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Dominic.
03-04-2013, 12:32 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?

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Crowella
03-04-2013, 12:33 AM
Hold on Dave, did you record the drums with only one mic?

If you have only two overhead mics, look up the recorderman setup. Will get you a pretty good sound with a pretty easy setup. ;)

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:34 AM
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I thought he was talking about purely overhead mics. We had a mic on the kick drum too.

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:34 AM
Hold on Dave, did you record the drums with only one mic?

If you have only two overhead mics, look up the recorderman setup. Will get you a pretty good sound with a pretty easy setup. ;)

We had one mic overhead and one on the kick drum. Both were dynamic.

Dominic.
03-04-2013, 12:35 AM
If you wanted to cheat couldn't you just use the two mics as overheads then do another take mic'ing say the kick and snare? What mics are they?

haze015
03-04-2013, 12:35 AM
Set up one microphone about 6 feet away, slam it through some old school compression emulation and sound instant 60's Garage/Joe Meek. :happy:

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:36 AM
I thought he was talking about purely overhead mics. We had a mic on the kick drum too.

Well it kind of is just using overheads, but if you were using 2 mics you could've done it. I know a video that describes recording and mixing the setup. I'll find it if I can.

I think it's the same method Crowella is on about too.

Dominic.
03-04-2013, 12:36 AM
Both were dynamic.

More about freq response

Crowella
03-04-2013, 12:38 AM
So that snare out on the far right basically meant the drums were panned hard right? :eek:

If you only have those mics, I would go with what Haze said in that case. It'll work in a jam session kind of way. Leave the stereo enhancement out of it.

Also, this is what two overheads can give you. What I would call reasonable. No compression or any effect here, just two "average" quality overhead mics.

(the faint taps that sound metallic once or twice in this soundcloud are the drummer being lolz funny and hitting the mic stands with his sticks)
http://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/oktava-mk-012-drum-test

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:38 AM
If you wanted to cheat couldn't you just use the two mics as overheads then do another take mic'ing say the kick and snare? What mics are they?
We were going to do that but we were concerned about timing issues.
Set up one microphone about 6 feet away, slam it through some old school compression emulation and sound instant 60's Garage/Joe Meek. :happy:
:awesome:
Well it kind of is just using overheads, but if you were using 2 mics you could've done it. I know a video that describes recording and mixing the setup. I'll find it if I can.

I think it's the same method Crowella is on about too.

Our drummer wants his bass drum to be heard properly so we insisted on a mic at the bass drum. His the drummer so we just went with what he wanted. I think the drums came out quite good.

Dominic.
03-04-2013, 12:39 AM
We were going to do that but we were concerned about timing issues.

Tighten up your playing. Plus if you're that bad you can always shift and realign the hits

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:41 AM
So that snare out on the far right basically meant the drums were panned hard right? :eek:

If you only have those mics, I would go with what Haze said in that case. It'll work in a jam session kind of way. Leave the stereo enhancement out of it.

Yes, like everything else for some unholy reason.

We're thinking of investing in a mixing board and borrowing a few mics for the next recording session so a live take could be possible.

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:42 AM
Our drummer wants his bass drum to be heard properly so we insisted on a mic at the bass drum. His the drummer so we just went with what he wanted. I think the drums came out quite good.

Here's one video I found.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X_kMItRI2s

Bass drum sounds good enough. To be honest I think it's worth sacrificing some of the bass drum hit for an overall better drum sound.

Crowella
03-04-2013, 12:47 AM
Kueller has it. Best setup for any beginner drummer to use. Dynamic mics like the SM57 aren't going to be the best in your case unless you want to whack them on snare/tom duty.

Use some condenser mics for overheads. Maybe use other mics on snare/kick/cymbals later on. The more you add, the more annoying the recording/mixing process will be. Try a simpler method first, get comfortable with it then continue from there.

haze015
03-04-2013, 12:48 AM
You need to work out what the relationship between the kick drum and bass is, otherwise that'll get very messy, very quickly. The importance of this is more emphasised in dance music, but still important in all genres.

If you want a big kick, then you need to keep the bass thin or if you want a deep, subby bass, then got to keep the kick thin.

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:51 AM
This is really handy stuff!! Not many bands get this info after their first demo :LOL:

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:52 AM
If you want a big kick, then you need to keep the bass thin or if you want a deep, subby bass, then got to keep the kick thin.

I've never heard it like that actually. I'll have to keep it in mind for the future.

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 12:53 AM
This is really handy stuff!! Not many bands get this info after their first demo :LOL:

kunts deliver

Dave
03-04-2013, 12:54 AM
kunts deliver

They really do!

haze015
03-04-2013, 01:02 AM
I've never heard it like that actually. I'll have to keep it in mind for the future.

Like I said, its more obvious in dance music. So something like Electro will favour the kick whereas D&B will favour bass, which was quite obvious in the early days of the genre.

In guitar based music, reggae will favour the bass guitar over the kick and something like punk where the bass will generally be root notes filling out the guitar, a fat kick will do more for the track. 70's punk bands with big reggae influences actually tended to do the former as a result, listen to The Slits' cover of Heard It Through The Grapevine.

Raurie
03-04-2013, 01:07 AM
I've never heard it like that actually. I'll have to keep it in mind for the future.

Pretty much goes for any instruments that have overlapping frequency ranges. You only have so much 'space' in a mix and if you've got a lot of different elements competing for the same frequencies they'll end up losing definition and getting lost. The same principle can be applied to getting separation between different guitar tracks if you boost a frequency range for one and cut the same frequencies for the other. I normally knock a lot of the low end out of anything that's not a bass instrument/kick drum with an EQ or high pass just to make sure there's not any unnecessary clutter messing up my low end.

Kueller917
03-04-2013, 01:10 AM
Well yeah I know that you have to get everything to fit nicely in different frequency areas but the more specifics of the either-r relationship with the kick drum/bass characteristics is something I never thought of in detail. It makes sense now that I do think of it though.

Dominic.
03-04-2013, 01:14 AM
There's a cool freq analyst plug in from blue cat or something which shows the peaks of the whole freq spectrum or whatever. Handy

haze015
03-04-2013, 01:21 AM
Raurie, I'm not talking about masking and all that, just the relationship between those two will have a drastic impact on the track as a whole, can even help define a band's sound, as well as genre as I've already talked about.

Raurie
03-04-2013, 01:36 AM
Raurie, I'm not talking about masking and all that, just the relationship between those two will have a drastic impact on the track as a whole, can even help define a band's sound, as well as genre as I've already talked about.

Ah right I'm with you, fair enough :).

In other news all this talk has led to me digging out the first mixes I ever did from college about 6 years or so ago. One of them is particularly horrific despite my thinking otherwise at the time:

If I remember rightly we recorded all the guitars (and probably bass) through a Line 6 Pod and are EQ'd to more or less boost everything evenly between 30 and 10k so they sound just as fantastic as you might imagine...
More embarrassingly it looks as though, for reasons unknown to man and science, I thought it was a good idea to clumsily gate the overheads and hi-hats. Guess how that worked out.

Doesn't help that the song is well over 6 minutes long, includes a piano interlude and a minute long instrumental outro where I clearly thought I was Slash (spoiler alert: I'm not).

cheddatom
03-04-2013, 07:49 AM
I've been mixing my reggae/hip-hop band recently and I've found that as well as EQing to meld the kick and bass together, side-chaining is very useful too.

cheddatom
03-04-2013, 03:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkOQw_p0Vhs

Lord MFC
03-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Just use recorderman, David

Crowella
04-04-2013, 03:48 AM
Whoa chedda, great live performance. I've listened to that song on the album quite a lot so I'm really glad to hear how well it translates live.

My band got a bit wierd and decided to "experiment" a bit. :LOL: Not going to be the final product but was worth just mucking around with anyway for that idea.

Might be one of the first songs I tackle recording properly once the guitarist buys his own amp and I can actually monitor how it's going to sound. Pretty much MIDI drums via an electronic kit and everyone going through my (poorly recorded) bass amp. Synths are just simple things I played around with on samplitude, mostly for lulz and because I felt like being different. :LOL:

EDIT: Also no vocals. We can't seem to think of anything reasonable to go with this since our singer is more of a traditional RnB singer by standard.
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/minimal-demo

eivdjo
04-04-2013, 08:56 AM
Wow i really liked the part from about 1.00 to 1.50, the whammy bits were really cool!

Bewilders
05-04-2013, 02:03 PM
My function band:

https://www.facebook.com/interlightband

https://soundcloud.com/interlight

(Home recordings!)

