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Forum: Recordings 03-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By cgilli
If you are open to a little flexibility, why...

If you are open to a little flexibility, why don't you just record the drums and bass first together to develop a groove and then record guitar and vocals on the second pass? You would then just need...
Forum: Promote YOUR Band 03-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By cgilli
It could be the youtube compression, but the mix...

It could be the youtube compression, but the mix sounds very distant and lacking clarity/sparkle in the upper mids and highs. From a production/listener standpoint, I was hoping for a bigger final...
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By cgilli
The Fray - Love don't die

The Fray - Love don't die
Forum: Recordings 03-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By cgilli
on the left side of the instrument track, you'll...

on the left side of the instrument track, you'll notice a menu that most likely has "clips" as the default option, click it and search for velocity, you can then adjust each note.
Forum: The Pit 02-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 899
Posted By cgilli
supertroopers boondock saints hard ticket to...

supertroopers
boondock saints
hard ticket to hawaii
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 01-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By cgilli
Don't put limits or rules on your songwriting. If...

Don't put limits or rules on your songwriting. If something simple works, then don't be ashamed of it. If something complicated sounds great, then go with it, but don't pigeonhole yourself into...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-23-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By cgilli
move to atlanta, there is a SCAD campus there....

move to atlanta, there is a SCAD campus there. The midtown/decatur area is hopping with musicians.
Forum: Cover Songs 12-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By cgilli
you have a lot of excessive mouth/tongue movement...

you have a lot of excessive mouth/tongue movement which distorts your vowels. It would be reminiscent of what you hear in punk/pop songs. Try landing cleaner on the note instead of doing so much...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By cgilli
If you are singing nasally, it's most likely...

If you are singing nasally, it's most likely because your tone placement is too far forward or your tongue is negatively affecting the sound. If you can learn to control your tongue and improve...
Forum: Recordings 07-23-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By cgilli
Although I don't use Acid, could you possibly...

Although I don't use Acid, could you possibly duplicate the clip and trim one for just the 120bpm and trim the other for just 160bpm so that they act independently and then blend the sound together?
Forum: Recordings 07-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By cgilli
Perhaps try approaching your mix like...

Perhaps try approaching your mix like this...Start with the most exciting part of your mix (most likely the final chorus). With all the faders at 0, bring up the most important instrument that you...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 07-11-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By cgilli
Songwriting isn't an exact science. every one has...

Songwriting isn't an exact science. every one has their own method and will probably tell you that most of the time inspiration will just hit you. You can't force it or else it will sound contrived....
Forum: Musician Talk 06-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By cgilli
using just the 5th or 6th string, slide up and...

using just the 5th or 6th string, slide up and down the frets until you can match the pitch with the song...when you know the pitches, change them to power chords....or just look up the tab online.
Forum: Recordings 06-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By cgilli
What about copying the original track and then...

What about copying the original track and then delaying it just a few ms to get a thicker chorusy effect?
Forum: Recordings 05-30-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By cgilli
Although a topic like this can't be summed up in...

Although a topic like this can't be summed up in a few short sentences, this is what I suggest.

- Get some sort of I/O for recording guitars/vocals/etc.. such as an apogee duet or mbox which will...
Forum: Recordings 04-16-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By cgilli
If you have never heard of groove3.com, I would...

If you have never heard of groove3.com, I would highly recommend it. It is a website dedicated to providing high quality tutorials on almost every topic possible from how to use a DAW, production &...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By cgilli
There is no correct answer for that...Strumming...

There is no correct answer for that...Strumming is about the feeling of the song. If you have a good sense of rhythm and can find the groove easily, it shouldn't take you too long to become a decent...
Forum: The Pit 03-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By cgilli
He appears as that character many times with...

He appears as that character many times with Rachel Dratch as "Zazoo"..They are a boston couple that love the Red Sox. Google it and you might find some videos.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By cgilli
If you don't have much time to prepare, at least...

If you don't have much time to prepare, at least study up on singing posture, tongue placement, and proper breathing habits. They are the foundation for being able to "open" up your voice.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By cgilli
If you are willing to lay down some money, Brett...

If you are willing to lay down some money, Brett Manning's "Singing Success" program is fantastic and very detailed. If you don't want to spend money, there are countless Youtube videos that go over...
Forum: Recordings 02-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By cgilli
It depends on who you ask. Companies such as...

It depends on who you ask. Companies such as Waves and UA make incredible plugins that emulate vintage hardware. Many of the top engineers do in fact mix in the box now. I have never head the luxury...
Forum: Cover Songs 02-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By cgilli
If you are in a project studio and using a decent...

If you are in a project studio and using a decent DAW, I would suggest recording as dry as possible and then using a reverb plugin to add the distance. If you are going for a black keys sound, maybe...
Forum: Cover Songs 02-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By cgilli
If you are referring to the mixing aspect of the...

If you are referring to the mixing aspect of the song, it could be very subjective. Some people may say that the song sounds distant because of the reverb, while others may say that it suits the...
Forum: Bandleading 12-23-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By cgilli
The best way to retaliate is to write better...

The best way to retaliate is to write better songs and to continually improve your skills. There will always be haters in life. Most of the time it's because they are jealous or lack the skill sets...
Forum: The Pit 12-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By cgilli
Deion Sanders was a fantastic football and...

Deion Sanders was a fantastic football and baseball player. Played professional in both sports.
Forum: Recordings 11-14-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By cgilli
Just get an SM57 mic and you will be on your way....

Just get an SM57 mic and you will be on your way. It is found in every studio across the world and it costs around $100.
Forum: Cover Songs 09-19-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By cgilli
great work...Refreshing sounding.

great work...Refreshing sounding.
Forum: Recordings 08-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By cgilli
Even though this may seem like common sense, you...

Even though this may seem like common sense, you may want to restring your guitars and bass so your instruments can sound as good as they can before recording begins. Also, if you are using your own...
Forum: Recordings 07-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By cgilli
You could get a demo of Waves' plugin Sound...

You could get a demo of Waves' plugin Sound Shifter and automate the sample. Another idea that that may work would to use something like NI Maschine's pitch/tempo shift option to speed up the sample....
Forum: Recordings 07-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By cgilli
2) What kind of preamp are you using? A preamp...

2) What kind of preamp are you using? A preamp will help warm up your sound and add the needed gain. Also, try multi-tracking the vocals or adding a slight delay to thicken up the vocals.

Try to...
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