#1
Been recording a few of my songs recently for my EP. Just wanted to know if the sound quality is good enough for release. The song is not finished yet and I've re recorded it but as far as recording quality goes, this was one of the takes after full production.

https://soundcloud.com/domino21/mrs-riverside-finalmp3/s-YX9I8


Thank you for any feedback.
Last edited by dominicmilham at Jul 22, 2015,
#2
Nobody wants to download a mystery file from an unknown source to their computer. Post on Soundcloud or youtube instead for review.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#3
Didn't have to download it, yay. I think that the quality is pretty good, I've heard worse from full releases. Do you like it yourself? There's one track that's too low in the mix though imo, it's the more melodic guitar part that plays in the background. Just listen to it from a lot of different sources like car speakers or even your phone and decide if you like it yourself. But I didn't notice any huge flaws at least, it was pretty well balanced.

^@Cajun, worked for me without download as stated, but I agree that youtube or soundcloud would be more desirable.
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Last edited by Kevätuhri at Jul 22, 2015,
#4
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Nobody wants to download a mystery file from an unknown source to their computer. Post on Soundcloud or youtube instead for review.


Edited in a soundcloud link.
#5
Quote by Kevätuhri
Didn't have to download it, yay. I think that the quality is pretty good, I've heard worse from full releases. Do you like it yourself? There's one track that's too low in the mix though imo, it's the more melodic guitar part that plays in the background. Just listen to it from a lot of different sources like car speakers or even your phone and decide if you like it yourself. But I didn't notice any huge flaws at least, it was pretty well balanced.

^@Cajun, worked for me without download as stated, but I agree that youtube or soundcloud would be more desirable.


I do like it myself. Although I decided to re record as I wasn't happy with some of the vocals in places. Also the electric mandolin that you mentioned is too quiet!
#6
Oh, it was a mandolin I guess proves that it was too quiet. And yes, I think that the vocals weren't the best at places, but decided not to mention it as you didn't ask for that kind of advice. They were mixed well though.
Quote by Jet Penguin
Theory: Not rules, just tools.

Quote by Hail
*note that by fan i mean that guy who wants his friends to know he knows this totally obscure hip band that only he knows about with 236 views on youtube. lookin' at Kev here
#7
Quote by Kevätuhri
Oh, it was a mandolin I guess proves that it was too quiet. And yes, I think that the vocals weren't the best at places, but decided not to mention it as you didn't ask for that kind of advice. They were mixed well though.


Yeah indeed a mandolin. Yep, I quite agree,
#9
In answer to your question, in my opinion, no.

The singing is not in tune.The guitar is too dull. The stereo is all over the place. The timing of the strumming is not precise enough. The mandolin? is not sync'd very well.

Having said that, I'd heard worse.
#10
I don't actually produce the songs. I get a friend too who has the equipment. Studios are just too expensive for me at the moment. I'm going to see how the re recorded one sounds before I make a decision, but thanks for all the replies.
#11
@Dominic - you definitely need a lot more polish. Better produced vocals, better recorded vocals and instrument and some room reverb, or wideness to the sound. You could you a professional touch on this, for now it just sounds like bedroom demo.
#12
It's a nice demo that will get you pub gigs. Now take it into a pro studio and create something amazing that will sell.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#13
Thank you all for the replies. What I'm going to do is release the songs which have been produced as official demos and at a later date, go to a studio and get the EP done professionally.