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.
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 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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
Common mistakes when recording Heavy Metal Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals at Home Studio. I talk about my direct experience receiving multitrack for mixing, and ways to prevent these mistakes from happening! Inconsistent levels, bad doubling, too complicated layers and not finding your sounds. If this sounds like you – check this video out.
Compression is an integral part of any Heavy Rock and Metal Recording and Mix.
But how does it actually sound?
In this video, I provide multiple examples of Compression in application to Mixing Heavy Metal Drums and Guitar. I use digital and analog compression – plugins by Universal Audio, Kush Audio and Acustica Audio, as well as my Audioscape D-Comp. SSL Bus Compressor, 1176, API 2500, Kush Novatron, Teletronix LA-3A, Fairchild 670.
Which one do you like the most and the least?
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