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Thanks for the detailed review of Better Days, much appreciated! You mentioned the mix not being up to snuff so if you don't mind please let me know what you lthink was lacking, thanks!
Hey! I went back and listened again. The quality of the mix is really solid, I really think what stands out to me most is the drum tracks. They sound programmed, like they're a little too "on the grid" in some places, as opposed to a lot of the other instrumentation which sounds like it's being played by a person. An example is at the 1:24 and 1:51 it sometimes felt like the drums were almost off time because everything else has it's own feel and flow to it and the whole time the drums are right on the click.
I don't know how you actually did the recordings on this song, if it was a live drummer, the drums still feel off in some places. It's kind of lacking the dynamics that a real drummer would bring to it. Every snare hit on the track sounds the same but a real snare will sound slightly different every time you hit it. Same with the hi hat, it just has the same intensity every time you hear it.
I have heard some tracks that sound like it's programmed drums but there's a little more time put into making it seem like a real drummer is playing, It's totally doable to get it to sound almost identical. I've just been in a lot of recording sessions with live drums and I know how hard it is to get them to sound great, and that's maybe where I felt having a profession engineer would help in that area of recording.
Those were my main thoughts, guitars and keys sound great. Sadly my speakers don' get the best bass so it's hard to comment on that sometimes.
Hope this helps, I just want everyone to find some form of success.
Thanks for the speedy response! I hear what you're saying about the drum tracks. It is software and I do spend some time editing the midi files not only to fit the tune but to adjust timing and dynamics. Used to record live drums but it was too frustrating on a couple of levels. Thanks again for your input, not many people are willing to be as honest. Much appreciated!!
Thanks for your review and constructive input Will.
Thank you for your review and constructive input Will.
Thank you for time and honesty in reviewing "Don Juan Triumphant"
You are correct that this a "Demo" I have found that Broadjam is an
excellent sounding board for new material as studio time is at a premium
it helps me decide what projects to shelf and what to keep. All the best. Scott
That's an awesome method. I just want every artist to have the best quality songs they can get. It really helps when putting it out there for possible opportunities!
Thanks Will, all the best to you.
Thank you, Will for the review of What A Fool Am I...it is a dated recording and have learned much since then. I like the tune and the message so I leave it posted on Broadjam. Glad you enjoyed it.
Wishing you success in your career,
That's super cool. Everything I say comes from a place of love and support for other artists out there trying to make it in some way in this industry!