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Rushing Power

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I've worked on this for almost a month now... Had the chord progression for ages, and finally it's out. I'm happy with it, but I feel like I've listen to it too many times while working to judge whether it's any good, so reviews are welcome.

Technical information
My guitar - Gibson Les Paul BFG (D'Addario .10 strings). AMAZING GUITAR AND SUPER SEXY.
Pick - Dunlop USA .96mm pick.
Distortion Pedal - MXR Distortion .
Mixer and Soundcard - BehrINGer XENYX502 and UCA200
Headphones - AKG Studio K512

Runs through the amp modeling and effects program, Guitar Rig 4.2.
Drums - Battary 3
Synths/Pads - Massive and Absynth 5
Reverb and effects - Guitar Rig 4 and Pantheon Reverb
DAW - Cubase 5

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Really muddy

The main problem with this piece is how muddy the mix is. The synths and such are really unnecessary, it would have been better to just have a simple string arrangement rather than an irritating array of synths, or better yet, not to have an instrument other than the guitar at all!

Another bad thing that the synths did other than generally mess up the entire ebb and flow of the song was that it took the attention away from the guitar. I liked the guitar action you got going here, but I think this progression would've been better off used in a song with your band. It could sound pretty grunge-y.

I liked the solo at the end though, from what I was able to make out among the annoying synths, I heard some nice pinch harmonics going on. Good job with that.

All in all, this is a song that could be far better.

thecoreman responds:

Besides the weird synths at the beginning, there aren't any synths in the song... It's just a guitar with effects.

I've been told that the mix is muddy, too much going on in the middle. I'm thinking about changing that guitar's work completly.

Thanks for the compliments and the review!

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Apr 20, 2011
4:19 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
4.7 MB
2 min 4 sec

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