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post Sep 28 2011, 12:49 PM
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Ok, some of you might have heard this as a midifile some time ago.

Here it is with guitars recorded. It sounds a bit muddy at times, but it's ok to have a kind of garage feel I think.
Drums are still midi, I don't have any good software (yet). I need to add a solo and come up with lyrics and a cool bassline.

So my questions.
1. The solo guitar at around 3:40, is it ok, does it sound too weak, any suggestions?
2. Are sound levels ok compared to each other?
3. Should I change anything regarding guitars panned left/right?


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post Sep 28 2011, 02:45 PM
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I think your guitar is a little out. Sometimes you get ahead of the beat, just like I do. biggrin.gif Just try not to anticipate the beat. Or maybe you just need to slide back your sound a little in the DAW. Reaper always puts things in front and I have to slide it back a few tenths of a second.

Around halfway in the song, I could hear something going on, but I couldn't tell what it was. Maybe if you clear it up there...

I think the overall structure of the song is great! I was kinda sad the solo was short - but it sounded fine to me. Maybe make the notes a little stronger, so your audience feels you are very confident. Maybe make it a little longer, say...8 bars more? Or maybe you like it short and sweet. happy.gif If so, make it count for sure! I can hear the potential for lyrics, indeed; and I like the little runs you put in there as a background lead guitar. Wonderful way to end the song too. smile.gif

I am noticing much of this in my own writing too, so don't feel bad. You did great work! Catchy chord progression. cool.gif Keep rockin'!

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post Sep 28 2011, 03:17 PM
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I think this is ok quality for a demo. Say you want to show it to your band mates or such.


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post Sep 28 2011, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Sep 28 2011, 03:45 PM) *
I think your guitar is a little out. Sometimes you get ahead of the beat, just like I do. biggrin.gif Just try not to anticipate the beat. Or maybe you just need to slide back your sound a little in the DAW. Reaper always puts things in front and I have to slide it back a few tenths of a second.

Around halfway in the song, I could hear something going on, but I couldn't tell what it was. Maybe if you clear it up there...

I think the overall structure of the song is great! I was kinda sad the solo was short - but it sounded fine to me. Maybe make the notes a little stronger, so your audience feels you are very confident. Maybe make it a little longer, say...8 bars more? Or maybe you like it short and sweet. happy.gif If so, make it count for sure! I can hear the potential for lyrics, indeed; and I like the little runs you put in there as a background lead guitar. Wonderful way to end the song too. smile.gif

I am noticing much of this in my own writing too, so don't feel bad. You did great work! Catchy chord progression. cool.gif Keep rockin'!

-Brandon


Thanks. The main solo is not in there yet, but it's supposed to, I like long solos too.
I'll work some more on the little solo too, because I begin hitting other strings/not hitting notes properly in that speed.

I can hear if the guitars are totally off beat and tried to fix it. Sometimes I do a recording, which I think is perfect, but then when listening again it's totally out of sync (maybe I need to play with metronome more.) Maybe it takes some time for all the signals to flow thru the many cables. If you say timing is a generel problem, I'll have to work on that.

I think the structure is good too:
intro (chorus riffs)
verse x3
bridge
verse x2
chorus
verse x2
chorus
Little solo
bridge
chorus
chorus with main solo




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I think this is ok quality for a demo. Say you want to show it to your band mates or such.


Sadly I don't really feel I have time for a band now. But if I had, I agree it is good enough to give members an idea.

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post Sep 28 2011, 04:46 PM
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I'm digging it smile.gif What are you using for drums? Is it software or a drum machine?

QUOTE (Ulrik @ Sep 28 2011, 07:49 AM) *
Ok, some of you might have heard this as a midifile some time ago.

Here it is with guitars recorded. It sounds a bit muddy at times, but it's ok to have a kind of garage feel I think.
Drums are still midi, I don't have any good software (yet). I need to add a solo and come up with lyrics and a cool bassline.

So my questions.
1. The solo guitar at around 3:40, is it ok, does it sound too weak, any suggestions?
2. Are sound levels ok compared to each other?
3. Should I change anything regarding guitars panned left/right?


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post Sep 28 2011, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 28 2011, 05:46 PM) *
I'm digging it smile.gif What are you using for drums? Is it software or a drum machine?


It's just that free software TUX, which also allows me to see guitar pro tabs.

In february I am done studying, and I will get more money.
I've been following the threads about drumtrack making programs, amd I'll buy some good program

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post Sep 28 2011, 07:22 PM
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Sounds great with guitars added, much better! smile.gif

I think this is enough of what you can do for now. If you want to work more on this song, you should wait for better drum software, and then put some effort into it. It's important that you have the arrangement down, now you need vocals.


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post Sep 28 2011, 08:39 PM
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What immediately jumped out at me was too much reverb on your rhythm guitars. Palm muting sounds best with no effects on crunchy guitars - reverb tends to take the "umph" out of palm muting, IMO.

Other than that, I like the direction of your song. I'd bring the levels up on your second rhythm guitar. I would also double track both rhythm guitars and pan each one hard left and right to get a really full sound. They seem too "in the middle of the mix" to get across the hard drive I think this mix could have.

Keep recording and sharing!
Good job.
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post Sep 28 2011, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Sep 28 2011, 09:39 PM) *
What immediately jumped out at me was too much reverb on your rhythm guitars. Palm muting sounds best with no effects on crunchy guitars - reverb tends to take the "umph" out of palm muting, IMO.

Other than that, I like the direction of your song. I'd bring the levels up on your second rhythm guitar. I would also double track both rhythm guitars and pan each one hard left and right to get a really full sound. They seem too "in the middle of the mix" to get across the hard drive I think this mix could have.

Keep recording and sharing!
Good job.
Chris


Yes, this is the kind of thing I need to hear. I'll try and get back some "umph" to it. thx


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