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james90
17-06-2012, 10:13 PM
James, is that backing track the same as mine?

And awesome tone.

Thanks, I'm pretty impressed by these speaker simulators. Highly recommended. Can't go wrong. etc

Only thing is that the amp sounds NOTHING like that in real life!

and yeah, I think. I got that one off muselive from what I remember.

Dave
17-06-2012, 10:14 PM
Think i misunderstood??.

This thread was made a while ago so really we've just been ignoring the first post as most of us aren't in full time/serious bands ;)

IntelligentAl
18-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Yep, much better than that The Toneants shit that flooded this thread..

Rude.

Lord MFC
18-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Rude.

Like you have never been rude on this website :chuckle:

bucket_
18-06-2012, 05:51 PM
Rude.

The fuck are you?

IntelligentAl
18-06-2012, 06:13 PM
Like you have never been rude on this website :chuckle:

Go and fuck yourself?

The fuck are you?

Go and fuck yourself?

Dave
18-06-2012, 06:16 PM
http://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/domic-pls/s-mrIyN
Dom's birthday song, its improv. therefore its rubbish :awesome:

Lord MFC
18-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Go and fuck yourself?



Go and fuck yourself?

Woah

james90
18-06-2012, 06:27 PM
http://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/domic-pls/s-mrIyN
Dom's birthday song, its improv. therefore its rubbish :awesome:

what are the lyrics? and more importantly, tabs? :awesome:

Crowella
19-06-2012, 02:46 AM
Rude.

Probably.

Dave
19-06-2012, 08:26 AM
what are the lyrics? and more importantly, tabs? :awesome:

Dominic its your birthday. The music and lyrics are both improv. so I'm probably going out of tune at an enormous rate. Still doesn't take away from the fact its your birthday.
I can call you goat-man because now you are 18, you're goat-man. Dominic please.....

Music wise I don't know how to play piano, I just know some shapes which sound good plus its badly out of tune :LOL:

Lord MFC
25-06-2012, 04:49 PM
Just finished recording this demo of our new song. Rough instrumental only atm - by no means a completed song yet. The tone sounds a lot better live - I cant seem to get a good recording with this karaoke mic:

http://soundcloud.com/blockade-2/dont-shoot-the-messenger-rough


If you're wondering about the count-in right at the end, it's because live we go straight into another one of our songs, here's a really rough recording of that:

http://soundcloud.com/blockade-2/destroy-the-killer

bucket_
25-06-2012, 05:17 PM
Just finished recording this demo of our new song. Rough instrumental only atm - by no means a completed song yet. The tone sounds a lot better live - I cant seem to get a good recording with this karaoke mic:

http://soundcloud.com/blockade-2/dont-shoot-the-messenger-rough


If you're wondering about the count-in right at the end, it's because live we go straight into another one of our songs, here's a really rough recording of that:

http://soundcloud.com/blockade-2/destroy-the-killer

Sososo Musey. Tight drummer though! Also, that little riff that begins at 2:33 on the first track... swear it's a riff that Bells did on the SMBH solo a few times :erm:

Second track's riff is cool but ye gotta tighten up

edit: oh, wait, is that actually your drummer or a drum machine?

Lord MFC
25-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Sososo Musey. Tight drummer though! Also, that little riff that begins at 2:33 on the first track... swear it's a riff that Bells did on the SMBH solo a few times :erm:

Second track's riff is cool but ye gotta tighten up

edit: oh, wait, is that actually your drummer or a drum machine?

All midi apart from the guitars. So it's only 'me' playing. But those are the real drum lines...

And it could be, if it is then shit fuck. I have re written 2 riffs before that we've now dumped. So irritating. It's usually things I havent played for ages that have been locked into my subconscious I think. But I dont think that riff is from SMBH?

bucket_
25-06-2012, 06:03 PM
All midi apart from the guitars. But those are the real drum lines...

And it could be, if it is then shit fuck. I have re written 2 riffs before that we've now dumped. So irritating. It's usually things I havent played for ages that have been locked into my subconscious I think. But I dont think that riff is from SMBH?

Ohh. I'd like to hear your drummer play them.

It is, or really similar anyway

Lord MFC
25-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Ohh. I'd like to hear your drummer play them.

It is, or really similar anyway

Just had a look through a load of solos - I cant find it... link?

edit: It's similar, not the same! 2:40 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGHsJS8P4kI I might change it still though, it sounds too much like it.

Olly.
25-06-2012, 07:19 PM
only thing I would say is the first track sounds like 4 different songs in one, not sure if thats good or bad

Tom!
25-06-2012, 07:22 PM
only thing I would say is the first track sounds like 4 different songs in one, not sure if thats good or bad

I'd say the same, it just sounds like a collection of riffs.

Dominic.
25-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Halfway through the first one. Definitely bits that remind me of Muse and Biffy, I think you know which bits. I like them though

Lord MFC
25-06-2012, 07:41 PM
only thing I would say is the first track sounds like 4 different songs in one, not sure if thats good or bad

I'd say the same, it just sounds like a collection of riffs.
It's because it's composed up of loads of different riffs and ideas I had knocking about never took off into a full song... I kinda agree. Not sure if I like that or hate that about it.
Halfway through the first one. Definitely bits that remind me of Muse and Biffy, I think you know which bits. I like them though

Cheers :) They are two of my 3 favorite bands, so that's probably why :LOL:

And the second one's riff is the piece of work I'm most proud of, ever. That riff is like my prise possession.

bucket_
25-06-2012, 07:47 PM
The riff is indeed cool

Crowella
26-06-2012, 01:45 PM
Another new track. I think I posted a very early version earlier on here but here is our song Fireflies by Awake In Motion

Enjoy

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/fireflies

Maneachicken
27-06-2012, 11:36 AM
I barely ever post in here much, but here is an original song of mine, it's like an experiment using guitars, strings and dubstep-y beats. (I actually recorded this as a sort of 'what Muse might come up with' when I heard they might be experimenting with dubstep, but I'd recorded it before the clip of 'Unsustainable' was revealed in the trailor).

I'm influenced heavily by Muse, Coldplay, Radiohead, Biffy, Placebo and Enter Shikari and i'm into using heavy riffs, electronics and synths in songs. What do you guys reckon?

http://soundcloud.com/aaron-richard-smith/do-your-own-thing

Lord MFC
27-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Coldplay, really?

And sounds pretty good. I'd use a 'real' drum sound though.

Maneachicken
27-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Haha probably not that evident in that song, I write alot of stuff on Piano that is quite mellow and inherits a sort of Coldplay/Radiohead's Pyramid Song style.

Yeah, it's a mix of pre-set snare samples, me hitting various lids of boxes in my room for sounds, sometimes the kick drum sounds weak but my friend who plays drums, (who is the guitarist in a band with me) is going to head into a studio to do some drum takes and is going to take some of my stuff in to drum over, which should be cool and so helpful!

IntelligentAl
27-06-2012, 11:24 PM
Well we were planning on recording an album out in the country last weekend, but pretty much nothing at all got done because Pro Tools was being a wanker. However, we did do this, which kind of made it worth it:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k590/IntelligentAl/SunsetJam.jpg

Crowella
28-06-2012, 12:58 AM
Whoa, looks like a great place to be recording :) Beats a cramped refurbished factory in the city.

IntelligentAl
28-06-2012, 02:15 AM
Yeah it really was just about perfect. We had all our gear set up in a converted barn thats just out of shot. Pretty much spot on recording wise because acoustically it was completely dead (in the good way).

But alas we were foiled by technology :(

Crowella
29-06-2012, 11:42 AM
We had technology problems today also. I got your curse Al. :(

Tried recording on the tablet PC instead plugged into the desk to try the DI and microphone combo on my amp instead of direct into the board. I'm not sure if I am happy with the sound of the bass just yet but it's better than the lifeless plug in board method. I need to work on microphone placement and a few other things. Sample below, just raw, unmixed single tracks for guitar, drums and bass.

We also need to record the individual snare hits. Otherwise, we are content with the electric kit for now. Guitar might be fine with some EQ/VST, seems to lack a little bit in the depth and maybe a tad high. Bass well, like I said, not sure.

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/ikari-sample

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Sorry bro :(

Actually sounds pretty good though. We should have just used an iPad :facepalm:

Crowella
29-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Well, the problem I found with mobile devices like the iPad and my tablet is that it lacks the processing when monitoring the audio, meaning that timing was becoming difficult since it would hop out a tiny bit then hop back in. Will do fine for the cover comp and other things but I think it'll chug too much once the layers start piling on and we increase the recording quality.

May be time for a Mac. Doing the other band stuff on a MacBook in a studio and it's been holding up quite well to work on. No major spits. :happy:

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Yeah that was my concern with using an iPad. It was brought along as a last resort but I think once the recordings start getting too complicated it just wont keep us as well.

We use a Mac with Pro Tools to do most of our recording and it handles it like a beast (when it actually works at all).

Beast being a good thing.

Lord MFC
29-06-2012, 11:58 AM
The difficult situation when your singer chops off his finger just before a practice :stunned:

Dave
29-06-2012, 12:00 PM
The difficult situation when your singer chops off his finger just before a practice :stunned:

:stunned: What?!

Crowella
29-06-2012, 12:00 PM
The difficult situation when your singer chops off his finger just before a practice :stunned:

'sif you need fingers to sing...

But seriously. Owch :( how did this come to be?

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Like properly chopped off? :eek:

Lord MFC
29-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Yep! I think he works in like an engineer's workshop place and he chopped it straight off :stunned:

he just texted me like "I cant make the practice today, I sorta sliced my finger off at work..."

