• Strangers
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Re: Strangers
Reply #15 on: October 19, 2019, 14:06:47
@Leonard Scaper erm... I said a REPLICA, didn't I? :) It is in fact a digital replica. I use Amplitube, which is quite sophisticated, and the variety of amp-models you can get from it is quite impressive. You can hear its sophistication in all the latest tracks from Pen Heads onwards. All the guitars you hear are modeled - i.e. amped - like that as well.

The stompboxes are real though, because I already had a great number of them before I purchased Amplitube and I wanted to keep using them. Amplitube has a minimal set built in, and a great number you will have to purchase as extensions if you want them.

It might be a tip for you as well, although there are often good in-built modelers in DAWs as well.

No, the bass guitar is not a digital repica, that is quite real :)
Pleudoniem: composer; bass guitarist; guitarist; singer; drummer; tap-guitarist - o, and yes... erm- a bit of keys. Open for collabs.
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Re: Strangers
Reply #16 on: October 19, 2019, 16:30:46
@Pleudoniem ......ahhh....still, fantastic bass tones from you. I forgot to mention that I run my Gibson through a Keeley Compressor stomp box on the way in as well.

Anyway.....thanks to @Pleudoniem 's excellent observation about the strings I just pulled the song back up for a remix. Our old friend Nic Evennett used to tell me that I pretty much sucked at mixing strings back when we were collaborating as Return To Mountain. Luckily, she is VERY good at it.  ;) https://soundcloud.com/wingless-night

So I put the strings on a bus and compressed them together followed by a very short and pretty dry stereo delay. Sounds a lot better to me now.


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Re: Strangers
Reply #17 on: November 21, 2019, 15:39:31
How this one escaped my attention, Iíll never know.
But again prooof how simplicity is oh so difficult. And yet you do it.
And (what my Hawaiian friend notices) you donít cancel out my imagination; you seem to give it full throttle.

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Reply #18 on: November 21, 2019, 17:59:31
@LePlongeur ......glad you stumbled back upon this one, Gus. I appreciate that you listen.

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Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 00:56:15
I love the feeling of vulnerabiiity you have given the vocal it suits the lyrics perfectly. 

I love a song with a message and this fits the bill for me. Classy writing, well done.
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Re: Strangers
Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 01:30:00
@Leonard Scaper You've updated the song, haven't you? I knew I'd heard it before. It's really turning into a little gem. Leave it like t is, please don't try to further perfect something that should feel as deeply human as this song.

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Reply #21 on: December 12, 2019, 10:23:38
back to the listen in my studio now. Very intimate sound and song and I cannot much say but I like it very much.
The Chorus is very well written. And I love the lyric and the hope in it.

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Reply #22 on: December 12, 2019, 14:09:53
@Pleudoniem ....I did do a re-mix but I can't recall why. I don't often go back to songs, though. I am already on to something new. Thanks for listening to this one and I'm glad you like it.

@Chris Spruit ....thanks for that second listen. I'm glad that the hope in there resonates with you.

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Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 18:37:07
Hi @Leonard Scaper

Your voice really brings this song to life in this particular track and projects the beautiful message accross. I truly enjoyed listening to your words, which are nicely complemented by the guitar.  Thanks for sharing your string of thoughts with us through this song :)
Rachel  ::Rachel::

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Reply #24 on: December 12, 2019, 21:36:06
Listening to the song for the third time... magic atmosphere, perfect blend of voice and music, powerful message!  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
Gabri Vux

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Reply #25 on: December 13, 2019, 16:42:46
@Rachel_D ......thanks so much for that, Rachel.

@gabrivux ........  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)