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    Smile I have 3 songs I would like for EVERYONE to come listen to,.. thanx! PLease?!?

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    Hey everyone,

    I have compiled my 2nd cd, and just uploaded the first 3 tracks off of it. There are more, but I am limited on upload space.

    I'm sure you are wondering, "ARE YOUR TUNES ACTUALLY WORTH LISTENING TO??" Well, my answer is simply that ALL of my listeners have showed enjoyment to any song I have ever put on cd. But that's not for me to say, because I only write and play the music, I can't listen to it the same way as you can.
    I have played my cd in public, on the radio, at music stores, etc. And without saying a word to anyone, I usually get responses from people like; "who is that?, is that you?, can I get a copy of that?, where do you play out?" and many other remarks that I don't feel like writting. I'm very self consious about making sure I don't have too much pride of the work I do. I simply like to see people have a good time listening to music, not to make me feel good about writting it.

    Let me tell you alittle bit about my style.
    Well, my influences are derived from many different artists. In order from start to finish in my whole music career I would probably have to say;
    "SRV, Hendrix, Van Halen, G 'n R, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Fuel, Nickelback, Creed, and so on" Over the past few years, I have taken more time to blend my own style together as my own musician. I spend a large part of my existance trying to write music, and playing any instrument I can. I work very hard to compose the music, and get every little part right. Sometimes I am happy with the results instantly, sometimes I need to work on a song for months to get that "perfect sound".

    I have been living partially off of my music, and my cds have been able to sell instantly the moment people first hear my cd. (I'm not saying this with pride, but more as from the viewpoint of recognition that people are beginning to enjoy my music on their own)

    I have a great appreciation for all music and all artists, and I especially love to teach music to beginners. (I used to be a guitar and bass instructor) I don't look down on any musicians in any way, beginners or professionals. I appreciate ANYONE's music as an artform. Music is the greatest part of my life, without it I would probably be nowhere.

    So here is where I ask you the question that will either turn your head or win your vote; I'm asking anyone and everyone to take some time to listen to any of the 3 songs I have posted online. On the address at the bottom of this message.
    Whether you are an experienced listener, easy listener, experienced engineer, or an experienced musician, I am asking you to listen to my tunes. You may have any reason to, or any response to the music. Whether you want to critique the songs from a professional point of view (as an engineer), or just want to download songs from another artist for listening, that is fine with me. Whatever reason you may have to listen to these songs, please let me know what you think or feel of the music.
    ALL OF YOUR OPINIONS mean greatly to me!

    And I would be more than willing to help anyone out that ever has a problem or question I can help them out with!

    here is the page where these songs sit at:
    http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/...=1610&alid=145
    Last edited by Guitar-MJ; 06-14-2002 at 14:11.
    http://media.nowhereradio.com/cgi-bin/show.cgi?templatefile=/var/www/mp3manager.htm&alid=145&aid=1610&ts=1024040168

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    Thumbs up d#$!@m good sounds dude!

    please! you have got to tell me how you got those snare and kick drum sounds! tell me what... compressor you used,what pre-amps,what mics,where did you put the mics,what kind of snare,what dampening (in the kick drum) and what eq!!!!!

    sorry for all those q's but i just love those drums!!!!


    zeke

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    Hey Zeke,
    like the drums eh? lol (i guess so)

    It's actually kind of embarassing what I did to get the sounds like that. lol

    All I can say is, use sm57's on EVERY drum. Keep all the mics REALLY close, and record it all with the DRYEST sound you can possibly get. Then do reverbs after the mix.
    Use more compression for the snare than any other drum,
    and it takes good multiband compression to get the drums to have that "studio" sound.

    Good luck! let me know how you progress!
    http://media.nowhereradio.com/cgi-bin/show.cgi?templatefile=/var/www/mp3manager.htm&alid=145&aid=1610&ts=1024040168

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    Let me start by saying the music is very well written and performed! You've got a great style in my opinion.

    Now, I'll move on to my 'engineering' point of view. There are a few things that bother me. First off, there is way too much compression overall. You may be going for that 'loud' commercial sound, but in the process you've taken all the dynamics out of very dynamic music. Your music is losing feeling due to it being in your face all the time. I'd like to hear it as dynamic as it is written and performed. On to specifics. The guitars (especially the distorted ones) are a bit to midrangy sounding for me...seem somewhat nasally sounding. In the future you may want to back off in the 1-2khz area. I'd like to hear a little more umph from the kick drum, and less hi hat and cymbals. The snare is missing the impact sound, and all I hear are the resonances of the drum. I guess I'd like to hear a little more bottom end on the bass as well.

