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    My 30 second song for a commercial

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    Hi Guys,
    I made this song for a 30 second commercial for a martial arts school.

    Its in a nu-metal style. Let me know what you think of the mix...etc


    THANKS

    "comercial 1"

    http://www.soundclick.com/wheresthelove

    Edited to fix timing (ver 2)
    Last edited by Rickson Gracie; 07-28-2008 at 15:02.

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    The timing seems a bit wonky. It's not tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAudio View Post
    The timing seems a bit wonky. It's not tight.
    yeah really? can you specify where? the drums are the drumcore plug in locked to the grid so it cant be that.

    how about the levels of bass, mic...etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAudio View Post
    The timing seems a bit wonky. It's not tight.
    agreed... your drums maybe in perfect time relative to itself, but not locked into the guitar.

    other than that, i think the mix sounds pretty good.

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    Ok thanks for the honest help.

    I went back and retracked the bass and guitars. I think it sounds better. I also think I rushed the tracking the first time around

    Please check out the new version (ver 2)

    http://www.soundclick.com/wheresthelove

    'Commercial (ver2)'

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    one last request for help?

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    Sounds pretty good. I'd probably have to see the commercial to really gauge it. It builds up a lot of tension and then just stops, but that might fit the commercial really well.

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    thanks - yeah it goes with the commercial pretty well.

    now im just concerned if i should do some kind of 'mastering' before i give it to the commercial people. should i just run a compressor in the master fader or something or should I use sound forge or is fine the way it is?

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    My thoughts are these:

    Because this is for a commmercial spot for what is probably a local commercial, the mixing sounds fine(ish). But also keep in mind that it will be played back to back with professionally produced content. I would say that the lead guitar is a bit thin sounding, and a bit weak on the distortion. Whenever I record electric guitar, I have to turn the distortion quite a bit lower than I like to play with, but in this situation, either a different distortion or more sustain might help it out.

    The biggest problem I hear is that the timing is still a bit off. I never heard the first one, but it sounds like your "lead" guitar is getting ahead of itself and playing early on a lot of notes.

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    k, i uploaded (ver 3) with 'fixed timing' on the lead guitar. let me know what u think. thanks.

    http://www.soundclick.com/wheresthelove

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