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Throwback Chaos Synopsis – 2100 A.D. (Live 05/10/2008):
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Heavy and Death Metal Music Production Process
The concept of Heavy Metal music production is really all quite dependent on the level of production experience you have. Heavy Metal is usually produced by a quartet of sound in the studio. Generally, there is Vocals, lead Guitar, lead bass, and drums. All of these four areas can be augmented as well. In other words, sometimes all of these instruments can be doubled by non-leading accompaniments. These different arrangements can produce reverb, chorus, and echo effects. At any rate, most heavy metal bands use these four sound types to enhance their sound. Also you will need the best rompler vst for your music production DAW software, it will let your music sound more natural and more professional.
The first actual step would be find a suitable place for recording. This space should be insulated and sound proofed. Sometimes storage facilities or garages can function as studios. Be sure that you find a place where your noise level won’t be a problem. Even though studio work is not as loud as live performances but they are still quite noisy. Heavy Metal music is usually played a pretty high level of sound.
Lead vocals can be simple or complicated depending on your level of expertise. One thing I was definitely not prepared for was the amount of time required to get your vocals correct. For one thing, a decent directional microphone is pretty costly and requires a certain level of skill to set up. You do not want to use a cheap microphone or any other cheap equipment if you can afford it.
Understanding how to run sounds through your board is going to save you a lot of time and money. Today, they have all kinds of processors for vocals and most singers make good use of them. I don’t want to spent to much time on vocals. I’m just saying, don’t put them on the back burner because this came back to bite me.
When it comes to your instruments, you will get what you pay for. Quality sound comes from quality instruments. Heavy metal produces sounds that are more in the treble clef. The difference between bass and treble clef will need to be clearly understood. Heavy Metal uses a lot of high pitch sounds and screams that usually run at higher speed. Not ally Heavy is fast however, some tend towards ballads rather than speed.
All of the instruments discussed above have there own processor routes running through the board. Processors are another area that can save or cost you if you don’t have the knowledge level. Processors can be run in line with your particular instrument or they can be used at the output of the board as a pre-recording post board effect. So processors can be use at any place in the line of the instrument depending on the desired effect. This is sometimes called a patch.
You also have individual effects that can be activated by pressing on a foot pedal. Most musicians have engineers that setup or route their sound. As a producer this may not something you find yourself involved in but, you will be concerned about the end sound. You will need to spend some time learning about the quality of sounds produced by various instrument types. For Heavy metal, you have overdrive and distortion pedals. There are a host of companies that make pedals and processors. This will be true for all instruments. It will take you sometime to figure out the pedals and systems that work for your sound.
For Guitars, The Gibson Les Paul, (industry standard) while it’s costly, will provide a great sound in the studio. When is comes to bass, Rickenbacker is well known for a great sound. Tama was my selection for drums. This is just to give you an idea of the equipment available to recording musicians. These are being added all the time. All drums will have to be run through the board individually. This “Miking” of the drums can very involved and can be costly all in itself.
The time should be taken to ensure that all instruments run into the board and that they are well leveled. Once you have leveled all your instruments and adjusted their gain, you will need to determine how you would like to record your sound. This can be done with dedicated digital recorders or via software and a computer. You will have to determine which way you are comfortable with. You should do you research in this area because they are always coming up with new technology.
Heavy Metal is usually starts with a melodic riff. This riff can come from the bass, drums, or guitar. Singers sometimes start these riffs that usually go along with at the accompanying instrument. Others instruments usually come in on the eight count and give rhythmic candent-like music sounds. Sometimes classical musical riffs are used in conjunction with other rhythmic patterns to create a beautiful mosaic of musical sound.
Overall, Heavy Metal is a beautiful sound that takes a good deal of research to produce. This is a sound that well worth it but take some time to record. Time to be take to general the clearest sound possible before processing. Once this clean sound is produced, it will be easier to make adjustments at the output. Heavy Metal sounds are highly processed by overdrive and distortion.