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Heavy Curtains over windows?

So, my studio is 16' X 23' X 14' (Cathedral Ceilings). It's made out of stucco'ed cynderblock with voids filled with sand. It sounded wonderfully horrible before I treated it.

I've put up a bunch of DIY Ethan Weiner bass traps alternating with OC703 offset from the walls a few inches. Corners have diagonal double thicknesses of OC703, with scraps from the projects thrown into the resulting corner voids. Sounds pretty darn good, from my limited experience.

Do your worst, need some heavy criticism for these tracks.

I am very new to the mixing world, my first project is my band, Identity Krisis', album and I need some advice on
mixing and mastering. I have finished 5 tracks so far and here they are.

http://www.identity…"]Unreleased Tracks — Identity Krisis[/]="http://www.identity…"]Unreleased Tracks — Identity Krisis[/]

fresh mix in the works, any extra ears available would be great! Heavy Rock

Hey everyone this is a band from my area that I tracked a couple months ago, getting down the nitty gritty with it right now. When I listen to the guitar tone I cant help but think its too gainy. Or possibly its that solid state sound coming from their amps, but regardless I could really use some fresh ears on the mix. The guitars are a mix of sm57 close Micing the cab alongside an sm7b, blended with the d.i. signal powering Guitar Rig 5.

Critique Heavy Metal Guitar Sound

This is a rough mix, and right now I am working on the guitar sound as well as just writing music. I previously recorded about five songs just using a direct method, and that sounded pretty good except I had to do A LOT of EQ work on the back end. In my brief experience with this I have discovered that it's better to tailor a guitar sound up front that is already going to work pretty well in the mix and then do minimal post-processing later.

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New Heavy Hard Rock Band from Athens, Greece

Hello everyone. I'm a sound engineer from Athens, Greece and with my band we started recording our first Album.My band is called Shadow. It's a blend of all the styles from Hard Rock and Metal music and we try to combine it with our own flavor. Is there anyone here how is dealing with that kind of music ? We are going to have an EP ready at the end of this month, along with our first official video clip.

Hope for someone to love to hear our music.

heavy guitars, how to find space for the bass?

Hey guys...

When we have lotta bass heavy guitars, how to find some space for the bass? In a songs like this http://www.youtube…"]REVOCATION - "Dismantle The Dictator" - YouTube[/]="http://www.youtube…"]REVOCATION - "Dismantle The Dictator" - YouTube[/], I see bass is really lacking bass, to make room for guitar to be the big boss, then it gets some more trebly metallic/stringy sound...

Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Recording in Cubase

Hello Guys. I would like to ask somethink about recording Hard Rock / Heavy Metal songs.

While in recording process, who much do i have to leave for the mastering and mixing ? I'm working with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal mostly and need to learn more on that.

I mean in Cubase I have a group for Rythm Guitars, A group for Solo Guitars, A bass Guitar channel, the Drums, and the Vocals.

The tracks have to be -2db, so in the mixing and mastering process to be at 0db ? I read that somewhere in another forum.

Shure SM57 vs. Heil PR20 on Heavy Guitars

Both are very good mics that anyone should be able to achieve good sound with. The SM57 is a classic and many classic and modern guitar tracks have been recorded with them. The Heil PR20 is a different sound and sounds more balanced to my ear. Fuller on the low end, easier on the brightness, but one drawback is that it seems a little busy in the mids. Little EQ to fix this, not a big deal. I composed a very quick clip which I hope shows off each mics best characteristics.

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