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Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 10:33 PM
Okay. So I took my first steps into recording and mixing down today...
This is the product: http://myspace.com/coruscateband

IF you guys could take a listen and tell me how it sounds, it would be eternally appreciated.

DeltaSigChi4
03-13-2007, 10:34 PM
Are you Eddie Bravo?

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bballarl
03-13-2007, 10:38 PM
I will listen to yours if you listen to mine. I'll post the link some other time though.

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 10:39 PM
I will listen to whatever. It's all about the music.

And who's Eddie Bravo?

blakely
03-13-2007, 10:40 PM
I will listen to yours if you listen to mine. I'll post the link some other time though.

you should have excluded "though"...

bballarl
03-13-2007, 10:42 PM
No rhyming here.

You really need a full band. You probably knew that. There were some nice guitar sounds, but it was just really empty. There also was some weird timing with the riffs going on. Not in a Tool type way either.

But I can see where you want to take this. It was not bad by any stretch. It just needs fleshing out and rehearsal and stuff.

blakely
03-13-2007, 10:45 PM
No rhyming here.

damn it......

excuse me while i edit some posts.....

Mr.Nipples
03-13-2007, 10:45 PM
. the lead line is pretty cool, i can hear the hints of sitar in there. theres alot of flange(to my fucked up ears at least) too which i cant stand, but then again thats just me and everyone gives me a cock eye for doing so. the rhythm line is a little bland, the tone sucks to be quite honest( i should mention that i love greg ginn-esque shit tone, so im not a tone snob.) but it sounds like you are going for a more professional sound. i dont know what youre running through so i cant tell you if its your amp or your setup. your rhythm tone would be perfect for fucking sludge though. im just being honest but i hope it helps if possible. its just my opinion. whats your general setup?you record direct?

jackstraw94086
03-13-2007, 10:46 PM
sounds a little hollow. needs more low end.

What software are you using?

R3d Snapper
03-13-2007, 10:47 PM
Honestly it reminds me a lot of Neil Youngs work from the soundtrack to Dead Man.

bballarl
03-13-2007, 10:48 PM
For the record, I liked the sludgy rhythm tone.

codytwo
03-13-2007, 10:50 PM
wait....Dead Man is a movie??? That makes so much more sense.....

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 10:53 PM
Thanks for the quick responses.

My setup goes: guitar> Toneport UX2>
From there is goes into the computer via USB (which could explain some of the poor quality)

Gearbox (digital effects program on computer) > Audacity



From there I mixed it down to MP3 format, so it's not professional by any means. Just something to work with. It's got a distorted rhythm guitar line topped with a delay induced lead guitar... just improvisations. There's no bass or drums which is the reason for the "thin" sound.

bballarl
03-13-2007, 10:55 PM
It's a good building block. Get a group together and jam on it.

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 10:58 PM
Thanks bballarl.

Yeah... It would just be me in this little experiment. I've got a friend who could guitar with me, and another friend that might be interested in drumming though I haven't shown him anything yet.

Mr.Nipples
03-13-2007, 11:00 PM
dont underestimate the power of a GOOD DRUM MACHINE. listen to big black and early NIN, to me i think itd fit well with what your doing.

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 11:01 PM
NIN industrial sound, and Tool's weird time signatures are definate influences.

ewiggy
03-13-2007, 11:02 PM
i read the critiques first and imagined what it was going to sound like.

it sounded nothing like that.

bballarl
03-13-2007, 11:03 PM
Cool. Who are you influenced by?

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 11:03 PM
What did it sound like to you ewiggy?

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 11:04 PM
There's a local band called in:aviate that I'm really taken by... Tool, NIN, a little Rage riffing here and there... AFI, Bush... just alot of different kinds of bands.

kreutz2112
03-13-2007, 11:05 PM
I liked it...I am from Utah...not St. George though. I will be driving through there on the way to coachella though...lets jam

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 11:12 PM
I guess I should also say.. that I recorded both parts on one take each... and it was all mostly improvisation.

kreutz are you in salt lake? what do you play?

bballarl
03-13-2007, 11:16 PM
That would explain the timing issues between the riffs. Not that it was terribly off.

Good Days Last
03-13-2007, 11:16 PM
Yeah... there were a couple places that I got lost.. probably could've turned the rhythm guitar track down a tad. I had a metronome going, but it took a couple bars to get into it.

kreutz2112
03-13-2007, 11:16 PM
I guess I should also say.. that I recorded both parts on one take each... and it was all mostly improvisation.

kreutz are you in salt lake? what do you play?

Yes I am in slc, I play guitar

breakjaw
03-14-2007, 02:55 AM
I thought it was very good.I had a suggestion that Gleam is a much better name for the band than Coruscate,but I Googled and there already is The Gleam.I actually think Good Days Last is a pretty good name(more memorable and easier to say).