Never Get a Good Metal Synth Mix?! I Got You! Mixing Metal Synths

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Dr. Mike Trubetskov shares expertise on effectively mixing metal synths, emphasizing the process of blending leads, pads, and impacts into metal productions. He draws parallels between treating synths and high-gain guitars, advocating for similar processing techniques, including saturation, EQ, and the use of special effects like reverb and delay to achieve a cohesive mix. The video covers processing synths to complement guitar parts, utilizing amp sims for a less digital sound, and techniques for enhancing pads and atmospheric elements. Furthermore, it addresses the importance of distortion for subs to cut through on various playback devices and finishes with recommendations on applying reverb for added depth. Trubetskov also mentions offering coaching sessions for personalized assistance and encourages subscribing for more metal production insights.

00:00 Introduction to Mixing Metal Synths
00:10 Synths Example
00:58 Mixing Metal Synths: The Concept
01:29 Meet Dr. Mike: Your Guide to Metal Production
02:05 Synths That Follow the Guitar: Techniques and Tips
05:38 Creating Atmospheric Elements with Pads and Delays
07:02 Mastering Impacts and Subs for Powerful Mixes
08:37 The Art of Applying Reverb to Synths
10:25 Concluding Thoughts and Takeaways

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Dr. Mike Trubetskov showcases a free mixed Reaper template for metal drums, provided by ML Sound Lab in 2024. The video demonstrates how users can improve their metal music production in Reaper DAW using free plugins, including a drag-and-drop drum VST that requires minimal tweaking. Trubetskov discusses the heavy processing applied to achieve modern metal drum sounds and performs tests with different MIDI to prove the template’s versatility across music genres. He encourages musicians to focus on their craft by offering this template to ease the production process. The video includes instructions for accessing the template and highlights its limitations, such as the basic cymbal set provided, with additional cymbals available for purchase.

00:00 Unlock Free Metal Drums in Reaper with ML Sound Lab!

00:17 Kublai Khan Drum Tone Example

01:30 Meet Dr. Mike: Your Guide to Metal Music Production

01:42 Diving Deep into the Reaper Template & Drum Processing

04:48 Exploring the Flexibility Across Genres

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06:30 Understanding the Limitations and Opportunities

07:20 The Philosophy Behind Creating Free Templates

Why You NEED Nolly Drum Experience at Kohle Audio Kult! Recording Metal Drums

This video offers an in-depth overview of a unique course on recording metal drums created by Nolly, known for his work with Periphery, in collaboration with Khristian Kohle from Kohle Audio Kult. Aimed at those recording metal drums, the video highlights the importance of capturing a drum sound that connects the song tonally, without overly relying on sampled sounds. It covers Nolly’s approach to achieving a modern drum tone through specific recording and mixing techniques, without the need for sample replacement. The course, comprising a detailed four-hour tutorial divided into manageable segments, addresses various aspects of drum recording. These include drum heads selection, microphone placements, EQing, and processing, with a focus on retaining the kit’s unique sound. Dr. Mike Trubetskov shares insights into Nolly’s methodology, emphasizing the practical, detailed advice and the opportunity to apply these techniques in any recording setting. Additionally, the course provides access to raw multi-tracks for hands-on learning, ensuring viewers can replicate Nolly’s techniques with precision. The video encourages viewers interested in refining their metal drum recording skills to explore the course further, emphasizing its value in achieving polished, modern drum tones.

Find the BEST Metal Guitar IRs in the Game – Principles, Packs, Processing

Dr. Mike Trubetskov dives into the critical role of Impulse Responses (IRs) in shaping guitar tones in metal mixes, emphasizing the selection process based on the music style and mix approach. He shares his experiences and comparisons between two lesser-known, modern metal guitar IR packs from Buster Odeholm – Impact Studios Artist Pack and Forward Audio, evaluating their qualities and impacts on the mix. Highlighting the importance of capturing a good IR at the source and avoiding post-production fixes, he meticulously reviews each IR pack’s characteristics, from their EQ curves to how they sit in a mix, offering insights into achieving the perfect metal guitar tone.

00:00 Intro

00:40 Guitar IR Examples

03:09 What Makes a Good IR? Unveiling the Criteria

04:47 Buster’s Artist IR Pack: A Detailed Review

07:10 Exploring the Forward Audio IR Pack

10:57 Final Thoughts: The Impact of IRs on Guitar Tone

Create a Modern Metal Lo-Fi Guitar Effect to Make Your Transitions HUGE

This video, hosted by Dr. Mike Trubetskov, delves into the art of creating modern lo-fi guitar tones for metal music. It covers the transition from old-school lo-fi effects, illustrated with examples from Pink Floyd and Muse, to contemporary approaches that add depth and dynamics without overwhelming the mix. The tutorial addresses the technical aspects of achieving desirable lo-fi tones, including specific plugin and EQ settings, filter applications, and the balance between high and low pass filters to retain midrange focus. Techniques for incorporating saturation and distortion post-filter are also explored, alongside tips for automation to enhance build-ups without resorting to outdated methods. The overall aim is to equip viewers with the knowledge to experiment with lo-fi effects in their productions effectively.

How to Select Proper IRs for Modern and Rich Metal Guitar IR Tone

New video! I challenged myself to find principles for the selection of the right guitar IRs for Modern Metal Guitar IR. I took Lance Prenc’s Axe-FX II pack, and meticulously tried to match his tone with my IRs.

