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    My Band's First Music Video!

    My band produced our first music video to send to producers and managers of tours. I would love some feedback. BTW we payed a total of $ZERO to get it produced, so keep that in mind.

    Any Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
    I know some may not like the genre but the music is still really good IMO.

    P.S. I am the one with the glasses.



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    Senior Member
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    Mar 2006
    Perth, Western Australia

    Re: My Band's First Music Video!

    Interesting Video.

    The singer's voice reminded me of the Violent Femmes. Really liked the keyboard work.

    Good stuff.


    Daz :0)

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    Re: My Band's First Music Video!

    Sorry, not my cup of tea. Though, technically speaking, it must have been a hell of a job, making this.

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    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Re: My Band's First Music Video!


    You guys definitely put a lot of work into this. While this is not necessarily my genre I can appreciate that it is not a typical pop arrangement, in fact quite a bit of thought apparently went in to your arrangement. I like that.

    I would tend to agree with Ern about the lead singer being a little bit too over the top, but was willing to concede that this might be part and parcel of the musical style.

    I haven't had the chance to listen over my studio speakers so won't comment on the sound quality except to say it succeeded in getting the idea across even on my cheap computer speakers.

    Nicely done. I love that we live in an era where technology gives just about equal access to anybody willing to put in the work.

    Best of luck with your band.


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    Chandler, Arizona

    Re: My Band's First Music Video!

    Very cool song! Nice to hear some keyboards.

    I have to agree with Ern. There's no punch to the band and the vocals are way too loud. The guitar needs to come up.


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    Dallas, TX

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    Wow, Jeremy, you guys are wild! Very cool video and awesome song, i enjoyed it very much. Looks like you'll go far! Great keyboarding!

    I loved this comment in the comments below the vid:

    "and the band looks sick!!

    keep it up :]"


    Keep it up!

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    Impressively good job on this, Jeremy -- very well
    done, and excellent, highly dynamic material.

    If you can get an old hack like me interested --
    and keep me that way?

    You fellows have a future!

    My best,


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    Re: My Band's First Music Video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernstinen View Post

    I just gave this another listen at my studio. The close vocal harmonies at 0:51 are VERY cool!

    Ideas, in no particular order:

    1. Cover up the keyboard logos in your next video. You don't want to give the manufacturers free publicity. Pros only show their logos when they're getting PAID to show them off!

    2. The band track needs some serious EQing. It's really muddy. (The lead vocal is EQed too much in comparison). I can't really hear the guitars, the keys are distant, and there's no crack or punch on the drums. Some boost in the mid-range and highs on the rhythm track would help a lot. OR, do a re-mix. Maybe take it to an engineer who specializes in mixing. I'm sure a pro could sync it back up to your video.

    What format is the music recorded in? I'd be happy to do a re-mix for FREE if we have compatable formats! Or I could do a re-master if you prefer.

    Lemme know,

    Thanks for listening Ern,

    1. I was wondering while we were filming if it would be better to cover up Roland, M-audio, Pearl, etc. Thanks for clearing that up.

    2. I agree about the guitar, I am definitely not a specialist with the guitar mix, and I wasn't there when the recorded it unfortunately. I put it pretty low in the mix because I really didn't know what else to do with it. I'm sure I can find someone who will do it a lot better than I.

    3. I have it in Logic Pro, but I can send you the audio files if you are willing. The guitar is off a little in some places. But if you are willing to remix... Well, I can't say no haha.

    Again Thanks for listening. This started out as a two-man electronic band and is now forming into much more. I am doing a lot of orchestral work for many more songs, a very different kind of genre.

    God Bless,


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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    and excellent, highly dynamic material.
    Haha that's funny because out of all our songs I think this it the least dynamic. Then again, I a very nit picky about dynamics. Thanks, I'm very proud because we put all of this, the song, vocal, and video together in two weeks.


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    Re: My Band's First Music Video!

    Jeremy -

    The mix comments above have all been well put, from my perspective. Ern is on point, and I'd be interested in hearing what he might come up with.

    On the definite "plus" side - even though you said this was the "least dynamic" of the sets you've done - I really liked the energy level. It's showmanship, and that's one of the more important factors for this genre.

    On the "not so plus" side--very personally--I can't do black videos. I know that the quality of YouTube leaves a lot to be desired, but for my own tastes I want to be able to see everything clearly. I really wish there was brighter lighting on this. Some segments were fairly clear, so I know it can be done.

    As others have said: keep it up, get out there and get some more demos in front of producers!

    Good work, by the way - I can't forget to say that.


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