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Aussie169 01-31-2003 03:24 AM

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G'day Tim
I agree with both comments above. I think the main problem with the vocal volume is that there is a bit too much reverb on them. Rev can make vox sound louder than they are.
The guitars could be thinned out a bit (EQ) and this will give them a bit more separation.
Drums sound obviously canned when they go into the fast snare roll parts. Maybe lower the volume and up the rev at these points to blurr it a bit?
Track has lots of potential. Good work.

Frank
Definately sounds like an opener to me. Nice clear clean mix.

Mark

FrankLP 01-31-2003 05:52 AM

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Thanks Mark. By the way, what part of Aus are you livin' in? My wife is from Sydney...she moved here to Omaha about 18 months ago...fairdinkum!

Aussie169 02-01-2003 06:19 AM

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Frank
My studio is just out of a little town called Fish Creek in southern Victoria. It's only a few minutes drive from Wilson's Promontory which is the southern-most part of mainland Australia.
I look out the window in the studio and look over rolling green hills. Great place to make music. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Mark

timmygrimm 02-01-2003 07:30 AM

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Here's a song I recorded and played bass on. Check it, yo! It aint pop music.

http://www.planeside.com/old/forum/temp/01-Fuchsia.mp3

Captain_Pants 02-01-2003 07:51 AM

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Roy, I know its a little late, but I just heard your tune with the Motorcycle Samples(I think its caleld Burn?). Cool tune man. Has a neat little industrial edge to it. Wonder what took me so long to hear it? I supposedly downloaded it 3 or more months ago according to my computer.

Dopamine 02-01-2003 07:59 AM

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Here's a pop reggae track I did exclusively on the 001. Hope you enjoy!

mp3.com/shag_williams

soundsurfr 02-03-2003 06:28 AM

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Here's a new one. Another downtempo, sort of Harlem Jazz kinda vibe.

Az Wam Talkingbowt

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FrankLP 02-04-2003 05:20 AM

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I just put up a some ditties for you guys to have a slice,
Whether your views are cruel or seemingly nice,
Know these weren't meant to bore you, they just happened at the time.
So please have a listen with your always open mind.
[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Sorry 'bout the low level on the instrumentals... [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Stuff For The Listening

soundsurfr 02-04-2003 06:08 AM

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Metaltim - WitchQueen is cool. Sounds very Frank Zappa to me. (That's a compliment - I'm a big Zappa fan.) Definitely back off on the vocal level. Serious drum work!

Frank - I liked AM Jam. Good sense of melody on all the instrumentals.

da BaSsTaRd! 02-05-2003 04:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by soundsurfr:
Here's a new one. Another downtempo, sort of Harlem Jazz kinda vibe.

Az Wam Talkingbowt

[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">your link is F'ed (got an extra http:// in there...)

soundsurfr 02-05-2003 08:16 AM

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Sorry! - Thanks for the info...here's the correct link:

Az Wam Talkinbowt

No wonder the usual 500 listeners never showed up.
[img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

FrankLP 02-05-2003 05:23 PM

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Hey thanks Soundsurfr...that AM thing really was put together at 2:00 A.M. that morning 'cause I couldn't sleep!

I really got into your Az Wam Talkinbowt...very kewl track. Especially liked your treatment on the "brass" track.

Scoobster 02-05-2003 06:58 PM

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Aussie169 had a listen to the "live" piece. I have to confess first listen was like what the....
but third listen I'm loving those horns and the wah guitar!
Did you say it was a live take??
Is it improv or set piece?
What did you use to capture the horns, what processing if any did you use on them?

Sorry about so many questions? If you don't ask you'll never know.

Cheers

Roy Howell 02-05-2003 09:14 PM

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Sounds good, Greg... nice and lazy feel. Feels good to just do something different now and then, doesn't it? Good job... [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

TrippSTRAT 02-05-2003 09:38 PM

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ROY,

Just downloaded Moonebeam Seduction. Cool tune. What kind of effect is that on the guitar? It almost sound like a wah pedal and talkbox mixed or something. I'm new to recording and like music similar to yours. What kind of recoding gear are you using? Oh yeah, was it you that played Sleepy Moon also? That ended up on my MP3 player and I listen to it in the car a lot. Cool guitar tunes.

Brad Ferguson 02-05-2003 09:43 PM

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I'm rally digging this tune.
rawk.

