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I just recorded a new song, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by tonybologna000, May 18, 2011.

  1. tonybologna000

    tonybologna000 Member

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    So this is the second song I've ever fully recorded.
    http://www.facebook.com/shepherdspieband?v=app_178091127385
    It's by my band, Shepherd's Pie. It's the first song I've recorded real drums for. The song's called 'Treehouse'. What do you think of my recording technique/the song in general? Thanks!
     
  2. tonybologna000

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    By the way, vocals were recorded with an AT2035, acoustic guitar with matched pair of RODE NT5's. Electric guitars were a Gibson Smartwood Les Paul and a USA Strat, both through a Bogner Shiva into an Avatar cabinet with 2 Celestion vintage 30's, recorded by an sm57.
    For kick drum, and Audix D6, Overheads were the same aformentioned RODE NT5s, snare was an SM57, toms were recorded by a cheap set of CAE drum mics (i foget what type, they were borrowed) and I used the AT2035 for a room mic as well.
    The bass guitar, i recorded direct-in with Ampeg amp emulation software. All mics went into a MOTU 8pre. I used Cubase 5.
    --This is in case anybody wants the geeky details!
     
  3. small axe

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    like the verses with the reggae feel, maybe it reggaebillyrock.....the recording can be tweaked...keep it up
     
  4. stubbyJ

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    Cooleo. Kinda reminds me of Primus, believe it or not.

    I like the fresh perspective on typical styles.
     
  5. tonybologna000

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    Thanks guys! Keep the comments coming. Anybody have any specific advice for tweaking the recording?
     
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    i dig it. That's a bizzare, unique sounding verse. The instrumentation is quirky in a good way.
    The toms sound kinda flat to me. In fact, all the drums could stand some eq, and I'd bring them up in the mix. The bass is a busy part and is hogging up lots of the low end. I'd like more kick drum.
    The rockin' part is cool, and the loudest guitar tone is nice.

    Generally speaking I think it sounds very good for a self-produced demo.
     
  7. tonybologna000

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    Thanks for the tips! I boosted the snare and kick drum a bit, then raised the level of all the drum tracks a good amount. I re-eq'd the toms to have more low-end and also added a bit of reverb to the tom tracks. I added a touch of delay to the main vocal track and the guitar solo track too. Finally, I slightly adjusted the bass guitar eq. Here's the result:
    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/shepherds-pie/treehouse[/SOUNDCLOUD]
    Better? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  8. Rusty G.

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    Editing. . .Perhaps some of the timing issues could be cleaned up. Low shelve on the bass. More separation of the sounds via eq. . .Add a little something like compression, delay and reverb on the voice at :41, 1:41, etc. . .Overall, it's a good attempt for your second song.
     

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