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    Posted: October 29 2011 at 19:55
Hey guys. I'm working on some music as part of a senior project and I would appreciate advice on how to make what I'm working on sound better. Particularly this has to do with getting a good mix, so advice on panning, depth, sound field, EQs, compression, editing, and so on. I'm particularly interested in getting my distorted guitars not to sound like ass.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2011 at 20:38
Originally posted by stonebeard

 
there's no bass, it isn't mastered and the volumes are not at their optimal levels


Precisely my critic of Frayed LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2011 at 21:03
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Originally posted by stonebeard

 
there's no bass, it isn't mastered and the volumes are not at their optimal levels


Precisely my critic of Frayed LOL

Bass overdubs scheduled for mid November. :)
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I liked the intro to Lost Time (kinda reminded me of a song on Trespass through a comb filter)but I thought the abrupt transition into the distorted guitar section a bit clumsy and stylistically incompatible (the solo guitar sound is uncannily redolent of a hybrid of Lou Reed and Neil Young - very effective) Sounds very unfinished with just drums and lead guitar - nice lively acoustic drum kit sound - needs more flesh on the bones but I was impressed with the timbres and playing throughout. The double time ending sounds forced and not as a consequence of the musical development. Caught me completely unprepared for the exquisite and ghostly harp at the end.

BTW more people will be willing to listen to your music if you can stream it methinks....


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Originally posted by ExittheLemming


BTW more people will be willing to listen to your music if you can stream it methinks....
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Originally posted by Horizons

Originally posted by ExittheLemming


BTW more people will be willing to listen to your music if you can stream it methinks....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2011 at 17:45
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

I liked the intro to Lost Time (kinda reminded me of a song on Trespass through a comb filter)but I thought the abrupt transition into the distorted guitar section a bit clumsy and stylistically incompatible (the solo guitar sound is uncannily redolent of a hybrid of Lou Reed and Neil Young - very effective) Sounds very unfinished with just drums and lead guitar - nice lively acoustic drum kit sound - needs more flesh on the bones but I was impressed with the timbres and playing throughout. The double time ending sounds forced and not as a consequence of the musical development. Caught me completely unprepared for the exquisite and ghostly harp at the end.

I just wrote the main synth backing part for the middle and ending section. I don't have ProTools at home but I might be able to run to the studio after a movie and get it down. It sounds a lot better with that. 

Originally posted by ExittheLemming


BTW more people will be willing to listen to your music if you can stream it methinks....

Oh I definitely will, I kinda just wanted to wait until they were done, but meh.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2011 at 06:03
- Will sound better with bass (of course) (which you're going to do soon).
- Some parts aren't tight enough and are a bit sloppy. It's all in practice.  
- Guitar tone itself is good but sounds like it was recorded with a condenser mic (the velocity sounds as if it affects the volume).
- You've got some very good ideas and I respect your choice of using an acoustic drum kit. 
- Some parts sounded really nice, keep it up!   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2011 at 12:45
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- Guitar tone itself is good but sounds like it was recorded with a condenser mic (the velocity sounds as if it affects the volume).

Yeah....I recorded all the guitar parts (I think) with a Shure SM57, a Sennheiser MD421, and either a Shure KSM or a Blue Dragonfly. I think for the distorted parts I might get rid of the condenser. Something's out of phase it sounds like and I think most likely it would be that.
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