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Mixing Metal Souts

Videos about mixing metal shouts are extremely rare. Probably because every voice is different and needs different treatment in order to make it sit just right in the mix. Nevertheless I want to walk you through my approach and maybe there is something along the way that you want to try out yourself. Especially the multiband compression trick from Joel Wannasek blew my mind when I saw and heared it for the first time. Have fun!

MIXING METAL SHOUTS
New Metal Guitar Tone

In this session I show you how I mix my aggressive metal guitar tone with a fairly low amout of plugins. The focus is not on the "HOW" but on the "WHY" I make certain decisions. I talk less about the settings of the plugins but more why they make sense the way they are set up. Furthermore I show you how "thin" guitars should actually sound like in a metal mix in order to make them transparent. Guitar players don't like the truth: Guitars do not make a song sounding "fat"... but bass actually does ;)

AGGRESSIVE METAL GUITAR
My Growling Metal Bass

In this session I show you how I mix my growling bass tone. The focus is not on the "HOW" but on the "WHY" I make certain decisions. I talk less about the settings of the plugins but more why they make sense the way they are set up and how I came up with the idea of the entire effect chain. Especially the "commiting approach" is a very useful and versatile tool in order to get the tone that you want. Enjoy!

GROWLING METAL BASS
Mixing Workflow Explained

In this session I show you my entire mixing workflow from start to finish. The main focus is on WHY and WHEN I do certain things. The HOW - applying a compressor to a track for example - is easy to understand but most hobby audio engineers lack the detailed explanation when to apply certain plugins on the mix and why it makes sense this way. This is an in-depth tour about my approach to a raw metal mix but that does not mean it won't work on various other genres as well. Enjoy!

METAL MIXING WORKFLOW EXPLAINED
"EGOTRIP" Album Announcement

This is it! I am going to release an album! FSR has been around for over 12 years and now is the right time to sum up this quite large chunk of my musical life. FSR was planned as an egotrip, has always been an egotrip and will always be an egotrip.

So the album title was easy, but what about the content? Everything, period! The album will contain all of my original songs from "To Punish And Enslave" to "Time Of The Sickness" re-mixed and re-mastered to suit the enormous quality expectations of a 2017 metal album.

But I do not just want to feed you the old stuff again. There are going to be 3 entirely new songs on the album that are already in production, increasing the song count to 14.

Expect the album to be released during summer 2017.