Workshop #190: Pen and Paper by Highway 37

This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

Download audio file (PenAndPaper.mp3)

Description of the track:

A rock song recorded with my band ‘Highway 37′. We have vocals, Hammond organ, bass, guitar and programmed drums (using the demo version of the addictive drums VST). Any tips on how to improve the mix and mastering would help a lot! Thanks in advance.

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Terms of Use: The track may be streamed for the purpose of giving feedback but may not be made available for download.

Have a listen to the track and offer your constructive criticism for this Workshop in the comments section.

  • Do you enjoy the song or track itself? Does it have potential?
  • Can the arrangement be improved?
  • How did you find the mix? What would you do differently?
  • What do you enjoy about the rhythm track? What can be done to improve it?
  • Is the choice of instruments relevant and effective for the style/song?
  • Are the lyrics (if any) effective? Does the style, arrangement and genre of the song suit them?
  • Can you suggest any specific techniques that might improve the track?
  • Do you have any other constructive feedback?

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