Learning Compression – Mixing Metalcore Drums, Modern Metal Drums with 1176, Fabfilter Pro-C2, Distressor

Many of you are struggling to understand compression when mixing metalcore drums, modern metal drums, and deathcore drums. And I am still learning and adjusting to the modern super-compressed landscape, too!

In this video, walk through the session with me where we mixed programmed modern metal drums and learn compression principles, why and how with 1176, Distressor, Fabfillter Pro-C2, Kush Audio. Serial and Parallel Compression explained, too.

Here’s How to Get a SMASHED Modern Metal / Metalcore Mix That Won’t Sound Amateur

If you want your modern metal / metalcore mix to sound smashed, you may be easily pushing it too hard, losing punch and introducing unwanted distortion.

In this video, I will show you how to use series of limiters and clippers to retain huge loudness and energy of your modern metal mix, yet sound bigger and clearer.

https://youtu.be/lU78ItWiENU

How To Layer Synths for FAT Modern Metal Guitar Riff Tone – Metal Production and Mixing Tutorial! Metal Synth Guitar

How To Layer Synths for FAT Modern Metal Guitar Riff Tone – Metal Production and Mixing Tutorial for Metal Synth Guitar!

https://youtu.be/3Kvv3f8STBo

Lots of Modern Metal, Metalcore, Deathcore Productions and Mixes use Synths for thickening and fattening the Guitar Riffs. In this video, I show one of the approaches for Synth Layering, how to achieve good Synth Tones that Complement Modern Metal Guitar Riffs, and which Riff to choose!

How To Release Metal Music and not Screw It Up!

If you are looking to #release or #releasing your #metal #music anytime soon, you need to develop the right plan to not screw the release up.

This includes content, social media scheduling, marketing objectives and budget. In this video, I briefly talk about the basics and highlight the most common mistakes that I see in release strategies.

This information is based on my experience releasing #theovercomingproject If you have questions and wish me to make more content on a specific topic, hit me up! I am still learning music marketing and promotion just like you do. #metalband #metalcore #metalrelease

How to Release Metal Music.

What is the DIFFERENCE that Guitar Cab IR Impulse Response makes to the Metal Guitar Tone?

If you ever wondered, what’s the impact of Metal Guitar Cab IR on your heavy tone, and what cabinet impulse response actually changes in your sound, this video is for you.
I perform a scientific level-matched test of 2 different metal guitar amps into a single guitar cab IR Impulse Response. I then change this into using the same guitar amp and changing guitar cab IR 3 times.

The difference is stunning and explains a lot! Multitracks from www.tight-sound.site (not affiliated)

Make Believe EQ: MBEQ – an Alternative EQ Plugin for Fabfilter Pro-Q3?

Make Believe EQ – MBEQ. In this video, I took a deep dive in the new offering of Make Believe Audio. I compare MBEQ with Fabfilter, and discuss applications and limitations of both. I explore the hotkey workflow of MBEQ, the Sauce colour function, compare the Notch and the overall workflow of MBEQ vs Fabfilter.

GET IT RIGHT! Mixing Metal Guitars – Axe FX 2. Full Sounding Digital Tone!

Mixing Metal Guitars with Axe FX 2 in Reaper – Full Sounding Digital Tone. In this video, I do a deep dive into the optimal plugin chain, EQ, compression, multiband compression, saturation to get your modern digital metal guitars cut through the dense mix. Using a free mixing multitracks from tight-sound.site (not affiliated) Hope that you enjoy!

Make Believe Plugins, Sontec EQ – The Hype Is Real


Make Believe Plugins, Sontec EQ. Trying these plugins for Mixing Metal out and drawing some conclusions!
I am not affiliated with Make Believe Audio, nor do I own the plugins.

