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    Alt Rock Song (Recorded and mixed by myself).

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    Hey guys.

    I recorded this tune all by myself (played every instrument) at home.

    The drums were recorded in my laundry, haha, and I recorded it using a single mic (tchad blake method).

    The rest of the song was recorded in my room.

    So, I want to know what you guys think about it and maybe give me some useful tips

    Thanks.

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    Something is wrong with the link. I get an "invalid attachment" message.

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    What If I(3).mp3

    Thanks TripleM!

    See if it works now, please.

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    How did you record the guitars and how do have them mixed? Sounds like they are all down the center
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    Actually I recorded 3 guitar tracks, two of em panned hard right and left and one down the center.

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    Cool song dude, a bit Weezer-ish. I like this.

    Overheads and HH need EQ and HPF. I'd move the guitar that is down the center to somewhere around 75% on one side and do another take for the other side, same spot for 4 total. Harmonies can come up a bit. Drums need a lot of work, particularly the higher frequencies.

    Good melody, structure, and composition (things like the roll at 1:42, you have good thoughts and ideas). I like this a lot - would love to hear a real polished mix. Nice work

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    I would love to put a HPF on the HH and Overheads, haha, but the day I recorded this I decided to use only one mic. And I usually dont like to edit the drums a lot, just a little EQ and compression (actually I used a lot of compression in this one due to the single mic).

    But thanks, andrushkiwt.

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    I agree it reminds me of Weezer and maybe Dinosaur Jr (i.e. Tarpit, specifically the drums and chord progression). It sounds good as is, so I don't see a need to polish it up. The only suggestion I'd have is maybe layering some more guitar (a lead maybe?) at the end; I want to hear more "wall of sound" at the end and some high end that isn't cymbals. But that's nit picking.

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    Agree that it has a Weezer feel to it. I like the dynamics to it.

    The "almost clean" guitar in the intro and transitions was a little harsh sounding. Maybe try a notch cut somewhere between 2300hz and 2700hz.

    There is quite a bit of use of reverb. I think it's kind of mucking things up a little.

    Little timing issue around 1:53. One at 1:16 too.

    The kick is really coming through loud and it seems kind of cloudy. Maybe cut some low midrange like 300hz - 600hz.

    The bass is a little boomy. Like a uncontrolled frequency in the 80hz - 120hz range.

    Double tracked lead vocals would work well on this.

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    Really like this song but the high end is really brittle on the guitars and cymbals. Not sure but some high eq adjustment on the amp or in the DAW maybe. I see you're upping the vocals a bit more now which sound soooo much better.

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