Hello, I am new here, need help with mixing!!


New Metal Member
Mar 27, 2020
Hello dear people of UM Forum, i'm new on this forum, after endless searches for improving my mixing, i decided to turn to the best resource possible.

so the thing is , i know how to use DAW's and how to record and i do use drums
but whenever i record and mix something , i keep feeling that it could be better, always there's something that sounds bit off and i can't really put my finger on it, that's why i decided to get help online, and finally hear other people's opinion on my mixing (where did i do good, where did i do "less" good etc!)

I mainly record Guitar, specifically metal Genre (symphonic is where i fail to have a decent mix)

getting tips and advises from you guys(and gals) can be really helpful for me!! :D

now for the technical details!

gear i am using :

Kemper Profiler connected directly to Steinberg Ur22MkII audio interface,
Cubase pro 10.5 (with Various Plugins)
and for drums i also use various products, but now i use TT's Superior Drummer 3
Prs se torrero/Jackson Pro KVT

in this sample the result is not bad, sounds decent and i actually like it ;
however it's very minimal in terms of Audio production, it's just the drums (single track no double tracking the drums)
and guitar. no bass no Keys , nothing.

(short song i created for this specific purpose)

s*** gets real when i add bass and other instruments ; i tried using Eurobass plugin with Bias fx 2 but i just made things worse as it for some reason ruined the entire mix, so i just recorded bassline and pitch-shifted it (using kemper's built-in PS)

for this track i used Various kontakt libraries for strings .
guitars were double tracked , and bass was , as i mentioned before, recorded separately(not Double Tracked however) .

the result wasn't bad but i feel it isn't great either.

something sounds off and this is where i kinda need your advise

i use a various plugins and effects for output
(limiter,compression etc)

Sorry for the long post, i hope some of you read it , thanks in advance and stay safe!! :)

Hey, like the people above, I can't see the videos. I'm more than happy to share some knowledge but would like to see where you actually are in terms of your mix.