Never Alone

July 25, 2007 8:27 PM

I thought I'd toss up a recent demo I'm unsure about and see what the feedback is. There are big problems with the drums, chorus vocals, lead guitar, to name a few, but those are easily fixed, if it's worth it. Sounds like Uncle J on the bass.

posted by erikgrande (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

So this is a song I laid down half-assed, assuming I would redo it proper if I felt it worthy. But I find that just about every time I try to rerecord something, I prefer the original. For instance, Uncle J and I recently rerecorded a years old goof song, and the new version seemed to lack the "heart" of the original. Does everybody always feel this way about their own stuff, and is it something you just have to get over, since (usually) nobody hears the original anyway?
posted by erikgrande at 8:50 PM on July 25, 2007

This doesn't sound half-assed at all. Your performances, all, are really good. It's just a matter of nailing down your recording technique. You'll get it.

Re-recording: I feel the same way, it's like not finding that feeling of discovery or something. I'm no great musician or anything, but I do try to write hooks and stuff that are tireless so that no matter how many takes I do, I'm still having fun trying to nail 'em.

I think this song is excellent and so is the execution. It just sounds like to could tweak and tune your recording stuff. I'm looking forward to more!
posted by snsranch at 3:52 PM on July 27, 2007

i like it. i'm definitely a first-taker when i do music, but that means i've also done stuff that really should have been redone. i think one solution would be to have someone remix and master your original so you get the right feeling AND a better sounding final recording. of course, you probably have about as many talented producers begging to mix and master your home demos as i do. the other thing to try might be to do a new version that's radically rearranged, so you don't feel like you're trying to re-create the original.
posted by snofoam at 6:03 PM on July 27, 2007

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