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Naagzh 05-26-2006 02:21 AM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
Hi all,

I'd like some advice/criticism on this song:

Deny Me

Bear in mind these kids are young (~17), and it's their first time recording. Specifically, I'd like to know what you all think of the treatment of the lead vocal, and what I could do to get this thing sounding more "pro" (without hiring studio musicians for overdubs:)).

Weaknesses I'm aware of: snare is a bit lacking, hi-hat a bit overpowering, bass drum inconsistent; vocals in general are pitchy in spots, esp. noticeable when backup vocals are present; arrangement could be cropped; guitar feedback is questionable (first time using an EBow, though!)

Strengths, IMO: guitar tones! (too much reverb, maybe?), bass is punchy, vocal vamps at the end of the break with lots o' verb, delay.

Thanks big-time!

Naagzh 05-26-2006 03:00 AM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
Roger - cool stuff! No shortage of drum programming skills, that's for sure! I definitely like the drums, but my first impression was that they sounded thin. Maybe it's a limitation of the samples you were using, but it sounded like something was lacking in the low and midrange, even on the cymbals. The whole drumset sound needs more beef, IMHO, if you're even going for that realistic vibe. And did you go crazy with the snare wires?:)

The vocals were great! What was the main effect on the lead vocal? Avox Duo? How'd you have it panned? What filters did you use for the walkie-talkie effect?

And the guitar was sweet, too! Nice chord progressions, and the solos were memorable and melodic!

I'm not really diggin the studio fade-out, though. I do like them when something interesting happens just before the music is too quiet to hear, or when some of the instruments fade, and expose a buried melody.

rogerhavoc 05-26-2006 08:37 AM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
Hey Naagzh

Thanks for the constructive criticism. That was one of the best criticism i ever had here in this forum.
You're right, when i did that song i didn't have the "Resources" as far as the drums. I used reason for it. Went crazy with compression and ended up loosing lots of mid range. As for the Fade Out, It was to cover up some minor mistakes... i just got lazy and never fixed it! Now i have a reason too... Oh well... It's just a project for fun, and i can always re-do the drums. I did that in 2003. I have another tune with better drums samples (DKFH). LOW

It doesn't have vocals or solo ... One day i will finish it up too! I have beentoo busy lately.



superpenguin79 05-26-2006 09:25 AM

Re: Work in Progress
yo dudes, here's one for all the hard working tech's out there doing tech support no matter what industry you're in. I call it Tech's revenge.. Its: here and just click on the "new stuff" link to listen. Warning for the faint of ears though... got some explicit content in this one...

skyking 05-27-2006 04:35 PM

Re: Work in Progress

Chas...I can't get this file to play either on myspace or when I download it. Hmm...will try later.



dont feel like you missed out on too much Roy lol

Wheeltard 05-29-2006 05:49 PM

My latest one...
I got a little disco on the verse vox and definitely will need to revisit. But I'm just glad I got it out of my system. Let me know whatchya think.

Alexander Lindbäck 05-30-2006 12:34 PM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
We are releasing an album with my band Seven Doors Hotel.... It´s recorded and mixed with my PowerBook and DIGI002R. The album is mastered by Christofer Stannow at Cosmos Mastering, Stockholm (also PT). I live in Oslo, Norway.
Download 2 songs from the album here: www.sevendoorshotel.com

Ignatius 05-30-2006 05:06 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Hey everyone, first post here. Nice work on this thread! I've only checked the last few pages and it sounds great! Looks like I've some catching up to do.

Anyway, here's my submission to this thread; it's my first big Pro Tools track taking advantage of quite a few factory plug-ins. It's almost 100%; I have to edit some pops with the pencil but figured I'd float it out there to hear any constructive criticism.


Thanks for your time and I'll see you all around.

drumkid 05-30-2006 08:02 PM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
This is a song that I recorded of my band. I'd like to hear any suggestions on opinions on what you guys think.


Norm Alise 05-30-2006 08:20 PM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
LA 610, Rode, 002, BFD, Waves GTR, Amplitude 2, Waves Ren, URS S series, Mac G5 1.8.

Two demos, start recording the real thing end of June.


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