This is my epic symphonic rock song called 'The Germ Of A Belief Net'. I would love any feedback or critique, and thank you!
Awesome. I like the overall style here. That choir sounds lovely. I like the alternating rhythms you have here with the 6/8 time signature (or 3/4?) - makes me think of a round.
There were a couple brief melodies that sounded a little funny to me but they've grown on me a bit by the second listen.
When it comes to high gain guitars, I prefer to double track them and have each track hard panned (just out of habit). However, I think in this case, it was a wise choice that you have one guitar predominately in the right channel with an occasional guitar coming in on the left channel for emphasis (because there's so much going on already - 2 guitars playing the entire time might muddy things up).
I dig it.
I didn't use one actually, but when I'm mixing I'm usually aiming for a kind of mix between Blind Guardian, Brymir, Dimmu Borgir, Tool, Flaw, and Disturbed. Definitely some nu-metal and power metal and black metal-y stuff going into it.What would your reference tracks be for this ?
I would be really interested to know which of the melodies sounded funny at first?
I think your thoughts on the mix were very interesting because there are double tracked guitars hard panned left and right. Haha! You might have been hearing the lead guitar fills that I stuck in here and there, and those were panned at 30 Left/Right (if I remember right).
It was specifically 1:01 - 1:07; especially that triplet transition in 1:06 - 1:07. That was unexpected.
At first listen, I wasn't sure what mood you were going for, harmonically speaking. Uplifting (open/major tonalities)? Determined, serious, dark (minor tonality)? Dark but especially anxious/intense (diminished)? At first listen, it seemed sort of neutral and atmospherically ambiguous. At second listen, it had grown on me.
Ah. I think I know what it was.
The first couple of times I listened to it, it was on my itty-bitty iPod earpods (which isn't as defined as my headphones). While I now hear that rhythm guitar in the left channel, I initially thought that it was one guitar (on the right channel) with reverb pushed to the left to fill out the space. Listening on my headphones, I think the right guitar is just very prominent whereas the strings are taking the focus on the left channel. While I hear the lower "chug-chug" from the palm mutes, the guitar on the left channel doesn't seem as defined or nearly as noticeable as the guitar on the right. Still! It works in the mix.