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Please give a listen to band's new album

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by drlizardo, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. drlizardo

    drlizardo Tele-Meister

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  2. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    The band and the songs are really good. The recording is really bad - everything is muffled, vocals too soft, hard to listen to...sorry.
     

  3. drlizardo

    drlizardo Tele-Meister

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    thanks for listening. Sorry to hear it wasn't a good experience
     

  4. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Like I say, you guys are way too good for the recording to be this poor. Great playing, unusually good songs, just badly recorded.
     

  5. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Michigan
    Nice work. Lots of bands recording in lo-fi...sounds fat and fluffy, which isn't all bad. More verb and delay than I care for, but it is painting a picture. I liked Always Guessing Wrong. I hope you sell a bunch.

    Sorry to read about your friend.
     
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  6. luckett

    luckett Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 14, 2011
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    There's nothing wrong with that recording. I thought it sounded great. It's got a swampy vibe to it that gives it nice character. Reminds me of JJ Grey and Mofro.
     
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  7. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2010
    virginia
    I like the songs and the playing is great and I hear the channeling of JJ Cale with the vocals in the background but I kind of agree with drlizardo that the recording should be clearer with the vocal a bit more up front.
     
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  8. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

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    Sep 15, 2016
    Katy, Texas
    Excellent! I thought the vocals were fine. In some songs the vocals are a little soft, but I think this is the style of the band. Laid-back would be a better term. I particularly like "Drank Like a Fish."
     
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  9. drlizardo

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. I am a big fan of JJ Cale so we did a lot of low, doubled vocals. It's all recorded in my garage with our most expensive mic being a shure 57. I'm thinking about getting a nice vocal mic. We used a 60 dollar condenser with a 58 and blended them. I'm pretty proud of the product but really do appreciate all constructive criticisms. Keep them coming, in fact!
     

  10. drlizardo

    drlizardo Tele-Meister

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    and thanks for your sentiment regarding my friend paratus
     

  11. ES330

    ES330 TDPRI Member

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    The recordings were fine.
    However, the mastering & mixing were poor.
     
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  12. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I think it's funny how with lots of folks, "not what I would ideally prefer"= bad or poor


    Having said that- I would prefer more clarity in the vocals

    Really dig the instrumental work and the songs overall
     
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  13. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    Not my style of music, but it's decent.

    I'm working on my band's first album. Only thing I would change would be to raise the volume of the vocals a tad so they stand out on top a bit more.

    I've been thinking I want to do the exact same thing on here - post the album for free so TDPRIers so I can get feedback. Kudos for figuring out a way to do it AND having the guts.
     
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  14. Chester Burnett

    Chester Burnett Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Aug 14, 2015
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    I'm of the same mind as others. Good playing, cool songs. Maybe take the tracks somewhere to be re-mixed and re-mastered. It sounds like it was mixed on bad headphones. The tracks, to me, sound like they are worth putting the effort into getting them cleaned up a bit. Vocals for sure are very muddy. Cool stuff though.
     
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  15. NWinther

    NWinther Tele-Holic

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    Ah really dig the JJ verse style!
    Vocals could benefit from a slight more volume!
    But other than that I like the lo-fi sound!
     
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  16. Lone Picker

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    Jun 25, 2011
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    Sounded great to me. I am no recording tech, but if my recordings sounded half this good, I would be happy. Nice stuff!
     
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  17. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I agree with Dan. Studio time cheap is these days. You should put out the best product you possibly can.
     
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  18. drlizardo

    drlizardo Tele-Meister

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    I'm actually pleasantly surprised to hear that the playing was good:lol:

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. It helps to have other ears on projects and lets you contemplate future projects.

    As far as studio time being cheap Mjark, I'm not sure how much it is around you, but it's free in my garage.
     
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  19. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 19, 2006
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    Vocals are buried in the mix.
     

  20. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    It's often not that great an idea to do everything yourself. As you said other ears are helpful. Not that every engineer wants to offer musical advice.

    They will have good microphones though.
     

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