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Enter The Barbarian Woods
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:20 pm
Posts: 10
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:52 pm 
 

I am young and new to the whole musician stuff and I need some help with something that has been on my mind for quite some time. I recently started my own solo Viking/Black Metal project and I soon found a few friends who I chat with online who have volunteered to be part of this project as well. We have just released our first full-length and realised that my technique in recording is very amature (duh) and has had a terrible effect on the quality of our songs. I thought I did a good job with the music itself, but the quality is terrible. The vocals are quiet often, the guitar chords are very distinct, the keyboard is a bit out of sync, and the only good part is the drum sounds which I have synthisized to save us the trouble. Our music is pretty much digital-only and I was wondering what kind of recording/mixing programs or software I should get online to help improve our quality?

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ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:06 pm 
 

Highly highly highly recommend you read this thread. It's vast and expansive with the knowledge you seek:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=102516
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Zodijackyl
Lazy Wizard

Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:39 pm
Posts: 4840
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:07 pm 
 

Problem #1: You don't know how to play your instrument(s).
1. Get a metronome.
2. Practice.
3. Practice some more.

Problem #2: You don't know how to record your instrument(s).
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viewtopic.php?f=8&t=102516

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ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:11 pm 
 

Just listened... holy shit I second Zodi's suggestion. this should have only been shared between you and whoever is doing this with. it's a working demo at best.
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Enter The Barbarian Woods
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:20 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:43 pm 
 

I know how to play, just the recording methods completely ruin the quality unfortunately.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:46 pm 
 

No there is a lot that's way out of time. You might know how to play but not in time with yourself or someone.
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Marras
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:21 am
Posts: 39
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:18 pm 
 

I... just... what? how?

That sounds like you recorded a lowest quality youtube video with a over ten year old cellphone standing in the middle of the room and growling at the same time. Not to mention how out of time everything is.

What equipment and programs you used to record that? I'm genuinely interested, I don't even know how you can get that kind of a recording quality if you are not just joking.

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mike40k
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:27 pm
Posts: 364
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:36 pm 
 

I have to echo what's been said. That may well be the worst recording I have ever heard. Even the synthetic drums sound awful, and somehow out of time.

What drum program did you use? How did you record the guitars?

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Razakel
Nekroprince

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Posts: 4860
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:55 pm 
 

I'm literally impressed by how bad that sounds. I'm positive I couldn't make a recording that bad sounding if I tried my very hardest, and I don't know shit about anything.

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juicebitch
Juice Bitch

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:57 am
Posts: 1565
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:02 pm 
 

This is the new Rainfall.
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Markov
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:01 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:39 pm 
 

Tip #1

Do NOT record with a cellphone. I know it's been said, but I'm pretty positive that this was recorded with one of those older Motorola flip-phones.

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Necroticism174
Kite String Popper

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:46 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:14 pm 
 

This is huh wow.
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Syntek
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 610
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:59 am 
 

This is why we can't have nice things.

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Funeral Frog
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 9:04 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:33 pm 
 

Necroticism174 wrote:
This is huh wow.


RRRRAAAAAAGGH
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kale100
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 3:28 pm
Posts: 302
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:47 pm 
 

1) Get a microphone (they can be found at wal-mart for as little as $5...it won't sound good, but it will work enough.
2) Plug microphone into computer
3) Get Audacity (it's a program, it's free)
4) Put some headphones on the drummer with a metronome while he records (with audacity)
5) Put some headphones playing the recorded drumtrack on the guitarist
6) Repeat for other instruments
7) Import each recording into audacity, adjust volume as needed
Result: Better than before.

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CorpseFister
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Posts: 1901
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:58 pm 
 

Wow. I told myself I wasn't going to pile on, but I can't help it! Just what the fuck. I can't even guess how or why such a poor recording exists.

Do a quick search here on the forum, there are tons of basic tips and it sounds like you need to start over at the beginning. Assuming you've got a couple hundred bucks, buy a proper mic and an interface and then go from there.

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Deathroll92
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 pm
Posts: 36
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:58 am 
 

Image


Come on, say it, you recorded with this, right?
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Goran
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:32 pm
Posts: 140
Location: Belgium
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:58 am 
 

That rendered me quite speechless.
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juicebitch
Juice Bitch

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:57 am
Posts: 1565
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:01 pm 
 

Sounds like theres a Skype message notification noise at 0:38.
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Kveldulfr
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Posts: 2309
Location: Chile
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:16 pm 
 

Not even Ildjarn can get this necro.

Man, get some knowledge about using a daw in a pc, get the right gear to do the job and then practice a lot with your instrument.
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AcidWorm
Veteran

Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 2746
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:44 pm 
 

I just wanted to add that on the tab on the right with recommended videos this was the sort of the thing that popped up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZNLbbS5WQ
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