another, for whom the bells toll.

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Member Since: Nov 27, 2007

ah yes, yet another addition to FWTBT covers.
I know people just cant get enough of em, not.

anyway, my drummer is "still" getting over a complete (and utter) knee recon. so tis why i been doin covers.
gives me a chance to actually do some trial and error with mixing and stuff.

also had a crack at Mastering somewhat, or at least trying the limter and whatnot.(dont have a clue actually.)

I know what things that annoy me about it, so let me know what you think too.
in me profile.


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I've got a vision.
Since: Dec 05, 2008

Mar 18, 2009 09:56 am

I'm not sure but wouldn't guitars sound better with a bit thicker lows? They're ok, but somehow they lack the real groin kick (or maybe it's just me, been listening to heavier stuff lately).

Other than that - nice, but You can't really reinvent this tune unless it's a free jazz interpretation :D

Like You've said - mixing exercice, and it's alright as it is! :D

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 18, 2009 09:15 pm

Nice title Deon. Gave it a quick listen and will give a better listen tomorrow before I comment on it.

Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Mar 19, 2009 07:39 am

"For Whom the Cowbell Tolls" Ha! Good one!

Listening through iPod headphones, but it sounds really good! I can't feel the thumping that is probably there, but I'm sure I would through speakers.

I think the guitars sound great, drums are a little thin...can't really "feel" them. Again, could be the headphones.

The performance is spot-on, though. Well-mixed too!

Needs more cowbell, though.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Mar 19, 2009 08:38 am

Nice one, Deon! Veddy nice indeed.

Great fade-out!

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 19, 2009 04:40 pm

Yep, not missing much bottom end really compared to the original version. Maybe a smidgen but not enough to really detract at all.

And agree, nicely done version for sure. I'm gonna listen again louder tomorrow night though.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Mar 19, 2009 07:21 pm

cool, glad ya liked it.
can i ask you Noize, its especially noticable at the very first tom and guitar mute at the start.
i think its mainly the guitars, but it kinda has a blocky kinda edge.

i dunno around 200hz. can you hear this or is it just me? seems most songs i do have this edge to em, im not real keen on it.

maybe next time i turn down the mids on guitar.

also, how to get that overall gloss on a recording. It sounds good and all but im lookn for that gel thats holds it all together more. i dunno if its me again, but its almost like a muddy frequency.
Or am i talking about mastering here? (peaks and valleys)

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 20, 2009 10:57 pm

Deon, I'll give it a better listen tomorrow. Kinda got a snoot full and my head is now ringing like a bell.

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Mar 21, 2009 12:08 am

I think the mix sounds very good, other than lack of a bass. If the bass is in there I totally can't hear it here. Guitars sound very metallica to me. Great performance, both instrument & vocal, nice job on the cover!


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 21, 2009 01:40 pm

OK, now I am noticing something weird.

For the first 19 seconds I can hear the bass a bit and the drums even seem to have more bottom to them. As soon as the change comes at 20 seconds it is all gone and there is no lower end left at all.

Did you drop out a guitar track or was there a plug on the master buss that shuts down at that point? Something is odd there.

But as far as blocky goes. I'm not hearing that at all Deon.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Mar 30, 2009 04:39 am

the song has a bass guitar with a wah pedal on it at the start. then it drops out as it goes into the heavy muted guitar.

its just occured to me i may have bussed the drums to a mono group channel but the drums are stereo. i just got back in the door after 10 days so havent had a chance to look at it yet. but could explain alot.

also could be frequencies smashing each other after the start ends.

will sus it and maybe do a repair job and repost.

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