Dreaming mk iii

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Joined: 07/06/02

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OK the latest incarnation of Dreaming !

I would welcome any constructive criticism, please try to be as specific as passable, I to have reservations !

http://www.Trinkit.net/Songs/Dreaming.mp3
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#1

OK the latest incarnation of Dreaming !

I would welcome any constructive criticism, please try to be as specific as passable, I to have reservations !

http://www.Trinkit.net/Songs/Dreaming.mp3
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

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Joined: 08/04/02

Posts: 1518

Very cool. The vocals came through the mix very well, although I would bring everything else up a bit (except the bass). That might be just me and your going for that, if so disregard that last statement.

Where's the cymbals?? The drums are lacking alot of dynamics. Change it up a bit with a slight variation or add a cymbal here and there. Don't over do it since it is a laid back tune but some additions will provoke new interest.
It will also keep it from becomes to over repetitive and lifeless. Which in my opinion is the biggest fault of the song.

Guitar work is really cool. The lead you do deserves alittle more attention though. The vocals cover it up too much, for this reason I would suggest. If you were going to add a solo in a song, don't do it while your singing. GIve it it's own space in the song, that way it's gets all the attention. Also for us guitarists, it pulls the attention away from the vocals which deserves it own place too.

The ending harmony on the vocals was a cool addition from the last version I heard. "thumbs up" And back to the overall recording, it was alittle too low. Try boosting it about 3-4 db. Don't be afraid to push the balls to the wall on the volume knob. ;)
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

#2

Very cool. The vocals came through the mix very well, although I would bring everything else up a bit (except the bass). That might be just me and your going for that, if so disregard that last statement.

Where's the cymbals?? The drums are lacking alot of dynamics. Change it up a bit with a slight variation or add a cymbal here and there. Don't over do it since it is a laid back tune but some additions will provoke new interest.
It will also keep it from becomes to over repetitive and lifeless. Which in my opinion is the biggest fault of the song.

Guitar work is really cool. The lead you do deserves alittle more attention though. The vocals cover it up too much, for this reason I would suggest. If you were going to add a solo in a song, don't do it while your singing. GIve it it's own space in the song, that way it's gets all the attention. Also for us guitarists, it pulls the attention away from the vocals which deserves it own place too.

The ending harmony on the vocals was a cool addition from the last version I heard. "thumbs up" And back to the overall recording, it was alittle too low. Try boosting it about 3-4 db. Don't be afraid to push the balls to the wall on the volume knob. ;)
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

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Joined: 07/06/02

Posts: 5021

Hey Dude,

I was leaving the overall vol. down to leave a little head room incase I end up getting it professionally mastered.

As for the cymbals, damn I knew I forgot something. I guess it accounts for why the spectrum at the top end is a bit thin.

Talk about leaving the house with out your pants on !
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

#3

Hey Dude,

I was leaving the overall vol. down to leave a little head room incase I end up getting it professionally mastered.

As for the cymbals, damn I knew I forgot something. I guess it accounts for why the spectrum at the top end is a bit thin.

Talk about leaving the house with out your pants on !
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

Crime Fighter

Joined: 08/04/02

Posts: 1518

Yeah except for the missing cymbals it is pretty cool. ;)
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.

#4

Yeah except for the missing cymbals it is pretty cool. ;)
"My whole life is a dark room...ONE BIG DARK ROOM" - a.f.i.