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superpenguin79 06-01-2005 05:02 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
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Here is one more I am working on now. Ignore the crappy intro and the fade at the end. There is a 30 second intro that will be part of it later.
As always, suggestions welcome.
Where's My Life

Sounds cool Sharritan, one suggestion would be to double the guitars maybe one more time man. Just to bring the crunch out a tad. Other than that It reminds me of a cool band that used to be around back in the 90's called Second Coming. They had that sorta vibe to them. good stuff, keep up the good work!

superpenguin79 06-01-2005 05:04 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
p.s. you guys didn't hear it from me, but there is a cool board with a forum called Post Your Music in my sig that does feedback like this also. I am attempting to get the community going over there. Just moved it from a different type of community. You all are welcome to post over there too if you like. the DUC rocks also!

Sharritan 06-02-2005 06:03 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Quote:

Quote:

Here is one more I am working on now. Ignore the crappy intro and the fade at the end. There is a 30 second intro that will be part of it later.
As always, suggestions welcome.
Where's My Life

Sounds cool Sharritan, one suggestion would be to double the guitars maybe one more time man. Just to bring the crunch out a tad. Other than that It reminds me of a cool band that used to be around back in the 90's called Second Coming. They had that sorta vibe to them. good stuff, keep up the good work!

I'm afraid if those guitars get any thicker I wont be able to fit it in my CD player . Thanks for the listen though.

IntelDoc 06-02-2005 08:42 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Scott,
Good performance for the band. Listening on the crappy speakers at work, the drums seem a tad bright, (again maybe speakers) and maybe close which makes them feel distant, then the china (wuhan?) comes in and is right in your face. Kinda strange. The guitars are good, did you cut them at all? Ride cymbal is nice, but I think that the drums could be wider? Maybe compress the overheads a bit more?

Love the feedback intro. Very Seattle grunge. Good overall separation with the guitars. I take it the tracks were doubled? 1 mic on the 4x12? SM-57? Toms sound great too. Snare is nice...

Good job, I think that they could use some more production on their music part. Develope the guitar parts more, and then experiment with some producing effects. Cut up guitars that transition into the next verse chorus kinda thing, instead of the standard chord ring out thing. Maybe at 3:05 take that chord and play it up an octave or a 5th or so. Then take it low in the mix and add a click gate effect to it and set it WAY BACK in the mix. If the song is to a click it will sync well. Just for that chord part and then off. Sync it to the beat and maybe double the click speed. Stuff like that. Make pauses to the tempo to start up the next part. so on and so on. Lots of ideas production wise that I think would really bring the song together. Otherwise to me it just kinda keeps going. Not bad on your part at all as you really did a great job capturing the sounds. Just some ideas....

Is this you playing or a band you tracked?

- Doc

Sharritan 06-02-2005 09:01 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Hey Chris,
Yeah that is me playing (guitar). The song is an older one that we do. Nothing special as you can hear. I agree that the China is freaking awful. Remember hearing it in the other song I sent you? Man that things really sucks. Our drummer got a new one yesterday and it sounds much better.

For the guitars, I used 2 mics on a Marshall 2X12 (57 and an MXL2001) using my Mesa head. Panned each mic wide. Then re-tracked at about half gain (actually more like 11:00ish, as I never really turn my gain up on that Mesa past say 2:00) No need as it sounds huge that way. I hate when players saturate their sound with gain and get nothing but that annoying hiss...... Anyway, then there is a third track using my Marshall head and then an acoutsinc track throughout as well. So there is a total of 7 guitar tracks. None of the tracks were cut at all. All first takes too.

Drums were a little difficult on this one for some reason. I will take the suggestions you mentioned and apply. I will post the next version soon.

Again, thanks for listening

IntelDoc 06-02-2005 09:05 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Scott,
I will try to call you later. Been meaning to anyways.

Good job though, and meant no disrespect. Just throwing ideas.

- Doc

Sharritan 06-02-2005 09:08 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Cool man. Please keep the comments coming as I really do get a lot out of it. Looking forward to hearing from you.

superpenguin79 06-02-2005 09:35 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
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I'm afraid if those guitars get any thicker I wont be able to fit it in my CD player . Thanks for the listen though.

ahh, I gotcha man. you're welcome.

Roy Howell 06-02-2005 12:04 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
 
Sharritan-
Quote:

Here is one more I am working on now. Ignore the crappy intro and the fade at the end. There is a 30 second intro that will be part of it later.

As always, suggestions welcome.

Where's My Life



Hi Sharritan,
Good song...the guitar-stop 'holes' help it breath, which is always good...good spread and sound on the guitars, and the vocal is good and raw(perfect for this song).....my only suggestion for improvement would be to tighten up the arrangement. After say 3 minutes, the same 'wall of sound' can get monotonous. I would either simply shorten it overall, or I would put a breakdown in it toward the end, where guitars get quieter with the drums, so they can kick back in hard for a killer ending.

Please don't take my suggestions wrong...I'm only trying to make a very good song possibly better, and I may be wrong.




-Roy

Sharritan 06-02-2005 12:20 PM

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Good suggestion. I will play with this tonight and see what I can do. I totally agree that it gets old after a while. Let me see what I can do. I have an acoustic track hidden in there so I may be able to pull that out for a nice breakdown towards the later part of the song.

Thanks for listening and the feedback. I assure anyone reading this that I will never get upset about comments made. I would not post if I didnt expect suggestions and/or criticism.


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