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audio Power Addiction - Metal/Post-Grunge Song

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by Jonathan Linton, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Jonathan Linton

    Jonathan Linton Active Member

    Hi all,

    Working on a new song idea. Lyrics and soundcloud link are below. The drums are EZ Drummer 2, DAW is Reaper, vocals are all by me, Guitar is a PRS copy played through a Zoom G3 with an ENGL amp sim, solo is a placeholder as I am not a solo guitarist. I plan to add a proper solo later. Bass is MIDI using Trilian.

    Critic on the song and mix so far are most welcome:



    JONATHAN LINTON – POWER ADDICTION
    (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton)

    A little taste has gone to your head
    Now your hunger can’t be fed
    You’ve changed, everyone can see
    All because of dependency

    There’s no denying
    No sense trying
    You’re a victim of power addiction

    Subdivision, acquisition
    You’re obsessed with power addiction
    Inquisition, demolition
    Lost your soul to power addiction

    The Prognosis is bleak and black
    Once an asshole, there’s no going back
    Like a drug, if you abuse
    You’ll overdose on the power you use

    There’s no denying
    No sense trying
    You’re a victim of power addiction

    Subdivision, acquisition
    You’re obsessed with power addiction
    Inquisition, demolition
    Lost your soul to power addiction

    SOLO

    Subdivision, acquisition
    You’re obsessed with power addiction
    Inquisition, demolition
    Lost your soul to power addiction
    Unforgiven, the attrition
    You’ll burn in hell from power addiction
     
  2. DogsoverLava

    DogsoverLava Active Member

    Has a J. Priest kind of vibe - I can "hear" some operatic screams on this in my head - Wonder if you might take the two guitars and mix up the sound a bit so it sounds more like two different guitar players playing different guitars. That would add a bit more depth to the arrangement. What I'm looking for as well is a crescendo in the performances - particularly lyrics/vocals - I want the vocals to raise the stakes as we get deeper into the song - raise the intensity of the message - really sell it. I like it so far for sure.
     
  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Your top end is pretty harsh... on hi hat, snare, kick and OH's, as well as on vox. Did you by chance use an exciter plug of some kind on these?

    All the drums could use less top end and more 'beef"... look to 240-260 hz on snare, less 4k - 8k...

    All the way around, the mix sounds "thin" to me.

    What type of room and monitors are at play here?

    IMHO of course.
     
  4. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    I see (and hear) that your using a Trilian vst bass for the song - I've used Trilion in my recent mixes, and it's been a constant struggle to get the damn patches to "fit in the mix." Your use of it is a good example of how this virtual bass program "sounds" great in solo mode (your intro), but doesn't provide those bass freqs that give you the proper bass "bed". I use Softube's Bass Amp Room for that purpose, and I would try boosting your bass at around 120 130 Htz. I visited the Omnisphere booth at NAMM recently, and gave them a bit of s#^t about it, lol
    Good song
     
  5. Jonathan Linton

    Jonathan Linton Active Member

    Hi there Luke,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    How do you route then Trilian to Bass Amp Room - I have that too. Do you turn off the amp sim in Trilian and route it to Bass Amp Room or route the full output from Trilian? Any setup info you can give would be highly appreciated. Even better, if you are using Reaper, it would be super if you could send an FX Chain or similar.
     
  6. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I wonder if soundcloud's convertion is not part of what I here too in the HF.. They are all mushy like bad convertion does..

    Other than that, the song is nice but not wow. I'd like to be surprised it's pretty standard groove we can get tired of..
    I think the guitars could have less bass and more bites in the mids..
    to my taste anyway ;)

    Keep sharing, if you make more version ;)
     

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