#1
Pretty happy with this song. I'm working on the production of my songs at the moment to try and get the mixes a bit nicer. Guitar was recorded using a Mesa Dual Rectifier and an SM57. Drums are Drumkit from Hell. Bass is just a midi instrument for this one.

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#2
I'm not too terribly fond of your rhythm tone, I enjoy the piece however. Very good, the progression seems a little typical, generic, if anything still it works well. My main criticism is I feel your implement the, for lack of a better adjective, 'slow' drum part too much, in the beginning I felt it went on too long and shattered my expectations for some sick double-bass, but I was later satisfied. Well done! Keep jamming man,

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#4
What program did you use for the intro of that song? It was a nice touch. I liked your rhythm guitar tone, but to my ears I felt like your lead tone could have been warmer in places - maybe a little more reverb or delay? Otherwise I liked everything else. One thing that would have been cool is if you played with those 32nd(?) note kicks like at 0:50. I'm curious about how you set up your recording tracks for this (like with panning and etc.). Could you tell me a little about that? Overall, I enjoyed this.

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#5
Quote by DeathCube
Doubt you were going for any kind of buckethead style, but some parts reminded me of Albums like Inbred Mountain or Giant Robot.


ill be honest, ive never given buckethead a listen, despite hearing so much about him :P

Quote by Tnost
What program did you use for the intro of that song?

i use Garageband for all my recordings, including synth sounds (like the acoustic guiatr/strings in the intro)

Quote by Tnost
One thing that would have been cool is if you played with those 32nd(?) note kicks like at 0:50. I'm curious about how you set up your recording tracks for this (like with panning and etc.). Could you tell me a little about that?

how do you mean? that part i used 16th's on the bass drum, chugging the higher notes along with it. you mean if i altered the bass drum to 32nd's? that might be a tad too quick hahaha, itd be the same as 16ths at 240bpm :P

as for the panning, snare, cymbals, bass drum and hi hat are reasonably central in the mix, as are lead guitars. rhythm guitars are panned full left and right, and harmonised guitar parts are panned 75% each way. im still getting the hang on mixing and everything of course. ive just got some new studio monitors and theyre making things alot easier, but theres still work to be done

thanks guys!
#6
Quote by juzcook

how do you mean? that part i used 16th's on the bass drum, chugging the higher notes along with it. you mean if i altered the bass drum to 32nd's? that might be a tad too quick hahaha, itd be the same as 16ths at 240bpm :P


Ha, yeah. I am not sure what I was thinking about when I wrote that.

At first, it didn't sound like you were playing along with with the 16th kicks, but after listening again I can't tell if you are or aren't.

Oh by the way, I really like the riff at around 4:00.
#7
Interesting song. Kinda reminds be of arch enemy. I think some sweep picks in the first solo (1:30?) would sound crazy. Are there going to be any vocals? If you're into them, I think throwing in a small breakdown in the end would set off a pit.
#8
Quote by Triple111
Interesting song. Kinda reminds be of arch enemy. I think some sweep picks in the first solo (1:30?) would sound crazy. Are there going to be any vocals? If you're into them, I think throwing in a small breakdown in the end would set off a pit.


thanks man, the first solo is more a melody than a solo, to give some definition to that part of the chorus. yep, therell be vocals once i sort out band members middle of 2009. and breakdowns are something im trying to steer away from, because every band is doing them nowadays. and id rather standout than join the crowd :P dont get me wrong, they can really add a punch to a song, so if i use them, ill be trying to sue them a bit differently
#9
Sick stuff man, I'm totally down with the acoustic intro, you've got a very thrashy tone going on here (maybe a little thin for my tastes, but suit yourself). Killer playing though, love the drums!

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#10
i love the intro...is that on classical guitar? the intro of the electric guitars is sooo epic! i love the writing. it does clip quite a bit...you might need to rerecord. i also was displeased with your snare. too poppy for my tastes. imo you need a duller one for metal. guitar makes up for it though. i love this tune.,

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