Just finished my first song with a Lyric video

wyldelife

Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2016
Messages
55
Reaction score
228
Just finished my first original song called "Waves".
It's my first attempt to write a song all by myself with me doing all the recording and all the instrumentation.

I do not have a lot of experience using DAWs and I found Reaper very easy to use. But VSTs were too daunting for me this time around, so I relied on analog effects for all the instrumentation and vocals.

I only had access to my pedalboard, my Boss Katana and my Fender Stratocaster, so I had to fake the other instruments by using my Strat as a bass (I also hit it to feign percussion).

Made a lyric video as well to put more emphasis on the lyrics!


Would love to hear what you think!
Would love some hard-hitting critique and constructive criticism!
Just started using Reaper two months ago, so I have A LOT to learn!
 

gadafi

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
1,733
Reaction score
2,414
Wow that's very cool, the song and the video. Great job!
 

HogmanA

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
1,241
Reaction score
1,002
I really loved that - I don't say that often.
I loved the 60's feel it has, the chord choices, harmonies, guitar.
I did wonder if it has a bit too much washy reverb type effects, but I think you'd better wait for the opinion of someone more experienced at mixing, etc. than take my opinion on that with more than a pinch of salt.

Only criticism, for as much as I loved it, was the beginning lyrics, so just the first verse or so. The lyrics nearly lost me as a listener. I don't why, a bit 'clunky', or something.
But by the second verse, something had smoothed out and I was hooked until the end.
That's maybe more to do with me as a listener than the lyrics themselves, I don't know, but it was just my first impression.
Soundwise, as it stands, I'd be happy to have it playing in my car as it is ( it would be good lazy sunny day cruising music!). I listened through alright Sennheiser headphones and nothing spoiled the listening experience for me level wise.
 


Latest Threads



Top