Matthijs
09-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Sounds good! Do you have any live recordings too?

Raurie
18-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Live studio session of one of our latest songs for any post-rock type fanciers here:

T5WZdeYhXV0

We've got a couple more tunes from the same session to put out in the coming weeks that I'll post in here too. In the meantime if you enjoy what you hear give us a like and check out more of our stuff on facebook (www.facebook.com/ProjectWicket).

Lord MFC
18-04-2013, 09:33 PM
I think it's fair to say I'm a fan of Wicket...

D3adstar
18-04-2013, 10:17 PM
Sounds AWESOME :awesome:

Raurie
18-04-2013, 10:24 PM
Ta guys. Pretty much our favourite song we've written at the moment so really love being able to share it!

Alasdair C
22-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Hey everyone, I'm in a band called Aubade, and we recently just released a our first few demos. Let me know what you think :)

http://soundcloud.com/aubade-1

withoutanyname
25-04-2013, 06:34 PM
My band is called Oceanflame:
https://soundcloud.com/oceanflame_music
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oceanflame/172942422729786

Matthijs
29-04-2013, 05:26 PM
Getting ready for our first performance: finally getting everything together :happy: Such a shame the sound system for vocals isn't very good for recording these things though.

https://soundcloud.com/matthijsq/lab-robot-in-the-cube

IntelligentAl
04-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Gonna spam because I've been gone for ages:

https://soundcloud.com/the-tenants/the-tenants-gold-on-the

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhfsujxBc-M&feature=youtu.be

The Red House cover is loads old but only got uploaded recently. Hopefully gonna have some decent recordings of original stuff on soundcloud within a week.

And now I will disappear again yo.

Lord MFC
04-05-2013, 10:20 PM
Do you not do originals? And I mean not that Hole In The Ceiling one... I mean new originals.

Dave
04-05-2013, 10:21 PM
Do you not do originals? And I mean not that Hole In The Ceiling one... I mean new originals.

OH MY GOD JAMlE! YOU CAN'T JUST ASK PEOPLE IF THEY DON'T DO ORIGINALS!!

bucket_
04-05-2013, 10:24 PM
It's Alex though, so Jamie would

IntelligentAl
04-05-2013, 10:25 PM
Do you not do originals? And I mean not that Hole In The Ceiling one... I mean new originals.

Yeah, we do.

Dominic.
05-05-2013, 03:09 AM
I swear Jamie keeps trying to show Alex up because of his dislike for him



and fails :LOL:

Raurie
05-05-2013, 11:00 AM
Speaking of originals :awesome:
Got another of our 'Live Sessions' videos up on Youtube:
H4_urhEE1Zg

Bit more upbeat and groovy than almost every other song we have and a bit of an exercise in seeing how much stuff we could jam into 2 minutes of music.

bucket_
05-05-2013, 11:16 AM
Speaking of originals :awesome:
Got another of our 'Live Sessions' videos up on Youtube:
H4_urhEE1Zg

Bit more upbeat and groovy than almost every other song we have and a bit of an exercise in seeing how much stuff we could jam into 2 minutes of music.

The little riffs you have are great :happy:

Neil.
05-05-2013, 03:49 PM
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/how-much-is-enough

lol idk.

IntelligentAl
05-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Do you not do originals?

https://soundcloud.com/the-tenants/the-tenants-red-wine

I appreciate that this isn't quite on the same level as Hole In My Pocket, but we can't write masterpieces every time.

Dominic.
05-05-2013, 08:21 PM
The Tenants sold out, I prefer their older stuff

/Fabri.gif

Olly.
05-05-2013, 08:26 PM
I know its quite a simple riff but the intro reminds me of hyper music, good nontheless. Would be good to hear your stuff properly mastered and such

Dominic.
05-05-2013, 08:27 PM
If you ever fancy it I'd love to havea go at mixing your stuff Alex

IntelligentAl
05-05-2013, 08:33 PM
I know its quite a simple riff but the intro reminds me of hyper music, good nontheless. Would be good to hear your stuff properly mastered and such

If you ever fancy it I'd love to havea go at mixing your stuff Alex

I never noticed the Hyper Music thing until now. Clearly Matt Bellamy is just pouring out of my every creative orifice.

And to be honest I think a decent recording would probably do more good than more mixing. We always seem rushed when we record :( But if you like, Dom, I can try and get you the raw recordings from Dan to have a go at mixing them yourself? I think he uses Pro Tools, but I honestly have no clue what he does behind that monitor of his. Recording and mixing scares the shit out of me :$

The Tenants sold out, I prefer their older stuff

I do it for the blowjobs and nothing else.

Kueller917
05-05-2013, 08:35 PM
I do it for the blowjobs and nothing else.

Giving or receiving?

Dominic.
05-05-2013, 08:35 PM
I never noticed the Hyper Music thing until now. Clearly Matt Bellamy is just pouring out of my every creative orifice.

And to be honest I think a decent recording would probably do more good than more mixing. We always seem rushed when we record :( But if you like, Dom, I can try and get you the raw recordings from Dan to have a go at mixing them yourself? I think he uses Pro Tools, but I honestly have no clue what he does behind that monitor of his. Recording and mixing scares the shit out of me :$



I do it for the blowjobs and nothing else.

Yeah would be cool to actually record with you but you're from THE NORTH

Yeah I use PT too, mainly I just think it would be cool just to have a go at it

IntelligentAl
05-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Yeah would be cool to actually record with you but you're from THE NORTH

Yeah I use PT too, mainly I just think it would be cool just to have a go at it

Well maybe if you weren't so FUCKING SOUTHERN.

I'll try and get you the audio then, I think Dan even has some recordings of songs you've never heard before.

Giving or receiving?

Not fussy as long as a dick is getting sucked.

Kueller917
05-05-2013, 08:40 PM
Not fussy as long as a dick is getting sucked.

This is the only correct answer.

Raurie
07-05-2013, 05:31 PM
The little riffs you have are great :happy:

Haha, cheers mate. That one always seems to go down well!

Mobius
07-05-2013, 11:42 PM
Not sure if mashups qualify, either way I am a terrible person for doing this I suspect.

https://soundcloud.com/ofluff/get-pompeii-daft-punk-ft

Raurie
08-05-2013, 10:44 PM
Apologies for posting another video in here so soon after the last one but this time it's a proper live vid from a proper live show shot by someone else for a project of theirs so I wasn't really expecting to see it so soon:
-Z5noO4KNCU

Cerpin
09-05-2013, 07:30 PM
Hey,

I've been here for ages, yet I haven't. Anyway, my band just made our new single available for streaming on SoundCloud. It'll be available in your favorite digital retailer/streaming service on the 20th of this month.

Meanwhile, you can check it out here!

https://soundcloud.com/marathonno/everything-that-i-am

Lord MFC
09-05-2013, 07:31 PM
Hey,

I've been here for ages, yet I haven't. Anyway, my band just made our new single available for streaming on SoundCloud. It'll be available in your favorite digital retailer/streaming service on the 20th of this month.

Meanwhile, you can check it out here!

marathonno/everything-that-i-am

fixed

edit: never mind he fixed it! nice track

Olly.
09-05-2013, 08:30 PM
Hey,

I've been here for ages, yet I haven't. Anyway, my band just made our new single available for streaming on SoundCloud. It'll be available in your favorite digital retailer/streaming service on the 20th of this month.

Meanwhile, you can check it out here!

https://soundcloud.com/marathonno/everything-that-i-am

Great intro, great track!

fabripav
09-05-2013, 10:11 PM
Hey,

I've been here for ages, yet I haven't. Anyway, my band just made our new single available for streaming on SoundCloud. It'll be available in your favorite digital retailer/streaming service on the 20th of this month.

Meanwhile, you can check it out here!

https://soundcloud.com/marathonno/everything-that-i-am

What Olly said, basically. When the vocals kick in it's a bit weird, but as soon as the backing vocals come it's way better. Pretty cool.

fixed

edit: never mind he fixed it! nice track

Fucks sake Jamie

Cerpin
10-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Weird is better than boring! Hopefully the song will grow on you after a few listens, and start to feel more "natural".

Crowella
10-05-2013, 12:28 PM
I think it's great. Refreshing to hear something like that. :D

fabripav
10-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Weird is better than boring! Hopefully the song will grow on you after a few listens, and start to feel more "natural".

