My first sound clip post

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by gimmejava, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. gimmejava

    gimmejava Member

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    Hey all,

    I've been lurking and listening to the great players on this discussion forum for the past couple of years. I ocassionally weigh in on a topic but for the most part I've been guilty of taking more than giving. I enjoy listening to guys like Scottl, RedAnt, Ed, Scott Peterson, Tomo (my personal hero), and many others. With such talent, I've always been reluctant to post anything that would involve my playing, since I'm pretty much a wuss, and realize the need for much improvement. But I got a wild hair tonight to record myself and put something out on the site so you guys can get a gauge on where I'm at and coming from whenever you hear from me. Thanks for taking time to listen. I thought about trying to clean it up and take out the mistakes, but then it wouldn't sound like me :)

    Wankerage

    Randall
     
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    Strange link. All it does is log me out of Soundclick
     
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    Sorry about that, it should work now.
     
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    You really need to turn up your guitar in the mix.
    Sounds like you have a cool idea, but you just cant hear your playing at all. Or at least turn down the backing track.
    Gregory
     
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    I think you'll get more clarity by dialing back the echo just a bit as well, what were you using?

    (s)
     
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    Great first clip.
    Everyone here is at a different level in their ability.
    Keep posting, listening, and commenting.....all can learn from the interaction!:dude
    Greg
     
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    great tone too, it sounds like Ed DeGenero's tone, nails it to my ears.
     
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    I like it. That's a tough track to play over and you did a great job.:dude
     
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    Hi Randall,

    What I really liked about your take is that you play with the rare ability of restraint (at least in the beginning ;) ). Many players (much more experienced too) often make the mistake of playing over the BT rather than play with it.
    Seems to me you try to make the BT your own song and really play to contribute. Hats off to you!

    Technolgy wise I would increase the guitar at the end of the mix and decrease the delay at the same time. Basic tone is good for this kind of tune.

    Keep it up!

    Mats N
     
  11. Tomo

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    Hi Randall,

    Thanks for mention my name. I feel very honored .

    I liked the way you use your volume swell.
    Great feel over all.

    I would like to hear you more front and less effects.
    This way you want to play more dynamic with
    your touch.

    Look for.... try to make good melody(Melody is important
    than soloing for me)with emotional tone, maybe less
    distortion (less compressed)... Feel your breath while
    you play anything... even just exhale while you play..
    this way you could feel your pace between your phrases
    (you don't want to hold every notes too long)

    Soloing... Try to sing it after you played it.. so you can
    make more story with first motif. I would record solo section
    shorter or set length (shorter)_so that I could feel the
    climax(exit) ... I can build solo toward the exit.

    Great band sound. I liked it a lot.
    Keep working on play less more on TONE, dynamic
    touch. Very good work!

    Thanks for sharing.


    Tomo
     
  12. gimmejava

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. Trust me, I will take everything to heart for my next post. As far as equipment used for the clip, it was just my POD 2.0 and my Strat. I appreciate the comparison to Ed Degenaro concerning tone. I think he does an excellent job, and if I got somewhere in the ballpark that is really cool. I agree that I need to dial back a bit on the effects. Thanks again, and btw Tomo, YOU ROCK!!!!! :dude

    Randall
     

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