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DakUser avatarPosts: 9Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:12 am Gender: Male

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This is a song my band recorded not too long ago. I'm wondering what your refined opinions are =D
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:45 pm
Master_Ghost_KnightContributorUser avatarPosts: 2630Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pmLocation: Netherlands Gender: Male

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I am not a music pro, but I think the guitar setting is a bitto grainy for my taste and the singing gets drowned to much in the instruments. On the otherhand I like the concept very much and I enjoyed the music.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:01 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4998Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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I am an ex-music pro (long story) and I mostly agree with MGK.

It's not a bad tune, and I like the singer's voice. Can't really tell what the lyrics are, but I've always considered them secondary. The singing definitely needs to be emphasised above the guitar (there are always objections to this - ignore them).

The guitar sound is not very appealing (it's tinny and over-driven), and there seem to be missing tones from the low end. I think it's likely that this is a limitation of the recording equipment and a slightly zealous guitarist (aren't they all?). The other criticism I have is the tightness of the band as a whole.

All that said, I think all you need is more practice, a professional sound engineer and some quality (no drinking, smoking spliffs or groupies) studio time.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:18 pm
DakUser avatarPosts: 9Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:12 am Gender: Male

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Prolescum wrote:I am an ex-music pro (long story) and I mostly agree with MGK.

It's not a bad tune, and I like the singer's voice. Can't really tell what the lyrics are, but I've always considered them secondary. The singing definitely needs to be emphasised above the guitar (there are always objections to this - ignore them).

The guitar sound is not very appealing (it's tinny and over-driven), and there seem to be missing tones from the low end. I think it's likely that this is a limitation of the recording equipment and a slightly zealous guitarist (aren't they all?). The other criticism I have is the tightness of the band as a whole.

All that said, I think all you need is more practice, a professional sound engineer and some quality (no drinking, smoking spliffs or groupies) studio time.

To be fair we are all under 21 and recorded this in our drummer's bedroom xD
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:47 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4998Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Dak wrote:To be fair we are all under 21 and recorded this in our drummer's bedroom xD


Heh, thought as much. In that case, keep the drink, drugs and groupies to a minimum.

I really do recommend saving up a few quid for a studio and a decent sound engineer though (they're not that expensive - at least where I live...), it's an exciting, productive and very interesting learning curve. It's not necessarily the best working environment, but you can't have everything :D
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:39 pm
DakUser avatarPosts: 9Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:12 am Gender: Male

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Prolescum wrote:
Dak wrote:To be fair we are all under 21 and recorded this in our drummer's bedroom xD


Heh, thought as much. In that case, keep the drink, drugs and groupies to a minimum.

I really do recommend saving up a few quid for a studio and a decent sound engineer though (they're not that expensive - at least where I live...), it's an exciting, productive and very interesting learning curve. It's not necessarily the best working environment, but you can't have everything :D

I'll see if I can find one in our area for our next project. But first we gotta find gigs to get the cashola.
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Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:45 pm
JohnRPosts: 13Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:30 amLocation: Indiana, United States Gender: Male

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Dak wrote:

This is a song my band recorded not too long ago. I'm wondering what your refined opinions are =D


My Feedback:

1. Mike up the snare a little bit and crank up the bass drum.
2. I LOVE the rhythm guitar during the verses, but i think a cleaner distortion would fit nicely in the chorus. What amp/pedals are you using? Just curious.
3. During the verse, I think it would be interesting to hear some percussion such as some congas/bongos lightly? Maybe add a lunar bounce if you're on Pro Tools
4. Turn those vocals up! They are great! Let's hear em! :)
5. Maybe check on the harmony in the chorus, it sounds a bit dissonant (unless that's what you're going for).
6. I think it would be cool to use a light harmonic minor scale during the verse to give it a little more spunk.
7. Possibly turn the highs on the bass up and add some slap/pop? Might be kinda cool.


It's a great song and I enjoy listening to it. That's just my opinion/ideas up there. Throwin ideas around is a big part of composition...yall already know that! Keep it up! :)
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