Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    One of my many projects...

    Keep in mind this is a live recording made at a practice session... Its' best if you have speakers with a good bass response!

    Looking for opinions on the music itself as well as maybe what you think of my tone..

    group is a power trio..

    also just out of curiosity what genre would you pin this in?


    another if you get through all 10 minutes of song there are some interesting changes

  2. BassIsFun17


    Jan 16, 2006
    prog metal sorta i guess
  3. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    prog metal? really?
  4. Bass tone is not bad, but a bit more mid range would make it more present and intelligible. If anything I would classify it as doom or classic metal. It is more Black Sabbath meets Maiden meets old Judas Priest than it is Dream Theater.
  5. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    i hear you on the mids..unfortunately the gui**** is playing through a mesa triple rec. and no mater how i seem to set my eq nothing seems to cut past his rig except extreme nasal honk..lol
    but still working on it...

    these recordings were simply made at practice on a lark so that we could actually hear them...funny how things seem different when your in the middle of the music..

    Geezer Butler is the reason i picked up a bass in the first place and Sabbath was a huge singular influence on me...as was Steve Harris...and Priest as well..lol

  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I really like it and I'm old. I thought system of a down right away and I'm a huge tool fan. I would have liked to hear more bass but that's probably just bias nice job.
  7. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    lol thanks...

    I'm no spring chicken myself
  8. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Something that I think that has been lost in recent times is getting a good full band sound / tone / mix. I'm not necessarily speaking of your band, but in general...

    First and foremost, and in all likelihood, turn the F down (guitar players!!)! - generally speaking again.

    If you listen to recordings from the 60's and 70's every instrument has their own area of the sound spectrum. Think of the EQ bars on a visual frequency spectrum. I think with all of today's technology each of the recorded instruments are using too wide of frequency response and are stepping on each other in the mix instead of each instrument having it's on little area on the graph.

    I hope that^ makes sense.

    Listen to something like this:

    Tons of instruments but everything comes through clearly. I still think Zep's Physical Graffitti is the gold standard for recording tone / quality / mix.

    2 Cents

    Anywho, your music sounds like Metal to me. I hate pigeonholing musical styles to sub-sub-sub-genres.
  9. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    thanks guys...but again we just threw up a couple of mics at the front of our practice space and hit the record button..lol

    was really looking for basically general opinions on the music itself...

    what sort of genre you thought the music is

    and possibly some opinions of my bass tone....lol