Description : A track that I recorded with my band in our rehearsal room. Any suggestion on how to improve the quality is appreciated. Thanks!

For the curious ones: http://www.crossing-rocks.com
The song is also on youtube ... if you want to see MrWolf in action ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzw1LsQ390&list=PLf8w77TFgKkGtVe20pIIXPJaMjPi2MKIL&index=2

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  1. RichieWinn
    RichieWinn on Thu 19th Jul 2018 - 2 days ago
    This is great!! It doesn't need anything!!!! Fabulous live track. I would love to see this band. The arrangement of the song is excellent.

    Richie
  2. jamid
    jamid on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 7 months ago
    Hi
    Wonderful intro.
    Great Beat.
    Well done.
    Jamid
  3. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Sat 21st Oct 2017 - 9 months ago
    Wow......it is a great song Domenico...love the vocal & its delivery & the accompaniment is as good as it gets...the limiting doesn`t seem to hurt the dynamics at all so you must have done more than a little work there too...I have done a little live work (mainly just taking feeds from the main mixer & a room mic or 2) so I know a bit about the challenges...you did a great job my friend....and you have a superb result to show for it...you have a talented band....I will buy a ticket if you ever come here.....cheers....Ed
  4. Discipline
    Discipline on Wed 18th Oct 2017 - 9 months ago
    It's always good to hear music performed by actual people and I enjoyed listening to this. As regards suggestions for sound improvement, (and I'm no expert) I would just venture this: I notice that your waveform is very straight. Straight to me usually means over compressed. This squishes and flattens all the dynamics. Nice spikey peaks and troughs mean wide dynamics, and for me at least that is the main goal. In the end though its all a matter of taste!
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks Mr Discipline!
    Lots of compression on this song, you are right, more than what's my usual thing.
    Reason is, I mixed/mastered this song for the video and I did not want to have too much "volume difference" to the others song, which have been produced in a studio.
    ...and nowadays all studios take part in the "loudness war" :-(
    ... and by the way, my band mates (of course) like the "over-compressed" music, because it sounds more "professionale" ... don't get me started on this one :-(
    Once more: thanks.
    Take care, Domenico
  5. BLEEP
    BLEEP on Wed 18th Oct 2017 - 9 months ago
    Hi there!
    i prefered go on youtube, and watching your live was a great experience! relly good sound!
    i hope like me others people will share your video on the web, sometimes nature give us good virus, it's the case with your rock band!
    respect for your work!

    bleep
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 thanks for the kind words Bleep ^_^
    we are going to play live on saturday: this is always a LOT OF FUN :-)
    Take care, Domenico
  6. theHumps
    theHumps on Fri 29th Sep 2017 - 9 months ago
    Nice practice recording Domenico, we miss you're music around here! I like the song, it reminds me of a song from the 90's and like Spiv I can't put my finger on it. That must mean it has a professional sound, the real deal.

    I've been down my friends house recording his band live a few times. His room is an echo chamber so the drums are big and lost, they sound awful when we record them. We use a set of mics designed for the small kit using 3 mics, one at the kick, one under the ride/above floor tom, one near the snare/hihat/crash. How important to you is making the rehearsal space sound proofed and a bit dead sounding to get the drums better? Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Wayne
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks for the nice comment Wayne.
    I also believe that this song has a "90s commercial" taste but I cannot point a specific song.

    Regarding how to record, I'll send you a PM with my contacts if you want to get more details.
    I also recorded the drums with 3 mics only and in these cases the "room sound" makes a huge difference: you can get good results only if the drums have a good "live sound". This mic configuration captures what you are hearing and it's hard to improve this.

    Ciao, Domenico
  7. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Thu 28th Sep 2017 - 9 months ago
    There is something really special about this song, and the sound you've achieved in it! It is reminding me of something I've heard, but something which I heard so long ago that I can't even place what I'm thinking of. I can hear a song in my head, but can't make the connection to who it is. That does not matter though, what matters is the potency of this song!

    The performances are are spectacular from what I'm hearing. The mixing is especially good for a live performance. I don't know if it could sound any better!

    I too would like to get an album of this group, and I will bookmark your website as soon as I'm done with this comment. Thank you for sharing the very cool music! Love it! Fave!
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks Spiv. I am on a learning curve: this is the 3rd session where I am trying to record something for a video. I think that I improved on the mixing part, but it must be said that this song was also "less challenging": to mix/master hard rock songs where much more is going on requires a lot of skill.
    Take care, Domenico
  8. joecramer
    joecramer on Tue 26th Sep 2017 - 9 months ago
    A band is a band is a band.
    Great stuff Domenico. I bet you had invest much time into this one and you really didn't waist any second of it. You all did a good job and i enjoyed the listen. I am not a mastering expert so i can't say any on what you should do to make it sound better. But if you want you can send me the steems and i will do a Joe Cramer mastering for you :)

    All the best to all the members of you band.

    stay tuned
    joe
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks for the kind words Joe!
    Unfortunately I can't send you the stems for a remix, it would have been interesting.
    I am always trying to improve: I think that this recording was already at a good level, I am not so happy about the quality of vocals (but this is probably due to the microphone we used).
    Ciao, Domenico
  9. silverman
    silverman on Tue 26th Sep 2017 - 9 months ago
    Wow I just watched you old dudes on the tube and you are rocking!
    The standard of stuff on here is so high!
    Me I'm just an old fart (64) who messes about as a hobby and I know I'm never going to reach such dizzy hights.
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks for the kind words Silverman.
    We are hobbyists as well and playing music is fun: that's the main purpose of it!
    So, keep rocking man!
    Ciao, Domenico
  10. Kargalar
    Kargalar on Mon 25th Sep 2017 - 9 months ago
    Great to see rockers here on the loop ! We are just a few my friend hehe, so keep droppin some angry distortion ! Really like this one, congrats on this work !
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Rockers are everywhere!
    Maybe we are "under-represented" on a loop website, but I think that's kind of natural: rock is sweaty people in a small room making huge noise! :-)
    Ciao, Domenico
  11. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Fri 22nd Sep 2017 - 10 months ago
    Warning: The following comment contains Adult content (language) because Neomorpheus totally lost his composure when listening to this kick ass f'n track!

    WTF! Thats a killer f'n track man! Holy f'n shit! You guys are an awesome band! Wow, i'm really impressed bro. I had no idea you were on this level. After checking out the website I can tell I definitely need to pick up some of your albums. Andrea has a fabulous voice, lots of power and range, perfect for this type of music. I love this style of music and with Andrea at the mic it's a different sound from the older stuff. Very Amy Lee - Evanescence sounding. All the instruments are spot on tight. Extremely well played Guitar, drums, and the bass player killed it man! How long have you guys been together? Didn't see that reference on the website but its obvious you guys have been playing together for a while to be this tight. As far as any suggestions, my only thought would be to tweek the high eq on the vocal track a bit more, Andreas voice sounds a bit muffled in spots. I imagine the album version will take care of all that anyhow.

    Great stuff mrwolf, best of luck to you guys. By all means let us know when this is available to purchase. Thanks for the preview and the look into your rehearsal room. That is super cool shit right there. Huge props and much thanks.
    mrwolf14
    Reply by mrwolf14 Thanks a lot for the kind words! ^_^

    And thank for the input on Andrea's voice: I also believe that we should improve the quality here. She uses a wireless system from Shure (not sure about the model). She has a better model for concerts, but I think that the one we use regularly has too much "mids" and it gives her a nasal/muffled voice.

    Take care!
    Domenico

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