The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Post your "finished" demos here
Old 23rd August 2017
  #4801
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by not_so_new View Post
Me on live drums, bass, guitar, and electric piano. Also did a bunch of synth programming.....

https://youtu.be/0rFMSKZwASY
I really like your stuff. Let me know if you'd like some lyrics and/or vocals doing sometime, male or female.
Old 23rd August 2017
  #4802
Deadly Weather

Thought I was finished with this one a while back, but recently got a Realistic Moog MG-1 and it turned out to be the missing element!

Hope someone here enjoys:

https://goldendeathmusic.bandcamp.co...deadly-weather

If anyone is interested, the drums are Addictive Drums 2, the Rhodes is from Addictive Keys, and everything else is a real instrument (electric guitar, clarinet, and a Moog MG-1). DAW is Reaper and interface is a Tascam UH-7000.
Old 23rd August 2017
  #4803
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldendeathmusic View Post
Thought I was finished with this one a while back, but recently got a Realistic Moog MG-1 and it turned out to be the missing element!

Hope someone here enjoys:

https://goldendeathmusic.bandcamp.co...deadly-weather

If anyone is interested, the drums are Addictive Drums 2, the Rhodes is from Addictive Keys, and everything else is a real instrument (electric guitar, clarinet, and a Moog MG-1). DAW is Reaper and interface is a Tascam UH-7000.
Great track, like your style. I can't imagine that track without the Moog, so I'd say it was the missing element! Good stuff.
Old 23rd August 2017
  #4804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Funk View Post
Great track, like your style. I can't imagine that track without the Moog, so I'd say it was the missing element! Good stuff.
Thanks so much, Mr. Funk! Yeah, it's really simple but I love this little keyboard. Good for all kinds of stuff.
Old 24th August 2017
  #4805
Here for the gear
 

Rainbow & Clouds - Wonder Girl

This is music about amazing girl

https://soundcloud.com/pumping-ace/r...ds-wonder-girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj4f74h_jmI
Old 24th August 2017
  #4806
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldendeathmusic View Post
Thanks so much, Mr. Funk! Yeah, it's really simple but I love this little keyboard. Good for all kinds of stuff.
Little, but still sell for quite a sum!
Old 26th August 2017
  #4807
Here for the gear
"East Coast" Demo

Here's a track I finished yesterday, thoughts?
Old 28th August 2017
  #4808
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldendeathmusic View Post
Thought I was finished with this one a while back, but recently got a Realistic Moog MG-1 and it turned out to be the missing element!

Hope someone here enjoys:

https://goldendeathmusic.bandcamp.co...deadly-weather

If anyone is interested, the drums are Addictive Drums 2, the Rhodes is from Addictive Keys, and everything else is a real instrument (electric guitar, clarinet, and a Moog MG-1). DAW is Reaper and interface is a Tascam UH-7000.
If it were my track, I'd add a little more punch to the drums.
Old 28th August 2017
  #4809
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Wow, My Sh** just got totally ignored. I guess I should go elsewhere.
Old 28th August 2017
  #4810
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovemode View Post
https://soundcloud.com/djtorchmusic/...edc-release-epHi, The name of the Track is called "Cliche'. It's an eclectic mix of R&B and Techno. My question is about the Lyrics. Do the have enough substance to release or do they need more depth. I've heard some pretty shallow songs but I understand that lyrics have to be judged in context.

thanks
I'd say the lyrics are fine for the genre. I don't mean to be ingenuous to the genre etc, but simple, cliche lyrics seem pretty standard. It's almost prefered as they are easy to remember when singing along on the dance floor or in the car etc.

However, there is no reason you couldn't write new, deeper lyrics or simply alter the ones you have with just a few more unexpected rhymes here and there?
Old 28th August 2017
  #4811
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovemode View Post
If it were my track, I'd add a little more punch to the drums.
Any tips on how to do so? Compression? I'm using Addictive Drums 2 which already have the drums kind of pre-mixed, but I usually add some mild compression and tape saturation (magnetic) on top.
Old 28th August 2017
  #4812
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by goldendeathmusic View Post
Any tips on how to do so? Compression? I'm using Addictive Drums 2 which already have the drums kind of pre-mixed, but I usually add some mild compression and tape saturation (magnetic) on top.
I'd tastefully compress and maybe use a touch of saturation on the snare and then play with a transient shaper if needed.
Old 29th August 2017
  #4813
Gear Head
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovemode View Post
https://soundcloud.com/djtorchmusic/...edc-release-epHi, The name of the Track is called "Cliche'. It's an eclectic mix of R&B and Techno. My question is about the Lyrics. Do the have enough substance to release or do they need more depth. I've heard some pretty shallow songs but I understand that lyrics have to be judged in context.

thanks
In context of your song it's fine I think, it's quite an eccentric pop track you got there hah. I don't really like the word cliche itself to be honest though, just has an ugly sound (k-sh) for something that's used as a chorus IMHO.
Old 29th August 2017
  #4814
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vityaz View Post
In context of your song it's fine I think, it's quite an eccentric pop track you got there hah. I don't really like the word cliche itself to be honest though, just has an ugly sound (k-sh) for something that's used as a chorus IMHO.
Thanks for your input. I can see "Cliche' rubbing on someone's nerves if they keep hearing it. It's one of those "crispy" words lol
Old 29th August 2017
  #4815
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Funk View Post
I'd say the lyrics are fine for the genre. I don't mean to be ingenuous to the genre etc, but simple, cliche lyrics seem pretty standard. It's almost prefered as they are easy to remember when singing along on the dance floor or in the car etc.

