Preview song for my band

Daniel_rsfDaniel_rsf Posts: 84
edited January 2015 in Songwriting
Hey guys... take a look at this little homemade preview for my song.
I already gathered the band, gonna count on them for making the lyrics, as this is not my strengh point.
The song has also advanced a little after I recorded that video, now it has a double guitars solo. But I'll show you guys when it is really done. My aim is to record an entire album as soon as I can.
For now, what do you think of the riffs and solos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2WqSjIwKr8
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  • Very nice! Sounds very Priest-inspired, and -- from what I can tell at this point, strong compositionally. I like it.
    I ain't falling for no banana in the tailpipe.
  • Thank you David! Good to know you apreciated it, at least to the point it is right now. When the song is complete, I'll post at least a video of it being reharsed. But I want to record as soon as I can, and when it is done, I will put the song in this topic.
  • Seven MoonsSeven Moons Posts: 8,697
    Very nice indeed!  :clap:  I love that kind of riffing.  I'll be waiting to hear the finished product.
  • inmyhandsinmyhands Posts: 11,586
            I must say I really enjoyed the guitar work. I'm more of a '60s / '70s guy so not everything '80s works for me but your song preview worked beautifully. Edgy without making the common mistake of too much to the point of overload. You retained great note definition and clarity through out your performance.
           The riff itself was very catchy. I keep listening when I remain interested. I listened from beginning to end.
           While I agree with the Judas Priest influence I also think I hear a Randy Rhoads influence. Your creation fits very nicely in the 1980  + or - 3 year frame.
           Very very well done!
  • [quote author=Seven Moons link=topic=17048.msg257430#msg257430 date=1421192910]
    Very nice indeed!  :clap:  I love that kind of riffing.  I'll be waiting to hear the finished product.
    [/quote]

    Thank you!!!  :metal:
    I expect it will not take much time to happen. Also there are other songs being cooked as well.
  • [quote author=inmyhands link=topic=17048.msg257431#msg257431 date=1421195820]
           I must say I really enjoyed the guitar work. I'm more of a '60s / '70s guy so not everything '80s works for me but your song preview worked beautifully. Edgy without making the common mistake of too much to the point of overload. You retained great note definition and clarity through out your performance.
          The riff itself was very catchy. I keep listening when I remain interested. I listened from beginning to end.
          While I agree with the Judas Priest influence I also think I hear a Randy Rhoads influence. Your creation fits very nicely in the 1980  + or - 3 year frame.
          Very very well done!
    [/quote]

    :mrhappy: Maaaan I don't know what to say... only that I will do my best to show you guys the best I could possibly make, want to make you guys proud.

    You know, I have not been active in the forum, but I have been reading, specially the advices you guys give... DRG has added a lot to my influence list... and I kinda learned a lot from you guys, even not being that active. I listen more than I speak.
    So, reading those feedback from you guys really do make a big difference for me, pushes me foward, make me know I am on the right path. Thank you very much!
  • SkyeSkye Posts: 1,660
    Yea I like it a lot.

    Cool riffs and the parts are interesting and melodic.

    Definitely agree it has a JP vibe.

    Well done!  :shred:
  • mr_crowleymr_crowley Posts: 6,579
    Sounds really cool man, I like it. Really catchy stuff :shred:
    I agree the Judas Priest influence mentioned by others.

    Keep it up :up: Looking forward to more of a "complete" version :smile:
  • maybeyesmaybeyes Posts: 4,522
    Sounds good.  I can hear a lot of other inflluences, not just Priest and it sounds good. Looking forward like so many others to the final product.

    Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.

  • Thank you all guys, As soon as the vocal make a lyric for it, and we play the music perfectly, I'm going to record a reharsal and show it to you guys. And that with other songs too.

    And about recording... I guess I'll have to sacrifice some things in order to it be ready sooner. Like, I'll have to forfeit using a real amp and use plugins like guitar rig instead. Cheaper... I really wanted to use a real amp, but than, maybe I can record it again when I have access to a nice amp. Do you guys think this is a big deal?
    Also, when the time comes I'll probably ask for you guys advices on building a convincing tone out of that guitar rig.
  • I'll have to forfeit using a real amp and use plugins like guitar rig instead. Cheaper... I really wanted to use a real amp, but than, maybe I can record it again when I have access to a nice amp. Do you guys think this is a big deal?
    Ultimately, the quality of the SONG is WAY more important that what gear you use to record it with. There are plenty of great players right here at DRG who record with amp sims and pods.  

    What amp are you using currently? It might sound fine mic'd. The other thing is can you borrow or rent an amp the day you record?
    maybe I can record it again when I have access to a nice amp
    Here's a thought, but it's extra work and probably not worth it in the long run.  If you record a direct signal on a separate track when you're tracking your guitars that go through the sim, you could re-amp the guitars with a real amp later. Of course that means that later you'd need to get an amp AND a re-amp box, but your recorded signal would already be there. You'd just run it back out through an amp an re record it.


