Case Study: Cone of Silence

As a part of my advertisement project, designing audio for the ANTA Sportswear commercial, I will be using this track as a reference in either deciding on royalty-free music to use for my ad, or using it as a reference for my own composition, depending on time constraints. Song:┬áCone of Silence Artist: Matt Ragan Album:…

Mix Excercise #3

For my third 1hr mix exercise of the trimester I chose to mix The Royal Artillery’s song I Don’t Need to Know Your Name. You can check my mix out below. My style of mixing that I planned to achieve on this mix was heavily inspired by Wolfmother, Soundgarden, and some heavier Led Zeppelin material…

1hr Mixing Exercises #1 and #2

As part of our class at SAE, we have to complete three musical mixes. While others in my class have been producing music all trimester, I have been involved in post-production for all of my projects. As such, I decided to complete this task by means of 1hr challenges. The purpose of these challenges is…

Royal Artillery Mix Session

In our class last Monday we had a session in the Neve studio, and later moved to the Audient studio to check out Adrian Carroll’s (teacher, audio engineer and local musician) mix of the band we have been recording as part of class, Royal Artillery. We were previously part of the recording process, and after this…

That’s THRASH metal as f@*k!

  Thrash metal has been described in the past as power metal’s angry cousin. It originated in the early 1980s with bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax (Walser, R., 2013), who are now known as the “Big Four”, denoting their relative commercial success. The similarities between power metal and thrash metal can most easily…

That’s POWER metal as f@*k!

  Power metal is a form of metal that embraces grandiose and as the name suggests, the feeling of power that it gives the listener. It encapsulates these feelings through operatic style vocals, drawn out power chords on the guitars and/or keyboards and surreal soundscapes that are often created through use of keyboards, synthesizers or…

That’s TRADITIONAL metal as f@*k!

How often have you heard a guy in a black shirt say about something that it’s “metal as fuck”? Probably many times and in very different contexts. Well I’m going to try and give you a clearer idea of why different sounds can all sound metal in different ways, through the lense of the popular…