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Prog rock guitar instrumental -- trying to go for a larger drum sound. How did I do?

Hey All,

This is my latest composition that I recorded over the last week. As usual, I mixed it on headphones.

In contrast to some of my earlier recordings, I though I'd try out a different drum kit (courtesy of EZDrummer) and tried to sharpen my programming skills. I quite like the sounds -- seems quite 'live' but would be interested to hear what other people think.

Does it work?

Compositionally, the track is a mix of 5/4 and 4/4 time signatures.

I mostly used a Vintera 50's Tele, and in a couple of places, a 2015 Les Paul Traditional for some of the chunkier rythm parts.

All guitars went through a Bias Amp 2 plugin set to emulate what I believe is a Diezel VH4.

The bass guitar, I'm rather embarassed to say, was actually programmed using EZBass. I do have a bass guitar but it's extremely crackly.

 

Thanks,

Ben.

Comments

audiokid Sat, 10/22/2022 - 07:28

Excellent mix and drum sound. Bass sound just fine too.

One that note:

I would love to hear more hi hat doing 16th instead of the boring 4/4  in some of your riffs to give a more uplifting feel on the hats. Hope that make sense?

Good work as usual.

 

benhj Sat, 10/22/2022 - 08:21

audiokid wrote:

Excellent mix and drum sound. Bass sound just fine too.

One that note:

I would love to hear more hi hat doing 16th instead of the boring 4/4  in some of your riffs to give a more uplifting feel on the hats. Hope that make sense?

Good work as usual.

 

Thanks for the feedback. Makes total sense. Will have a think on the 16th hats and see what I can do!

Ben.