    Overall, it's pretty good, and I'm being nit picky...But that's what you wanted right. Please take my comments as constuctive, as intended.

    Tell you what, I'd love a chance at mixing one of these songs myself to see what I could do with it. Just for fun. If this is something you'd be willing to let try, let me know...

    Again, love the writting and performances! You've got a great talent...Keep it up!

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    Sounds pretty good. Needs some vocals 'cause it gets a bit monotonous. I liked the drum sounds except the snare and the guitars were allright....a bit middy as Looney said earlier. I would have preferred a tighter more present bass sound and I could have lived without all the references to the awesome reaction of your many fans.
    all in all......reasonably nice stuff.

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    Cool

    compressed to death, but cool..

    nice guitar playing.. I listened to all three tunes and maybe would have liked some different tones or sounds to keep it interesting..

    After reading about your fans I expected a lot, and it was pretty cool..

    I'm sure this would sound much better if the life wasn't compressed out of it..

    late
    sam

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    These are some great songs and good guitar work.

    in general, I think you could do much better with the lead guitar sound, dial back the gain a little and let the guitar through and roll off the highs.

    Track1: Nice guitar riff at the intro. I think that you could exploit it more throughout the song, - make it dominate, push it up front to carry the tune. On the mix, I don't think I like the snare sound..

    Somethingnew: Good tune, except that snare sound is killing me. It's the dominant drum sound and really the kick should be holding it together, but its not...

    Remember the future: this one is a keeper

    Great work.

    dmm

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    Track1: I agree aboot the compression.. and aboat the high hat being too pronounced, while the bass drum was almost non-existant... And (from a drummer) the drums were sloppy, which detracted from the song a bit.. (especially the bass doublets at the 2:50's). It was pretty decent though,.. good mix over-all and mostly well executed guitar riffs. As for the song itself,.. I liked this one... it was actually somewhat captivating.

    Something New: Didn't like this one as much. Didn't really appeal to me. Seemed as if it was just one, long repetitive minor riff. (whadyaknow.... it was.. ) Drum playing was worse than the first one... (really bad in some points) which detracted from it even more... I would suggest that as the most needed improvement. I'm not sure which is worse, sucky drum samples that are perfectly quantized, or nice sounding real drums that are played off-beat... But,... the mix was good. The solo at 2:08 seemed a little buried, but over-all nothing really stood out too much or seemed like it was too out-of-place. I do respect your mixing abilities, even if don't respect your drumming.

    Remember the Future: Once again,.. the drumming. (though not as bad as the second one) The git panned to the right at 0:30 is a little too hot (kinda grated on me when it first kicked in) Again, this song didn't appeal to me much. Nothing real "catchy" or memorable aboot it. Guitar work is good for the most part. Again good mix.

    Overall I'd say the mixes are great. Little tweaks needed here and there, but nothing really detracted from the recording. The guitar playing is very good, though if I wanted to be picky I could say some of the riffs need "tightening".... The drumming blew chucks.. but hey.. you're a guitarist. As for the songs themselves.. Track1 was really the only song I'd want to listen to again... the others just held no appeal at all for me.

    Just so you know.. usually I'm not nearly this scutinizing... there are a host of people around here who's mixes aren't nearly as nice as yours (myself included), but I don't feel the need to pick apart their stuff as much as I could... but... I made an exception in your case... mainly because you went on and on aboot your many "fans" and how you're not arrogant... (no.... of course not ) so I felt it was necessary to be as meticulous as I could.

    There is some serious, serious talent aroond here that really needs to be discovered,... People who are putting out songs that deserve to be on the radio more than most of the crap that's already on the radio... and yet you're the first person (since I've been here) to ever come along and repeatedly prattle on aboot your "fan base", and continually cite quotes from adulating listeners, as if we should just "accept" that your stuff is great and not bothering saying otherwise, "cause everybody else likes it"... and that's just not cool man...

    The only humble way to get an honest opinion is to tell people absolutely nothing and let the music speak for itself.

    WATYF

    P.S. Gross self-promotion isn't taken to very kindly aroond here,.. in case you hadn't noticed.
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    Mamma always told me, "If you don't have anything nice to say............."

    I must thank WATYF for saying what I wanted to (minus the drum critique). I'd tell you what you did good but, you already told me what you did good. I'd tell you what you did bad but, your "fan base" would tune me out.

    happy evolution dude,

    Theron.

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    I think you're getting the comments you could expect from the people around here.

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