It's his 18th weekend too :(

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Fuck :eek:

Lord MFC
29-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Oh, :LOL: he was at work but despite all the scary machinery he in fact caught it in a metal hinge with sharp edges :vomit:

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 12:21 PM
Can they put it back on?

Lord MFC
29-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Can they put it back on?

He put it straight into ice so they think he might be able to, but maybe not. He's gonna give me an update later!

IntelligentAl
29-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Ah well good luck to him.

If we can put men on the moon we can reattach a finger.

Lord MFC
29-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Ah well good luck to him.

If we can put men on the moon we can reattach a finger.

Indeed. Luckily he doesn't play guitar/piano... except for one song :eek:

Batman.
30-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Jamie that's horrible :eek: did it get re-attached?

Oh and I thought this would be the best place to ask -

A band that I was part of have been getting together and doing covers and stuff for about a year now for prom, and now prom's over the singers and I are thinking about doing acoustic gigs in our area. Where do we start?

Lord MFC
30-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Jamie that's horrible :eek: did it get re-attached?


yep, but he cant move it properly. at least it looks vaguely normal now.

IntelligentAl
30-06-2012, 05:00 PM
A band that I was part of have been getting together and doing covers and stuff for about a year now for prom, and now prom's over the singers and I are thinking about doing acoustic gigs in our area. Where do we start?

See if Doncaster has a musicians group on Facebook. Lots of pubs and clubs post in those looking for bands etc.

And also do some open mic nights, get seen.

And if not, go into pubs and clubs and ask if they do band nights. If they do, give them your details.

...................

Profit?

bucket_
30-06-2012, 05:02 PM
yep, but he cant move it properly. at least it looks vaguely normal now.

Fuuuuck :stunned: Hope he gets it all working again n stuff...

Batman.
30-06-2012, 05:07 PM
See if Doncaster has a musicians group on Facebook. Lots of pubs and clubs post in those looking for bands etc.

And also do some open mic nights, get seen.

And if not, go into pubs and clubs and ask if they do band nights. If they do, give them your details.

...................

Profit?

This is exactly what I was looking for, cheers Alex!

Maneachicken
01-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Fuuuuck :stunned: Hope he gets it all working again n stuff...

I'd imagine they need the bones and muscles to start re-fusing. Ugh. Hope he gets better.

Dominic.
01-07-2012, 03:09 PM
Urgh, this finger talk reminds me of a customer that came into work the other week

He came in with this huge cast over his arm, so we (me and coworker) asked what he had done, and apparently he works on roofing stuff, fell off and broke stuff in his arm so they had to put metal bolts in

That's not the nasty bit

Apparently these metal bolts were then incorrectly placed or something so started rubbing into the tendons in his arm and broke them


bluuuuuuuuuurgh

Lord MFC
01-07-2012, 03:42 PM
It's all a waiting game now the finger's on and the nerves are touching... I think they have yet to fuse as he can feel things off an on for seconds at a time

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Maneachicken
01-07-2012, 04:12 PM
That's meant to be good though, means they're at least alive and responding.

Crowella
04-07-2012, 10:47 AM
Forgive the demo quality, we really need lessons in mixing and recording. Ideally we don't have much control on how we record and I'd have a good attempt at mixing if I had a working PC but whatever.

New song called Ikari by Awake in Motion in the link below. It's a little more heavy than our usual stuff, seems we will head that way.

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/13771453

EDIT: Here's some jam we did for lulz.
http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/lol-song

Maneachicken
05-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Have we any updates on the finger yet?

Also trying to come up with band names, annoying as hell to find something good.

Dave
05-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Have we any updates on the finger yet?

Also trying to come up with band names, annoying as hell to find something good.

Showbot?

Dominic.
05-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Think up a load or random words, put them on individual slips, chuck em in a hat, pull some out, MERJ

Maneachicken
05-07-2012, 04:56 PM
sounds like a plan, I just struggle to come up with anything i'm happy with.

Lord MFC
05-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Maneachicken maybe?

And his finger is on, with the nerves yet to fuse

Assassin231
06-07-2012, 11:12 AM
http://soundcloud.com/kadugodi

electronic music I make - would love your opinions guyz

IntelligentAl
07-07-2012, 12:14 PM
For Crowella because he's our biggest fan, he just doesn't know it yet:

Uploaded this clip while waiting for the video to upload (because its taking fucking ages).

http://soundcloud.com/the-tenants/the-tenants-out-of-sight-live-preview

Our newest original song, Out Of Sight. Also my new favourite :happy:

Crowella
07-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Oi! I like your stuff, like, a lot, a whole lot. I was just being a twatmonger™ earlier. :LOL:

Had the weirdest gig tonight. Acoustic gig, went well but all three of us were out of time and it drove me insane all night. The singing was fucking ace, the sound was great but that timing between us was so much derp. I couldn't fit that feel and it bugged me all night and it showed. It was my first acoustic gig ever so maybe the lack of drums threw me off. I knew I should have plugged in the stomp box for some leg metronome.

Then to top off an already weird night, we had a random jazz flute soloist come up and do improv with us, then an F minor jam, then 12 bar blues, all this was tight and nice. So odd. Guess it was a decent first gig with this band, just was a terrible display of what we could all do together and I'm really bummed out about my performance. :(

IntelligentAl
07-07-2012, 02:36 PM
I know that feel bro.

Especially annoying when you know in the practices that you can do it perfectly, but then when it comes to it nothing falls into place :(

But I want video of your stuff, the 12 bar blues especially :awesome:

Finally uploaded, after about four sodding hours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIVejeoFlCg&feature=youtu.be

Look how pretty I am :)

james90
07-07-2012, 02:43 PM
You look gorgeous :ohmy:

Sounds great - how many originals have you got at the moment?

looking forward to the Hey Joe cover too :awesome:

IntelligentAl
07-07-2012, 02:46 PM
:kiss:

Ermm I think we have about seven in the set at the moment, but we have some more in the works (including a song about the queen :awesome:).

Hey Joe will be uploaded next I think, it might not be until later on tonight though. I hope your butt cheeks are clenched with anticipation.

Olly.
07-07-2012, 03:10 PM
sounds mint

fabripav
07-07-2012, 03:42 PM
That's awesome

Lord MFC
07-07-2012, 06:08 PM
Loved the soundcloud one, as illustrated in your boat :chuckle:

IntelligentAl
07-07-2012, 07:52 PM
You guys :awesome:

This one should be getting uploaded tomorrow:

http://soundcloud.com/the-tenants/the-tenants-red-wine-live

IntelligentAl
08-07-2012, 03:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnnSL46Hvdc&feature=plcp

dat riff.

james90
08-07-2012, 03:10 PM
DAT RIFF

I think I've only heard three originals, but they're all great. Are you going to be making any studio recordings anytime soon? The only one I've heard is hole in my pocket, but I wouldn't mind hearing some higher quality versions of these


http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i87/BlackHolesAndRevelations/other_stuff/intelligental.jpg

IntelligentAl
08-07-2012, 03:27 PM
DAT RIFF

I think I've only heard three originals, but they're all great. Are you going to be making any studio recordings anytime soon? The only one I've heard is hole in my pocket, but I wouldn't mind hearing some higher quality versions of these


http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i87/BlackHolesAndRevelations/other_stuff/intelligental.jpg

My very on certicifat :awesome:

We are indeed planning on getting some studio recordings done soon, we're just fighting through all the technical difficulties at the moment, and trying to find a really decent space to record in. But by now we actually have enough material to record a whole album, so thats the plan.

Lord MFC
08-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Al, you'd be proud of a blues riff i wrote the other day... :awesome:

IntelligentAl
08-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Al, you'd be proud of a blues riff i wrote the other day... :awesome:

Lemme hear it :awesome:

IntelligentAl
08-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Might still be processing, but for James:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzf_0azSoIg&feature=youtu.be

Lord MFC
08-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Lemme hear it :awesome:

I'm on holiday atm with only an acoustic, so this time next week!

james90
08-07-2012, 06:05 PM
<333334

that actually makes me want to go and practice guitar for once :facepalm: very nice!

sounds pretty cool in F#

i've always liked those earlier live recordings where they were tuned down a full step as well (sometimes even lower)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kbUTKQwbA6s#t=299s

Phill
09-07-2012, 12:21 PM
Yeah good cover Al. You play real well and sing decently too.

IntelligentAl
09-07-2012, 05:39 PM
<333334

that actually makes me want to go and practice guitar for once :facepalm: very nice!

sounds pretty cool in F#

i've always liked those earlier live recordings where they were tuned down a full step as well (sometimes even lower)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kbUTKQwbA6s#t=299s

You should be practising anyway James! Although these days I tend to count playing as practising when really I haven't actually properly practised in years :(

We tend to do a fair bit of stuff in F# actually because when I first took over singing I felt most comfortable in that key, but we should really get round to changing that now because my voice feels like its come on a bit since then. But I'm a bit reluctant because as you say, it does sound nice in F#, and I find that with a capo its a really nice key to solo in because the capo keeps the strings a bit tighter than just playing in E (if that makes sense).

Yeah good cover Al. You play real well and sing decently too.

Cheers Phill, always been a bit worried about my singing so thanks for the compliment.

