#1
Hey guys so it's been a good while since I've posted. I'm just now getting back into the swing of things so I will be more and more over the coming months.

This is a song I co-wrote with my roommate it's kinda a traditional bluegrass tune but hopefully you guys like that stuff! I'd love to know what you guys thought. If you really dig it it's available for free download; it's called "Mary Lou"

https://honestjoe.bandcamp.com

Also if you really feel inclined give us a "like"!

https://www.facebook.com/HonestJoeMusic

Regards, Kevin
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Originally Posted by JAHellraiser
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#3
There isn't actually any guitar in this song, it's just banjo and mandolin I will review your music soon!
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Originally Posted by JAHellraiser
Go into Guitar Center and tell them you are willing to spend $3000 on as many Spider and MG half stacks as they can give you.
#4
Love the playing and the tune man!

The reverb sounds too..."in the box" the"pushing" of air as the individual banjo strings are plucked are too unnatural for a rootsy production such as this. It's expected of modern rock genres coz the reverb is absorbed into the other soundwalls (guitar, distorted bass) so it just contributes to the feeling.

But in this production...have you tried experimenting with an ambient mic in addition of closed micing or DI from the pickup?

Getting some distance in the miking of the banjo, mandolin, rootsy acoustic thing; I found that ambient condenser mics when placed properly really add a live feel (and if you are in a good room, some real reverb), which will be more intimate and "huggy".

Try it man
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#5
Quote by Ababil_Albarn
Love the playing and the tune man!

The reverb sounds too..."in the box" the"pushing" of air as the individual banjo strings are plucked are too unnatural for a rootsy production such as this. It's expected of modern rock genres coz the reverb is absorbed into the other soundwalls (guitar, distorted bass) so it just contributes to the feeling.

But in this production...have you tried experimenting with an ambient mic in addition of closed micing or DI from the pickup?

Getting some distance in the miking of the banjo, mandolin, rootsy acoustic thing; I found that ambient condenser mics when placed properly really add a live feel (and if you are in a good room, some real reverb), which will be more intimate and "huggy".

Try it man


The room we can record in is tiny and has a terrible flutter echo. Setting up a room mic in that space wouldn't sound so great. I'll see what I can do with the reverb problem to try and fix it. Maybe I'll try finding a new place to record! Thanks for the crit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAHellraiser
Go into Guitar Center and tell them you are willing to spend $3000 on as many Spider and MG half stacks as they can give you.
#6
Guys!

This is wonderful, I love your sound and the feel of the song. I think that songwriting and storytelling like this is completely lost in a lot of music today and you've created a song that, given some exposure could be really popular. You've gained a facebook friend! Thanks for sharing!
#7
Thank you very much Cados!
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAHellraiser
Go into Guitar Center and tell them you are willing to spend $3000 on as many Spider and MG half stacks as they can give you.