Mastering Zed Leppelin

At the start of the trimester my friend Shay told me that he was endeavouring to record and mix a local Led Zeppelin cover band called Zed Leppelin (yes I know, it could get confusing) alongside his classmate Adam. They have spent the last half of the trimester doing so, while I have been busy…

Case Study: Silhouettes

    Song: Silhouettes Artist: Warbringer Album: Woe To The Vanquished Tempo: Various Key: Bb Minor Producer: Mike Plotnikoff Band members: John Kevill – vocals Adam Carroll – rhythm guitar Chase Becker – lead guitar Carlos Cruz – drums Jessie Sanchez – bass Warbringer are an American Thrash Metal band formed in 2004 in California, the state that gave birth to thrash metal titans such as…

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: Cone 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…