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The Post Your Own Music Thread

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Vortex, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    We couldn't get Peter Gabriel to do the part :(.
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  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Sorry, Dusty. I'm not your cup of tea.
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Cool song! I especially liked the second guitar solo and the riffing through the verses. The vocals throughout were excellent, great job on that!

    The only thing I'd suggest is to lower the guitars in the mix and bring up the bass and drums a tad.
  4. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    That would be Mr. Knickerbocker.

    Curious, why don't you like the vocal? I was quite impressed with it.
  5. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Great work, guys! Vocals are impressive, but there's something unusual about the way they stand apart from the rest of the music in the verses, some quirk of production, I think. I may be too used to hearing singers overproduced or almost drowned out by the rest of the band.
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  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Vocal mixing is tricky. You want the voice to be up front in the mix but you also don't want it to be noticeably higher than the other instruments. I think in this case it's a matter of just striking a balance between all the instruments. The vocals just need to be turned down a bit.
  7. Innerdream

    Innerdream Invader

    re mixing - you're not going to please everyone, some like vox upfront in your face - other like it more backgrounded - some like guitar solos to burst in the mix - others like it to blend with the other instruments etc etc etc...

    its about finding a good balance and going with what YOU'RE happy with :)
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2015
  8. Innerdream

    Innerdream Invader

    hi Irons - 2015 begins for my one of my other projects - Between Two Worlds...We unveil Ocean Planet, our fourth song, written by Luke Searle, Karina and Paul Martin.

    Performed by Paul Martin and Karina.
  9. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    The first demo from StardustX: "Set In Stone".

    Lyrics adapted from the original by @Stardust

    Give them a second, just for now
    Don't take them away or disallow
    He has called you, but resist somehow
    Don't listen to him, it has started now

    And their spirits were set in stone
    And their eyes were burning coals

    When a light shines, he will take it away
    When no one knows, he will manipulate
    Try to escape, there's no way to
    Run from this place, nothing you can do

    And their spirits were set in stone
    And their eyes were burning coals

    <bass solo>

    The day has closed and the night appeared
    And the one who everybody feared
    He looked around with a gaze of the weird
    He wandered gracefully, stroking his beard
    All seemed hopeless as he spoke his word
    He banished us forever from the earth
    And not a thing from us would be heard
    Memories would be more than blurred

    And their spirits were set in stone
    And their eyes were burning coals
  10. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    Really awesome! :shred:
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  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I haven't given up the song a week challenge, but I have forgotten to post the past few weeks. :oops:


    This week's theme was minimalism, so I decided to experiment with layering. The whole song uses one chord (D-7), everything is played on guitar, and I decided to layer very simple parts on top of each other and tried to create something vibey that could work as good background music. I didn't want this to necessarily be a song that would demand the listener's attention. I also did very little in the way of mixing to give it a raw quality.

    There are a couple other songs I forgot to post here, but I was pretty happy with this one in particular: https://soundcloud.com/animal-soup/home

    Another song done on keyboards, I tried to do something spacey here.
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  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Nice work, Mosh. I really like "Minimalism" as an experiment. It's very interesting, kind of groovy, and full of vibes.

    "Home" is neat, but not my cup of tea. Too many space sounds. :) I do quite like that solo that sounds like a theremin, though.
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  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad the Minimalism thing was interesting, I realize it's easy for repetitive stuff like that to be boring.
  14. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I almost forgot you mentioned that. Those two make up for it though...
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  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Yea I haven't fallen off the horse yet. :p

    It's been a good project for me so far. I've been involved with tons of musical things that while being rewarding on their own, the workload has been pretty huge and I found that in the past few months I had stopped actually writing music. My focus was entirely on performing and recording. This project gives me a chance to get back into that and try new things as well. :D
  16. Innerdream

    Innerdream Invader

    smx the riff to that song is killer :)

    reminds me of Rush a lil bit :)

    I feel the vocals arent quite as strong as the rest of the song though
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  17. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    I'm in a remix contest on FB. I just missed the deadline, but sent it in anyway. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yx192eoo52fqrfm/Vultures Rasmus HÃ¥kans.wav?dl=0

    My submission. I hope I get to enter, as I spent a fair amount of time on this. First time I attempted mixing Metalcore, or modern Metal in any case, so I learned a bit. Always something.

    Metalcore is incredibly hard to mix though, as there is so much going on, sonically. It's very hard to fit things in.
  18. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Now you mention it, it does sound like there's a lot going on. Not my sort of thing, but it sounds like you've made a good job of it.
  19. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member


    My song for this week. :D Decided to do something electronic again after taking a short break from it. I wanted to do something with some more different sections rather than building off of a single idea like I had done the past few weeks. The transitions are a bit rough but I suppose that's something I can work on next week. :D
  20. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    The best of Supergenius resumes with our "single", Moving Right Along.

    You're gone, I guess I should miss you
    But I know another man has been lovin' you and kissin' you
    So long, I tried to be true
    But I ain't gonna spend my time waitin' around for you
    Your lies are so uninspired
    And hearin' them again is makin' me tired
    Bye-bye, I think I should
    Be gettin' out now while the gettin' is good

    You know you done me wrong
    I'm not playing along
    Just listen to the song
    I'm moving right along
    Na na na na na na, na na na na na na
    Na na na na na na, na na na na na na

    One time and you made me a fool
    Tore my heart out and took me to school
    Two times and you think you're sly
    But I knew right away by your guilty eyes
    Last time and I've had enough
    I gave you my all but you got me fed up
    That's right, I've had it up to here
    So I'm turnin' my back and say good-bye my dear

    Chorus / Guitar solo

    Na na na na na na, na na na na na na
    Na na na na na na, na na na na na na

    What's doin', why are you still here
    I thought I made myself perfectly clear
    Get goin', start packin' your bags
    And when you leave, don't let the door hit you in the ass

    Chorus / Guitar solo / Drum solo

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