Make You Proud

January 9, 2007 9:33 PM

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posted by 777 (8 comments total)

Cool song!

It doesn't really have the punch it needs when that distortion kicks in though I reckon. I think a little panning would go a long way here, if you have a copy of the guitar on another track with a delay (about 50ms) and pan one left, the other right. This would give you a nice big stereo guitar. Would also give the drums and vocals a bit of space too!

(I looked at the post and initially read your username as 7/4)
posted by TwoWordReview at 3:49 AM on January 10, 2007

I totally love odd-meter tunes, when they sound natural, not forced. This sounds natural - nice writing!
posted by fingers_of_fire at 10:08 AM on January 10, 2007

This rocks!

Nice idea from TWR too.
posted by snsranch at 3:51 PM on January 10, 2007

I like odd meters also. This song is damn good, just needs a more professional-sounding mixing.

The distortion kicks in out of time, and the vocals sound ah... how do I say it. Overdubbed? Not blended in very well, and a little---dont' know the technical term---thin. Sounds like the singer is just singing in a normal talking voice with the volume turned way up, when he should be screaming over the guitars. Needs more vocal energy I think.

Then again, I don't know production from my ass, so my suggestions could be totallly wrong. Those are just my impressions.
posted by ctmf at 6:07 PM on January 10, 2007

TWR - is that how they do that? I thought they multitracked the guitars and slightly detuned the tracks for a fatter overall sound.

Agree - the distortion kick-in was disappointingly weak. That spot should have been one of those feel-in-your-body-more-than-hear spots. Although, I am listening on cheesy laptop speakers.
posted by ctmf at 6:10 PM on January 10, 2007

Nice Guitar riff, holds the thing together.
posted by slipperystar at 4:21 AM on January 11, 2007

ctmf - Yeah, that definitely works too. Multitracking, detuning or adding delay and then panning lets your brain perceive them as seperate events instead of the same source so they would all appear generally 'bigger' rather than come from direct centre.

No hard and fast rules of course, the copy and delay trick is a handy one to do without having to record anything extra though!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:28 AM on January 11, 2007

I tried TWR's advice last night and it made a world of difference.
posted by snsranch at 3:51 PM on January 11, 2007

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