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Focused Noise (NGADM '12)

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4 min 1 sec
4.33 / 5.00

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Well, I entered the NGADM this year, not expecting to actually make it, only to find out that out of 192 auditions I was one of the 32 that made it!

So, here's my entry for Round 1, wish me luck! There's a lot of good competition and I honestly don't expect to make it far, but I'll give it my best shot! I've been working on this song ever since I found out I was in, and a lot of time went into mixing/mastering (I still have a headache from it all :S)

Hope you like it! Its probably not my most original song, but I tried to make it my most professional (minus the last minute solo, I honestly don't have the energy to try and master another one :P)

**Update** 15/08/12 1:06 AM
Re-adjusted the levels, brought the drums up a little and evened everything out a bit.



Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2012

Whoa man, just whoa. You really amazed me with this one. This was great!

I really enjoyed your riffs, they were very heavy, and full of groove. This really reminds me of a mix between Pantera and Lamb of God. Great song. The mixing and mastering was done very well too. I wish I could mix like that (Well, I do have an upcoming song with some of my best mixing yet, my most professional sounding, so, we'll see lol) Also, I really enjoyed the lead work. One of your best solos yet. I really hope this makes it in the NGADM 2012 (It should, I don't see how ANYONE could beat this) I know it sounds a bit assumptive, but this is just so great, i can't help it lol.

I enjoyed every second of it. I give it a 6/5 (Yes, 6/5, even though that's not possible, it still deserves a rating like that lol)

By the way, did you notice that All Things Reconsidered is your 100th submission?

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

Thanks a lot man! Pantera/Lamb of God combo, can't go wrong.. :P
There was a lot of work that went into this song. I used 3 DAWs to get the sound I wanted.
I used Acid Pro 7 to record the guitars and bass, Studio One to use Superior Drummer 2.0 (its the only program that could handle 2 gb worth of samples, on 4 gb ram.. XD)
Then, I rendered stereo tracks from Acid Pro of all the rough mixed parts and put them in Reaper for mastering. I used Izotope Ozone 5 vst to master everything, that's the magic for mastering. When you think you got a good mix, render each instrument to a stereo track (both rhythm guitars on one track) then open them up in your favorite DAW and use the Ozone 5 plugins. That'll help polish your sound big time. Now you know all my secrets haha, actually theres still a lot of work from there though, but that's up to your own ears.. :P

I didn't even notice that song was my 100th, haha, I would have made a big deal with it a few years ago, but meh, no one really cares (except you, and maybe a few others..XD) I'm glad it was a good tune for my 100th though haha

Glad you like the song, and I appreciate the support! Didn't think that was a great solo myself, I'm not the fanciest lead guitar player out there haha, but glad you liked it man! Keep headbangin'!


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2012

Fuckin' A bro.
Really digging it. Tune's heavy and catchy and the mixing is pretty good too.
Keep up the good work!


Demon-Slayer12 responds:

Thanks a lot! I'll probably update the drums later, give it a better mix. Glad you like it!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 14, 2012

Great to see some good metal on here! The guitars are really fat It's good to see someone with some instrument and recording chops on here. My only real gripe about the track is that in comparison to everything else, the drums are pretty underwhelming.. but I know the pain of trying to get digital drums to sound convincing, however I'd perhaps at least bring them up some in the mix and maybe compress them a bit. Also, perhaps the songwriting was a bit all over the place, but the general awesomeness pretty much makes up for it. The 01:00 riff gives me awesome stoner doom and/or Sabbath-vibes!

By the way, checked out Disfigured on your youtube, great stuff.

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

I agree, the drums were a huge headache for me the last few days. I need to mix them a bit more still, but I really like the sound I got with them. They don't cut through the mix like I thought they would.
Glad you like the guitar tone though, I've been working hard on that. Pretty surprising that I'm only using a Line 6 Podxt Live, I didn't expect to get the sound I actually wanted haha.
That riff, its the grooviest thing I've ever written..XD
Thanks for the words man, and for checkin out Disfigured, I hope to get more videos/songs up soon!


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2012

damn, this is some cool ass shit man. really digging the riffage, heavy and catchy, all the way through. very sexy playing, and the mixing is really well balanced. good luck in the NGADM brother! i'm with ya all the way, haha \m/

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

Thanks my buddy! I'll try my best for sure, glad you like the tune!


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 14, 2012

Fucking Flawless song Bro

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

Thanks a lot man! Hopefully I'll make it to round 2.. :D