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So, I have played so many instruments through the years. And can't really make up my mind, what to play. So I play them all. 

Crimson Carnage. As the title say, is a "band" with one member. 

The songs are made, recorded and mixed by me. (Thereof the sound isn't that great, still learning)

Please take a look. And don't be afraid of telling the thruth ;) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYc-I8RSihI&list=PLF1QoOQ93hh4uQA-omAxyZzN-uqnlPUAN

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bc2siY3qvj2ypIYQpHrb5

Cheers/ Rikard

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7 hours ago, Crimson_Carnage said:

So, I have played so many instruments through the years. And can't really make up my mind, what to play. So I play them all. 

Crimson Carnage. As the title say, is a "band" with one member. 

The songs are made, recorded and mixed by me. (Thereof the sound isn't that great, still learning)

Please take a look. And don't be afraid of telling the thruth ;) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYc-I8RSihI&list=PLF1QoOQ93hh4uQA-omAxyZzN-uqnlPUAN

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bc2siY3qvj2ypIYQpHrb5

Cheers/ Rikard

Not the kind of thing I'd go hunting for but the songwriting is solid and the arrangement is interesting.

Your playing is solid on all instruments (I like the screams).

The clean singing sounds like it could be a little off note at some points maybe use a slight a slight autotune. Alternatively, your vocals may just be mixed weird or something.

How are you getting your guitar tone? It sounds really bassy and muddy (which makes your breakdowns sound great but can mess with your overall sound and make the guitars difficult to hear for a lot of the song). It's also kinda noisy at times but I'm not sure if that's what your going for or not. If you wanted to clear it up, try less distortion and maybe tying a sock or something around the low end of the guitar neck to play the lead parts.

I'd probably recommend a midsyer EQ, a high pass filter and a more mids heavy distortion pedal (like overdrive rather than fuzz or something).

I'd probably also consider trying to better mix in the other side panned elements with the guitar as sometimes they get kinda squished when the guitar enters.

I really like some of the riffs and some of them are a little generic, but I think that's fine for the sound your going for.

 

It seems like most of your problems are production related. As it seems like to me you're going for a style that needs to sound pretty shiny. There was another guy on the forum advertising a mixing/mastering service

Maybe shoot him an email (I have no idea how experienced he is, or if he wants money or practice).

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10 hours ago, Will said:

Not the kind of thing I'd go hunting for but the songwriting is solid and the arrangement is interesting.

Your playing is solid on all instruments (I like the screams).

The clean singing sounds like it could be a little off note at some points maybe use a slight a slight autotune. Alternatively, your vocals may just be mixed weird or something.

How are you getting your guitar tone? It sounds really bassy and muddy (which makes your breakdowns sound great but can mess with your overall sound and make the guitars difficult to hear for a lot of the song). It's also kinda noisy at times but I'm not sure if that's what your going for or not. If you wanted to clear it up, try less distortion and maybe tying a sock or something around the low end of the guitar neck to play the lead parts.

I'd probably recommend a midsyer EQ, a high pass filter and a more mids heavy distortion pedal (like overdrive rather than fuzz or something).

I'd probably also consider trying to better mix in the other side panned elements with the guitar as sometimes they get kinda squished when the guitar enters.

I really like some of the riffs and some of them are a little generic, but I think that's fine for the sound your going for.

 

It seems like most of your problems are production related. As it seems like to me you're going for a style that needs to sound pretty shiny. There was another guy on the forum advertising a mixing/mastering service

Thank you for an awesome answere!

Just have to add, Started play piano at age 7 -91, drums at age 10 -94, guitar at age 13 -97, where the bass also includes.

Started to growl/scream back in 2005, but the clean singing started like.. yesterday ;) 

I have recorded music a very long time, but not seriously until last year. To be honest, I don't really know what all these plugins and stuff do 😃 I might have used them wrong. Or not at all.

The thing is, I want to learn, to actually know what the fudge I'm doing :) 

And yes,, the biggest problem I have is to get a "clean" distorted guitar.  

So I am very grateful for the tips you gave me.

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