[LAU] New Music

James Stone jamesmstone at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 06:40:00 EDT 2009

Bill Allen wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:08 PM, Bill Allen <bill at k2bea.org 
> <mailto:bill at k2bea.org>> wrote:
>     Here are a couple of new songs that I've done recently with Ardour,
>     Hydrogen, ZynAddSubFX, AMS, and some ladspa plugins. They are pretty
>     different from each other so if you don't like the first try the
>     other :)
>     http://www.k2bea.org/Home/The_Tree_of_Life.ogg

Great playing - sounds filtered in a way tho - too much mid scoop on the 
eq? Sounds like I'm separated from the snare/bass drums too much - they 
need more presence IMHO. I don't really like the choice of bass sound - 
a more traditional bass guitar or double bass would fit better I think. 
Overall very nice piece though. Sax sounds great! By the way, I have no 
clue about recording so take what I say with a shed load of salt!

>     http://www.k2bea.org/Home/Reflections-Apples-low.ogg

Wow drums are so much better! They are still sounding a little too 
filtered in some way tho - cymbals too sibilant, snare missing 
resonance. Vocals could do with more top end and a lot less low end - 
sounding a little muddy to my ears. Guitars sound quite synthy and could 
maybe do with a touch of compression????? or mid? Mix again sounds like 
it's missing the middle freqs and the bass up to around 300Hz is too 
loud - too much different information going on from conflicting sources 

Again.. same get-out clause applies to my (probably wildly wrong) 

Oh - and what are you monitoring on? I just noticed it sounds much 
better on my terrible computer speakers than on my (more decent) 
headphones. I guess your monitors might be a bit mid-emphasising?

2 fantastic songs tho!


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