Hey, I need some serious help trying to get the right sounds for each guitar in my band as at the moments from recordings we've heard, it sounds really muddy and just plain disgusting at times. Here are some recordings, both live and demos from studio. I really need your honest opinions here as people I've spoke to before have said it's fine but I know it's muddy and lacking attack.

Also, from recording, I hate the lead guitar riff in 'Butch Cassidy..' so yeah, I already know that needs fixing.


^Demos, free downloads

^In case you actually like us, we usually post updates and stuff on there

Thanks. Any questions about gear etc, just ask
Just listened to the clip of your track Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I think it's likely just an EQ problem. In fact they almost sound like they've gone through a lo pass filter. There's just a lot of lower mid-range frequencies and no hi-end. Something around 800-1000hz shouldn't interfere with the vocal as that area is usually brought down in the vocal EQ. Is this a self-made demo?
When altitude dropping, my ears started popping. One more red nightmare...
No, it was just done in a cheap demo. And I'm sorry, I'm not that great with the technical language, but adding a lot more treble would make it better, right?

EDIT: Cheap studio..
Last edited by badgers brow at Oct 21, 2011,
It's not that bad.

It is also very hard to tell. It sounds like the recording is done on whatever you used to film the songs with and the little built in mic's just don't pick everything up. Have a look at our website http://www.lemonrock.com/wetplaytime and listen to the difference in our live and 'studio' recordings. The bass for example is very light in the recording and disappears almost when the guitars start, but that may just be a function of the little mic's or even the room acoustics.

You also seem to be playing together a lot, even though two of the guitars are using different neck positions if you strum the same chords at the same time it all merges into one for the audience. You are a good enough band to add some light and shade to your songs. Use your rehearsal time for your guitarists to work out some counter rhythms and melodies to sneak into the songs. Not all the time but just a couple of bars here and there.

You could improve the mix and also use your amp settings to separate your tonal ranges but I think the answer is in the music.
Hmm maybe, I just feel it sounds way too muddy or involved at times. I'll give that a try though. Another idea was to be playing a synth line instead of one guitar at a high pass..