Oh well definitely :chuckle: and it doesn't really need to grow on me that much, I really liked it on first listen :awesome:

Stewez
10-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Love the track! Liked on Facebook too :)

haze015
14-05-2013, 04:48 PM
https://soundcloud.com/parva-hinton/live-333-mother-live-28-4-2013


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNUGEJ4GFqQ

Dramatic Hammer
14-05-2013, 06:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsoijvoV-Xg

Crowella
16-05-2013, 06:37 AM
Helping another friend of mine with his new stuff. Will basically be a session player forhim and helping him record a project involving a new person every fortnight or so. Think he did okay for his first proper attempt recording.

Mq_moK-4naI

Raurie
20-05-2013, 06:11 PM
Hot of the press. Odd time signatures, thunderstorms, exploding windmills, whammy abuse; hopefully something for everyone here.
J2LvJAOSDcE

Lord MFC
20-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Hot of the press. Odd time signatures, thunderstorms, exploding windmills, whammy abuse; hopefully something for everyone here.
J2LvJAOSDcE

Dude 144p :'(

I do like your band

Raurie
20-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Dude 144p :'(

What's this?

EDIT: That only seems to be happening for me when watching it on the board. Try clicking and watching on youtube. Definitely don't watch it at such a shitty resolution.

EDIT 2: Seems to have everything up to 720p available on the embed now. Didn't know 144p was even an option!

I do like your band
Thanks :)

Lord MFC
20-05-2013, 06:23 PM
It's loading full quality now!

randomparrot
21-05-2013, 12:55 PM
I love it! Is that wooden controller on the floor synced for the video?

Raurie
21-05-2013, 01:45 PM
I love it! Is that wooden controller on the floor synced for the video?

Thanks :)

There's actually a second very similar controller just out of shot that our bassist is using to control the video changes. I'm using the one you can see in a lot of the shots to trigger the mellotron string chords via Ableton Live. We call them WILLIAM and WALLACE but I can't quite remember what those are acronyms for :LOL:

randomparrot
21-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Thanks :)

There's actually a second very similar controller just out of shot that our bassist is using to control the video changes. I'm using the one you can see in a lot of the shots to trigger the mellotron string chords via Ableton Live. We call them WILLIAM and WALLACE but I can't quite remember what those are acronyms for :LOL:

Very Nice! Have you got a link to some more music by you guys? I'd love to hear some other stuff

Matthijs
21-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Reminds me a lot of Porcupine Tree's song Kneel and Disconnect for some reason :) I like it!

Raurie
21-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Reminds me a lot of Porcupine Tree's song Kneel and Disconnect for some reason :) I like it!

Thanks. Never really listened to Porcupine Tree despite frequent recommendations so checking them out now.

Very Nice! Have you got a link to some more music by you guys? I'd love to hear some other stuff

Cheers. Here's a playlist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5WZdeYhXV0&list=PLZa1GTN4iQ1U6dOwIxJTGV43pxXksPKen) with our other Live Sessions videos. Hopefully if you liked that song then "Light Up Berlin" in particular should be right up your street.

We also have a Bandcamp page (http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/) where you can stream our studio EP/demo and the best way to keep up to date with any new tracks or videos is at our Facebook page: facebook.com/projectwicket. Think that covers everything :LOL:

Thanks for listening guys, really appreciate it!

randomparrot
21-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Thanks. Never really listened to Porcupine Tree despite frequent recommendations so checking them out now.



Cheers. Here's a playlist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5WZdeYhXV0&list=PLZa1GTN4iQ1U6dOwIxJTGV43pxXksPKen) with our other Live Sessions videos. Hopefully if you liked that song then "Light Up Berlin" in particular should be right up your street.

We also have a Bandcamp page (http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/) where you can stream our studio EP/demo and the best way to keep up to date with any new tracks or videos is at our Facebook page: facebook.com/projectwicket. Think that covers everything :LOL:

Thanks for listening guys, really appreciate it!
Currently listening to the demos. Really enjoying It

Raurie
21-05-2013, 10:57 PM
Currently listening to the demos. Really enjoying It

Awesome, glad you like them. Also if that was you that just bought the demo then please accept a huge thanks from all 3 of us; it really means a lot and is much appreciated :)

randomparrot
21-05-2013, 11:38 PM
Awesome, glad you like them. Also if that was you that just bought the demo then please accept a huge thanks from all 3 of us; it really means a lot and is much appreciated :)

Always happy to support good music

Dave
25-05-2013, 10:03 PM
https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/never-there

Heres a track I wrote and recorded in 24 hours. I'm really happy with it and I love to here what you guys think of it!

Neil.
25-05-2013, 11:19 PM
So, I just finished my finals a few days ago, and this kinda feels like the kind of track I should be making right now. Something along the lines of Groove Armada's By The River, but with Audrey Hepburn.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/audrey-hephopburn-wip

Idk, I think it needs a good string bit to it. I'd love to know how to use something like one of the NI String plugins, but I wouldn't know which is the best one to go for, or if there's a better string plugin.

Raurie
25-05-2013, 11:56 PM
So, I just finished my finals a few days ago, and this kinda feels like the kind of track I should be making right now. Something along the lines of Groove Armada's By The River, but with Audrey Hepburn.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/audrey-hephopburn-wip

Idk, I think it needs a good string bit to it. I'd love to know how to use something like one of the NI String plugins, but I wouldn't know which is the best one to go for, or if there's a better string plugin.

Sounds cool. I've used a fair few String plugins with varying results; never got anything sounding as warm and natural as recording the real thing but definitely not bad. Check out NI 'Session Strings'. Really good for more contemporary and pop stuff rather than classical and it has some really cool soul/Motown style sounds that could work really well with this sort of thing.

Neil.
26-05-2013, 12:01 AM
Sounds cool. I've used a fair few String plugins with varying results; never got anything sounding as warm and natural as recording the real thing but definitely not bad. Check out NI 'Session Strings'. Really good for more contemporary and pop stuff rather than classical and it has some really cool soul/Motown style sounds that could work really well with this sort of thing.

Cheers. I'll give it a look. I think if i can get something kinda orchestral and then put a sort of subtle vibrato effect on it to make it sound like an old slightly-warped record, I'd be happy with that.

Possibly a little piano thrown in for good measure?

Neil.
26-05-2013, 06:59 PM
Still needs some work, but this is as far as I got tonight.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/hepburn

peacekeeper_
28-05-2013, 11:16 AM
/Forest Fires/ (http://soundcloud.com/wearepeacekeeper/forest-fires) (I don't know how to embed Soundcloud :S)

A little thing my band did in a day. We just wanted to get something out there for people to listen to. It's a bit different from what we usually do, but we like it.

Samples are from an old Canadian forest fire Public Information Film and an American Emergency Broadcast System warning if anyone was remotely interested.

Raurie
31-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Found time in between making the Live Sessions videos to finish off a new studio track. Really pleased with how it came out, definitely a step up in terms of production compared to the demo. Check it out:
http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/track/know-your-roots
(Stream and free download)

Dave
09-06-2013, 10:42 PM
I've made a new EP.

https://soundcloud.com/jpto/shutter?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/krank?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/with-you?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/im-glad-shes-gone?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/never-there?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/wolf-at-the-door?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep
https://soundcloud.com/jpto/relie?in=jpto/sets/peace-genocide-ep

Dominic.
09-06-2013, 10:46 PM
2 much soundcloud on a page, make a set enit

Dave
09-06-2013, 10:53 PM
2 much soundcloud on a page, make a set enit

I did but everyone only listens to the first song and then fucks off.

Kueller917
10-06-2013, 12:00 AM
I did but everyone only listens to the first song and then fucks off.

And now I listened to the first song and then forgot to hit play for the next song.

I'm getting through it.

Neil.
21-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Thought I'd have a crack at using a vocoder.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/laissez-faire-wip

Serious WIP, but I'm liking it so far.... i think.

Maneachicken
08-07-2013, 11:52 PM
W.I.P Demo thing.

First time I've tried experimenting with blues and I don't sing that often.

https://soundcloud.com/aaron-richard-smith/aaron-smith-enemy-inside

bucket_
09-07-2013, 06:41 PM
A few new ideas, literally have next to no structure though, just wanted to get them down and get opinions...

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/the-slinky-one

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/simple-choonz-innit

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/happy-g-choon

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/weird-harmonies

Last one speeds up like mental, not sure why I did that...

ross_geller66
09-07-2013, 08:58 PM
My first EP

https://soundcloud.com/crybabyfr/sets/crybaby-ep

Maneachicken
13-07-2013, 08:00 PM
http://soundcloud.com/aaron-richard-smith/aaron-smith-enemy-inside

Finally finished this track of mine, criticism would be great, I barely sing or pick up a Guitar, I mainly stick to Piano and Bass!

