Southguitar / Jeff Stewart 10 days ago
Need Help with lyrics, and a singer too. I did this in my little bedroom over the last few days, but just can't finish it. I hate singing and doing lyrics Uhg. Please help https://soundcloud.com/user-281809016/test-mix-no-vocals


     

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ucantx   commented 9 days ago


Jeff, this is intended as a VERY QUICK look over on your song piece at SoundCloud... Honestly, it's nice work, with good sound and workable into a finished piece. The one glaring problem I literally SEE at a glance is the WAVEFORM, and I wish others would watch their waveform SHAPES. When an artist (or worse yet, a recording/sound engineer) sees a waveform on his screen maxed out, resembling two horizontal lines with few or no "waists" in there...in other words no variation in volume on the track, just flat out FULL-ON max volume, well without even hearing it most studios (ALL studios) would reject it automatically and move on to the next one submitted. Ask me how I know that...I think the first five or so I sent to a studio didn't even get past the college intern, let alone making it to a real sound pro....ouch. I got bad advice from some of the bands I knew in Chicago, at the time...live and learn. Now, after years in studio, myself, I "get it"...I no longer "max the track" until final mix-to-master, prior to "cutting" the record(ing) for distribution to the masses. Leave "headroom" in your mix...don't compress or max the volume etc etc until you're ready to Master the song for distribution (to sell it to your fans, etc)... Now you probably have a "toned-down" version of this piece...and I hope you do, because this version is table-flat...see your waveform. There aren't any low/slack areas left in the recording for a vocalist to get in, or a lead instrument to solo over, etc. Even drums would have to fight with the melody. Now, having said all that (and hopefully, you can rationally see my point), it is a great standalone solo, and can be made into a terrific piece of professional music. There's NOTHING about this work that I DON'T like, except lack of headroom. It's strong, with resounding character, and unbelievably multi-genre. It truly is a great piece of work. Probably will need to slice-it-and-splice it, with vocals, drums, bass, etc and rework your guitar into those parts...or re-do. As a guitar solo piece, to my ears, it is exceptionally well done. Well, that's my two cents of help I can offer at this point.... Doug (aka "Crossbow")

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ucantx   commented 9 days ago


btw... record more like this...that guitar/amp play very nicely together...got to be something YOU'RE doing...kudos. Good stuff.