Advice On New Recording, New Recording
Fingerspasm
Aug 29 2009, 11:50 PM
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Aug 29 2009, 11:50 PM
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Earlier this year I decided to invest in some proper recording equipment. But then I got real busy with work and have not really had much of a chance to use it. And since then I also decided to start taking guitar lessons once a week. Anyway as part of my studies I had to create a track using the theory that I have learned. I also thought it would be a good chance to work on my recording skills. This is not finished yet and the playing is a little sloppy since I have only been practicing this chord progression for about 3 days. Plus I have never added little lead fills between the chords like you will hear on this track so its really pushing my limits. I plan on recording these tracks again as I get better at it. Anyway I just thought it would be great if I could get some opinions on the quality of the mix. I made the drum track by splicing together some midi loops and added some choir voices in the background with my keyboard. I plan on adding more to this track like bass guitar and some lead guitar. Anyway I would appreciate any advice anyone might have. smile.gif
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Aug 30 2009, 12:04 AM
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Aug 30 2009, 12:04 AM
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Good song smile.gif

I'm only listening on laptop speakers, so I can't tell you much about the sound I'm afraid until I listen on my other computer. But the guitars sound a little trebly (sharp), but that might be my speakers..

I'll have a listen later smile.gif

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Aug 30 2009, 12:12 AM
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Aug 30 2009, 12:12 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Aug 29 2009, 06:04 PM) *
Good song smile.gif

I'm only listening on laptop speakers, so I can't tell you much about the sound I'm afraid until I listen on my other computer. But the guitars sound a little trebly (sharp), but that might be my speakers..

I'll have a listen later smile.gif


I think you are correct about the guitars sounding trebly or sharp. I was going to play them again to clean up the sloppiness and at that time I will move my mic over toward the edge of the speaker a little bit. I had moved it toward the center of the cone to get some of the bass out and I overdid it a little. Thanks for listening.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 31 2009, 01:25 PM
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You should experiment a bit with the microphone positioning if you miced the cab, the sound is too thin, and hi-mid focused. The guitar is a bit out of tune as well.

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Aug 31 2009, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 31 2009, 07:25 AM) *
You should experiment a bit with the microphone positioning if you miced the cab, the sound is too thin, and hi-mid focused. The guitar is a bit out of tune as well.


Hmmm I checked the tuning. I think it might be my sloppy playing. I think I was bending the strings just a little when I was fretting the chords making them a little flat or sharp. I am going to try and move the mic around a little bit. I had moved it more toward center to get rid of some of the heavy Bass. But I think I went to far. I am also going to start recording 2 tracks at once. One wet from my mic at the amp and then I have a JDI passive direct box that I am going to run through to get a dry signal at the same time. That way I can add some software effects to see the difference. I can also try and blend the two signals maybe. Once again thanks for the input. Sometimes its easy to forget the most basic things like guitar tuning and mic placement.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 31 2009, 04:26 PM
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Yeah this seems like a good way to go my friend. Can't wait to hear the new improved version

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Aug 31 2009, 08:20 PM
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I like the drums! Guitar part is great though I think sound must be better then this, or just getting it louder maybe fix it...

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Aug 31 2009, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Aug 31 2009, 02:20 PM) *
I like the drums! Guitar part is great though I think sound must be better then this, or just getting it louder maybe fix it...


Thanks for the reply. I think this is the best drum track that I have put together so far. I am assuming that you mean the guitar part is good once I am able to play it better smile.gif I am practicing the parts so I can do another take. Will also be trying to work out a couple of small solos and maybe bass and keyboards.

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