Cheers

:)

Alasdair C
16-07-2013, 12:01 PM
Hey people, check out my band's new song. One of our first attempts at recording with live drums!

https://soundcloud.com/aubade-1/tigers-eye

Neil.
17-07-2013, 12:48 PM
fucking love making filter house right now.
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/the-one-that-got-away

Neil.
19-07-2013, 03:06 PM
double post, just for the lels.

Needs moar sidechaynz?
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/m83-outro-twicx-remix

Dave
20-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Heres a demo (i.e a bad take but we're going to re-record it as some point)
https://soundcloud.com/mwm_music/mwm-psycadellia-demo/s-7z8WF

I know some bits of very bad (we'd only finalised most of the song the day before) but it gives a good idea of the song.

fabripav
20-07-2013, 05:03 PM
Heres a demo (i.e a bad take but we're going to re-record it as some point)

I know some bits of very bad (we'd only finalised most of the song the day before) but it gives a good idea of the song.

It's really good. Except the vocals. They're atrocious :(

Dave
20-07-2013, 05:06 PM
It's really good. Except the vocals. They're atrocious :(

Our vocalist has found a new style of singing (much more attack, kinda Chris Cornell mixed with the style in the demo) so he sings it a lot better now.

fabripav
20-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Our vocalist has found a new style of singing (much more attack, kinda Chris Cornell mixed with the style in the demo) so he sings it a lot better now.

I hope so for you :p

Dominic.
20-07-2013, 05:13 PM
Can't play

Dominic.
20-07-2013, 05:13 PM
Dw, just didn't play on the embed, works on the actual soundcloud site

Dominic.
20-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Corrrrr dem vocals

Raurie
20-07-2013, 05:27 PM
Heres a demo (i.e a bad take but we're going to re-record it as some point)
https://soundcloud.com/motionswithmotives-1/mwm-psycadellia-demo/s-7z8WF

I know some bits of very bad (we'd only finalised most of the song the day before) but it gives a good idea of the song.

Are you the guy who had the demo before with all the really odd panning? If so then this is a big improvement. Either way here's my thoughts (not all negative and hopefully constructive):

Sounds like the performance is really quite loose which doesn't really do the recording any favours. When you've got issues like people audibly knocking mics (2.50) and that sort of thing it seems rather like a bit more time and care could have been taken. Still. The drums in particular are dodgy more or less all the way through with all sorts of timing issues and whatnot particularly on the fills.

The vocals aren't really that bad to be honest but the mix and production do nothing to flatter them and help them mesh with the track. The aforementioned knock and some pretty erratic levels on the vocals suggest that it might be worth your vocalist spending a bit of time working on mic technique as that'll help with these issues.

Guitars and bass are pretty solid, plenty of potential there and not a lot to criticise although mix-wise I do feel like the guitars are overwhelming everything else at points (especially the vocals).

Really the important things to take from this are to make sure you practice, practice, practice until you're ready to record and can all play every bit of the song comfortably and consistently. Make sure to go through and check for any stray noises or mistakes that shouldn't be there and remove them: If this means recording a whole new take then do it because it'll be well worth it to get an infinitely better final product. If you're mixing this stuff yourselves then just keep at it and make sure to try and improve each time. If someone else from outside the band is mixing it for you then consider looking elsewhere.

Lord MFC
20-07-2013, 05:35 PM
The vocals aren't really that bad to be honest but the mix and production do nothing to flatter them and help them mesh with the track. The aforementioned knock and some pretty erratic levels on the vocals suggest that it might be worth your vocalist spending a bit of time working on mic technique as that'll help with these issues.



Basically what I thought. He can sing!

Dave
20-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Are you the guy who had the demo before with all the really odd panning? If so then this is a big improvement. Either way here's my thoughts (not all negative and hopefully constructive):

Sounds like the performance is really quite loose which doesn't really do the recording any favours. When you've got issues like people audibly knocking mics (2.50) and that sort of thing it seems rather like a bit more time and care could have been taken. Still. The drums in particular are dodgy more or less all the way through with all sorts of timing issues and whatnot particularly on the fills.

The vocals aren't really that bad to be honest but the mix and production do nothing to flatter them and help them mesh with the track. The aforementioned knock and some pretty erratic levels on the vocals suggest that it might be worth your vocalist spending a bit of time working on mic technique as that'll help with these issues.

Guitars and bass are pretty solid, plenty of potential there and not a lot to criticise although mix-wise I do feel like the guitars are overwhelming everything else at points (especially the vocals).

Really the important things to take from this are to make sure you practice, practice, practice until you're ready to record and can all play every bit of the song comfortably and consistently. Make sure to go through and check for any stray noises or mistakes that shouldn't be there and remove them: If this means recording a whole new take then do it because it'll be well worth it to get an infinitely better final product. If you're mixing this stuff yourselves then just keep at it and make sure to try and improve each time. If someone else from outside the band is mixing it for you then consider looking elsewhere.

Thanks. Its nice to get constructive criticism (fabri). And yeah, that was us :facepalm:
This was recorded about 3 weeks ago when the song was about 2 days old. We were given the chance to record 2 songs (At the time we only had 1 completed) so we solidified this over a practice session and recorded this the next day.

He is a very good vocalist but in this performance he didn't quite get it right. The production on this was done fairly quickly to give us something as the group we recorded it with felt we deserved a re-recording session since they messed up a lot of the footage (the performance was live and filmed btw). I'm having a go at some editing myself but without the isolated tracks its quite hard.

I kinda felt sorry for our drummer. He is a great drummer but me and the guitarist kept changing our ideas for this song and kept forgetting to tell him the cues so the performance doesn't really do him justice. But we want to give the verses a more powerful sound so we want to change the drum lines a bit anyway.

We all felt the mixing for the guitar and bass was a bit off. In a for a 3 piece (musically) like us we think the bass should be a bit louder to fill out the sound. But as I said before, this mixing was done quickly.

We have a practice session tomorrow where we'll be rehearsing for the first time as a full band in over two months so we really need to practice. Once we do the re-recordings and if they're good we'll release them properly in some form. I just wanted to show it to ye to get some feedback and I got it.

Raurie
20-07-2013, 06:07 PM
This was recorded about 3 weeks ago when the song was about 2 days old. We were given the chance to record 2 songs (At the time we only had 1 completed) so we solidified this over a practice session and recorded this the next day.

I kinda felt sorry for our drummer. He is a great drummer but me and the guitarist kept changing our ideas for this song and kept forgetting to tell him the cues so the performance doesn't really do him justice.


It definitely shows that the song's under-rehearsed but a positive way to look at it is that when you come to re-record you've got a solid benchmark to listen to and work out what you want to improve or do differently and a point of comparison for afterwards. I definitely know how tempting it can be to record new material soon after it's written. This track (http://projectwicket.bandcamp.com/track/get-in-ms-riley-2) was recorded under similar circumstances to your one; people wanted to film us for their project we'd only just written it, the structure was worked out 10 minutes before the first take but we wanted to play it because it was new and we only had one other track. So this is completely understandable.


We all felt the mixing for the guitar and bass was a bit off. In a for a 3 piece (musically) like us we think the bass should be a bit louder to fill out the sound. But as I said before, this mixing was done quickly.



If you're identifying things that you're not happy with and areas that you need to pay attention to then that's definitely a step in the right direction. It all comes with practice really - I listened back to some mixes of songs I did 5 years ago and they're fucking cringeworthy but I find I'm improving with every mix I do (even if I'm still lightyears away from as good as I want to be!).

Something else that's just just occurred to me on a second listen is that I can don't think I can hear any kick drum anywhere in the whole 4 minutes. I thought something sounded strange and that's what it is. Should say as well that the snare and cymbals sound pretty nice even if the performance is a bit ropey :)

Crowella
21-07-2013, 12:22 PM
That moment when you spend 10 minutes jamming a song out then spend another hour or two writing it and come up with something you really enjoy.

I'll have to do another recording of this now we have another guitarist or two and that I can actually sing in it so it's developed a tiny bit but the idea is there. :LOL:

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

Matthijs
21-07-2013, 04:01 PM
sounds pretty nice! In the 'chorus' (2:45 ish) I'd love more low bass to make a change and beefen it up.

Not bad for a 10 minute jam / 2 hour writing :D

Phill
21-07-2013, 08:53 PM
i like that Crowella!

