Mixcraft Master Class: Rock and Metal Instructional DVD from Acoustica is a DVD that walks you through the full production of a metal track, from basic rhythm tracks, lead and rhythm guitars, lead and backing vocals, all the way to the mixing and final mastering stage. Featuring Eric VanLandingham's techniques for recording rock and metal music, this extensive video guide is a great rock and metal recording primer for musicians, producers, and engineers at all levels. The DVD also includes the music video of the finished track, "Dancing On The Edge Of Obscurity."
This DVD will play in any DVD player or computer that can play DVDs. If you want to see, hear, and manipulate the finished tracks in the sample Mixcraft project file included on this DVD you will need a Windows computer with the Acoustica Mixcraft DAW software (sold separately) installed.
Drum kit set-up and miking techniques
EQ, compression, gating, and phasing live drum kit recordings
Exclusive drum recording techniques such as "stick trick" mic alignment and more
Recording bass using microphones and direct signal
How to record lead and rhythm guitar tracks
Avoiding common recording mistakes
Mic selection and technique
Recording lead and backing vocals
How to use compression, EQ, and other effects for pro mixes
Mixing and mastering tips and tricks
About the Instructor:
Eric VanLandingham has worked with a who's who of pro rock artists including Ace Frehley (KISS), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), Bill Adams (Sponge), Tommy Stewart (Godsmack), and more. This video distills Eric's years of experience into a simple, step-by-step guide for creating professional rock recordings with even the most modest recording gear. The techniques detailed are effective for any recording environment or software platform.