If anyone could give me advice on this mix, that'd be great.
The things that I know are needed:
- Louder snare
- Choruses need more S
As well as the studio monitors, I've tested the mix on my three cheap, everyday wear headphones. My main concern is that while on my Sony MDR-G45 headphones the chorus guitars sound just right (lots of power), on my Sennheiser HD 201 headphones and my other pair, the chorus guitars way quieter and weaker.
I don't have this problem when listening to my reference tracks. (Or any professional metal tracks I've tried).
I realise that mastering is supposed to make things sound better across sound systems, however I can't believe it's going to make enough of a difference, and obviously I want to hand the mastering engineer as good a mix as possible.
How could the guitars be made to sound more consistent across these headphones?
It's a pretty mid-range focused tone, so we tried EQ scooping the guitars a little to see if that makes the perceived volume more equal across the three headphones, but it doesn't seem to help.
I'm assuming that if I get a fair amount of consistency between these headphones (which all have pretty different characteristics) then the chorus guitars will likely sound good across a whole bunch of systems.
Thanks for any thoughts