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saresu.bass
12-20-2014, 01:35 AM
I think black music isn't much the style of music here... but anyway, here's a finished demo. I hated the first mix so I went back and did some changes...

I wanted to put lots of vocal harmonies to interact with the wah guitars and rhodes in the stereo field but I didnt have time to work with that so I finished this track this way.

https://soundcloud.com/diego-doo/everything-in-u-is-wonderful


Wish u all fun happy times

4johnny
12-20-2014, 09:47 AM
Nicely played and engineered all around....creates a groovy mood.

ginormous
12-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Tasty. Laid back slow jam, for the candle & champagne moments with the one you love.
You could have gone a few minutes longer... give me time to get her stockings off. ;)

grinder
12-20-2014, 10:29 AM
synth/organ a little high in volume taking over from a nice sounding vocal!

Grinder

saresu.bass
12-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Sweet words. Thanks for listening.

unique
12-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Has some good panning, each instrument has a good place. Real calm. I could see this being played as I drink on the beach.

karbomusic
12-23-2014, 10:00 PM
That's wonderful, really. :) I'd bring that vocal more up front though (don't be shy! :D). It sounds too good and is too important to the song IMHO to be "tucked"

kindafishy
12-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Really enjoying this track.

Vocals need to come way up though.

msundh
12-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Really nice! The vocals could be a bit louder though.

saresu.bass
12-28-2014, 08:42 AM
It's definitely a wonderful surprise that you guys enjoyed my vocals.

I'll be back to my studio after one month so I'll be pleased to turn up the vocals.

Thanks a lot for listening.

Giano
12-28-2014, 09:57 AM
"I gonna find" is awesome !

Great voice, love bass & guitar and the harp, too !

https://soundcloud.com/giano-riff

tspring
12-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Very smooth, very laid-back. I hear a little funk influence in the guitar, and something of the cool smoothness of Brazilian music in the vocal. Very well done all around. Do bring the vocal up in the mix as others have suggested. Maybe try adding just a bit more "air" into the vocal EQ (boost a couple of dB between 12 and 14 kHz) to lift it out of the mix a bit. I think that this would work well with your vocal style.

By the way I have posted recordings by several R&B and funk artists who have recorded in our studio,

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=128628
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=120911
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=131585

and we always get logs of comments, so you are far from being alone in appreciating soul, R&B and funk. Also check out stuff by SammyDix, a very soulful dude who posts a lot on the forum.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

T

saresu.bass
12-30-2014, 06:23 PM
"I gonna find" is awesome !

Great voice, love bass & guitar and the harp, too !

https://soundcloud.com/giano-riff

Cool. Thanks Giano

saresu.bass
12-30-2014, 06:25 PM
Very smooth, very laid-back. I hear a little funk influence in the guitar, and something of the cool smoothness of Brazilian music in the vocal. Very well done all around. Do bring the vocal up in the mix as others have suggested. Maybe try adding just a bit more "air" into the vocal EQ (boost a couple of dB between 12 and 14 kHz) to lift it out of the mix a bit. I think that this would work well with your vocal style.

By the way I have posted recordings by several R&B and funk artists who have recorded in our studio,

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=128628
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=120911
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=131585

and we always get logs of comments, so you are far from being alone in appreciating soul, R&B and funk. Also check out stuff by SammyDix, a very soulful dude who posts a lot on the forum.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

T


I'll check that. Thanks a lot

Barksy
12-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Nothing wrong with the vocals at all, you shouldn't be surprised at the positive comments.

Agree, turn that voice up a smidge so we can hear you more!

pepe44
12-31-2014, 07:17 AM
Id check lower frequencies, there is a huge amount of energy there.
Phasing issues in the lower frequencies as well, needs more tightness.
Apart from that sounds big. The vocals could come upfront a bit more.

;)

saresu.bass
01-01-2015, 05:03 AM
Nothing wrong with the vocals at all, you shouldn't be surprised at the positive comments.

Agree, turn that voice up a smidge so we can hear you more!

I'll definitely will do. Thanks!

saresu.bass
01-01-2015, 05:15 AM
Id check lower frequencies, there is a huge amount of energy there.
Phasing issues in the lower frequencies as well, needs more tightness.

;)

How can I work that? The only plugin I know to work with phase is Prefix. Is that the right tool for this? What/ how do you suggest I use or is there any documentation or any link that I could study?
Is there anything else you think should be improved? Any opinion is invaluable.

Thanks a lot for ur feedback.

paulheu
01-01-2015, 05:53 AM
How can I work that? The only plugin I know to work with phase is Prefix.

First off, cool track. Would not mind giving it a spin myself..;)

You could use EQ and maybe something like Sampledelay (http://www.forward-audio.de/sampledelay/). to fix phase issues. Sometimes it's just because there's a lot going on in the low end and there's a bit of a fight going on for space. Add slight timing differences and you have phasing.

I agree the vocals could come up (quite) a bit.. Your vocals remind me of Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (Curiosity killed the cat)

pepe44
01-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Checking phase may be achieved with Flux Stereo tool ( Free), id recommend BX_control ( commercial) to set lower freqs to mono at a certain freq. Usually it works ok above 80Hz for me. some people like lower some higher, its up to you. I can hear some stereo movement at lower frequencies so you should check you mix before commitment on filtering the lower range.
Another cool old trick is to check waveforms for low frequency instruments ( like bass and synths) and try to match curves for better phase and amplitude control.

kindafishy
01-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Checking phase may be achieved with Flux Stereo tool ( Free), id recommend BX_control ( commercial) to set lower freqs to mono at a certain freq. Usually it works ok above 80Hz for me. some people like lower some higher, its up to you. I can hear some stereo movement at lower frequencies so you should check you mix before commitment on filtering the lower range.

As an alternative to bx_control, check out Tone Projects Basslane for keeping lower frequencies mono. Absolutely brilliant and free.

http://www.toneprojects.com/products/plug-ins/basslane/

pepe44
01-01-2015, 08:19 AM
As an alternative to bx_control, check out Tone Projects Basslane for keeping lower frequencies mono. Absolutely brilliant and free.

http://www.toneprojects.com/products/plug-ins/basslane/

Any good alternative for mac ?

kindafishy
01-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Any good alternative for mac ?

Sorry, I don't have any experience with macs :(.

You know what though? REAPER can do it without anything else. Check it out...

- Set your master to be 6 channels (right click on the master fader to do this).
- Insert LOSER/3BandSplitter
- Insert IX/Mixer_8-1xS
- Set Mixer_8-1xS Pan 1 to 0.5 and Pan 2 to 0.5
- Adjust 3BandSplitter Frequency slider 1 to the Hz threshold where you want to mono-ize
- Profit!

pepe44
01-01-2015, 12:37 PM
Will test it :D

NKB
01-01-2015, 08:15 PM
Nice track. Very silky. Your vocals toward the beginning of the song sound vaguely reminiscent of the vocals on some of Roy Ayers' songs. That's not a bad thing BTW.