Learn to make your metalcore breakdowns hit really hard!

This video, hosted by Dr. Mike Trubetskov, focuses on enhancing metal music breakdowns, covering dynamics, transitions, production techniques, and songwriting. Tips include using volume automation, introducing ambient pads, cutting reverb tails for tension, and employing reverse snare bombs for impactful transitions. Dr. Trubetskov emphasizes the importance of contrast and dynamics to make breakdowns feel more intense and offers advice on creating texture and depth with additional production elements. He also proposes a group coaching session for personalized advice on improving production challenges.

Get your ABSOLUTELY FREE Reaper Metal Drums Template that sounds PHAT

Unlock Amazing Reaper Metal Drums for Free with ML Sound Lab’s VST

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

05:07 Lamb Of God Cover Example

05:44 Born Of Osiris Cover

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.

Metalcore Guitar Pitch Bomb – How to Drop It the New Way?


Unlocking The Secrets of Metalcore Guitar Pitch Bomb Effects This video, hosted by Dr. Mike Trubetskov, provides a comprehensive guide to creating a pitch bomb effect for modern metal guitar, inspired by the band Into The Vein’s song ‘Echoes Within’. Starting with a simple explanation,Mike demonstrates how to replicate this effect both in studio conditions using the Reaper DAW, and live, using gear like the Axe FX, Kemper, or Line 6. He explains the importance of the pitch effect’s placement in the signal chain and illustrates how to configure pitch envelopes and other settings to achieve the desired sound. The tutorial aims to inspire viewers to experiment with their music production and explore creative ways of manipulating pitch for unique sounds in their guitar recordings and live performances.

Learn the BEST Ways to Use Synths in Modern Metal

Exploring Synth Applications in Modern Metal Productions

Dr. Mike Trubetskov introduces a video series focused on using synths in modern metal music. He aims to explain how synths are integrated for different purposes such as adding atmosphere, supporting melodies, and enhancing guitar tones. Trubetskov discusses how synths contribute to the music’s emotional depth, filling sonic gaps, and creating memorable hooks, providing examples from bands like Currents, Spirit Box, and Sleep Token. The video encourages experimentation with synths in metal production, showcasing their versatility and impact on the genre’s evolving sound.

Auto-Tune Guitar DIs in Metal. Can It Sound Good?

In this video, I discuss the unexpected results of using auto-tune on modern metal guitar DI’s, providing insights into using auto-tune as an approach for getting specific auto-tune guitar tone. I explore the impact of auto-tune on tone, pitch correction, and processing the DI before the amp, while sharing specific examples and tips for setting up auto-tune for guitar DI’s in modern metal productions.

Pitch Shifting Metal Synths. Achieve the Novel Tones with Ease

This video discusses an innovative approach to using pitch shifting on metal synths to create unique sounds in metal music production. Dr. Mike Trubetskov provides a demonstration using multitrack files – Wage War The River by tight-sound.site and a free synth preset, along with recommendations for adjusting tone and introducing a pitch shifter. The script emphasizes experimenting with different types of synths, distortion, and effects to achieve diverse tones and sustain. The presenter also offers a free synth preset and encourages viewers to explore this method for creating modern music.

Make Haunting Synth Patches for Modern Metal Synth like Spiritbox with Ease

My tutorial on how to recreate the atmospheric synthesizer sound used by the modern metal band Spiritbox in their music. The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions using the free synthesizer Vital, as well as demonstrations of the settings and effects used to achieve the haunting synths. Metal Synth.

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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.

Lance Prenc’s Axe FX II Pack: https://prencaudio.com/product/620627

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

▶ Become a Member and Submit Your Song for Review:    / @drmikemetal   ▶ 🏔 I Help Heavy Bands Sculpt their Unique Sound. Listen to my work and get in touch: http://EOLStudios.com/ ▶ 📰 Weekly Email Newsletter on Valuable Metal Recording Techniques: https://rb.gy/pocfl ▶ 📸 EOL Studios Instagram – Learn More about my work:   / doctor_mike_metal   0:00 Intro 01:10 Submission 1 – Thelmo Rego 07:00 Submission 2 – David 11:27 Submission 3 – Micah 14:13 Submission 4 – Malachi Ayers 16:54 Submission 5 – Paul Medik 19:00 Conclusions

Metal Song Submissions

Aggressive Tones & Analog Vibe: Mixing Metal with STL Tones ControlHub Tue Madsen Pack

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Learn how the STL Tones ControlHub Tue Madsen Expansion pack can enhance your metal mixing workflow in this detailed video.

