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HotRats 07-30-2005 09:18 AM

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HotRats,
I'm getting a tiny 38kb mp3 file from each of your songs, which won't play. Post em another way if possible...thanks, Roy

thnax you for tring.
at the moment I have no alternative sites where to upload

Chris Cavell 07-30-2005 11:38 AM

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Okay...just took some spare time to give a listen to a bunch of the recent ones:

Mike/Fredsparky,

Re 'July'...still sounds good man. I think you may want to lighten up a tad on the level boosting in your mastering or lengthen your attack and release times. I can hear it pumping a bit much. Other than that I think you might be able to clear it up a bit prior to mastering by concentrating on the low end in the mix a bit more (hi pass any of those guitars that are panned beyond 5 degrees out either side a bit more...probably at least 250 Hz).

Rogerio/rogerhavoc,

Re 'Orgasmic Depression'...I really dig the syncopated breakbeat work. I think the lead lines could come up a smidge...but keep (or even add if it doesn't muddy things) the floydish delay and verb on it. Nice work.

Chris/Millicent Friendly,

Re 'You'...As far as I can tell it's great. I wish I had a higher quality file to listen to. Despite the limitations of the delivery format, everything I hear screams 'well done'.

Scott/Sharritan,

Re 'Nothin Losin'...I like the drum tones, but I think they may be a bit hot in the mix, particularly the hat and to a lesser extent the overheads. I can't really discern the kick through the bottom end throughout most of the tune. I think supplementing the kick and snare with soundreplacer tracks blended in would add a much more polished sound to the production. Great vocal performance. From a production standpoint I might compress the vox a bit harder and boost them a smidge. The only thing that really bugs me here is the bottom end. I think more upper mids in the guitars combined with a choice tonal compressor on the bass (which to me sounds a bit weak and "farty") could do wonders. I think that perhaps the lead could come up a tad too. Great work man. I hear alot of potential in this current version, and a careful attention to NOT do anything detrimental to the mix. Well done.

Bob/Dr.Loop,

Re 'Dislike'...cool idea, once there exist lyrics (or melody) then you can really concentrate on a direction for the production. I think your snare and kick could come up. The guitars are a bit overwhelming in volume, and extremely overwhelming in the lows (they're really muddying up the bottom end on the mastering setup I'm currently listening through). My recommendation would be to chop 'em just under the low mids and let a really full 6 or 7 string metal bass guru cover the bottom end for you.

HotRats,

I've got the same issues as Roy downloading your tracks. Try myspace.com (as much as I hate the place). Get a free band/music account and you can upload a couple of tunes for free.

Jack Rabbit,

Re 'Wilmar's Comet'...I like this one alot. A couple of small observations: The few spots (in the first minute or so) where you have more than one note per syllable sound a little 'off'...not pitch wise, they just don't seem cohesive with the rest of the vocal performance. The first real sustained notes (around 1:50), try creating a prefader send to reverb (prefader isn't normal for verb) and automate an increase in verb with a simultaneous drop in the channels main fader level for increased effect...just an idea. On the whole I think it may be a tad long for it's current production, and you may find yourself losing your listener around 3:30 b/c of this. Keep this version, and possibly think about a shorter 'reprise' version. You might also want to seek out a couple of collaborators here on the forum to provide you with some real drum tracks and possibly an upright bass. With small trap/jazz drum kit, you could easily use the filtered loop as a production tool to lend emphasis to sections or add more contrast in sound b/w verse, chorus, and bridge/solo area (helping to counteract the modern listener's short attention span).

Cheers,
Chris

Jagg76 07-30-2005 12:31 PM

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Anyone record anything with M-Box??? I'd like to hear it!!!

Roy Howell 07-30-2005 03:23 PM

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Roy... This song Crow Logic KICK ASS!!!!

So much talent... I love the fact that you switch snares all over the place!!!!
A++++++++

Roger


Thanks, Rogerio...

Stiff 07-30-2005 03:33 PM

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Roy/Chris,

HotRats song downloads fully for me. I've experienced similiar problems before though, if you have a download manager installed you might want to try using that.

HotRats,
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I share with you an exercise about dissonance I've made months ago
during a "music for films" course.

Wow man... Can you explain this exercise?

badperson 07-30-2005 05:41 PM

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got another one.

thanks for listening.

bp

Jack Rabbit 07-30-2005 06:00 PM

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Jack Rabbit,

Re 'Wilmar's Comet'...I like this one alot. A couple of small observations: The few spots (in the first minute or so) where you have more than one note per syllable sound a little 'off'...not pitch wise, they just don't seem cohesive with the rest of the vocal performance. The first real sustained notes (around 1:50), try creating a prefader send to reverb (prefader isn't normal for verb) and automate an increase in verb with a simultaneous drop in the channels main fader level for increased effect...just an idea. On the whole I think it may be a tad long for it's current production, and you may find yourself losing your listener around 3:30 b/c of this. Keep this version, and possibly think about a shorter 'reprise' version. You might also want to seek out a couple of collaborators here on the forum to provide you with some real drum tracks and possibly an upright bass. With small trap/jazz drum kit, you could easily use the filtered loop as a production tool to lend emphasis to sections or add more contrast in sound b/w verse, chorus, and bridge/solo area (helping to counteract the modern listener's short attention span).

Cheers,
Chris

Chris,

1. I totally agree about the vocal style. The uncomfortable blend of folk and funk is evidence that I am faking the funk.

2. About the prefader reverb: should I continually increase-it/decrease-track-volume over the course of the entire note, or just initially and fairly quickly? What effect am I listening for?

3. The length: yeah. I already cut a verse, if you can believe it. And I'd love to use real musicians...someday...someday...

Chris Cavell 07-30-2005 06:09 PM

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2. About the prefader reverb: should I continually increase-it/decrease-track-volume over the course of the entire note, or just initially and fairly quickly? What effect am I listening for?

JR, you'd slowly (over the course of the note) raise the prefader send to verb while simultaneously slowly lowering the track fader (over the course of the note). This will have the effect of making the track much wetter (more reverberant) over the course of the note without an actual change in overall volume. After the note in question, return the faders to normal positions. (You can create a second send to the reverb, setup in prefader mode, that you only use for this single effect...so that you still have your regular verb control over the rest of the tune.) Basically, you'd be crossfading over the course of the note from your regular vox to a 100% wet vox...but with faders as opposed to editing a crossfade b/w regions.

Did I get the idea across better this time around?

-Chris

Jack Rabbit 07-30-2005 06:29 PM

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(You can create a second send to the reverb, setup in prefader mode, that you only use for this single effect...so that you still have your regular verb control over the rest of the tune.) Basically, you'd be crossfading over the course of the note from your regular vox to a 100% wet vox...but with faders as opposed to editing a crossfade b/w regions.

Did I get the idea across better this time around?

-Chris

Yes, thanks.

DR.Loop 07-30-2005 06:31 PM

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Thanks Chris for the listen and input! This is what i want to hear.

Low end has always been a issue in my tunes. Tough to get it dialed in.(For me anyways)

Thanks again

-Bob


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