Hey yall, I've been putting off recording an album for forever as I constantly write music significantly better than the song before it but I feel like I've together a decent amount of my own material which is cohesive for the first time.
My basic question is would you buy this if it were very well produced (I have the skills and the tools either on hand or available to me)? I only bothered doing single takes of the rhythm guitar for each song in entirety so they are kind of sloppy and have errors in part order and decent number of parts which are just improvised. I only actually recorded this as I may do music for a couple of films and they wanted to hear a few things I already written.
Tonewise it's simply a Mark V being played around 9:00 on the master volume with a simple 57 on axis. No Post editing.
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Be warned it is very not metal. But I'd love your opinions on my guitar playing. I respect y'alls opinions and am going to go ahead and record these songs fully if you think they are worth while. If not I'll work on my stuff some more first and just keep recording other peoples music for now. Mendocino Fire is by far my favorite.
Honestly, it's pretty difficult to say with just guitar, there. If it was real tight playing- or shred-driven music, it might be easier to tell with just a guitar, but these songs sound like they rely on other instruments and a good vocal line to sink or swim. At least to me, anyhow. But a question that immediately springs to mind is, if you can record it well, why not do it?
On that note, I'd say the question 'would people buy it?' shouldn't really be a factor in why you record your first album, and not only because the answer to that is most likely to be a 'no'. On a practical level, if you're looking to recoup your outlay on the equipment needed or any studio time, you should forget that now. If you're thinking it'll just provide a little something by way of a token reward, I'd say you're hardly likely to get much of a token, but people do donate to the smallest projects, so it's possible. But, artistically, is that what it's about? Validation and positive feedback is real nice, but it's not the only motivator, is it? Improvement is the main driver for me; getting better at playing and writing (I'd say recording, but I suck at that).