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#176456 - 10/15/12 07:38 AM [User Showcase] How about you?
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Hi,

Song not quite finished yet.
Would like some feedback re vocals i.e do you compress before adding reverb etc.

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Edited by Pete Stobbs (10/15/12 11:36 AM)

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#176457 - 10/15/12 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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Good start...I would suggest adding maybe an 8-bar differentiating scheme in the middle, maybe going to a minor key, but resolving back into your main key. I can't comment on your vocal mastering question, don't knwo much about that. Keep workin' it!

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#176458 - 10/15/12 10:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Tano Music]
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Here is a link to some advice on mixing vocals. It's done in Logic Pro8 but the info will work in any DAW.
http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mixi...essional-sound/

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#176459 - 10/15/12 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks for that Tommyc and Tano Music.

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#176460 - 10/19/12 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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Submitted this song to You License and now it's in the Chart.
Anyone know how a song gets in the You License Chart?

http://www.youlicense.com/Default.aspx

Pete

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#176461 - 10/19/12 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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To my ears vocal treatment fits the song very well! Put some lead instruments in in the bar breaks and you are on the way to a very good song. Thanks for sharing!



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#176462 - 10/19/12 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: PgFantastic]
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Pg,
Thanks for the comment. Added Cello on the the first break but I am stuck about adding anything else.

Still wondering what the criteria is on getting in the chart?

Pete

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#176463 - 10/20/12 02:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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Hi Pete,

I've just finished listening to your and song and wanted to tell you that I enjoyed it. I also had a read of the article Tommy recommended and it's a good one. The ideas in it are worth playing around with.

One plug in that's great for vocals is Nectar (by iZoptope). It has ALL the features listed in Tommy's article plus more. It also has a truck load of presets. What I usually do is to use Nectar's presets to find a sound that suits the song. I then use that as my the starting place for tweaking my vocals. Often I don't have to change too much.

All the best with your composing,
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#176464 - 10/20/12 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Noel96]
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Very nice feel and melody - Jane's vocal adds a nice contrast to the middle section whether it's exactly a bridge or not.

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#176465 - 10/21/12 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: BruceI]
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This has a cool mid-60s vibe that goes good with the song's subject matter. Since you are asking about the vocals, that's what I'll comment on. They have a neat Sandpipers feel (I think they were a band in this style). I would increase the vox and mix them into the overall sound a bit more, and maybe a touch of reverb. But they are very nice and fit the style/subject matter well.
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#176466 - 10/21/12 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Thanks for the comments y'all. It's interesting the different views we all have(guess that's because we ARE all different;))

Many thanks

Pete

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#176467 - 10/21/12 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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Pete,

I like the song. I agree, it does have a 60's feel to it. Some good advice above about mixing the vocals.

Thanks for sharing this!

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#176468 - 10/23/12 03:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Steve Young]
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Pete,
I liked the song too but had a hard time hearing the vocals over the guitars.
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#176469 - 10/23/12 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: SpaceDog]
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Toned down the guitars and upped the vocals.
How's that?

Pete

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#176470 - 10/24/12 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: How about you? [Re: Pete Stobbs]
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That would go well in a side tent of the Cambridge (UK) Folk Festival!! with a harmonica or violin solo and a pint, or 2, of real ale, of course!

enjoyed

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