Hey guys, Sarah here! So I recorded this song a few nights ago and don't know a whole lot about mixing and such (which may be obvious..). So here is a sample of what I have (and yes there are certainly some parts that need to be re-recorded lol) but take a listen and tell me what you think?
Mixdown rough by SarahShreds on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
can anyone help me on the drums? I'm using ezdrummer (I KNOW I'M SAVING FOR SUPERIOR) haha but they're what bug me the most right now :P and does anyone know if it's possible to be able to mix each part of the set seperately? rather than as a whole? would that be a bad idea? how balanced is everything? i'm really new at all of this and I want to start putting a lot more effort into my originals.
So suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks much! -Sarah
I would like the snare drum to be louder and punchier. In rock and metal, that's where a lot of the energy in the music comes from. The drum overheads seem too loud, they seem to dominate the guitars at times. Other than that, it definitely sounds like you're on the right track to a nice mix!
As for the latter, that is definitely possible (I use do it all the time with Superior Drummer), but the details of doing it depend on which DAW you use. Here's a tutorial for Logic Pro, which is what I use:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXPlMYasCzA]Logic Studio: Routing Muiltiple Outputs of Ezdrummer - YouTube[/VIDEO]
It's likely that you use a different application, such as Reaper or Cubase or Sonar or ProTools, but you should be able be able to find a similar tutorial by typing in "<AppName> EZDrummer multiple output" in Google or on YouTube.
Then you can control the volume levels and add effects plugins without having to go into the EZDrummer mixer.