Got a new song recorded.

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Brother Number One
Member Since: Jan 22, 2008

Not sure how to post a link to it on here but its saved in my profile, you'll probably find it. On the whole I'm quite pleased with it, some of the drum fills sound a bit shite but hey ho.

I'm pleased with the lead guitar tone at the end, its a new tone I'd been working on for a while.


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Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Jan 03, 2009 09:42 am

Very ACDC-sounding...I like it. The drums sound a little quiet through my cheapo computer speakers. I love the guitar sounds and the playing. I also appreciate the changes in tempo/mood near the end.

Great job!

Tim the Enchanter
Since: Feb 17, 2008

Jan 03, 2009 10:13 am

Yep nicely done. The Guitars sound fantastic. I'm diggin' the tune as well.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jan 03, 2009 10:26 am

nice git sound, and yes, the drums sound light, actually very light. the fill run on snare just is barely getting through, where that should be really snappy.

nice piece.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jan 03, 2009 06:51 pm

hey man, yeah thats really cool.

some nice variation and contrast of yer chords too.

i like the start section especialy.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 03, 2009 08:30 pm

JDOD, added the link to your music page for ya.

Anyway, I gotta agree on the guitar's sounding killer. I loved the chord progression and chord choice's as well. It really added some very interesting bit's to it and kept if flowing.

I really liked all the guitar tone throughout the piece as well. Just simply killer. Nicely mixed as well.

I have to agree on the drums though. They sound good when you can hear them. They just need to come forward and get a big punch to them to match that guitar sound.

Otherwise, it is a killer piece for sure.

Brother Number One
Since: Jan 22, 2008

Jan 05, 2009 02:49 am

Cheers guys!

Fair point on the drums, I mix pretty much exclusively on headphones so hadn't noticed the problem and obviously, I know when to expect every hit. I'll spend a few hours re-mixing it and I'll probably change some of the drumming while I'm at it, stuff that I just couldn't be arsed with before!



Brother Number One
Since: Jan 22, 2008

Jan 05, 2009 03:16 am

OK, been listening to it through a few times at my desk at work on the link in my profile using my little in-ear sony headphones (as opposed to the big technics ones I use at home) and can really see what you are getting at.

What do you think I need to do with the drums? Just make them louder? Add a bit more reverb? EQ? what do you recon? Try not to use too much terminology as I wont know what you are on about.

The guitar solo over the punky bit sounds like someone pissing on a window pane to so I think I'll redo that with a better tone and not that hideous slightly flanged one.


Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jan 05, 2009 06:50 am

What I've done in the past, is to make a drum group, or bus, that all the drums live inside of.

Then, I can adjust the master group fader for all the drums in one go.

Now, with all in, I mix the drums alone, making everything live together nice. Once that's done, I bring up some of the rhythm parts to see that there's no problems of the drums and other parts stepping or interfering with each other.

Once that's OK, I then bring up the full mix, and adjust the drum bus fader to match the rest of the song.

I will adjust one or two bits after this, but usually it's pretty close.

You may want to add a bit of EQ on the snare track, to give it a little 'snap'.

Something in my head is telling me that I'd try a multi-band compressor on the drum bus. Reaper has a dandy one, that's easy to use, and gets real usable and nice results. You can compress just the low end, to bring beef, or just a bit of the snare EQ range, to give it some crack. Then compress the whole bus to really beef the whole thing up, and make it solid.

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