salamander121
Drummer
Join date: Jun 2008
1,826 IQ
#1
Hey all,

I feel I'm slowly on the right track when it comes to mastering in particular and with this song I think I've managed to get everything clear and at a good level - just wanting to know if anything sticks out too much in the recording etc.

Besides that any comments would be cool and of course will be returned!

https://soundcloud.com/finlay-cable/look-right-through-me
robo37
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2008
1,507 IQ
#2
A bit on the basic side but it has a really nice industrial sound, and I mean REALLY nice, and the lyrics and singing style work really well, and then that bit at the end sounds rather beautiful too.

*clicks replay button*
Zerath
Tab Contributor
Join date: Aug 2008
1,022 IQ
#3
Nice song dude! I feel like the guitars would need som more punch to them and the drums are a tiny bit low in the mix. Other than that its pretty good.
DancesWithSheep
Muchacho Moderno
Join date: Dec 2012
114 IQ
#4
I fancy myself as more of a songwriter than a production/guitar player freak. No two people would ever do the final mix the same....

Anyways, I like the song. You have a naturally good voice, don't be shy - nail the bitch!

There are a million guitar players better than me and you, the key is the ability to write complete cohesive songs. You are on your way with this.

Keep on playin' and give a listen to mine if you have a sec.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1580347

Thanks for sharing!

DWS
Last edited by DancesWithSheep at Jan 3, 2013,
zymn
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2009
653 IQ
#6
It all sounds pretty great, except the rhythm guitar seems a little too loud over everything else in some places. Good job on vocals though. I dig it.
CarsickPhil
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2011
208 IQ
#7
Dear Salamander
Great song - good composition and well performed on all fronts. Like the others I'd take the rhythm guitar down a little. This also might take out some of the clipping in the mix, which I think I can hear in the peaks but I'm not sure (beyond the clearly intended distortions). Impressed. A really professional job.
All the best
Phil
dmitry.gubsky
Discipline me more!
Join date: Feb 2011
153 IQ
#8
Quote by salamander121
Hey all,

I feel I'm slowly on the right track when it comes to mastering in particular and with this song I think I've managed to get everything clear and at a good level - just wanting to know if anything sticks out too much in the recording etc.

Besides that any comments would be cool and of course will be returned!

https://soundcloud.com/finlay-cable/look-right-through-me


Hi, cool song, really good production, but, for my ear, distorted drums have a lot of highs, and sound a little fizzy at high end. Btw, are you using fuzz on guitars?
salamander121
Drummer
Join date: Jun 2008
1,826 IQ
#10
Quote by dmitry.gubsky
Hi, cool song, really good production, but, for my ear, distorted drums have a lot of highs, and sound a little fizzy at high end. Btw, are you using fuzz on guitars?


Thanks man - yeah, struggled to bring the drums through so I raised the highs a bit but I prolly should have notched the high mids a bit more! For guitar I was trying to go for the kind of sound NIN have in Hand That Feeds.
Wattsbo
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2010
120 IQ
#11
Sorry about taking so long to crit you back! I was busy and forgot to check for replies! Thanks for the feedback!

Anyway, your song sounds fantastic, I might turn down the treble a little bit on the drums, but this is actually really good. I might bring the vocals up a bit, you have a good voice, and the guitar sort of drowns them out in some places. The part beginning 75% of the way through is awesome! Keep it up man, I'm digging it.