Old Rock Star

Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Old Rock Star - 10/07/11 02:47 PM

Hi All

I may be old, but certainly not a Rock Star , anyway
I've just finished a song "Old Rock Star". Appreciate if you would give it a listen. Any comments welcome.

All RT except from a Cello midi track and vocal. Lyrics courtesy to a web writer.

Key Bm - bpm 110
Bass, Electric Pop Halfnotes ev 120
Drum, NashPopBallad ev 8
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Country Rootsy ev 75
Piano, Synth Layer, Rhythm Soul70 ev 16, 120
Guitar, Electric, Soloist Country Brent Bluesy ev 120

Mixed & mastered in Sonar X1

Thanks, hope you enjoy

// Jan

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandid=978581
Posted by: retake

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/07/11 03:03 PM

Jan, I can't get the link to work. It comes up but soon after I see nothing but a play button with no indicator bar.

Steve
Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/07/11 03:09 PM

Hi Steve

Wanted to check this dropbox thing in order to be able to publish song in wave format, anyhow it does not work as it should. I'll upload to soundclick. Thanks for letting me know

//Jan
Posted by: PeterGannon

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/07/11 05:30 PM

The link works for me. Great song!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/07/11 06:52 PM

Hi Jan,

After listening to your song, I found myself thinking that I'd better sit down and write something in B minor. It's a great sounding key. Thank you for posting your work. I enjoyed hearing it.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Skyline

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/08/11 04:17 AM

Loved this one Jan.
An excellent song beautifully put together and engineered. The vibe reminded me of Men At Work meets Chris Isaacs!
Well done.

John
Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/09/11 02:20 AM

Peter, Noel and John

Thanks a lot for your comments, glad you liked it.

// Jan
Posted by: Pat Marr

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/10/11 09:21 PM

Quote:

Loved this one Jan.
An excellent song beautifully put together and engineered. The vibe reminded me of Men At Work meets Chris Isaacs!
Well done.

John




my thoughts exactly!
(nice work, Jan!)
Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/11/11 06:04 AM

Pat Marr, thank you for taking your time to listen, and your kind words

//Jan
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/11/11 07:49 PM

Jan,

Very cool song. Love your vocal and mix on this one.

Bob
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/12/11 12:01 AM

Got to agree on the Chris I. meets Men At Work.

Great job Jan!
Posted by: Pat Marr

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/12/11 01:25 AM

two more things I want to add Jan...

people always wonder how their mix sounds on different systems. I listened to your song on a notebook with really cheap external speakers. Almost everything I hear on these speakers sounds muddy and distorted... even a lot of professionally mixed songs.

However, This song sounded very clear on the speakers. So did Skylines song. I assume its because of the way you EQed the instruments to give each track a uniques spot in the sound spectrum. But whatever you did, keep doing it.

And your voice is to be envied. I'm not sure I'd kill to sing that well, but I'd probably commit misdemeanors on a regular basis.

Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/12/11 09:56 AM

Bob, Josie and Pat thanks a lot for listening and comments, it is much appreciated.
Pat I appreciate your fine review, actually I don't like to listen to my own voice, and I do spend a great deal of effort on pitch corrections. I like to think I am improving on mixing though, so I'm pleased with your comments on that part as well.

Thanks

// Jan
Posted by: Zan Cantwell

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/23/11 07:41 AM

Very nice job, great mix, did you add chorus to the Brent track?
Posted by: Fitzync

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/23/11 08:27 PM

Quote:

Loved this one Jan.
An excellent song beautifully put together and engineered. The vibe reminded me of Men At Work meets Chris Isaacs!
Well done.

John




I heard Chris Rea in there too, great sound,

Fitzy
Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/24/11 09:06 AM

Zan and Fitzy

Thanks for listening and comments, I appreciate it. Zan I used the CLA bundle from Waves (Chris Lord-Alge) on this song. The bundle contains of 6 different processors, bass, drums, guitar etc. And each one have EQ, compressor, reverb, delay and pitch modulation (it may be the latter which gave the chorus effect on the Brent track). I really like these plug-ins

Thanks

// Jan
Posted by: Rob Helms

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/26/11 01:46 PM

I love this song it is really clean clear and well balanced. One small point i would take it up a full notch at least 2 semitones and i think the vocal would shine.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/26/11 04:54 PM

Quote:

Loved this one Jan.
An excellent song beautifully put together and engineered. The vibe reminded me of Men At Work meets Chris Isaacs!
Well done.

John




Another + 1.

If you were talking about Dropbox that program doesn’t work that way. If you have a Dropbox account and I have a Dropbox account, then you can put a wav file into your account and send it to my account where I can download it. So unless everyone you want to hear this song has to have an account and you have to send it to his or her accounts. By send it I mean that you give them permission to DL the song from your account. Dropbox is a secure file exchange system. Dropbox is not a system for general public listening. Noel here is the expert on it.
Posted by: Jan Romanoff

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/27/11 05:07 AM

Robh and Mario

Thank you very much for listening and the kind words.

Robh I believe you are right, I always spend a lot of time finding the right key for my voice, and sometimes even a semitone can make a huge difference. I may give it a try, thanks.

Mario, concerning Dropbox, I may be wrong, but I believe it is doable without the recipient having installed Dropbox. If you put the file you want to share in your public Dropbox folder, then rightclick, the system will generate a web address for this specific file (only) for anybody to access.

Thanks

Jan
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/27/11 05:57 PM

Quote:

Mario, concerning Dropbox, I may be wrong, but I believe it is doable without the recipient having installed Dropbox. If you put the file you want to share in your public Dropbox folder, then rightclick, the system will generate a web address for this specific file (only) for anybody to access.

Thanks

Jan




I didn't know this. I'm going to have to give that a try!

Thanx
Posted by: Rob Helms

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/29/11 10:47 AM

I find with me i have to find the sweet spot, or I tend to be a tad flat. I can't go to high, but low is a disaster as well. On your vocal it did not sound off key, but it did not seem to find that sweet spot where it really jumped out of the mix at you.
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: Old Rock Star - 10/30/11 10:02 PM

Jan,

Very nice song! Really good job on the mix. I like it!


Steve