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    Talking 2 new songs, please listen and give mix advice!

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    Hey guys, it's been a long time since I've been on Homerec! Weird how time flies when you're writing, mixing and playing shows!

    I have two new songs that I've done rough mixes on for my band, and I'm looking for some comments from fine professionals like yourselves. Please give them a listen and let me know how they sound!

    Some info on the songs:
    The drums were tracked in a professional studio (won studio time in a band wars contest)

    Everything else was tracked at home (The same place we recorded our whole first album, see http://www.mp3.com/sittinidol to listen)

    Ok, here are the songs:
    http://www.sittinidol.com/overhaul.mp3
    http://www.sittinidol.com/forgottensun.mp3

    Thanks a lot for listening!

    check http://www.sittinidol.com for info on the band

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    I am not a pro, but I will give you my 2 consumer cents.

    Guitar sound is a killer, so is the vocal. Definitely good job on those 2. But, the guitar overpowers the bass in a few spots that I can't hear the bass very well. The kick drum has a little too much "click" sound for my taste. But, that's just my taste.

    Overall, this is definitely a good tune/mix, I will let the more qualified people to speak now

    AL

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    Hey man, thanks for the tips! I have thought that a bit about the kick drum too.

    Just for reference, what are you listening on?

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    Not much to say here. Great job! The only very tiny thing I might do is make the drums a little wetter. I think a bit more reverb might make them sit better in the mix. That's just my preference though. Maybe that's the sound you were after.

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    Cool

    long time , no see.....whats it been, 6 months?.....yeah, ever since you came here begging everybody to vote for your band in that contest......

    I feel that nausea starting up again

    damn good song and recording, btw........

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    Overhaul:
    - kick is not sitting in the mix well at all -- way too prominent, needs more thud and less level
    - vocal is too thin and bright - some sibilance (too much EQ??)
    - rhy guitar tone is good but would mix them slightly more aggressively
    - stereo imaging on my drums is not my favorite, but is certainly acceptable

    Forgotten Sun:
    - much better balance overall than above
    - would have gotten more depth from the bass

    Good job!
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    Amateur here, and not a big metal fan, but I like anything with a guitar in it.

    Kewl song. I have to say I like indie head banging stuff a lot more than mainstream. Nice tight song.

    The drums kind of dominate the mix. IMO the whole thing, or maybe just the guitars, could use a hint of verb to add a bit of "meat".

    "forgotten sun" was the tune I checked out.
    btw, the mp3 fiename is forgottensun, but Zinf tells me the song title is overhaul.

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    Thanks for all the feedback everybody. I will definitely take all of these points to heart. Cheers!

    Apologies for causing stomach ailments to Gidge in any shape or form.

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    Cool

    lol, you are alright no matter what i say about you......

    come around and see us more often......

    MIKE

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    Believe me man, I'd love to! It seems like I barely have time to breathe (bathe?) these days with school, work, playing shows, trying to write songs, trying to get some recording done, etc. in fact i dont even have time for punctuation orspacesforthatmatter

    Cheers
    Rick

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