Neil.
22-07-2013, 12:07 AM
I'm really starting to grow a liking to vocoders.
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/sound-of-silence-wip

fabripav
22-07-2013, 12:15 AM
Make a vocoder song about spiderman vs banter

Lord MFC
22-07-2013, 07:11 AM
I'm really starting to grow a liking to vocoders.
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/sound-of-silence-wip

YES. Big love for Simon & Garfunkel!

Neil.
22-07-2013, 12:00 PM
YES. Big love for Simon & Garfunkel!

only thing I'm not sure about (so far) is whether it should be slightly faster.

Neil.
23-07-2013, 07:37 PM
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/sound-of-silence

Dave
23-07-2013, 07:46 PM
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/sound-of-silence

:eek:

Neil.
23-07-2013, 07:46 PM
:eek:

.... is that good or bad?

Dave
23-07-2013, 07:49 PM
.... is that good or bad?

Amazing.

Neil.
23-07-2013, 07:49 PM
Amazing.

oh right. cheers!

JoshyBarth
24-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Something New :)

Joshua Bartholomew - Take the Skies
https://soundcloud.com/joshybarth/take-the-skies

Neil.
28-07-2013, 07:00 PM
SHORYUKEN!!!!
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/shoryuken

DomMuse99
29-07-2013, 11:18 AM
Subscribe to me on YouTube DOMOMUSE
only been playing guitar for 6 months
Great muse covers

Martin
29-07-2013, 06:42 PM
Here is a yt of me playing guitar. First time I picked a guitar up in about 2 years

http://youtu.be/ncT6wAS0PSs

Guitar playing starts at about 35 seconds in

superimposition
03-08-2013, 10:11 PM
https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/ahaha-haha

Something I'm working on right now.

haze015
04-08-2013, 08:24 PM
That is clipping quite heavily and not in a pretty way.

bucket_
05-08-2013, 08:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whG86dvv5YA

Summat I've been fiddling around with recently, komments be welkom...

Dave
05-08-2013, 11:36 PM
It sounds really cool! I love it when a song uses interesting chords rahter than just the standard ones.

btw Can I just say, your fingers make even the more normal of chords look like a massive stretch!

bucket_
05-08-2013, 11:38 PM
It sounds really cool! I love it when a song uses interesting chords rahter than just the standard ones.

btw Can I just say, your fingers make even the more normal of chords look like a massive stretch!

Thanks man :happy: Yeah, I like to try and find weirder chords. Well, not weirder, just non-standard, there's some really cool sounding ones

:LOL: Trudat. But if they sound ite WHO CARES

Kueller917
05-08-2013, 11:40 PM
Will has the magic fingers.

EDIT: What's up with the emoticon in the title anyways?

Dave
05-08-2013, 11:42 PM
Thanks man :happy: Yeah, I like to try and find weirder chords. Well, not weirder, just non-standard, there's some really cool sounding ones

:LOL: Trudat. But if they sound ite WHO CARES

I say that but then I have a song demo I'm thinking of posting here with just power chords :LOL:
But I really enjoy the unusual details of a strange, underused chord.

bucket_
05-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Will has the magic fingers.

EDIT: What's up with the emoticon in the title anyways?

enit

wut?

I say that but then I have a song demo I'm thinking of posting here with just power chords :LOL:
But I really enjoy the unusual details of a strange, underused chord.

:LOL: Power chords are just as good, it's just the way you use them I guess. Yesh, me too

superimposition
06-08-2013, 02:24 AM
That is clipping quite heavily and not in a pretty way.

Yeah I noticed. I'll rerecord it. Cheers!

haze015
06-08-2013, 02:41 AM
Been doing a fair bit of synthpop lately because I secretly wish I was Vince Clark.

https://soundcloud.com/3rd-storey-chemist/shed-a-tear


Yeah I noticed. I'll rerecord it. Cheers!

Just make sure the master channel is not going over 0dB at any point, then bounce. If you're worried about volume, try doing some basic mastering or I'd be happy to do that for the price of a pint or two. :)

Crowella
06-08-2013, 11:23 AM
Quickest recording a bit too late at night but had to show off the Pedulla in a recording situation. Truly loving it.

https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/pedulla-groove

No messing around with anything in the DAW. Just Mic and DI. I do need to slightly lower the bass on the amp though. The Pedulla produces quite a bit more than most basses and it seems like the Ampeg is pretty heavy on the bass EQ even sligtly below noon.

Matthijs
06-08-2013, 11:41 AM
The bass seems very distant to me, but I like the sound of it! Could use more mids imho.

Crowella
06-08-2013, 11:45 AM
Yeah, I realise that I turned the volume too low. I wasn't using my monitors but some cheaper headphones which tend to hype the lows. Easy fix.

The reason I say lower bass is to bring the mids up (by raising overall volume then). I already have the mids close to 4 o clock on the amp. Can't go too much higher.

EDIT: The distance may be because both bass tracks are HARD panned to either side. This isn't normal and something I totally forgot to correct in Audacity. At least you can hear what the DI (left) and Mic (right) does.
EDIT 2: Got back home to see the recording desk... I realise that someone that wasn't me has turned the Low and High EQ up on the channel I was using for the DI. Derp. Makes sense now. I'll re-record in the morning.

bucket_
09-08-2013, 04:52 PM
Stuff Sammy and I made!

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/feral-184

You might want to check the description for clarification on certain aspects

Neil.
11-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Got very board tonight. This happened.
https://soundcloud.com/twicx/glorious-wip

LOLIDK'D!

Impulse 101
15-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Feel free to rip away.

http://youtu.be/Fof7WdT4k6k

A quick users guide:
0:00 Don't tell me you love me. Solo@1:27
3:34 Tainted Love Whammy Solo@4:48
7:03 Crazy Train solo@9:31

I know one of the runs was out of key in the DTMYLM solo, I was trying not to think of the five chicks bouncing in front of me.
:)


JT

LiT
15-08-2013, 08:12 PM
Here are a few tunes I've written. I have almost 40 songs by now, most of them are post-punk/indie influenced, bands like Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Joy Division, etc. And nowadays I've been working on some surf rock stuff too.

Montreal (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-montr-al)

Vimanas (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-vimanas)

Two Suns (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-two-suns)

Mist of Certainty (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-mist-of)

Say Hello To Strangers (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-say-hello-to)

The Night Has Never Been So Bright (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-the-night-has)

Writing songs became my new hobby.:happy:

bucket_
15-08-2013, 08:17 PM
Here are a few tunes I've written. I have almost 40 songs by now, most of them are post-punk/indie influenced, bands like Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Joy Division, etc. And nowadays I've been working on some surf rock stuff too.

Montreal (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-montr-al)

Vimanas (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-vimanas)

Two Suns (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-two-suns)

Mist of Certainty (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-mist-of)

Say Hello To Strangers (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-say-hello-to)

The Night Has Never Been So Bright (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-the-night-has)

Writing songs became my new hobby.:happy:

Montreal

Old Yellow Bricks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w47RNPRe3co

Coincidence? :LOL: Gonna listen to the rest

LiT
15-08-2013, 08:18 PM
You totally got it. Yeah it was influenced by Old Yellow Bricks:D The intro at least.

Kueller917
15-08-2013, 08:19 PM
Listening to Vimanas. Not bad. Will hear more when I get home so I don't have to use my phone.

bucket_
15-08-2013, 08:22 PM
You totally got it. Yeah it was influenced by Old Yellow Bricks:D The intro at least.

The riff is basically the same, but in a different key, that's a bit more than influenced... :LOL:

Also, Vimanas' verse rhythm reminded me of Trumpet Or Tap by Biffy a bit but that could just be me. Same as Kueller though, not bad!

edit: I like Two Suns, slightly weird ethereal feel to it. Tune dat guitar though

LiT
15-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Listening to Vimanas. Not bad. Will hear more when I get home so I don't have to use my phone.

Cheers. In the meantime, I'm posting where I'm heading with my surf rock direction:

Singapore Sing (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-singapore) (The solo was totally random, but sounds good imo)

Trails of Cinque Terre (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-trails-of)

Surfing Back in Time (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-surfing-back) (I added heavy octave to the surf rock sound)

LiT
15-08-2013, 08:29 PM
The riff is basically the same, but in a different key, that's a bit more than influenced... :LOL:

Also, Vimanas' verse rhythm reminded me of Trumpet Or Tap by Biffy a bit but that could just be me. Same as Kueller though, not bad!

edit: I like Two Suns, slightly weird ethereal feel to it. Tune dat guitar though

Haha, I don't know that Biffy song, so that was maybe just coincidence. However Montreal was totally Arctic, altough the riff is not exactly the same, different key and the second part is lil bit different.

