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#1 User is offline   Lars68 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

I have reworked a song I did a while ago. I have added new vocals, a second guitar and some percussion. Trying to learn to mix tracks. Do you think it works?

https://soundcloud.c...-sunlit-skies-2

Lars

P.S. thanks to Roy (PatriotsBiker) for mixing tips etc.

This post has been edited by Lars68: 09 August 2018 - 03:10 PM

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#2 User is offline   62burst 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:42 PM

What a huge difference. The combination of the picking style metering things and the layered vocals really worked. The signature riff with the atonal note first heard at 08 sec didn't really work on such a pretty song, for me, but I also like creating some tension like that sometimes. And don't be shy with that percussion! PatriotsBiker gave you "some recording tips"? Are you sure you didn't send it off to him for some polish? [smile] . Congrats Lars, looking forward to hearing as you get more comfortable with the recording skills.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:51 PM

Wow Lars... I havent checked in on your stuff in a while... Boy did you improve! I like the double vox on the chorus..... Guitars sounds great, vocals are night and day from a year ago... really!

well done
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#4 User is offline   Lars68 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:53 AM

Thanks for listening! Roy helped me with some tips on how to avoid sharp esses, among other things. He knows his recording stuff! Send the files to him...good idea... 😁

62burst, so you think there should be more percussion in the mix? Itís just me hitting the bottom of my guitar. I wasnít sure about the sound and the pattern, so I kept it low.

Lars
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:30 AM

Dig it Lars...
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:04 AM

Nice, Lars!!!! I am so digging the entirety of the guitar in that. It makes the recording for me. You made an impressive jump from the first one over a month ago.

You are far to kind, but It was fun trading ideas and such.

I agree with 62Burst. I can't think of a song that uses this style of percussion right this moment, but I would study some. See how they handle the entirety of the percussive hits in the mix as far as panning, volume, EQ, Compression, Reverb, etc to set the positioning. (front to back and left to right, etc) Also listen for the timing. When and why are they being used. I think it's an element worth exploring.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:28 AM

This is real progress and the recording quality is quite good.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

Youíve come a long way young man

Recording quality is superb
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

Wow, good stuff Lars, I'm noticing the progression and taking pointers.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:23 AM

Thanks everyone, good to hear there is improvement.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

View PostLars68, on 10 August 2018 - 03:53 AM, said:

62burst, so you think there should be more percussion in the mix? Itís just me hitting the bottom of my guitar. I wasnít sure about the sound and the pattern, so I kept it low.

Lars

Iíve just noticed that when Iíve tried recording with the foot drum using a single mic for everything, it comes out as more of a distraction. . The listener ends up half-hearing it, & wonders ďwhatís that background noise on the recording?Ē Thatís why I was asking the question earlier in the week about how to mic up things separately, and feed them into the recording software, where they can be individually mixed.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:57 AM

The percusive hits are indeed on a seperate track, so volume and other effects can be adjusted.

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