IntelligentAl
10-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Ok these are honestly the last two I'm going to post. I know you're probably all sick of them by now but I have a duty to self promote :phu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gk2chrZWU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEsV9RM2_lk&feature=plcp

I'm in love with the toan in the first video basically. I borrowed our bassists little Laney 15W valve amp. I laughed at him when he first suggested it, but its seriously good. Perfect for getting micced up, but obviously not so suitable otherwise. Seems fairly compatible with my Encore neck at least :awesome:

Less happy with the guitar in Lady Brown, simply because it was too loud and there was a tad too much gain. I would have remedied that beforehand but unfortunately I wasn't getting much out of the monitors. Not too bad though, I'll just remember to check next time.

Anyway, there are a few more videos of our original stuff that I haven't uploaded, but I know you're probably all bored of it so I'll leave them be :happy:

Batman.
10-07-2012, 07:36 PM
sex


Stop trying to be modest and upload them you cunt.

<3

JoshyBarth
16-07-2012, 02:43 PM
http://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/sets/difficult-simplicity-ep/

My new set of songs that I have been working on :)

Crowella
18-07-2012, 11:21 AM
More songs by us. Bit heavier this time around. Maybe sounds like Muse? IDK.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, the Wangcaster was used in some of the guitars, just because we could.

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/amnesia

Lord MFC
18-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Sounds awesome. I would say the guitar sounds a little... Fake? I dunno, sounds like a solid state amp :LOL:

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Crowella
18-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Sounds awesome. I would say the guitar sounds a little... Fake? I dunno, sounds like a solid state amp :LOL:

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Funny that you say that. :LOL:

The lead guitar was:
Epiphone DOT >
Boss ME-50 (For delay and distortion, was just easier to get working than using the big muff pi clone I have, compressed heaps here and a bit of noise suppression) >
Marshall MG100 HDFX Head (no joke, not anyone's first choice but meh) >
Epifani UL 210 Bass Cab (cause it made it sound less like a MG than it should have by this point) >
Rode NT-1A Mic (Get a hold of this mic if you want a mic that will do everything alright, especially vocals and acoustics) >
Behringer X2222 USB Board (compressed the signal to shit here).

It was really all we had at our disposal. We were going to use a Hiwatt combo amp but it was way too noisy. We couldn't get a hold of anything else for guitars.

Lord MFC
18-07-2012, 11:51 AM
Well that would explaun it :chuckle:

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IntelligentAl
19-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Everybody keeps telling us we need business cards :awesome:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k590/IntelligentAl/Poster1.jpg

Mark
20-07-2012, 04:20 PM
http://soundcloud.com/qixiz/incredulous

First (and free to download) song from upcoming debut album. Enjoy!

Cerpin
24-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Am I on to something here? Did a rough demo of a new track.

http://simenruud.com/div/chasm_full.mp3

Never mind the vocals, they're just gibberish first take things from our singer.

Lord MFC
24-07-2012, 05:08 PM
Am I on to something here? Did a rough demo of a new track.

http://simenruud.com/div/chasm_full.mp3

Never mind the vocals, they're just gibberish first take things from our singer.

Awesome riff. Funky.

Dominic.
24-07-2012, 11:17 PM
Awesome riff. Funky.

No vocal comments? You've changed man

Lord MFC
24-07-2012, 11:21 PM
No vocal comments? You've changed man

:(

IntelligentAl
24-07-2012, 11:47 PM
Everybody keeps telling us we need business cards :awesome:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k590/IntelligentAl/Poster1.jpg

I'm gonna quote this because its awesome and took me a whole morning to do.

Crowella
24-07-2012, 11:56 PM
The thing with business cards is that they need to be simple and memorable. That may be too busy. That design will look nice on a card and fits the music theme but may be expensive to print and a bit hard to recognise against a bunch of other cards, especially since 'The Tenants' doesn't stand out immediately.

Just make sure the relevant info is on the back including the band name again in clean and clear writing. Maybe look at other business cards for examples?

So yeah summary. Looks great but I wouldn't. I get minimalist at times like this but whatever floats your boat. It is leaps above a lot of other cards I see and get so it's in with a chance. Just go for a design that will stand out in a wallet or pile of cards.

Not hating either. Better than my skills and marketing with my bands. :LOL:

IntelligentAl
24-07-2012, 11:59 PM
Babe you've shattered my confidence :(


But no I get you, you may have a point. GHNHG fuck being sensible.

Dave
25-07-2012, 12:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIvd3zzu4Y

Dominic.
25-07-2012, 12:05 AM
Just have the card double sided and a simpler side with the name and contact info on the back

Crowella
25-07-2012, 12:07 AM
LOL I forgot about that scene and I watched parts of American Psycho last night :LOL:

Babe you've shattered my confidence :(

But no I get you, you may have a point. GHNHG fuck being sensible.

I didn't want to shatter your confidence. Bbz ;)

That design type would work wonders for posters/websites/other promo and that skill might save you a bit with self promotion. Business cards are all about, erm... business and for some reason require more thought than they should (same as logo's). They have to compete against others. That is what makes them a bitch.

I should make some when I get a chance. I just realised I missed my class cause I was writing this. Oh well :LOL:

Just have the card double sided and a simpler side with the name and contact info on the back

The anally retentive will say detail of some sort is needed on both sides or none. What Dom said is the easy option out if you want to keep the design and what I would recommend with the current design (I said something like that last post)

Branding. So corporate.

Batman.
25-07-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm gonna quote this because its awesome and took me a whole morning to do.

It's very good babes. The main thing I've noticed about your band though is that I really do like your drummer's dress sense.

Crowella
25-07-2012, 12:15 AM
Am I on to something here? Did a rough demo of a new track.

http://simenruud.com/div/chasm_full.mp3

Never mind the vocals, they're just gibberish first take things from our singer.

Not letting this slip past either. So much awesome. :D

Lord MFC
25-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Print "The Tenants" in Sylian Brail on Eggshell white card.

Dave
25-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Print "The Tenants" in Sylian Brail on Eggshell white card.

http://www.bizcardpro.com/businesscard-proofs/Samples-Layouts/SilianBrailleInfoBottom.gif

Lord MFC
25-07-2012, 12:18 PM
http://www.bizcardpro.com/businesscard-proofs/Samples-Layouts/SilianBrailleInfoBottom.gif

:eek:

hgghghghngnnggngh

Dave
26-07-2012, 09:19 PM
http://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/zimmer/s-tisjW
This is a demo I've done for a piano piece I wrote. Opinions?

/inb4themicisdistortedandthevocalsareshit

bucket_
26-07-2012, 09:37 PM
http://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/zimmer/s-tisjW
This is a demo I've done for a piano piece I wrote. Opinions?

/inb4themicisdistortedandthevocalsareshit

I like it, although it is very Musey. And apart from the end it really does stick around that same group of notes... It could maybe do with something to freshen it up in the middle, that puts your own staple onto it too?

Dave
26-07-2012, 09:49 PM
I like it, although it is very Musey. And apart from the end it really does stick around that same group of notes... It could maybe do with something to freshen it up in the middle, that puts your own staple onto it too?

What strange is you say it's muse-y yet the name is a hint to it's inspiration :LOL: I don't actually play piano so everything I know is from experimentation. I will try to spice up the middle a bit though.

bucket_
26-07-2012, 10:27 PM
What strange is you say it's muse-y yet the name is a hint to it's inspiration :LOL: I don't actually play piano so everything I know is from experimentation. I will try to spice up the middle a bit though.

:LOL: I guess there's a Zimmer hint too. Muse just came to mind, especially in the verse

Crowella
27-07-2012, 12:51 PM
http://soundcloud.com/of-the-red-sea/bookstore/s-o4Biq

More songs. Included arpeggios. Don't think this will be in our band or set list but just separate release.

Museic Syndrome
22-08-2012, 01:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wF0L7waCbk


This is my band. Comments welcome. Hoping not too negative ones :LOL:

haze015
31-08-2012, 09:59 PM
www.soundcloud.com/parva-hinton (Finally got some monitors, so able to mix properly) - Playing at Elecktrowerkz/Slimelight on Saturday 29th September...

Raurie
05-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Not had anything much to post in this thread for a while but we're really proud of this track:
U-bngqnIti0

Batman.
06-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Not had anything much to post in this thread for a while but we're really proud of this track:
U-bngqnIti0

I really like that. Scared the shit out of me when the loud bit came in though :LOL: Do you have a Soundcloud or anything?

Raurie
07-09-2012, 09:08 AM
I really like that. Scared the shit out of me when the loud bit came in though :LOL: Do you have a Soundcloud or anything?

Cheers! Haha, we were hoping to catch a few people out with that bit. Our bandcamp address is http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/
There's some other songs and stuff at
YouTube.com/ProjectWicket too.

matt <3 muse
09-09-2012, 02:00 PM
A couple of song ideas i've just been messing around with, first time ever recording so im not sure if they've turned out good or bad, but i dont think they sound too bad.

http://soundcloud.com/mattmuse-1/d1

http://soundcloud.com/mattmuse-1/d2

Wind Sorcerer
09-09-2012, 10:07 PM
http://superimposition.tumblr.com/post/30697132977/hey-look-listen-sometimes-i-write-songs-about

Written and recorded within around two hours on a rainy friday evening.

Critique is very well appreciated.


edit; yeah the metronome's clearly audible. oops. :LOL:

siblades
25-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Hey guys, here's a link to my band's EP.
It's currently being re-mixed and mastered by the same producer used by Arcane Roots.
Opinions would be warmly welcomed.
Cheers :)
http://soundcloud.com/siblades/sets/mwnci-ep/

Juuso
25-09-2012, 03:07 PM
I like the, should I say, marxist edge your songs have with that overly present timbre on the instruments that play the section one could figure brass could be at. It is clearly a work of art in the sense that a non-educated person can get a glimpse into higher culture through your use of resonances that you've equalized with an interesting signal-to-noise ratio. I would recommend this to any friend of traditional Soviet rock music, because the Kino resemblances are quite lovely.

