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ruonitb 11-06-2007 12:28 PM

The "listen to my recordings" thread
So...since there are a few people here who are into homerecording, I think a thread in which everyone can post his own recordings to get some helpful feedback, is a good idea.

And even people who aren´t recording anything can help people with just listening to the stuff - everyone in here can tell if something sounds good/bad/etc. on his/her soundsystem.

So, of course I opened this thread because I got something I want you guys to listen to:

I doubt that a lot of you will like the music, but that doesn´t matter.
Just want to know what it sounds like on your audio system and if you can hear anything really negative...I mean like an instrument is too loud or the whole mix is too "bassy" or whatever...just tell me!

Thanks already and of course post your stuff as well!

Vriend 11-06-2007 12:53 PM

On all the fast parts to be honest, try to get more intervalles between the hits on the cymbals (that's how you call it in English right?). For example: Instread of 3 hits a second, try 2.
Besides that, it will sound nice with vocals and a real drummer I think, so it's good.

ChAAPY 11-06-2007 03:13 PM

the drums sound way too thin (mainly the snare). you did more eqing and compression in EZDrummer didn't you? the kick is a bit "clicky" for my taste but it's not that bad. I like the reverb or whatever effect you on your vocals though, sounds very different. guitars are very clear and distinguishable for the most part.

deathmetallerprep 11-18-2007 12:57 AM

One man project here. I'm mostly the thrash/death metal type with a touch of futuristic. Simply click on the link in my signature if you care to listen.

GrindYourMind 11-18-2007 02:10 PM

I only have my drums programmed. Will have the strings recorded sometime in the next month at which point you will all regard me as a deity. Or a wanky tech-geek...I JUST WANT TO BE LOVED

modern death 11-18-2007 02:37 PM

I hope your music is music and not just "wanky tech" shit to play wanky "tech shit" to impress people, :P. Looking forward to your music.

GrindYourMind 11-18-2007 02:41 PM

I like it. It's definitely "wanky tech" shit but it's not wanky tech "shit"

stabwound 11-18-2007 03:31 PM


By strings do you mean violins/violas/cellos/double bass, or guitar/bass?

GrindYourMind 11-18-2007 03:52 PM


Thijs 12-16-2007 01:21 PM

Does anyone here use Line6 equipment?
I'm going to buy a Toneport UX2 next week, but just wanted to know how people like it, what their experiences are with Line6.
I've heard some good things about it, and it looked/sounded good when my cousin demonstrated it to me, so I'm gonna buy the line6 anyway..and it's pretty cheap, hehe.
Just wanted to know how you like it, if anyone here uses this kind of home-recording equipment.

StefTD 12-16-2007 01:38 PM it's my band, bloodrage is the only song that was recorded here, the others are live recordings, no vocals yet and one backing guitar isn't there but I think it's ok, I am the singer and I have to record our demo because we're all out of money :D
So drums were recorded at a friend's house, but they had to mix the volume and so on before recording because they were only able to record one stereotrack because it's only a 2 channel interface, next recording will be done with a multichannel interface so the drums will be more brutal, I think mic wise they used 7 mics and the only one I know is a Shure SM57 on the snare.
For guitars it's ESP M-II through Digitech 2101 with a POD Xt as Speaker Simulation, bass is Di and than through Guitar Rig 2 (sounded better than Ampeg SVX) 15 per cent are DI Signal, 45 very clean scooped sound and 40 per cent were very ballsy with distortion on it and so on, but in the end the whole recording should sound a bit bassier, so I have to re adjust the Multiband Comp (I am using Cubase SX3 and the C3 Multiband Comp in it).

We will upload a few other songs in the next few weeks and I will record vocals, too, some songs are totally different, more like Visceral Bleeding or stuff like that, many different styles because they were written through the past 2 years and we all became better musicians in that time (especially bass player and guitar player).

Hope you like it and forget that really boring long post!

Pwnsauce 12-21-2007 11:21 PM

little guitar instrumental

Brisket 12-22-2007 03:33 AM


Originally Posted by Pwnsauce (Post 2617429)
little guitar instrumental

That's awesome man, nice playing.

Pwnsauce 12-22-2007 04:00 AM

thanks guys.. I'm 17

Pwnsauce 12-22-2007 01:49 PM

I've been playing for about 5-6 years. I used my RG550 through a POD for that song.

ruonitb 12-22-2007 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Thijs (Post 2613166)
Does anyone here use Line6 equipment?
I'm going to buy a Toneport UX2 next week, but just wanted to know how people like it, what their experiences are with Line6.
I've heard some good things about it, and it looked/sounded good when my cousin demonstrated it to me, so I'm gonna buy the line6 anyway..and it's pretty cheap, hehe.
Just wanted to know how you like it, if anyone here uses this kind of home-recording equipment.


I´m using the Toneport ux2 as´s really nice, since its an extern soundcard and lets you record guitar/bass + vocals easily.
Didn´t use the gearbox software for my last recording (which I somehow regret)...if you upgrade it with all model packs then its modelling-wise the same as a pod, just with more inputs etc. ...has phantom power of course (vocals/2 xlr inputs).

by the way...if you didn´t already read it on the other forums...I posted a track a while ago. Now here is the finished version (CD version...mastered - not by me ;) ).