I got the free multitrack from www.tight-sound.site  

Make Believe Studios  https://www.makebelievestudio.com/products

https://youtu.be/IXMswHh_Pa4

Metal Guitar Layers – Make It HUGE! Reasons to Record Harmonies, Doubles, and Quads

https://youtu.be/GajLMg9737s

In this video, I talk about Metal Guitar Layers, and how to record these for Modern Metal Guitars. – Reasons to record harmonies and doubles. – Layers for Rhythms. Harmonies. Vibrancy. Quads – Layers for Leads

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Free Metal Multitracks For Mixing – Download

The Overcoming Project Free Metal Multitracks For Mixing – Download Multitracks: https://mailchi.mp/ac12b96bbb84/top-multitracks

You may be looking for some high-quality Modern Metal Stems and Multitracks for Mixing in order to grow your portfolio or for practice. All you normally come across is covers or stuff that you can’t use publically, with some rare exceptions (shout out Brian Hood and 456recordings!)

I decided to make The Overcoming Project Multitracks For Mixing public. Just be sure to credit me the following way:

The Overcoming Project – [Song Name] – Produced by Dr. Mike Trubetskov (EOL Studios), Mixed by [Your Name]

The Overcoming Project is Psychedelic Metal with Mike Heller of Fear Factory, Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Imonolith, Sergei Fomin of FS Projekt, and Dr. Mike Trubetskov (myself) from EOL Studios. T.O.P. has been featured in such journals as Metalsucks, Ultimate-Guitar, Spaceuntravel, Lambgoat, HEAVY Magazine, Bravewords, and more.

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The Overcoming Project – Overcoming EP

The Overcoming Project. Psychedelic Metal with world-class metal musicians Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) on drums, Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) on vocals, and Sergei “Efes” Fomin (FS Projekt) on bass. Executed by Dr. Mike Trubetskov – Guitarist and Producer at EOL Studios.

”Overcoming” EP depicts a psychedelic journey through immigration, Doctorate degree, Type I Diabetes and insane burnout into discovering the true purpose and becoming a Metal Producer.

Determination, Overcoming, and Victory are more than just heavy songs with killer musicianship. These grow into eternal, psychedelic objects that keep evolving into new dimensions after each listen.

The Overcoming Project was a labor of love and brutal hard work. Having started the songwriting process in 2015, it took 7 years to execute the songs fully. Each production step – arrangement, tracking, and mixing – was performed with the utmost attention to detail and relentless perfectionism. That allowed T.O.P. to gain some recognition.

Since its release, The Overcoming Project has been featured in such magazines, as Metalsucks, Ultimate-Guitar, Spaceuntravel, Lambgoat, HEAVY Magazine, Bravewords, Enigma Online, Hysteria Mag, Metal-Roos, Rock’N’Load Mag, Pete’s Rock Views & News, Insane Blog, Rock You Show, Metalheads Forever, Brutal Planet, Digital Noise Mag.

The Overcoming Project has been played on radio stations Andrew Haug Radio, Triple J The Racket, PBS FM Burning Bitumen, Beautiful Car Crash, and more.

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The Overcoming Project – Victory

Melbourne Soloist The Overcoming Project just dropped his crushing new single Victory featuring world-class musicians Mike Heller of Fear Factory and Jon Howard of Threat Signal. Victory is a triumphant closer to the Determination trilogy created as a cathartic release of personal trauma surrounding immigration, a Doctorate degree and Type I Diabetes.

Featuring a relentless and ominous mix of death and doom inspired riffage, spine shrinking breakdowns and fast paced grooves bolstering Howard’s dissonant growls, Victory is sure to please even the most stubborn listeners. Exclusively premiered by Lambgoat, this track is a symbol of refusing to stagnate in the face of adversity & the soundscapes created here represent this with ferocity reminiscent of heavyweights such as Meshuggah and Killswitch Engage. 

The Overcoming Project – Overcoming

The Overcoming Project – Overcoming. Official Visualiser. Made with ProjectM Open Source Visualiser (https://github.com/projectM-visualize…)

“Overcoming” depicts a thorny path through the Doctorate degree, burnout, and insane 60-hour working weeks for years to build a Metal studio.

