[LAU] New song

Llewellyn Beasley llewellynbeasley at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 04:41:23 EDT 2009

Thanks Julien and Thorsten,

I appreciate the input, guys. The vocals don't actually sing lyrics, rather
it's a vocal "ooh" that's triggered via keyboard (I think the rhythmic synth
you're referring to is actually my voice), I'm having a lot of trouble
mixing this one so there will probably be a new version of it at some point
that sounds clearer. As for the synth in the middle section, I could
possibly develop it into a solo but I decided to leave it as I'm much more
of a guitarist than a keyboard player and the quality of the playing would
probably be very low. Haha.

I do have a GK3 Midi pickup in one of my guitars though so I might be able
to do something with that.

I was a bit worried it dragged for a little long and was considering adding
some more to it but I'm a bit worried about making it too busy and kinda
wanna leave it minimalist, I think I might leave it for a day or 2 and try
and get a new perspective on the piece.

I'm a big fan of Symphony X, can't get enough of Michael Romeo's guitar
playing. Hahahaha.


On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 1:32 AM, Julien Claassen <julien at c-lab.de> wrote:

> He Llewellyn!
>  I rather liked the piece. Although I must say it sounds a bit repetitive.
> But first things first. I feel the rhythmic synth in the left speaker is a
> bit to loud. It comes too much into the foreground, where it's style
> suggests, that it is a nice background component.
>  When you get the distorted synth in (right speaker) you also do a
> repetitive pattern on it. I thought it might be nicer to have it develope
> into a solo. Gives the piece something new and developing.
>  I'd also say: shorten it a bit, or play more with the arrangement. Tiny
> things might do a lot of good. Like when the breaks (with only one guitar)
> come up, use two guitars in the next break, playing exactly the same or only
> stressing single notes of the complete pattern. Insert some solo/melody
> instrument.
>  And yes: I didn't find the vocals either. Must have got lost on the way.
> Perhaps they are the clue, we now missed out on, in terms of development.
>  But to make certain you keep my overall opinion: I liked it. Good
> recording and in the beginning it sounds a bit progressive rock. :-)
>  Hope you and your father are alright and that you still can enjoy Dream
> Theatre - or was it Symphony X? -!
>  Friednly regards
>           Julien
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