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    Megaman!

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    I created rock versions of some classic megaman songs with guitar, bass, and drums. The one thing I really want critiqued is the recording quality and mastering. I have a hard time understanding how to master correctly and would love some advice.

    topman's theme

    wily's fortress theme

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    Excellent, another game coverer. I do the same thing, only music from RPGs (Final Fantasy etc). Regarding the song; the playing was great and the guitars sounded good. I didn't care for the drum samples, but they are pretty videogame-esque.

    http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/...=2076&alid=297

    Listen to "FF4 - Airship". This is an older mix, I haven't had time to upload the new one.

    Also, check these guys out:

    http://www.minibosses.com/

    Someone on the board showed them to me, they cover Nintendo songs too.

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    In case you haven't heard the original:

    http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console...ff4airship.mid

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    Who said anything about drum samples!?!?! Also, can somebody with incredible studio knowledge critique my first recordings in my "studio"?

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    The Seifer-

    i was never really a huge megaman fan so I have no way of judging the accuracy of this tune. It sounds like you got some descent guitar sounds, thats always a good start. The drum machine is a bit annoying in my opinion but it does fit in with the whole nintendo era thing. Sounds like a good first effort from what i can hear on my computer speakers.
    FattMusiek-the minibosses rock out on some contra like no other lol. I wish someone would do some music from the legend of zelda or the earlier resident evil games lol. That would be really cool. More castlevania as well.

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    ...and who said anything about a drum machine?!?!?

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    I listened to topman's theme.

    Nice guitar playing. Real tight performances. Pretty good guitar tones.

    I would however say that the "main" distorted guitar part could have used a little more midrange definion. But that's a minor nitpick. Try playing around with it if you agree. I also might suggest rolling off some the guitar's lows. They're overlaying the bass a bit.

    There are quite a few people around who can spot a drum machine or samples immediately. I'm not one of them. But having said that, this sure didn't sound like a mic'ed up kit. That's probably why you got those comments. One other thing on the drums... Those crash cymbals are panned pretty wide. Kind of gives a ping-pong effect when you're listening on headphones. I'd suggest bringing them a little closer to center.

    Hope this helps. Good song, solid guitar playing.

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    Yeah, I understand about the EQ definition, but its so hard to get it right especially when I don't have real monitors and no real mastering experience. I used a VST plugin called T-Racks and just tweaked some of the presets a little to get a decent master.

    Edit: Also, after studying some commercial cds, I noticed that a lot of them pan certain drums in a kit in certain directions based on how the kit is arranged, so I experimented with that a little.

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    Originally posted by The Seifer
    Also, after studying some commercial cds, I noticed that a lot of them pan certain drums in a kit in certain directions based on how the kit is arranged, so I experimented with that a little.
    Yeah I'd most definitely still pan them. I was suggesting just not panning them as wide.

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    Originally posted by The Seifer
    Who said anything about drum samples!?!?! Also, can somebody with incredible studio knowledge critique my first recordings in my "studio"?
    Holy shit, I take back anything positive I said. How rude can you be? Asshole. You probably didn't even listen to my cover, so self-centered.

    Those drums are not tracked by the way.

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