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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:00 am
Posts: 9
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 1:18 pm 

Hey folks. I've just gotten into home recording, trying some new things.
I've been using Reaper and a variety of plugins, just learning as I go. This track is my most recent creation, check it out below.
Any advice/criticisms are welcome!


Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:03 pm
Posts: 55
Location: bloomington, IN
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:29 am 

funny. my old band from (when I was a teenager) had a song with the same name.


are those live drums? is the guitar done direct in? it definitely sounds like a solo recording. I record with reaper (now) and my shit never sounds that clean.

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:56 am
Posts: 1
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:04 am 

As said before it's pretty a clean recording and it definitely sounds like a solo computer recording. Maybe some mastering would do something more personal to your sound?
But please, this is not sludge. You can call it post metal or progressive or whatever but not sludge.

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:39 am 

Wow I was surprised! I wouldn't call your song sludge because it doesn't have the dirty fuzz elements (even tho I can tell the guitars do have a bit of dirt in them I don't think its sufficient, but I'm not saying that as a bad thing), however, it is a fantastic post-metal track in my opinion! Along the lines of Isis and Earth.

As for the recording you nailed it pretty well, The guitars are in stereo and sounding inside the mix, the bass is where it adding the right amount of girth in the low end, the leads are beautiful and the effects are just right. As for the drums if they are programmed well their sound tend to come already somewhat mixed, they sound a bit too perfect to me so I'll assume that for now.

Also the master seem pretty uniform but not compressed to the point it's a "brick".

What I would suggest to make it sound a bit more vivid is utilize live drums and pass the master through an analog mastering preamp for some warmth. And tube amps of course!

In conclusion: for a home recorded track it sound stellar! The arrangement is great and I believe it ain't far from a finished production.
Shit I Worked on: https://soundcloud.com/lucasmmgatti

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