With the consent of the band in question, I've made the raw files for a song I produced this summer available publicly. It'd make good practice for anyone wanting to try their hand at a heavy, commercial rock style with big walls of guitars and powerful drums, as well as more chilled moments with orchestration etc..
The song is Days On Juno's "Colours", that I produced this summer. The full EP featuring this track is available for free download here - Days On Juno. Additionally my mix of this song can be heard here -
Please support the band if you enjoy the music: https://www.facebook.com/DaysOnJunoUK
The mix files can be downloaded from http://www.redseasfire.co.uk/DOJCOLO...OMPETITION.zip. (File size is ~550MB)
The tempo of the track is 185BPM. The following are some notes on the recording process:
Unless stated otherwise, all tracks are provided raw but are edited and consolidated, so that they will all line up when started from the same point in a session.
The drum tracks are raw audio bounces from Toontrack's Superior Drummer 2.0. I used several different Toontrack sample libraries for the different kit elements, with the default Avatar pack forming the bulk of the sounds. I also used the 3rd party pack Joe Barresi's Evil Drums for its kick drum and snare ambience, while Metal Foundry provides the hi-hat samples. Note that the close mic tracks have bleed from the rest of the kit for a more realistic sound.
In addition to standard close mics, overhead and room mics, I used a mono ambient track on the snare only, and a stereo ambient track for the snare and toms only, to be used as reverb track if you wish.
Guitars were recorded exclusively with a Fractal Audio Axe-FX II, using a stock Epiphone SG for all distorted tones, and a Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster for the clean parts.
Bass is a Fretking Perception bass with a Bare Knuckle P/J pickup set, recorded DI through a Chandler Germanium preamp.
Vocals were tracked with a Shure SM7b through an Audient MiCO preamp. These tracks were printed through moderate compression, light EQ and a touch of room reverb. I do not have the completely raw files anymore unfortunately, but these will still need plenty of further mixing.
I'm holding a bit of a mixing competition with this track, if you want details join this Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/186990728105868/
This is going to be awesome, I am definitely going to give this a shot. Thanks Nolly. Also, the download link isn't working right because the end tag is (url) instead of (/url).