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Two new songs from an amateur:
So, in all fairness, the guy -is- a beginning musician, so the performance is a bit scrappy and loose.

Anyway, here are two songs that I just finished, well, almost finished recording and mixing. (finished if he doesn't want any further changes) Vocals and Acoustic were recorded at his house, then he came over to my place to use a synth and VSTi for the bass/keys/etc.

Drums are done using a very simple rhythm he wanted, which I programmed snare and kick into Jamstix, and let the drummer models take over for the rest. Adjusting the fills and accents to kinda fit took awhile. :P

Anyway, though he could use some lessons in theory and musicianship, the singing and performance isn't totally bad. (I've heard worse cover bands at least) I pointed him to some theory videos, and suggested he find a tutor and music teacher at some point when he can afford it.



And yes, I was bad, and uploaded MP3s to soundcloud instead of the WAV files, so they probably got recompressed for streaming. :P
need help
First post of a mix here. The vibe of the tune is a bit quirky and lo fi. it seems to lack some punch. Any ideas?

Cynonyte - Dead Dream Gallery Demo
I've been updating our 'playlist' on our Facebook page as I wrap up mixing each song. If you're a fan of deathmetal, check out our new tunes (mixed) as well as some others still to be mixed.


Feedback is always welcome...

Mixing Critique
Howdy All,
Originally posted this in the Mixing forum before I realized it should be here, oooops. Here is another that we just got done doing a few months ago. I will probably send these in for professional Mastering but what do you think about the Mix thus far. This one is called Seize the Day.
Adobe audition 3 configuring problem
Here's the breakdown.
I have an MXL 2006 through a Tascam US-144MKll into PC
And for monitors I have USB powered Alesis M1 Active320

I do have an xonar DG soundcard, but I literally know nothing of how to use it.

I can't seem to figure out how to wire this all up ect. inputs and outputs with adobe audition 3. Very frustrating, I did have it working one time where I was monitoring recording and playing back everything but had huge latency issues. any help appreciated.



FX buss question
I just set up a reverb FX buss on it's own track in reaper- I have figured out how to send the tracks to it and how to +/- reverb amount etc.
Do I leave the reverb track on mute during playback as the track has some reverbed out audio coming out of it- will I still get the desired effect on the other channels if it's muted?
Am I to assume you can only put one effect on each effect buss?- I tried to add delay to the reverb buss and I couldn't find the delay send level - just the one from the reverb(did they mix together on the track?)
What am I gaining by doing this universally? Most of the time I have been able to add multiple effects to each channel without any CPU issues ( sometimes delay will give some jitters to the tune in the first 15 seconds but thats about it)
Will this glue my mixes better?
Thanks Guys
Processing Request.
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