klaasvakie Would be great to get some feedback from you okes pretending to have a producer hat on.
I reckon I always pretend to have a producer hat on, it's WAY easier to armchair something than to actually do it 😉. To get the pipes choir-y there's a few things one could try : 1. Chorus - I'm not a huge fan but it's a quick thing to try. 2. Mix it like phat guitars, two (or more) tracks panned hard left and right. 3. Multiple tracks, but pitched shifted as a choir would sing (octave up & down, 3rd's & 5th's). I think a combo of these would work in some fashion.
Ending - I did listen to the "it's not prodigy" vid you posted (heh) - that ending does work there. The drums are the track, meaning a stop is quite impactful and it ends on 1 with the vocals transitioning to the stop. In your track I'm hearing it end on 4(ish) - maybe carry the pipes over to the 1 use lots of reverb to transition to the stop?
A vs B section. I'm quite poor at this - less help I could not be. Aside from agreeing that this challenge didn't need a B section (imho). Tempo and key changes are usually my first thoughts for changing things up.
Fun having producer thoughts - I should apply the to myself too...ermmm.
studmissile Not even sure a guitar fits or maybe just not this guitarist 🙁
The guitaring did sound a bit -dare I say - doubtful. Which was odd for a Stud track, because it's become a strong signature. But the keys were totally rocking. Maybe lean into that more &/or go John Mayer and apply keyboard approach to guitar sounds (He used a Linn Adrenalinn on Continuum for some great key flavoured guitar rhythms - love the textures he got).
guidothepimmp I did have some clean guitar in the build up, although it was prob too subtle and was somewhat hidden by synth
I honestly didn't notice the clean guit's much. Getting guitars and dance/trance drums/synths to gel is hard. Infected Mushroom do it real well, Sun Project are decent. Not many others get it right....but the tones I think that do work are all higher gain late 80's/90's metal ones... Your had some phatness,some squealage and zero mud and no brittleness. I'd very happily use that as my default hair/shreddage tone - makes all of mine sound totally shite.