• Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
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Re: Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
Reply #45 on: May 21, 2017, 15:41:03
Hey - I'm a little late to the party. Great stuff. Love the theme of the lyric. Strong playing and singing. I kind of flew through the thread so I may have missed a thing or two, but I have two suggestions/comments.

I don't doubt others will disagree, but I found it too slow and plodding. It would be one thing if there was a little rhythm (section) to keep things under control, and I get that the space is important and makes it all the more poignant, but I found it a bit hard to sit through the entire song at that tempo (or lack of).

The other thing is that the vocal sounds like you recorded it in too small and/or too untreated a space. I hear drywall - a lot of early reflections with a typical nasty 2-4k bite.  If I'm right, there's little you're going to be able to do to tame it. I'm just pulling a number out of my butt, but what it sounded like before it got to your DAW is 92% more important than all the processing you can throw on it. What is your room like, what's your recording chain? Mic? Pre?


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Re: Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
Reply #46 on: May 21, 2017, 15:57:12
Very haunting sounding song.  Lots of emotion in this one.  Just a small tip, I think you are speaking of stage "fright" on this song if I'm correct.  Not stage "freight".  You may want to change that on your lyric sheet.  But then again people who aren't grammar nazis like me probably don't care.  Very emotional song though.  I think you really captured that desperation.

Thanks @rockinrob ! Arrgh.. How did I miss that spelling. Thanks for letting me know:)

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Re: Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
Reply #47 on: May 21, 2017, 16:08:03
Hey - I'm a little late to the party. Great stuff. Love the theme of the lyric. Strong playing and singing. I kind of flew through the thread so I may have missed a thing or two, but I have two suggestions/comments.

I don't doubt others will disagree, but I found it too slow and plodding. It would be one thing if there was a little rhythm (section) to keep things under control, and I get that the space is important and makes it all the more poignant, but I found it a bit hard to sit through the entire song at that tempo (or lack of).

The other thing is that the vocal sounds like you recorded it in too small and/or too untreated a space. I hear drywall - a lot of early reflections with a typical nasty 2-4k bite.  If I'm right, there's little you're going to be able to do to tame it. I'm just pulling a number out of my butt, but what it sounded like before it got to your DAW is 92% more important than all the processing you can throw on it. What is your room like, what's your recording chain? Mic? Pre?

Hi @M57! Thanks for checking it out and taking time to comment. I think you and I disagree on the tempo bit. I actually like it this way. I've always been in to this style. Slow and with floating tempo variations. Think there is too little music out there that lacks drums and baselines and too many who has similar setups today.

Regarding the dry wall you're absolutely right. I think I wrote it earlier in the thread that I'm going to do a needed vocal treatment of the room. I think the result will be much better after that. Will also buy a mic reflection filter shortly.

Again thanks for the feedback
Marcus


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Re: Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
Reply #48 on: May 21, 2017, 20:33:08
Late to the party on here. others have said all that needs to be said. Its mesmerizing.

The step taken in this recording compared with previous offers all kinds of new possibilities. Really excited to hear what is coming next! Great stuff Markus

@Olbigead my friend, thanks for the kind words. I agree on the future possibilities however I don't think I'll leave that nylon stringed totally. This is just the expression that was right for this one.

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Re: Silver Lining (First recording in my new studio)
Reply #49 on: May 21, 2017, 20:40:24
Haunting and heartfelt. Excellent stuff, Marcus. :) N

Thanks @Nic for listening. Hearing this from you is really awesome. Really admire your stuff! Marcus



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