    I ain't falling for no banana in the tailpipe.
  • BreakfastimeBreakfastime Posts: 2,152
    Sounds cool!  I hear the Priest vibe too but when was the last time anybody complained about that?  That's a good thing!  :up:
    Overall, it sounds like some classic 80's Power Metal you've got started there.  Riffs are cool, the middle solo is right-on (brief, but tasty--and I can 'hear' all the chords there because what you're playing fits so well).  The change towards the end is nice, and the outro solos are cool too.   :shred:

    Looking forward to hearing the completed work (and more) in the future!  

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    [quote author=Dinosaur David B link=topic=17048.msg257458#msg257458 date=1421242965]
    Ultimately, the quality of the SONG is WAY more important that what gear you use to record it with.

    [/quote]

    Listen what the man said.  You've got the song and your performance is strong enough already that you could practically use the take you just video'd.

  • [quote author=Dinosaur David B link=topic=17048.msg257458#msg257458 date=1421242965]

    Ultimately, the quality of the SONG is WAY more important that what gear you use to record it with. There are plenty of great players right here at DRG who record with amp sims and pods.  

    What amp are you using currently? It might sound fine mic'd. The other thing is can you borrow or rent an amp the day you record?
    maybe I can record it again when I have access to a nice amp
    Here's a thought, but it's extra work and probably not worth it in the long run.  If you record a direct signal on a separate track when you're tracking your guitars that go through the sim, you could re-amp the guitars with a real amp later. Of course that means that later you'd need to get an amp AND a re-amp box, but your recorded signal would already be there. You'd just run it back out through an amp an re record it.
    [/quote]

    Than I guess I'll just use a simulator. And get shit done! hehehe maybe later I'll ask for you guys to help me achieve the tone I'd like with the simulators (you guys must already know what league of tone would make me happy hehehe). my friend who runs the studio and plans to record my songs has no amps, only tons of racks and plugins, he is tottaly adept of plugins, not amps. And he surely knows how to work his stuff, but I think he never worked with heavy metal, but he works with jazz, progressive, popular brazillian music, etc. So, maybe he will not know how to get my tone if I don't tell him what I want, and I have to know how to tell him what I want! I'll have to tell him how I want to configure mics position, delay and choruses, that kind of thing... and it just seems too technical for me. I'm the kind of guy that only wants to know how to play, or even how to set the low/mids/high on the amp, but further than that, I don't know anything of the technical stuff.

    [quote author=Breakfastime link=topic=17048.msg257460#msg257460 date=1421243266]
    Sounds cool!  I hear the Priest vibe too but when was the last time anybody complained about that?  That's a good thing!  :up:
    Overall, it sounds like some classic 80's Power Metal you've got started there.  Riffs are cool, the middle solo is right-on (brief, but tasty--and I can 'hear' all the chords there because what you're playing fits so well).  The change towards the end is nice, and the outro solos are cool too.  :shred:

    Looking forward to hearing the completed work (and more) in the future! 

    edit:
    [quote author=Dinosaur David B link=topic=17048.msg257458#msg257458 date=1421242965]
    Ultimately, the quality of the SONG is WAY more important that what gear you use to record it with.

    [/quote]

    Listen what the man said.  You've got the song and your performance is strong enough already that you could practically use the take you just video'd.


    [/quote]

    Thank you!!! :D
    You guys really push me foward, I also can't wait to be showing you the complete stuff.

    Hehehe about the video, I actually tried a couple of times to record it... but, I always have that intense urge to scratch my back in the middle of the section! And my hair keeps tickling my nose, making me want to scratch it too. So, I made a couple of mistakes on the last solo, as all I could think of on that time was that I had to scratch my back and my nose, but than I was too lazy to record everything again. But I think, as the song is mine and nobody knows how it should be, some mistakes ended up looking to be right hahahaha that was on some of the last phrases of the solo.
  • I'm the kind of guy that only wants to know how to play, or even how to set the low/mids/high on the amp, but further than that, I don't know anything of the technical stuff.
    Yeah, as guitarists, we all START there. Learning all that shit is daunting and takes a long time.

    The problem is if you want to get into home recording your music, you pretty much HAVE to become more than just a guitarist, if you want any control over your own tracks.  Otherwise, you are at the mercy of engineers and producers. If you're working with great ones, that's fine, but that isn't typical in home recording environments.
    I ain't falling for no banana in the tailpipe.
  • Very nice riff and composition Daniel...well done! Speaking to using amps/sims/PODs to record an album with--of course we'd all love to use our fav amps cranked but sometimes it's not possible or feasible. I recorded both FireWolfe albums 90% direct using a POD 2.0. Don't let your equipment (or lack thereof) be the thing that holds you back.
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