I thought the vocals were great! Really fit the vibe of the song. The lyrics weren't bad either. I think the guitar could have been a little more present/louder. The leads sounded good, but the rhythm got a little drowned out.
Not bad! I liked the little ambient bit in the middle, and the lead before the outro breakdown was excellent. My only crictism is with the first parts of the song. Whilst technically proficient, not a whole lot stood out in them. A lead/synth/vocal would help make it a little more memorable.
The sound is definitely unique. I got a very industrial vibe from the track. I was waiting for some crunchy guitars/drums to come in for a final chorus, but you proceeded to dash any sense of expectation. Almost in a very "code orange" way. I dug that! I also liked how it ends on the fading drum loop. The synths are nicely arranged. I feel the chaotic part could have been more extreme; really build the layers synths and the vocals. The main vocal melody is sung really well. Interesting stuff!
Thanks! I'm a sucker for delay/reverb. They were programmed. I don't have the resources to record live drums, and my playing isn't really up to scratch for the guitar music I like to write. I'll give your track a suss.
Sounds pretty good for a demo. The vocals are great, and I second the "creep" Radiohead vibe. I like the synths that come in towards the end. The only gripe I have is with the distorted guitar; it obscures the vocals a little rather than supporting them. Overall pretty good though
My "as I listen comments": Nice Guitar tone, fits the vibe super well. Growled vocals are pretty neat, personally would have them a little brighter in the mix Solo is cool, could be slightly louder though Higher black metal styled vocals add to the variety Awesome tension building with the lower vocals Cymbals sound great, but the kick could be a little clearer
Overall, pretty neat! I found with my own mixes, the way to achieve more clarity is with low/high pass filtering. GHi / GLow are the free VST's I used for this. I legit only discovered this 20 mins ago, but give it a crack.
Hello UG! Not only did I not think that anyone would care about my procrastinatory songs, I didn't think anybody would actually like them! Now that exams are over, and I'm waiting for results/uni offers, I thought I'd try and develop some mixing skills. I took the file for Very Independent (the cleaner, math rock song) and fixed up the very rough mix a little. You can actually make out the parts now Let me know what you think!
I like the 70s/80s pop sound. The synths really suit it, and the change around 1:16 is pretty neat. The echo on the vocals is a little dramatic I think. It sounds fine when the distorted guitar kicks in, but in the intro part gets a little annoying. Overall though, the production is great.
aaron aardvark Yeah, it's a midi bass. I took the bass from GP6 and ran it through BIAS FX. I was trying to do something a little prog with this one. The looseness can be explained in that I recorded it in about an hour or two. Thanks for your kind words.
It's ok. I'd try and fix those recording issues. A decent mic and a working kit would definitely improve the overall sound (it lacks the punch needed for a rock track IMHO). The lyrics are fine, and the singing isn't that bad. A solid backing to sing over would probably also give you a bit more confidence.
I gave Subhuman a listen. It's pretty good! I wasn't sure what it was going to be like, but I liked the little punk tune it turned into. The chorus and bridge are solid, and I like your melodic vocals. The soloing is nicely done, and I like how the bass/riff has the little fills. That end minute and a half or so is excellent. Great work!
This so unlike what I'm familiar with, so I can only really hint at possible ideas. I'd be curious to hear what it sounds like with bass and drums. Maybe a piano as well. It would probably come out kind of bluesy I'd think (based of No Reprieve). The playing is pretty solid, although I think it could be mixed a little cleaner. It['s hard to make out the little nuances when there are both vocals and guitar. Overall, It's pretty interesting.
cobain42 Thanks! I didn't think the tone was anything special. I did have some kind of mathy influences going into this one. I wrote the main theme after playing FCPREMIX by The Fall of Troy in a different key. I'll give your song a listen now
Thanks! That song is 100% natural. I sat down with a guitar and wrote all the riffs in order haha. Mixing isn’t my greatest area, and clean guitars are easier to mix. I had more reverb before, but it got a bit messy I’m some of the faster parts
The instrumental is great! Awesome lead hooks, synths, and the lower vocals really suit it. Guitar tone could be slightly crunchier for my liking, but isn't bad. I read that you had a cold recording vocals, and that could explain the strange sounding mid vocals. Overall, a great tune though.
I like the quirky kind of lyrics (even if I disagree with the message they're saying haha.) The chord progression is neat (that change around 40 sec is cool), and the harmonica adds alot to the vibe. Mix wise, IMO the acoustic could be a tad lower and cleaner, with the vocals a bit more present (to make the vocals shine.) Otherwise, a neat little tune
lungfruit Cheers. I didn't have access to a real bass, so it's pretty dodgy MIDI bass. I took a clean WAV track from gp6, and ran it through BIAS FX for the bass tone. Drums are EZX Progressive, and the guitars are all my SG into BIAS FX (Orange model for rhythms, Marshall cleans, 5150 Leads.) I've never tried vocals myself tbh
Not usually my style, but I thought it was good. Really well produced, and that main synth line is pretty catchy. Vocals could have been slightly stronger in my opinion (as in pushed harder in the mix), with a little less reverb. Lyrics were a little difficult to make out, and they seemed to be a pretty key part of the song, that's all.
Not too sure if any vocals would suit it. Have a guess at the artists who inspired it. Wrote it all this morning, tracked it thoughout the day, uploading in the late afternoon. Let me know what you think
I'm not sure if this is any good. I went in with a few influences, but tried to make the end result unique. Tab isn't perfect by any means: I'd like to re-write the solo, and there are a few rhythmic/dynamic issues in some of the more complex parts, but it give a pretty accurate idea. Let me know what you think.
I've had some luck looking for vocalists here, so I thought i'd try again. I'm looking for an aggressive vocalist to perform over an original song of mine, It has a Code Orange like metal/hardcore sound to it. I'll attach the midi (from guitar pro) to this thread. I'll be recording my own guitars/bass and programming drums.