#1
Hey guys just wanted to get some opinions on some new tracks i've written for a new band, composition wise, mix wise etc. Always good to get an unbiased 3rd party opinion

All feedback welcome!

Gold (But Not Old) - https://db.tt/91iH3omC
Michael F Smith Doesn't Even Lift - https://db.tt/VlYmZOay
"New song" - https://db.tt/nzQdYYYD
Stargazers - https://db.tt/2NT3BOyN
Last edited by AxSilentxLine at Jun 23, 2014,
#2
Awesome playing. \m/

You've got some great songs here. I really dig a lot of the riffs and the songs themselves never get boring. They're very cohesive and I like that you try to maintain a sense of melody even during the heaviest sections. I also thought the effects/sounds you added in "New Song" were pretty cool. I feel like these songs would be really fun to play.

The overall production is quite good in my opinion. I like the guitar tones especially. However (and this applies to all of the songs), the cymbals seem overly bright and inconsistent at times. By inconsistent, I mean they sometimes sound as if they get cut off unnaturally when they should be resonating (a good example of this would be at around 3:25 in Stargazers). Though if this is intentional then you may disregard that point. Also, the mix itself sounds a bit thin. Maybe more bass would help it sound more "full"?

Other than those small things, I thought you did a great job. I look forward to hearing more.
#3
Quote by ImpulsiveDesign
Awesome playing. \m/

You've got some great songs here. I really dig a lot of the riffs and the songs themselves never get boring. They're very cohesive and I like that you try to maintain a sense of melody even during the heaviest sections. I also thought the effects/sounds you added in "New Song" were pretty cool. I feel like these songs would be really fun to play.

The overall production is quite good in my opinion. I like the guitar tones especially. However (and this applies to all of the songs), the cymbals seem overly bright and inconsistent at times. By inconsistent, I mean they sometimes sound as if they get cut off unnaturally when they should be resonating (a good example of this would be at around 3:25 in Stargazers). Though if this is intentional then you may disregard that point. Also, the mix itself sounds a bit thin. Maybe more bass would help it sound more "full"?

Other than those small things, I thought you did a great job. I look forward to hearing more.


Thanks for the feedback! The cymbals is the one thing i've been struggling with actually. I'm using Superior Drummer and i'm having trouble balancing the transients. I think i'm gonna remove all the effects and start over my processing chain is probably over complex.

In terms of the mix being thin the bass is pretty loud but i've eq'd it to blend with and compliment the guitar tone, I just had a breakthrough last night with learning how to sidechain compress my kick and snare (late to the party I know lol) so i've been able to bring the bass guitar up in the mix a lot in "new song" but i'm yet to apply this to the other tracks.
Last edited by AxSilentxLine at Jun 23, 2014,
#4
Ax,
After the intro, I was expecting growling/screaming, so I was glad the vocals were relatively melodic (good), even if the lyrics were a bit naughty for my taste, though not unusual for the genre. Audio quality is good. Melodies are good, as are the tight guitar & drum playing. Good job. Please review my music at this link:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1647802