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soundsurfr 01-08-2003 10:05 AM

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Roy - Nice. It's like Yes jamming with Jeff Beck. Is that a Strat I hear? Sounds like a really shiny one. ;-)

BillytheKid - Nice sound on the hip-hop. Vocals sound really smoove. Good mix.

NoviceDollars - Cool mix on the hip-hop stuff. On your acoustic song, the lead vocal sounds good, but the background vocals are a little pitchy. I used to have that problem a lot. Have you tried doubling the background vocals?

Tomy - Big production there, bro. Reminds me of Talk Talk, with really cool percussion ideas going on. Good vocal effect too.

DB - Maxin' out the sequencer. A fine tribute to MIDI.

Lotsa good stuff, everybody.

Roy Howell 01-08-2003 11:17 AM

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Thanks ssurfr/Greg...how've you been? I hope you guys had a great holiday season, and I want us to finally work together soon, OK? I will email you soon, too... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Aussie169,
I am seriously gonna take you up on working together. The 'Wicked' thing above was just an experimental piece, using nothing but free samples I've found... I was just playing on the side, and wouldn't consider it as anything else really, BUT I have a couple of 'song' songs(needing vocals) that I would love to collaborate on, and I will follow up with you on that ASAP. As I've said, I really admire the vocal work you achieve, and may be able to place whatever we come up with. Please email me when you can (address above) so I'll have yours again too (lost it while switching OS's I think). Thanks [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ~Roy

NoviceDollars 01-08-2003 01:11 PM

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bi0force1,Gene Backlin - Thanks much for listening.

DDP - thanks for the percussion suggestion. I'm gonna try it with a djembe.

soundsurfr - what's 'pitchy' mean? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Man, those high notes are NOT my forte. (high by my standards) The vocals came out sort of labored, and I liked the effect. Generally, when my singer-songwriter hat is on, i don't like to fuss too much. Raw is better for my tastes. You can try , but you can't polish this voice or the face it bellows from! Anyhow, I have to pan the harmonies a bit too, everything's dead center at the moment.

OK guys so i've got some catching up to do now. i've made my DUC artists subfolder in My music. Here goes...

Aussie169 01-08-2003 01:14 PM

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Gene
The page and link shoud work. I just tried it from my work computer and downloaded straight away. Right click on the words "All Alone" and then "Save Target As" and you should get it.

Mark

soundsurfr 01-08-2003 06:27 PM

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Quote:

soundsurfr - what's 'pitchy' mean?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sorry, it's producer lingo for *slightly out of tune* - just enough to make a really anal producer scrunch his eyebrows and ask for another take. I realize the high notes are at the top of your range. The technique I was suggesting - doubling - involves recording a second part, identical to the first, trying to nail all the inflections and syllables exactly. For a singer who's just slightly and only sporadically out of tune, ut tends to smooth out the pitch issues pretty well. I usually pan the the two takes pretty hard left and right.

Roy - Had a great holiday, thanks, and I hope you did the same. Been really busy on the TV music stuff - still crankin', lotsa work. Worked on my first prime time network television special which aired last week - very exciting.

By the way, I've done a little more work on that song I wanted to collaborate with you on. I'm going to also ask Paul Curtiz if he wants to sing it (Paul - you out there?) - I think his stuff is great. Talk to you via e-mail this week.

By the way - have you folks seen this?:

http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/morford/

Beware, the future is upon us.

Rational Punk 01-08-2003 06:36 PM

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Hey all, first time in quite a while I've been able to stop in for any length of time and check out this thread...quite a great wealth of new stuff posted here in the interim! I just checked out the synth-oriented tracks from da Basstard and Tomy...nice work! "Beautiful Day" really envelops you.

I've also updated my site with an initial mix posted for a recently-completed song, "Reality 101." This will likely be the last update until the CD is actually finished. Stop by if you get the chance, and keep up the great work everybody...there are a lot of new MP3s I still need to listen to on here! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Captain_Pants 01-08-2003 06:44 PM

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Quote:

see i heard "egyptian" guitar in the intro of bens song
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey, you said James Bond!!!
[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

DDP, Thanks!
=-Ben

Calvin 01-08-2003 10:11 PM

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Hey guys,
I know that I don't ever have anything to post because I just don't have the stuff to do much recording. So I thought I would take the opportunity that badperson gave us to use his recording and just do your own mix. I thought I would post it here as well. I hope you guys enjoy.

DUC Groove - Heart Throb Style

bi0force1 01-09-2003 03:23 AM

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yea, the rythm guitar is definatly a james bond sound (my older brother said the same thing when he heard it) but the strings part sounds egyptian. the rest of the song sounds like robbie the robot on crack "DANGER,DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!! = for the last lie i'll fix you...."

neatguys 01-09-2003 04:37 AM

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OK hears my new one. Its called "above the clouds."
All guitars are my j station. Probably needs a remix through real monitors.

http://basstardz.dhs.org/duc/duc_music/neatguys/

Thanks to Dabasstard for posting this on his site for me once again!

