#1
This is Liferider, the 3rd in a trilogy of my slightly older (2010) metal instrumentals I've reworked.

I had some trouble with the sound. Production isn't the part I enjoy most about making music!

Still, I'd appreciate comments - especially about the music more than the sound - and will offer a comment-for-comment reply. Thanks for listening.

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#3
It's pretty good, gets a bit repetitive, and lacks a whole lot of low end...sounds almost too saturated, kinda giving it a funny sound. Drums sound pretty decently programed, gives me a 80's hair metal vibe. Try less gain, and you'll prolly get some crunch back in your power chords.


Crit mine? You might have to turn it up, I don't compress my stuff much.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=28056209#post28056209
#4
It's pretty cool, kinda catchy. The second half of the song, being from when the first solo comes in is better than the first. The first half isn't the most interesting, especially being an instrumental. Wasn't a fan of some of the chord choices and sequences. It was a bit 50 50, like, I liked it for a moment then disliked it a second later. The solos are alright, not very original but they worked well. The section linking the two solos was cool though. As for the production, it's not bad actually, but yeah of course it can be better. I'm in the same boat as you really, I really don't know how to make better guitar tones and all that.

c4c? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1476886
#5
The song is pretty cool, the riffs are catchy and it has a pretty broad appeal to a wider audience. Honestly, this could easily be more of an alternative/hard rock song, I could see something like this getting radio play because it's not super heavy, but still has the potential to pack some punch. It does become a bit repetitive, but I see where you were going with it, and with some vocals on there, that repetitive feel will be completely gone. It's a nice building point for vocals because the guitar is not overly complicated, thus vocal melodies could easily be written over it. Overall, I like it!

As far as the mix goes, the guitars are pretty clear, which is a nice change from some of the stuff I hear on here. The drums sound like Guitar Pro? Very fake sounding, you should try exporting the MIDI and running some real samples over it if you don't have a drum program. Search Google for a free drum sequencer or something, I'm sure you can find a decent sounding one. The track is lacking lowend like Ethan said, but I assume that's because you're using programmed bass too? It sits too closely in the guitar's spectrum that it's not giving much lowend.


C4C?

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#6
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The drums sound like Guitar Pro? Very fake sounding, you should try exporting the MIDI and running some real samples over it if you don't have a drum program. Search Google for a free drum sequencer or something, I'm sure you can find a decent sounding one.


Yes, they're Guitar Pro.

I would LOVE to get a better drum sound, and others have suggested programs but I just haven't got a clue how to do it.

If I'm understanding you correctly, I can export the drum pattern as MIDI from Guitar Pro and import that into something better, which will play it automatically? Is that all there is to it, or will I have to program anything? I've never used MIDI.
#7
Pretty cools o far. I'm going to crit as I listen:
-Hihat sounds too loud in the beginning.
-Drums a bit to loud, a bit hard to hear the riff at times.
-Cool song so far, I like it.
-It kind of gets repetitive after a while, I think there should be more structure to the song, like, have different sections which are distinct, rather than having a continuous guitar solo throughout the whole song.

Otherwise, you did a good job.

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#8
THe entire time the track was playing, I kept thinking "Ratt, Ratt, Ratt...". No idea why. It has a classic feel to it. Really good guitar-work, but the track does get a bit repetitive at times. Catchy riffs, good tone, cool track. The other posters got everything else. Has a bit of a hair metal vibe going on.

C4C?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1476579
#9
That would be a good idea!
Last edited by megaduu at Sep 7, 2011,