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    Wink My first song on here!

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    Hi everyone, I'm brand new here. Looks like a cool place. I look forward to hearing and reviewing everyone's stuff!
    So I have a bunch of songs for a CD I've written that I'm curious what everyone thinks. This one's called "Showdown at Carla's Club"

    http://www.soundclick.com/artist/7/j...lrus_music.htm

    Let me know what you like/dislike. Any comments would be awesome! Any recommendations on the mixing would help too since I'm just getting into that stuff, like if anything sticks out at any point... for one I'm not quite sure if the bass guitar is mixed right yet... thanks!

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    I pretty muched liked the song. Only one thing I don't like with the recording is the first time were distorted guitar comme in the scene afterwards very good recording ! I like the style of your song it's something rather different !
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    No Pizza???!!!!! Damn.

    I like the song, but it sounds mixed pretty heavy to the higher sounds. Might need to try and eq them down a bit. I would like to hear a bit more of the bass. It does seem to get drowned a bit. Overall, the song is good, and you played very well. Just seems to be some mixing issues. Try and lower some of the higher pitched sounds, and that might help the bass. If not, you might need to boost the low end on the bass.

    Cool tune, just needs a bit of mixing work on it.
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    Hey thanks you two! That's cool you like the song. I guess you can eat some pizza while listening to it, eh? Anyway, thanks for the help on the bass. I lowered it, so I can easily raise it again. I think it's just my speakers that are misleading me. I don't have any monitor speakers so the bass sounds too loud on mine, but then I start to realize most songs on this system sound like they have too much bass. It's kind of tricky mixing that way.

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    Hey real cool song. I agree with above with the highs but to me it sounds like its the lead guitar taking up alot of the highs/high mids at times. Sounds like it sticks above everything else which is cool just maybe a bit too much. Love the song and playing though. On the good note of mixing side i really dig how the bass sticks out, thats my downfall as of late, personally i never get that right.
    Again nothing negative really i totally dug the song.

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    hi

    Okay i am just back from a gig ...my band played last night and the sound was awesome ...we played tonite and i felt like walking off stage lol.....worst gig of my life...anyways

    i am very drunk ....but i will say this much about the mp3 ...its very messy ....i'm guessing there isn't meant to be much structue to this type of song/tune................i think the drums sound real good

    i'm not overly fussed about the guitars....synth sounds good at the start
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    but like i said, i am very drunk and in a very very bad mood with a certian s
    sound guy at the gig .......... i will listen again 2moro when i am less inebriated
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    Lurgan...maybe you just should have waited until tomorrow to post....

    gbav...you didn't make much sense...first you say you agree with Dogman that the bass is too low...then you say that you like how the bass stands out in this song.
    This is why it's hard to post in this forum...some people try to sound like experts but rarely make sense....Except for those of you who are qualified to post, and you know who you are.
    My opinion is that it's a great performance, but you need to turn up the bass a little bit.

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    Hey guys, thanks for the reviews! Even if you're drunk You're probably going to come on here tomorrow and not even remember writing that... and realize there's no synth in the song. I guess it does kind of sound like a synth though...

    Anyway, the "sloppy" structure is just my style. This song actually has more structure than most of my stuff with that repeating chorus type riff. I'm just more into writing progressive type stuff. And as far as instrumentals go I usually like one guitar that's kind of the vocalist/lead instrument. Two of you said the lead sticks out a little too much, so maybe I overdo it a bit this time.

    Gary, you say you're looking for a better bass sound. The way I record mine is that I plug the bass into my cheap preamp that goes into the soundcard and record really loud, but without distortion. Then when I work with the mix I lower it/eq it as needed. It's just nice to start with something so full and work down rather than having to work up from something weaker. I also use the amplitube software for my bass amplifier.

    Thanks again guys! Till next time...

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    ...you didn't make much sense...first you say you agree with Dogman that the bass is too low...then you say that you like how the bass stands out in this song.
    This is why it's hard to post in this forum...some people try to sound like experts but rarely make sense....
    Over reacting maybe? IMO writing about music is a convoluted thing at best, and if something comes across odd, it's good to consider possible alternate meanings.

    Getting a verbal idea across re music can be tough. For instance, in another thead somebody who I know has a very good ear said, "Has a dark tone to the vocals, that goes in a different direction than the music. Music is not so dark. I think the vocals would sit better if you eq'd some of the high end out of them". Contradictory? Naw... "tone" can mean different things. So can "sticks out". Well, my point is that many of the things we say about music could be misunderstood. Words like "tonality", "mode", "loud", "tight", "song" and many more are each used often to mean very different things.

    Oh, and Snakedog, the tune and arrangement are cool. Beyond that... what Dogman said.

    Tim
    Last edited by XLR; 08-21-2005 at 13:18.

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