NoviceDollars 01-09-2003 06:52 AM

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ROY - Nice juxtaposition on She's a Little Wicked. The smooth and the mechanical. I liked it.

GENE - Canyon was cool. What synth are you using with that portamento effect? Sounds like a real analog. A very 3-D track.

DDP - I liked 'Carpenter.' Great drums going on there. Question, are you in that photo on the first page of your site. Thats quite a crowd. Looks like fun. I'm curious what type of gig it was (i.e., festival or something.)

FABPAB - Liked yours, too. Very crisp, able playing. Great acoustic intro, by the way. Question, why is it called 'drunk'? What guitars are you using?

kirk95 01-09-2003 08:13 AM

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Here are my latest tunes....Please give a listen.

All recorded using Digi 001. All music, instruments, production, and vocals by me....

MP3 here:
http://www.dhenderson.com/index2.htm

Streaming here:
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/261/...henderson.html

Enjoy [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

DDP 01-09-2003 07:24 PM

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novicedollars- thanks for checking out "carpenter", kind of a different style then i usually do. my friends think i've lost it [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

i'm the fat guy, stage right. the festival is "hempfest". a yearly gathering in seattle on the water front. basically 100,000 stoned people stumbling through the park pretending to make a political statement, but continually forgetting what that statement is. people lighting up in front of cops, everyone sharing their dope(some with cops). i'm not a user, but a couple guys in the band where in heaven! to each their own man [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

there's a funny story behind the picture, but i'm laughing to myself about that for now......

badperson 01-10-2003 03:32 AM

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this is a mix of the latest thing I've been working on. should have some more this weekend. Would love feedback, don't worry about being too harsh, come down on me!

The song is "Picture."

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/4/ja...nburgmusic.htm

Aussie169 01-10-2003 05:03 AM

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kirk95

Just had a listen to "Down On The Ground". Man that's a long listen!!
Some very nice guitar playing there.
Couple of things that jumped out at me.... There's a tom sound that booms and is a bit annoying (but then I'm listening on Beyer DT770's which are a bit bass heavy. Also, there was a couple of occasions n the vocals where it sounds like there's a punch-in or an edit that doesn't quite line up.

Overall, a nice track. I enjoyed it.

Roy.... Just listening to "She's A Little Wicked" again. Man, that panning part is weird in the cans after a few Friday night ales! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Mark

Aussie169 01-10-2003 05:16 AM

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badperson - "Big Picture"
Some nice ideas there and some good playing.
Would like to hear it in more than 96Kbps. This makes it sound dull because it chops off too many highs. I always encode my MP3s at least at 128.
Keep up the good work

Mark

badperson 01-10-2003 05:34 AM

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thanks, I made another mp3, and you're right, it sounds a lot better. I think I might retrack this this weekend. I'll post it here if I do.

later

bp

Aussie169 01-10-2003 06:32 AM

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Folks
If you want to hear something totally different, goto my page and download the second of the two tracks.
A friend brought his band to my stdio and we did a "live" take and then put horns over the top.
It's very "Zappa"
Enjoy

Mark [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

GORILLA 01-10-2003 11:49 AM

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There's just TONS of killer stuff here. Thanks for the comments on LUMINOL. This topic is like a drug.........GIMME MORE... GIMME MORE!!!!!!!!!! NOW!

neatguys 01-10-2003 08:08 PM

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Ok I am behind on these tunes so I spent tonight listening from a few pages back.

DDP cool stuff!I liked the vocal on uncle salty's cabin.Fun solo section!

Roy she wild is sweet.I like the reverse stuff.Cool vowel effect on the guitar.

Jamacain rain cool echo stuff!Nice finger picken(sound like an alternate tuning)

Bioforce 1 I got a beatles vibe right away off version of girl of my dreams.I mean that in a good way!Cool tune! Catchy!

Bill the kid I dug Ghetto!Cool bass and backups and vocal stuff!Nice mix!

Gene backlin I checked out sunset.Nice guitar orchestration!I will get back to your other stuff.

Dabasstard 100 % midi is so good!I love the filter thing goin on.Gotta love that bubbly gurgle!
I never realized the potential of midi until I watched the digi 001 dvd and saw the light.
I always thought it was to switch my guitar effects only!

Novice dollars.Is that a sampled guitar?

Fabpab Cool z tuned tight crunch!Nice heavy sound!Home or studio?

Roy howell Shes a little wicked is great.I like arppegiatted thing goin on on the keys.
You could sell that to the tubes if they were still together!Awesome percussion!Great mix as always.

