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Old 07-22-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Is this sound quality good enough for release?

Been recording a few of my songs recently for my EP. Just wanted to know if the sound quality is good enough for release. The song is not finished yet and I've re recorded it but as far as recording quality goes, this was one of the takes after full production.

https://soundcloud.com/domino21/mrs...inalmp3/s-YX9I8


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Old 07-22-2015, 03:15 PM   #2
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Nobody wants to download a mystery file from an unknown source to their computer. Post on Soundcloud or youtube instead for review.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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Didn't have to download it, yay. I think that the quality is pretty good, I've heard worse from full releases. Do you like it yourself? There's one track that's too low in the mix though imo, it's the more melodic guitar part that plays in the background. Just listen to it from a lot of different sources like car speakers or even your phone and decide if you like it yourself. But I didn't notice any huge flaws at least, it was pretty well balanced.

^@Cajun, worked for me without download as stated, but I agree that youtube or soundcloud would be more desirable.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:24 PM   #4
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Nobody wants to download a mystery file from an unknown source to their computer. Post on Soundcloud or youtube instead for review.


Edited in a soundcloud link.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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Didn't have to download it, yay. I think that the quality is pretty good, I've heard worse from full releases. Do you like it yourself? There's one track that's too low in the mix though imo, it's the more melodic guitar part that plays in the background. Just listen to it from a lot of different sources like car speakers or even your phone and decide if you like it yourself. But I didn't notice any huge flaws at least, it was pretty well balanced.

^@Cajun, worked for me without download as stated, but I agree that youtube or soundcloud would be more desirable.


I do like it myself. Although I decided to re record as I wasn't happy with some of the vocals in places. Also the electric mandolin that you mentioned is too quiet!
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:29 PM   #6
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Oh, it was a mandolin I guess proves that it was too quiet. And yes, I think that the vocals weren't the best at places, but decided not to mention it as you didn't ask for that kind of advice. They were mixed well though.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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Oh, it was a mandolin I guess proves that it was too quiet. And yes, I think that the vocals weren't the best at places, but decided not to mention it as you didn't ask for that kind of advice. They were mixed well though.


Yeah indeed a mandolin. Yep, I quite agree,
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:25 PM   #8
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I'd suggest you take it in a studio to mix and master...there's just a lack of luster and some vocal tuning that I think can help the song along.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:30 PM   #9
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In answer to your question, in my opinion, no.

The singing is not in tune.The guitar is too dull. The stereo is all over the place. The timing of the strumming is not precise enough. The mandolin? is not sync'd very well.

Having said that, I'd heard worse.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:44 PM   #10
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I don't actually produce the songs. I get a friend too who has the equipment. Studios are just too expensive for me at the moment. I'm going to see how the re recorded one sounds before I make a decision, but thanks for all the replies.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:54 PM   #11
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@Dominic - you definitely need a lot more polish. Better produced vocals, better recorded vocals and instrument and some room reverb, or wideness to the sound. You could you a professional touch on this, for now it just sounds like bedroom demo.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:24 AM   #12
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It's a nice demo that will get you pub gigs. Now take it into a pro studio and create something amazing that will sell.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:11 AM   #13
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Thank you all for the replies. What I'm going to do is release the songs which have been produced as official demos and at a later date, go to a studio and get the EP done professionally.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:20 AM   #14
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I'm listening on shitty headphones and it sounds great
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