New EP

New EP
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#1

My band The Cretins did a four song Marvel Comics themed EP split with another band. The first two songs are ours. One original and one cover. I recorded/mixed our tracks and pseudo mastered all the tracks. If anyone would like to have a go at mixing one of ours let me know.


#2

Nice pop punk. Sounds like Screeching Weasel and Teenage Bottlerocket had a baby.


#3

Thanks. Would be a miracle child because we’re so old. We toured with the Lillingtons 20 years ago. But obviously you can hear where we get our influence from.


#4

Awesome! The Lillingtons are great. Your band definitely has that kind of sound.


#5

We’re heavily rooted in that 90’s pop punk. We stray from it here and there but it’s still just three (and sometimes four) chord pop punk


#6

Here’s our last album.

We have another in the works that should be out in October. Took a break from recording because it’s been a hot and muggy summer in New England


#7

Fun music. Good job. :+1:


#8

Thanks


#9

Fun songs. Great job !


#10

Great work on the project @murf214! Thanks for sharing this. We’d love to hear how you recorded and mixed the project if you don’t mind sharing :beerbanger:


#11

Thanks @holster. I use Logic Pro X. For interface/pres I used an RME Babyface and a Behringer ADA8200. I recorded the drums using a pair of ISK Pearls in an x/y pattern for overheads and close mic’d the toms and kick with the cheapo CAD mic pack. For the snare I used an SM57. My drummer is a lefty and plays open so his ride and hi-hat are on the same side. The ride is practically above the hi-hat so I put anotherSM57 under both because the overheads don’t capture them enough. The bass is direct and with a stock amp sim in logic. I doubled the guitars using one of my amps into a Two-Notes Captor and used the Two-Notes Wall Of Sound plug-in for my IRs. For the vocals I sang into an SM7b and I doubled them. In the mix I kept the double 10db lower than the main vocal.

For the mix, not sure what to say. I use a lot of mix bus processing. Mainly because I’m the one who will be “mastering” it and I want it to sound the way it’s going to end up only quieter (I shoot for -16-18db RMS when mixing). For the “mastering” (on our stuff) I just clip it a couple db with k-clip and then use Ozone 8’s maximizer to get the desired volume. When mixing I bus like elements and treat them as a whole. If there’s questions about an individual element or what plugin, amp… I use, I’ll gladly answer. Thanks


#12

Great write up! Thanks for sharing the details!! That had to be a bit of a challenge having the ride so close to the hihat. Dang!


#13

He’s a very unorthodox player. He uses two floor toms. One where a lefty kit would have it and another near his hi-hat.


#14

Sounds like it! Seems like a fun challenge


#15

It has been. Even though I’m a guitarist, drums are my favorite instrument to record/mix. We’ve been working a new album and have recorded demos for each song. Each time we recorded I experimented with mic placement. After several tweaks I finally found what I think works best for our situation (room, gear, ability). I left the mics in place so we can record any time with minimal setup.