Old 10-09-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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Here is a new song.
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https://soundcloud.com/mikaelsundh/worrying
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #2
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LOVE the beginning.. Love how the beats are blended and then separate... Nice!

Mysterious..

Really like the vox. Everything; tonal quality - verb is perfect.

Love the lead behind things at 1:29 - was hoping for more!

A lot of really nice subtle touches..

Lovely bluesy licks.. ala Mark Knopfler

Nice minimalist ending.

I could easily hear the drums coming in at some pt and ramping everything up - but respect you kept the 'less is more' approach here.

Lovely, well done Mikael!
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:02 PM   #3
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Hi Mikael. Very well done as usual. Your voice getting better each time and what a mix on it. Very nice piece. Don't know if you're happy with it but I wouldn't change a single note. The bass is cool too. The guitars etc...

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Old 10-09-2017, 07:18 PM   #4
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Took a while to get going for me, so 2:40 was a welcome change. Still nice, open mix.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:03 AM   #5
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Thanks all for listening.
Didn't expect THAT positive comments on the mix!

About the drums. I had drums in the beginning, but it was just an annoying snare and I couldn't figure out what kind of drums that would fit.
When I removed the drums ,it changed character and the bass felt like heart beats.
It never cross my mind to ramp it up.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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I like it all except for the fact that you keep singing "I love you". Especially starting with that line. It just made it cringe.

Musically it's great though. Love the soundscape and it all blends together really well. It might suit very understated electronic drums.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:40 AM   #7
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I like it all except for the fact that you keep singing "I love you". Especially starting with that line. It just made it cringe.

Musically it's great though. Love the soundscape and it all blends together really well. It might suit very understated electronic drums.
Thanks for your comments.
I thought about electronic drums before I removed them. I'm not familiar with eletronic drum sound, sound creating, so I skipped it
Maybe it's because English isn't my native language, but the 'I love you' is very important for me in this song.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:21 AM   #8
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Having heard the original this is greatly improved Mik. I'd personally still like the vocal to be a bit more up front and clearer, not a criticism just my two penn'orth.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:39 AM   #9
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Cool,you've really got that sound/genre happening very well, sometimes I might find the song is a bit long at the start, like Sammy said, other times probably not, in any case, well done.
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Thanks!
Barry: I'm still not satisfied with the vocals, so this is the loudest it get
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You could try double tracking the vocal? Real not ADT. Could help?
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:01 PM   #12
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Channeling Gary Numan a bit. Pretty darkwave stuff.
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Numan!? But thanks anyway
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Don't fight it, get your eyeliner on! Also I have almost unused combat boots for sale.
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Channeling Gary Numan a bit. Pretty darkwave stuff.
More something of Billy Idol on the "I love you" for me, and in general. And it's nice.

Well done
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You guys has strange associations, but both was important to me in my teens.
So thanks!
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More something of Billy Idol on the "I love you" for me, and in general. And it's nice.

Well done
I always get Mark Knopfler. Mikael even looks like him a little..
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Well done. Soothing. Could use a change somewhere, but it still works.
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I always get Mark Knopfler. Mikael even looks like him a little..
If I sound like him ok, but if I look like him? mmmmm......
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Well done. Soothing. Could use a change somewhere, but it still works.
Thanks!
Are you thinking of something particularly?
I would have done more with synths if I could.
I use only only presets with small changes in the ADSR and FX.
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Are you thinking of something particularly?
I was thinking a change in the form of a brief directional change to the song, like a bridge. It's purely an artistic choice with a song like this and it may not have worked out right. Something like a solo passage that's in a different key perhaps. Just enough to breakup the back and forth chord changes. It could help lift the song.
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Hey this is pretty great! Dig the vox, the simplicity and the whole vibe. I was waiting for a beat to come in the whole time though. I would totally put one on there if you'd like to collab. I can hear something electronic and maybe a bit 80's...

EDIT: Ha, it's 120bpm (lucky guess ) so I already started on it....

EDIT 2: Ha ha HA! I guess you could say I was inspired by your tune this evening. I wrote a rough drum part for it and here it is: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4957n7x6i...Drums.wav?dl=0
Hope you don't mind. They should kick in right when the bass synth does. I tried to PM you this link, but it wouldn't work for some reason.

Let me know if you like it and maybe I can work on it some more.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:09 PM   #23
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Not my genre at all but I thought the music mix sounded great. Loved the guitar tone when it came in for the fills. In my headphones the vocals were a little harsh/crisp which was a little distracting. Seemed like they didn't quite "sit" in the music, if that makes any sense. The low end riff sounds cool but was quite repetitive. I kept hoping for a change of some sort, or some drums, etc. Keep in mind I'm a pop rock standard song structure kind of guy so take my comments with a grain of salt

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Thanks Sam.
Harsh vocals is a neverending battle for me and yes, it could be better.
I'm not satisfied with the vocals, but couldn't do it better, so I kinda gave up.
FoxAsteria has got the stems, so maybe we will hear some more varied mix.
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Yes yes yes!
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Guitar toward the end is pretty damn sexy, and I don't like using the word sexy in this context at all.

I like the percussive nature of the bass and how it adds a nice foundation to the track to build on, as well. (=
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Guitar toward the end is pretty damn sexy, and I don't like using the word sexy in this context at all.
I don't mind
Glad you liked it.
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Ok here's a second draft of my remix: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cohwi9b70f...ing_8.mp3?dl=0
Hope msundh doesn't mind... What do you think, Mikael? I'm not sure about the mix...
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Cool!
It is more close to my version that I expected, but it's great.
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Thanks! Yea I didn't think it needed much, but I was definitely hearing the things I added, so thanks for letting me do that. Mind if I do a final mix and put it on SoundCloud?
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Aye-nice-love the textures here--both of the voice and choice of backings-exellent.ty4sharing.

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Ok here's a second draft of my remix: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cohwi9b70f...ing_8.mp3?dl=0
Hope msundh doesn't mind... What do you think, Mikael? I'm not sure about the mix...
I think it's a decent take of this recording-- different perspectives can help form wider panaromanic views of a particular 1 'thing'. ThanX as well.
Enjoyed. =)

ps. forgot to ask @msundh-is that grainsynthesis?>>or what type of opening effect is that there? curious if it's granular,or not..we know your modulating something!!! heh.

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Mind if I do a final mix and put it on SoundCloud?
Please do.
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ps. forgot to ask @msundh-is that grainsynthesis?>>or what type of opening effect is that there? curious if it's granular,or not..we know your modulating something!!! heh.
Hi
It's Prism, preset: Epic Swellpad, with some minor changes (FX, ADRS).
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