Neil.
25-09-2012, 03:28 PM
http://board.muse.mu/showthread.php?t=33

SUMMON THE MERJJJ!

iwantamanson
05-10-2012, 12:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq2wSVcZ1-M

Haven't posted anything on here for ages!
New track/video.
Views seem to have froze on 1502 from the day after its realease, annoying but ah well.
Hope you like it!

Crowella
28-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Needs a fair bit of mixing and adjusting but this is the live take instrument recording that we did about two months ago for one of the songs. The vocals were just a quick take done on the NT1A/Tube Preamp we just got, just to try some things out.

Moved it two posts down

One issue with the recording is the very annoying transition with the guitar where it seems the guy recording us at the time increased the recording volume on the transition but as far as playing live goes I think we did okay, even though we don't like the drum kit we used all too much and for our guitarist it was his first time being properly recorded so there was some fright to be had. So a bit of work still, maybe some recording to do, especially vocally.

Next song we're doing will likely be with a bit of Kimbra influence. It'll involve a detuned acoustic/double bass to play the bass line... if it works :LOL:

Crowella
29-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Gave part of your EP a listen. I rather liked it. First track has a very Foo Fighters feel to it. :D

I reup'd my last track here. Just had to give it a quick shine up and make it sound less dull. Was only a quick do up in Audacity but I'll have to hammer through all the tracks and do a proper mix later.
http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/sagacity-n

JoshyBarth
05-11-2012, 12:12 AM
Hello :) I've finished a couple more demo's :) If you have the time, please give them a listen :)

You Can't Please Everyone
http://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/you-cant-please-everyone

Wrong
http://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/wrong

Crowella
16-11-2012, 05:21 AM
The other song from our live recording session.

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/battle-droids

cheddatom
03-12-2012, 08:25 AM
THE ALL-IMPORTANT LIE DETECTOR TEST (http://theallimportantliedetectortest.com/)

100% guaranteed to be more satisfying than The 2nd Law

Lord MFC
03-12-2012, 07:07 PM
THE ALL-IMPORTANT LIE DETECTOR TEST (http://theallimportantliedetectortest.com/)

100% guaranteed to be more satisfying than The 2nd Law

:LOL: sounds cool so far. Good riffs. Have you listened to T2L yet btw?

cheddatom
04-12-2012, 08:17 AM
:LOL: sounds cool so far. Good riffs. Have you listened to T2L yet btw?

cheers, yeh I've listened to it over the last couple of days. It's weird, most of the album is a re-hash of other muse songs, except there's a pretty cool radiohead one in 5/4 and there's actually a rock song on the album, but it's with Chris singing?!?

It does sound amazing but... meh.

You know the dubstep one - I thought that genre was all about big fat bass synth sounds? I hear guitar synth but the bass seems to be right in the background.

Lord MFC
04-12-2012, 07:02 PM
cheers, yeh I've listened to it over the last couple of days. It's weird, most of the album is a re-hash of other muse songs, except there's a pretty cool radiohead one in 5/4 and there's actually a rock song on the album, but it's with Chris singing?!?

It does sound amazing but... meh.

You know the dubstep one - I thought that genre was all about big fat bass synth sounds? I hear guitar synth but the bass seems to be right in the background.

I know what you mean... Bits of it I love, the ones that are kinda radioheadish (showbiz/oos era muse lol) and other bits are shitty pop. I agree, Liquid State (chris's rock song) is probably my joint favourite with Animals (5/4 one), and i think the album generally lacks some oomph... Maybe if they had John Leckie producing with more high gain amps and some shrooms it would have been better, but I could have said that for every shit muse song. Unsustainable (dubstep) I think is really good. It's interesting in the way that they experimented in making electronic music with conventional rock instruments, but it does lack some beef, much like the other songs. Watch the making of the album if you've got time, its only like 25minutes and a really good watch!

inb4 "but not all good songs have beefy riffs".

Assassin231
04-12-2012, 10:24 PM
http://soundcloud.com/kadugodi

hiphop/dubstep/chill/ambient/experimental/glofi/chillstep/chillwave...

fuck I don't know!

its just some music I make

siblades
04-12-2012, 10:28 PM
http://bigcasino.bandcamp.com

Here's the debut EP from my band Big Casino. The EP is called 'Carry Me In' and was mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter who has been working with Arcane Roots.

Hope you like it guys :)

Crowella
05-12-2012, 01:11 PM
THE ALL-IMPORTANT LIE DETECTOR TEST (http://theallimportantliedetectortest.com/)

100% guaranteed to be more satisfying than The 2nd Law

Gave it a listen. More satisfying? I unno. Probably :LOL:

Anyway, Really impressed. Put it on a CD and listened to it, twice on a very, very long car trip. Mixed well, sounded good to my ears. I got that prog rock vibe from the whole lot, can hear QOTSA and Deftones. It sounded like a well constructed album too, not all over the place like that T2L shit.

That bass tone in some of the songs sounds really solid and nice. Vocalist has a pretty awesome voice and your guitarist(s) is(are) superb. You guys as a group nail those sounds well and fit in nicely. :D Basically, tones were nice. I like what you guys did with the drum sounds. It was there and felt sweet. Was there a lot of sub bass on the kick in the first track? First thing I noticed in "the mix" was that kick.

Only things I could say in maybe a negative manner is that in at least one song it sounded like the drums were out of time? I played it to our drummer and he picked it up also. It might just be one song and it's probably one with a difficult time signature (much kudos!). To be honest, I can't see many people noticing it. Also that one of the songs (I forget which), the vocals sound behind the mix and it slightly bugged me. I should give it another listen when I haven't been driving for 8+ hours but it doesn't distract too much. It makes it sound human, and I really enjoyed that, to the point I was getting into it maybe a bit too much :LOL:

tl/dr. It's good. Listen to it. :)

cheddatom
05-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Gave it a listen. More satisfying? I unno. Probably :LOL:
...

Cheers! I'd be interested to know which songs you're talking about specifically there. The drums are all played to a click and edited to a T so I hope what you're hearing is just one of my weird beats. I'm dissapointed the vocals are too far back on one... which one? that's my standard mistake :-/

Crowella
05-12-2012, 08:08 PM
Cheers! I'd be interested to know which songs you're talking about specifically there. The drums are all played to a click and edited to a T so I hope what you're hearing is just one of my weird beats. I'm dissapointed the vocals are too far back on one... which one? that's my standard mistake :-/
I'll get back to you ASAP on that. If it helps, I assume the drum beat might have just been the odd timing but I'll confirm, The vocals I'll find, I can't remember since I was taking note of which track was which. Only minor points though and to be fair, not like I could do better.

cheddatom
06-12-2012, 08:00 AM
There's a beat on the verse for "Sapere Aude" that's pretty fucked up. I honestly thought it was too weird to use but the other guys liked it so I stuck with it.

Crowella
07-12-2012, 11:40 AM
I actually gave it all a listen tonight, again. The behind the mix vocals was on Swansong, but only slightly in the verse. I think it's more I wished they popped out a little bit more, since the song really is epic. ;)

The drumming. I don't know. I actually sat there and tapped along to some of the songs and I swear it was in time. Maybe it's the instruments that are out, perhaps playing behind the beat (something I've noticed my guitarist friends tend to do) or maybe my drummer friend is really pedantic and listens for the tiniest nuances. He said you've done a rather good job drumming though as far as writing beats are concerned and we were really listening to it thinking we need to do something with more different beats like that. Sort of happened today so you've kind of inspired us at least to come up with something different and challenging. :happy:

I swear it kind of has a post hardcore feel in some songs which for some reason I enjoy. I'm so used to screamo and stuff being played by others around me (usual music in this town) that I find it mostly boring. Having that prog rock edge though just made it much nicer and I really enjoy it. I'll just have to print the CD label out and it'll stay in my car CD collection. :D

Only other thing. That volume level difference from track 11 to track 1 (CD's on repeat by default) made me jump a bit. :LOL:

cheddatom
07-12-2012, 12:07 PM
haha, well it's not designed to repeat! If you go through the test there's another track for download which fits quite nicely on the end, just to cheer you up a bit. It might take the edge off if you have it on repeat. You get a couple of videos too.

I don't know if any of it is "post hardcore" or "prog"... I don't even know what post hardcore refers to. I'm going to see Rolo Tommasi on Monday, is that post hardcore? There's a song mostly in 5/4 and a riff in one song in 13/8 but apart from that it's all pretty standard?! But yeh, my drumming is generally pretty dodgy, so what I think of as "feel" probably sounds like shit to other drummers.

Oh, yeh, the vocal level in Swansong. God. We agonised over that for weeks, so i'm no longer dissappointed. It's not my rookie error, just subjective.

Crowella
07-12-2012, 12:25 PM
I understand it's not meant to repeat. I'm happy with how the levels are. You get a really nice feeling of the album winding down. Just saying it caught me by surprise :LOL:

As far as genre goes, post hardcore I find gets thrown around pretty loosely but the best description of it probably comes from Cedric from The Mars Volta, if he's to be believed in his description...
"screaming vocals with over-the-top emotions, calculated, heavy riffs, [...] offbeat rhythms"
So you can see where I probably saw a bit of that. Mainly the screaming in the opening tracks, which work so well.

