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The Unfortunate Consequences of Aging


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BewareTheFish

 Genre: Rock

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This song is part of a collection of pop songs I am recording this summer. This particular one was recorded in my basement in the suburbs of London Ontario. I would appreciate constructive comments about the mixing...
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Hits: 2870
Comments: 11
Fans: 4
Plays: 63
Downloads: 142
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2007 - 12:46:42 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007 - 12:59:04 PM Last Played: Feb 05, 2019 - 03:37:10 PM
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Hardware:
MOTU ultralite, Fender Jaguar, Fender P-bass, Fender/Peavy amps, Apex 415 condensor mic primarily, pearl drum kit.
Software:
MOTU Digital Performer, Logic Express
Comments
BewareTheFish said 4303 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
i forgot
...to mention that drums are also recoded live.
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five_extra_arms said 4303 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Explosive
Great intro and outro to a really rockin' tune. I like the little sci-fi effects that are sprinkled here and there. Your vocals are really tight, kinda NOFX like at times.

Do all the basements in Ontario rock as hard as yours?

Great stuff, and welcome to MacJams!
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BewareTheFish said 4303 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Basements in Ontario
Unfortunately, most basements in my neighbourhood have been converted into playrooms for small children and thus, do not rock.
Check out my latest song called It's All The Same
Dharma Logos said 4303 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Semi-pro.
This kind of modern rock is not really my cup of tea, but it is very radio friendly. The songwriting and performance are better than a lot of equivalent professional bands. Considering the genre this is an outstanding song. As for the production ... I'm having a hard time putting it into words. I'm not quite sure what's wrong since I don't have much mixing experience, but there's something I don't quite like. The overall high end (especially lead vocal, lead guitar, and snare) seems slightly harsh - but that could just be that my ears are feeling slightly painful today, just one of those days. Overall I'm having a difficult time telling if this recording is too dry or too wet. Either way there's something that just doesn't sit well with my ears. This is tough for me because there really is a chance that your mix is better than it sounds to me because I do have a history of ear problems and today they are acting up. But having said all that, at least the mix is clear. I can hear all of the instruments clearly (even the bass - kudos), and I can make out the lyrics, which is rare for me. Good job overall.
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BewareTheFish said 4303 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Thanks...
...for the comments. I am also aware of the problems in this song of which you speak: master fader reverb and overall eqing. I continue to struggle with these... In terms of master fader reverb - when to use, how much to use and what type -- anyone have any suggestions for this type of music?
Check out my latest song called It's All The Same
Axgrinder said 4299 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
This is nice and tight!
I think if you just keep tweaking with the mix you will find your sweet spot. I think you've done quite well with this, all in all! I'm more of an old head banger but I am quite impressed with your overall production. Welcome to MJ. and thanks for sharing.
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Mokus said 4297 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
fellow ontarioian?!?
real intense...and well performed.
I agree, keep tweaking with things, not that it 'needs' it, but because it's half the fun. keep rocking!
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said 4295 days ago (June 14th, 2007)
nice tune
you are playing everything?
as far as the mix goes, since it was recorded in a live room, try noodling with your compression.
use various presets to get an idea of how each attack and release works, then if you dont like any of them play around with your own.
you could also try to compress each track individually to an extent, then compress the whole track to tie it all in. light compression on individual tracks works real well, so as not to turn it into mush.just make sure not to squash your eq.
also, mic your drums as individually as you can. kick, toms, snare, cymbals, highhat, etc... if you do not have alot of mics, you can do multiple takes... time consuming, but if you have your kit broken down into multiple tracks, you can eq, compress, and volume mix each drum accordingly..
the tune was nicely done, and well rehearsed. i liked it, and want to hear more, so keep going!!!!
BewareTheFish said 4294 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
thanks...
...r.a.d, for the kind words. To answer your question, all instruments are live. Good tip about compressing individual tracks llightly -- I think I have been using too much at that stage. There will be more to come...
Check out my latest song called It's All The Same
musichead said 4285 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
great
This is very cool. I like this sound and the rocking out!!
The mix sounds very pro like!! Im a Fender man myself.
I faved this sone...very nice tempo changing.
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racerat said 4243 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
better
Fish,
Again really outstanding harmonies. Much better high end than Sleeping wWith the Enemy, which seems a bit muffled and squashed. The bass is a bit thin. It could use a bump at about 63-80mhz. The live guitars sound great. Wish I had that capability, both playing and recording. It adds a punch to the energy. The cymbals are a little shrill and could use an EQ tweak. Your arrangement is , again very tight. Keep it up.

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