If you’re a Metal fan, you’re into shredding high-gain guitar sounds, hard hitting, in-your-face drums and aggressive vocals.
While these characteristics are what makes Metal great, working all of them into a great sounding production can present quite a challenge.
Today, we have the marvellous Trey Xavier chief editor of Gear Gods. Trey shares his top 5 production tips on getting killer heavy guitar sounds, and discusses how to craft a bass tone that cuts through a dense mix and provides tons of growling low-end energy.
Trey claims not to be an expert, but he’s a music lover and student first who really knows his stuff: Every single one of these tips is invaluable for producing huge metal records. – Heck, I learnt a ton of new stuff myself!
Besides that, this is one of the funniest episodes we’ve had on our youtube channel to date, so even if you are not a Metal fan, you can enjoy this video and pick up a lot of useful tips along the way.
I know I keep talking about this, but being well versed in multiple genres and styles of music will increase your chances of getting hired building your career.
Enough rambling, let’s get into some Metal!
In-Depth Metal Mixing Course
Featuring Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Dethklok)
Don’t forget that Ulrich Wild’s (Pantera, Static-X, Slipknot) tutorial “Mixing Metal” is available now.
Ulrich shows you how he mixed the song “Triton” by Brendon Small, creator of the highly acclaimed TV show ‘Metalocalypse’ and it’s virtual Metal band ‘Dethklok’.
The best part? You get to download the original session files and mix this song for yourself!
Check out the course now: Mixing Metal with Ulrich Wild
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,