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New Album - Status Update

Happy new year everyone!

2017 was a great year but nevertheless I did not manage to release my new album "Egotrip". In May 2017 I had the chance to start building a house. However, as you probably can imagine this is a very time consuming task and took away much of the free time I wanted to invest into the album release and the creation of new YouTube content.

The good news is, the work on the album has not stagnated completely. There is only a single song left that I need to record vocals for. As soon as this is done I can invest all my time into mixing and mastering the album. Due to the current situation I do not want to make new promises about when the album will be released but I assure you that I invest every free minute into it.

I wish you all a good start into 2018!

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