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Black'n'Tan wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 5:47am

rocknrollstar wrote
...trance Pink Floyd...


I like it. You really put out an ecclectic variety. I missed out a lot of detail listening on 5.1 speakers at normal volume, but they popped out clear with studio headphones (KRK KNS-6400). Have you mastered the track? If so, it's not loud like a modern master. There are a lot of cool spatial manipulations and that even came through the hi-fi speakers. Around :50 you start hearing some white noise. It comes and goes rythmically a bit and either disapears when the volume goes up or it gets lost in the mix, but it reapears when the music gets quiet again. Intentional? If so, I'd consider cleaning it up because I think most people would mistake it for unintentional. If it is unintentional, then I'd try a noise gate on it. Anyway, cool sounding tones. Would be a little fatter with more aggressive mastering. Did you do it all with a synth and a drum machine or is it all VSTs?

Nothing for you to crit now, but thanks; I'll keep you posted.

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Black'n'Tan wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 5:56am

rocknrollstar wrote on Oct 10th, 2012 at 6:59am :
...the website is really professional looking, it's very well laid out...

The website is free to use and they have good terms (IMHO) if you sell anything. www.bandcamp.com It's all their default layout; we just used our art and color scheme. Also, they play well with others in case you ever want to use CD Baby or someone to distribute your stuff on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
It was our first attempt at this. We did it all at home on our own for a demo CD to get club gigs. I'm learning a lot and plan to remix and re-master those 3 if we ever get around to writing/recording more songs. Sucks that our singer/drummer is in High School and shooting for good grades. But that's life. We plan to use record drums in MIDI from now on and tweak each bit with NI’s Studio Drummer in the DAW.
Your stuff sounds like you've been doing this a lot. I'm interested in your setup and any tricks you've picked up along the way.

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Black'n'Tan wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 5:49am

rocknrollstar wrote on Oct 10th, 2012 at 6:59am :
How exactly do you record man? is it DI'ing the guitar or an amp?

First off, thanks for the kind words & crit.
The vocals are doubled with an LDC mic.
Used Roland TD-9s drums recorded direct into board from the stereo audio outs. We left the drums dry in the DAW.
Guitars are re-amped from DI track: laptop/board/sub bus/GNX4 line-in/GNX4 1/4" output/Marshall 100w tube head/4x12 cab/SM57 close mic & LDC room mic/back into the board/onboard preamps/laptop. I blended SM57 on left with LDC on right & panned Gtr 1 out farther than Gtr 2. Most guitar is Squier with a cheap ‘bucker, but Rat used the Fender for Gtr 2’s solos. I used fuzz, compression, reverb, noise gate, amp/cab sim in the patches on the Digitech GNX4 MFX. The head was on the crunch channel in the green gain stage with channel gain and volume dimed and master volume on 3. I tried re-amping with some free in-DAW guitar plug-ins, but I was happier with the physical re-

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AngusY. Fan wrote on Jun 1st, 2011 2:31am

rocknrollstar wrote on Jun 9th, 2010 at 8:16am :
Forgot to say man, if you want I can send you the songs, if you show them to a few friends/family members and such


-Michael


sure.

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AngusY. Fan wrote on Jun 14th, 2010 7:13pm

rocknrollstar wrote on Jun 9th, 2010 at 8:16am :
Forgot to say man, if you want I can send you the songs, if you show them to a few friends/family members and such


-Michael
Sure!

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crazy8rgood wrote on May 14th, 2010 1:17am

rocknrollstar wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 5:30pm :
Hey man, thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you liked it. If you like I could PM you a link to where you could download the EP for free?


-Michael


Yeah, sure, that'd be cool.

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crazy8rgood wrote on May 13th, 2010 1:17am

Hey, I'm listening to the UGC Radio, and your song "Do You Get What You Want" was just on, really liked it. Thought I'd give some props.

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Shoota Fodder wrote on Apr 20th, 2010 10:54pm

Hey mate. Great songs. Nice to hear from another Scotsman on this!

Loving the whole slide/country feel you have going. I play completely differently from you, but if your interested, mibby you could check out the song I just uploaded on my page? Would be great to get some critics. :)

Cheers.

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Colohue wrote on Feb 25th, 2010 6:23pm

rocknrollstar wrote on Feb 25th, 2010 at 5:49pm :
Hey man, you don't really know me but I've heard some of your stuff on UG I've recently recorded a 5 track EP and I was wondering if you'd take a listen and maybe write a review? I'd quote this interview on my myspace and would also link to a site where people could read more of your work


Have a listen to the tracks and if your intrested, send me a message


www.myspace.com/michaeloneilmusic


All the best


-Michael


If you give me a tracklisting and then send the album to my work e-mail (tom.colohue@ultimate-guitar.com) then sure, no problem.

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rabidguitarist wrote on Dec 31st, 2008 8:31pm

Definitely. Fruityloops is absolutely useless, unless you just want to export loops for using in different software.

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rabidguitarist wrote on Dec 31st, 2008 6:51pm

Oh, sorry man, I should have said.

I use Sony Acid Pro. What sequencing program do you usually use?

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rabidguitarist wrote on Dec 31st, 2008 1:06pm

You too man.

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rabidguitarist wrote on Dec 26th, 2008 11:41am

Thanks mate. All of the orchestral parts were sequenced using the synth 'Edirol Orchestral HQ'.
xxx

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ECwomantoneman wrote on Oct 27th, 2008 10:05pm

Another gig? Cool! :) How'd the other one go?

Who's all in yer band then?:)

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ECwomantoneman wrote on Oct 20th, 2008 9:39pm

Heya man, what's been happening? :)

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Azrael_031 wrote on Jul 18th, 2008 2:54am

"Did your dump turn multi-coloured?"

I can't stop laughing,you my dear sir are a legend!

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RIP Back in Red wrote on Jul 5th, 2008 7:28pm

rocknrollstar wrote on Jul 5th, 2008 at 3:57am :


Muhahahahahaha.



One day soon my zombie will have his vengeance.


In the words of AC/DC, "This... Means... War!"

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RIP Back in Red wrote on Jul 4th, 2008 12:00am

Your Zombie tried to eat me!!! Ah, but alas, I am a Zombie already, so your effort was futile!!!!!!

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ECwomantoneman wrote on Apr 22nd, 2008 7:21pm

rocknrollstar wrote on Apr 22nd, 2008 at 2:07pm :


Hey man.

Turns out ive got 3 exams instead of 1 (long story) so the band thing wont be starting till summer, good though cause then if ure still intrested we can try it out

thought id tell u on this since my msn times are all over the place.

Cye later dude


Thanks for the heads up man, gutted for you about the exam! (now exams I guess =/ ) I've not really been going on msn much recently anyway, got a lot of work/studying so its a distraction I can do without! :haha:

Yeah I'm defo still interested about the band, thanks for keeping me in the picture about it :) see ya whenever

Mike

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TDKshorty wrote on Apr 13th, 2008 7:03pm

come back
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