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I Reviewed Your Metal Song Submissions – The Common Mistakes You Need To Fix Pt 1

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Avoid Spending a Fortune – Make a Quality Metal Recording at Home! DIY Metal Recording Home Studio Musician Worst Mistakes

If you are recording your band or your music at home 🎸🎙️, this video is for you! I look over the most common DIY metal recording home studio mistakes ❎ and ways to resolve these! ✅

Your Journey from Tiny to Huge Djent Modern Metal Guitar Tones

I analysed Lance Prenc’s Axe FX Pack for Modern Metal Guitar Tones and discovered some universal principles of creating Modern Metal Guitar Tones. Which I am keen to share with you in this video! Muiltitracks by Arturs Macevskis – Kublai Khan Self Destruct Cover

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GGD P V – Free Reaper Mix Template to Improve Your Productions and Help You Save Time

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Recording Metal Drums For Non-Engineers. What YOU Need To Know To Not Fail Your Session

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Recording Metal Drums if you are just a musician, not an engineer. Learn from my experiences! 

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Hey metalheads! Are you tired of struggling to get that perfect heavy guitar tone in Reaper? Look no further! In this video, we’re excited to share our amazing Metal Guitar Reaper Mixing Chain for Reaper, and the best part is, it’s absolutely FREE!

Dr. Mike Trubetsko has meticulously crafted this powerful mixing chain to help you achieve that professional-grade sound for your metal guitar tracks. Whether you’re into crushing riffs, blistering solos, or bone-crunching breakdowns, this mixing chain has got you covered.

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of setting up and using the Metal Guitar Mixing Chain in Reaper. From EQ and compression to saturation and reverb, we’ll show you how to dial in the perfect settings to make your metal guitar tracks cut through the mix with clarity, aggression, and definition.

So, grab your guitar, fire up Reaper, and let’s dive into the world of epic metal guitar tones with our free mixing chain! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more awesome content. Rock on! \m/

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How to Record and Layer Powerful Metal Vocals for THICK and TIGHT Sound – Recording Metal Vocals

How to Record and Layer Powerful Metal Vocals for THICK and TIGHT Sound. Learn Recording Metal Vocals Doubling, Layering and Vocal Processing with me and Jon Howard (Arkaea, Threat Signal, Imonolith) with The Overcoming Project
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Blending Metal Guitar Tone: Mastering Techniques for Crushing Sound

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In this ultimate guide to blending metal guitar tone, we dive deep into the art of creating a bone-crushing sound that will leave your audience in awe.

Whether you’re a seasoned guitarist or just starting out, this video is packed with valuable insights and practical tips to help you achieve that killer metal tone you’ve always desired.

Discover the secrets behind blending different guitar tones to create a unique sonic landscape that cuts through the mix with precision and clarity. We break down the characteristics of various metal tones, explaining how to craft the perfect tone for thrash, death metal, djent, and more.

Learn how to assess your initial tone, create complementing tones, and glue these together for an ultimate massive result.

Whether you’re aiming for crushing heaviness or soaring melodic leads, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools to take your metal guitar tone to the next level. So grab your favorite axe, crank up the volume, and let’s dive into the world of blending metal guitar tones like a pro!

Guitar Comping – Create an Emotional Connection with your Metal Guitar Recordings!

No one is talking about guitar comping for metal guitar recordings, and these days you guys are often reaching for automatic DI grid alignment rather than working hard and doing more takes. In this video, you will learn how performing more takes and comping them together would create a more real feel and showcase your unique guitar playing style.

3 Amps, Drop E tuning! Engl, Custom Audio Amplifiers, EVH 5150 Modern Metal Tone. Ghost Iris Riffs.

Looking for a killer metal tone? In this video, we explore three different amplifiers – Engl, Custom Audio Amplifiers, and EVH 5150 – all set to Drop E tuning.

We’ll show you how to dial in a modern metal tone that’s perfect for playing some seriously heavy riffs, using examples from the band Ghost Iris.

We’ll start by walking you through each amp’s features and settings, and then demonstrate how to get that signature tone using some of Ghost Iris’s most iconic riffs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this video is packed with tips and tricks to help you achieve the ultimate metal tone. So grab your guitar, crank up the volume, and join us on this journey as we explore the Engl, Custom Audio Amplifiers, and EVH 5150 amps, and show you how to create a modern metal tone sound that’s perfect for playing Ghost Iris riffs.

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Kalium Quake Bass Plugin VST Review – It Slaps! Metal Bass Plugin for 7, 8, 9 String Range

Kalium Quake Bass Plugin VST by CJ Alwine reaction and review – Extended 7, 8, and 9 string range Bass Guitar VST Plugin.

Blending Metal Guitar Amps – Avoid Thin Sound, Align Phase Properly when Mixing Metal Guitar

Avoid phase issues when blending multiple guitar amps. In response to  @metalprognosis 

In this video, I show how you can use Eventide Precision Time Align in order to blend multiple guitar amps, cabs, IRs or plugins and avoid phase cancellation.

New Metal Guitar Amp Sim Clairvoyant Ampsim – Instant Modern Tone! Ft. Currents – Monsters Guitar Cover

Reviewing the New Metal Guitar Amp Sim Clairvoyant Ampsim by The Modern Metal Songwriters – Instant Modern Tone!

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Unlock Epic Metalcore Drum Mixes in Seconds – Free Template for Reaper & Superior Drummer 3 Revealed. Reaper Metalcore Drums

Free Mix-Ready Template for Modern Metal and Metalcore Drums in Reaper with Superior Drummer 3. Reaper Metalcore Drums.

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Use this template to make high-quality content faster!

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Softube Saturation Knob [https://www.softube.com/saturationkno…]

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Gclip [https://www.gvst.co.uk/gclip.htm]

MJUCR Klangheim [https://klanghelm.com/contents/produc…]

Brainworx Bx Subfilter [https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/pr…]

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.

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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!

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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!

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)

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

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!

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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.

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.

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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.