Question: Did you master it yourself?
No, no. I have recently started using eMastered, which is a similar online software to Landr. I know some people will cringe at that, but my band has been using it for a couple of months and it is definitely adding that 5-10% to my mixes at the end. It has fairly basic settings but I did push the compression a little more on this mix compared to what I’d do normally.
I think I’ll try a few varied settings (like removing some low mids and volume) in various combinations and see how that goes.
re-distributing certain sources into the top end. I’m getting a lot of 250-800 and not enough of 5-8k for a ‘heavy’ mix.
Will definitely look at this. I’ll analyse the frequencies and see where I can move things around. It’s a tricky one being a stoner rock sort of sound which can often sound quite muddy, or sometimes the opposite.
I like most of the choices of the tones. The snare and kick sound good. Guitars amp settings seem to really capture the vibe here. I wish the bass had more of that 120-300hz-ish range to itself.
Thanks. The drums are simply SS4 with my drummer doing his thing.
What did you use for reference mixes?
Ok… here we go. I used different band for different elements.
For the drums (playing style too to an extent), the overall compression and very loosely, the vocals (more that they are not overly aggressive and some of the distortion that I use a bit in other songs), I used this band, whom I love:
Silver Devil - Follow Me Down
For the bass, I went for one of my all time favourite heavy bass sounds from another fav band:
Breach. I love the top end distortion sound they achieve and I’m actually quite proud of replicating that that it has become my go to sound for my band. Still working on the lows though, but I’m pround of how the highs get through the mix nice and aggressively without it being fizzy and washy like a lot of bass distortion can
Other than that, not specific reference point for guitars etc, just general taste…
Thanks again for listening. I’ll get some more versions out shortly.