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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Unregistered, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Good day fellas, I recorded a short melody with my cello and guitar. I would love for you to check it out and give me your opinion on it. This is a work in progress and I wanted to see how I am doing so far. Please give me a constructive criticism - one that I can learn, and build up from. I also am aware that I am not good at the guitar, cello is my main instrument.

    But keep in mind that I am 16 years of age and I am new to recording, I have many faults. Thanks a lot guys, take care.

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  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Sounded very nice but the levels are very very low. It was hard to hear it unless I closed the door and listened closely. Very enjoyable though.
  3. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    Try duplicating the guitar track. Send one panned left and one panned right. Keep the Cello centered just the way it is. +1 on the volume - really quiet. Nice, peaceful song.
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Thanks a lot for your help and advice, I did change a few things (including the volume). You can use the same link to hear it. Thanks again!
  5. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Push your faders up higher but obviously avoiding peaking.

    Be careful when panning across the stereo field. Backing instruments sound best when laid across the field and lead instruments are best centred or panned towards left or right, especially when two leads are playing together. Extreme panning can create good effects but subtle is the norm.

    The one thing to remember is that the final mix is a matter of taste. The sound your ears enjoy hearing will be vastly different from someone else. Also, don't be afraid to experiment and listen to your mix through different media - Headphones, speakers, home hi fi, pc, ghetto blaster, in the car ... All this will give you an idea if you're overdoing the bass, or driving the percussion too much or one of many other mistakes beginners make.

    The more you do it the better you will become, learning lessons from previous recordings.

    And don't forget to listen to lots of mainstream overproduced, over engineered music that has had the life mixed out of it and marvel at the ineptitude and tonal banality passed off as 'professional recordings' these days.

  6. mdb

    mdb Active Member

    That's sounding better. I suggest you remove " /un-named " out of your link. It didn't work for me until I deleted the tail-end of the web address in my browser.
  7. janealex

    janealex Active Member

    Your link is not opening. I think there is some error in it. Please review it.

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