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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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please give me some constructive criticism on my new clip

This is a new clip I just recorded. I am not very pleased with the sound yet, it sounds messy (as in not tight). This is primarily still a matter or practicing the riffs more, but maybe to some extent also my lack of mixing/EQing/mastering knowledge.

I appreciate any kind of constructive criticism on the mix/sound/drums/riffs, etc.

Thanks,
Lars

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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Re: please give me some constructive criticism on my new clip

Hi Lars, I liked it. Nice riff. What kind of 7 string are you using? The only reason I ask is that I'm thinking about getting my first. I've not been recording that long myself but some of the tricks I've read about others doing for the mix is to duplicate any given track and pan one hard right and the other hard left. This adds a certain fullness to the track. One can sometimes add a small amount of delay to one side. Say 10 to 30 ms. This really adds an a unique sound to a track and will really fill it out. I have been using Reaper for about 3 years now and I always use eq to the mix. In Reaper, (a great program by the way), It is referred to a Reafir. I usually will tone down the highs if they seem to be too much in the mix or bring up the bass in the mix. It's all a matter of what sounds right to you. The overall effect of eq a track can go from sublte to very noticible. I have also been using BBE Sonic Maximizer software in the final mix. This really fills out a track. For me, when I'm using the eq I'll often taper off the high end to eliminate some of the hiss associated with the effects chain I may be using. Again, all a matter of what sounds good to you. By the way, kickin drum track in this. What did you use? I have Superior Drummer 2.0 with many of the exp kits and really like it, although as a non-drummer/guitarist it has been a bit of a learning curve. I also liked the harmonies you used in the guitar track. Not overly done and sound very nice in the mix. I am by no means an expert but these are some of the things I've been doing which has improved, to my ears anyway, the overall mix of what I've been recording.
Cheers, Jeff
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Re: please give me some constructive criticism on my new clip

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Hi Lars, I liked it. Nice riff. What kind of 7 string are you using? The only reason I ask is that I'm thinking about getting my first. I've not been recording that long myself but some of the tricks I've read about others doing for the mix is to duplicate any given track and pan one hard right and the other hard left. This adds a certain fullness to the track. One can sometimes add a small amount of delay to one side. Say 10 to 30 ms. This really adds an a unique sound to a track and will really fill it out. I have been using Reaper for about 3 years now and I always use eq to the mix. In Reaper, (a great program by the way), It is referred to a Reafir. I usually will tone down the highs if they seem to be too much in the mix or bring up the bass in the mix. It's all a matter of what sounds right to you. The overall effect of eq a track can go from sublte to very noticible. I have also been using BBE Sonic Maximizer software in the final mix. This really fills out a track. For me, when I'm using the eq I'll often taper off the high end to eliminate some of the hiss associated with the effects chain I may be using. Again, all a matter of what sounds good to you. By the way, kickin drum track in this. What did you use? I have Superior Drummer 2.0 with many of the exp kits and really like it, although as a non-drummer/guitarist it has been a bit of a learning curve. I also liked the harmonies you used in the guitar track. Not overly done and sound very nice in the mix. I am by no means an expert but these are some of the things I've been doing which has improved, to my ears anyway, the overall mix of what I've been recording.
Cheers, Jeff
Hey Jeff, Thank you very much for your kind words and your feedback!

I played this on an RG1527M, great guitar.
For Drums I used Addictive Drums, which I find to be a great program. I remember using Reaper a wyhile back when I tried it, and I liked it a lot, but I still went back to Cubase since I was already used to it, I have Cubase Essential 4.
I alrewady used the panning of the guitars here a bit, I think 65%L and 65%R, maybe I should try to make it more extreme? Like 80-80?

Thanks again!
Lars
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