However, there is no reason you couldn't write new, deeper lyrics or simply alter the ones you have with just a few more unexpected rhymes here and there?
Thanks for the input. Maybe I'll try playing around with the lyrics and see if anything more substantial comes to mind.
Old 29th August 2017
  #4816
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic audio View Post
A song a about those summerdays when you felt like kings of the summer!

I like the track. If it was me, I'd going into the chorus a little harder. Just before the chorus, I'd make it seem like there's a pause so there's a bit of anticipation.
Old 29th August 2017
  #4817
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovemode View Post
Thanks for the input. Maybe I'll try playing around with the lyrics and see if anything more substantial comes to mind.
Yeah, when I'm not in love with the lyrics I've written for a song, I tend to just pick out the bits that bother me the most and just replace those bits and that usually does enough to make them acceptable.

One thing I try to avoid when writing lyrics are things that will date the song. So in stead of trying to be "modern" and saying "I sent you a tweet" I would simply say "I sent you a message", as we will always send messages in some form but sending Tweets may seem "so 2017" in a few years, if you know what i mean. Same with slang, I tend to use words that are established and although are not the "latest thing the kids are saying", they are still words the kids will accept, like "cool" for instance.
Old 29th August 2017
  #4818
Lives for gear
 
smoovemode's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Funk View Post
Yeah, when I'm not in love with the lyrics I've written for a song, I tend to just pick out the bits that bother me the most and just replace those bits and that usually does enough to make them acceptable.

One thing I try to avoid when writing lyrics are things that will date the song. So in stead of trying to be "modern" and saying "I sent you a tweet" I would simply say "I sent you a message", as we will always send messages in some form but sending Tweets may seem "so 2017" in a few years, if you know what i mean. Same with slang, I tend to use words that are established and although are not the "latest thing the kids are saying", they are still words the kids will accept, like "cool" for instance.
That's great advice! I have another song where the singer/ghostwriter did well but she was a bit too predictable and repetitive for me. I don't have a problem with either in this case it sounds a little too robotic even though its' an emotional track. I'm tempted to use a formant plugin on it and make it sound like a Future Bass" vocal since that's all about repetition. Also, if this was the chorus, it would be cool too, but it's not. It's sort of the pivotal part of the song as far as the vocals go and leaves me with the feeling of, "That's all?"
Old 29th August 2017
  #4819
Gear Nut
Thanks. It makes me happy
Old 30th August 2017
  #4820
Gear Addict
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovemode View Post
I like the track. If it was me, I'd going into the chorus a little harder. Just before the chorus, I'd make it seem like there's a pause so there's a bit of anticipation.
Yeah maybe you're right, cheers :-)
Old 3rd September 2017
  #4821
Here for the gear
 
MarkRichardson's Avatar
 

A Dogs Flea...Need a bassline? Or maybe the bin hahaha

re "A Dogs Flea".... Hey guys any chance of some feedback here? Vocal I used a u87 double tracked and yeah its a bit loose but I reckon it fits the genre. I guess the genre is blues in particular something you might have heard in 50s Chicago? Piano, drums and vocal. Piano is the Stienway patch outta Logic and the drums are the Logic studio heavy played on keyboard. Feel like flaming? Flame away as long as its constructive. 40 years playing covers I can take it but it's time to throw my hat in the ring with some originals. Cheers from down under.https://youtu.be/S1jrA8yksEI

Last edited by MarkRichardson; 3rd September 2017 at 05:30 AM.. Reason: screwed up the link
Old 4th September 2017
  #4822
Lives for gear
 
Unclenny's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkRichardson View Post
re "A Dogs Flea".... .https://youtu.be/S1jrA8yksEI
I was stopping by to post something I just finished but I'm glad I ran into this tune instead. I like it....it's real and raw and rollicking.

Old 4th September 2017
  #4823
Lives for gear
 
Unclenny's Avatar
And then there's this odd lament about writer's block......

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13624163
Old 4th September 2017
  #4824
Lives for gear
 
dc_r's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by samsykes View Post
Here's a track I finished yesterday, thoughts?
Sounds cool!

I would have drums come in much sooner and would also add rhythm guitar and bass guitar parts (and maybe one or two more parts) to fill up the backing a bit.

How did you record the strings?
Old 4th September 2017
  #4825
Lives for gear
 
dc_r's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by not_so_new View Post
Me on live drums, bass, guitar, and electric piano. Also did a bunch of synth programming.....

https://youtu.be/0rFMSKZwASY
Sounds very good!

How was bass recorded and mixed?
Old 5th September 2017
  #4826
"Finished" Mix pre-automation

This is balanced, eq'd and drizzled with a lot of too much of everything. But would appreciate feedback before I really eff 'er up with my automation passes. Any and all commentary is welcome. FOREWARNING - naughty, explicit word involved at beginning. Many thanks in advance.
Wheels
Attached Files
Old 5th September 2017
  #4827
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unclenny View Post
And then there's this odd lament about writer's block......

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13624163
I don't see anything "odd" about it, unless you mean the voices effect in the beginning, which worked well. Really nice, very bright clean sound. I may be looking you up for tips on gear/mixing.
Old 5th September 2017
  #4828
Lives for gear
 
foxwaves's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unclenny View Post
And then there's this odd lament about writer's block......

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13624163
Very nice, Unclenny. Yours always are good; sure like the way you let the guitar ring and decay at the end. So...you hear voices too? We thought so! haha
Old 5th September 2017
  #4829
Gear Head
 
ccouch7's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unclenny View Post
And then there's this odd lament about writer's block......

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13624163
Very nice Unclenny, I really like it! Actually I really like alot of your songs that I've heard on here.
Also the mix sounds great to me.
Old 5th September 2017
  #4830
Been a long time. A snippet again. I find there's something wrong with the vocals in some parts... can't pinpoint it. Any advice appreciated. Thanks!
https://youtu.be/7hbJsEsH4xQ
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump