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    exhibit 1: one-man band with bad drum samples

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    I want to put this one up for some input, as I have learned a lot from putting tunes up previously and also just reading reviewers inputs and then listening to the songs they pertain too (Talk about run-on sentence).

    The song is on NoWhereRadio and is called "The Unanswered Question". Thanks.

    DC

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    Nice full sound. I liked those doubled clean guits that come up front at :36 and again 1:12 (some small syncing issues going on). Kind of an Alan Parsons feel to the song. I always liked Alan Parsons. I like this kind of stuff on Sunday morning with coffee and the newspaper.

    Instrumentals are harder to arrange so the listener is presented with new things. This one got a little predictable.

    I could hear a few VERY small pops in spots (e.g., :13, :38, 1:53). Very small though.

    My thoughts.

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    Perhaps a bump will get this a few bites. Thanks.

    DC

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    Sounds pretty good.

    Bass frequencies battle with synth frequencies. Little too much ultra low end in the bass and way too much lower mids in the synth pads.

    The song needs something, but I don't know what. You need to add something the second run.

    The arpeggiating 'guitar' sounds (don't know whether it's guitar or keyboard) are a tad loud.

    And the keyboard pads at the end...fade them just a bit more quickly please
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    Thank you for the listen and suggestion. I'll go and play around with some of those elements and see what happens.

    DC

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    I am genuinely interested in learning how to make a better sounding song. I took some of the advices given, specifically I cut some of frequencies below 300hz for the bass track, and cut some of the frequencies below 500hz for the keyboard track. I believe it makes the song much less boomy. I hope it's an improvement.

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    Hey digitCallous. Got a question for ya. Ya say ya did all the instruments your self on this track, How did that go?
    Did you have to do many takes? with your limited number of tracks, are you chunking the takes you didn't like, or do you dump them to the computer? If you dump them to the computer, are you saving them to cut out the good bits??
    Do you rehearse each part several times before you start putting them to disk??

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    Thumbs up

    I think it's an improvement.
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    It's hard to remember. But from what I recall, this is a more pleasing sound. Nice arrangement.

    Still hearing the pops though.

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    Originally posted by TripleM
    Still hearing the pops though.
    But the pops do sound better!
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