Old 12-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default A cover of Hotel California

I don't normally post cover versions here but this is an exception. The superb acoustic guitars are by a couple of Estonian chaps, I just loved their instrumental and wanted to add suitable vocals and bass. I don't know what software they used to record but my additions are pure Reaper.
It's quite an exercise with just one voice to layer good harmonies. Let me know what you think. Cheers

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Old 12-19-2017, 01:38 PM   #2
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I don't normally post cover versions here but this is an exception. The superb acoustic guitars are by a couple of Estonian chaps, I just loved their instrumental and wanted to add suitable vocals and bass. I don't know what software they used to record but my additions are pure Reaper.
It's quite an exercise with just one voice to layer good harmonies. Let me know what you think. Cheers

https://barrykingsbeer.bandcamp.com/...tel-california
That's terrific! Thanks for sharing.
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A cover like this is cool because it's not a carbon copy of the original. I'm REALLY impressed by your vocals here.
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:36 PM   #4
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This song gives me goose bumps... and this version is no different!

Fantastic as always Barry..

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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Nice!

I like your Latin-like version of the song. It has some sweetness to it.

Did you do all the guitars? I'm currently tracking my classical guitar for a song I wrote and would like to get a sound like your. Any tips (mic, mic distance, eq-cuts/boosts)?
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Thanks to you all for the comments, much appreciated. I think I'm getting close to the chorale feel I've been searching for on the BVs.

RDBois I can't take any credit for the guitar tracks. They were recorded by two Estonian players, the lead player is Oliver Tramms. It's beautifully recorded. I've tried to get in touch with him by email to make sure he's happy with what I've done using his backing track but so far I have heard nothing back. I feel bad about using it without prior permission but it was so inspiring; I've tried to go with the mood he and his colleague created and not detract from their work. This is their original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAKnT0g8MtA
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