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Ok here goes, I would like you guys to listen to these 4 tracks that we recorded last weekend at a studio near us. I would like to know how you think the mix is and also the recording. You can also say any critique or good thing that you think about the songs too if you like, all the more opinion the better!

I have been playing for just over a year now and the band has been going for about that length too so Im not the worlds best lead guitarist right now.

I usually play with just a Peavey Vypyr amp and use the Peavey 6505 sound, i play a Squier Strat and i use the Sanpera foot pedal for the effects.

For the recording i ended up taking the advice of the guy who was recording and mixing our songs and i used their Marshall Super Lead valve amp that they had and he also put a Big Muff pedal through the amp. Now i am used go hearing the sound i am getting from my amp that i have so i don't know whether it is because of that but i hate my solo that i have done in the song "Drifting Man" I just feel i could have done so much better and it could of sounded better than it did but i took others advice and it ended up being like that.

Ok well i have rambled on for a bit now so anything you can tell me about it would be great!

Thanks in advance.

 

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Ok here goes, I would like you guys to listen to these 4 tracks that we recorded last weekend at a studio near us. I would like to know how you think the mix is and also the recording. You can also say any critique or good thing that you think about the songs too if you like, all the more opinion the better!

I have been playing for just over a year now and the band has been going for about that length too so Im not the worlds best lead guitarist right now.

I usually play with just a Peavey Vypyr amp and use the Peavey 6505 sound, i play a Squier Strat and i use the Sanpera foot pedal for the effects.

For the recording i ended up taking the advice of the guy who was recording and mixing our songs and i used their Marshall Super Lead valve amp that they had and he also put a Big Muff pedal through the amp. Now i am used go hearing the sound i am getting from my amp that i have so i don't know whether it is because of that but i hate my solo that i have done in the song "Drifting Man" I just feel i could have done so much better and it could of sounded better than it did but i took others advice and it ended up being like that.

Ok well i have rambled on for a bit now so anything you can tell me about it would be great!

the link is http://www.myspace.com/prophetsforthedamned

Thanks in advance.

 

Nick

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gday gday

young band (15-16 at the time), recorded in a concrete garage with a couple of 58's. multi-tracked, mixed in audacity and soundforge. we're planning on re-recording this song and two other originals, tips are needed/appreciated haha. bass is direct, guitars are a special edition telecaster (SD PG+ and 59) into a JCM2000. vocals are fairly dry, aswell as drums. drums were two overheads and one kick mic. cheers!

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gday gday

young band (15-16 at the time), recorded in a concrete garage with a couple of 58's. multi-tracked, mixed in audacity and soundforge. we're planning on re-recording this song and two other originals, tips are needed/appreciated haha. bass is direct, guitars are a special edition telecaster (SD PG+ and 59) into a JCM2000. vocals are fairly dry, aswell as drums. drums were two overheads and one kick mic. cheers!

 

so ... where do we go to listen??

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www.myspace.com/shapesofgrey

my bad, im used to being on UG, with links all over the place

 

I'm not a advanced in mixing, but my suggestions:

Drums sound very raw imo, especially in the harder part I think snare is a bit too much 'in front' (if you know what I mean ;p) for me. I also don't like the distortion guitar sound. It seems more like a buzz, than, the real rythm guitar. Lead guitar is kinda cool imo, as well as acousting one. And i like the vocals - they sound great for me - like you know what you're singing, and why you do it... :)

 

A bit of level equalization should work, I think :)

 

anyways, a decent song, I like it :)

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my new project: LIQUID GAS. have just finished the album and you can download it for free on www.myspace.com/liquidgas

 

it's shoegaze music with beatles melody ... or so ... all done with epi casino, fender champion 600, rode nt2-a, rode nt5, universal audio la-610, golden age project pre 73 and lot's of pedals! enjoy and let me know feedback!

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Hello all. Looking for some opinions on a mix I've done. It's a metal/hardcore sample that I'm looking to get picked apart by some expert mixing engineers :-)


Really want to improve my mixes, but seem to be at a stand still.


http://www.mediafire.com/?0mkmnjhndm0


Thanks to all that are willing to help.

