The cause of death? Excessive EQ
For many mixers, the main approach to mixing metal guitars is to make aggressive EQ cuts, and while that can work, you may also be losing some of the nuances that give the tracks character.
In this tutorial, Russ Russell shows his approach to mixing metal guitars with some very subtle but effective EQ and multiband compression using the raw multi-tracks for “Preachers Of Death” by The Haunted.
He uses FabFilter Pro Q 3, FabFilter Pro MB, and Refuse Lowender but the same approach will work with any plugins.
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