How to get the clanky metal bass tone

You know the one I’m talking about! In this tutorial you’ll how to dial in that sought-after “clanky” bass guitar tone you’ve heard in so many of the best metal mixes. Joel Wanasek shows how to do it in Cubase and the stock amp simulator plugin, but the same approach will work in any DAW with similar plugins. He duplicates …

Andrew Wade’s legendary DREAM GATE for drums!

The PERFECT gate?! It just might be… Drums are every mixer’s worst enemy and best friend – they’re the foundation of the mix, but can also be incredibly difficult to work with because it’s really like mixing a dozen or more instruments in one, with each piece of the kit and each mic presenting its own challenges. The key is …

Mixing one of the best drummers in metal [ft August Burns Red]

This man is a straight up BEAST! Shells, rooms, mics, heads… all of that stuff definitely matters, but when it comes to drum sounds, the biggest factor is and always will be one thing: the player. There’s simply no substitute for a great player laying down a great performance – all the samples and editing in the world can’t replicate …

Mixing MESHUGGAH lead guitars w/ Daniel Bergstrand

Dissecting one of the most iconic solos of all time Heavy music can essentially be divided into two categories: before Meshuggah and after Meshuggah. They completely changed the game with not only their songwriting, but also the groundbreaking and unique production on “Destroy Erase Improve” courtesy of the one and only Daniel Bergstrand. We consider ourselves insanely fortunate to have …