The Overcoming Project is a Psychedelic Metal project featuring world-class metal musicians Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) on drums, Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) on vocals, and Sergei “Efes” Fomin (FS Projekt) on bass. Executed by Doctor Mike Trubetskov – Guitarist and Producer at EOL Studios.

Dr. Trubetskov on the new release: “Overcoming” is a recipe of becoming a better person through brutal self-growth”.

Listen to Overcoming: https://lnk.to/topovercoming

7 Great Free Plugins for Recording and Mixing Metal

7 Great Free Plugins for Recording and Mixing Metal. My selection and plugins that I use on daily basis in my productions and mixes.

These plugins cover Guitar, EQ, Compression and Saturation for you. I am not affiliated with any of the companies!

1. Amped Roots Free Guitar Amp Sim: https://ml-sound-lab.com/products/amp…

2. Ignite NadIR free Impulse Response Loader: https://www.igniteamps.com/

3. IK Multimedia Comprexxor (Free until September 20th, 2022): https://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?it…

4. Audio Damage RoughRider 3: https://www.audiodamage.com/pages/fre…

5. TDR Nova EQ: https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/

6. Acustica Audio Coffee the PUn: https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/…

7. Softube Saturation Knob: https://www.softube.com/saturationknob

The Overcoming Project – Determination. Exclusive Premiere via MetalSucks

The Overcoming Project – Determination. Exclusive Premiere via MetalSucks. With Jon Howard of Threat Signal, Arkaea, Imonolith, Mike Heller of Fear Factory, and Sergei FS Fomin of FS Projekt

The Overcoming Project is a Psychedelic Metal project featuring world-class metal musicians Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) on drums, Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) on vocals, and Sergei “Efes” Fomin (FS Projekt) on bass. Executed by Doctor Mike Trubetskov – Guitarist and Producer at EOL Studios.

”Overcoming” EP depicts a psychedelic journey through immigration, Doctorate degree, Type I Diabetes and insane burnout into discovering the true purpose and becoming a Metal Producer.

After releasing the “Anxiety” single in 2020 through Heavy Magazine, The Overcoming Project returns with a bang.

Custom Audio Amplifiers Metal CAA OD100 | CAA Suhr Amp Review | Lasse Lammert DI Reamp

CAA OD100 Custom Audio Amplifiers Metal Guitar Amp Reamp and Review. Using Lasse Lammert DIs, Pepper’s Pedals Dirty Tree, Suhr Reactive Load, CAPI VP26 mic pre. 

Mixing Your Own Music. Lessons that I learned in Metal.

Mixing Your Own Music is hard – be it Metal, Rock or any other genre. In this video, I share my recent experience when mixing The Overcoming Project and some insights that can help you on your path!

P.S. Pre-save the track here! https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/the…

A tale about consistency and fatigue – music industry burnout

Consistency is the key to success in the music industry. Whether you are a band, solo artist, producer or mastering engineer, consistently showing up to work, creating content, honing the craft and practicing your instrument is what drives your progress. 

We get tired, anxious, burnt out or unmotivated. Someone – rarely, others – often. 

Physical exercise, mental practices, meditation, keeping habits in check helps to maintain the energy.

However, at time that doesn’t work. Then you just do it anyways. Because you have one life to devote to music, and every moment is precious for your growth.

Bogren Digital AmpKnob Guitar Ampsim Review, Playthrough, Comparison

My first impressions of Bogren Digital AmpKnob Rev C. Guitar Playthrough, comparisons with ML Sound Lab Amped Roots and Custom Audio Amplifiers OD 100. Hope that you dig my thoughts!

METAL RECORDING STUDIO TOUR – Guitar, Bass, Microphones, Outboard Gear

My Metal Recording Studio Tour. Gear by Custom Audio Amplifiers, Suhr, Darkglass, ENGL, Ownhammer, Rupert Neve, Universal Audio, Louder Than Liftoff, Cranborne Audio, CAPI, Wes Audio, Avid, Audioscape, Horizon Devices, Focal, Amphion, Focal, Pepper’s Tree.

