#1
Alright! So I finally bought a SM57 and this is my first song recorded with the new setup!

(http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/TacoSaladMan/music/play863794)

It's pretty short, more for testing out the new setup than songwriting. There's no bass track because, again, it for testing the new setup. So, tell me what you think of the recording, mixing, playing, ect. To really hear the difference between this one and my previous setup, listen to this one first (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/TacoSaladMan/music/play835829), and then my new one (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/TacoSaladMan/music/play863794).

P.S.
Just did a remixed and remastered version!

(http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/TacoSaladMan/music/play864098)
Last edited by TacoSaladMan at Jul 11, 2010,
#2
That intro riff sounds like a cross between Pantera and Symphony X. I have suggestion to make and that is to sustain the last note in the ascending riff that starts at 24 sec. The muting of that note seems kinda awkward. All in all good song though.
#3
Nice intro. The next riff is a little weird, it sounds too much like you're doing scale runs. You've got some decent tone on this. I like the Michael Romeo style taps. I think the leads could use some reverb, they sound a little dry. Not really much else to say. Keep up the good work.

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#4
I like the riffs, except for that muted note integral mentioned. Some sustain there would be great. The solos/melodies are good too, but sound a bit dry. The drums are pretty cool too, they sorta go the way I expect them to when I listen :P Keep 'em coming

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#5
Quote by integralbirth
That intro riff sounds like a cross between Pantera and Symphony X. I have suggestion to make and that is to sustain the last note in the ascending riff that starts at 24 sec. The muting of that note seems kinda awkward. All in all good song though.
Yeah, that note definitely does need to be let ring out.
Quote by pkgitar
I like the riffs, except for that muted note integral mentioned. Some sustain there would be great. The solos/melodies are good too, but sound a bit dry. The drums are pretty cool too, they sorta go the way I expect them to when I listen :P Keep 'em coming
I really haven't used more effects on my lead parts than my rhythms ever. But I'll totally start experimenting with that for my next piece.
Quote by RisingForce1990
Nice intro. The next riff is a little weird, it sounds too much like you're doing scale runs. You've got some decent tone on this. I like the Michael Romeo style taps. I think the leads could use some reverb, they sound a little dry. Not really much else to say. Keep up the good work.
The second riff in there is actually inspired by a part out of one of the last movements of Beethoven's 5th. But, yeah, it's pretty much scale runs.

Thanks so much for all the crits guys! I could probably do a re-release of it with all this input.
#6
I thought the tapping part was really cool and the drums were programmed quite well. The things I didn't like were the scale run things. They just sound like practice exercises and not as if you were writing a song... they conflict quite badly with the faster parts of the song which are better and I think they could be changed to make it more flowing. Cheers for the crit by the way
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#7
Hey just uploaded a remastered version of the song with some edits!

(http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/TacoSaladMan/music/play864098)

Quote by isabiggles
I thought the tapping part was really cool and the drums were programmed quite well. The things I didn't like were the scale run things. They just sound like practice exercises and not as if you were writing a song... they conflict quite badly with the faster parts of the song which are better and I think they could be changed to make it more flowing. Cheers for the crit by the way
Thanks, man! I actually like the scaling part and I think it contrasts the main riff quite well, but to each their own Thanks again for the crit!
#8
Sounds pretty cool. But for an SM-57 it sounds rather thin. Have you tried double tracking it and adding a bass guitar into the mix? But it's very clear, you played it pretty awesome.



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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=24654179#post24654179
#9
Quote by ethan_hanus
Sounds pretty cool. But for an SM-57 it sounds rather thin. Have you tried double tracking it and adding a bass guitar into the mix? But it's very clear, you played it pretty awesome.

Yeah, for any future stuff I do with the new setup I'll definitely be adding bass to the mix. Thanks for the review!
#10
Cool composition, leads do sound a little dry and you need some compression on those to bring up some of those quiet notes. Not a fan of the tone, needs more high end and it sounds muffled or something. Maybe a bit more gain would help too. The bass was a little high in the mix, but it sounded kind of cool, although I still think you should bring that down a few dBs. Overall good and thanks for the crit.