The prog element is probably the sometimes unusual structures and progressions and those different time signatures.

It all fits nicely together. :)

cheddatom
07-12-2012, 01:19 PM
are TMV post hardcore? Cool! Well it sounds like a good compliment to me. I just can't wait to start gigging the damn thing now, although I will need to get back into shape

cheddatom
21-12-2012, 09:26 AM
Check out our music video for ALL BLOOD NO MARY from the album

Hs4xPOJcNMU

Lord MFC
21-12-2012, 12:41 PM
:LOL: best music video of 2012.

Raurie
24-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Fun little track of ours, a bit different to the other Wicket stuff I've posted here - much more upbeat and bouncy. Enjoy!

Wicket - Big B For A Small Horse:
http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/track/big-b-for-a-small-horse

Don'tPostThePear
24-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Check out our music video for ALL BLOOD NO MARY from the album

Hs4xPOJcNMU

TRIGGER WARNING!!!

there is a Polivoks in the clip!

Crowella
03-01-2013, 09:20 AM
Nothing major, just another demo test. This time, plugged my new P bass into the Ampeg and ran it to the desk. Oddly surprised with the tone. Only a few hours after writing the song too. :)

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/iapetus-demo

cheddatom
03-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Making THE ALL-IMPORTANT LIE DETECTOR TEST

f84OqqUqiQM

Lord MFC
03-01-2013, 07:06 PM
OMFG CHEDDATOM'S ACTUAL FACE :eek:

Dominic.
03-01-2013, 07:07 PM
OMFG CHEDDATOM'S ACTUAL FACE :eek:

This was my reaction

cheddatom
04-01-2013, 08:23 AM
lol, how do you know which one I am?

Lord MFC
04-01-2013, 10:59 AM
lol, how do you know which one I am?

Bassist :p

cheddatom
04-01-2013, 11:01 AM
I'm the drummer in creepJoint

Lord MFC
04-01-2013, 11:02 AM
I'm the drummer in creepJoint

In which case, you're the drummer ;)

cheddatom
04-01-2013, 11:08 AM
damn, I've given it away. For god's sake no-one else tell me to give up the music and take up modelling. I know it's a waste of this face, I don't need to hear it any more.

Crowella
04-01-2013, 12:35 PM
Lololololol. Ill have to give it a watch just to see you now ;)

Dave
04-01-2013, 10:07 PM
My Electronic EP is up!! :awesome: It's taken months of work but its finally ready :awesome::awesome:

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/sets/hydro-deficiency-syndrome-ep

Batman.
04-01-2013, 11:55 PM
My Electronic EP is up!! :awesome: It's taken months of work but its finally ready :awesome::awesome:

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/sets/hydro-deficiency-syndrome-ep

Sounds alright, just it's quite repetitive.

A lot of your stuff makes me think of weird neo-noir films, especially that Hugo thing on your soundcloud. In a good way, though :awesome:

Not particularly this though.

Wind Sorcerer
09-01-2013, 12:48 PM
https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/jb-rmx-2

Here's a remix I did a few months ago. Critique appreciated.

Matthijs
23-01-2013, 09:05 PM
First some my current band wrote; also... recorded in rehearsal with the Zoom H2N

http://soundcloud.com/matthijsq/lab-robot-when-you-came-along


Please let me know what you think :)

Thjklmda
23-01-2013, 11:00 PM
Hi everyone !! :)

First sorry for my english, i'm french but i 'll give my best to speak english correctly (LOL). :LOL:

I hope I'm not on the wrong forum to post my covers. ;) I'll let you look at my last cover of Supremacy, from Muse of course : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVnwjXCj9o .

Feel free to comment and "like" as you feel ! :happy: Thanks everyone. Je vous fais un gros smack de la france ! Merci !!

Crowella
24-01-2013, 12:45 AM
You can hear everyone, so that's quite a good start. Were vocals going through any PA of sorts because they seem really quiet. Also, that song reminds me of Enter Sandman a little bit :LOL:

Matthijs
24-01-2013, 08:10 AM
The vocals went through a PA, but it's hard to put the Zoom H2N in a 'perfect' spot. Will experiment with that a bit more :)
And Enter Sandman? :LOL: I had NOT expected that as a reference.

Δ
24-01-2013, 08:28 AM
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/Tremors
Download/stream in the bar on the right.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Crowella
24-01-2013, 08:33 AM
The vocals went through a PA, but it's hard to put the Zoom H2N in a 'perfect' spot. Will experiment with that a bit more :)
And Enter Sandman? :LOL: I had NOT expected that as a reference.
:LOL: I just listened and thought, Enter Sandman? Probably a little bit but I doubt they were thinking it.

Either way, you captured a lot with it. I find vocals are hardest to get when recording a whole band setting anyway, especially with something like the Zoom.

Also, I need monitors so I can mix this but here's a song that sounds like Muse apparently despite the fact that I (playing bass) am the only one that listens to Muse. I may have posted it before maybe to demonstrate a drum recording but this was a live instrumental with vocals quickly done over the top.

http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/something

@Δ, instantly listening. Thought Portishead. I approve, now I'm going to have to listen into that station if you guys get lucky enough to have a play on there :) A slight criticism, not that I can really talk about mixing/recording too much after what I just posted but the vocals sound quality could sound clearer. I understand the effect you want though, just sounds too pre-washed. That keyboard intro is nice though, reminds me I should start playing the keyboard a bit more. :)

Δ
24-01-2013, 08:43 AM
@Δ, instantly listening. Thought Portishead. I approve, now I'm going to have to listen into that station if you guys get lucky enough to have a play on there :) A slight criticism, not that I can really talk about mixing/recording too much after what I just posted but the vocals sound quality could sound clearer. I understand the effect you want though, just sounds too pre-washed. That keyboard intro is nice though, reminds me I should start playing the keyboard a bit more. :)

thanks for the feedback! Even though the vocal performance is great, I wasn't 100% happy with the recording quality of it, but it's all I could use. After EQing to remove the pretty terrible hum it was sounding pretty muffled, so I really did all I could with it. I still cringe a little bit in parts but i've come to the conclusion I'll never be perfectly happy with a mix :LOL:

Crowella
24-01-2013, 08:47 AM
thanks for the feedback! Even though the vocal performance is great, I wasn't 100% happy with the recording quality of it, but it's all I could use. After EQing to remove the pretty terrible hum it was sounding pretty muffled, so I really did all I could with it. I still cringe a little bit in parts but i've come to the conclusion I'll never be perfectly happy with a mix :LOL:
No probs. I was trying to remember who it was here that posted about terrible hum. Out of interest, how did you go about recording vocals? Was it room buzz, mic buzz or other things?

In my song I just posted, I hate my bass tone. Partly because it was my first time with that amp so it wasn't set but also the studio failed to send me one of the two bass tracks recorded so it sounds thinner than it should have. I kind of brought it out as much as I could but I needed it since I kind of play most from the low E to the 19th fret or something on the G which requires a bit more than just a picked out tone.


Don't think it's possible to be happy with a mix. You just abandon it when it's good enough. Probably, I don't know, who takes my advice. :lol:

Dramatic Hammer
24-01-2013, 09:42 AM
http://board.muse.mu/showpost.php?p=9973344&postcount=311
:awesome:

Δ
24-01-2013, 11:02 AM
No probs. I was trying to remember who it was here that posted about terrible hum. Out of interest, how did you go about recording vocals? Was it room buzz, mic buzz or other things?

In my song I just posted, I hate my bass tone. Partly because it was my first time with that amp so it wasn't set but also the studio failed to send me one of the two bass tracks recorded so it sounds thinner than it should have. I kind of brought it out as much as I could but I needed it since I kind of play most from the low E to the 19th fret or something on the G which requires a bit more than just a picked out tone.


Don't think it's possible to be happy with a mix. You just abandon it when it's good enough. Probably, I don't know, who takes my advice. :lol:

It was actually the first time I've ever recorded vocals. It recorded straight into my Zoom R8 interface, and I assume it was almost all mic buzz because I've been having issues with that input for ages so put the gain up way too high so I could get the volume we needed (bad move :LOL:)

That song you just posted is great! You're right about the bass part having a huge range, and due to that it can lack a little bit in times. But honestly its nothing big to worry about, I would never have picked a problem with it unless you pointed it out, and it being all I'm thinking about while listening.

I caught a session on production at Bigsound (a music conference in Brisbane) this year and the general message about a mix was to find something that you don't immediately hear something that desperately needs to be fixed while listening, then its time to let it go. Definitely a good point to keep in mind when you're not sure if you're happy with what you've ended up with

Matthijs
24-01-2013, 05:12 PM
https://soundcloud.com/matthijsq/lab-robot-ied-c4

JoshyBarth
25-01-2013, 01:05 AM
https://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/you-left-it-all-to-me

Enjoy :) Let me know what you think :)

haze015
26-01-2013, 04:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNMRKCMBYY

Only first 15 minutes. For fans of filthy electro, chiptunes, witch house, dubstep, electro trash...

And our soundcloud has a free download available. - https://soundcloud.com/parva-hinton/degree-absolute

Crowella
16-02-2013, 04:08 PM
Getting our heavy on :LOL:

We finally got a drummer too. While he won't be our recording drummer, at least we might be able to gig soon. :D

Anyway, basically, we just took a take or two each at this so again, not perfect but we need to get a few recorded.
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/the-architect-demo

Δ
16-02-2013, 11:40 PM
Getting our heavy on :LOL:

We finally got a drummer too. While he won't be our recording drummer, at least we might be able to gig soon. :D

Anyway, basically, we just took a take or two each at this so again, not perfect but we need to get a few recorded.
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/the-architect-demo

Sounding really really good for a demo! What's your recording setup for this one?