Metal Bass Tone – Recording Metal Bass Guitar

In this video, I show the whole process of recording Metal Bass Guitar. I talk about Bass Sound, importance of Bass in Metal. Setting up the DI, finding the best sound of your instrument. Using Compression on the way in. Doing multiple takes to provide the best performance, and editing it then. Finally, Modern Metal Bass Sound Production – Bass DI, Bass Amp, Bass Distortion, and blending these layers.

Playing METAL live vs recording in the studio. How to set up for great metal gigs. 

What’s the difference between playing Metal live and recording in the studio? Having just stepped off stage from our gigs with Hybrid Nightmares, I summarise the different approaches in this video as a studio and live guitarist.

How To Hear Compression, EQ and Saturation in Your Metal Recording and Mix – Guitars, Drums, Bass, Vocals

A simple method that allows you to better hear compression, EQ, saturation in your Heavy Metal Recording and Mix – Guitars, Drums, Bass, Vocals. Push things to the extreme, level match and listen to the results while changing one parameter at a time.

Recording Metal Home Studio vs. Actual Studio – Which is Better?

Recording Metal in the Studio vs. at Home – Which is Better?

Let’s break down one of the common recording myths – Recording Metal at Home is just as good as Recording Metal in the Studio. In this video, I talk about the not so obvious advantages of recording your heavy music in the studio with a producer, and what value you could get from it.

Keywords: Recording Metal Home Studio

Recording Metal Tutorial. Gain Staging and Levels.

Recording Metal Tutorial. Setting up Gain Staging and Levels while Recording your Heavy Metal Guitars, Drums, Bass and Vocals at Home Studio – Makes it or Breaks it! 

Find out how different is the sound for correct and incorrect gain staging within Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper, or any other DAW, and how to set it up correctly.

Mixing Metal Tutorial. Compression vs Clipping – Doctor Mike Worships Tape Over Compression

Mixing Metal Tutorial. Compression is a key way to make instruments powerful and fit in the Heavy Metal Mix. Overcompression, however can make instruments sound thin, too pushed and, frankly, boring.

I discuss unique ways to retain dynamics and still keep Metal Guitars, Drums and Bass super powerful in the Mix. By using Tape, Saturation and Transformer Clipping.

Devolution – Enjoy The Silence (Cover) ft. Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith), and Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory). Produced by Doctor Mike Trubetskov at EOL Studios

Devolution – Enjoy The Silence (Cover) ft. Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith), and Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory). Produced by Doctor Mike Trubetskov at EOL Studios

The DEVOLUTION project started mid last year, when Nathan reached out to me to just have a casual chat about the music and do some remote production and mixing. We jumped on a few Zoom calls, refined what guys were after, and did some production sessions. Eric played MIDI drums in real time on Zoom with me, and I suggested some minor changes. Fast forward for today, Devolution lads have come a long way! I produced their EP, including this insane ENJOY THE SILENCE cover. Nathan reached out to Jon Howard who kindly agreed to do vocals, mixing and co-production with some synths. The lads have recorded real drums and collaborated with Christian Olde Wolbers on massive bass duties. Apparently, my coaching works and allows musos to grow and reach some heights!!

Staying Present when Recording Metal

Staying Present and Mindful when Recording Metal. It’s all about the mindset. The state of mind that you are in during the recording session in the studio or at home, dictates the end result. The way you feel translates into your guitar, bass, drums and vocal recording, and even mixes. Consider tuning your mind into your music and not losing the big picture, and the results will follow.

https://youtu.be/_Qa-Mzso2Gw

Adding Dynamics and Movement to Heavy Metal Mixes – Automation Mixing Tutorial

Adding Dynamics and Movement to Heavy Metal Mixes. Don’t end up with static mixes that lose the attention of your listener! Create movement with section automation and VCA fader automation. Mixing Tutorial, Tips and Tricks by Doctor Mike – Metal.