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    Smile My first effort

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    This is my first effort at self recording and I could use some feedback (please be gentle).

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/ignition451music.htm

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    Thanks for your time

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    Generally, I like your sound. Some good arrangements and interesting melodic contrast. Not so into the the lyrics, just hear too many cliches. Vocals need some more development. You could probably turn down the effects a little on the vocals as well. The guitar solo at end of "come to me" should be a lot higher up in the mix. Good work overall, stay the course, I'd be interested to see what else you come up with.

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    sounds good. not my type of music though. i make hip hop. are the drums electronic? your drums are to basic i think. you need some snap to it. my opinion

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    Thanks for the input. Keep in mind this isn't a final mix and I'm using very cheap gear. I'm only 21 so I Have plenty of time to learn the ropes of recording.

    By Vocal development what do you mean? (any tips)

    The Drums for the most part are electronic I don't have a drum set at my house at the moment.

    Did you listen lo-fi or hi-fi? because on lo-fi the drums really does lose it's snap.

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    Unhappy

    Anymore input guys?

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    I haven't posted here for a year or so, but I'm doing some home recording again and like the spirit here. On your mixes, I don't like the drum sound at all - monotonous and boring. Nothing worse than boring. The quality of the sound is OK, so maybe you can put in some fills or breaks or cymbal crashes here and there. The first 2 songs sound like they use the same drum pattern at the same tempo. Not a good idea, especially if you listen to them in order,

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    drums: crazy wet samples - proccessed to the max, but you might like that sound. I think what everyone is saying about them is that they do not sound realistic at all. It's really TITE and COMPUTERIZED...etc. doesnt feel human/real,etc.

    vox - sounds worse when it's panned, sounds lofi kinda.
    guitar affects in the "bridge" is kinda cool I think...ha.
    Scott Solo

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    Drums. In your first tune, your intro consists of synth drums or something. The beat is ok, but it just sounds cheesy. I don't have a kit either, but I do have the best loops in the business.

    Check this out...very reasonably priced:Drums On Demand
    ~JT~

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    Cool

    Guys I really appreciate the feedback I've let tons of my friends listen to the 4 tunes I posted and none of them had anything negative to say about the drums (in fact they usually would ask who played the drums). But I notice the electronic quality to them as do you because we're musicians. Some of you guys maybe drummers (I'm not and I'm using a Zoom Rhythm Track).

    I'm not trying to make a album to sell 100,000 copies. All I want is a solid demo to show my friends and fellow musician's.

    But aside the drums what do you think about the actual songs? (no one has mentioned my guitar or bass playing so i'm guessing that's a good thing). Most people including k105 think the songs are catchy and good pop tunes. But then again thier not musicians and not as critical to the little things us musicians are.

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