• WIP: Chasing The Speed Of Light
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Chasing The Speed Of Light (Finishing up)
Reply #15 on: February 19, 2019, 17:28:54
Hey everyone, I finally got around to getting a real upright bass player in the studio for this one.  He's a good friend that I hadn't seen or played with in MANY years (..uhmm. OK ..make that decades).  I'm pretty thrilled with what his playing brought to the song. It enabled me do away with the percussion so everything "floats" Now there's nothing but a vocal, piano, bass, ..and a few synth pads keeping things dense.  It feels done; I think the mix is about right, but would appreciate any comments on that end as I make final tweaks here and there.

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Re: WIP: Chasing The Speed Of Light
Reply #16 on: February 19, 2019, 17:51:08
When the piano and bass come in this song comes alive.

I'd like to hear a "vocal up" version.......maybe .5 dB.
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Re: WIP: Chasing The Speed Of Light
Reply #17 on: February 19, 2019, 21:33:44
When the piano and bass come in this song comes alive.

I'd like to hear a "vocal up" version.......maybe .5 dB.
Thanks @Leonard Scaper

You're not the first to suggest that the vocal is too buried in the mix.  It seems pretty clear to me, but I brought it up another 0.3 db.  More importantly, I added a smidge more thickener to the vocal ..in the form of saturation favoring even order harmonics.  Could you let me know if that feels a little better?


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Re: WIP: Chasing The Speed Of Light
Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 22:09:49
Hey Mark.....to my ears you just put your vocals in the perfect spot. Seriously....sounds so much better. Isn't it remarkable how much difference that .3 dB makes? I think .5 dB would have been too much. The thickening you did was key as well I think.

This song has really blossomed.


Re: WIP: Chasing The Speed Of Light
Reply #19 on: February 20, 2019, 14:05:35
Beautiful song and beautiful introduction to an atmosphere full of well-calculated space so that your voice and your message fit well.
I love the lyrics too.
I think the same as @Leonard Scaper regarding the sibilance and that @MrBouzouki regarding the subject in question.
For the rest, a deep song well wrapped by a piano that knows what it has to do to not disturb it, a journey that speaks of everyone and everything, a look that sometimes challenges ... Nice production @M57  ::thumb::
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