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Discussion in 'Recording' started by xinkedup, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. xinkedup

    xinkedup Guest

    ok so i am recording my first big project on a local hardcore band that just got signed which i gonna be mastered by paul minor, we tracked all the drums and guitars and everything sounded great but for some reason when both guitars and all the drums play at once it sounds like a helicopter propeller is in the mix, now when i turn the bass drum down it kinda of goes away can anyone help me here?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Try it with no compression on the kick drum. Whatever you do, don't compress the mix - the ME will do whatever is necessary there.
  3. xinkedup

    xinkedup Guest

    alright thanks, i ran a little compression on the guitar but thats it, i only used a limiter on the kick to make sure it wouldnt clip but ill try removing the limiter and see what happens
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "it sounds like a helicopter propeller is in the mix"
    Well, record a real propeller, invert the phase and add it into the mix.
    [edit: Ignore this. It's a joke]

    You might want to check your bottom end a bit, if your guitars/kick etc. overlap it can cause bass spikes that make the bass seem stronger.
  5. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

  6. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Was everything tracked live in the same room? There may be some phasing issues with certain frequencies.
  7. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Any chance your mix is peaking pretty heavily?

    It sounds like it might be pumping rapidly - a side effect of poor or excessive limiting.
  8. xinkedup

    xinkedup Guest

    ya i took the compression/limiters off the tracks and the problem went away im only in my 5th month of recording school and this is my first full recording so thanks for all the help
  9. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Another note - make sure you leave headroom. Don't let your mix bus clip even once.

    This requires proper gain on all channels, maybe some fader riding and a tiny bit of judiciously used compression on individual channels or buses.

  10. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Make sure also that your comps / limiters do not have auto gain compensation selected, if they're so equipped.

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