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Songs for review / Re: sweet by Harriet
« Last post by Leonard Scaper on Today at 01:12:28 »
What a great hook line! Another good tune from you. It does start a bit abruptly but I LOVE how you end it hanging on the "t" of sweet like that.

I really like the little vocal thing you threw in there at around 1:50.
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Live performances / Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me (Live)
« Last post by Leonard Scaper on Today at 01:02:34 »
@Bill from November Sound .....I'm glad you gave this one a listen. I don't do live stuff like this very often.....definitely going to do more as I look through the back pages of my catalog.

@Jurgen ........thanks to you for checking this one out as well. Thanks for that about the balance. I don't often go to two microphones but this recording had a good feel to it.

 :) :) :)

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Live performances / Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me (Live)
« Last post by Jurgen on Today at 00:38:55 »
Very nice @Leonard Scaper

You've captured a really strong performance.

It all sounds clear and balanced.

Great job!

cheers
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Live performances / Re: Live radio interview and session
« Last post by Jurgen on Today at 00:21:42 »
Hi @realkevm

Great interview and opportunity for you.

You come across well and sound relaxed being interviewed.

Nice to see you getting some exposure in your home town.

cheers
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Songs for review / Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
« Last post by oorlab on Yesterday at 23:02:30 »
@Pleudoniem - cool choral effect indeed. You could sing it a 'terts' / third  / higher for even more choir effects. The drums exactly on that spot shouldn't really be playing a tom roll  or breakbeat.
But that's a detail. All in all a top song! Worthy of broader aiprlay.
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Songs for review / Re: sweet by Harriet
« Last post by Pleudoniem on Yesterday at 22:44:24 »
@harriettornqvist @oorlab Yes, agree with Oorlab's idea for the title.
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Songs for review / Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
« Last post by oorlab on Yesterday at 22:38:23 »
@Pleudoniem
will listen asap.
A drum pattern - can you edit that, or is it in the mix 'as is'...?
if you have it as Midi in your DAW you could use the little gum pointer to prune the busiest parts...

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The kitchen café / Re: How people listen today?
« Last post by Jurgen on Yesterday at 22:35:52 »
Great topic @Bill from November Sound

There's so much choice these days re: how we listen to music.

As an older listener - I got lazy and just used streaming - either google music or BBC radio shows.

But after 25 years of having all my old records in storage, I setup my record player and realised what I've been missing. I also realised that my LP collection (like a lot of people) stopped in the last 80s when CDs came out.

I've been adding new records from new music that I like - it's not cheap here in Australia - approx 40 dollars for an album. A lot of my old records still have original price stickers on there, and I got some great LPs for 1 to 2 pounds 40 odd years ago!

But to me it's worth it - I listen to whole albums now instead of picking and choosing tracks and the sound is so much fuller and richer.

I digress though...

I don't think it's possible to mix a song for all devices.

When the band I was in did a "proper" CD and had it mastered professionally, we actually got two sets of masters back. One for the CD manufacturer and one for online streaming.

If we wanted to vinyl we would have needed a third set of masters as that's different again.

Apparently Spotify and iTunes even have different requirements for their masters.

So I think the mastering depends on where you think your listens will come from.

Was it Neil Young who tried to come up with his own digital format and player as he was fed up with all that work and thought that he and other artists spend to get the sound they want, only for it to be lost by streaming?

If we think that listeners will listen on phones or cheap headphones, then do we need to mix/master on those devices to check them?

For me, as an amateur who'll never get a lot of listeners it's not really relevant and my focus these days is on the live sound. But it's a really interesting topic.

cheers
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Songs for review / Re: Possibly THIS is what I meant after all...
« Last post by Pleudoniem on Yesterday at 22:33:39 »
@oorlab It's a funky drummer pattern, that is always busy  :-\. I've added an extra background choir now. Is that what you were thinking of?
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Songs for review / Re: The tinkle of money
« Last post by oorlab on Yesterday at 21:55:41 »
Thanks @Chris Spruit  - I will check the backing vocals - and move them a bit in the surrounding soundscape.
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