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Sep 28, 2014 | 7:10 PM EDT
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2.64 / 5.00

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I finally acquired an audio interface, so I can record the guitar at college now! To celebrate, I recorded a preliminary version of a piece that's been percolating in my head for a long time now. The piece is entirely composed of guitars, unmodified with the exception of one clip that's been Paulstretched, and some EQ. Recorded in Tracktion 4.0.

I still consider this a first draft, so more than ever, constructive criticism (or praise, or questions, or general life advice, whatever) would be appreciated. And make sure to check out my other music!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad in my opinion.
I'm always happy to hear people actually playing their instruments in their music. I'd do it too but I (1) haven't messed around with recording too much and (2) have nothing to record with other than a laptop mic. I can edit the computer fan out of the mic, but refer back to (1).

I don't hear stuff like this too much. It sounds like you've really tried to put an effort into the chord structures behind the composition. It's relaxing and kinda psychedelic in a good way. It doesn't sound like that easy of a piece to play. I can get the intro to Metallica's Nothing Else Matters down but I'm out of practice, but this isn't about me. Now that I think of it, it sounds like you didn't do this all in one clip.

I like what you did at 01:23. I wish I could have heard that effect you did more than that once. Even if it was only twice. It's a nifty thing you did and I want to hear it again. Being really nitpicky, I hear some noise/buzzing starting at 00:44. It doesn't hurt the song, but like I said, I'm being really nitpicky.

It makes me feel good, and I like what you did. Keep it up, and keep up the good work in college as well.

secantwave responds:

You are certainly correct that I didn't do this in one clip. For one thing, there are two guitars playing for most of this piece; but also, in order to get takes as close to perfect as I could, I split it into sections. I'm still not entirely satisfied, so I'll probably rerecord it after some more practice.
I too was really happy with the effect at 1:23. If the piece had been longer, I definitely would have tried to include it again, although even as it is, I think it feels a bit weird as the only electronic effect, so I may try and insert a variant somewhere else.

Thanks for the kind words!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I really like the guitar work on this, it's humble and mellow. I think it might sound even better if you recorded it through a live amp instead of a DI, but since you're at college probably not possible, eh? Still, a good piece. Keep it up,