Dave
16-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Getting our heavy on :LOL:

We finally got a drummer too. While he won't be our recording drummer, at least we might be able to gig soon. :D

Anyway, basically, we just took a take or two each at this so again, not perfect but we need to get a few recorded.
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/the-architect-demo

:eek:You guys are amazing!

Crowella
17-02-2013, 12:14 AM
Sounding really really good for a demo! What's your recording setup for this one?

We cheated a bit here. We used EZDrummer and an electronic drumkit for the drums because my mics have been sent off overseas for repair and I'm too broke to get them back here :$ That said, the drummer did 100% of the work, no edits, no repositioning of the MIDI track. You'll even find there is no closed hi-hat because we don't even have a working pedal for the electronic kit. :LOL: Also if I recall, the song had to be split into two takes for the drums at the tempo change part because Logic kept running out of memory on us at random times which was strange.

The bass is a mix of DI and a condenser mic on the cab. Oddly enough, the guitar is actually recorded the same way through my bass amp also but using a ME50 for the distortion and effects. It just made it easy to do quickly and in a tight space. The Wangcaster features too as the weird solo bits. :happy:

:eek:You guys are amazing!

Aww, thanks :$

Δ
17-02-2013, 08:03 AM
We cheated a bit here. We used EZDrummer and an electronic drumkit for the drums because my mics have been sent off overseas for repair and I'm too broke to get them back here :$ That said, the drummer did 100% of the work, no edits, no repositioning of the MIDI track. You'll even find there is no closed hi-hat because we don't even have a working pedal for the electronic kit. :LOL: Also if I recall, the song had to be split into two takes for the drums at the tempo change part because Logic kept running out of memory on us at random times which was strange.

The bass is a mix of DI and a condenser mic on the cab. Oddly enough, the guitar is actually recorded the same way through my bass amp also but using a ME50 for the distortion and effects. It just made it easy to do quickly and in a tight space. The Wangcaster features too as the weird solo bits. :happy:



You fooled me with the drum track! I thought it had such a great sound, here I was wanting to know what you used to get such a good sound :LOL:
I still wouldn't call it cheating, you a really impressive demo out of it! Really good sound for something that was done in what I'm assuming was a short amount of time :)

Wind Sorcerer
19-02-2013, 12:51 PM
https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/curlys-panties

First shot at 8-bit stuff I guess. Had a lot of fun, not gonna lie.

Δ
20-02-2013, 06:36 AM
http://soundcloud.com/tremors-music/tremors-drink-me-down
posted this one a while ago, but here is a mixed and mastered version :D
still some of that mic buzz lingering over the mix at the beginning, but they did a better job of hiding it without destroying clarity of the track than i could!

haze015
03-03-2013, 01:53 AM
https://soundcloud.com/3rd-storey-chemist/the-girl-who-was-death

Mostly an experiment with triplets everywhere.

Wind Sorcerer
09-03-2013, 02:23 PM
http://soundcloud.com/tremors-music/tremors-drink-me-down
posted this one a while ago, but here is a mixed and mastered version :D
still some of that mic buzz lingering over the mix at the beginning, but they did a better job of hiding it without destroying clarity of the track than i could!

Ohhh this is super chill. Nice drum programming and vocals, especially.

https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/this-is-a-wip
This isn't done yet, obviously. It's only bass up until now, I'll add beats, a synthline and maybe vocals.

Crowella
21-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Ohhh this is super chill. Nice drum programming and vocals, especially.

https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/this-is-a-wip
This isn't done yet, obviously. It's only bass up until now, I'll add beats, a synthline and maybe vocals.
I think it's a pretty good bass line. Done anything new on it?

Another song, this time from my other band. Bit more calm and electronic.

https://soundcloud.com/of-the-red-sea/bookstore/s-o4Biq

Neil.
28-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Selection of tracks I've done recently. Still needs a lot of work though.

"The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/the-taking-of-pelham-one-two

"Shinji Ikari"
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/shinji-ikari

"Lionel Richie"
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/lionel-richie

Dave
28-03-2013, 07:43 PM
I've got a demo for a new original I did this morning. I was wondering what you guys think I could improve on it.

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/desert-trash-demo/s-crhm5

Neil.
28-03-2013, 08:29 PM
There's something very... Wolfmother about that. But I like it! Kinda have an urge to sample it and put some dirty ass drum beats and maybe some funkadellic disco synth on it.

Tasty bitch is tasty.

Dave
28-03-2013, 08:42 PM
There's something very... Wolfmother about that. But I like it! Kinda have an urge to sample it and put some dirty ass drum beats and maybe some funkadellic disco synth on it.

Tasty bitch is tasty.

Downloads are enabled so do what you please with it. Just give me credit ;)

Neil.
28-03-2013, 08:44 PM
I'll chuck something quick together and see if you like it. No promises.

Dave
28-03-2013, 08:44 PM
I'll chuck something quick together and see if you like it. No promises.

k kul

Neil.
28-03-2013, 09:04 PM
Feels like it should have this kinda vibe, but with WAY more bleep bloops, sub-bass, and some sort of vintagdisco glitched throughout the breaks in it, but that's just my take on it. It could go many many ways.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/daves-dave

Dave
28-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Feels like it should have this kinda vibe, but with WAY more bleep bloops, sub-bass, and some sort of vintagdisco glitched throughout the breaks in it, but that's just my take on it. It could go many many ways.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/daves-dave

Thats amazing! :LOL:
I would go down that route but we're a rock band. But then again....

Neil.
28-03-2013, 09:10 PM
So then I'll just remix it and it can be "Your band - Your song (Twicx Remix)" or whatever.

Dave
28-03-2013, 09:12 PM
So then I'll just remix it and it can be "Your band - Your song (Twicx Remix)" or whatever.

When we make an EP I'll make sure it gets on there as a b-side on something :D

Neil.
28-03-2013, 09:15 PM
hahaha! legit.

Lord MFC
28-03-2013, 10:56 PM
Neil's edit sounds like early kasabian

Kueller917
28-03-2013, 11:00 PM
"Shinji Ikari"
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/shinji-ikari


I can't listen on my phone but if this doesn't make me think of giant robots I'll be disappointed

jinger
28-03-2013, 11:24 PM
my bands facebook as we dont have an actual website: https://www.facebook.com/crimsonred0

songs:
inspire me: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/inspireme
ricky bitter: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/ricky-bittah
prelude: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/prelude
unforeseen circumstances: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/unforseen-circumstances
Improv (jazz): https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/improv
Detune: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/detune
Chicago blues: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/chicago-blues
mama sita: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/mama-sita
stalking, hunting, killing, living: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/stalking-hunting-killing
and the nirvana complex: https://soundcloud.com/john-inger/the-nirvana-complex-falling

bucket_
28-03-2013, 11:56 PM
Neil, your little remix of Dave's track is fucking great :LOL: nasty as furk.

Something I've been working on solidly since yesterday. At the moment it's really rough, needs mixing better, and it's only introversechorusversechorus. After the second chorus I'm planning to put in a middle 8 or solo or something, just to contrast the rest. But I like it so far

Would like to know what people think...

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/moodybitchwithguitarsnotfinnot/s-SC7Yl

Olly.
29-03-2013, 12:13 AM
Feels like it should have this kinda vibe, but with WAY more bleep bloops, sub-bass, and some sort of vintagdisco glitched throughout the breaks in it, but that's just my take on it. It could go many many ways.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/daves-dave

That sounds sick! :eek:

Neil, your little remix of Dave's track is fucking great :LOL: nasty as furk.

Something I've been working on solidly since yesterday. At the moment it's really rough, needs mixing better, and it's only introversechorusversechorus. After the second chorus I'm planning to put in a middle 8 or solo or something, just to contrast the rest. But I like it so far

Would like to know what people think...

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/moodybitchwithguitarsnotfinnot/s-SC7Yl


Ooo I like, Radiohead/Alt-Jesque - maybe the high pitched siren could be toned down a bit though or using a different pattern

bucket_
29-03-2013, 12:28 AM
Ooo I like, Radiohead/Alt-Jesque - maybe the high pitched siren could be toned down a bit though or using a different pattern

Ahhh, that is literally the number 1 comment that people have said to me. I can't take it off though, which sucks as it annoys me too. It was the synth looper on the Kaossilator and I can't replicate it.. gonna have to sort it at some point though. Just need to work out what to do. Cheers though man! :awesome:

Neil.
29-03-2013, 03:42 PM
I can't listen on my phone but if this doesn't make me think of giant robots I'll be disappointed

lol. GET YISSER GIANT LAZ0RZZZ REDDY!!!

Neil.
29-03-2013, 03:51 PM
double post, because fuck you i'm spiderman.

Did someone say remix?

Bloc Party - Flux (Twicx Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/bloc-party-flux-twicx-remix

Neil.
29-03-2013, 05:51 PM
Neil's edit sounds like early kasabian

Ok then.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/daves-dave2

Dave
29-03-2013, 07:41 PM
I rerecorded the demo.
I'm a bit happier with this.