Thanks, yeah since I got that guitar tone like on Two Suns, I tend to use it in most songs. It has a nice sound.

fabripav
15-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Surfing Back in Time (https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-surfing-back) (I added heavy octave to the surf rock sound)

This is pretty good.

LiT
15-08-2013, 08:41 PM
This is pretty good.

Thank you:)

LiT
16-08-2013, 12:48 PM
I just finished a Prog rock influenced song. I always wanted to create a song like this style. Altough it's not Drop D, I actually preferred the Standard tuning for the main riff, sounded better. Still feels like a prog rock song imo. Here it is:

https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-searching

blackout_677
17-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Hey guys,

here you can watch a videoclip of my band.
In this video I play my old manson replica:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdnjFczo2bc

haze015
17-08-2013, 09:23 PM
Recording from most recent gig supporting Deviant UK.

https://soundcloud.com/parva-hinton/live-333-mother-live-09-08


Parva Hinton T-shirts are available to pre-order from here. (http://parvahinton.bandcamp.com/merch/monster-t-shirt)

Neil.
26-08-2013, 12:57 AM
some sort of random conglomerates of vintagesque genres. lol idk. 14 minutes of random. how many musics can you identify?

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/minimix-i

Raurie
26-08-2013, 10:10 AM
some sort of random conglomerates of vintagesque genres. lol idk. 14 minutes of random. how many musics can you identify?

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/minimix-i

Haven't listened to the whole thing but skipped around a bit. So strange hearing that piano loop at the start without it being followed by the rest of Endtroducing :LOL:. Heard a bit of Kavinsky in there too which I like very much. The whole thing gets a bit baggy in the middle but it's pretty cool.

bucket_
28-08-2013, 08:55 PM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/interlude-jam

Fingerpickin' goood

When I came up with this I thought it could work well as an interlude but now I'm not so sure, seems a bit long for that :erm:

Matthijs
28-08-2013, 08:57 PM
mmm... if you're thinking 'nishe' wise, I think it could work as an interlude. Just needs good phrasing with drums/bass if you mean to do it in a full band setting.

bucket_
28-08-2013, 09:03 PM
mmm... if you're thinking 'nishe' wise, I think it could work as an interlude. Just needs good phrasing with drums/bass if you mean to do it in a full band setting.

Yeah. The drums were just intended as a temporary thing, thought acoustic taps would sound better than a Kaossilator preset :chuckle: I thought the little reverb slapbacks from it were kinda cool though.

I can imagine it done as a full band in my head so I guess that's a positive, if I want to play it in a live setting...

LiT
30-08-2013, 02:40 PM
I found a really interesting guitar tone (with freakin lots of reverb) and the result is this noise rock song. I could say it might have been inspired by A Place To Bury Strangers. What do you guys think? I might be heading this noisey direction now.

https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-sunrays-that

bucket_
30-08-2013, 10:46 PM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/the-fall-wip

So, first original with lyrics and vocals... albiet lacking drums and bass. I really struggle with getting a good distorted tone..

Comments would be muchas appreciated!

LiT
30-08-2013, 10:49 PM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/the-fall-wip

So, first original with lyrics and vocals... albiet lacking drums and bass. I really struggle with getting a good distorted tone..

Comments would be muchas appreciated!

Cool! Sounds like it was inspired by Porcupine Tree.

bucket_
30-08-2013, 11:20 PM
Cool! Sounds like it was inspired by Porcupine Tree.

Thanks dude! Never listened to Porcupine Tree though, despite meaning to :LOL:

Matthijs
31-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Go download "Fear of a Blank Planet", "Deadwing", "In Absentia" and "The Incident" for their best albums (imho, conveniently also their latest albums)

Natural Stranger
09-09-2013, 01:24 AM
Hello,

We are a Brooklyn based band named Natural Stranger and we just released our debut EP. We would love to share it with you! Hope you like it.

Rock On,

Natural Stranger :D

http://naturalstranger.bandcamp.com/album/summer-so-far

bucket_
09-09-2013, 07:59 PM
Hello,

We are a Brooklyn based band named Natural Stranger and we just released our debut EP. We would love to share it with you! Hope you like it.

Rock On,

Natural Stranger :D

http://naturalstranger.bandcamp.com/album/summer-so-far

This is really cool. Pretty well mixed, tight too. Only thing that can sometimes be a bit off key to my ears is the vocals, but not much at all, I like the dude's voice! Good stuff.

coffee_and_tv
18-09-2013, 12:45 PM
i'm about to leave these guys for a couple of years to go travel/study, but it's worth checking out my band alchemy. dirty, (we think) sexy rock'n'roll music: www.facebook.com/alchemymelbourne, www.soundcloud.com/alchemymelbourne.

we've got an album coming out (getting mixed at the moment), which should be pretty excellent

bucket_
24-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Starting Music Tech has got my arse into gear a tad, finally using all the plugins and VSTs in Cubase. Did this but it's early stages, planning to add vocals, another section maybe. Something to make it less samey..

https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/brass-arse

Martin
28-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Me fucking up my way through the Munster's theme.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xURvU20aces&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxURvU20aces%26feature%3 Dyoutu.be

superimposition
13-10-2013, 04:28 AM
Hello KnT. I've been working on a chiptune song and it's actually finished but I'm not content with the mastering yet so could you give me some critique?

https://soundcloud.com/superimposition/dick
Thanks in advance!! :)

LiT
14-10-2013, 06:25 PM
I've written a new a song in the last few days. I was inspired by Muse, QOTSA and Arctic Monkeys.

https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-telescopes-are

Lozo
14-10-2013, 07:05 PM
I've written a new a song in the last few days. I was inspired by Muse, QOTSA and Arctic Monkeys.

https://soundcloud.com/lit-9/david-litresits-telescopes-are

Nice ! I really like it :)

LiT
14-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Nice ! I really like it :)

Thank you:happy:

Dave
21-10-2013, 08:45 PM
I need your help, everyone! Theres a local rock festival going on and they are looking for bands to play at it. But what they're doing is going by public poll. What I need you to do is follow the instructions in the post below. Liking my bands facebook page too would be a plus ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MotionsWithMotives/posts/386882961414822

Kueller917
21-10-2013, 08:47 PM
Good luck!

Dave
21-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Good luck!

Thanks! :)

haze015
22-10-2013, 04:26 AM
https://soundcloud.com/3rd-storey-chemist/parva-hinton-tourists-taster

https://soundcloud.com/3rd-storey-chemist/parva-hinton-freud-taster

Dave
29-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Since its possible my band will start doing songs in Drop C song I took the chance to write a gnargly bassline influenced by Scott Reeder.

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/running-boar/s-GgUZw

randomparrot
01-12-2013, 02:21 AM
A short piano composition I wrote for an Assignment. I'll be getting some feedback from my lecturer soon but it would be great to hear what some of you guys who play piano have to say about it

https://soundcloud.com/max-penticost-music/3-142-years-a-composition-for

Maneachicken
01-12-2013, 06:34 PM
Posted this a little while ago but did some extra mixing on the levels and things, I know I haven't got the strongest voice in the world but feedback would be great!

http://open.spotify.com/track/5uUOCTeft2SPKPiuB68erd

stuffitv3
31-12-2013, 10:28 PM
Hey fellow Musers,

Thought I'd drop in and plug my latest band Water District. Please check out our tracks on soundcloud.

Thanks

https://soundcloud.com/water-district

Neil.
01-01-2014, 12:36 PM
i dun made a hoose muzik.

https://soundcloud.com/twicx/now-is-the-time

haze015
01-01-2014, 08:41 PM
http://parvahinton.bandcamp.com/album/tourists

New single. Enjoy.

Crowella
04-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Can we plz haz drumah so we can gig plox?

https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/untitled-song-demo-1

Raurie
05-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Can we plz haz drumah so we can gig plox?

https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/untitled-song-demo-1

Noice! Got any more?

Crowella
05-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Thanks, I'll see what I can put up when I get to my PC. We have a few songs recorded in demo quality, just have to sift through all the ideas.

EDIT: I've posted some of these before but here they are below this post. I apologise for the quality of them, they're just home jobs done for the sake of getting something out there.

