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#453370 - 01/24/18 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
eddie1261 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
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.

Edited by eddie1261 (01/24/18 03:49 PM)
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#453442 - 01/24/18 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: RichMac]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Wonderful energy, freshness and life in your song.
I think it's great just as it is.
Turned it way up!


I'm happy you turned it way up! That made my day.

Thanks for listening!
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#453460 - 01/24/18 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
MarioD Offline

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Loc: Hamlin NY
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.

PS - don't give us anymore BS about your lack of mixing and EQing skills. We now know better.
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#453494 - 01/24/18 10:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 882
Loc: Aichi, Japan
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

#453496 - 01/24/18 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
Belladonna Offline

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 217
Loc: Virginia
Wow!! A really different take on this song. Excellent.

#453501 - 01/24/18 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12610
Loc: Australia

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,

#453516 - 01/25/18 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: HearToLearn]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
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Loc: Alabama, USA
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

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

This sounds awesome!

Thanks! That's great to hear. smile

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


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]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5415
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]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5222
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]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
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.


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

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5544
Loc: Florida


All the above accolades are warranted and deserved. EQ problems?, 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!!!


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#453725 - 01/25/18 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: tommyad]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1301
Loc: -
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]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2153
Loc: South Africa
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.

Edited by JoanneCooper (01/25/18 09:52 PM)

#453765 - 01/26/18 04:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Paradox Of You IX [Re: Robertkc]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1301
Loc: -
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
So glad my tylenol had kicked in before pressing "play"

Ha! THAT was funny.

... 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.

A most heavy Paradox.

Indeed wink Thanks for giving it a listen. smile
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Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
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Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

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