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What to do with this simple Acoustic Song
Old 31st January 2007
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What to do with this simple Acoustic Song

Hey,

This is a very simple recording with just acoustic guitar and vocals. As I have it now it is very raw sounding, kind of bright and airy.

I kinda like the feel of it so far, however I am not sure if this is something most people would like to listen to.

What kinds of things might make this mix sound better?

Should I keep with the raw sound or should I try and aim for something smoother, and more full?

Any opinions positive or negative are welcome!

www.illusionsequence.com/amselandjosephine.mp3 (open in a new tab and it will play)
Old 2nd February 2007
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anybody?

Anything at all?
Old 10th February 2007
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Hi Mafiso,

Nice folk/rock/country blend there. Your vocals should be more up front and present; I don't mind room sound in a recording, but you sound a little distant.

For building the arrangement a bit, after the first chorus a bass (stand up best, but electric would do) and a brushed share drum would definitely help this one 'walk' to the end.
If you feel you like it, some mandolin could add a little colour, or you could take it in a slightly different direction by having a soft electric guitar solo and then go back to the basics again.

See if some of this helps,
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