Crowella
06-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Moar, probably heard these before in this thread. First one is actually us recorded live with the exception of vocals.

https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/something
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/iapetus

randomparrot
07-01-2014, 06:56 PM
A piece I did for a post-modern assignment

https://soundcloud.com/max-penticost-music/do-androids-dream-of-electric

Raurie
07-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Thanks, I'll see what I can put up when I get to my PC. We have a few songs recorded in demo quality, just have to sift through all the ideas.

EDIT: I've posted some of these before but here they are below this post. I apologise for the quality of them, they're just home jobs done for the sake of getting something out there.


Don't think I've heard either of them before but then I only tend to dip into this thread every so often seeing as the quantity and quality of material varies so much!

Great stuff though, all three are very cool and thought the first two were particularly fantastic. Lots of potential there and to be honest the recording quality didn't really get in the way of enjoying the songs at all. Everything comes across really well in spite of any production issues but would also love to hear them all polished up and whatnot though.

superimposition
26-01-2014, 07:05 PM
https://christofferzimmermann.bandcamp.com/track/fs-vcs

I made a doom track

Dave
26-01-2014, 09:24 PM
https://christofferzimmermann.bandcamp.com/track/fs-vcs

I made a doom track

This makes me want to move to Switzerland and form a band with you :(
Fucking love it!!

superimposition
26-01-2014, 09:31 PM
aw gosh thanks!! :happy:

we could collab at some point if you like? im busy as of now but it should happen!!

Dave
26-01-2014, 09:33 PM
aw gosh thanks!! :happy:

we could collab at some point if you like? im busy as of now but it should happen!!

I'm busy too right now but come summer I'll be free to work away :D

fabripav
27-01-2014, 07:47 AM
That was rather nice Chris

superimposition
28-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Thanks, Fabri!! :happy:

randomparrot
28-01-2014, 10:14 PM
https://soundcloud.com/max-penticost-music/love-heartbreaker
It's a rescore of a scene from the film Heartbreaker that I did for an assignment earlier this month. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Raurie
29-01-2014, 12:39 AM
https://soundcloud.com/max-penticost-music/love-heartbreaker
It's a rescore of a scene from the film Heartbreaker that I did for an assignment earlier this month. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Not really that easy to comment on it as a score without the visual. Don't really care so much for the melody: feels a bit aimless and improvised at the moment but obviously that perception might change in context. Like the chordal stuff between 0'20" and 0'36" though so would have been interested to hear it based around that idea a bit more but context blah blah. Any chance of hearing it with picture?

randomparrot
29-01-2014, 12:46 AM
Not really that easy to comment on it as a score without the visual. Don't really care so much for the melody: feels a bit aimless and improvised at the moment but obviously that perception might change in context. Like the chordal stuff between 0'20" and 0'36" though so would have been interested to hear it based around that idea a bit more but context blah blah. Any chance of hearing it with picture?

I'll upload a drop box link and PM it to you tomorrow

superimposition
01-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Oh could you share the link maybe? I'm curious aswell

randomparrot
01-02-2014, 02:54 PM
I should be getting my lecturer's feedback on Tuesday

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qbbpn72uhxaykx/Heartbreaker%20Romance.mov

superimposition
02-02-2014, 01:50 AM
it's pretty cool! in my opinion, the entire section up until 0.14 is a tinyyyyyy bit too fast. the almost-kiss-part is fantastically done tho!
and a thing about the last part id do differently is maybe repeat the main motif thing once less. it would work just as well if the piano stopped at 0.44 and the strings just faded (slowly). but thats just my opinion :)

but its good work man keep it coming. :happy:

randomparrot
02-02-2014, 02:58 PM
it's pretty cool! in my opinion, the entire section up until 0.14 is a tinyyyyyy bit too fast. the almost-kiss-part is fantastically done tho!
and a thing about the last part id do differently is maybe repeat the main motif thing once less. it would work just as well if the piano stopped at 0.44 and the strings just faded (slowly). but thats just my opinion :)

but its good work man keep it coming. :happy:

Funny that you mention the repetition of the main motif at the end. I watched it again before I posted it here and realised I wanted to change it :facepalm:

Cheers for the feedback man. I'll definitely take it into account for the next stuff I do

museheadmusic
07-02-2014, 12:48 AM
MUSEHEAD was chosen to compete in Hard Rock Rising 2014 !
VOTE NOW 4 US to play in Rome, Italy for 40k Fans!!!
VOTING ENDS Feb 17
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superimposition
07-02-2014, 01:58 PM
your 'band logo' :chuckle:

bucket_
07-02-2014, 02:07 PM
I thought Chris had posted a track. Disappointed. :(

MUSEHEAD was chosen to compete in Hard Rock Rising 2014 !
VOTE NOW 4 US to play in Rome, Italy for 40k Fans!!!
VOTING ENDS Feb 17
- MUSErs + Radioheads UNITE -
SHARE LINK if ur a PWOPER MUSER
https://reverbnation.com/contests/2678/artist/1755976


For real?

superimposition
07-02-2014, 07:56 PM
ah will im flattered. :happy:

Dave
07-02-2014, 09:24 PM
A sort of Kyuss-y idea I came up with. We want to cover some Kyuss but since they're in C standard and wouldn't really go down well in the venues we're trying to play we came up with some stoner rock style ideas. Also, this is using my new bass overdrive.

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/fix-me-up-demo/s-wuCpa

randomparrot
07-02-2014, 10:36 PM
A sort of Kyuss-y idea I came up with. We want to cover some Kyuss but since they're in C standard and wouldn't really go down well in the venues we're trying to play we came up with some stoner rock style ideas. Also, this is using my new bass overdrive.

https://soundcloud.com/l0ngan/fix-me-up-demo/s-wuCpa

It says it's unavailable

Dave
07-02-2014, 11:49 PM
It says it's unavailable

Try clicking 'info' and going it the soundcloud page of the sound. That works most of the time.

randomparrot
08-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Try clicking 'info' and going it the soundcloud page of the sound. That works most of the time.

Good shout, works now. Really like it

Dave
19-02-2014, 01:08 PM
I made a new song. Its started out as me just messing around with a very simple bassline I had and then I just started adding shit to it. I'm actually quite happy with it. :happy:

https://soundcloud.com/jpto/fentons-destiny-was-to-be-a

clydebank
24-02-2014, 02:00 AM
Finally got my song up... only song I've ever written. Needs some fine tuning at the very end.

https://soundcloud.com/clydebank/trapped-in-your-mind-behind-a

clydebank
01-03-2014, 01:20 AM
You can find all the other songs I've only ever written here:

https://soundcloud.com/clydebank

some of them are quite short. sorry for that one.

Dramatic Hammer
26-03-2014, 07:53 PM
my band Swan Fight (occasionally featuring RyanBmuff off the Muse board) has released an EP via soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/swan-fight

vlv†
27-03-2014, 01:57 AM
hi there

i thought i might share my stuff here too, even if chances are nobody is checking this thread at all :)

my band/project is called Velvet

and this is what i looks/sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UQpwNTd64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oll2ncAOwHM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2slgKfn7s

i´ve bought my first guitar after origin of symmetry came out, so muse has been the single most important influence kinda, otherwise i wouldn´t be an unsucessful drifter/musician/part time addict now...

i suck at talking about my own songs, so all i´m gonna say is that this is all my heart and soul, please be gentle,

and thank u for listening, sincerely

Matthijs
27-03-2014, 09:41 AM
That sounds really nice vlvt!

vlv†
27-03-2014, 12:20 PM
thank u Matthijs :)

it´s been troublesome recently, always nice to hear encouraging words :)

Xavi92
27-03-2014, 07:54 PM
A friend of mine and I have started writing and recording some songs. Muse is one of our influences, among other great bands such as At The Drive-In or Red Hot Chili Peppers, and we're looking for people who may like our stuff. Sadly, we don't have a singer yet, so all songs are still instrumental and untitled.

