The Elf wrote:Nice Yes-ish feel to this.
Thanks! I teeter between Yes and Starcastle when it comes to that type of riff. (If you're familiar with Starcastle then you'll know what I'm talking about)
It's tonally mid-heavy and stereo narrow. Don't be afraid of the pan knob!
It was a very conscious decision to keep the guitars closer to center and have the synths panned further out. However, it's entirely possible that I may have them too
constrained. I'll try some other panning schema and see if I feel it enhances the song or not.
Snare is a bit 'knocky', making it sound very forward for the mix.
Agreed! Drummer used a big Ludwig snare and I totally agree! I'm not entire sure how to reduce that, it kinda driving me nuts, but I have a couple of ideas that I am going to try on the next pass. Thank you for pointing that out, though, it's already on my Hit List. :)
It's all a bit dry - more delay/reverb would give it a more epic feel. This is something I'm noticing throughout.
This was addressed by another forum member, and I agree, I dialed it back too much. It's on the rev list!
The opening vocal is too dry.
See above. :)
Watch out for the timings...
I admit, this threw me. I would love to know what you are referring to here, because if I played you an isolated part with the click, you would hear that the playing is pretty much dead on. However, I'm not sure that's what you're referring to, so ...
The distorted Hammond is too woolly - make it snarl!
Ha, funny you mention that, that was addressed in a rev after the one I posted. I ran the organ through a guitar amp sim and it worked nicely.
Like the staccato guitar section. But still very stereo-narrow. Pity.
See above. :)
Moog synth line could be more aggressive. A real MiniMoog should do it! :)
HA! I used my Mother-32/Studio Electronics Oscillation for that line. I will agree to disagree on the aggressiveness of the sound. :)
I like the overall feel of the song. It's definitely up my alley and knocking on my door. The overall impression I get is that it's too dry, too mid-pushy and too stereo central.
Thank you very much for your comments, they definitely echo thoughts that I've had and am glad to hear them echo back. :D