Ian Craig wrote:
I thought the vocals on the left must have been a mistake, it didn't work too well in my earbuds, but accounting for the tonal differences in language, it sounded good in terms of word timing (I can imagine words in English falling into the same spaces in the same way). I loved the guitar in the end section and the way the rest of the track died behind it.
Appreciate the listen!
To be honest, im very back and forth myself with the hard-left vocals. it sounds pretty good on my studio monitors and on my mp3 player, but horrible on the stereo in the livingroom,lol so prolly gonna change that panning at some point.
Im very glad i switched to Norwegian, definately more challenging (on top on general vocal challenges), but worth it so far. Glad it sounds "right" even if you dont understand what the hell im talkin about,lol
In retrospect heres my own thoughts on the song..
Good things first i guess.. Im really proud of the mix, prolly my top 5 mixes ive ever done, so thats awesome. Love the guitar tones and how they sit in the mix, feel like i found a good tone for the bass where its very present where it needs to be, and more like a "backbone" during the chorus-parts. Genuinly proud of the vocals (both main and backing), Not talking about where its panned now, but general preformance, as i have always hated my own voice and feel like i truly suck at singing, but this take and mix isnt so bad
Funny about the last solo? I recorded 3 seperate solos. One that was mainly show-offy, one that was simple but melodic, and the last one, which was basically me just making noise with the very first electric guitar i ever baught with my own money. Its been through alot and doesnt really work for decent soloing imho, atleast not until its been repaired kinda thing, but i ended up with that take, as i sorta felt it was somewhat charming and unexpected,lol
Then theres things i hate..Well, hate might be a strong word, but yeah..I absolutely HATE the rap-break part thingy now. To put things a bit in perspective, when i wrote the original version of the song i was shooting some ideas back and forth with a rapper/producer friend who was working on a song with similar theme, so we came up with the idea to somewhat colaborate and for him to do a promo where he sings (which he never does) and i would release a promo where i rapped (which i never do), long story short, i got done waiting around for him, so i ended up rewriting the song, but at the time i thought that was a cool idea so i guess i wanted to honor it or something, but the execution is horrible, and doesnt fit the song at all.. SO if i end up putting the song on the EP im currently working on, that part goes, i have been flirting about the idea of maybe keeping the "idea", but doing something a bit more suttle, like a rnb-ish break, or a jazzy one where i just talk my rap-verse or something..but yeah..
Another thing is (granted i was aware of it) i have become more focused on the drums sometimes being a bit off beat since it was pointed out to me. SO i sorta hate the drums now aswell, or atleast certain parts i totally hear it myself,lol
But hey..we live we learn kinda thing
Anyways..Much appreciate the listen and feedback
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