A full playthrough of a fleshed out djent motif

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Sage.Judd
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Hey guys, it's Sage. Like I said earlier in the week, here is the play-through of that one motif I had the tracking video for. Enjoy. The mix is NEEAAAARLY done, but I am not quite fully satisfied yet, as there are minor kinks. Advice/criticism appreciated.
Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDUa7Ys_byQ

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may i ask how old you are? the overall mix isn´t half bad. the cymbals could be louder and the guitar tone could benefit from a bit more distortion. the ambient stuff in the background could also be louder.

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Also, this is an awfully compressed .mp3 file, so the actual mix sounds much better. I am 16. I have a bad case of tall-and-awkward mixed with a baby face, so I look sort of young.

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i´m almost jealous. i just started off with recording around that age and naturally it all sounded hilariously messed up.

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Don't feel bad, I had those days too. The reason I'm not still there is largely due to your tutorials.

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Something embarassing actually, I didn't know how to program drums so I used a drum preset on a midi keyboard. I played awful, awful keyboard drums for my songs. Without a click track, so everything was off. However, that was like my first, first recording ever. I used AUDACITY XD

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you did all this in audacity huh? ever tried a real DAW? i suggest REAPER.

as for drum programing its mostly observe a real drummer, program some drums, realize how fake it sounds, observe, program and repeat until it stops sounding fake. you can use drumcore free for drums, they're actualy pretty nice.

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No no no, most certainly not in audacity. Pardon my French, but fuck audacity. This was done with Cubase. I was responding to Johnny about how I sucked when I first started out mixing. This is my least good mix in a while, and it's still not done.

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I'm very impressed! Keep up the good work. I'd practice on keeping things tight, and you'll be well on your way. Even with a strat is still sounds like a tight mix!

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Also, I think the images of the video or album cover can effect the way that the audience perceives the sound. And since my video gear is shit, I won't be making many play-throughs. At least until I find a way for optimal video-making to take place.

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Any chance I could get a stem without the drums? I'd love to fool around with some programming on this one