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  1. I'll be the first to say that you're really ballsy going after one of my favorite soundtracks of all time, so kudos.

    I'll also be the first to say that your bass is coming in too thick and that you need to play with Shreddage a bit more for the realism to shine.

    Your bass is coming to thick, drowning out a lot of the mids.

    (Example: Your lead)

    I'll be watching your progress and if you need any advice on Shreddage, I'm your guy. (I followed you on SoundCloud.)

  2. Did a short remix of a track from an upcoming game by a friend!

    It's short and sweet, but I'm working to expand it. Also, I've never played with a few of these instruments before, so I have questions about things such as chiptune, choice for orchestral instruments and whatnot.





  3. Timaes, you mind re-posting that second one without the drums?

    Edit: I'm not a bass player, but I watched a few videos on things that bass players like to do.

    I decided to play with the articulations, "Sustain, Staccato and Slide"(Can't get modulation/portamento to work).

    Didn't change much but it sounds a bit better in my opinion.

    Here's the bass, separated.


  4. Here are my thoughts while listening.

    -treble on the bass is a bit much, the rattling sounds odd to me

    -I also think you put too much treble on the kick

    -abrupt ending, do plan on extending this remix?

    -the guitar sounds convincing enough

    -the snare is also convincing, the kick not so much

    -the arrangement is conservative at this point, based on a couple listens to the source

    I think what you have so far is sounding nice. I look forward to hearing more!

    Thank you! And as for your answers:

    I don't like the rattling bass either but other people seem to disagree.

    Of course I'm going to extend and completely reshape the mix. I just wanted my instruments to sound in order before I went any further.

    I'm glad everything is getting convincing sounding.

    I added treble on the kick(10khz). I'll revert it back.

    I'll get to arranging, right away!

  5. Been practicing Blazblue songs for a minute now.

    Been working on learning about DB/Level and Compression.

    Been learning how to get Shreddage and drums to sound as convincing as possible.

    Now I have to learn five things:

    How to find a suitable bass amp-

    How to EQ two lead guitars and sync pinch bends/sqeuals without ripping out my hair-

    What direction I want to take this song in to destroy the conservativeness-

    How to recognize chord progression-

    How to continuously get better-

    Note: (I got as close to 0db on the Fruity Meter as possible. I then threw a Brickwall limiter on the track. Just sayin'.)




  6. Guess who got a new computer and new toys to play with?

    I've been far restricted by having to mix for years on a 2006 core2duo laptop. It just died, so I upgraded to an i7 laptop. The processing power is AMAZING.

    Anyways, I wanted to practice on mixing since everything isn't CPU-static now and I feel like I can move forward.

    To celebrate, I started a demo of Gluttony Fang.

    It's quick and dirty but I have an alarming question:

    I have a JBL laptop(I disabled the WaveAudio enhancement) but I'm not sure what the correct volume is for a mix, now. To me, it sounds ear piercing at full volume, but to others(And Audacity), it seems quiet.

    Is there a set master db limit that everyone follows?

    Demo: https://soundcloud.com/faytxstay/blazblue-gluttony-fang-hazamas

    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fZOoeHFG6s

  7. I've been out of mixing for a minute. ( Not that I was good at it, anyway. ) I took a break to learn a bit about EQ and stuff, but I realized that until I get a new computer, I can't handle anything CPU intensive.

    I ended up starting this two nights ago, but my CPU wouldn't agree with me and kept overheating. ( Damn thing hits 90c+ as soon as I load my project. )

    Anyways, as I started working on this, I realized some things.

    A. Shreddage X is incredible beyond measure.

    B. I can't figure out how to strum alternate on Shreddage.

    C. I'm trying to find a keytar-like sound. No luck so far.





    My goal is to imitate Daisuke's style by doing one completely conservative verse-bridge-chorus before leaping into my own style. I also realize that the rhythm guitars aren't grudgy/realistic enough, so I'm working on that.

    PS: I'm still unsure how to compress the guitars behind the bass.

  8. Thanks for the tips so far, gonna work on mixing Addictive Drums properly.

    Meanwhile, does anybody know how to make Shreddage more realistic? Shreddage, as far as I know, does not have keyswitches, so I can only rely on the modwheel and velocities as well as patches in achieving realism.

    Shreddage works pretty good to me.