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majkeinar 2013-10-31 22:21

A rock song (The fall) - check it out !
 
Good evening folks,

Me and my friend just made this track. We wrote the song together, and created the track last week-end. I just finished the mix.

Feel free to tell me what you think !

https://soundcloud.com/mike-14/this-is-serious-the-fall

Br,

Mike

LastAlternative 2013-11-01 00:20

The vocals are too loud compared to the music and the music has no punch or bass. Please take this as constructive criticism, not negativity. Valiant effort and sounds like a cool song. It's just that it's hard to tell with the vocals so loud. I would revisit this mix.

c4djack 2013-11-01 08:20

The song is well written. I like the chord progression and vocals.

However, the mix has a lot of potential for improvement ;-)
- Vocals to loud
- Drums have no punch
- Consider layering the guitars
- Try to get all instruments into a coherent space by using the same reverb as a basis

Cheers,
Frank

MrROUSH 2013-11-01 09:27

Well, firstly I think this is an excellent song and concept.. I really enjoyed it even though I'm not a fan of the genre..

However.. if I listen critically.. I agree that there's some room for improvement in the mix/master.. The vocals are loud, and I suspect that's due compensating for some mud.. I think an eq here as opposed to the level would make the vocals punch through more.

There's a lot to like about the arrangement and the chord progression and lyrics.. this feels very musical, but I do have to say the drums sound a little too "reason"... maybe put a flanger and some parallel comp and verb on them?

In any event, this does have some energy and keeps my interest, though I'm not typically someone who would hear this kind of music out.. It's got some mass appeal. Nice track!!!

c4djack 2013-11-01 10:09

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Originally Posted by MrROUSH (Post 1410847)
Well, firstly I think this is an excellent song and concept.. I really enjoyed it even though I'm not a fan of the genre..

...

There's a lot to like about the arrangement and the chord progression and lyrics.. this feels very musical, but I do have to say the drums sound a little too "reason"... maybe put a flanger and some parallel comp and verb on them?

...

In deed, it's a nice track with a great concept!

About the drums... if you have to use a loop, then try to separate the individual drum elements (at least try to reparate kick, snare+toms, hihats+cymbals), using filters, EQ, and multiple channels. That will give you much better control over the sound and "punchyness" ;-)

However, having separate drum samples and playing them with MIDI tracks would be the better way to get full control, and also not to sound like a preset.

A bigger drum setup with separate channels for everything can be complex, but also so much fun to work with :) Here's something that I use, made from a Reason Drum Kits 2.0 kit:

http://img.i7m.de/images/dad9b.jpg

http://img.i7m.de/images/yq758.jpg


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