Old 12-08-2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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It's been months since I've done much musically, and I finally broke out of my slump when a friend, Peter Bowen, sent me some songs of his to listen to.

This was written by him. He usually writes Australian folk-ish songs and recently sent me a few to listen to (just voice and acoustic guitar). They were all good, but one stood out to me as needing a little electric-ness added. So I asked him if I could "produce" that particular one.

So Peter removed the acoustic and sent me a few more electric guitar parts and let me have at it.

Peter Bowen: Composer, Lead vocals, Electric guitars.
Me: Bass, Backing vocals, midi samples, and Mix.

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This is what Peter originally sent:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fe2d0dc7r2...0Demo.mp3?dl=0

I only have 3 guitars (acoustic, elec, and bass) and restrung them all hoping that might give me a kick to do some more music. So my bass is probably the worst part of the song (clicky) with those unbroken-in strings. Known issue.

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Old 12-09-2019, 10:21 AM   #2
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Great work Sammy. Impressive overall performances and sound as well, everything sounds together and clear. It's a highly listenable track and that bit of bass string *noise* is fine imo.

Gtr solos are excellent too, again, not only what's being played but the sound is top drawer.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Am I right in opining there's still a couple of bars at 1.26 and again at 2.24 that could use some further electric soloing?
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:21 AM   #4
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I can hear it, but I just took what he sent me. Thx Morgon.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:55 PM   #5
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Great work as always.
The bass string rattle was a bit too much for me. There was also a clap sound that I didn't that much.
Other than that ... great!
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:41 PM   #6
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I can hear it, but I just took what he sent me. Thx Morgon.
I just meant that those lead gtr parts sound really good, and there was a bit of room [imo] for more of it at those points [1.26, 2.24] but of course, that's only a personal opinion about a very minor detail.

I too of course weigh up suggestions about my tracks, then decide whichever way, yay or nay. One suggestion I did take up coincidentally was yours about adding a piano track to my track "Uh Huh" [or whatever the title's gonna be] It's done now, I might repost it again soon bc I've remixed it a bunch of times. Cheers

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Old 12-09-2019, 06:46 PM   #7
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Great work as always.
The bass string rattle was a bit too much for me. There was also a clap sound that I didn't that much.
Other than that ... great!
Thanks man!
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:47 PM   #8
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I just meant that those lead gtr parts sound really good, and there was a bit of room [imo] for more of it at those points [1.26, 2.24] but of course, that's only a personal opinion about a very minor detail.

I too of course weigh up suggestions about my tracks, then decide whichever way, yay or nay. One suggestion I did take up coincidentally was yours about adding a piano track to my track "Uh Huh" [or whatever the title's gonna be] It's done now, I might repost it again soon bc I've remixed it a bunch of times. Cheers
I'll be watching for it.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:40 PM   #9
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Nice! Best for me are the vocal and bass. The bass gtr string noise has been mentioned but I have to say that the overall vibe of the bass makes me not care about that.

Vocal could come up.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:12 AM   #10
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The vocal volume was one of those "after posting" things that I noticed also. Thanks for confirming, Timothy.
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