#1
Hi all,

I'd appreciate some feedback on this latest song, which is a rework of a previous recording:

https://rowanelowe.bandcamp.com/track/wide-open

I think I'm starting to get a good sound. There are the usual performance issues (especially from a drumming perspective), and the chorus always reminded me of Creed haha. Still, I always kind of liked this one and I'm digging the upgraded recording.

I'll be sure to get around to commenting on your work asap. Thanks!
#3
Guitars sound good, what did you use to record them? The mix is pretty balanced, drums could be tighter as you said, but keep it up and they will. I kind of miss some of the high end on guitars, but they sound pretty tight as they are. I enjoyed it, do you have lyrics for it? I'd be glad if you could check this out!
Last edited by Painkiller94 at Nov 12, 2014,
#7
Hey guys,

Thanks for the comments!

aaron aardvark: Dunno, Creed seem like a pre-Nickelback but I think it's mostly due to their self-seriousness. I think most would agree the songwriting of Tremonti and crew was fairly inscrutable, though.

Painkiller: Thanks! I don't get fancy with mics, so I just plugged my Marshall head's emulator line into Reaper and used a Metal Muff for distortion. The drums are always a struggle for me, but I enjoy progressing on them as I push myself with the songs. I don't have lyrics, because I'm (so far) incapable of crafting or executing a melodic vocal line, but we'll see what happens.

Visceration: I thought I'd mixed the bass toward the forefront, but maybe that's just my speaker system. I'm tempted to add some gain to dirty it up a bit, though.
#8
I think that there are some timing issues here and there. People tell me I'm really sensitive to timing though.

I like the guitars, and the drums are mixed well. I like the chord changes, you've got some cool chords and licks in there. Are you playing both parts? If so, cool. You're good on both instruments. I can't hear much bass though.

I think that it's a great foundation for a cool song but it definitely is crying out for vocals.


If you get stuck for lyrics Just PM me the structure and I'll happily have a go at writing some lyrics for you. I like doing stuff like that.

Here's my song, check it out if you get a minute.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33071668#post33071668
#9
Thanks for the offer! I'm going to play around with vocal lines to see what might mesh. Yes, I'm playing the guitar/bass/drums. However, I'm trying to get more proficient with Hydrogen because, as fun as drums can be to play, I am very inconsistent. I have a friend who I send tracks to so he can add drums, though. Hopefully he'll take a stab at this one soon. Here's one we worked on together:
https://soundcloud.com/rowanelowe/driftwood-fixed