GrindYourMind 12-22-2007 03:22 PM

Good shit pwnsauce.

Thijs 12-22-2007 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by ruonitb (Post 2617771)

Yeah, Line6 seems like really great for just recording at home, can't wait to pick my package up. ;)
I assume the Gearbox software is included with the Toneport?

However your band's music is not quite my thing, those recordings sound pretty good man!

Btw, thanks for giving me a little advice on the toneport and the info!

ruonitb 12-23-2007 01:49 PM

hey, I´m fine with that. :)

and yep - gearbox is included!

Phoncible 12-23-2007 08:59 PM

ruonitb - sounds cool, but still raw mix-ish, generally to thin and dry drums and vox to far in the back (i kinda dig the idea of reverberating it like that, but needs more definition imo)

pwnsauce: some sweet playing indeed, and decent guitar tone. if only the other stuff were sounding as sweet, hehe. i like best the parts where the entire "band" plays more things together, like 1:38, could very well be elaborated!

abu: i absolutely dig it! would love to hear it properly recorded, too many good ideas beeing lost in gp forever

i'll post a bit of the latest stuff i've been working on for myself. my dm-thingy, just a sketch, so dont care too much about the playing or the sound, rather the composition and drums (having a hard time making them fit without sounding stupid on this song). vox are so far without lyrics, just to try out a bit of placement and such, and bass is just too out alot of the time, i found out i need to relearn the song before making basslines, haha.


Druox 01-04-2008 08:23 AM

Pick any you'd like to listen to. I has no singer yet, the song I'd like critiqued is Hot Flying Lettuce. So if you'd please listen/judge that one, I'd enjoy it =D

BTW: That's the instrumental version, the other version I'm working on has many fun lyrics, this is them:

Man I love this cold and snowy day. I don’t have to drive, I don’t have to work, and school’s canceled. Maybe today I’ll chronologically order my CD’s again. Or maybe I’ll take a piss in the snow on my porch and spell out curse words. Or maybe I’ll record a song about hot flying lettuce.

The snow that falls, it hurts my toes
Yet in my legs, the pain still grows
I have a remedy if our mommy will let us.
That would be a piece of steaming hot lettuce.

Throw the lettuce, watch it fly.
Burn a patch into the sky.
Each burning drop of lettuce dew.
Will bring about an end to you.

Your slow fiery death with 3rd degree burns.
Will make you screech as the world still turns.
Your death will be forgotten
Your friends, they will not care,
Your significant other will find a new lover,
And you will be hung to dry, by your hair.

Burning produce burns the skin
Swelling, Bursting, Popping, Pussing
Exploding from within.
You pray for death as the lettuce melts your face.
Your family laughs at you, you damn disgrace





Your burning body quakes in Pain
Twisted and Broken, existence in vain
As you skin melts off you pray to be slain
Hot burning lettuce leaves you suffering





The death it comes to help you cope.
The lettuce has robbed you of all hope.
The lettuce falls off of your face.
Then lands in an unmentionable place.


ruonitb 01-24-2008 09:07 AM

just recorded something...everything besides the lead guitar is still raw.

ruonitb 01-25-2008 08:12 AM

added some parts+bit of compression etc.

ChAAPY 01-25-2008 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by ruonitb (Post 2649981)
added some parts+bit of compression etc.

haha, nice. is that DKFH? I thought you only used EZDrummer?

you use the toneport right? do you do anything else to your tone (ie, impulses)?

ruonitb 01-25-2008 01:05 PM

yep, thats dkfh. ;)
first time I´m using it on a song though!

yeah, I use the toneport...I mainly use compressors and EQ for the tone.
fir this sweep picking shit I used a different pick-up to get this "computer" sound. ;)
and I doubled every guitar track, so there are four guitar tracks+lead guitar track.

that´s actually the full song...just stupid guitar wank for some fun-project called "Mr. Chops" haha...well yeah, still raw and I will put some synthie stuff in there as well.

this "meshuggahish" intro is "Pi" by the way (3, 1415926835...); count the beats of the guitars/bassdrum! ;) first 3 beats, then 1, then 4 etc.

ChAAPY 01-25-2008 01:22 PM

what compressor do you use? the ones in Cubase?

GrindYourMind 01-25-2008 04:01 PM

I'm Awake, a solo bass thing I wrote ages ago and finally recorded.

ruonitb 01-26-2008 06:41 AM

Errr...I think I dowlnoaded some free compressors...on this song I used something called "classic compressor", pretty good.
As far as I remember it´s freeware.

I changed somethings...more EQing and Compression etc.

well yeah...

Infected 02-02-2008 09:05 PM

something i'm working on. VERY rough mix and displays some inept playing in some sections.

one of the riffs might be a bit "too" defeated sanity. may have to change.

ChAAPY 02-02-2008 09:43 PM

haha, is there anyone here who doesn't use EZDrummer/DKFH?

god stuff man. 0:45 is a cool riff.

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