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thefireball
post Nov 7 2013, 07:23 AM
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Hey guys. This is awesome. I have finally upgraded my drums from EZDrummer DFH. I now I have the Metal Foundry SDX kit. I have so much more freedom to tweak this thing. I have a sample from Falling Winter (which I am remixing and putting out again once I get these new drums on it) - The grooves here are from the song. I have just been messing around with the sound and balances. What do you think? I think the cymbals are having issues here.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/superior-drummer-metal-foundry

Do you have some grooves to display from Superior Drummer? smile.gif


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Darius Wave
post Nov 7 2013, 04:15 PM
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Metal Foundaries kick ass! smile.gif But I really like one of the snares from NY Avatar smile.gif


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post Nov 7 2013, 04:47 PM
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That's nice Brandon ! Huge improvement.

I would lower cymbals and bring snare up a bit but very hard to say without guitars and bass in the mix. Very often people tend compress cymbals down but I like to hear them. Each on his own, I guess smile.gif

I uploaded a sample from my recent project.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/drums

I think something is causing clipping in your track. You see those big lines on your track ? You should try to balance sounds more.

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post Nov 7 2013, 05:16 PM
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Yeah, I see what you mean. The lines are coming above the mix in this one too. Gotta fix this somehow. Must be a compressor because if I pull the snare down it disappears.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/superior-drummer-metal


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post Nov 8 2013, 12:12 AM
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Enjoy!!! It's a great package smile.gif I am continually impressed with the Toontrack products. From the starter to the top of the line, they are consistently good.


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Currently all of the metal related products at toontrack are on sale including midi packs/grooves and new drum sets smile.gif

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QUOTE (thefireball @ Nov 7 2013, 01:23 AM) *
Hey guys. This is awesome. I have finally upgraded my drums from EZDrummer DFH. I now I have the Metal Foundry SDX kit. I have so much more freedom to tweak this thing. I have a sample from Falling Winter (which I am remixing and putting out again once I get these new drums on it) - The grooves here are from the song. I have just been messing around with the sound and balances. What do you think? I think the cymbals are having issues here.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/superior-drummer-metal-foundry

Do you have some grooves to display from Superior Drummer? smile.gif



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post Nov 8 2013, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Nov 7 2013, 04:47 PM) *
That's nice Brandon ! Huge improvement.

I would lower cymbals and bring snare up a bit but very hard to say without guitars and bass in the mix. Very often people tend compress cymbals down but I like to hear them. Each on his own, I guess smile.gif

I uploaded a sample from my recent project.

https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/drums

I think something is causing clipping in your track. You see those big lines on your track ? You should try to balance sounds more.



I feel the same about compressing overheads. Very but veeeery ocasionally I use paralell compression but usually I leave them alone since they get "cought" by the mastering compression anyway. I'm not shure If I like the feeling when the sustain is more powerfull then the hit moment, and that's what happens in many rock/metal productions. So...I just leave the cymbals dry to have less "pomped out" feeling after mastering.


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post Nov 8 2013, 12:00 PM
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Once again there is a sale when I have worst possible budget condition :/ A few days back we had Waves sale...even API2500 was for less than half of the price :/ Those are one expensive as hell but I tried a few like API2500, C4 multiband comp or X-click. Great and ultra usefull plugi-ins but the regular prices...high as hell


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Nov 7 2013, 07:23 AM) *
Hey guys. This is awesome. I have finally upgraded my drums from EZDrummer DFH. I now I have the Metal Foundry SDX kit. I have so much more freedom to tweak this thing. I have a sample from Falling Winter (which I am remixing and putting out again once I get these new drums on it) - The grooves here are from the song. I have just been messing around with the sound and balances. What do you think? I think the cymbals are having issues here.

https://soundcloud.com/fireball100/superior-drummer-metal-foundry

Do you have some grooves to display from Superior Drummer? smile.gif


Superior Drummer Rocks! smile.gif

I'm by far no expert on metal drums sound, here are my impressions from your sample :

* Snare sounds a bit boxy and lacks punch and power
* Cymbals do sound kinda weird and like they have some overall frequency coloring going on (a bit nasal sounding), do you have something turned on on your mastering channel?



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