#1
Hi I've been recording my bands first song.
I've got a nice sound going at the moment but I was wondering if you guys could tell me if there's anything that needs improving on it.

This is just a section that I'm working on at the moment.(just guitars)
http://soundcloud.com/jamescox/song-1-verse-guitar-only
I've recording 4 tracks on this.

1. Hard left, guitar 1
2. Hard Right, guitar 1
3. 50% Left, guitar 2
4. 50% Right, guitar 2

Thanks for any help
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#3
It's pretty futile judging a single instrument by itself; it's all about how it fits in to the rest of your mix.
#4
Quote by Odirunn
It's pretty futile judging a single instrument by itself; it's all about how it fits in to the rest of your mix.


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#5
Quote by lockwolf
Quote by Odirunn
It's pretty futile judging a single instrument by itself; it's all about how it fits in to the rest of your mix.

This

That


But seriously, even listening to that I can tell you that the riff is kinda cool but there is nothing stand-out about the tone, and I doubt very much it would fit into a mix without a lot of tweaking. A secret to making guitars sit easily in a mix is to have one stand-out or focus part of the tone that gives the guitar its character, and allows it to find a space in the mix while still standing out rather than being buried. Your tone there is too flat and would require a lot of shaping to get it into the right ballpark.

I did like the riff though if that's any consolation, particularly the end bit with the lead over the top


Edit: Oh yeah, how to improve it. Well, without hearing the rest of the instruments none of us can tell you more than guessing/approximating based on what we think you'll want it to fit in with. I'd say it's a fair assumption that you could do with a rolled off low end, and more high end, perhaps a slight scoop to the midrange as well depending on how the bass guitar sounds.
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Last edited by DisarmGoliath at Aug 24, 2011,