Song 9 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_hLYhqxtng
Song 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcmLnTkvjko
Song 6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irjBqsrt4pg

We hope you like them :)

Lozo
27-03-2014, 08:37 PM
hi there

i thought i might share my stuff here too, even if chances are nobody is checking this thread at all :)

my band/project is called Velvet

and this is what i looks/sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_UQpwNTd64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oll2ncAOwHM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2slgKfn7s

i´ve bought my first guitar after origin of symmetry came out, so muse has been the single most important influence kinda, otherwise i wouldn´t be an unsucessful drifter/musician/part time addict now...

i suck at talking about my own songs, so all i´m gonna say is that this is all my heart and soul, please be gentle,

and thank u for listening, sincerely

I really like it! ;)

vlv†
01-04-2014, 10:54 PM
thanks lozo

every bit of positive feedback means a lot to me these days ;)

cheddatom
03-04-2014, 10:15 AM
If you like bass, you need to hear this. Make sure you have a change of pants nearby

https://soundcloud.com/rifffactoryrecordings-1/creepjoint-bass-invader

Matthijs
03-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Very snappy! What's the bass signal more or less?

cheddatom
03-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Not sure I should say, as it will skew people's perceptions, but it's a squier bronco in to a Behringer BDI21 straight into the desk

james90
03-04-2014, 11:17 AM
Not sure I should say, as it will skew people's perceptions, but it's a squier bronco in to a Behringer BDI21 straight into the desk

Yeah it sounded nice until I read that :phu:


Nah sounds great. Is there a new creepjoint album in the works then?

Matthijs
03-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Not sure I should say, as it will skew people's perceptions, but it's a squier bronco in to a Behringer BDI21 straight into the desk

:LOL: that's brilliant.

sidious911
03-04-2014, 12:00 PM
If you like bass, you need to hear this. Make sure you have a change of pants nearby

https://soundcloud.com/rifffactoryrecordings-1/creepjoint-bass-invader

I approve of this, guitar has a great tone too. Brings out the metal head in my very quickly!

Crowella
03-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Not sure I should say, as it will skew people's perceptions, but it's a squier bronco in to a Behringer BDI21 straight into the desk

They aren't bad. I know of this before hearing your recording too :$

Actually, neither are the Squier Bronco's. Awesome sound. :D

cheddatom
03-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Nah sounds great. Is there a new creepjoint album in the works then?

Yeh, it's all written except the lyrics which they're working on. We've not recorded anything else yet except some demos for arrangement purposes

They aren't bad. I know of this before hearing your recording too :$

Actually, neither are the Squier Bronco's. Awesome sound. :D

Not sure what you mean? I play drums in CJ. The bassist played the Bronco on all of the first album and pretty much none of the second.

I approve of this, guitar has a great tone too. Brings out the metal head in my very quickly!

Thanks, I appreciate it. Just one 57 on the cab, tiny bit of EQ and compression, doubled

:LOL: that's brilliant.

yerp, makes you want a Bronco right!?

Matthijs
03-04-2014, 03:24 PM
I still need to test my btb in action properly.

Crowella
04-04-2014, 02:23 AM
Not sure what you mean? I play drums in CJ. The bassist played the Bronco on all of the first album and pretty much none of the second.

I know you play drums. :LOL:

I was saying that the Behringer BDI21 is actually a good pedal. Especially for the price. :$

cheddatom
07-04-2014, 07:21 AM
I know you play drums. :LOL:

I was saying that the Behringer BDI21 is actually a good pedal. Especially for the price. :$

see what you mean, I've not used the BDI21 for creepjoint before but yeh, it's an ace pedal

haze015
07-04-2014, 01:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPVXHZ3MEXc

Full set and the camera's microphone can't handle the sub bass. :chuckle:

cornfellow
09-04-2014, 11:01 PM
here's my one man band songs: Pintonious!
https://soundcloud.com/pintonious

Dave
15-04-2014, 12:06 PM
Here are some videos of my bands first gig. Please check them out and tell me what you think :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDCLakrHIGY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyvyod8lohU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS_sdhIrsJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdahrtiQJQ0

Matthijs
15-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Not too bad; your singer's sometimes a bit sloppy, but not bad for a 4 piece. I think, if you're going to stay with covers, you may want to pick up an extra guitar player, and backing vocals. Still, lots of potential :)

Dave
15-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Not too bad; your singer's sometimes a bit sloppy, but not bad for a 4 piece. I think, if you're going to stay with covers, you may want to pick up an extra guitar player, and backing vocals. Still, lots of potential :)

I'm not trying to make excuses but there is a reason behind those.
Our singer had/has a kidney infection and was "Feeling like dick" at the time. We do plan on going down the originals route, the singer only joined less than 2 weeks ago so she didn't have time to learn our originals. She actually does play guitar but our lead guitarist is going to give her some lessons so she can play more rock songs and lastly, I do backing vocals but the soundman was being a twat and never turned on my microphone. He instead turned on our guitarist's microphone which caused the feedback you hear during Little Black Submarines.

bucket_
15-04-2014, 10:57 PM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/54jam-testmaster

It's currently instrumental - vocals are planned though - and there could potentially be more added (mega riff at the end?), but comments/critique/whatever on this?

Dave
15-04-2014, 11:06 PM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/54jam-testmaster

It's currently instrumental - vocals are planned though - and there could potentially be more added (mega riff at the end?), but comments/critique/whatever on this?

I would put in a mega riff. As it stands to gets to the edge, looks out over the edge, puts down a blanket and has a picnic at the edge, but never goes over the edge. I think some sort of climax would do the job. Plus, and this is just a personal thing, how about making the lead guitar sound a little more fucked up, a little static fuzz?

Kueller917
15-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Here are some videos of my bands first gig. Please check them out and tell me what you think :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDCLakrHIGY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyvyod8lohU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS_sdhIrsJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdahrtiQJQ0

I liked you guys before you got your cool new name and filmed from inside tupperware. :nerd:

Dave
15-04-2014, 11:20 PM
I liked you guys before you got your cool new name and filmed from inside tupperware. :nerd:

oh bbz, we're still the same! We just chopped our singer's dick off and got him singing lessons and a wig!

Kueller917
15-04-2014, 11:22 PM
oh bbz, we're still the same! We just chopped our singer's dick off and got him singing lessons and a wig!

no dick = no deal

Dave
15-04-2014, 11:25 PM
no dick = no deal

We've got 3 left, is that enough for you?

Crowella
16-04-2014, 10:36 AM
https://soundcloud.com/willdxnn/54jam-testmaster

It's currently instrumental - vocals are planned though - and there could potentially be more added (mega riff at the end?), but comments/critique/whatever on this?

It's really strange saying this but there is a band I know that used that exact same chorus riff in the chorus for one of their songs. Thankfully they don't play it anymore nor are they popular enough to be worthy of a mention :LOL: (I got their drummer now, they lose out)

That said, I love it. It's got a kind of Radiohead/QOTSA mix that works. I am happy. :happy:

Anyway, here's a short sample of something I'm going to work with my new band this week, also a sample of how the Kawai sounds direct in. Stupidly enough, I already forgot the right hand for one section (now that I think about it, it's 6ths) and I've gotten sloppy overnight, sadly uni takes precedent over practice but I'll sneak it in.

Sounds like one of the themes from Pokemon or Gran Turismo. Didn't intend that. Whatever.
https://soundcloud.com/adamcrowell1990/pokemon-lel

bucket_
16-04-2014, 10:51 AM
I would put in a mega riff. As it stands to gets to the edge, looks out over the edge, puts down a blanket and has a picnic at the edge, but never goes over the edge. I think some sort of climax would do the job. Plus, and this is just a personal thing, how about making the lead guitar sound a little more fucked up, a little static fuzz?

:chuckle: So too much edge. Ok! And I could indeed try that fuzz, I shall

There's a riff I could put at the end but I'm a little worried it'd suddenly become a huge Oceansize ripoff, I'm aware it sounds a lot like them and other bands already..

It's really strange saying this but there is a band I know that used that exact same chorus riff in the chorus for one of their songs. Thankfully they don't play it anymore nor are they popular enough to be worthy of a mention :LOL: (I got their drummer now, they lose out)

That said, I love it. It's got a kind of Radiohead/QOTSA mix that works. I am happy. :happy:

Oh no! :LOL: Is there a youtube link of said song?

Thanks man :happy: I certainly think it could end up pretty good but I feel like it needs something at the end, whether that be a riff or whatever

Dave
16-04-2014, 12:07 PM
:chuckle: So too much edge. Ok! And I could indeed try that fuzz, I shall

There's a riff I could put at the end but I'm a little worried it'd suddenly become a huge Oceansize ripoff, I'm aware it sounds a lot like them and other bands already..

Fucked up is the best up :yesey:

Do whatever works best for the song. We're the sum of our inspirations and anyway, once you put vocals on it it'll be unique.

Dramatic Hammer
16-04-2014, 12:31 PM
https://soundcloud.com/swan-fight/only-in-code
I just found out how to do this!

daveno1
20-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Hey guys can you guys help me out with checking out my bands debut single and giving us a vote for the Redbull Download Comp!

It would mean a lot! Would love to heard your opinion as well.

http://download.redbullstudios.com/band-2014/divides/