#1
Hey guys! This is my first riff posting on UG, I'm just looking for criticism on all grounds, the mix, the playing, everything.

Please check it out: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/DakoRob/music/all/play839739

Look forward to reading comments!


Oh yeah, and my setup is a Kustom Dart 10FX 25w amp (My first amp) lineout'd directly into my sound card, so the quality isn't the greatest, but i think its decent.

Also, I use Reaper and love it (because its still free for me )

Edit: Hang in there! There is a solo :P
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

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Last edited by DakoRob at May 21, 2010,
#2
really unoriginal and boring, timing is terrible, i'd say give up guitar and learn piano instead.

on the contrary +1 for using reaper, its the best.
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#3
haha, harsh bro, its just my 2nd year playing?
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

Got Djent?
#4
Quote by DakoRob
haha, harsh bro, its just my 2nd year playing?


I wouldn't use that as an excuse, the other guitarist in my band has been playing a little over 2 years and shreds for how long he's been playing.
#5
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I wouldn't use that as an excuse, the other guitarist in my band has been playing a little over 2 years and shreds for how long he's been playing.



i recognize this, I'm sure it would be agreed that I'm much better than the recording if you played with me irl.

I just recorded this tonight because I was bored, then decided to put it on UG and see wtf would happen, so I haven't invested more than an hour in this sample. So please, judge the sample and not me.

and yeah, ur right matt, timing is a bit off.
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
Avatar contemporary 2x12 (Celestion v30's)
Peavey Vypyr 15w (Fantastic Practice Amp!!!)

Got Djent?
#6
Quote by DakoRob
i recognize this, I'm sure it would be agreed that I'm much better than the recording if you played with me irl.

I just recorded this tonight because I was bored, then decided to put it on UG and see wtf would happen, so I haven't invested more than an hour in this sample. So please, judge the sample and not me.

and yeah, ur right matt, timing is a bit off.


Well it seemed like you were using that as an excuse against the things Matt said, that's all.
#7
the guitar tone was kind of bad. I fle tlike it was too much distortion or something, it just didn't work
#8
Back off the distortion so it's not so fuzzy and try to stay off that certain scale, as using only that scale will make your song seem generic. Around :58 make sure that your lead over the breakdown does not waver too much (not as in vibrato, possibly as in you might not be holding down the fret hard enough when the note is ringing out?)

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#9
Quote by DakoRob
haha, harsh bro, its just my 2nd year playing?


The amount of time you've played doesn't prove anything. I was better than what you have on your profile within my first few months.

Everyone learns at their own level. Some people catch on super fast and have it come natural while others take much much more time. Not to mention the amount of time each person puts into it will differ.

And your tone sounds like the equivalent of just a preamp. The harsh thin fuzzy sound. Just ew ew ew ew.

You'd have a better sound if you used a crappy usb mic in front of your amp.
#10
Well we're all self proclaimed tone gods aren't we. I'm almost certain this kid is getting ripped on because it was posted with "metalcore" in the title. He's trying to make some music guys, lets just cut him some slack.

As for my take on it. Keep playing and recording, i have lost count of the amount of guitar players that have come into my studio and have little to no experience using DAWs or click tracks or even the concept of a scratch track(discrimination is bad for building clientele).

Its not very creative. It does not sound great. However i feel you have great potential. Keep At it.
#11
Since when was metalcore supposed to be original?

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#12
My advice. Ignore any rude comments and keep working at it. Everyone learns at their own speed so don't give up when you see someone else who seems better than you even though you've been at it longer than they have. Also, I learned pretty quick that trying to showcase riffs/songs w/only guitar tracks and no drums or band behind it to other people usually, at best , generates a fake smile and a "yeah, thats pretty cool" response even though you can easily tell that they could give a crap less. As an artist/musician you want to convey your song/riff ideas as best as possible so that the listener can connect and be motivated to hit rewind and listen to your song again. This IMO is not possible without, at the bare minimum, drums to create the rhythmic foundation for the song/riff. In other genres you could get away w/just the guitars like folk/country, but not metal.

Here's a couple tips for ya

Since you're using reaper I would suggest looking into VST drum plugins (like EZdrummer, Steven Slate Drums, Superior, BFD, etc.) and program some simple drum tracks to your riffs.

For guitar tone check out Dream Pin's post on here about using VST amp simualtion and impulses @ https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1131250

And always practice/play w/a metronome

that's my two cents anyway