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.

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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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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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! ✅

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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Ranking 24 Metal Recording and Production Techniques: Worst to Best. Find These Out!

Ranking 24 Metal Recording and Production Techniques: Worst to Best. My take on using all the modern techniques and whether they are applicable or overrated!

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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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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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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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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!

Clairvoyant Amp Sim Plugin Update – New Compressor, EQ, Pitch Shifter Features

Reviewing the new update for Clairvoyant Amp Sim Modern Metal Guitar Amp Sim Plugin by Modern Metal Songwriter. Reacting to the compressor, EQ, and pitch shifter. Multitracks by The Overcoming Project.

Download multitracks for mixing: https://dashboard.mailerlite.com/forms/436702/88029248731743817/share Clairvoyant: https://www.modernmetalsongwriter.com/products/clairvoyant

Into The Vein – Wreckage

The amazing Modern Metal Metalcore band Into The Vein have released a music video for Wreckage alongside with the EP “Paradise Lies”.

Check out our Recording and Mixing Modern Metal work with Into The Vein!

Claret Ash – Cascadence of the Twilight [Black Metal Mixing]

Please welcome the incredible Progressive Black Metal release from Canberra by Claret Ash – Cascadence of the Twilight. Honoured to perform Black Metal Mixing for this cathartic and deep track.

Claret Ash – Cascadence of the Twilight is premiered via No Clean Signing and Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Unveiling Sonic Dichotomy: Gridded vs. Sampled vs. Natural in Modern Metal Editing and Production

https://youtu.be/C7wPRxOntIA

In the ever-evolving world of modern metal, there’s an ongoing debate among musicians, producers, and engineers about the most effective approaches to achieve the desired sonic impact. Join us on this captivating journey as we delve into the intriguing clash of concepts: Digital vs. Analog, Gridded vs. Raw, Sampled vs. Natural. In this thought-provoking video, we explore the fundamental elements that shape the sound of contemporary metal music. We unravel the pros and cons of each method and discuss the best applications. Next, we venture into the rhythmic landscape of metal, where the debate between gridded and raw performances rages on. Explore the tight precision of gridded beats, meticulously aligned to perfection, contrasted with the untamed energy of raw, human performances. Learn how these contrasting approaches can shape the overall feel and impact of a metal track, and gain insight into the creative decisions that go into achieving the desired rhythmic intensity. Gain valuable wisdom and learn about the factors to consider these applications when producing and modern metal editing.

Young Ghosts – Relapse – UNOFFICIAL MIX [URM Multitracks]

Young Ghosts – Relapse – UNOFFICIAL MIX [URM Multitracks]

This track is used with permission by Young Ghosts and URM Academy. The original production and mix was done by Nick Pilotta. This new mix is an unofficial version and not on the actual release.

Modern Metal Guitar Editing: Perfecting DIs to the Grid in Logic Pro X

https://youtu.be/3anwsvOrAwU

Welcome to our in-depth tutorial on how to edit metal guitar direct input (DI) recordings to the grid using Logic Pro X!

In this video, we will walk you through the essential steps to achieve tight and precise guitar tracks for your modern metal mixes.

Editing metal guitar DIs to the grid is crucial for achieving a polished and professional sound. We understand the challenges that come with capturing the tightness and precision required for this genre, and that’s why we’re here to help you master the art of editing.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover the following key topics: – best flex time mode in Logic Pro X for guitar – how to get rid of artifacts – how to identify transients – how to snap to the grid automatically and introduce some humanisation

Editing metal guitar editing DIs to the grid is a crucial step in producing a tight and professional metal mix. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or a beginner, this tutorial will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to transform raw guitar tracks into punchy, tight, and perfectly synced performances.

Join us in this comprehensive tutorial and take your metal guitar editing skills to the next level using Logic Pro X. Don’t settle for anything less than perfection—get ready to unleash the power of precision editing in your metal productions!

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Like and share this video with fellow metal enthusiasts who are eager to enhance their guitar editing skills. Let’s dive in and master the art of editing metal guitar DIs to the grid in Logic Pro X together!

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.

The untold story of how one immigrant became a Doctor and Metal Music Producer

Thanks AI and ChatGPT for video titles and description!

In this inspiring video, we share the untold story of one immigrant’s journey to become a Doctor and Metal Music Producer. Against all odds, he pursued his dreams and overcame the challenges that came his way. We delve deep into his early struggles as an immigrant, the sacrifices he made, and the hardships he faced on his path to success.

Through his determination and hard work, he not only achieved his goal of becoming a doctor but also pursued his passion for metal music. Join us as we uncover Dr. Mike Trubetskov’s incredible story and learn valuable lessons about grit, resilience, and pursuing your dreams no matter how difficult the road ahead may seem.

