mixing effect question

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by jarrod624, May 5, 2011.

  1. jarrod624

    jarrod624 Active Member

    I'm currently in the mixing/editing process of producing my bands first ep and am having trouble finding the right effect. The beginning of the song has an ambient piano part with a snare rim part that is playing triplets. I've been putting reverb and different phasers on it and am having trouble getting the right sound without it sounding cheesy. Any suggestions to some effects or other songs that use that effect I can check out.
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Thats another one of those questions that no can answer simply because we're not there and have no idea what the song even sounds like. How can anyone chose an effect for something they cannot hear?
     
  3. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    Try posting the song (or specific track) at SoundCloud and starting a thread here: Song & Mix Collaboration

    Also reference a song that you want it to sound like. You'll get better feedback doing this. DaveDog is right.
     
  4. jarrod624

    jarrod624 Active Member

    Just in case you wanted to check it out, I posted it here. THANKS!

    Punchfightdemo's sounds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
     
  5. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    So what is it you want it to sound like? These uploaded files look like samples of your songs and what you've done so far, but do you have an example of the effect you're trying to mimic so we can be more helpful? Or can you explain it in better detail?
     
  6. jarrod624

    jarrod624 Active Member

    Im not sure what I wanted. I wanted something that would compliment the rest of the intro. Right now the phaser is just too much.
     
  7. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    Maybe a spacious reverb on a doubled track (completely wet) mixed with a highly compressed version of the snare for the intro to give it a distant and squashed sound? Then hit it hard at 0:44. Hard to know without trying it myself (I'm just imagining that combo would give that type of effect). Can you bounce a file containing ONLY the dry snare? PM me and I can try it if you want. I can set up an FTP for you to upload to... or you can keep trying as well. I don't know that I will be able to get the sound you're thinking of because it's your sound.

    Yah, that phaser is a little messed. It is distracting, which probably isn't what you're going for.
     
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I think what you've done sounds fine but you could use a big ambient bass drum. Your bass drum currently sounds like somebody hitting their head against plaster board. which isn't exactly rock 'n roll. It's a headache.

    Not tonight honey...I'm listening to a headache
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  9. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    You ARE the Queen of Cheese Remy. I saw that before your mod... you really should write a book.
     
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    HA! You caught me with my panties down!
     

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