on the Hats. Shure Beta 52 on the kick.
Guitars are a Di, an Sm57 on one speaker, a T Bone Rb 100 ribbon mic on the other. I set them up so that I got a tone I liked with both mics on equally so the individual tones may not be the best. Guitar was an Epi Zakk wylde w/ stock hz's. Amp was a line 6 Spider into a marshall 1936. They are dual tracked because we hadn't time to try quad tracking.
Bass is Di'd and the line out of his head. the Bass was a warwick and I can't remember what the head was.
Vocals are dual miced- same as the guitars an sm57 and a T bone Rb 100 ribbon mic.
They didn't track to a click, the guitarist and bassist played along with the drummer while they played the song into his phones.
I haven't checked it in anything but the headphones I mixed it in, so it might actually sound like complete shit. lol.
I'd say the vocals are about right, but I like relatively quiet vocals. If you could turn the overheads up to get more crsh cymbals without getting too much extra hihat it would help break up the song a little better.
The balance is pretty good overall, but it could probably do with a touch less compression on the vocals and some of the instruments to loosen it up a little, and maybe a bit more high end. _________________ Shabba.
I was pissed at the hihat and ride bell dongin'.
dude had a seperate hihat mic that i didn't even use that shit is so fucking everywhere.
i kinda dicked with sidechaining the kick to duck the bass and guitars a bit and it really helped bring it out more.
there's not a lot more high end to be had, the spider amp shit is just fizzle up there mostly and the only other source is the overheads. luckily it IS stoner rock so the highend isn't so important. lol.
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