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Old 05-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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New solo music, needs critique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRa0gn_GmP4

New solo stuff I have made that I would love feedback on. My bandmate helped me with the drums and a few lead sections. So let me know what you guys think!?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Just listened to it... granted everyone has their own perception.

The good:
-original song (that's huge)
-solos are original
-techniques displayed are wide ( nice pinch harmonic lol )
-showcases good metal styles

The bad:
-the feel is robotic in the beginning, unless that was your aim
-the sound recording quality could be better and that will make a difference
-the rhythm guitaring needs to be tightened up so when you solo against it, everything is crisp like a machine gun. Most ears will not behold this, but the ears that you want attention of will notice this

The overall... I don't know how long you've been playing but you have good chops. You have a wide range in metal skills. The difficulty remains that it's hard to stand out and not sound like everyone else. Tone wise. Composition wise. Technique wise. That's every musicians challenge. Keep trekking.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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Thanks man glad you found good in it! And i failed to mention it but the robot part of this is that some of it was done using guitar pro 6, just mastered the best we could. Thanks for the critique man!

Btw I've been playing for a fairly good time over 3 years. Not quite 4 yet
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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Cool stuff! I certainly was not expecting what came, but I was pleasantly surprised

The drums are drum machine/MIDI, correct?
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Cool stuff! I certainly was not expecting what came, but I was pleasantly surprised

The drums are drum machine/MIDI, correct?
Guitar pro 6 drums! It's a realistic sound engine. Glad you liked it man!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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I'm increasingly impressed with MIDI drums. I have Superior Drummer 2 (with Metal Foundry) and they can sound quite good! What they really help me with is writing - I feel it helps my writing a bit to have decent-sounding MIDI drums so it feels more like a real session.

Have you released anything before?
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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I'm increasingly impressed with MIDI drums. I have Superior Drummer 2 (with Metal Foundry) and they can sound quite good! What they really help me with is writing - I feel it helps my writing a bit to have decent-sounding MIDI drums so it feels more like a real session.

Have you released anything before?
Solo wise, no. I do however have a band named Essence of Decimation. You can check us out on facebook (we dont have the best recording up there) or you could also go to this account on newgrounds, and see my bands profile called havikbstone. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/437276 There is one of our older songs. With newer EQ
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #8
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Solo is original and song sounds a little too robotic and could use some better recording methods for guitar. It sounds too electronicy. Other than that I agree with Travis.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:59 AM   #9
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Solo is original and song sounds a little too robotic and could use some better recording methods for guitar. It sounds too electronicy. Other than that I agree with Travis.
I hear you man. To each his own. And its probably just the fact this is just a virtual guitar program.
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