YaboiMatoi - Initial Entry

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I've been listening the hell out of Eurobeat songs from Initial D, which is why I made this kinda "car-themed" song. Apparently I'm 12 years old again, playing with police siren noises.

Structuring a song with the whole verse, chorus stuff has always been my weakspot, which is why I got inspired by the Initial D tracks (hence the name of my song) and the way they were put together. I tried to make the chorus the core part of the song, while having the solos of every instrument inbetween.

I tried to get some meat into my rhythm guitar tone by turning off the low-mid EQ cut I had, which put out some tonal features of my bass tone.
This made me realize that I need to focus on my bass tone more, since it was actually just a fast dial-in as soon as I got the guitar a few months ago. Another problem was the very minimalistic lines I've written for the bass, which required some tone-tweaking to fill out the empty spaces in the spectrum. But that doesn't mean the bass didn't get any places to shine through ;)

Also: I've never been so subtle about automation to the point of insanity! I tried to articulate notes or at least places that deserved some extra punch and (to my ears) it definitely paid off.

I'm slowly getting the hang of my mastering software, although there are sometimes places where I don't know what I'm doing. But I gotta say using reference tracks is really paying off and was definitely one of the best mixing tips I've ever gotten.

Looking back at my last song "Djaunt", I'm glad I'm getting some steady improvement with the overall tone of my songs, unlike in the past where tracks had some annoying treble or some other stuff that was not supposed to be there.

I'm proud of how this song came out and hope You guys enjoy it too.

Comments are much appreciated!
Thanks so much! :)

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Jul 10, 2017
1:27 PM EDT
Heavy Metal
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5.9 MB
2 min 35 sec

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