Hey, thanks for taking the time to listen!
I used a Kemper Profiler for the guitars. The clean sound is based on a dumble amp with a quad delay (voices in other octaves) with compressors in the input and FX loop sections and a bunch of reverb. That gives it this weird synth sound that I like and is what started the whole idea. The rhythm and lead are both based on a Diezel VH-4. I understand you’d have the lead/melody parts a little more up front and more lead melody in general (like a verse and chorus, but on guitar). I don’t sing, so it has to be that. Guitar or something I fake on keys.
The 3:30 section, I suppose I could play the palm mutes with a little more intention. They sound more like ghost notes, so that could be more precise or integrated with the drums. I think that’s a style choice and could go either way, but I appreciate that attention to detail. I hadn’t thought about it and it could be a little thing that makes it better.
The 3:45 part… I attached a video to show what the layers are doing there. This is it if embedding it doesn’t work:
There is one layer where I’m sweeping through on octave in parts and that will definitely sound out of tune because it is. Other possibilities could be that my intonation needs adjusting or that my strings are about at the end of their life and you’re picking up on that more than I would. I do play heavy-handed on rhythm, but not on open single note parts like this. I don’t think I was hitting it sharp.
This is exactly the type of feedback I was looking for. I find that when I’m putting my own music together without other players, it can be easy to just zone out and hear it so much that I have no idea what sounds good anymore. After too much time, it all starts sounding bad or I don’t hear something in one area because I’m focusing on a different element altogether.
Thank you for taking the time.