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Viking Kong

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Post New Drum Mix Test
I'm trying out some new techniques...and I think this is a pretty good drum mix, versatile enough for anything. Let me know what you think. I finally got the snare to really crack/punch pretty hard. I know the levels are a little off, but this is just a rough mix.

http://soundcloud.com/shreddingsheu/drum-mix-test


Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:58 am
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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
That was great! Couldn't hear the crash much if that was it (around half to 3/4 of the song)


Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:05 am
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Yeah, I definitely went for a much drier mix. I will upload a more "rock" sounding version of the kit with the room mics pumped up a little


Here's a version of the same kit and grooves, with the room mics pumped up a little higher. The snare is a little compressed for a rock tune, but I think this could easily pull off some Paramore ish sounds.

http://soundcloud.com/shreddingsheu/drum-mix-test-roomier


Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:59 pm
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Superhero

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
nice
did you use the the compressors and eqs built in to SD, or did you use different eq/compressor plug ins?

also, how did you get the bass drum to kick out like that?

i guess more specifically, what eq/comrpessor settings did you use for the kick drum?


Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:15 pm
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Pretty much all the eq/compression is done outside of SD and in protools. Each drum gets their own aux track where do the mixing. I also have the overhead mics and far/room mics. They have their own aux tracks and I bussed them to two other aux tracks, where I parallel compressed them.

I would say to get your bass drum to punch like that, boost the highs around 3-7K about DB for that click, and cut around 400-500 hz about 3-5 db. Also with compression, a slower attack with a short release time. Set the threshold as close to the loudest peak of the initial hit of the drum, maybe a little bit below, and boost the gain about 3-4 db. set the ratio from 1 to 10.0:1 depending on how boomy or slappy you want your bass drum to sound. Also, you might want to use a noise gate to cut off some of the boom of the bass drum to keep it from being muddy.


Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:11 am
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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
also just out of curiousty, what did you use for the drum samples in the "change of plans" track?
it sounds like electronic drum samples.
Also the stuttering in that track is fucking nuts


Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:42 am
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Change of Plans was done with a pro tools plugin instrument called Xpand!. It has some drum instruments, as well as synths and stuff.


Here's a hard rock mix test I did with the above mention drum mixes.

http://soundcloud.com/shreddingsheu/hard-rock-riffage-test-mix



Guitar tone needs a little work, but otherwise it sounds pretty awesome to me. I need to get everything to sit better, but I'm getting real close to an amazing mix.


Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:51 am
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Superhero

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Refried Bean wrote:
Change of Plans was done with a pro tools plugin instrument called Xpand!. It has some drum instruments, as well as synths and stuff.


Here's a hard rock mix test I did with the above mention drum mixes.

http://soundcloud.com/shreddingsheu/hard-rock-riffage-test-mix



Guitar tone needs a little work, but otherwise it sounds pretty awesome to me. I need to get everything to sit better, but I'm getting real close to an amazing mix.

i actually really like that guitar tone!
sounds hella djent!
You mention you boost the mids extra for djent tons?
To get that "whacking" sound ? (yea not the best word, but thats what it makes me think of)
can you tell me what amp/stomp u used if you used the podxt?
I might try it out

also have you tried line6 pod farm?
Ive seen some beast tone tests from that on youtube i might buy it


Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:47 pm
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Nah, that's not the Podxt...but you can find Bulb's patches on the custom tones of the Line6 website. Those are handy if you want those tones. The best one of his is one in particular named "Don't Call it Djent".


Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:58 pm
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Superhero

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Refried Bean wrote:
Nah, that's not the Podxt...but you can find Bulb's patches on the custom tones of the Line6 website. Those are handy if you want those tones. The best one of his is one in particular named "Don't Call it Djent".

nice
yea i checked them out ill try it later
What did you use for the guitar tone then?


Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:03 pm
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Viking Kong

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Secret :wink: 8)


Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:49 pm
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Refried Bean wrote:
Secret :wink: 8)


He used his... organ. I know this because he showed me :oops:


Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:58 pm
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Superhero

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Post Re: New Drum Mix Test
Refried Bean wrote:
Secret :wink: 8)


do u ever use an amp sim like amplitube 3, pod farm, or something else?
just curious cause im thinking of trying on out


Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:06 am
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