#1
Hi Guys!

Please can you take a listen to my new project, a metal band from surrey, The Redeemed.

Take a listen to the song FORSAKE ME and give me some feedback regarding production, arrangement, and general good/shitness of the whole thing!!

I am new to 'producing' and this is my second attempt at doing everything from recording and mixing.

im not sure of the best way for you guys to hear it so ill post a few links for you:

http://soundcloud.com/anthony-wiseman/forsake-me
http://www.reverbnation.com/theredeemednoise
https://www.facebook.com/theredeemednoise
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/%2AMoney4Nothing%2A/

i look forward to your feedback and post me some links and i will gladly C4C and give you some of my thoughts

thanks! \m/
#2
This song was pretty good imo. You guys did a really good job making sure everything flowed and complemented the song. The Rhythm does a great job, it uses chords but doesn't stay to simple. I would say to make the vocals a bit louder though. The guitars are the louder and it makes it kind of hard to listen to the vocalist when he's being overshadowed by the guitars. If you could fix that, this song would be great
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#3
Hey man, pretty good song, I like the riffs in particular, the leads fit really well and make for an ineresting listen. The harsh vocals are good, I wasn't particularly keen on the clean vocals but they're just not my cup of tea, not to say they were bad in any way. In terms of production, the whole thing sounded a little bit "muffled", lhowever considering it's only your second attempt it's great my seond attempt at recording was a lot worse than that haha. The vocals sounded good, the guitar tone could have been a little better and I feel the drums were a little too low accross the board, especially the cymbals at times, but if you ignore that it's a great demo track man

c4c? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=29219064#post29219064
#4
Vocals need to be louder in the mix. I'd throw in a little reverb on the screams too, just to give it a bit more 'presence' in the mix. Great riffs, nice playing. Drums sound a little odd. Played well, but the mix of it sounds odd to me. Maybe it's just me though. Really great song. The cleans would sound better with a little bit of delay thrown over them, in my opinion. I really like this. Drums seem like they could use more 'punch' to them though.

C4C?
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1523148
#5
Needs re-recording to be honest. The rhythm on the guitar gets a bit sloppy in the beginning riff in parts, and when the drums come in there's a sort of rhythmic lapse where the guitar goes completely out of time, stops for a second, figures out where it is, and carries on again. These are the sort of things you want to miss out of a final mix.

In terms of mixing the stereo was a bit weak. That guitar definitely wants double tracking, one in the left, one in the right, leave some space for everything else, and thicken up the mix a lot. I also think much of the instrumentation is just too thin. Sounds like the guitar and snare have a high-pass filter set way too high. The kick was thin and weak, give that thing some more bottom end. It's possible to make it clicky as I assume was intended without it sounding empty and disappearing into the mix. The bass lacked a bit of definition.

Not sure what to say about the vocals. Completely not my thing at all, but listening to them it's quite evident that the vocalist might want to take a few lessons or something. I'm by no means a singer myself, but they came across as weak to my ears, struggling to hold notes and such.

Of course that's all just my opinion, over-all it's certainly not a bad effort and I've heard much worse, the arrangement was pretty good (I'd get the drummer to lay off the toms a bit though).
#6
Quote by shunks
I would say to make the vocals a bit louder though. The guitars are the louder and it makes it kind of hard to listen to the vocalist when he's being overshadowed by the guitars.


thanks for that, i am actually a guitarist so i guess i subconsciously made my instrument the loudest, i will lower the guitars and train my ears to not be so biased!

Quote by \m/Gaz
In terms of production, the whole thing sounded a little bit "muffled"
the guitar tone could have been a little better


sorry for the nooby question but how would you go about 'un-mufferly' a mix? playing tighter would help, is there anything EQ wise you can do?

Quote by Harlot Hero
Drums sound a little odd. Drums seem like they could use more 'punch' to them though.


i couldnt get the snare to sound right, the rest i think i am happy with but the snare was driving me mad! in what way would you add 'punch' to the drums?

thanks for all your replies!