I'd like to ask something about the procuding process of the albums of famous bands..
I've been playing guitar for 8 years and nearly 3 years ago, i've started to produce music. By the time,and i've learned so much, that recently i've started recording with 2 local bands in here.
Here's my question..How do bands decide for their general album sounds ?
I mean, lets say In Flames, Testament, Korn, etc..They are all sound different and great, even if they are using same equipment like Mesa, 5150 or Diezel.. How do they shape the whole sound? Upon the guitars, or bass, or what? Or the producer decide/recommend anything ?
Dont they ever argue like:
-F.ck you bassist, i dont like your distorted bass sound,
-Don't care man, i love it!..
-Dude, that snare sounds awful, change that into a maple one,
-No man, i like it, change your guitar tone instead..
Actually, its a generic question and the "other" side of the "music production", you know. After some time, its not enough to know what a compressor does, simply..
I'm stuck at this point right now; i dont want my records sound "similar", even if the bands that i'm working with liked them to death. I need some recommendations about being/sounding "unique" if possible..
I hope my English didnt suck so hard and you understood me well
Thanks in advance..
most of the time this type of thing isn't actually decided by the bands themselves. it's decided by the tones that get recorded. once you get something down, it's not really easy to change it a whole lot. you'd have to rerecord everything(which happens). just record and start mixing, you'll know real soon if you need something different.