I love the retro vibes, and your voice is very soulful. I don’t think the mic quality is the best, and the mastering is pretty quiet. I like how you up’d the intensity at 1:25, and the melodic content at 1:43 is refreshing. The lyrics are also really enjoyable and relatable. I feel like I’m sitting outside your garage watching you jam. :D I also love how you pulled back the volume of the guitar to preempt when the vocals came in, like at 1:58. Little compositional details like that make this piece especially enjoyable. The solos at 2:47 made this piece really climactic and conclusive towards the end, which was only enhanced by the fitting outro at 3:43. By around 3:50, I was wondering where that great, sharp snare was for the first 3.5 minutes of the piece. Unfortunately, I think that’s a sign that your equipment isn’t the best for mixing and mastering. I don’t know what program you used to export this, but if possible I would try filtering and equalizing all of the instruments and then compressing the drums at the very least. The sound quality is the only major detracting factor from this piece IMO. Overall great work! ;D
Omg, thanks man! Yeah, I understand my recording setup isn't ideal (to say the least lol) but I try. Details about my setup can be found in my response to Lockyn (if youre really interested). I'm glad, however, that despite the lofi quality of the track, you were able to find some enjoyment in it. I'm definitely going to strive to make an even better track for this final round. Already some ideas floating around in mah brain and I can't wait to bring them into fruition. Thanks again man, really appreciate it. :D
I can't even imagine how much better this would have sounded if you had recorded each instrument on its own track and arranged it within a DAW...
Funny thing is, I did lol. The problem is, I literally only have one mic which I run through a USB adapter directly into my laptop. I don't have an interface or anything so its being run straight into the laptop. Plus, I lack a full set of drum mics, whereas all professional drums are recorded with all parts of the drums miced up. The DAW I used was Mixcraft 7 home studio. I felt I did the best with what I had, and judging by your response, the song was at least good, save for the lo-fi recording. So thanks a lot man, I appreciate it :D