Does this sound semi-professional at all?

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Mamma Jamma
Member Since: May 20, 2007

I posted a track in my profile songs called 'first sonar mix ever'. I just switched from acid pro 6 and Im wondering if this sounds ok to other ears so...

If not, what can I do to up the quality, etc? What about the general composition and idea? I know there's no vocals yet but ignore that for now...
Let me know, thanks

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The fat one always watches us.
Since: Nov 08, 2002

Jun 28, 2007 02:43 pm

ok, i got crappy desktop speakers- and im one of the worst guys around so take what i say with salt.
sounds GREAT. terriffic capture. I can tell some time went into this. super duper sound- and some real good musicianship. thumbs up lex

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Jun 28, 2007 03:21 pm

when theres just the one guitar going it's kinda thin, but otherwise it sounds pretty good. There's something with the snare too, but I can't place my finger on it. But I'd say it sounds at least semi professional.

Since: Apr 26, 2006

Jun 28, 2007 07:34 pm

I thought it had a killer sound, great separation, for those old enough to remember it reminded me of the great underground radio of the late seventies before overly commercial sound was about the only thing radio played. The only possible weakness IMO was that the snare seemed maybe too dominant over the rest of the drums.

Mamma Jamma
Since: May 20, 2007

Jun 29, 2007 12:13 pm

awesome! thanks alot for the feedback.
i know what you guys mean about the snare im still working all that out, the problem is that im using cheap stereophones and i need to get some quality monitors.

thanks again!

acoustic riot girl
Since: Jun 24, 2007

Jun 29, 2007 08:37 pm

think it sounds semi-professional for sure. would agree with the comments about snare sound, maybe add more toms to help with that and cause tom parts kick butt in hard rock music. like the guitar work and sound, but maybe add compression in the solo parts or just in general to bring it out more. like the little guitar part in the background towards the end, i would boost that more in the mix, by putting it closer to center with pan, or making it clean tone with compression so it sounds more seperated in the mix. but that's just my novice opinion. all around, good show...


Mamma Jamma
Since: May 20, 2007

Jun 29, 2007 10:09 pm

Thanks alot guys, I really appreciate the feedback.
Im gonna keep workin on some stuff and try to get another track produced and mixed by next week.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Jun 30, 2007 12:30 am

MHO, and believe me it's just that. Probably doing exactly oppisite what I think would sell the most:)

I am very impressed with the guitar. Nice balance across the frequency spectrum. Very nice mid-low representation without mud or bloom. Snare sounds fine to me beyond being a bit up front for my taste. Were it me, I would work on bringing out the bottom end. Bass, kick, toms. I hear them, but they have no 'signature' that I can latch on to.

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