Tomy Declerque Checked out Beautiful day. Cool british pop thing goin on there.

Ratfinko cool to hear a live band sound.Is it live?

Captain pants. My nice minor key techno.Dug the vocodor thing on the vocals.
I would love to hear this on the way home from work on th radio!

Novice dollars Nice tune!!The backups are cool!WishI could sing.
I'd love to wank an acoustic lead on that!Ambitious backups!

Gene backlin Cool echo stuff,I understand your madness!

Kirk 95 Checked The Real deal.Nice guitar work and tone!
I hear those tubes cookin!!Great chops!

Ok I am tired .Now i am caught up!

NoviceDollars 01-10-2003 08:35 PM

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neatguys - which song?

bey12 01-10-2003 08:37 PM

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Shangri-La

Same title as the Kinks, sounds nothing like 'em. Some hard earned dissonant rock with catchy melodies. Is it hard, is it soft, is it pop, is it crap?

Shangri-La

Help! I'd love some feedback on the mixing and production.

http://www.sircuss.com/shangrila.htm

If you're in Los Angeles, give a shout!

Aussie169 01-10-2003 08:53 PM

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Neatguys
Just heard "'bove the clouds".
Very Brian May.... I'm a big fan of his so you've won me.
Nice job

Mark

neatguys 01-10-2003 08:59 PM

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Hey Novice dollars it was the suicide tune. I liked the tune.I would like like to do some rap stuff someday myself (not the vocs cause I suck) The backing tracks would be fun!

Thanks Aussie 169 I am a brian May fan myself.Gotta love his tone!

Aussie169 01-10-2003 09:15 PM

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Bey12

Catchy tune and worth persisting with.
Mix sounds a little muddy to me, like you need to do some eq type thinning out in the guitar tracks. Try to keep the mix open and let it breath. What mic and preamp are you using for vocals? They sound a bit on the flat side (tone, not tuning), almost like you're using a dynamic.

Keep it up.
Mark

Disclaimer: My opinions only.... I'm far from a pro [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Roy Howell 01-10-2003 09:17 PM

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This piece started while editing some Harley Davidson samples into percussion...a Harley motor is a very percussive machine... [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

'Burn'
http://basstardz.dhs.org/roy/mp3/D._Burn.mp3

NoviceDollars 01-10-2003 10:20 PM

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neatguys - technically, i guess you could say its a sample, of myself. played through some of the track on acoustic guitar and then found a bit i liked and looped it.

rap can be fun. i personally don't get on the mic either, except in the background, or if a sung chorus is needed. that project was feeling innovative for a while but its very hard to reproduce live on stage (the vocalist on suicide and I aren't agreeing on how to assemble this live). So I'm putting together a band ready for another attempt at a deal with some more rock oriented material.

thanks for listening.

bi0force1 01-10-2003 10:41 PM

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i was gonna do a rap song a few weeks back but once i laid down the drums and guitar i though i would "talk sing" the voxals instead of rap....i still wanna do a rap though, maybe i'll work w/ ben on it [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

i posted the song (at the top of this page) and even though i dont like it, my friends and family seem to enjoy it so....

Roy Howell 01-10-2003 11:16 PM

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neatguys, Novice Dollars, Aussie, and Gene...
Thanks for listening to 'Wicked'...

neatguys,
I finally got to listen to 'Above the Clouds' and I really enjoyed it. The guitar is well played, and I especially like the sound in the 'clean' part of the solo...very nice indeed... thanks, Roy

still listening to others... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Aussie169 01-11-2003 04:45 AM

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Roy
Burn really does...........burn that is. Great title.
Love the energy, really zooms along.
Mark

NoviceDollars 01-11-2003 05:55 AM

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bi0force1 - i just checked out 'girl of my dreams version 2'.

its so freakin' raw, its great. i mean, i loved it. and the embeleshments (extra/lead guitar tracks) didn't spoil that feel at all, like they sometimes can.

i don't know how you'd rap to that particular tempo - you'd either have to go really really fast or really slow (basically, in time or double-time).

a lot of rap songs fall around the 90beats/minute mark. but good luck. if i can be of any assistance, let me know.

sean.

badperson 01-11-2003 06:15 AM

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okay, I don't mean to sound **needy**, but I noticed when I post things, I get very little feedback. Is it a lack of personality, or is soundclick.com a headache to download things from?

bp

fabpab 01-11-2003 07:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by NoviceDollars:
ROY - Nice juxtaposition on She's a Little Wicked. The smooth and the mechanical. I liked it.

GENE - Canyon was cool. What synth are you using with that portamento effect? Sounds like a real analog. A very 3-D track.

