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Critque my bass tone on this track

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by grooveypie, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. grooveypie


    May 23, 2012
    Michigan, USA
  2. jordak


    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Your bass tone has a good thing going here.
    The singing could use a lot of work here though.
  3. chubfarm2001

    chubfarm2001 Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    St. Marys, Ohio
    I really dig the tone. I would bring up the mids just a bit to accent your chops, just enough to give it a little growl (IMO). And yes, the singer needs work.
  4. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    I like the track, nice arrangement. Here are my observations:

    1) The bass tone seems (to me) to be a bit dark for the song
    2) Vocals on the front end seem pitchy and off time
    3) Is it me or does the drummer seem to drift during the front half of the song?

    Overall you guys sound great and I'd like to hear more from you. Again, these are just MY opinions.

    Good job!
  5. PatQ


    May 11, 2011
    Siegburg, Germany
    Could be a bit punchier, but it's not bad as it is. But I agree on the singer - and the drums.
  6. grooveypie


    May 23, 2012
    Michigan, USA
    Thanks guys.
    We have been working on getting the vocals and drums to be tighter and more on time since we recorded this back in June, but I'm glad that you're noticing the same hiccups that we were.

    That's a good point with the mids adjustment. I'm really not as EQ savy as I should be for how long I've been playing.
  7. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Are you guys using a click track for the drums? I know a lot of musicians hate using them but you have to treat the click as part of the band.
  8. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Cool track.
    Bass tone sounds really good.
  9. prbrianpr


    Jan 1, 2012
    Nice work! for the tone well I think its ok, maybe up more the mids but its your choice.
  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Yup, more mids. nice bass line though.
  11. grooveypie


    May 23, 2012
    Michigan, USA
    No we didn't use a click track for this one. We tried at one point, but the heavier section is in 5/8 while the majority of the song is in 3/4 so the click track just got distracting.
  12. ejmy


    Nov 30, 2008
    Bass tone is fine, don't ask about the singer. lol