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Old 06-26-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Dark folk song c4c

So this is my first serious attempt at making a song with lyrics and everything. I played all the instruments except the violin in the chorus and I sang. I believe this is the final master, but suggestions on what I could do better next time are very welcome.

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https://soundcloud.com/stuarthetzle...ginal-folk-song
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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Stewie,
I don't listen to loads of folk music, but that (everything) was well done! The lead guitar was a pleasant surprise. Don't have any suggestions as how to sound better....wait.....though it sounds like it is distorting a bit at the end with a lot playing at once. Good job! Please review my music at this link:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1647802
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Stewie,

I do listen to loads of folk music! This is definitely my kind of thing. Great arpeggios on the intro, and the subsequent melody is very good. So very listenable all the way through.

My only criticism is I feel there's a little too much compression on the vocals.

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Old 06-29-2014, 05:14 PM   #4
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Stewie,

I do listen to loads of folk music! This is definitely my kind of thing. Great arpeggios on the intro, and the subsequent melody is very good. So very listenable all the way through.

My only criticism is I feel there's a little too much compression on the vocals.

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Wow thank you


Yeah, I tend to have that problem with vocals in a lot of recordings I do. Not sure how to make it better.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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Wow thank you


Yeah, I tend to have that problem with vocals in a lot of recordings I do. Not sure how to make it better.


Well do you add compression yourself during mixing? I know that without it, my vocals vary hugely in volume, but with too much compression you get a 'pasteurised' sound where there's no life in the vocals. So maybe just tweak the parameters a little.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:00 AM   #6
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good job job man. loved the medival aspect about it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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Could've been a song by Midlake.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:36 PM   #8
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Awesome song. I agree that the vocals are far too compressed though.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:56 PM   #9
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Well do you add compression yourself during mixing? I know that without it, my vocals vary hugely in volume, but with too much compression you get a 'pasteurised' sound where there's no life in the vocals. So maybe just tweak the parameters a little.



I'm not sure what kind of compressor to use, though. I'm running Logic 9 as my daw, so any suggestions would be welcome.
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