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/desert-trash-take-2/s-C5lnY

Lord MFC
30-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Ok then.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/daves-dave2

That's so awesome.

daveno1
31-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Heres a HD live video of my band Two Years In Russia using my Delorean Replica that was buit :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CAs1AOjrbzc

JoshyBarth
01-04-2013, 01:41 PM
A song that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks - My voice has improved a lot recently, so should be much better than the stuff I've put up before :LOL:

Joshua Bartholomew - Menticide
https://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/menticide

cheddatom
02-04-2013, 11:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFJZP755TkA

Dave
02-04-2013, 07:49 PM
https://soundcloud.com/motionswithmotives-1/otherminds-demo-mwm
My band (MWM)'s first orignal song! Its called Otherminds and we're quite happy with it for a first demo.

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 07:52 PM
The panning surprised me.

Dave
02-04-2013, 07:55 PM
The panning surprised me.

I didn't do the producing on it, although I would have preferred to.

Lord MFC
02-04-2013, 08:11 PM
MWM's the name of the band?

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Motions With Motives

Dave
02-04-2013, 08:14 PM
MWM's the name of the band?

Motions With Motives

Motions With Motives is the full name but we mainly call ourselves MWM. Its quicker and easier to say.

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 08:22 PM
It's the same number of syllables though to say it.

Dave
02-04-2013, 08:31 PM
It's the same number of syllables though to say it.

If someone managed to fuck up MWM worse than Motives with motives after hearing them for the first time I'd like to meet this person and give them a hearing aid.

Raurie
02-04-2013, 08:42 PM
If someone managed to fuck up MWM worse than Motives with motives after hearing them for the first time I'd like to meet this person and give them a hearing aid.

NWM/NWN/MWN :p

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 08:43 PM
I like that band, what's their name? I think I heard it's MWN

Dave
02-04-2013, 08:46 PM
NWM/NWN/MWN :p

I like that band, what's their name? I think I heard it's MWN

You read it first :phu:

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 08:46 PM
You read it first :phu:

No!

EDIT: thought you meant I read Raurie's post

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 08:48 PM
In text it would be nice, but if I were on stage I think it would be easier to say the full name instead of an abbreviation that could be misheard and maybe hard to search for too (although that applies for text as well).

But then I've never been on stage so don't listen to what I'm saying.

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 08:53 PM
I was gonna say AVA but they kind of had a headstart being a 'supergroup'

Raurie
02-04-2013, 09:04 PM
Motions without Motives sounds better than MWM anyway. The acronym makes it sound like you're an insurance company or something.

Outside of the name chat here's my constructive criticism:

At the very least either have a stab at mixing it yourself or get literally anyone else on the planet to do it. At the moment there's not really any 'production' to speak of outside of the frankly baffling panning choices made by whatever lunatic you had do that mix. I've honestly never heard a track where literally nothing occupies any of the centre space. It's a demo so you obviously don't need it to be some professionally mastered gem but a better mix will at the very least make it easier to listen to. If you've got multitracks why not let the good people of KnT have a crack at it.

However, even if it is a demo and the production isn't quite up to snuff the performance from each person really should be. The drum fills are particularly ropey and really could use a bit more practice before hitting record. Same goes for the vocal: there's some fairly glaring tuning issues which need attention and the vocalist could really do with annunciating a lot more. What's the point of writing lyrics if you're going to mumble your way through them?

There is some potential though if you get things sorted - bit of a Nirvana-ish vibe or something. Definitely not dreadful for a first original so keep at it.

Edit:

EDIT: thought you meant I read Raurie's post

Totes stealing my ideas.

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:05 PM
Also how'd you go about recording it Dave? Got the raw tracks still as well?

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:05 PM
If you've got multitracks why not let the good people of KnT have a crack at it.

:LOL: Just beat me

Raurie
02-04-2013, 09:11 PM
:LOL: Just beat me

If you let me know what you're going to post next I'll be sure to try not to get in there and beat you to it again :LOL:

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:12 PM
If you let me know what you're going to post next I'll be sure to try not to get in there and beat you to it again :LOL:

Every post I make from now on I shall be sure to inform you prior to me posting :yesey:

Dave
02-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Motions without Motives sounds better than MWM anyway. The acronym makes it sound like you're an insurance company or something.

Outside of the name chat here's my constructive criticism:

At the very least either have a stab at mixing it yourself or get literally anyone else on the planet to do it. At the moment there's not really any 'production' to speak of outside of the frankly baffling panning choices made by whatever lunatic you had do that mix. I've honestly never heard a track where literally nothing occupies any of the centre space. It's a demo so you obviously don't need it to be some professionally mastered gem but a better mix will at the very least make it easier to listen to. If you've got multitracks why not let the good people of KnT have a crack at it.

However, even if it is a demo and the production isn't quite up to snuff the performance from each person really should be. The drum fills are particularly ropey and really could use a bit more practice before hitting record. Same goes for the vocal: there's some fairly glaring tuning issues which need attention and the vocalist could really do with annunciating a lot more. What's the point of writing lyrics if you're going to mumble your way through them?

There is some potential though if you get things sorted - bit of a Nirvana-ish vibe or something. Definitely not dreadful for a first original so keep at it.

Edit:

Totes stealing my ideas.

I just gave a summary of that to the other members. The guitarist (who produced it) basically wants to kill you :LOL:

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:21 PM
I just gave a summary of that to the other members. The guitarist (who produced it) basically wants to kill you :LOL:

Let's hope he does a better job at that than he did with the mix

Do you have the stem tracks?

Lord MFC
02-04-2013, 09:21 PM
I just gave a summary of that to the other members. The guitarist (who produced it) basically wants to kill you :LOL:

The guitarist is a fucking idiot then.

Listen to criticism, you'll learn something.

Dave
02-04-2013, 09:24 PM
Let's hope he does a better job at that than he did with the mix

Do you have the stem tracks?
:LOL:

I'm gonna give it a go myself (if he'll actually put them up :rolleyes:)
I think if I gave them here he'd be really pissed off at me :mad:
The guitarist is a fucking idiot then.

Listen to criticism, you'll learn something.

Hes just taking it personally.

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:25 PM
I think if I gave them here he'd be really pissed off at me :mad:

Then he's even more stupid. Giving other people the chance to remix and upload their efforts opens it up to a wider audience, not only to those remixing but when those people upload their take on it anyone that follows them/is friends with them can listen and get introduced to the band

Dave
02-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Then he's even more stupid. Giving other people the chance to remix and upload their efforts opens it up to a wider audience, not only to those remixing but when those people upload their take on it anyone that follows them/is friends with them can listen and get introduced to the band

He won't even give me the fucking tracks. His pissing me off now :mad:

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Listening to it again, seriously, no offence but it is pretty unlistenable :LOL:

Lord MFC
02-04-2013, 09:31 PM
I dont think the guitarist is really value added.

What's your role?

Raurie
02-04-2013, 09:37 PM
I just gave a summary of that to the other members. The guitarist (who produced it) basically wants to kill you :LOL:

Haha! It's just that I've never heard anything done in quite that way before but maybe the drummer really does play with the snare 30 feet to the side of the kick drum and I'm just misunderstanding the situation ;). I'm genuinely curious about the thought process that went into it because if anything you often find when people are first starting out that they don't make enough of a stereo image and that everything's straight down the middle.

I mean there's some odd stuff going on with this (http://youtu.be/ZbBprURPYFA) like the lead vocals being jarringly off to one side but back they were still playing around with how to mix in stereo and the choice for each element was hard left, hard right or centre. Even then it's not as bats as what your guitarist went for :LOL:

Crowella
02-04-2013, 09:53 PM
I just gave a summary of that to the other members. The guitarist (who produced it) basically wants to kill you :LOL:

Why? He was given constuctive critisism to which to improve your whole music on. He can't take that personally or he won't get anywhere. If he thinks that is harsh, wait until he gets into a (decent/good) recording studio and see how he goes there. ;)

Now for my two cents:

That panning. I was thinking before listening, yeah, okay, it can''t be as hard left and hard right as I think. I was a bit wrong. For one, "lead vocals" should generally be centered, so should any bass and kick drum. That snare as well could do a lot better center or at least not so far right since it seems the most prominent sound in this mix at least.

Your vocalist really needs to show more confidence in both his lyrics and singing. It goes between reading and singing a bit too much for my liking and it sounds like his phrasing/timing goes out with the feel of the song. There is that potential but practice will help.

Drummer also needs to focus more on their fills and general playing. Unless whoever mixed it actually decided to automate random hits louder and softer, your drummer needs to practice their velocities, and practice their fills, and practice all in general to get it right before hitting record. The good thing I can say is at least when they aren't doing fills they are pretty much on time which is something I find more drummers struggle with than fills/technical stuff when recording.

Bass could do with a compressor to help level the higher notes when playing (that you Dave?). Also that particular high note sometimes sounds rushed. Practice to a metronome and record it to see if you can make it flow smoother. I know this because I sometimes am guilty of doing things like this too when I zone out and lose focus on playing. :LOL: Also sounds like the bassist is doing the more challenging work here.

Guitar is okay. I can't really say much about it since it's generally pretty quiet and seems consistent.

I won't say anything about tone/sounds and that because you're really just demoing and getting ideas down and I'm fine with that. Basically, practice will help everyone here and hopefully you guys will get more stuff done. ;)

Haha! It's just that I've never heard anything done in quite that way before but maybe the drummer really does play with the snare 30 feet to the side of the kick drum and I'm just misunderstanding the situation ;). I'm genuinely curious about the thought process that went into it because if anything you often find when people are first starting out that they don't make enough of a stereo image and that everything's straight down the middle.

