New songs posted

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Help I'm stuck in Utah!!!!!!!!!
Member Since: Dec 10, 2002

My band has posted 4 songs off our 6 song demo here

It is still in the editing/mastering/mixing stage. But I had to get it out and get some opinions on what we have so far. Please, check it out and give me some feedback.


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Since: Jul 02, 2003

Dec 08, 2003 01:15 am

Well the only one I could get thru was "Black Roses" and a bit of "Upon the Hill", NoWhere hasn't been working very well for me lately.

These are better recording's than the first songs I listened to that you posted. Both sound like pretty good Metal songs to me. The tuning on the guitars/bass sounded a bit off to me, I'd recommend using a digital tuner if you've got one for all the instruments and as your getting the mixing done, get the vocals more upfront, you've got some good songs there. Are you using a PC now to do the recordings?

I'll try again later to listen to the others.


Help I'm stuck in Utah!!!!!!!!!
Since: Dec 10, 2002

Dec 08, 2003 06:36 am

Thanks Dan,
My drummer is doing the mixing. He is doing it on a computer. Are you talking about a tuner that will work after the recording? I haven't heard of that.Tell me more about it if that is what you are talking about.

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

Dec 08, 2003 07:28 am

Ok, first- man are we on oppisite sides of the musical road huh? I love this place. anyway- i listend to black roses and up on the hill so far- theyre both good metal tunes but the mix is "mushy in the middle" Ive just in the last 6 months started to understand the importance of eq in mixing. i used to make stuff louder to hear it over the mix- bad bad. give the vocals an eq mountain near the right middle of the range- bass near far left, (low end) lead guitar left middle hump deep drums right next to bass, and cymbals and stuff just past the the vocals on the right side. thats whats been working for me- see the great eq article here at hrc- itll change the way you do things. My walking in late sept tune is really the best job ive done with eq. its amazing (and time consuming) the much much better sound you get using eq.
it sucks to find out that playing songs is only 10% of the overall process. whats really bad is not being a good musicain like me. so even that part is bad (ive gotta keep things very simple. you guys are well on your way cause you got good writing and good musicians! keep it up

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

Dec 08, 2003 04:46 pm

eh man, I can't seem to get into nowhereradio for a minute now, so I can't give a listen. If you want to send an email, I'll be happy to listen. It's just one of those things.

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Dec 09, 2003 01:29 am

Naw, just a regular digital guitar tuner. I do have one I found that runs on a PC that is pretty cool.

I tried to listen to the 3rd one (the Astronaut one) but it cut out about 50 seconds into it and I couldn't get it started again. Shame too cause I was really liking that one!


Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 22, 2003 09:15 pm

Hey J, sorry I didnt get a chance to listen B4 now. I listened to all the tracks and noticed the drums are pretty forward in the mix. The vocals get furried now and then as does the bass. the guitar tone sounds good for the most part, but could use a little judicious EQ to bring it out in the mix a bit. I would start by leveling all the tracks as best you can and then start applying some easy EQ cuts and boosts to try and make each insturment sound more alive in the mix.

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