- Brad
[email protected]

Quote:

Originally posted by timmygrimm:
Here's a song I recorded and played bass on. Check it, yo! It aint pop music.

http://www.planeside.com/old/forum/temp/01-Fuchsia.mp3

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bi0force1 02-05-2003 09:43 PM

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ha, i remember the first time i hear roys work, i saved the link to sleepy moon and listened to it days on end......now i am a total Agenda:Entropy fan (capt pants music) but still enjoy roys tunes, especiallt the one he did to "bless" the guitar (the name escapes me).

Roy Howell 02-07-2003 07:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by TrippSTRAT:
ROY,

Just downloaded Moonbeam Seduction. Cool tune. What kind of effect is that on the guitar?.... What kind of recoding gear are you using? Oh yeah, was it you that played Sleepy Moon also? That ended up on my MP3 player and I listen to it in the car a lot. Cool guitar tunes.

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">TrippSTRAT,
The sound I'm sure you mean is a Digitech RP2000 Guitar processor with a light flange/phase on it, and I'm using it with Digi001/5.3. 'Sleepy Moon' was the first thing I posted here. Thanks very much for the compliments. I really appreciate it.

~Roy

Aussie169 02-07-2003 08:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Scoobster:
Aussie169 had a listen to the "live" piece. I have to confess first listen was like what the....
but third listen I'm loving those horns and the wah guitar!
Did you say it was a live take??
Is it improv or set piece?
What did you use to capture the horns, what processing if any did you use on them?

Sorry about so many questions? If you don't ask you'll never know.

Cheers

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">No probs Scoob

Yep, that track, and the rest that go with it took a while to grow on me too.
They are by an outfit called "Barron Von Zipper" from Melbourne. The main 'dude' is a mate of mine, calls himself "Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan". He actually hails from Perth originally (studied piano at uni there. Is there a Perth Con? If so, that's where he was). Anyway, I'd been promising him a day in the studio, so he brought him band in (3 piece) and away they went. There material is very 'Zappa' as you can hear. The general structure and direction of their tracks is rehearsed, but inside that it is pretty much improvised.
Anyway, they recorded about 8 songs in a live situation, did a couple of over-dubs (not much though), and then a couple of weeks later, Pugsley posted me some horn charts. I got a couple of mates in and we put the horns over the top.

Horns were recorded thus...
Alto & Tennor Sax - MXL V67M - Mindprint Di-Port - Digi001
Trumpet & Trombone - Beyer Opus83 - Mindprint Di-Port - DIGI001

Apart from a touch on Waves RenVerb, there's no processing on them at all. Being a freebie session, I wasn't prepared to get too fussy.

The guitar is an old knocked-around Fender Strat through a Musicman combo amp. He also had a bag full of the most amazing array of FX pedals I've ever seen in one place! He set up a new selection every track, so I couldn't keep up with what he had.


Glad you enjoyed the track. As you can imagine, they were fun to record.

Mark

Roy Howell 02-07-2003 09:22 PM

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That sounds like it would've been a blast, Mark. I produced a New Orleans jazz thing once, with trombone, trumpet, and clarinet all playing at once, totally ad lib, and it was great. I believe the engineer just put up two mikes in the room. One rehearsal, one take, and that was it. It was a pleasure how well it went.

da BaSsTaRd! 02-08-2003 09:35 PM

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here's one i started today. if anyone is interested in collaborating, i need vocals, or at least lyrics...

http://basstardz.dhs.org/scratch/dB-radikal.mp3

bi0force1 02-08-2003 09:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by da BaSsTaRd!:
here's one i started today. if anyone is interested in collaborating, i need vocals, or at least lyrics...

http://basstardz.dhs.org/scratch/dB-radikal.mp3

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">what type of lyrics are you looking for....like what subject? i'd be happy to help.

Roy Howell 02-08-2003 10:43 PM

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Sounds good, Brian...

Joz 02-08-2003 11:15 PM

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my latest
www.modernamusement.net/music/philadelphia.mp3

Aussie169 02-08-2003 11:38 PM

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Great job Brian. Pretty easy to pick your main instrument. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
I've got a couple of jobs on the go with Roy, but if you're still looking when they're done, I might give it a crack.