We cover the plugin’s layout, gain staging, musical compression, and tone-shaping capabilities ideal for metal (00:00). See it on vocals, drums, guitars, and buses for metal mixing and mastering (01:20).

Includes tips for dialing in aggressive tones, analog character, and vibe for your metal tracks (04:16). Discover techniques for individual tracks as well as mix bus processing (10:48).

If you record, mix, or master metal music, this walkthrough shows how Control Hub can speed up your workflow and deliver modern polished metal tones and energy (14:57).

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THEY DID IT AGAIN! Gamma Vocal Suite – For Fast and Great Metal Vocal Mixing

In this video, I am testing the Gamma Vocal Suite Plugin by Modern Metal Songwriter, which is suitable for Rock and Metal vocal mixing.

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Black Friday Metal Plugin Deals – Sound Like Progress

If you were looking for some new plugins for metal during this Black Friday Metal sale, I tested out 2 and really loved these. 

Trying out JST Toneforge DI Match and Purafied LED Compressor Not affiliated with any of these, my initial impressions.

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! ✅

How Not To Suck At Guitar – Spiritbox Cellar Door Cover, Metalcore Learning Journey

Why Spiritbox Cellar Door Cover Breakdown is difficult and how you can record around it! Short Cover + Explanation below.

Spiritbox Cellar Door Guitar Cover, Modern Metal Metalcore Recording and Explanation

How to Dial in EPIC Mixing Lead Guitars Tones and Put Them In The Mix

Metal Mixing Lead Guitars Tone – Dialling in Mid Boost, Delay and Reverb Filtered Effects. This demonstration is suitable both for your live and studio usage, and this contains a few important details that allow you sounding epic, wide and deep, without introducing mud to your live guitar sound.

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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I mixed GGD PV in Reaper by only using free plugins and it sounds sick!

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How To Sound Like Spiritbox Holy Roller Cover and Walkthrough – Guitar

Spiritbox – Holy Roller Cover and Walkthrough – Guitar

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

https://youtu.be/3GyYyb7qfq8

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

Shoutout to Paeon band for letting me use some materials for this video, awesome music and awesome lads.

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CAN THIS NEW TOOL Get Heavier TONES and SAVE YOUR MIXES? Single Plugin Metal Mix Challenge

I tried a fun challenge and mixed a metal song by only using one plugin – Clairvoyant by Modern Metal Songwriters – Share, Learn, Collaborate

Can it sound good?! Watch the video to find out! Single Plugin Metal Mix Challenge

Multitracks by Brian Hood – 456recordings.com

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Is Fortin Nameless Still the Best for Modern Metal Guitar Tone?! Blowing it with Tube Amp

Is Fortin Nameless Still the Best for Modern Metal Guitar Tone?! Blowing it with Tube Amp

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Creating Realistic Programmed MIDI Drums for Metal Songs – Programmed Drums Metal

Creating Realistic Programmed MIDI Drums for Metal Songs – Programmed Drums Metal

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NovaClip Clipper Plugin for Mixing Metal Music – First Impressions

My first impressions and thoughts while trying NovaClip by Modern Metal Songwriter – the new clipper plugin for mixing metal.

https://youtu.be/rsWP9pqlu7I

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Metal Madness – Free Metal Synth Presets to Mirror Guitars for Killer Digital Tones!

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Metal Madness – Free Metal Synth Presets to Mirror Guitars for Killer Digital Tones!

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Unleash Your Metal Guitar Reaper Sound with our Free Reaper Mixing Chain!

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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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Free Plugins and IRs used:

– Ignite Amps NadIR https://www.igniteamps.com/#nadir

– Ignite Amps PTEq-X https://www.igniteamps.com/#pteq-x

– Catharsis IRs https://pluginfox.com/products/catharsis-impulses

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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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Metal Mixing Engineer Compares 2018 Mix with 2023 Mix and Reveals Key Mixing Technique Improvements

https://youtu.be/WuauLgNY6qo

If you want to improve your mixes rapidly, you got to consider what are the key areas that metal mixing engineer brings the key difference with. I approached an old mix from 2018 again and was able to learn that the specific usage of the EQ, compression, and drum samples made the biggest difference. I share these with you so you can bypass the hard way and improve your mixes faster!

Multitracks by Brian Hood, 456recordings.com.

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