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    Here are some hopefully final masters and mixes (but probably not, lol) for an album we've been working on for the last year or so. We rented a crazy dome house and tracked for the last 4 months. You can see the pics here http://www.homerecording.com/bbs/sho...d.php?t=242640

    Here is a 4 song pre-release demo we're putting out until the full album is ready. http://www.nowhereradio.com/texroadkill/singles

    Any technical or artistic comments are greatly appreciated. I'm curious if anyone actually gets through the whole thing too. Thanks to everyone who contributed mix suggestions on these tunes over the last couple months.

    I gave this the full Pink Floyd sound effect treatment and it's meant to be listened to as one long piece. Have a drink or a toke or both, sit back and enjoy. Best on headphones, lots of binaural stuff, but should rock on speakers too.

    My goal was to hopefully not sound like a typical commercial release but still be able to compete with them. Did I accomplish that?

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    I am almost done. Overall excellent, a couple things:

    1. It is slightly high-endy i.e. too much treble, not enough low frequencies. I am listening on phones so that might not be accurate.

    2. Lots of special effects in this. Make sure that they come across as what they are and not mistakes. I think that means make them louder. Make the listener 100% sure that every noise is intentional. To youze guys, you have heard the effects so many times that you know what they are. To the new listener it can be confusing, so I suggest boosting them and making them more prominent in the mix.

    My goal was to hopefully not sound like a typical commercial release but still be able to compete with them. Did I accomplish that?
    It will hopefully have a niche market. Its very good and sounds like it was a very big effort. Older people will probably relate to it more, we grew up with this style. The question is whether oldsters actually buy CDs anymore.

    Done. Its a good listen, all 19 minutes. Lots of stuff in here, if I am ambitious I will listen to it again tomorrow.

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    I'm at 3 minutes right now, and I think this part is awesome. "I'm coming home....." what a way to end the first part.

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    I just finished listening to it all. I thought it was really good, and I don't mean in a "its good for some home recorder from a forum" kind of way. The only part I didn't like was the last song, just not my cup of tea, not that I think its a bad piece.

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    I can't stream an 18MB song, so I am downloading it....


    Let you know when I get there what I thought.
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    Very nice, but I thought the vocals were a bit buried and maybe a little hard to understand? I know you had some effects on them, but maybe if they come up a bit more in the mix...
    Look who's talking, right? The original vocal bury-master....

    The overall execution was pretty cool and you do have that Pink Floyd 'The Wall'/ Queensryche 'Operation: Mindcrime' vibe going on.

    I'd buy it when it hits the stores...
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    I'm digging it (at about 4 minutes now). I plan to steal a few ideas from ya for some songs I'm currently dicking around with.

    yeah I like the whole thing. I tend to agree with DavidK that some of the effects are more distracting/confusing than cool. Some fo the really low end effects (I can't describe them better than that) sound just like off-time noise. But I like it all, really. Pretty cool, original sound. Unique sounding vocals, too. That's a bonus.
    Last edited by andyhix; 10-17-2007 at 08:02.

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    Thanks for listening guys, I appreciate it.

    David - I'm still battling with the mastering. I might try an analog mastering house to see if I like the high end better. The FX weren't in the mastered version so I'm probably assuming everyone will be listening as loud as I do and am mixing them too low in comparison to the mastered songs. I appreciate your opinion, thanks.

    Bunk- Thanks man, that last song is for the chicks anyway, lol.

    Rokket - I've been battling with the best way of presenting the singer's unique voice. I think we need more backing vocals to thicken things up.

    Andy - I guess we do need to revisit the sound fx mix. Thanks!

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    Only just started listening, I agree with the comments about the vocals seeing buried. I like this first song so far - I'll let you know more when I'm done.

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    Ok, got there in the end I really like that first song, it's a great opener, and the transition into the second song works really well. I like the bassline in that second song as well, it's really simple but it works really well, the guitars and drums just seem to drift around it. Really cool. I'm not as keen on the ending of the second song, though. It seems a little unfinished. Maybe just me being picky.

    Third song is more my kinda thing, as much as I liked the first two. Very cool. And a nice solo there as well. Fourth song was a nice chilled ender but it didn't seem to have much to it to be honest.

    I like the sound effects in the background, I don't think they need to be any louder. I like sitting there thinking "Did I just hear a dog bark?" That might just be me though, I like finding things like that. Especially when they're not obvious

    Overall, though, I really liked it. It's a great recording, and I'd definitely pay for something of that quality. I've paid for much worse. Two thumbs up.

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