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#453501 - 01/24/18 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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HTL,

You've done a magnificent job with this. The energy coming out my speakers was enough power a small town! What can I say? Everything about this was confident, competent and really, really well put together.

Your take on these lyrics took me completely by surprise in a great way!

All the best,
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#453516 - 01/25/18 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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I'll keep it short and to the point. I've N-E-V-E-R heard a power rock song I like more than this one. And I mean that totally. In my 71 years - this is best! Terrific production and performance. - WOW!

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#453538 - 01/25/18 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Raaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!

You been holding out on us HTL.


Not so much. Just a busy life, and write A LOT already for work.

I also don't hear much of the kinds of stuff I write on the forum. You've given me hope wink

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This sounds awesome!


Thanks! That's great to hear. smile

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Man, I took off my Elvis suit and I was buck naked when I listened to this, eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich dropping crumbs all over my stomach while I was nodding my head to this crushing tune.

Just wanted to leave you with that.


HA! HA! HA! Elvis is alive and well, I see.

I remember you saying how "Buck Naked" was your adult film star name before being saved. Good for you!

By the way, no need to live stream your listening experiences. The typed word suffices for me wink


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Rock on! LOL Thanks again for the laughs. I love humor.
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#453546 - 01/25/18 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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Man.... my FAVORITE version of this.

That is so cool, and love the production tricks you use..... EQ might be a pain, but hey, it's reasonably done. I'll bet this rocks with a wave on a studio system with a sub don't ya know!!

Did you use Glitch?

Well done. Yep... I like this.

edit: I'll bet JC never saw THIS one coming.


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/25/18 06:24 AM)
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#453552 - 01/25/18 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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We had to shove the sub back against the wall three times. If this had a piano in it you could’ve set it on fire and walked off the stage.

Spector never really knew what a wall of sound was. At least not what just got thrown at us. No earbuds, no monitors for this. We cranked the Polks and the sub way up for the full experience.

The performances on vocals and drums oughta rattle the forum to the core. We need more like this. Three cups of joe and then this...whew!

Hey, no genre worries...good music is good music

Janice said she could visualize Steve Jordan’s motions on the drums. Not the same style but he has a great look when playing.

More! Re this style Bud is likely your oldest fan smile

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#453554 - 01/25/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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Definitely the most interesting version of the paradox, really grunge song smile Powerful mix, nothing disturbs me, difficult to believe you can create this heavy sound by using BIAB real tracks. I like the ending effect. Rocking vocals, with a bit of Dave Grohl.

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#453576 - 01/25/18 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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Caaron,

SPECTACULAR!

All the above accolades are warranted and deserved. EQ problems?..eh..NO, none at all!

A truly EXCELLENT use of these lyrics. None better. They work as "metal lyrics" - like that was meant to be. Zowie.

As far as I can tell, you never specifically said that the vocal is you? It is INCREDIBLY GOOD! Off-the-charts-good. A voice meant for ROCK!! I listened a number of times JUST to key on IT. (I listened other times to key on other aspects - each deserving it's "own listen").

AWESOME drums! (They definitely got their own listen). Solid. You can't do that type drumming and "get away with sloppy". Tight as *@#*^@#(!!! Dang. (I do think Nickelback's drums are mixed just a smidge louder smile just a smidge). Truly. Awe. Inspiring. (That has GOT to be exhausting!!!)

Great use of the BAND! Without a doubt the best metal we have ever heard. Even without spending a bunch of time on the getting-picky-with-the-lead, it fits perfectly.

Great mix. Cranked as loud as possible this sounds great. Metal with Warmth. That can't be easy to accomplish.

What a treat. The "break" at 2:01 was crazy good!

Please do A WHOLE LOT MORE!!!

fj

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#453725 - 01/25/18 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Killer!!! Workin it on the intro. Man you can play! Grohl got nuthin on you. Super rock vocal and the vinyl scratches and vocal effects as well as the shutdown at end are all nice touches. You best keep on posting or a lot of us will be disappointed. Very impressive, Tom


Dang Tom, you have no idea how much that means coming from you!

Gotta love Grohl. The intro was fun to play. Originally I was doing straight 16ths on the kicks, but "the kids" now play more varied patterns.

Thanks for noticing all that you did. I am constantly in awe of your productions; so your comments are much appreciated!
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#453733 - 01/25/18 09:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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Look what they’ve done to my song, mum. Look what they’ve done to my song! This was supposed to be a love song!!!. I am (of course) only joking. You took these lyrics and interpreted them in exactly your own way. Which is a exactly what they were there for!

The song is absolutely amazing Caaron. Those vocals are just right out of the park. Unbelievable that this was done with band in a box. As for “lack of EQ”? It is just like I always suspected...that these realtracks are so beautifully recorded and produced that they don’t need much from us at all!

