#1
We recorded this about a month ago and I've been working on it on and off since then. We're planning on releasing this as an EP/demo early next year.

I'm a bit stuck with the mix though. I've been listening to it for too long and would like to get some outside perspectives. I want to hear any and all opinions on the songwriting or mixing. I want to know what parts are crap and what parts could be improved.

https://soundcloud.com/llamahead/sets/llamahead-demo-mixes/
Last edited by LlamaShred at Dec 13, 2016,
#2
First thing that comes to mind after listening to first two songs: what are you using for a reference track(s)? I'd be surprised if the levels between the guitars and drums in your reference match what you have got going on in your tracks. Particularly in Something Better - if you are mixing this I have to wonder if you're the guitarist

The songs are fun but I think they could use the drive from the drums more.
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#3
I'm using a few different reference track, and you're right, the guitars a lot quieter than what I've got here. And you're right again, I am the guitarist I'll definitely have to be more mindful of that.

Cheers for the feedback!
#4
Rock on, that first song is cool. Nice vocal line, too fast to really take out any lyrics, especially with the vocal effects, but I like it. I feel the vocals are a bit too loud though. There is a good bopping rhythm there, it's cool but the guitar could be louder I feel, it'd pop a lot more.

Feel Alright sounds better. I like this one, drums are a little quiet, but I like the vocals again. Guitar solo was neat but I feel it would stick out better with a more dynamic sound. I like the slow down to the end. The phrase reminds me of the Stooges, I FEEL ALRIGHT x10000. Something Better is cool, a slower song. The melody didn't do a whole lot for me but it was fine riff wise. I like the soloing here. What I Know has a cool riff.

This is a decent listen, I don't much care for the vocal effects and the rhythm section could be pushed up a bit. I also feel the vocal melodies don't have a ton of variety, that part's tough I know! But still, I like the first song most.
#5
Llama,
Unless you recorded this all live, it sounds fairly muddy. If you recorded everything separately on a DAW, you might have a bit too reverb and/or delay on everything. Otherwise it sounds pretty good to me. I like the vocals (kind of reminds me of "Ca Plane Pour Moi" by Plastic Bertrand), and instrumentally it's fine. Please review my music at this link:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1715319
Last edited by aaron aardvark at Dec 16, 2016,