• Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
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Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
on: July 01, 2018, 13:21:03
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 15:04:30 by Leonard Scaper »
This is a cover of @Zedd's powerful and emotive song "Master Of Perfection" When I first heard this tune I was struck by how much emotion and strength she had packed into this piano and vocal production. I have tried to stay true to that simple format....but with a slight twist.

Here is a link to her original thread where you'll find her lyrics. I strongly urge you to listen to her original first.

https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songs-for-review/2/master-of-perfection/3956/msg43465#msg43465

Any ideas as to how I can make my own effort better will be appreciated.

Master Of Perfection
https://soundcloud.com/leonardscaper/master-of-perfection-1
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"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 17:22:11
oh yes...@Zedd and @Leonard Scaper what a beautiful song and lyrics, and what a beautiful performance and cover version @Leonard Scaper
yourvoice is great, and great for this song @Leonard Scaper in my opinion


this makes me wonder how this would sound when your voices would be mixed together... ::) ::) ::)

as for pointers to improve this further.....i don't know @Leonard Scaper ...but perhaps some more 'glue', some more drops of reverb?....but i always put too much reverb on everything, even on my sandwiches...(oh, that's mayonaise...), perhaps some long and deep bass notes, the root notes of the chords coming in to give the mix more foundation?

it is a pleasure to listen to this  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 17:48:16
Wow! ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

The reversion is a stroke of genius! @Zedd and @Leonard Scaper you should team up and release the two versions as a double A-side. I'm serious...!

I've loved the original from the day I first heard it, and this new view from the other side complements it perfectly. It's impossible to tell which one I like better, they're both so beautiful. But anyway, this challenge is not about making a song better, but to look at it in a different light...
You sooo nailed it! ::thumb::

Cheers,
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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 17:57:09
@Mark Luto .....  :) :) :) :) :)

Serious thanks for that. This song is the strength here, though. Period.

@Dutchbeat ....I am chuckling because the very last thing I did on this mix was to gently pull down all the reverb and delay send on the vocals.  ;D That vocal track has a short room and a long plate as well as a short stereo delay. The plate and the delay are automated to sneak up for certain phrases.  8)


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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 18:11:46
...but i always put too much reverb on everything, even on my sandwiches...
;D ;D ;D


Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 18:47:14
This song suites you, very good choice and cover  @Leonard Scaper


Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 20:41:54
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 08:11:50 by BLACK MIRROR »
wow! Amazing. Love both songs... @Leonard Scaper you have a very special voice, it would be great to listen the mix of your two voices harmonizing.
Great cover, exact, and a great translation from piano to the guitar and interpretation in the vocals too.
if you allow me, I suggest the same as in the other post regarding the bass, I think it lacks thickness in the low frequencies.
It is a really nice song.
:)
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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 21:53:37
@Vince ....thanks for that. This song does fit me well.

@BLACK MIRROR ......Thank you for those kind words but even more for listening critically to the bass again. I was hoping you or @M57 would swing by and do just that. Since that last tune I am mixing on new headphones and I was being a bit cautious with bringing the bass guitar up too much. I just did add some bottom and now, of course I worry that I did too much.  ;)


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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 23:37:46
Hey @Leonard Scaper - just popping in to say I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this.. I was wondering how you'd handle the her/him element - beautifully done! It really is a lovely performance - the vocals shine as does the rest of the arrangement.


I'll say no more but I just wanted to  ::thumb:: ::thumb::  - it's a little surreal hearing your songs sung by someone else!!




Thank you!


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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 23:57:36
perfect - wouldn't change a thing. The bass sounds very good. Very detailed singing. A sure winner!
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 01:31:39
@Zedd ......thank you for writing this song and for letting me do this.

@oorlab .....yeah, think I have the bass right now. Thanks for checking it out.


Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 11:46:58
I tried to access to the song for listening it but soundcloud says that the track was not found.

I was hoping you or @M57 would swing by and do just that.

jajajaja... ok @Leonard Scaper , you have throw us @M57 and me lumped together in one package. well... :)




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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 15:03:56
jajajaja... ok @Leonard Scaper , you have throw us @M57 and me lumped together in one package. well... :)

Chuckling.

Here's the new link.

https://soundcloud.com/leonardscaper/master-of-perfection-1


Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 16:05:11
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 16:09:21 by BLACK MIRROR »
Hey @Leonard Scaper , that's so much better for me! I perceived at last the bass in my heart. Don't worry, you haven't exceeded at all, I think you could even increase the volume of the entire bass a couple (or more) of db without worrying.. Always appreciate a bass that overwhelms my insides on its manifestation.
It is a very good song. Love the melody and your voice, particularly the way how each verse ends in 0:47, 1:38 and equivalents.
Great!


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Re: Master Of Perfection......Cover Challenge
Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 16:10:31
Many thanks for that second critical listen @BLACK MIRROR



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