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If I put up a song that I wrote, recorded, tracked, looped and programmed the drums for all in the comfort of my own home would anyone actually listen to it? :) i would love some feedback and any idea's to make my home studio any better, it's not a brilliant recording but it's okay. just wondering if i should bother putting it up online :P

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Re: Anyone Interested? Certainly can't hurt, can it? Worst you'll get is some irritating tit saying "u suk lol" and not giving any useful feedback, but you're into metal so I highly doubt you're the sort of person who'd cry in a corner because of a lil' hate. ;)

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Re: Anyone Interested? I would be glad to give some friendly feedback to your music. I do it all the time for other people. :lol: I also have experience with home recording/producing, and it seems that other members do, too. So posting your song can't hurt.

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Re: Anyone Interested? ... Goodness. This is better than anything I have ever recorded, that's for sure. The recording itself is very good- the quality is nice, and the sound is clear. Whatever program you use for the drums is also pretty nice, and you did a good job with the sound levels. (You don't have to focus on the individual instruments to hear them clearly, you can hear all of them playing at the same time and it fits well.) However, there are a few mistakes here and there with the guitar. I noticed that when certain guitar parts end/begin, the sound becomes... fuzzy and mismatched with the rest of the music. I assume those are probably parts you had to record over and add-in. (Examples of what I am referring to can be heard at 0:30 and 3:00) There are also places where the guitar changes in volume. These are just minor things, however. They can be fixed easily. I would also suggest increasing the volume of the rhythm guitar just a little bit, especially around the end of the song. The main problem is with the sound levels for the guitar parts, so just focus on them next time you edit your recordings. But overall, you did a pretty wonderful job with that song! I personally love its sound and flow. Great work, man! :D

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... Goodness. This is better than anything I have ever recorded, that's for sure. The recording itself is very good- the quality is nice, and the sound is clear. Whatever program you use for the drums is also pretty nice, and you did a good job with the sound levels. (You don't have to focus on the individual instruments to hear them clearly, you can hear all of them playing at the same time and it fits well.) However, there are a few mistakes here and there with the guitar. I noticed that when certain guitar parts end/begin, the sound becomes... fuzzy and mismatched with the rest of the music. I assume those are probably parts you had to record over and add-in. (Examples of what I am referring to can be heard at 0:30 and 3:00) There are also places where the guitar changes in volume. These are just minor things, however. They can be fixed easily. I would also suggest increasing the volume of the rhythm guitar just a little bit, especially around the end of the song. The main problem is with the sound levels for the guitar parts, so just focus on them next time you edit your recordings. But overall, you did a pretty wonderful job with that song! I personally love its sound and flow. Great work, man! :D
thanks a lot :D and yeah i kind of rushed it towards the end, i was taking so much care at the start and it just sort of deteriorated towards the end, but judging by what you said you agree that it's not awful for my first time recording anything :P

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Re: Anyone Interested? No problem! And I understand, I usually tend to rush at the end of things as well. But I am surprised that was your first time recording something, you certainly did not do an awful job on it. xD What program did you use to record and edit your music?

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Re: Anyone Interested? cubase 6 (teehee i'm old school that way i guess) i used guitar pro 6 to write the drums and imported them into reaper but seeing is how i don't know anything about drums i just edited them until they sounded good to me, a drummer would probably wince if he heard it :P

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Re: Anyone Interested? I see you use guitar pro for the drums, if there's something I could "complain" about it's that the drums doesn't feel alive, you know what I mean? I don't know if you did this intentional, if you did it's pretty cool too, I mean it give the song a retro, beginning of programming feeling. listen to Inkubus Sukkubus and you'll get what I talk about. I'd suggest you get fruity loops and program drums in that instead, there are tons of plugins if you don't like the ones that comes along. the song as whole is really good, especially liked the heavy headbangable part in the beginning. starting around 0:23. I've done a lot of home recording and an untrained ear wouldn't notice that you've recorded it yourself. good job man, keep it up :D

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Re: Anyone Interested? Heh, Cubase 6 works well. Same with Guitar Pro. Drum kits don't give you a perfect drum sound, and the drums in your song were a bit simple. But you don't really have to worry about having complex and perfect drum parts, especially since you don't know much about them. The ones you had were good enough to support the guitars, at least. If you practice, you could probably learn how to make some better drum parts, though. So just keep trying. :P

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Heh' date=' Cubase 6 works well. Same with Guitar Pro. Drum kits don't give you a perfect drum sound, and the drums in your song were a bit simple. But you don't really have to worry about having complex and perfect drum parts, especially since you don't know much about them. The ones you had were good enough to support the guitars, at least. If you practice, you could probably learn how to make some better drum parts, though. So just keep trying. :P[/quote'] I thought the way, style, of the drums were perfect for the song. it's just that programmed drums can sound very monotone and that's easily fixed in more advanced software than guitar pro :P

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I thought the way' date=' style, of the drums were perfect for the song. it's just that programmed drums can sound very monotone and that's easily fixed in more advanced software than guitar pro :P[/quote'] Yeah, that is true. The only bad thing is that most advanced programs cost a ton of money. D:

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true [spoiler:1pz31d1y]but not if you know the pirates ;)[/spoiler:1pz31d1y] I did an example here, listen to the hihat this is without any adjustment http://www.4shared.com/audio/Ksd4pNNP/example1.html and this is with http://www.4shared.com/audio/1yZhkJBO/example2.html I just did this quick so it might not be much difference here but there is :P

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oh yeah i forgot to mention' date=' i recorded the guitars via mic inputs through a Sonar VS100 Audio Interface[/quote'] bet you can't guess what I and my friend use to record guitars ;)

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If I put up a song that I wrote' date=' recorded, tracked, looped and programmed the drums for all in the comfort of my own home would anyone actually listen to it? :) i would love some feedback and any idea's to make my home studio any better, it's not a brilliant recording but it's okay. just wondering if i should bother putting it up online :P[/quote'] That sounds like a great idea! Me and a friend that lives 24535425 kilometeres away from me do the same this basically. He records guitars and add electric drums, then he sends it to me. I write lyrics and add vocals to it. It is working out pretty neat! Let me know if you decide to do it!

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