Speed shard

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A remake of shard my previous song.

Made with audacity, my geetar and drum kit


Wooooooooooooooooooo, hey friend!

I like this little track here, but the mixing is WAAAAAY off, and the progression could use a bit of fleshing out. Kick is overwhelmingly loud. Snare is overwhelmingly quiet. Hats barely stick out at all. The main body of the track, the guitar, is buried in the mix.

Solution: compress your drum tracks. Mix them cleanly and EQ them first, ofc. Compress your guitars. Work out the volume levels suitably, so no one thing sticks out too terribly. Compress the track as a whole again (but just hard enough to achieve suitable volume, not to destroy the dynamic range).

As incomplete as this is and off as the mixing is, it's listenable overall, but critically falls flat.

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I like the guitar riff at the beginning. The snare sample wasn’t my favorite, though. The snare and crash are both incredibly weak compared to the kick, in fact. It’s a catchy and energetic piece, but it lacks strong melodic content and the mix feels a little thin. I think you need to add some reverb and compression to make the texture feel a bit thicker. It also couldn’t hurt to flesh out the structure a bit more, as this is a short piece without a ton of variety. There are some neat ideas here, but the composition is a bit underwhelming. Keep at it, man!


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2.32 / 5.00

May 12, 2017
2:45 PM EDT
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935.3 KB
1 min 20 sec

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