This is a story that will inspire and motivate you to keep pushing forward, even when the odds are against you.

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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Unlocking the Difference between Analog Mix Metal vs Digital Mix in Modern Metal

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In this informative and insightful video, metal producer Dr. Mike Trubetskov explores the key differences between analog and digital mixing in modern metal music production. Drawing on his years of experience in the industry, Dr. Trubetskov discusses the unique characteristics of each approach and the ways in which they can be used to achieve different sonic outcomes. Analog Mix Metal.

Through a series of engaging demonstrations and examples, Dr. Trubetskov highlights the benefits and drawbacks of both analog and digital mixing, as well as the creative possibilities that each method offers. He provides a comprehensive overview of the technical and aesthetic considerations that metal producers must take into account when mixing their tracks.

Whether you’re a seasoned metal producer looking to refine your mixing skills, or a curious music enthusiast interested in the nuts and bolts of modern metal production, this video is sure to provide valuable insights and practical tips that you can apply to your own creative endeavors. So join Dr. Mike Trubetskov as he unlocks the difference between analog and digital mixing in modern metal, and discover new ways to take your music to the next level.

Multitracks by Brian Hood, 456recordings.com – Stand Alone Complex

Best Tone Settings for Great Live Guitar Sound, Metal Tone

Looking to get the best live guitar sound for your metal performances? Look no further than this video, where I explore the best tone settings method to achieve that killer metal sound. I will guide you through the process of dialing in the perfect tone by referring to a mix-ready tone, tweaking boomy lows and harsh top end. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this video is sure to help you achieve the sound you’ve been searching for. So grab your guitar and join us for this in-depth look at the best tone settings for great live metal guitar sound.

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Hear the Difference: Mixing Metal Song in Dolby Atmos Metal vs Stereo Mix!

Some of you may laugh at the idea of Dolby Atmos Metal Mixing, or just not see any value in it. In this video, I provide a direct comparison between Atmos Mix and Stereo Mix for a Metal song (Band: The Archanan – Resonance), and then explain what benefits and value did Dolby Atmos bring to the table. Let me know what you think of the result!

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.

Why You Can’t Ignore Dolby Atmos Mixing and Binaural Anymore!

In this video, I discuss how the rapid expansion of Dolby Atmos overtakes the film and music industry. Do not miss out on Dolby Atmos as it will soon become a requirement for your music. Atmos is currently available in movie theaters, TVs, flatbars, cars and on headphones. We can only see what happens next with Dolby Atmos Mixing!

Into The Vein – Everyone You Knew [Modern Metal, Metalcore] – Mixed by Dr. Mike Trubetskov at EOL Studios

One of my favourite projects for the year. Modern Metal / Metalcore band Into The Vein from Melbourne, Australia. Had the pleasure to record drums and vocals for this banger, and mix it. Drums recorded at Bushido Studios with Dan Presland, too, and mastered by almighty Lance Prenc.

Check it out!

If you are wondering who mixed Into The Vein, then look no further as that was me.

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!

Riffs by Currents – Monsters – Guitar Cover. You can get the drum sound in this video by using my template here: https://dashboard.mailerlite.com/forms/436702/88029942172877996/share Clairvoyant Plugin (not affiliated): https://www.modernmetalsongwriter.com/products/clairvoyant

https://youtu.be/HZEETb5iGjk

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.

Download template here:

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Use this template to make high-quality content faster!

Free plugins that you need to use the template:

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Valhalla Supermassive [https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/v…]

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

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Success in Modern Metal

If you want to succeed in the supersaturated modern metal market, you need to stand out.

Here are a few principles that you may implement based on my lasting experience of producing bands and my own music.

💡Standing out is a very fine balance between fitting the pocket of the market and differing enough just to push its boundaries

💡Hence, using JUST your authentic ideas without exploring what is popular and WHY is a dangerous idea. This may drive your music simply irrelevant.

💡At the same time, mimicking popular trends and creating a mix-and-match of various sonic trends just for the sake of it would not display your authenticity, and your listener would not connect to it at best. 

I suggest the following strategies when writing new music and thinking about its future success in the market:

✅ Explore what is new and trending in a similar heavy style to yours. Super important to follow the trends and understand WHY these songs are in high demand. Break down their stylistic elements and feel.

✅ Then, write music sincerely and authentically, project your message fully, without restrictions.

✅ And then, carve that message stylistically based on the trends that you explored earlier and which FIT its atmosphere (sounds, samples, arrangement, layers, grooves)

✅ It also make sense to stand out with your sound and with your mix – with the similar principle. Fitting the pocket and bending it just a bit. One of the proven strategies for me is to capture unique drum samples on the recording day and use them aggressively for sampled yet unique and real sound.

Success in Modern Metal.