Is this good enough?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Brian.L, Dec 23, 2013.

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  1. Brian.L

    Brian.L Active Member

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    Just wondering if this recording is good enough for a press kit?
    It's my band, recorded during rehearsal.

    It was done through a behringer mixer into 2 delta 1010lt cards.

    There was a good bit of bleed through with the percussion. We're planning on doing some more recording and trying some different mic placements.

    Any advice on the mix is welcome, as is any criticisms on the performance.

    I have no real experience recording and mixing so hopefully it's ok.




    Let me know what you think. Thanks!


    BTW this forum is full of great info.
    :)
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    it's fine. you might want to have a few more of different flavors to offer and put them together as snippets say 45 seconds of each as a leader and then include the whole songs after. you have to catch your listener in the first few seconds ...
     
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    I like it but during your switches to the next ( bridge, chorus, verse) there is no change in dynamics. Get that happening and you have a good sound. Sounds like its all mono. Thats what you are shooting for?

    Vocals are nice and clear.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Brian.L

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    That's most likely what we'll do. I have several songs from this rehearsal that I can use.


    Yeah, we really weren't going for anything. :)
    I just decided to record band practice and thought it came out good enough to use, but really wanted to get some outside opinions about it. I'll definitely try to get some more dynamics going during the next time we record.


    Thanks
     
  5. DonnyThompson

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    I'd say it's probably fine for a promo demo - the only thing you need to consider is that promo kits are pretty polished these days in terms of audio - and video, and you might be competing with other bands who aren't necessarily any better, but who took the time to present things a bit more professionally. Only you really know your intended market and your competition, so you'd have to be the one to decide if what you are sending is up to par. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the person you are sending it to...and then decide if what you have is good enough.

    Whatever you do, hit the intended listener with your absolute best stuff right from the get go, because most listeners won't listen past 3 minutes at the most.

    As a side not, I like your vocalist's vibe. Kind of a cross between Bob Marley and Mick Jagger. ;)
     
  6. Brian.L

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    Well, the main reason we need to get this done is because we've been approached recently at gigs about playing at some of the larger venues here (casinos). We were asked specifically to provide a press kit with a cd.

    Yeah, he's really a good fit for what we play, which is all roots reggae.

    We've actually gotten much better since those recordings as I made them some time ago. We had been together maybe 5 months, but it's really all we have in the way of recorded material and we need to provide something soon. Hopefully I can get some new material after Christmas.
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY what I was thinking too. thumb
     

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