As for me, dizzykitty is quite right, but I think only slight change in volume is needeed. But I'd like to hear some more prescence in guitars if I were you. I like rythm section work, and overall "low-end" of this recording, but I think guitars should be mixed slightly more slectively, if you know what I mean :)

 

But I think all the stuff like reversed humms in the intro or the electronical sounds - just brilliant! :)

 

That's my opinion - I'm not an expert though :p

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2 short metal clips, fire away:


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=769804&songID=8700562


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=769804&songID=7379323

 

As for me DrumJamMastered id lacking a bit of low-end - if you know what I mean :) On the other hand, guitars need some low-frequency cut, because sometimes they happen to rumble imo (I don't know if 'rumble' is a good word - you know, the situation when you have too much bass in your guitar tone, and it starts to occasionally overcome the whole mix with low punch, especially when palm muting ;p)

 

MetalSample is really decent. I love the squelches in the intro! :) Guitars sound nice (imo better then in DrumJamMastered), you can feel the groove and punch and crunch and it's bloody heavy! :D One thing I didn't like is the snare. It seems more like a buzz for me rather than a heavy-turbo-mega-metal-from-satan's-cave! :p I'd like it to be more 'belly' (you know - more like metallica's st.anger snare but not that belly :p). But it's only my opinion :p The kick gives a lot of attack to the whole fragmet, and it stands nicely with the guitars. 8/10 imo :)

 

That only my own opinion - it is probably not very professional, or even not professional at all, just saying what I think :)

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2nd time recording my own band...first time micing a live drum kit.

 

Equipment: tascam 2488 for tracking, Adobe Audition 2 on a HP laptop for mixing. assortment of shure mics and one EV mic.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?m0kzlikz2lf (Cheap Motel)

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?zvlqno0tytz (Done With You)

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?oy0lyntrmnm (2,000 Miles)

 

Constructive criticism WITH DETAIL is much appreciated. :thu:

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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm a long time information gatherer from Harmony Central, just registered yesterday and found this thread.

 

I've recently moved onto Logic for my own recordings and am still finding my way around.

 

I don't have a finished mix here, but arrangement wise is just about there.

 

If some of you could maybe take a listen to this and let me know what you think.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?m2mmjhxnzoj

 

I'm not the best judge of levels and dont own great monitors!! Also, this is just the first part of a track I've been working on.

 

All feedback greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks,

 

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This is a bunch of riffs I have been working on the past months.

 

I know the playing still needs to be tighter, drum programming and mix still need tons of work, too. (and of course, I still need to add leads and some more riffs)

 

Tell me what you think. I always appreciate constructive criticism.

 

here's the clip:

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=945046&songID=9327764

 

 

 

Thanks,

Lars

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For those wanting people to simply download your songs:

 

I would suggest uploading it to somewhere online. Not many people want to download a random file. Who knows if it's going to rape our computers or not

 

 

 

Ok, so I'm pretty new to recording. I started a band with a friend of mine, and we put down a track. Were going for a post-rock kinda sound. In the vein of Russian Circles/Explosions in the Sky/etc. I know the mix is kinda bad, so that's why I'm posting it here. First to see if anyone even likes the song, or sees the potential in it. Secondly, any tips/tricks/etc to make the mix/song sound better would be appreciated.


http://www.myspace.com/ourfriendsurrender

 

 

 

Which song? You have 4 of them. I'm listening to "In the Depths of Shadows" now. Starts out nice, sounds great. But then the snare comes in pretty loud and dry. You have guitars with quit a bit of reverb/echo and having dry drums sorta contradicts the spacey feel. As it gets louder, there's quite a bit of distortion. Make sure you're not getting distortion that's not supposed to be there when you're recording and keep your master level around -6 and never above 0.

 

I like the guitar work around 4:40. It's a long ass song and tests my patience a little, but after skipping ahead a little, you guys seem to mix it up pretty good and not just do the same thing for 6 minutes.

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Hi guys,

some feedback needed/pointers on a new song, Burn The Red City, in my sig.

 

1) Do you think the mid-section break, with just a cymbal and riff, should be twice as long, or do you think it's good to have a little break then straight back into chaos?

 

2) Have I made the best use of what I have? This was the first time I've used the firepod and cubase to record. This recording was the last one we'll do using POD and drum machine. I played everything and programmed the drums, even though we are a full band and play out, because it's been easier. I tried to place every part in the mix using decibel boosts and cuts, have i done ok on the levels? how could it have been done better?

 

Thank you very much if you care to listen and then, more importantly, leave some feedback!!

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Hi,


I recorded a few metal riffs I had come up with already some time ago.

Initially I wanted to play this at 200 BPM, but my right hand wouldn't let me, so I had to settle for 190BPM. I still think this would sound a lot better at 200BPM, but I will have to work my right hand up to that speed first.....


I know the drum programming still needs a lot of work (it's way too busy in some spots), and so does the mixing.


I'd appreciate any feedback on how to improve the mix/sound/or anything else.

Still a recording noob, so bear with me....


Here's the link:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=945046&songID=8390689


Thanks,

Lars

 

yikes this was posted aaaages ago. turned this into a full song yet? the guitars are BURIED!! don't be afraid to get the guitars out there up front, that's what it's all about, especially if you have a drum machine. really tight playing, double tracked? nice riffage, enjoyed it.

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