Edge of the Light - new song

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Member Since: Dec 13, 2004

I've got a string of newer songs that I'll be uploading here in the near future. Figured I'd start out with this one. It's a relatively simple song called Edge of the Light:


(just click on the first song in my profile on SoundClick and it should be there)

Looking for general commentary, although please, get as specific as you'd like. I'm at a point where I'm undecided whether to try to add more elements to the mix or not...on the one hand, I'm worried that the current setup is a little too vanilla, but on the other hand, the song seems to have a nice moving beat to it, and I didn't want to distract from that.

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Since: Jul 02, 2003

Jul 18, 2005 02:42 am

Thats an interesting tone on the guitar, sounds down tuned. I like the song, nice easy moving flow, your vocals sound really good. I don't think the song really needs anything more added to it, sounds complete to my ears, but I'm sure if you wanted you could add some little fills here and there, or maybe some organ, and it wouldn't sound too busy, but it really doesn't need anything more. The solo (just my opinion) might work better if it was done on an acoustic, or maybe just lower the solo a bit in the mix.

Mix sounds pretty good as well I can hear everything clearly, so good job there.

Nice one!


Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jul 18, 2005 04:23 pm

everything sounds good on my POS 1" speakers, i can't hear the bass line at all (i usually can on these speakers)

Since: Dec 13, 2004

Jul 18, 2005 05:37 pm

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Olddog, the rhythm guitars are both tuned regularly, although you're right they sound a bit de-tuned. I put a heavy chorus effect on them and then fed them through one of the Brit amps on the Pod...I liked the effect. They really seem to fill up each side of the stereo field.

I've been thinking about fills, but everything I try seems to detract from the overall "drive" of the song, so to speak. I dunno. I do hear what you're saying about the solo being lower in the mix...I'm still up in the air about it. Glad you liked it, though!

WYD, I hear what you mean about the bassline, although I can hear it on my speakers. I've been playing around with "subliminal" basslines that don't really hop out of the mix, used more as a tool for framing the bottom of the sound than anything. I guess it depends on what you're used to hearing.

Again, thanks for listening.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jul 18, 2005 05:58 pm

hey, i'm all for that bro!!!

i think it's recockulus that i can say "it sounds good" on these shitty speakers....it used to be, if you wanted better sound, you had to listen on a better system, now everyone mixes for things to sound good on desktop speakers, and when you crank it on hi-end system, it sounds like poo.

i say, to hell with my weak speakers!

Since: Aug 17, 2004

Jul 18, 2005 06:22 pm

heh, good call. I dont even reference mix anymore (though I should)

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jul 18, 2005 06:45 pm

i'm pretty slack on referencing my mixes these days....i try to go as far as i can with a mix before checkin' it to SOAD or something....i don't wanna sound like them, i want my own sound. errr i think.

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