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.
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://mailchi.mp/13d1f1a9b0cc/reapersd3 Clairvoyant Plugin (not affiliated): https://www.modernmetalsongwriter.com/products/clairvoyant
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.
If you as a Modern Metal Band or Musician looking to push the edge of Modern Music, I break down the key takeaways of how Modern Metal is different from traditional Heavy Genre, why its sound is so hard to achieve, and how you can move forward towards better Modern Songs! Featuring music by Make Them Suffer, Currents, Into the Vein, Elysion, Darko US, and more.
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.
How To Layer Synths for FAT Modern Metal Guitar Riff Tone – Metal Production and Mixing Tutorial for Metal Synth Guitar!
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!
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. 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.
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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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.