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#231722 - 12/30/13 02:34 PM [User Showcase] State Lines (mastered)
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Howdy all,
Last spring I posted a jazzy/country/blues tune (all RT's) that was a vocal experiment for Janice. I have recently remixed and mastered it. I've been involved in mixing at one time or another since the 60's but when floyd suggested I get Ozone it opened up new vistas for us. We've been slowly mastering all our BIAB/Garageband projects and this is the latest. I was a little dubious at first given how much buzz there is to the effect that one shouldn't master one's own material -- but I took that with a grain of salt and forged on. Mastering turns out to be, like mixing, "never finished, just abandoned!" It has been interesting as it gives you (or at least Janice and I) an opportunity to really explore how the completed mix sounds. Small tweaks in mastering often seem to make a huge difference in the sound of the mix.

Although previously posted (my first repeat) I thought that some of you might want to hear how it sounds after the remix and mastering. The below link to the original post has info re the RealTracks used. mix, etc., if interested.

Thanks for listening!

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Edited by Janice & Bud (12/31/13 09:48 AM)

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#231766 - 12/30/13 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Nice song, nice vocals.
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#231773 - 12/30/13 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Oh yeah! I left a comment on your SoundCloud post ... Hear me now: That girl be preachin'!!

Just terrific!

Happy New Year,

Aleck Rand (aka Dean Clark)

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#231797 - 12/30/13 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: aleck rand]
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Originally Posted By: PaulH
Nice song, nice vocals.


Thanks Paul! Not too shabby for an long time bluegrass gal.

Originally Posted By: aleck rand
Oh yeah! I left a comment on your SoundCloud post ... Hear me now: That girl be preachin'!!

Just terrific!

Happy New Year,

Aleck Rand (aka Dean Clark)


Hey Dean, thanks for the comments! Janice and I both laughed out loud at those quotes. She was testifiyin'

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#231799 - 12/30/13 07:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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First class song. Lots of feeling in the singing. Loved it...

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#231834 - 12/30/13 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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hey Janice & Bud...

Now that's Country Jazz at it's finest...with just a slight hint of the Blues. Janice's voice really sells this one for us. She pouts it over the top!!! And the music is great, too. What's not to like? Great job, guys!

Al & Di
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#231889 - 12/31/13 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice Took the blues out of bluegrass and put it all in this one. Bud, great job on the editing. This one sounds just terrific. Tom

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#231904 - 12/31/13 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Gotta love what Ozone can do for the mix.
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#231914 - 12/31/13 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Digging it.

Speaking of crossing lines, this is just a great mix of country, blues and jazz influences. Thank you for sharing.
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#231935 - 12/31/13 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice and Bud,

I liked the original version and like this one
even more.
Terrific voice.

Happy New Year.

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#231944 - 12/31/13 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Howdy, Janice & Bud !:))

I do not have a clue what
ozone is all about, but this
tune sure sounded great to
me, and Janice´s singing.....
WOW !:))


Cheers
Dani

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#231962 - 12/31/13 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: dani48]
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Yeah - terrific is the word!
This new Master sounds fuller and more defined but I liked the other one too. Good singing and great arranging does that to you.
Happy New Year, Janice and Bud.
We're just about to go to our NYE gig.
cheers
ian
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#231969 - 12/31/13 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice & Bud,

This sounds great! Loved it!

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#232031 - 12/31/13 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
First class song. Lots of feeling in the singing. Loved it...


Thanks man. Janice so often say how should I sing this (write lyrics/she the melodies) and I just say "the way you feel it." We have an incredible 32 year marriage so she's like a method actor -- sorta sinks into the story and plays the part. Works well with the breakup songs I tend to write smile


Originally Posted By: Al-David
hey Janice & Bud...
Now that's Country Jazz at it's finest...with just a slight hint of the Blues. Janice's voice really sells this one for us. She pouts it over the top!!! And the music is great, too. What's not to like? Great job, guys!

Al & Di


Thanks you two. This type of music is waaay out of our wheelhouse but it was really fun to see what we could come up with. It's great that y'all dug it.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Janice Took the blues out of bluegrass and put it all in this one. Bud, great job on the editing. This one sounds just terrific. Tom


Tommy, that is really cool you said that. There is so much blues in bluegrass. Takes a while to "get it" but it's there. Glad it worked well for you. Thanks!

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#232111 - 01/01/14 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice and Bud,

What can I add? beauthiful. Janice has a lovely voice.

Happy New Yyear

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#232122 - 01/01/14 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Excellent stuff, Bud and Janice! Enjoyed it.


Regards,

Bob

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#232206 - 01/01/14 11:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Janice and Bud - Doing what they do best!

Bud doing all the instruments as well as they can be done.
Janice showin' 'em all how it's really done!

And... a well-written blues number!

Gorgeous.

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#232466 - 01/02/14 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Fine. As in refined and professional. What feeling in that awesome vocal performance.
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#232523 - 01/02/14 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Gotta love what Ozone can do for the mix.


Yep, I avoided it for way to long.

Originally Posted By: Frankp
Digging it.
Speaking of crossing lines, this is just a great mix of country, blues and jazz influences. Thank you for sharing.


Thanks Frank. BIAB is a blast with genre bending.

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice and Bud,
I liked the original version and like this one
even more.
Terrific voice.
Happy New Year.
Guenter


Happy New Year to you also Guenter. Glad you liked it and Janice appreciates your comment about her vocal!

Originally Posted By: dani48
Howdy, Janice & Bud !:))
I do not have a clue what
ozone is all about, but this
tune sure sounded great to
me, and Janice´s singing.....
WOW !:))
Cheers
Dani


Thanks Dani! Ozone can make that final mix sparkle or really mess it up! Your "WOW" just made Janice smile.

Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Yeah - terrific is the word!
This new Master sounds fuller and more defined but I liked the other one too. Good singing and great arranging does that to you.
Happy New Year, Janice and Bud.
We're just about to go to our NYE gig.
cheers
ian


Thanks Ian. We're pleased that you noticed the difference. Hope the gig went well!

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Janice & Bud,

This sounds great! Loved it!

Bob


Thank you Bob -- glad it worked for you.

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#232541 - 01/02/14 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines (mastered) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Like Janice doing the blues, great vocal work! Great master, and mix thanks for sharing!
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