I mean there's some odd stuff going on with this (http://youtu.be/ZbBprURPYFA) like the lead vocals being jarringly off to one side but back they were still playing around with how to mix in stereo and the choice for each element was hard left, hard right or centre. Even then it's not as bats as what your guitarist went for :LOL:
:LOL:

Yeah, I know for one I'm guilty of really keeping things kind of "down the center" but I would probably prefer that over what is a huge stereo image here.

haze015
02-04-2013, 11:01 PM
Sounds like a field recorder in a practise room with a stereo width plugin set to extremes.

Dave
02-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Why? He was given constuctive critisism to which to improve your whole music on. He can't take that personally or he won't get anywhere. If he thinks that is harsh, wait until he gets into a (decent/good) recording studio and see how he goes there. ;)

Now for my two cents:

That panning. I was thinking before listening, yeah, okay, it can''t be as hard left and hard right as I think. I was a bit wrong. For one, "lead vocals" should generally be centered, so should any bass and kick drum. That snare as well could do a lot better center or at least not so far right since it seems the most prominent sound in this mix at least.

Your vocalist really needs to show more confidence in both his lyrics and singing. It goes between reading and singing a bit too much for my liking and it sounds like his phrasing/timing goes out with the feel of the song. There is that potential but practice will help.

Drummer also needs to focus more on their fills and general playing. Unless whoever mixed it actually decided to automate random hits louder and softer, your drummer needs to practice their velocities, and practice their fills, and practice all in general to get it right before hitting record. The good thing I can say is at least when they aren't doing fills they are pretty much on time which is something I find more drummers struggle with than fills/technical stuff when recording.

Bass could do with a compressor to help level the higher notes when playing (that you Dave?). Also that particular high note sometimes sounds rushed. Practice to a metronome and record it to see if you can make it flow smoother. I know this because I sometimes am guilty of doing things like this too when I zone out and lose focus on playing. :LOL: Also sounds like the bassist is doing the more challenging work here.

Guitar is okay. I can't really say much about it since it's generally pretty quiet and seems consistent.

I won't say anything about tone/sounds and that because you're really just demoing and getting ideas down and I'm fine with that. Basically, practice will help everyone here and hopefully you guys will get more stuff done. ;)


The panning will be fixed (once the guitarist stops being a cunt and either fixes the mix or gives me the tracks).
Our vocalist only recently started singing in a band and this is his first time singing an original. He currently lacks the confidence but like you said, that comes with time.

Our drum mic set-up was painfully primitive. One mic over the drummers head and one on the bass drum. The sudden jumps in volume are down to the mic stand not being very stable but next time we'll try to have a better set-up. He is an amazing drummer and listening to him record it he absolutely nailed it. The recording process screwed him over.

Yes it was me on bass :$ I have the compressor off as I was worried about it destroying my tone. I think the loud high note was down to the fact that in the previous take I barely hit that note and hated the sound of it. And its a very tough riff! None of us has a metronome so we kinda fucked up the timing because of that. Oddly enough when we play it live we're rock solid.

The guitar was recorded afterwards and since the song is a bass heavy song he held off on the volume of the guitar, probably a bit too much.
We'll work better on the next demo, first time for everything! We know now the issues with the song so we'll have it far more improved the next time. And I have an octave pedal now which I was gonna use on the track but I didn't have it at the time.

tl;dr Excuses, it won't happen again.

Crowella
02-04-2013, 11:22 PM
Our drum mic set-up was painfully primitive. One mic over the drummers head and one on the bass drum. The sudden jumps in volume are down to the mic stand not being very stable but next time we'll try to have a better set-up. He is an amazing drummer and listening to him record it he absolutely nailed it. The recording process screwed him over.
I don't want to start beef here so sorry in advance but no he did not "nail it". :( He was in time, yes, but the fills seemed to have parts that are out of time and rushed. I get the impression even with the jumps in volume there are still some areas that could be improved.

Yes it was me on bass :$ I have the compressor off as I was worried about it destroying my tone. I think the loud high note was down to the fact that in the previous take I barely hit that note and hated the sound of it. And its a very tough riff! None of us has a metronome so we kinda fucked up the timing because of that. Oddly enough when we play it live we're rock solid.
Well for one, good work with you guys not playing to a metronome and keeping time like that, that's actually not bad at all. That little bit of compression will help and if you're destroying the tone, you're using too much. A little goes a long way with bass. ;)

The guitar was recorded afterwards and since the song is a bass heavy song he held off on the volume of the guitar, probably a bit too much.
We'll work better on the next demo, first time for everything! We know now the issues with the song so we'll have it far more improved the next time. And I have an octave pedal now which I was gonna use on the track but I didn't have it at the time.

tl;dr Excuses, it won't happen again.
We all learn. Not as if my first recordings were good. In reality, they were probably worse than this by a lot :$

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 11:26 PM
My first ever recordings are all on my soundcloud still :LOL:

Dave
02-04-2013, 11:28 PM
I don't want to start beef here so sorry in advance but no he did not "nail it". :( He was in time, yes, but the fills seemed to have parts that are out of time and rushed. I get the impression even with the jumps in volume there are still some areas that could be improved.


Well for one, good work with you guys not playing to a metronome and keeping time like that, that's actually not bad at all. That little bit of compression will help and if you're destroying the tone, you're using too much. A little goes a long way with bass. ;)


We all learn. Not as if my first recordings were good. In reality, they were probably worse than this by a lot :$

All very good advice. A lot nicer than just getting "Its shit, why are you so shit? Stop being shit lol,fags"

haze015
02-04-2013, 11:37 PM
A compressor doesn't "destroy tone", especially when used correctly.


My first ever recordings are all on my soundcloud still :LOL:

So are mine actually, although on a different Soundcloud profile, will try finding a link if people are interested.

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 11:45 PM
I was gonna say AVA but they kind of had a headstart being a 'supergroup'

AVA still only uses it as a logo. They still call themselves by their full name.

They even do it in a song.

Dave
02-04-2013, 11:47 PM
A compressor doesn't "destroy tone", especially when used correctly.

I know that now. I was just a little worried about it.

Kueller917
02-04-2013, 11:49 PM
Also KnT should have a contest to make the best mix of the song. Winner gets a free signature from Dave and the opportunity to buy Dom's DS-1.

Dave
02-04-2013, 11:51 PM
Also KnT should have a contest to make the best mix of the song. Winner gets a free signature from Dave and the opportunity to buy Dom's DS-1.

And a chance to hear me play my DS-2 (WHICH IS WAY BETTER LOL)

Dominic.
02-04-2013, 11:54 PM
Also KnT should have a contest to make the best mix of the song. Winner gets a free signature from Dave and the opportunity to buy Dom's DS-1.

Can we actually do this? Would be well good. There's loads of places where you can get stem tracks for a track from, we'd all just have to decide on one. It's technical kitten factor!

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:08 AM
Can we actually do this? Would be well good. There's loads of places where you can get stem tracks for a track from, we'd all just have to decide on one. It's technical kitten factor!

It would actually be pretty cool!

Crowella
03-04-2013, 12:08 AM
All very good advice. A lot nicer than just getting "Its shit, why are you so shit? Stop being shit lol,fags"
Well, you need some advice. It's called learning and I'd rather you put up that than nothing at all. Shows your band is not lazing about doing nothing and want to achieve at least something.

I would have spammed another song on here today but my friend wanted to have a go at a basic mix and learned today that headphones/monitors/speakers all react differently to mixes and you shouldn't put so much reverb onto a guitar in mixing. I truly need to buy a set of monitors soon and start doing our stuff "properly" :LOL:

I'd be up for it also. I'd like to just hear how we all comparatively can mix and do things given the same source.

haze015
03-04-2013, 12:16 AM
you shouldn't put so much reverb onto a guitar in mixing.

Some Fender amp spring reverb have like 3.5secs of reverb time.

One example would be that Dub/Reggae guitar stabs will sometimes have that length spring reverb plus compression to get even more out of it.

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:17 AM
Our drum mic set-up was painfully primitive. One mic over the drummers head and one on the bass drum. The sudden jumps in volume are down to the mic stand not being very stable but next time we'll try to have a better set-up. He is an amazing drummer and listening to him record it he absolutely nailed it. The recording process screwed him over.


Did you just place the mics randomly or did you try to do it to get a good stereo sound like the method usually implies?

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Did you just place the mics randomly or did you try to do it to get a good stereo sound like the method usually implies?

Stereo wasn't an option. We placed the overhead one where we thought it would pick up the most sound.

Crowella
03-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Some Fender amp spring reverb have like 3.5secs of reverb time.

One example would be that Dub/Reggae guitar stabs will sometimes have that length spring reverb plus compression to get even more out of it.

If you heard what I mean, you'll understand. It isn't so much the reverb time, rather the characteristics such as the attack and reverb level. It just sounds off in context of the song we're recording.

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:29 AM
Stereo wasn't an option. We placed the overhead one where we thought it would pick up the most sound.

You can use 2 mics and pan them left and right as long as you place them so the snare and kick will remain in the middle.

haze015
03-04-2013, 12:30 AM
If you heard what I mean, you'll understand. It isn't so much the reverb time, rather the characteristics such as the attack and reverb level. It just sounds off in context of the song we're recording.

Its always about context.

Working on one song recently with a piano (Well 3 technically) which has a 7sec reverb time into a compressor set to like -30dB for the threshold and a 1ms attack time (Or less, can't remember what the plugin was capable of).
With sensible settings, just doesn't sound right.

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:30 AM
You can use 2 mics and pan them left and right as long as you place them so the snare and kick will remain in the middle.

Does this set-up only use 2 mics?