The Weakest Suit wrote:this might be my favorite cover art ever.
drë wrote:The Weakest Suit wrote:this might be my favorite cover art ever.
i just came here to say the same thing... WTF ? Mr Garfunkel?
drë wrote:also, WTF ? Woodward?
joshw wrote:Billy's Little Trip - Damn, the average volume level here has really been creeping up here over the years. This is the worst example of this so far - great production hurt by terrible mastering. Definite Rage Against the Machine vibe here, but not so much as to be a ripoff. The breakdown is badass. This is a good tune - modern, inventive, and it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Frosty The Showman and Smashblade - The vocals seem need some compression to keep them even. Decent flow (though some "hardcore" parts are a little awkward). Very cool hooks and loops. The main riff reminds me a little of "Bitch Please II" from Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP", but is more repetitive. Very fun tune, though!
dirgetheband wrote:Since this is called “Song Fight!” and not “Production Fight!” or “Performance Fight!” I give this a VOTE. Your song rocks just too much. Suggestions? Obviously, having more elaborate drum patterns would help. This is great work.
jast wrote:dirgetheband wrote:Since this is called “Song Fight!” and not “Production Fight!” or “Performance Fight!” I give this a VOTE. Your song rocks just too much. Suggestions? Obviously, having more elaborate drum patterns would help. This is great work.
Thanks, but if you mean to imply my production or performance have rough edges (which I'm sure they do), I'd appreciate details, a lot. I know about the crappy drums, of course. Doing drum patterns doesn't come quite as naturally to me as the other aspects of songwriting do, so songs I write and record in the limited time I did this one don't get much polishing in that department. More practice would help, I suppose.
dirgetheband wrote:Okay, I’m at work practicing my “unproductivity” so I’m going off my memory.
1. I seem to recall the vocals just didn’t sit well in the mix. They seemed a little compressed, and by that I don’t mean that it sounded like your compressor was breathing all over the track, but I mean it sounded like the vocals just didn’t have enough body. Were you recording with a condenser or a dynamic? Was the signal recorded too “hot?" I’d be interested to know your signal path on the vocal track.
Okay, the drums. I’ve always been a big fan of nice sounding drums, whether artificial or not. And I’m a big fan of experimentation in regards to drums, too.
Perhaps a stupid question but do you ever air drum?
joshw wrote:This borders on overly campy
jast wrote:Bonus review for Mr Late Submitter.
slats -- Personally I think the vocals sound rather weak in contrast to the instruments; I'd have suggested mixing them differently but it's probably a matter of taste. As is the fact that the mix feels rather asymmetric, most of the guitar action going on in the right channel. Tires my headphonified ears. Anyway, this is a pleasant song with a nice sound and the performance to go with it (the vocals are a bit uneven, dynamics-wise, but that's no big deal). I'm not quite sure whether I like or dislike the parallel riffs in bass and lead guitar. I think it's like. All in all, the song is quite okay but it's just not very exciting; to me it's just generic blues. That means no vote this time, especially given this fight's competition (if circumstances had been different, who knows...). Next time perhaps.
slats wrote:I'm still a novice at this whole recording thing, and that was compounded by lateness. Had the song been due when I thought it was, I would've had my son in the house to help me with the mix before I submitted it. Yes, I'm that old. For now, I'll accept "quite okay." This site was a neat discovery. I'm hoping to get some of my songwriting and performing chops back, while improving my recording skills.
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