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Mixing Modern Instrumental Metal

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    Getting Prepared

    Paul welcomes you and lays out what will be learned in the videos ahead. He then begins with info on grouping, color coding and organizing the imported files to make mixing easier and quicker moving ahead, including using folder tracks and group busses.

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    Kick Drum

    Next, explore how to design the kick drum in two layers, attack and sub, as well as use basic channel strip tools and EQ to emphasize different parts of the kick drum before blending them together.

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    Snare Drum

    Similarly to the kick drum, see how to work on three different layers of the snare, using envelope shapers to bring out more sustain, and again use simple channel strip plug-ins to shape the sound.

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    The Rest of the Kit

    Moving a little quicker through the drums now, Paul looks at the hats, toms and overheads as well as how to use the stereo enhancer plug-in as a stereo width control.

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    Bass Guitar

    Next up, Paul reveals how to use a similar sound design technique of the kick drum to split the bass guitar into two tones, a grindy, guitar-like top layer, and a round bottom end, using POD Farm 2.5 Platinum.

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    Rhythm Guitars

    In this part, learn Paul's approach to mid-high gain guitar tones, as well as how to use group channels and stereo processing to run two guitar tracks through one plug-in.

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    Lead Guitars

    Paul now introduces some simple send effects to bring a background guitar layer to life, and also revisits some other aspects of the mix including the snare drum. You'll also see how to use unlikely tools like distortion to design your drum sounds.

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    Synths & Wrapping Up

    In this final part, Paul brings the remaining elements into the mix, and shows how to perform a little automation, as well as talk briefly about how to achieve a split drum mix from a live drum VST, should you choose to work with MIDI drums instead of rendered audio.

Product Overview


Paul Ortiz has had much success with his ambient/progressive metal project Chimp Spanner, and he now reveals his secrets for mixing modern instrumental Metal music to you. See how to get mixes that showcase the elements of this genre of music, while adding impact and clarity.

Shown in Cubase, but applicable to any DAW, Paul starts the series off by laying out what will be learned in the videos, and then begins the series with info on grouping, color coding and organizing the imported files of your song, which make mixing easier and quicker moving ahead, including using folder tracks and group busses.

Next it’s all about the drums. Paul shows you step by step how to design the kick drum sounds as well as use basic channel strip tools and EQ to emphasize the different parts of the kick drum before blending them together.

Snares and the rest of the kit are then covered, and you’ll see how to use envelope shapers to bring out more sustain, simple channel strip plug-ins to shape the sound, and how to use a stereo enhancer plug-in as a stereo width control to make the drums wide and full sounding.

Moving on, Paul reveals how to use a similar sound design technique of the kick drum to split the bass guitar into two tones, a grindy, guitar-like top layer, and a round bottom end, which makes for a very full, satisfying bass tone for this genre of music.

The guitars are then focused on, and you’ll learn Paul’s approach to mixing mid-high gain guitar tones, as well as how to use group channels and stereo processing to run two guitar tracks through one plug-in for continuity and control, as well as how to use unlikely tools like distortion to further design your drum sounds.

In the final part of the series, Paul brings the remaining elements into the mix and finishes it off, and then shows how to perform automation for the final magic touches. As an added bonus, Paul talks about how to achieve a split drum mix from a live drum VST, should you choose to work with MIDI drums instead of real drum audio.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you're new to mixing modern instrumental Metal tracks, or just want to see and hear another perspective on the topic, this is the series for you… watch “Mixing Modern Instrumental Metal” today!


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Pluet
Submitted 8 months ago

Detailed and on point

Everything is well explained, you get a better understanding of why you do something and how to get something to cut through the mix. I learned some new interesting parallel FX techniques for snare and kick drum. Overall great tutorial.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Reaper


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stbknrlx
Submitted 9 months ago

another great tutorial from Paul Ortiz

Great tutorial! Explores mixing fundamentals with some useful tricks for enhancing a mix.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason


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fenderbender
Submitted 1 year ago

Great overview of the different instrument...

It has helped me to understand more on how to handle EQ. and Comp. to shape the sound and make it go well together in the total mix. A great start for me to get in to mixing, and find the tones that fits well together. Thanks

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Pro Tools


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Pluet
Submitted 8 months ago

Detailed and on point

Everything is well explained, you get a better understanding of why you do something and how to get something to cut through the mix. I learned some new interesting parallel FX techniques for snare and kick drum. Overall great tutorial.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Reaper

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stbknrlx
Submitted 9 months ago

another great tutorial from Paul Ortiz

Great tutorial! Explores mixing fundamentals with some useful tricks for enhancing a mix.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason

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fenderbender
Submitted 1 year ago

Great overview of the different instrument...

It has helped me to understand more on how to handle EQ. and Comp. to shape the sound and make it go well together in the total mix. A great start for me to get in to mixing, and find the tones that fits well together. Thanks

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Pro Tools

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been working with computers and music from probably around five or six, when my parents first got an Atari with Cubase 2.0! Been hooked ever since.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly it comes from my parents. They're both songwriters and producers, so I grew up watching them and learning in their studio. More recently, just self-taught really.

3. When did you get into recording?

I guess I first started taking it seriously when I was around 15 or 16, which is when it became a bit more feasible to actually record at home and go beyond GM. That's when I started picking up other instruments aside from keyboard, guitar, bass, drums.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've just started working with the guys over at Red Bull Media House and am on my second album with them now! Some of my sound design work has found its way to the studios over at the likes of Blizzard, and I've done a great deal of custom composition and production music for library music companies both here in the UK and in the Unites States.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I just love helping people out I guess! Through my personal music projects I've connected with thousands of fans from across the world, and most of them are aspiring producers and musicians themselves. So it's nice to be part of a wider community of creative people and help them along the way, as others helped me.

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    Cubase - Working Outside of the Box

    Studio master Paul Ortiz brings you the video tutorials you've always wanted when needing to hook up external synths to your Cubase DAW system! Get all the basic questions answered as well as info on more advanced topics and solutions.

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    Cubase 10 Explained

    Cubase guru Paul Ortiz brings you the definitive video beginner's guide to Steinberg's Cubase 10. These in-depth tutorials are designed to get you going with Cubase 10 from scratch, and learn everything you need to know to understand Cubase 10’s layout, basic functions, recording and editing MIDI and Audio, Bussing, Routing, Mixing and much, much more!

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    Cubase 9 Know-How: The Sampler Track

    Cubase master Paul Ortiz reveals the new Cubase 9 Sampler Track in all its glory, covering all the nuts and bolts, as well as how to use it creatively!

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    Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming

    Studio wiz Paul Ortiz delivers a crash course on programming virtual acoustic drums in Cubase 9, utilizing Cubase's built-in features and functions to craft the perfect drum performance for your song.

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    Cubase 9.5 Production Tips & Tricks

    Cubase guru Paul Ortiz shares cool production tips and tricks when using some of the new features added to Cubase 9.5. See how these new features can serve as a starting point for inspiration, as well as provide endless creative options!

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Mixing Modern Instrumental Metal is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Detailed and on point Everything is well explained, you get a better understanding of why you do something and how to get something to cut through the mix. I learned some new interesting parallel FX techniques for snare and kick drum. Overall great tutorial.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from another great tutorial from Paul Ortiz Great tutorial! Explores mixing fundamentals with some useful tricks for enhancing a mix.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great overview of the different instrument... It has helped me to understand more on how to handle EQ. and Comp. to shape the sound and make it go well together in the total mix. A great start for me to get in to mixing, and find the tones that fits well together. Thanks
Date published: 2018-10-06
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