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    Remixed - Mary Jane's Last Dance Tom Petty cover

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    - Completely new guitar recordings
    - New drums, I tried micing a little different
    - Harmonica (nothin great, just makes the song complete)
    - Panned chorus
    - Fixed alot of tempo issues

    I think the guitars are still crowding the high frequencies too much, but there's alot of them so I guess that'll happen.

    Tell me what you think? Especialy in comparrison to the last one, if you listened

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    Wow - great groove to this song - you have the Petty/Dylan thing going really strong here.... I really like this version....

    The guitars are a bit harsh. I'm thinking they might need to come down around 2-4 khz to take some of that bite off. The guitars on the chorus seems less harsh than the verse and leads though. The guitars will sit a bit better in the mix if you tame those highs a tad. Right now they sound a bit hot.

    Drums sound okay from what I can hear but are over powered by the guitars.

    Vocals seem to be eq'd right and are pretty clear.

    I like the panning on the chorus.

    What are you using for guitar/mic/amp?

    Oh yeah I also really like the echo/verb on the vocals....


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    I tried bringing the highs down on all the guitars - - believe me I know exactly what you mean . . . I think it's just the distortion though. I think I'm gonna go in and re-record the guitar that's panned to the right... In the original there's the clean, crunchy one panned to the left; a slightly distorted panned to the right, and a normally distorted one left in the center for the solos. I messed up on the one in the right I think.

    When listening to this more in my car and around I agree, I do want to bring the drums up some more.

    Guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard (Jimmy Page wannabe lol)
    Amp is my friend's Line 6 combo. . . lots of punch and lots of diff. settings

    So the equipment isn't too bad. . .

    Then I've got two $20 AKG Dynamic mics, and a mixer w/ just 2 inputs. That's it. . Recording drums is impossible.

    Thanks, I usualy get critisized about the reverb, but I just love the 60s/70s aura it gets. I sort of compare it to Television . . . all this new stuff in HD is so bright and vibrant, and that's cool. . . but I much preffer the old ESPN Classic stuff. . . If TV were music that is. . . If that makes any sense . Anyways, Classic Rock/Blues is what I like, so I think the reverb helps w/ that. I ususally fall into the trap of adding it to my drums, though, which need none cuz they're recorded w/ 2 overheads.

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    Can anyone else who listened to the old version tell me if I'm still doing any certain thing wrong ? Or what got better? Etc. Please?

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    I actually prefer the guitars on the first version. I think theres a bit of a fret buzz at the start. I personally would rather retrack the guitar.
    I think you have done a great job on the drums.
    As far as the vox goes i would spread them out more and add in a higher harmony, especially on that harmony on "oh my my, oh hell yes" phrase. Not too bad at all though, love the harmonica sound.
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    Hey Zip!! Vocals are improved IMO, seem to flow better. And i think you have jsut the right amount of reveb on them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziplock43

    Guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard (Jimmy Page wannabe lol)
    Amp is my friend's Line 6 combo. . . lots of punch and lots of diff. settings

    Listening to the guitar I would have been almost willing to bet it was a single coil. I'd go back to the line 6 and mess around with the settings some more, back off on the treble. Or maybe even borrow a practice solid state amp and put a distortion pedal in front of it - I'm not a huge line 6 fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gummblefish
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