Thanks for the feedback fellas. It really helps. Yep I gotta work on a few things still I think, not least pitch control and better enunciation. Perhaps was a tad too much power in this recording
. It was one of the first times I'd tried to record with a bit of compression switched on while tracking. I'm just using built in logic compressor and am leaning towards thinking I need to have light compression switched on as a matter of course now.
Joey: yep you are right about the double tracking. I do feel a bit compelled to double track as it tends to smooth out imperfections. I think you're right though that I perhaps need to spend more time trying to nail a single vocal and just bring in anything extra where needed. Though I didn't use it on this one I've done this a little with the free ADT plugin from (( vacuumsound ))
. I've used this ADT tape delay simulator on another cover with one quieter track panned hard left and right with the ADT and then with my best take louder in the center. That seems to work quite well and the doubling effect does not sound quite so obvious. been looking into the Apogee One and the Mackie blackjack as a way to improve my vocal chain. Built in preamps in my USB AT2020 are probably not the best and my Tascam US-122L is probably not much better when coupled with my non USB AT2020.
I like what you've done with City Folk so far, I've pre-ordered and downloaded the FLACs of the five you tracks you have up there on bandcamp. Keep up the good work dude!
British influence: well I did grow up about a mile away from Strawberry Fields. Haven't been back there for ages and was sad to hear that it closed down a few years back. I'll try and post a couple more cover tracks I've done soon for some more constructive criticism.