#1
This is my first shot at a recording.

SETUP:

Ibanez DT200 -> Behringer VTONE 15 watt -> Headphone out to Digital I/O on Soundblaster Audigy -> Audacity

It's not the most fancy setup, I know, and the amp is a little on the noisy side. Any tips as to improving sound quality with this rig are welcome. The sample I'm showing here is Instrumental Metal 1 on my page (the name of my "group" is Blaze of Glory). I came up with and recorded this in about ten minutes, so my playing is a little sloppy (okay, a lot sloppy) but this is mostly to crit my recording sound.

Helpful critique will lead to helpful critiques from me, thanks for your time!

http://www.soundclick.com/blazeofglory
Rig

Jackson DK2M -> ISP Decimator -> Peavey 6505 Combo
#2
that would make a kickass intro. it sounded pretty good and not really sloppy. just work with it a little and it will be a awesome song.i would love to hear anymore improvments u make to it


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#3
I think you use too much gain, but that might just be me. The build-up is pretty nice, but it goes on too long.. It misses a bit of drums. Just when I think the whole part is going to smash into me at full force, there's another build-up. After all the build-ups, the song really doesn't go anywhere. That's a real pity

I think you should make this song longer. Add more parts, more leads and give it a nice melody on top that flows into a solo. You should really hit a climax with this song, because this song is anticlimax to the max

Hope I'm not too bitchy. Care to crit mine? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=517182
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#4
Quote by elvenkindje
this song is anticlimax to the max


Yeah, it's more of a work in progress than anything, and the real purpose was to test my tone through the mentioned recording method. Thanks for the crit, I'm headed over to yours right now.
Rig

Jackson DK2M -> ISP Decimator -> Peavey 6505 Combo
#5
Welcome fellow Canadian!
To begin with. Turn down the Amplification a bit as it crackles a lot on my speakers (I used to record like that, but someone on this forum told me how to fix it and now I am spreading the wisdome to you )
The song itself is very cool. I like the riff and the P.M. Riffing.

I also listened to your other stuff. The Distortion test was my Fav!

Rock ON!


Crit Me? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8148862#post8148862
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Edited with Audacity & Adobe Audition 3
#6
Quote by starverse
Welcome fellow Canadian!
To begin with. Turn down the Amplification a bit as it crackles a lot on my speakers (I used to record like that, but someone on this forum told me how to fix it and now I am spreading the wisdome to you )
The song itself is very cool. I like the riff and the P.M. Riffing.

I also listened to your other stuff. The Distortion test was my Fav!

Rock ON!


Crit Me? https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8148862#post8148862


By this do you mean the volume of the amp, or the gain? It sounds fine on my speakers, no crackling. Hmmm...
Rig

Jackson DK2M -> ISP Decimator -> Peavey 6505 Combo
#7
wut volume do you record with the amp? also I bet the gain is maxed during this recording? 7-8.5 should be enough gain, anything much more than that and it looses its thickness.
#9
I liked it. Though you should lower the treble and raise the bass. And the rhythm was very nice though in my opinion, the solo maybe should be more melodic if it's a metal instrumental.
About hte sound quality, I really liked it. Maybe you should try this:
Connect your guitar to your pedal or distortion pedal, connect the pedal to the PC. Download NINJAM (It's a program that is to jam online. But it has also an awesome virtual effects processor). Make a server on your pc and connect to it. Then you just choose the effects that you want in the effects processor. It has an amp emulation effect that is VERY nice. I really like the Marshall JCM800 simulation, and you could add a compressor so the sound doesn't get distorted.

And please check mine: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8156517#post8156517
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#10
I agree with urik. Alot of guys think to get that great distortion, you gotta crank the gain to ten. This can't be any farther from the truth.
I use a POD XT Live, and when I got it I saw it had the Mesa series of amps and thought "Yeah, here comes the Metallica sound!!" My first mistake was cranking the gain. I actually found it works better in the 50-75% range.
If you have access to a downloading program (such as Limewire) try finding Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro 3. It's a bigger leauge recording program but VERY easy to use. You can record individual tracks and adjust the volume properties accordingly. Then you can bring that lead to the front.
This is good, man...I'm a Metallicat from the very beginning, and I like Megadeth too. I can hear alot of Mustaine in this. Get yourself a drummer and a bassist and make a real song out of it!!!!
#11
Thanks for the input about the gain. When my GT-8 comes (hopefully) tommorow, I'll be dialing in some new hi gain sounds and I'll keep what you guys said in mind. I'm keeping this idea up there for recording, maybe with some programmed drums and I do own a bass which I plan to plug in there to add some substance to the finished track.
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Jackson DK2M -> ISP Decimator -> Peavey 6505 Combo