A truly unique and paradoxical take. Well done. Stand back Nickleback.


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#453765 - 01/26/18 04:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
So glad my tylenol had kicked in before pressing "play"


Ha! THAT was funny.

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... and I really enjoyed this!
Brilliant intro and close - one of the most inventive I`ve heard on the forum.Very good high energy vocal too.


Thank you very much. That's very kind of you to say.

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A most heavy Paradox.


Indeed wink Thanks for giving it a listen. smile
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#453846 - 01/26/18 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
HTL,

That was an AWESOME surprise! Loved it from start to finish - what a sound!

Bob


Thanks Bob! I always enjoy your work, so I appreciate the listen and comments. smile
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#453850 - 01/26/18 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
WOW that was GREAT!!!! I have to wonder if you are pulling our leg with all the EQ talk! I listened with earbuds but it still sounded fantastic to me. The vocals on this are awesome!!


No pulling of legs going on here. If you're feeling that, you might want to check to see what's causing it! wink

I think I only used 3 forms of eq on this. 1-Was a telephone effect on a few of the vocal phrases, 2-was the tape stop effect, which changed the EQ, and last I added a multiband compressor...the bands being eq of course.

I did NO eq to the vocals, reverb, delay, or instruments (real tracks and slate drums). I'm surprised it had the clarity it did. I mean, I would LOVE to have a better mix, but wanted to post it.

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Sure it's different, but variety is the spice of life and you put out an awesome version of this tune here! Thanks, Torrey


Agreed Torrey...I've always love that name BTW. It was different for me as well.

Thanks much!
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#453861 - 01/26/18 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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HTL,

It has been my experience (and a painful learning process) that with some of the real tracks that already have effects (the non DI ones) it is sometimes best to just leave them alone, or you can make them sound metallic or watery real fast.

When I do my OWN parts I EQ them but have learned to be gentle.

I thought the sound was great and had a wonderful dynamic range. Dynamic range is everything. I have a dynamic range meter going all the time when I am mixing (not even to master stage yet) and if I see a certain plug in on a certain track is squashing the dynamic range I take it the heck out.

Perhaps some of the magic of your tune in the robustness of the mix may have something to do with the fact that you left well enough alone and DIDN'T fiddle too much.

But heck, what do I know, I'm just an old peanut butter and banana sandwich eatin' country boy from Memphis with 1000 gold records, long sideburns, a beautiful wife and a Colonel.

Peace out man.

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#453872 - 01/26/18 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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Jeez what a cool version of the song. I like to read all the comments before listening to the song. Got a chuckle out off Davids animated gif. Super backtrack and excellent vocal. Joanne must be so pleased with all the different version of her lyrics...
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#453881 - 01/26/18 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A true paradox. Excellent performance, arrangement and mix...

Enjoyed this

Charlie


I felt the same way! LOL Thanks so much Charlie. smile
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#453882 - 01/26/18 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah!!! I love this! Great, heavy sound, killer arrangement (love that breakdown at 2:06).

Love the vocal, and killer job on the drums!

Well done.


Thank you, thank you, thank you! I appreciate your comments a lot smile
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#453920 - 01/26/18 07:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
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This is what my version of the song wants to be when it grows up.


...and I had no idea you were using a record spin effect either!
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#454012 - 01/27/18 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
Nice take on it. I am not a power rock/pop kind of guy but I am schooled enough to know when it's a good performance. Good job on this.


Hey Eddie, I NEVER doubt your knowledge of music, so compliment from you means something. Thanks much for taking a listen and taking the time to comment. Much appreciation.
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#454013 - 01/27/18 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is kick @ss fantastic! A completely different version that I never saw coming. Everything about this is top shelf!

This is a keeper for sure.


Thanks so much Mario! I always enjoy listening to your songs. I often get lost in how cool they are because they are different than most of what I hear. To be able to return that favor, in even a small way, has me feeling pretty d#$% good.

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PS - don't give us anymore BS about your lack of mixing and EQing skills. We now know better.


Oh, trust me, there wasn't much done AT ALL on this. It would be embarrassing if I were to show you how little I did! NO BS. I don't even "wish" I was better at it. I really don't like that side of music. I appreciate it BIG TIME, but hit "mute" on wanting to do that YEARS ago. I've come to accept, that ain't ma thang.

Thanks for the listen and comments!
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#454400 - 01/29/18 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, HearToLearn

It's a really cool hard rock.
I see the appearance like David's posted photo.
I am very surprised at the heavily difference with my version (“The Paradox Of You” 6th version).
Heavy sound, typical hard rock killer arrangement!
Excellent performance!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment! I have to say, I think it's pretty amazing to think the number of countries our songs are listened to in on this forum. The world keeps get smaller in some great ways!

Thanks you again for the listen and compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed it! smile
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