rock sound/song test. critique needed

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Mikey Spencer
Member Since: Apr 26, 2007

so this is just to test the capabilities of me betting a good rock sound. don't bash how the tiing is off in parts because i didn't focus on that, this is just to test sounds.

-a 4x12 cab miked with one 57
-i eq-ed the guitars which is something i normally won't do to electric guitars.
-used a phaser post recording on lead guitar for verses

-brand new string on this recording helped = )
-DI into art project series tube pre
-bass amp modeler (apple AU bass amp sim. which i am pretty darn happy with)

-audix f14 on kick
-57 on snare top (one on bottom as well probably would've been a good idea)
-sing rode nt1 as overhead
-random dynamic mics on toms that i attempted i minor mod on. rack panned all the way right and floor all the way left
-room reverb used on entire kit

its on my profile... rock sound test

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Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Oct 09, 2008 12:10 pm

That is pretty solid stuff man. The drums (although clean and clear) sound a tad dry to me. A little verb would help on the snare\toms, but you may have to give the snare a lil more *crack* afterwards.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 09, 2008 05:24 pm

Pretty cool sound. Very mellow, I think it feels that way as the whole piece is swimming in this really cool sounding low end thing. The bass is really slurred by the heavy low end, which funny enough I kind of like the way it sounds with this.

But ya, things could be crisped up a little bit like the snare and such, but as it stands its kind of cool as is.

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Oct 10, 2008 01:25 am

I pretty much agree with whats already been said. It's not that the guitars & drums aren't clear, they just need a bit more upper mid-range. Good start for the sound.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Oct 10, 2008 07:44 am

its quite a natural sounding recording, seems to glue together well.
i think the kick is too clicky though.

quite possibly my computer speakers though.

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