What You’ll Learn

Craft Drums That Rattle Teeth!

Hard-hitting drums are the foundation of every great metal mix. However – especially in Metal – this can be quite challenging.

You’re dealing with fast paced Kick and Snare patterns, which have to sound tight, punchy and cut through layers and layers of heavy guitars. And while doing all that, please make sure the low-end isn’t cluttered up. – Good luck! 😉

This tutorial will teach you the mixing techniques you need to craft teeth rattling drum sounds without using Samples!

Achieve the energy and impact you’re looking for, while maintaining the signature sound of the band.

Create A Massive Wall Of Sound:

Recording and Mixing Metal guitars is an art form in itself.

With multiple layers of heavy guitars taking up space in the arrangement, it can be easy to end up with a congested mix, that lacks definition, depth and energy.

This tutorial will help you understand how to shape your guitar tones to create a massive wall of sound, while still giving each part it’s own space in the mix.

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Fine tune Your Guitar Tone In Post-Production:

In the heat of the session, it might not always be possible to dial in the perfect guitar tone for every part.

You are looking to capture a performance and a vibe – and tweaking guitar tones for hours can kill that vibe quickly!

But here’s the good news: Even if a part doesn’t sit perfectly in the mix right away, you can still fine tune it in post: by reamping your guitars!

Learn how to get stellar guitar tones using real amps and cabs, as well as (included in the premium version of this course) impulse responses – and make your guitars sit perfectly in the mix every time.

Achieve A Professional Vocal Sound

Vocals are the king of the song – in any genre! This tutorial shows you how to mix two completely different vocal styles:

1. Ethereal Opera Vocals
2. Scream/Deathmetal Vocals

– And make them work together as one!

Tighten Up Performances & Preserve The Energy Of The Band:

In a perfect world, we’d be recording seasoned session musicians, that have perfect timing, outstanding dynamic control and never miss a note.

However for most of us, that’s rarely the case.
– And that’s perfectly fine!

You can still achieve stellar performances with a little help from Pro-Tools editor.

Learn how to invisibly fix timing issues on fast double-kick runs, get rid of guitar squeeks and hum and discover how to seamlessly replace drumhits that the drummer missed.

By using Glenn’s techniques, you’ll be able maintain the vibe of the band and make your edits sound so natural that noone would ever guess it was edited.

Control Drum Bleed:

Metal drummers tend to hit their drums HARD. – And rightfully so. It’s Metal god-dangit!

However, these energetic performances can cause drum bleed to spill over into various microphones, which causes lots of trouble in the mixing stage.

Learn a simple technique to isolate the bleed the from each microphone and gain total control over your drum sound. Dial in just the right amount of bleed to give your drums a raw and natural feel, while still achieving clarity, impact and punch in the mix.

Take Your Mix From Good To Great:

Given enough time, any musician can create a decent sounding mix. However, it’s the final 10-20% that separates the men from the boys.

Learn how to add the final polish to your song, discover how to create tension and excitement by using advanced automation and take your mix into professional territory.

Bonus: Drum Recording Breakdown

Are you also interested in the recording and production side of things?

Then we’ve got a special treat for you!

Glenn visits the ‘Union Sound’ in Toronto and interviews recording engineer Darren McGill, to give you a complete breakdown of the drum recording chain.

Get insights on microphone selection and placement, as well as Preamps, EQ and Compressors on the way in.

Topics Covered

Compression

Reverb

Delays

Chorus

Gain Staging

Widening

EQ

Mixing Workflow

Console Emulation

Using Aux Busses

Editing

De-essing

Automation

Buss compression

Expander

Gating

Dealing with Phase issues

Controlling Drum Bleed

Multitracks to Build Your Resume

We’ve included the multitracks so you can mix the song for yourself. We’ve also included a license for you to use your mix on your website or portfolio to help you grow your mixing business.

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What people are saying about this course

Mentors

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Endorsed by Legends and Pros Alike

Isaac Slade

Issac Slade

Singer/Songwriter The Fray
Jack Douglas

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Legendary Producer
Joe Perry

Joe Perry

Guitarist – Aerosmith
John Krivit

John Krivit

Past President, Audio Engineering Society

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Don’t wait to get your hands on this amazing content. You can buy this course right now for only $28. If for any reason you don’t feel that your mixing has improved after watching this course, simply shoot us an email within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be both streamed and downloaded. You’ll have access to download the files and stream any course for life!

Nope! The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have great stock plugins!

Not exclusively, but you will absolutely see some stock plugins!

Our courses are for everyone passionate about music, from beginners to professionals. Your mentors explain both HOW and WHY they use specific concepts and techniques.

Yup! We include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for every single course and bundle we offer! If any of our lessons don’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!