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    something feels wrong about this track

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    Hey guys,
    I'm working on a melodic guitar backing track, along the lines of pink floyd. However I am stuck, something feels off, rhythmically speaking. I'm beating my head against the wall trying to find out what it is but I can't figure it out. Maybe you could lend me your ears and let me know what if anything in terms of the composition sounds off to you as well. Thanks, much appreciated.


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    there are times the guitars and drums are off. it sounds like the guitar gets anxious and ahead of the drum.
    the drum also sounds a bit off beat at time -- did you de-quantize it to make it human? a few of the beats seem off too far, though that could be the guitar ahead of them and pulling.

    i'd lower the clanging cymbal a bit, too. it's louder than the rest of the kit.

    pretty cool song, though, even with all that.

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    Yeah timing is out pretty bad between the gits and drums. When the distorted chords come in, that guitar part could come down.. it buries the cleaner, more arpeggiated part in a few places. Wouldn't mind hearing the organ sound a little clearer as well.. I like it. Is it a synth patch?

    And you should put some words on it (or cut it in half).

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    The drums themselves are a midi file from ezdrummer so they shouldn't be off. It must be the arpeggiated guitar part. It so hard to play in time at 58 bpm. i guess its practice time.

    ---------- Update ----------

    oh the organ is native instruments komplete 10 vintage organ.

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    Yeah timing issues always pop a little more at slow tempos.

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    I find the wide-panned ping-ponging organ annoying. Then having the guitar stereo-delayed makes the whole song end up going almost mono (but phasey). How were you monitoring when recording the guitar and bass? Maybe it was a latency thing that caused the timing problem..
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    Yup guitars are definitely ahead of the "drummer". Makes it sound like the drums are lagging behind. What makes it so intetesting is how consistently you are ahead of the drums. Like you're keeping good time, but just not with. The band. Well, I guess you march to the beat of your own drummer.

    I like where you are going with this, but feel production-wise that it needs some build. You have the whole tune written, or is this just ideas?

    Good start once you fix the bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Yup guitars are definitely ahead of the "drummer". Makes it sound like the drums are lagging behind. What makes it so intetesting is how consistently you are ahead of the drums. Like you're keeping good time, but just not with. The band. Well, I guess you march to the beat of your own drummer.

    I like where you are going with this, but feel production-wise that it needs some build. You have the whole tune written, or is this just ideas?

    Good start once you fix the bugs.
    If it's that consistent then it might be a problem with delay on audio tracks when recording. That used to happen on my setup.

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    Latency issue as Mike previously stated????

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    Yeah, I think mjb's onto something about the monitoring latency.

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