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Cain and Abel - studio demo
on: May 07, 2020, 15:22:13
Hi everyone,
Recorded a demo of our new song Cain and Abel with producer Marty Hailey from Metro 13 Music. Its rough a ready but let me know what you think!

https://soundcloud.com/jameswalter-150761382/cain-and-abel




Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 16:09:14
Very strong @Polestar !!!!!

This tune rocks!!!
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 11:29:21
Thanks Lenny!  ::e-guitar3::


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 14:55:55
I like thus theme a lot
I have annoying brothers.

Another great production
It Rocks out.
I've got a Cain song too.


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Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 08:31:48
Great rocker........the awesome title drew me in, and was / is not disappointed.
Excellent! 8)
Love the writing.......Performances are rocking! ::e-guitar3::
I Know The Truth By My Struggle Against It


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Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 11:03:29
Great guitar-pop song mate


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 10:05:51
Thanks for all the feedback guys, really appreciate it. I got this done in the studio and the one thing I'm disappointed about is the vocal. I nailed it in my home demo version, but somehow I sound gruff and angry in this version!! (Maybe I was having a bad day or forgot to have my morning coffee) I guess it fits the lyrics but it wasn't my intention : 0


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 10:52:21
This song few tweaks from being radio ready.  Love the vocal performance. If this is a demo I can't wait to hear the finished product. :pompom:


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 11:16:38
Thanks for feedback @CGHound - it was recorded in a home studio on Pro tools using  a mix of VST's and real guitars. It could certainly sound better done in a proper studio, but I don't have the money in my pocket quite yet! Which areas do you feel needs the most attention? Cheers  ::Rachel::


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Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 05:17:47
Thanks for feedback @CGHound - it was recorded in a home studio on Pro tools using  a mix of VST's and real guitars. It could certainly sound better done in a proper studio, but I don't have the money in my pocket quite yet! Which areas do you feel needs the most attention? Cheers  ::Rachel::

I think the mix is pretty good as it but it could bet better.  A great song with an adequate mix is better than a mediocre song and a great mix IMO. 

I get asked what guitars and pedals I use on my songs and all of them are done with plug ins.  I'm a bass player who plays guitars on my recordings and in spite of that I get compliments on my guitar tone. I use a Strat style Yamaha,  a Charvel and a Fender Telacoustic for the electric guitar work and I don't use a pick.

I listen to a lot of old blues recordings and they sound primitive and scratchy but they sound good. I like the sound and feel of them as much as I like the modern versions.  I guess it's the difference between a charcoal drawing and a painting from the high Renaissance. Some people may prefer the charcoal drawing. When you consider that the Beatles Sergeant Peppers was recorded on four tracks that Album IMO was one of the best on every level. What made great was good old fashioned talent at every level.

Think about doing some more mixes and asking folks what they like best.


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #10 on: May 18, 2020, 07:26:22
Thanks @CGHound appreciate your thoughts. I really like the sound of the old recordings too. music can be a bit soulless these days. too much over production and Cain is probably guilty of this! I’m listening to Cold Fact by Rodriguez and I love the simplicity of the recording and mix. Sounds like he mixed and recorded the song in his garden shed but it still sounds great. The songs I do at home are much cleaner and stripped down which in some ways I prefer to my studio recordings. I just can’t quite get the ‘radio ready’ sound at home. I only use an old laptop and a few VSTs!


Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 12:40:55
A very suggestive song, congratulations  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
When your improvable flaws start to really hit you, it's just time to get an oil portrait and then hang it over your fireplace or 8K television.


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Re: Cain and Abel - studio demo
Reply #12 on: May 21, 2020, 12:51:49
Thanks @Marcus Nalgaber  - not sure what I know what you mean by suggestive but I'll take it any way!




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