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    Slow and heavy mix test with the Blackstar [Edited with a new mix!]

    Just got back to my recording set-up today, and stumbled across a new tuning (B-Gb-B-Gb-B-Db) which resulted in this riff. Figured I'd fire up the Blackstar and try and record it, which led to this mix test.

    Everything's a first take and written on the spot, so hardly the tightest playing, but I'm not sure that precision's exactly the name of the game with this type of playing! I was also recording at significantly lower levels than I'd like, for the sake of my neighbours. Still, hope you enjoy! Made some significant tweaks to my S2.0 mix to try and get a slightly more realistic vibe - any feedback would be enormously appreciated.


    New version of the mix, with a lot of work done to tie it all together, and some hefty tweaks to the drum sound (built the kick sound from scratch this time!) Still not perfect, but I'm a lot happier with how it sounds now.
    Last edited by Fred; 05-01-2012 at 10:08 AM.

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    Slooow and heavy. To be honest I don't like the way the drums sound. Especially kick.
    Composition is awesome, and I love the lead guitar
    Keep on rockin'!

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    I dig it.

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    Might make a bit more sense to name it B-F#-B-F#-B-C#

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    Enharmonics yo!

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    mix and riffs remind me of cloudkicker. sounds cool

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    Cool! I like it.
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    Doom on, brother.

    The drums need a little bit of tweaking. They sound tiny compared to the guitars. Not sure what you intend to do with the rest of the song, but if you intend to keep it slow, I'd suggest "bigger" drum sounds. Low pitched and reverby snare etc. It ain't doom if it doesn't sound like a fatass swallowing a jar peanut butter.
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