wow. ok. Thanks for the reality check. Back to square one.
I dont mind being honest about it, obviously trying to mix 85 tracks is way over my current capabilities.
The main thing sort of killing me is all the room mics and overheads. Im pretty much clueless, as u aptly figured out. Not something I have to deal with on EZ drummer stuff.
Its probably a typical setup though:
Stereo and mono room mics
OH AB left, OH AB right
OH Stereo L and R
Cymbal samples on a couple parts
Then when you add that to having a million busses, each with parallel compression…its easy to go wrong
Nevermind there is massive bleed on everything. again, thats a totally new one on me. I probably lost a tone of the snare tone trying to get the cymbals out of it. There is bass in the drum mics. Lotsa bleed
I either gotta get better quick or just stop mixing. If i aint got it, then I aint got it. Thats about 4 straight days spent on that song. Of course now im dead sick of the song itself
If there is a bright side (not really), I did save multiple versions of the song, so if I felt like it I could go back and start over at certain points.
or do you think it could be fixed from the final mix, just going back and uncutting some of those cuts?
here is the revision history:
Karnivool Deadman 48khz color coded, silence edited out
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_1 (abandoned) no busses, EQ, compression, limiting on individual drums
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_2 start fresh from base project, added busses but no processing, further color coding
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_3 added buss processing, no individual track processing, no panning, still static
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_4 added snare sample,
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_5 “finished” eq’ing and adding basic processing to drum tracks
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_6 processed bass, added hi and low sends to bass
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_7 processed guitars, panned drums and guitars
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_8 vocals processed and automation started
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_9 more automation and adding creative parts
Karnivool Deadman 48khz_10 “final mix”
Anyway, I appreciate the detailed response and good helping of humble pie