DDP - I liked 'Carpenter.' Great drums going on there. Question, are you in that photo on the first page of your site. Thats quite a crowd. Looks like fun. I'm curious what type of gig it was (i.e., festival or something.)

FABPAB - Liked yours, too. Very crisp, able playing. Great acoustic intro, by the way. Question, why is it called 'drunk'? What guitars are you using?

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey.. thanks for listening! hmm were do i start... it was recorded in a small studio with PT mix Hardware.. and mixed on a my 001...
I used crappy 80 quid acustic guitar and a 200 quid Peavey preditor through a Line 6 POD. (Love it and will get the XT sum point)
Err... Bass is just DI-ed...
thanx again
[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

bi0force1 01-11-2003 07:34 AM

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BP- usually i notice that theres not alot of responses to people w/ mp3.com pages (or one similar to them) cause people dont like typing in all thier info (state,city,addy,ect...) over and over again.

i personally dont sign up to hear the music. ben (capt. pants) has an mp3 page that im sick of going to so i just have him send me his songs via instant messenger.

if you know how to do it, i suggest putting your songs on a free website like angelfire or geocities they have enough room on a free page to hold 4 or 5 songs w/o wanting to charge you for the space.

sorry to be a pain in the ass about this but i hate getting the 90 email that get sent to me when i sign up for crap on other websites.

Roy Howell 01-11-2003 11:04 AM

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badperson,
I listened to 'Picture'(finally, and I apologize). Interesting concept you've got going on there... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I like the slide part you're doing, and how you've placed it. Nice job.

Thanks, Roy

Captain_Pants 01-11-2003 03:12 PM

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Neatguys, thanks for the listen. I appreciate it. I am with you when I say: "I would like to hear it on the radio as well". [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] But, I dont think thats gunna happen anytime soon. hehe..

Thanks again, I appreciate it!
=-CP.

bey12 01-11-2003 04:02 PM

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Aussie169 thanks for the reply to http://www.sircuss.com/shangrila.htm

The mic I'm using is a Neumann TLM 103 Diaphram mic through the digi 001 mic input 1. I think it's a good mic, maybe I'm not eqing or recording the vocals optimumly?
What About the mix being a bit muddy and the guitars needing eq to let the mix breathe: Do you think the bass is too bassy and needs to be lower (volume) and a little more trebley to define it and the rhythm guitars a bit more defined instead of muddy? Or do you mean the trebly lead? Also there is an acoustic guitar which is up in the mix but hard to hear. That might be muddying it too.
I appreciate the linput tremendously!
Anyone else?
[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

bey12 01-11-2003 04:56 PM

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Aussie169 - All Alone - I see what you mean by letting the mix breathe. Nice acoustic underneath, sweet backing vocals, nice military drums during the ending. "Zappa Tune" sounds like Jazz meets Cream. Nice quiet middle.

Neatguys - what's a J station? Wow, it hits my brain in the exact right place. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Roy - Burn - Very original down and dirty sound. Sounds like you had a lot of fun creating it, love the engine motif, it definately moves. She a little wicked reminds me of something that could have been in "Toys" and both songs have a little nod to Oingo Boingo Are they both all midi? [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Gene - Love the layering of guitars on Dreams and the fiddle to crunch guitar on Snowfall. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

da BaSsTaRd - nice midi b-day tune, check ya back for another one on the 25th.

fabpab - A bit progressive/heavier than I usually like. But I did enjoy most of Pain is Joy more than drunk, probably cause there's vocals. Really nice production. Voice has a touch of Bowie to it, but sound is decidedly darker.

Tomy DeClerque - How do you get that effect on vocals (I'm pretty novice). I like it, although my tastes in dance are usually less acidy on the drums.

wwww.sircuss.com

Aussie169 01-11-2003 05:43 PM

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bey12

WOW, if you're using TLM103 you should be getting a much more open sound than you are.
OK, I'm now guessing that your main problem is your monitoring setup. That would also explain the muddy mix. What are you using for monitors? I'm guessing that they are a bit too bright and you are pulling highs out to compensate?
How much adjusting of EQ are you doing to get it to sound "right" in your speakers? You really shouldn't have to do much at all. And remeber that when you do EQ, subtractive is better than adding.
A good test is to rip a track off a commercial CD that you know well, import it into ProTools and see how it sounds in your recording environment. And that is how your mixes need to sound.

There is one very reasonably priced piece of equipment I bought for my 001. It's a dual mic preamp with digital outs, and the ADA converters are heaps better than in the DIGI. It immediately opened up the top end of my recordings. I try to track everything I can through it. It's the Mindprint DI-Port. Check it out, it's well worth its small price.

Mark

Aussie169 01-11-2003 05:47 PM

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Hey Roy
Swiftly heading towards 1500 posts in this thread!
Does anyone know of a longer thread anywhere?


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