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post Feb 26 2015, 08:23 PM
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Hey guys,

I wanted to share this with you in a topic of its own. I came up with this the other night and finally recorded it today. It's still very rough and not very tight, but it's a start and it's my first real full song recorded. Let me know what you think!

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-storm-linnebjerg/unmixed-rough-and-untight-canto-i

And most importantly: I also need someone to do vocals, so if anyone can do that, please don't be shy! laugh.gif


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post Feb 27 2015, 07:11 AM
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Very cool tune dude!!!! I like the composition and the riffs. Also the production value is quite good and the mix! What kind of vocals are you hearing?


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post Feb 27 2015, 07:24 AM
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its really good, very cool groove to that indeed smile.gif


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post Feb 27 2015, 08:06 AM
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Sounds very cool, I really like it smile.gif Looking forward to hear the final result wink.gif

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post Feb 27 2015, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 27 2015, 07:11 AM) *
Very cool tune dude!!!! I like the composition and the riffs. Also the production value is quite good and the mix! What kind of vocals are you hearing?


Thanks, Todd! It's not even mixed or anything, just recorded straight with BIAS, Superior Drummer and Trilian. I'm thinking some clean ish gnarly vocals, Russell Allen style laugh.gif

QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 27 2015, 07:24 AM) *
its really good, very cool groove to that indeed smile.gif


Thanks, Bleez! I'm always trying to make things as groovy as possible even when it's not 4/4.

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Sounds very cool, I really like it smile.gif Looking forward to hear the final result wink.gif


Thanks, Monica! smile.gif

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post Feb 27 2015, 11:17 AM
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Congrats on completing your first song! smile.gif
I think this song has a very cool, a bit sinister vibe to it and you have all the sections down.

On a first listen I have reacted on a few details:

- Leads (especially intro ones) don't sound as strong as rhythm guitars. I think the issue is with lots of long notes that are sustained but without any vibrato, bending or whammy bar vibrato. They just seem to hang until guitar naturally loses sustain. Maybe try spicing them up a bit, that would make a huge impact on the song as a whole.

- Leads have repetitive phrasing when it comes to rhythm. This might have been intentional though and could work for this type of song. When I'm referring to "rhythm phrasing", I think about certain rhythm patterns (combination of different note values) being repeated throughout phrasing. Of course, for this style of music this could indeed work I guess.

- Song is a bit flat sounding between its sections. Maybe try dynamically play some parts like chorus stronger and with more attitude, for example picking harder in the chorus so you get a bit more dense and/or loud rhythms. Also it is a good approach to record additional layers, rhythms, fills and maybe other instruments over sections you would like to "lift up".

All in all - this is awesome and I'd love to hear some vocals over it smile.gif

Who is up for the challenge?


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post Feb 27 2015, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Feb 27 2015, 11:17 AM) *
Congrats on completing your first song! smile.gif
I think this song has a very cool, a bit sinister vibe to it and you have all the sections down.

On a first listen I have reacted on a few details:

- Leads (especially intro ones) don't sound as strong as rhythm guitars. I think the issue is with lots of long notes that are sustained but without any vibrato, bending or whammy bar vibrato. They just seem to hang until guitar naturally loses sustain. Maybe try spicing them up a bit, that would make a huge impact on the song as a whole.

- Leads have repetitive phrasing when it comes to rhythm. This might have been intentional though and could work for this type of song. When I'm referring to "rhythm phrasing", I think about certain rhythm patterns (combination of different note values) being repeated throughout phrasing. Of course, for this style of music this could indeed work I guess.

- Song is a bit flat sounding between its sections. Maybe try dynamically play some parts like chorus stronger and with more attitude, for example picking harder in the chorus so you get a bit more dense and/or loud rhythms. Also it is a good approach to record additional layers, rhythms, fills and maybe other instruments over sections you would like to "lift up".

