Hi, I have just started out using DAW software, and I have layed down a few tracks in cubase 4 le on a song I’ve been working on, it contains 8 guitartracks, 6 vocaltracks, drums and etc.
The guitar parts are both clean guitars and pumping guitars with a distortion effect, the guitar parts peaks pretty much.
The vocalparts also peaks
Anyhow for mixing i where wondering what are the pretty much “must use” plugins for both guitars and vocals ?
The song is a pretty heavy ballad with both clean vocals and growl vocals, and clean guitars and distorted…
As far as I have understood for vocals a compressor, DeEsser and gate are essential, I have tried these but are experiencing that the compressor kills much of what makes the vocals stand out.
For the guitar I guess a reverb plugin like REVerence are usefull as well as a compressor, I find them both difficult to use…
The song also clips the sound, meaning whenever allot of instruments comes in the soundlevel drops for a few of the tracks, I guess that is where compressors are handy.
To make it short:
For a harder song with lots of hard/growl vocals and heavy distorted effects what plugins should be essential for a good result ?
I know that this is pretty much impossible to answer as it varies from ear to ear and you haven’t even heard the song, but I hope someone can give me a few pointers …
PS: The song is available here if you would like to listen to it before giving me pointers: http://www.nrk.no/urort/1.0/track/download/1373341.mp3
PSS: I have watched a few YouTube guides and read a few tips, but I haven’t really found a guide for finetuning it all