A New Song!!!!!!!

MY CREED

 

Seven exclamation points means this post is seven times as exciting as my average post. What do you mean? Of course I’ve figured out a way to quantify excitement. Haven’t you? Man, you’re, like, three to five times lamer than me.

Anyway, I’m sure no one cares right now because it’s Friday night and you’re all at Da Club, but here’s a new song, fresh off the virtual mixer. I know it’s two days late, but this bass line really kicked me in the center of my face. Not that it’s insanely difficult to play, but I’m no bass player (I can barely call myself a guitar player), so my other mixes were recorded with a guitar pick, and I just covered up the harsh pick attacks with EQ. But this time, I wanted to do it right (not that there’s anything wrong with playing bass guitar with a pick, but I think for this type of song, finger-picking is more appropriate). Basically, I gave myself a few hours to learn to play a bass guitar finger-style in such a way that the result wasn’t COMPLETELY EMBARRASSING to listen to.  So that was an ambitious goal, and it was a mistake.

Anyway, if the recording process weren’t tedious enough, I then had a hell of a time mixing everything, as I always do, but the good news is, I think I’ve finally learned how to actually EQ a bass track! You know, in a way that sounds decent. It’s all thanks to this post by Joe Gilder at HomeStudioCorner.com:

http://www.homestudiocorner.com/mixing-bass-part-2-eq/

I’d already been doing the high-pass filter stuff, but the section on “Curing the Headache” was like a magical potion of sonic pleasantries.  Anyway, check it out if you do any mixing or care.

Finally, on the topic of mixing and/or mastering, you may notice that this song is not as loud as the others I’ve posted.  There’s a reason for that.  I’ve decided that I’m giving up my fight in the Loudness Wars.  If you don’t know what that means, I’m going to tell you all about it in my next post, by which time I will have also re-uploaded my first five songs after I’ve made them quieter to match the sound of this new one.

Oh, and don’t worry, I’ve got another couple of songs in the works.  I’m gonna keep these things coming.

2 responses

  1. I hadn’t heard this song before, and I like it. I think your singing isn’t the strongest here, and I wonder if it’s because of the key. Did you try raising it a bit? Your voice is stronger a bit higher than the tonal of this song.

    03/18/2012 at 2:09 am

    • mattglaz1

      I’ve always had trouble singing this song for some reason. It’s actually more difficult if I do it any higher because the pre-chorus sections then become too tough. I also didn’t do a million takes on the vocal part, so there are some shaky moments. I was trying to record things in as close to a single take as possible since I was filming myself as well. Well, that does it. One piece of criticism, so it’s scrapped. I’m taking it down tonight. I will only allow recordings to be heard if they are universally regarded as perfect.

      03/18/2012 at 8:42 am

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