Request For Comment: Thoughts on mix and master (warning: metal content)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by socialleper, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I am working on recording my band's new album, and have started noddling ideas for what I want the mix and mastering to sound like. The link below is to a sample of the first song I've started playing around with. The parts are recorded as we want them, it is matter of balancing the instruments, where they fit in the mix, and mastering it to sound like other songs in the genre.
    We didn't have the vocals done when they gave me this.
    The file is an uncompressed WAV, so it is a little big, which also gives you the true sound of the recording.
    It is a metal project, so it is going to be very aggressive and in your face.

    Please give me some critical feedback on the mix and the mastering. Does it sound "right?" Should something be louder? Is something too quiet? And of course, what do you think of the bass?