Originally Posted by ProfessorNick
More distorted guitar. Put a little reverb on the clean acoustic which strums in the downbeats, it sounds very "direct" with no ambiance. Was it an ovation plugged directly in?
there are 2 acoustic: the initial one (6 strings, recorded from its pickup) and another one which doubles in the chorus, that is an old 12 strings mic'ed. none of them are ovation. I'll take care of that!
Automation on the vocals or double compressing. Are you a native Italian speaker? The lyrics are a little hard to understand if you know the language. The vocals kind of have a prominent upper mid range which help her voice cut, but lack a little body. Maybe multiband compression, or just the right EQ.
yes, the singer is italian...
The track overall is kind of busy. I recommend trying to strip some elements out and decide what is the most important element during the different parts. Like the song during the guitar solo loses energy because the guitar volume is low. Think of the guitar as "the other vocalist". Volume should stay approximately the same when the vocalist cuts out and the solo kicks in.
Try some artificial doubling on the vocals.
Keep up the good work. It sounds like it was tracked well and you have decent material to work with.
beside all this precious suggestions and the arrangment problems, what do you think about the sound / mix of just drums, electric guitar and bass?
my first goal was to achieve good "metal" sounds from komplete... to build a sort of template for future songs.