All in all - this is awesome and I'd love to hear some vocals over it smile.gif

Who is up for the challenge?


Thanks for the in depth reply, Bogdan! I will try and keep this in mind when recording another take of this song! I agree with a lot of your points actually.

I think though that vocals will lift the composition a fair bit as well, so I hope someone is up for it!


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post Feb 27 2015, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 26 2015, 07:23 PM) *
Hey guys,

I wanted to share this with you in a topic of its own. I came up with this the other night and finally recorded it today. It's still very rough and not very tight, but it's a start and it's my first real full song recorded. Let me know what you think!

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-storm-linnebjerg/unmixed-rough-and-untight-canto-i

And most importantly: I also need someone to do vocals, so if anyone can do that, please don't be shy! laugh.gif

Man that's very impressive!! It's hardly 'not tight' and rough, it sounds like a quality recording and song. I really like it.
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post Feb 28 2015, 02:12 AM
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I've just found this one at Gab's Army thread! I'm really proud of you mate! After months and months provided fantastic unfinished songs, riffs and progressions, you have a complete song ready for vocals! Lots of congrats! smile.gif

I'm not ready for some Rusen Allen vocals so let's see who is in? biggrin.gif


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post Feb 28 2015, 03:35 AM
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All of the sounds are working well smile.gif It's only going to get better from hear! You can follow your ears I think as they are leading to good sounding tracks smile.gif Some great advice in this thread!! Really looking forward to next version smile.gif

Anyone got a vocalist?


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post Feb 28 2015, 11:18 AM
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Sweet track man, looking forward to hearing more!

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post Mar 1 2015, 08:02 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 28 2015, 02:12 AM) *
I've just found this one at Gab's Army thread! I'm really proud of you mate! After months and months provided fantastic unfinished songs, riffs and progressions, you have a complete song ready for vocals! Lots of congrats! smile.gif

I'm not ready for some Rusen Allen vocals so let's see who is in? biggrin.gif


Thanks, Gabriel smile.gif I'm hoping to find some vocalist, and if I don't maybe in the end I will try singing myself.

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 28 2015, 03:35 AM) *
All of the sounds are working well smile.gif It's only going to get better from hear! You can follow your ears I think as they are leading to good sounding tracks smile.gif Some great advice in this thread!! Really looking forward to next version smile.gif

Anyone got a vocalist?


Thanks, Todd again. There's still some work to be done of course, but this is a good starting point I think.

QUOTE (Chris S. @ Feb 28 2015, 11:18 AM) *
Sweet track man, looking forward to hearing more!

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Thanks, Chris smile.gif


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post Mar 2 2015, 07:39 PM
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A bit twisted and creative for sure. Nice work Ben! My only suggestion is to high pass hi-hat at a higher frequency or simply get it lower with volume. It's a bit distracting / harsh. Aside from this it's a really nice thing to listen smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2015, 01:07 PM
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Thanks, Darius. I'll keep it in mind regarding the hi-hat. As said, I haven't done any mixing at all. It's just straight from the plugins, well except for a preset I downloaded for Superior Drummer 2. But all else is just...straight from VSTs, and guitars straight from BIAS.

To everyone else: I'm still looking for a singer, so if you know one... let me know!


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post Mar 4 2015, 06:35 PM
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Really nice!
Metal from the heart of Copenhagen biggrin.gif

Very interesting lines and I wait for the vocals to hit in with a mighty voice.


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post Mar 9 2015, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (Nava @ Mar 4 2015, 06:35 PM) *
Really nice!
Metal from the heart of Copenhagen biggrin.gif

Very interesting lines and I wait for the vocals to hit in with a mighty voice.


Thanks, Nava!

I have finally found a singer, though I haven't heard back from him after linking him to the song, but I hope he's willing to help out! I have no idea about how he sings though, but we'll see if he replies back to me again biggrin.gif


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post Mar 9 2015, 06:14 PM
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Good Job Cael.

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