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Troubles A Foot
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  21:18:09  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone, wasn't sure what area to post this in. I think there must be lots of music people here.

I am currently slowly in the works on an album where the intention is to kind of do a stripped down Catholics feel, especially the first Catholics album: a rhythm guitar on one side of the stereo and a lead guitar on the other, with bass drums and vocals basically centered. When I hear that Catholics album it sounds so alive.

I guess my problem is I tried this with what I had and I have no idea why but it's just not working. Like it's all smushing together rather than each part sounding distinct. It's kind of hard to explain.

Here's a private soundcloud link to a preliminary rough mix (can't emphasize enough how rough this is.) Also, these are SCRATCH vocals, not the final vocals. I currently can't sing cause of throat problems that I am hoping will get better.


Anyone have any advice? How can I further separate the instruments? I keep listening to the Frank songs back and forth with my song and I just can't figure out what he's doing differently. I know his guitars are bigger and more distorted sounding, is that it?

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Posted - 04/04/2020 :  03:59:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I imagine peter radiator can give great advice on this kind of subject. Hopefully he'll surface.

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Posted - 04/04/2020 :  06:37:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My only contribution could be to help make a chart illustrating the spectrum of albums relative to the sound you’re talking about

“Frank Black & The Catholics” ————— Everything Else ————— “Indie Cindy”
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