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~House of the Rising Sun~

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There is a house in New Orleans, they call the rising sun...

I've been listening to a whole lot of covers of this song, and I decided to make my own.
Like most music it's made in FL Studio, Guitars recorded in, everything else is digital.

Even though there isn't a lot of texture there is some pretty heavy processing, compression and effects ect. I think in the future i might try making things a little more raw.

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Good job man! Btw the song is pure brilliant i mean how serious he sings about when is the only time his dad is satisfied and not even plugging in any instruments


This is Relym from the Bitey Castle forum. Nice job here, man. I was just sifting through some old threads about audio and I'm glad I did, cuz I found this. Awesome job.

Firebalt responds:

Thanks man! I should post more in Bitey, I still read the threads but I don't post much

The mixing in this is finer than olive tapenade...

Wow, the guitar tones are absolutely perfect for every aspect of it, sparkling, shimmering and bright yet warm... the song is performed perfect as well man, nice solo too I really liked that! Also, another positive is how nicely mixed it is, everything is very audible, and you can hear every instrument. The only thing that would stop me from givin' ya a 10 would be the weak sound of the fruity loops drum samples... try getting something from toon track, I've found their products really superb! Other than that, theres really nothing flawed about this at all.. The slow whammy dive at the end could use a little more layering or maybe the synth could follow a pitch drop with a minor third harmony of the ending chord... to make it alittle thicker, but it does work on its own nonetheless. Great job!

Firebalt responds:

Thankyou very much :)
I thank my guitar and my distortion pedal for my tone. The guitar was a second hand one that i bought that was just a gem, luckiest buy ever (Ibanez Strat if you're interested)
I use a ProCo RAT2 for distortion. It's got a very radiohead/muse-esque quality to it. I used a light chorus to fatten then tone of the clean channel.
I'll look into this Toon Track thing, you are right FL Studio drums aren't great. I have downloaded some other drum sets for FL studio, this one was a Jazz set, but nothing beats a real drummer.
Cheers for the feedback!


U have done a incredible job in creation of this song. The only thing i might comment is that at some parts it gets a little bit repetitive, but not enough to annoy me. You do a nice job in building to the slightly heavier and intense parts and then introducing light and relaxing parts. Another thing that kindof bugged though me was the ending, more specificly the last note the way u played it seemed a little bit weird. Would of been best just to play it smooth. Still not enough to detract from the overall score.

Firebalt responds:

Cheers mate! It is a cover of a pretty repetitve folk song :P Yeah I wasn't sure about the ending myself, it's just the root note slowly being lowered by the whammy bar. If i didn't rush this out the door I probably would have changed it.
Thanks for the review!

Credits & Info


4.89 / 5.00

Jan 5, 2009
10:52 PM EST
General Rock
File Info
3.1 MB
2 min 45 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.