Overall, I’m quite pleased with my mix, especially as it’s the first time I’ve mixed this genre. I think each instrument has its own place in the mix.

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I sent the output of my instruments to bus outputs.

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Volume automation
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My final project when I bounced all the tracks.
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Screenshot of mixer of final Logic project.

Drums: I wanted to give these a powerful, arena feel, like AC/DC. I think I have achieved that. Gojira was also a heavy influence on my drum mixing.

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I cut out the bits where certain instruments weren’t playing so that there wasn’t any bleed from them (I’m looking at you, Toms.)
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I added gain, EQ, gates and compressors to most tracks (some tracks did not have gates because they did not need them, however all tracks had gains, EQs, and compressors). I also added some sends (reverbs) to some.

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Noise gate threshold automation on snare and kick.

Guitars: I have obtained the chuggy and powerful sound that I wanted the rhythm guitar to have and it suits the genre of music. In contrast, the ambient guitar was very low in the mix and is only on the choruses. This makes the mix thicker and more interesting.

Vocals: I was inspired by the vocals of Volbeat in this mix. They are heavily compressed, have a lot of reverb and some delay. Additionally, to fit in more with the genre, I added distortion to make them more hard-hitting. In the middle 8, I removed the distortion because it didn’t fit with the change in the music.

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Processing, effects and sends on the main vocals.
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Vocal automation on volume and panning.

Claps: I put these in just the middle 8 to add texture.

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Processing claps. I cut out the bits that I wanted (the claps were recorded on every beat however in some parts I only wanted them to be every other beat) , flextimed them to be in time and layered them.

 

 

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