Help producing song

Hi, I’m new to this forum, so I’m sorry if I’m posting in the wrong forum. :slight_smile:
I’ve recorded all the tracks, but the sounds doesn’t please me. I’ve tried many things, but it keeps sounding too ‘hollow’. I wonder if any of you could help me?
I’ve tried boosting the bass, adding compressor, I’ve even changed to pitch of the drums so that they’d be in the same key as the guitars…
This is the audio file.

Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

Audacity claims the WAV download is damaged. Dropbox only plays the first 7 seconds and then stops dead. So something happened when you produced the sound file.

it keeps sounding too ‘hollow’.

Just from the sticks at the beginning, I think you’re recording in a very echoey room. Bare walls and floor? We can’t take echoes out of a sound, so chances are good that’s always going to sound like somebody recording in the kitchen.

If you have access to an overstuffed garage, that’s not an awful place to record a live performance. All the boxes, tools and junk to a pretty good job deadening that live reverb sound. I hang furniture moving pads over the door (that’s from a project I was working on).

Once you get a clean recording, then you can add whatever you want.


Thanks for the quick response :slight_smile:.
I’ve made a reupload,with the drums a little quieter.
And I know, I recorded it in my sleeping room, with plenty of bare walls. I’m planning to build a rehearsal box this summer, so next time, it will sound much better :slight_smile:.
But is there anything I can do to make it sound better (boosting certain frequencies, panning, making a certain instrument louder, adding compressor…?)
Here’s the audacity file: