Re: Tone opinion; is this an ok tone?
I don't think you should change anything, sound good to me. Maybe it's just me, but I think that what gives the feeling that it "sounds awful" as you were told, is that the piano part and the guitar part in the intro, sounds out of tempo... But as I said, maybe it's just me. At 1:00 minutes, the rhythm guitar doesn't sound like the first part of the intro. I'd tried to make it sound like the first part. But overall, it's sound pretty good to me. I like the almost robotic or virtual sound of the rhythm guitar!
Love the EMP track!!!!!!!!!!! You're kind of cool, man!