I've been playing for a bit more than 10 years now (be it in semi-pro bands or as a bedroom daydreamer), but only started to be really getting into recording and mixing recently. Reading Chris' thread (and Nolly's input) on parallel compression tickled my interest on the subject, and I decided to give it a go.
I recorded 2 tracks on my old Pod XT while visiting my parents a while ago, and wanted to add drums and bass to it to see where it would lead me. The song I chose to briefly cover (Needle by Chimaira) is not representative at all of my playing or prefered style, but I thought that it would be a good example of contrast and dynamics in a metal / machinegun riffing context.
I would be more than happy to hear your suggestions on it, or to share the few things I've discovered the easy or hard way. Thank you in advance !
Guitars : Schecter C7 /w JB7, into a Pod XT + Metal pack (Dual Rectifier model)
Drums : Superior 2.0 (Yorgo wasn't available on Glasgow that day /joke)
Bass : Trillian
DAW : Reaper.
Very nice, the only thing I don't like is the snare. Sounds a bit too pingy and paint can-like. Everything else sounds great. I'd try lowering the SD's pitch and if that doesn't work switch to a different snare.