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Home recording review?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Dudie, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. Dudie

    Dudie

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    Hello, low end folks! This weekend we did a home recording with vocals, guitar and bass. It would be nice if you took the time to listen and come up with some views and what might be improved. I was surprisingly happy with the sound but it would be nice with some more inputs. Positive and negative :) https://soundcloud.com/judy-oaktree

    Thanx!
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    Sounds great for the most part. I could use more dynamics and more variety in terms of arrangement. In particular, I'm struggling with something in particular in my own groups:

    * the lack of introductions and stuff to set up tunes. All the tunes sound "the same". Head in, maybe solo, head out - that's the only recipe you're using. If your recordings don't end with a fade over a vamp, they end with ritard. Must it always be so? Ostinatos? End a tune short? Arranged endings?

    * dynamics. Your'e at one volume for pretty much all the recordings.

    * The mix is pretty good. The bass might be a little boomy on some devices.

    With a little more work you could have a nice polished sound. Good job tho and great playing.
     
  3. Dudie

    Dudie

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    Many thanks for taking the time to listen!. :) I completely agree with you on your views about the arrangements. We just recorded without actually having done anything special with the songs.
    A friend of mine also thought that the bass sounded muddy but in my headphones and speaker, I think it sounds pretty good.

    Thank you. appreciate it very much!
     
  4. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    Sure. Yeah, it's really easy to get right into just playing the tune - maybe too easy. In my own playing, I'd like to be able to just making intros and endings as easy and natural as it is to play the tune.
     
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