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Workshop #93: Como Aprender by Humming - Francisco Manzano


At Audiotuts+ we irregularly put up a reader track for workshopping and critique (find out how to submit a track). This is how it works: you upload your song, and every week or so we'll publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. They have put their track (and their heart and soul) in your hands to learn and get useful feedback.

  • 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?

Como Aprender by Humming - Francisco Manzano

Artist's website: www.humming.com.mx

Description of the track:

Hi, my name is Francisco Manzano. I am working in my project Humming, but I don't know if my recording, mixing and mastering sounds great. All this is recorded with Record and Reason Propellerhead. I use only a guitar, bass and my vocal, recorded in my living room. And i use only for the monitors, my headphones AKG directly to my laptop.

So I would like a critique, because am not sure if i use the correct EQ, compression, and audio level on all my elements. I am doing 12 songs, and I have some problems deciding, but all this is because of my ears.

I am a fan of your blog, and I use your advice all the time, so i would like your critique. And if it is a bad critique, don't worry. For me it is very helpful to see if I need to put this project on a professional studio or leave it and send it to distribution.

Another problem is why you need an MP3, my sound changes a lot on MP3. Maybe you need to make a post for a good transfer between WAV and MP3. Dont you think? Thanks in advance. FcoMG

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