KILLBOT: DESTROY! (sh!t mix)

July 1, 2008 1:44 PM

A song for the killer robots to march to, mixed haphazardly

This is the first time I tried my hand at properly mixing everything and getting all the tracks to fit together, and wow, is it really hard. I am not very happy with this mix of the song but I don't know how to fix anything. The biggest problem is that I can never get the low end to clear up; it always sounds muddy and boomy. I can't figure out how to get the bass, kick, and the other instruments to all fit together. I've tried cutting frequencies to make room, but its just not working how I want it to. Can any of the more experienced offer some tips and suggestions about mixing, both in regards to this song and for mixing in general?

posted by god particle (2 comments total)

Some more things:
I can't get the bass line to come through clearly, which is related to the general low end problem I'm having, and I also can't get the kick to pierce through the mix, and same with the snare.
posted by god particle at 1:45 PM on July 1, 2008

I wish I had some advice for you, but I really just use trial and error with EQ to de-muddy tracks when necessary. I don't have any specific go-to tips...

That said, I didn't think you did too badly here. The bass drum overpowers the bassline a little, but not to an unreasonable degree. I'm listening on headphones, though, so maybe the problem is exacerbated on speakers.
posted by danb at 7:51 PM on July 3, 2008

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