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#124704 - 08/08/11 04:57 AM [User Showcase] I'm Not
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Here's a song that I wrote last year. It's another from the file marked " Songs From A Broken Heart" that I hope some of you will like.

As usual, any comments or criticisms gratefully received.


Equipment: Roland VS 1680
Digitech Vocalist VR
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Rode NT1 Microphone
Art Studio V3 Pre Amp
BBE Sonic Sweet


****** Song Summary *************

Key=C , Tempo 70, Length (m:s)=4:17
4 bar intro, 67 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 71. Repeat x1 chorus

Soloist is saved with the song : Pop 16th. Guitar (126)

Style is =FBL12SP.STY (LitePop w/12str.FpkAc.Guit(65RT))

Style MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49),
RealTracks in style: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1003:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockPicking Ev16 065
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^6-HiHat,HHatO
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I'M NOT: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9480756
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#124705 - 08/08/11 05:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Another excellent song Martin. I loved the melodies, lead vocal, great backing voxs, the nicely building arrangement, and the mix.

My only nit picks are personal and we all hear things differently, so forgive me! I found the bass part a bit low-end, and 'fluffy'. To mix better with the drums I'd have given it a bit of definition in the mids. I find the BIAB realtracks need some EQ to get them to sit right. (And - this is I know a very personal quirk and few will agree with me - a like what the BIAB real drummer does but I can't stand the sound of his kit!)

Very enjoyable, Martin, I look forward to the next one!

John
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#124706 - 08/08/11 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Skyline]
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Good song Martin, Nice work, as I mantioned on the site. I would love to roll back the reverb a bit on the vocals, and let them come forward a bit more.
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#124707 - 08/08/11 03:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Robh]
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Very nice song! Great lyrics. Thanks for sharing!
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#124708 - 08/08/11 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Great lyrics - nice song but I agree with Robh on backing off the reverb a bit.

Thanks

Mike


Edited by MrEd (08/08/11 03:19 PM)

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#124709 - 08/09/11 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Skyline]
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Thank you for your very kind comments. Glad you liked it.

I'm not very good at hearing the subtleties of the BIAB arrangements - I'm usually concentrating on the vocal. But now you've pointed it out I do see what you mean. Fluffy is an excellent description. It could do with a little more punch.


Thank you.
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#124710 - 08/09/11 12:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Hi Rob and Mike,

Have gratefully noted your comments and have re mixed it with the vocal a little more up front and with a little less reverb.

And you're both right - it works much better. Must post the new version soon.

Thanks guys!

Martin
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#124711 - 08/09/11 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Git 'er up here,so as we can have a listen!
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#124712 - 08/10/11 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Robh]
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Lol Rob - Tis done!!

Same link as in my post above, but a new vocal mix. See what you think!!

Martin
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#124713 - 08/10/11 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Martin,

Really nice song. Just listened to it at work in my office on buds. I will have to listen again when I get to my home studio before I can comment on the mix. But sounds good so far!

Steve
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#124714 - 08/12/11 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Steve Young]
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Martin,
Great song!
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#124715 - 08/16/11 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the kind words, and for having a listen.

Take care

Martin
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#124716 - 08/16/11 03:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'm Not [Re: PeterGannon]
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Peter,

Thank you!
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