If Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison had a kid, musically, it would be you. Lyrically you're your own man.
The mix is nice and smooth.
I think I'd give that guitar line just a bit more heft, but, just the picking part that fills the space, the tagline so to speak, maybe up the bass and kick just a hair, BUT, I'm digging just to give those suggestions so take'em with a grain.
My theory on them is this: The most dynamic range you have to operate in is during mix before mastering, that's when you can still push some elements a bit out front, just a bit, so that when the mastering engineer gets them and he brings them back in they still get a bit of importance in the final mastered product. Kind of like getting the kick and snare a little hot. They make it pump a tiny bit but not noticeably.
Congrats on going back to work.
Soundcloud is good because we have a header for it that lets you click a song without leaving the thread. Plus you get even more fans than RN from it.
Originally Posted by chuckduffy
Hey all - I normally post over in one man music. Life stepped in and I had to take another several month hiatus from recording - but - I'm about to start gigging again after 15 years and in prep for that I am trying to wrap up a 5 song EP that I will use for promos, etc.
By way of background - I am strictly a spare room recording setup operation here - use cubase 5, a couple mics, pres guitars, bass etc. I'm not looking to set the world on fire with my mixes or songwriting but want to try and make it as good as possible for what it is. I will warn that I am a chronic reverb abuser -but it's pretty much an integral part of my overall 'sound' haha.
So the track is The Jars
. It's on reverbnation. I'd love any and all feedback on how to eek whatever more I can out of the mix before mastering
. Let me know if reverbnation doesn't fly here and I will post on soundcloud - just trying to get down to one place for my stuff...
Uncle Lenny and some of the other guys over in one man music really helped me on this tune a couple months ago (thanks!) - and now I'm going to try and wrap it up.. Sorry to write war and peace - but wanted to re-introduce myself :-)
Also - Lenny - I haven't forgotten you - still wanna play keys on your stuff :-)