Mark

bi0force1 02-08-2003 11:47 PM

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joz, i am in awe of that song. it is what i personally like to hear.

i think the best trait was the guitar being distorted or on overdrive.....it adds so much to the piano and gives it that real ROCK sound i love.

its a great song that has a different sound from everything else here on the DUC. GOOD JOB [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Aussie169 02-09-2003 01:06 AM

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Hey Joz
That's a great track! Only a couple of suggestions...
The acoustic guitar at the start could come up a bit. The voice sounds a bit big in comparison.
At 24 secs there's a little jingly bit that makes me think there's some kind of rhythm thing coming in. So maybe get some shaker/hats thing happening through the second verse.
Also some of the elec guitar rhythm parts (especially the one panned hard left) is a bit quiet, to the point where it sounds wrong. To me it needs to come up or be left out.

All up it's a great track and is very commercial. Some excellent playing and singing. Keep it up.

Mark

da BaSsTaRd! 02-09-2003 05:53 AM

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awesome, joz. good job.

good: song, performance, recording, mix. there's only one thing missing. it sounds too good. you might want to throw 4 or 5 limiters on to get that "radio" sound... hehehe [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

soundsurfr 02-09-2003 06:28 AM

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Joz - Totally professional. Great performance, excellent songwriting, tight, well arranged, well recorded.

Congrats and best of luck.

FrankLP 02-09-2003 11:59 AM

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Joz - I liked the track...good melodies; several hooks to pick from; nice edge to end it out.

Cavet Your Eruptor 02-09-2003 01:58 PM

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Hi All!

Any advice, impressions, criticism, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

"Past Performance" is the newest song, but comments on the others are welcome!

www.mp3.com/cavetyoureruptor

Thanks!
CYE [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Voideco 02-09-2003 02:20 PM

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Joz....!
Shivers all over!
Good balance between instruments and voice. Not that much of of a professional comment from me but you touched the string. Hope to get productive myself again after a couple of months, like your song. Without any technical point of view; just the way it sounds to me is in one word: great! A good song with no false pretences! Downloaded it and added to my DUC-collection>
Voideco

Roy Howell 02-09-2003 03:09 PM

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Great job all the way around, Joz... [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Scoobster 02-09-2003 04:59 PM

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Outstanding Joz.

Nothing to add from me.

Joz 02-09-2003 06:08 PM

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If anyone cares...someone asked what I used for the vocal chain, and I posted alittle more then that in the treat "heres one more".

Joz

YOUNGMOESES 02-09-2003 06:31 PM

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www.zebox.com/youngmoe

the song is called ECHOES...and unlike someone said before THERE IS NO CURSING!!!

i'm the cat with the deep voice, i also produced this...turn down the bass tho' as this is a rough draft and i forgot to eq out the over-bass

bi0force1 02-09-2003 07:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by YOUNGMOESES:
www.zebox.com/youngmoe

the song is called ECHOES...and unlike someone said before THERE IS NO CURSING!!!

i'm the cat with the deep voice, i also produced this...turn down the bass tho' as this is a rough draft and i forgot to eq out the over-bass

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">F**KIN' A MAN, i dont usually like music like this but the first lyrics you hear sound awesome......my friend brian said it best when he said "it sounds like a broken record"......

i personally love, good job [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

stut5 02-09-2003 07:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by bjoneill74:
Here is one of my first Pro Tools mixes.
It's a demo of a tune from my band that we will actually start tracking the drums for in a few weeks.
I think there will be a few issues here.
1. I need to get a set of good monitors.
2. The drums were tracked to a Roland VS880 then dumped to a stereo mix and imported into PTLE
3. This music isn't your normal pop style stuff.

Any suggestions/comments are welcome.

http://weasel.doughmein.net/~lo cweb/music/dem0/countingsand.mp3

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I loved this tune.You guys rock.The only thing missing IMHO was a screaming solo(keys or guitar or both).You guys are bringing back a progressive sound with edge.If I were to play keys in a band again this is exactly what I would be interested in.Thanks really good stuff

bjoneill74 02-10-2003 06:07 AM

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stut5,

Thanks for the comments. Funny you mentioned the lack of a solo. We were talking about that the other day (lack of solos in the songs). So perhaps that will be addressed. We are supposed to start tracking for the entire CD soon.

soundsurfr 02-10-2003 08:50 AM

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YoungMoeses - Interesting track. Really cool work on the vocal effects. At the end, the track breaks down into that keyboard/drum thing that sounds too "Midi". If you can get the basic track to sound a little more "street", I think this would catch some attention.

Nice job.

Bjoneill - Progressive lives! Very cool song. The vocal seems a little too dry and out front compared to the rest of the track. Great BG vocal arrangements and chord work.

Love it. Good luck with the CD, and yeah, a solo might be nice.


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