First time recording an entire band

Get that song on tape! Errr... disk?
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First time recording an entire band

Post by Jan Deal » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:00 am

Hey guys, looking for some constructive criticism of this recording -

https://open.spotify.com/track/19XJyk4J ... Tr0WtR7X4g

This is the first track that has been released where I’ve tracked everything myself and mixed it.
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Re: First time recording an entire band

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:56 am

Jan Deal wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:00 am
Hey guys, looking for some constructive criticism of this recording -

https://open.spotify.com/track/19XJyk4J ... Tr0WtR7X4g

This is the first track that has been released where I’ve tracked everything myself and mixed it.

I like the song. Very Deerhoof-esque.

The vocals are a bit loud in the verses to my ears. That’s my only real criticism though

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Post by Jan Deal » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:53 am

Thanks for the feedback. When I was mixing the track, I made a point of comparing it to what I conceived as similar sounding tracks in order to get the levels how I wanted. I guess that's how the vocals ended up in the forefront!
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Post by Jan Deal » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:07 pm

Second attempt here. This one is a bit more complicated as the song has defined sections. There is more instrumentation and the dynamic shifts are more evident.

https://seasstarry.bandcamp.com/track/l ... of-germans

Let me know what you think.
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Re: First time recording an entire band

Post by panoramic » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:18 am

on 1st listen the recording is well done, if you did this yourself bravo
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Post by Jan Deal » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:19 am

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. I'm still really new to recording a full band, but I've been trying to keep it as simple as possible so I don't get overwhelmed with options and ideas!
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Re: First time recording an entire band

Post by panoramic » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17 am

Jan Deal wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:19 am
Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. I'm still really new to recording a full band, but I've been trying to keep it as simple as possible so I don't get overwhelmed with options and ideas!
options /ideas tend to ruin recordings IMHO, stick with the simple stuff
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Re: First time recording an entire band

Post by Jan Deal » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:40 pm

This is now available to stream on Spotify, if you are that way inclined.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1IizCbMD ... 4oH5Rri5yw
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