#1
Hi guys,

This is the first song me and my band, Offroad wrote in our first album, Getting Somewhere. I play lead guitar, and I am also doing vox, and drums (yes I know...) in this song but the recording in the link below doesn't have any yet cuz I havent recorded that. Anyways, I want to have some constructive criticism before I add more songs to the album. I know the drums are dry, the problem is we don't have a separate drummer yet (we're getting one tho), so I wrote and recorded separate drums and then mixed them into the song.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwa-HUl2yaDAV2tJNEZwZHgzVDQ/view?usp=sharing
#3
Quote by alexskarnikat
I like it. I feel like the main guitar line could use a touch of reverb to smooth it out a bit. All in all it's a good progression, I like the style you play in. I'd like to hear a version with the vox.

crit4crit? I'm in the alt.rock genre too.

https://soundcloud.com/alexskarnikat/wayside-demo



I like the song, but you sound like you increased the level of your guitar too much, so its kinda scratchy. This is only a problem if youre going for the clear sound, which I think you are, just judging from the song. Other than that though, its pretty good. By the way, we are looking to get our stuff out January 1st, 2016, so if you wanna check on Itunes then for Offroad, I'd love it if you supported us.
#4
I too feel like the main guitar had some excellent riffs but it sounded a little bit plain and rough without any reverb. Other than that I loved the interplay between the guitars and I think that a lively drum part (I was running through ideas in my head) would really bring this to life, I especially liked the chorus section. If this is one of your band's first tracks I'm very impressed with your talent and would like to see what could come of further development.

I too have a few tracks that are kind of incomplete due to lack of band members, but i'd like to know what you think (don't know if it's your style but still):
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1689067
#5
Quote by Serotonite
I too feel like the main guitar had some excellent riffs but it sounded a little bit plain and rough without any reverb. Other than that I loved the interplay between the guitars and I think that a lively drum part (I was running through ideas in my head) would really bring this to life, I especially liked the chorus section. If this is one of your band's first tracks I'm very impressed with your talent and would like to see what could come of further development.

I too have a few tracks that are kind of incomplete due to lack of band members, but i'd like to know what you think (don't know if it's your style but still):
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1689067


Please bro, everything is my style . I like it, it has a nice banjoey sound, but its on a guitar so it makes it kind of unique. And by the way, thanks for the compliments, I'm working on the drums (just got ezdrummer and drumagog), and also got nuendo so im working. If you want, we should have our first album out by January 1, 2016 on itunes, so I'd love it if you supported us. Anyways, I like the sound of your song (I listen to a wide variety of music), and i think it has a lot of potentional, i would say make the bassline like a polka kind of sound, and then have the drums do some open like jazzy almost sounding beat. I dont know what other instuments you want, but an accordian would be cool i think.
#7
Quote by jedke
Cool stuff, I agree with the above poster that the guitar could benefit from some reverb. Ialso feel like the one guitar hammering D to E is quite a bit flat, but I could be wrong. I groove the solo alot, overall I like this. Keep us posted when you got a vox version!

C4C
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33692232#post33692232



Yeah I know, this was a crappy recording, I didn't tune the guitars at all and its painfully obvious. Anyways, I'm improving the quality, but I have to redo the solo which was a spur of the moment thing, so it can never be replicated exactly.