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Xaake
01-30-2007, 02:06 PM
Ok, one more song, and yes I still insist on singing myself, even though I know I really should let someone else do it *s* The song is still rough and I'd like some comments on sounds and stuff (I especially don't know what to do with the electric guitar, it seems malplaced...

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Alistair S
01-30-2007, 04:11 PM
Sometimes we can all be our own harshest critics. For me, your voice and the electric guitar are fine. I like the restraint.

Jason Brian Merrill
01-30-2007, 04:25 PM
starting off with some acoustic guitar here, would like to know how you miced it, perhaps with a dynamic?

i think vocals arent bad but are mixed a bit too loud and present, perhaps a little delay or verb --

your guitar sound is a bit thin, but not bad.

overall cool! Although it seems like its common, the melody line has some cool things about it!

thanks for sharing!

Xaake
01-31-2007, 12:55 AM
I am no writer (my brother got those genes), but I still try, that basically means that my songs are plain, maybe there are room for improvements, but basically I try to make up for it in other areas like production...

Anyways the acoustic guitar is thin cause I cut of the lower frequences to make room for the bas.

The guitar is recorded using a TSM MT87-mk2 running through a Arts Tube MP preamp. it is placed about 2 inches out from the 15:th fret of my Yamaha FGX 423-SG.

I generally donīt like too much reverb on anything. I have a little reverb on the mastertrack, and just a tiny bit more on the song track, but I'll experiment with it to see (maybe a short delay as suggested would be interesting too)

And listening to the song again now that I have distance to it, I hate the electic guitar, need to make a synth solo or something there, or add some dist guitar to the whole track...

Stringer
02-25-2007, 08:31 PM
I like your songs. I found the one in Swedish especially interesting. My grandparents came to the U.S. from Sweden in the late 1800's, so I am third generation. I can't understand much of your lyric's, but I like the song.

John