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    I finally got around to posting my songs. There are two of them on the site that I want you to look at. The first is called "Leona", and it's a finished product. It's the song I wrote about my Grandmother when she died. I am looking for feedback on the mix. The second one is also just instruments, but I am going to put vocals on it eventually. Just a little background. I don't own a mixer or mic preamp. I recorded into my Fostex MR-8 and mixed on my pc using Sony Vegas. I am going to get more and better equipment eventually, and your feedback will determine that. What I am looking for is mostly to know if I am heading in the right direction, or am I fooling myself? As far as the second song goes (daddy's little girl), I am looking at the mix. I redid it because my wife said it was "too noisy". I sort of drowned the guitars and added a keyboard string section in there. Please feel free to listen and comment. But please, give me constructive criticism. If you liked it, tell me what you liked, and if you hated it, tell me why also. This is an important step for me. I record mostly for myself and my family, so this is also a first. I will be waiting to see what you all think.

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    The quality of the guitars I used are minimal. I left all my good gear in storage when we moved to Japan because the housing is so cramped over here. I broke down and went the cheap route when I decided I couldn't take not playing. The electric is a yamaha starter kit srat copy, the acoustic is a $60.00 Japanese guitar. The only expensive(?) guitar I have with me is my bass, an ESP B-205 with active HMG pickups. I recorded everything DI, using the MR-8's cheezy effects due to problems with noise and neighbors. The drums are my keyboard and DD-55 drum pad. Thanks again!
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    No one? I see people are looking, doesn't anyone have a comment?
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    I listened to "Daddys Little Girl" I would like it better if the keyboards were nixed and the guits wider and meaner. But,..I should tell ya that i really dont like anything with keyboards. I think also that the solo at the end needs re-worked. It stopped too abrupbtly. Like you ran out of ideas and just said,.."ahh fuck it,..good enough'. Also,..it(the solo) didnt seem to make alot of sense 'musically' to me. Didnt really fit is what I'm trying to say there. Also there were a few sour notes,..nothing I'm sure you couldn't fix with another take though,..just a little sloppy on this one.
    It's hard to give an opinion on a tune thats meant to have a vocal line and its not there. The music in general seems boring but,..with a good vocal and good lyrics it might be a great tune!
    Aslo,..the mix in general was somewhat muddy. But seems pretty good for your limited amount of equipment.
    I dont think your foolin' yourself,..and so what if I did anyway. If your having fun,...Keep going!!!!

    take 'er easy,...
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    Thanks for the feedback. The solo is only a guide. i threw it on there just for place keeping. It's sloppy and hurried, like you said. I will be putting the vocals on this weekend, and I will put the final mix up after that. I will also put a track up without the keyboard. Thanks again!
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    Wtf????

    I looked at the stats on my songs. I've had 32 people listen to them, and 18 people actually DOWNLOADED them. How come only one person commented on them? Are they that fucking bad that they are not worth the time to say anything about them? I've heard far worse stuff on here get 40 or 50 comments....
    Just ranting.... sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokket
    I looked at the stats on my songs. I've had 32 people listen to them, and 18 people actually DOWNLOADED them. How come only one person commented on them? Are they that fucking bad that they are not worth the time to say anything about them? I've heard far worse stuff on here get 40 or 50 comments....
    Just ranting.... sorry
    I think there are allot of nice people here and nobody wants to be the mean guy. calwood was trying to say it sounds boring....and well....he's right.
    I think you're stuck in 1980 with the tunes.
    If you stop trying to fill up every little space in every measure and let it breath, you could be surprised what starts flowing out of you.
    The Clash and Bob Seger tunes are long gone man. Let them go.
    Sorry to have to be the mean guy.


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    yeah man...Epiloque is short and boring and not recorded very well....the backing guit sounds out of tune....mix needs work for sure...

    on daddy's little girl...I can't gauge the recording because the mix is soooooooooooo bad.....guits and bass are muted something fierce....
    I take it you don't own a pair of monitors....


    Now Leona.....

    I was pleasantly surprised to hear a decent recording with a decent mix of some music that was upbeat and not boring....very cool dude...
    The keys are too low in the mix and sound bottom heavy to boot....
    bass could use a slight low cut and a mid boost as well....
    Leona would be a great bed for a vocal...ya know?

    Good luck with your music man....and keep on tracking...you can only get better at it...ya know?

    Joe

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    Now that's more like it! At least I know where I am lacking. Thank all of you! None of you should be sorry that you have to be the mean guy. Remember the emporer's new clothes? You don't help someone if you only tell them "oh, that's nice....". Thanks again! Now it's back to work, and see if I can fix this stuff. Daddy's little girl needs some real work. It was stuck in the 80's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGibson
    ...I think you're stuck in 1980 with the tunes.
    If you stop trying to fill up every little space in every measure and let it breath, you could be surprised what starts flowing out of you...
    Sorry to have to be the mean guy.
    What would you suggest I try? I guess I am showing my age, but that's almost exactly how I hear the song in my head. Maybe I should axe the keyboard and remix the guitars and add the vocal?
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