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Recording a Rock band for the 1st time

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Radmaster, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Radmaster

    Radmaster Guest

    I AM TAKING ON A TASK TO RECORD A ROCK BAND I ONLY HAVE BEEN RECORDING REGGAE AND HIP HOP, I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MICING OR RECORDING JUST EQING THE MIX ILL BE RECORDING A E-GUITAR,DRUMSET AND BASS-G + THE L-SINGER BUT THE PROBLEM IS EQ ING THE INSTRUMENTS GETTING THAT RIGHT SOUND FOR THAT ROCK SOUND?... (PROTOOLS HD SYSTEM)

    MIC'S FOR THE DRUMS 421'S,57,D112,P-MICS FOR C-451 O-HEADS Sorry for the capslock all !!!!
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    [ November 06, 2003, 01:55 PM: Message edited by: Radmaster ]
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Please turn off the caps lock key. On internet typeing in all caps means you are screaming at someone.

    There are no hard fast rules for eqing a mix. It all depends on what you have on the recorder.. The best thing I can say is, mix it so that it sounds good to you and then post it on the Audio Projects Streaming critique / NWR for a critique.. ask for EQ and mix pointers.. we can take it from there. It would be difficult at best to send you in the right direction without hearing what we were talking about.. :tu:
     
  3. Radmaster

    Radmaster Guest

    THX Kurt Foster, when the time comes ill post on NWR ... :w:
     
  4. timstoel

    timstoel Guest

    The BIGGEST thing I have learned is to get great sounds to tape, and ones that go together. Listen to the mix before you record to get a feel for it. Try using different mics on each guitar. Also try using a DI and a mic for bass. You will probably find that in the mix one may sound better than the other one. Always use at least one ambient mic on the drum kit. I usually end up compressing it into oblivion at mixdown and using it on most tracks to varying degrees.

    Tim Stoel
     
  5. Radmaster

    Radmaster Guest

    Thx Tim ill try ambient mic on the drum kit
     
  6. dymaxian

    dymaxian Guest

    You probably won't need to EQ a good rock or metal band any more than you'd need to EQ a reggae band. If they can get a good sound out of their instruments, your job is easy. If they can't, you'll have a rough time with any style of music.

    Just the differences in their sound, playing style, and writing will be plenty. You really shouldn't have to do much.

    Good luck!

    Kase
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    "to hell with the CD sales- download the MP3s and come to the shows!"
     
  7. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Just remember, the booming bass of reggae and hip hop probably won't work for rock.

    I usually ask the band for any CDs of bands they like and would like their CD to sound like. Then I have a reference point for what they are trying to achieve and I'll make some eq decisions based on that.
     
  8. Radmaster

    Radmaster Guest

    Thx Kase Villand for the reply that is my biggest concern was in the mix and eq ill keep intouch respect :w:
     

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