Old 10-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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I've been working on a cover of Mellencamps "I Need A Lover", here's what I've got so far on the intro part:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z4fgxoc0qi...NAL01.wav?dl=0

I want to thank a couple of Reaper users for their contributions.

Soli Deo Gloria provided the piano track and Abraham Liftin' provided the drum track. I think they both did an outstanding job.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:44 PM   #2
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Sounding great. Good job man!
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:56 PM   #3
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Sounding really good so far, Tuleolu.

Piano part is fantastic. Kudos to Soli Deo Gloria. Very cool.

I can tell you left my drum track pretty much the way I sent it to you. Nice job.

Looking forward to hearing this as it progresses.

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Old 10-20-2019, 05:05 PM   #4
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Thanks Glenn and Abe.

The drums sounded great out of the box, no need to do anything, very cool. Thanks.

Got another bounceback on an email I sent you, PM'd you on that.

Working on getting the vocals recorded, then I'll come back and tweak things on the intro. (But not the drum track. )

Cheers!
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:36 PM   #5
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Sounding really good! It's progressing nicely.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:37 AM   #6
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Sounding good so far

I am not familiar with any Mellencamp stuff so I looked this song up on the interwebs.

Are you going to take your cover all the way and add some vocals or are you leaving it as a shorter instrumental?

Either way, it is a great exercise to do and lots of fun, and it ain't that easy either...



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Are you going to take your cover all the way and add some vocals or are you leaving it as a shorter instrumental?
Thanks and yes I'll be adding vocals, female vocalist by the way.

I'm working on getting the tracks done for the vocals now. Once I have that, then I'll go back and tweak things on the intro and add all the other bells and whistles I have in mind for this.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:24 AM   #8
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I´d like to join the other users in my appreciation of the mix so far : it sounds just great for my taste! It´s clean, everything sits nicely yet it has character. Very, very good job. And of course, Abraham´s drums were a pleasure to work with, a tight and solid base without a single fissure. Congratulations to you too, Abraham.


Toleolu, you´re doing an excellent work, really. Looking forward to listening to the finished version of this song and forthcoming projects. Thanks again for your trust.
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Sounding really good so far, Tuleolu.
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I´d like to join the other users in my appreciation of the mix so far : it sounds just great for my taste!
Slip a musician a few bucks and they say the nicest things, don't they!!!!
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Slip a musician a few bucks and they say the nicest things, don't they!!!!
Wait! You mean he got paid????


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Sounding really good so far, Tuleolu.
You spelled his name wrong. It's toleolu. It's Hawaiian for "cheats musicians out of money"

(he knows I'm kidding)
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You spelled his name wrong. It's toleolu. It's Hawaiian for "cheats musicians out of money"
I once went to Hawaii. When I got off the plane, I expected everyone to be wearing grass skirts and coconuts on their nipples.

Turns out I was the only one.

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Old 10-22-2019, 01:35 PM   #13
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:55 PM   #14
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I once went to Hawaii. When I got off the plane, I expected everyone to be wearing grass skirts and coconuts on their nipples.

Turns out I was the only one.
Ooof....Tough crowd. Ok, I'll just stick to playing drums from now on.
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Ooof....Tough crowd. Ok, I'll just stick to playing drums from now on.
I thought it was funny!
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Here's a quick take on what I'm thinking for the verses. Drums, piano, bass, and acoustic guitar.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/byqryeu4w2...Acous.wav?dl=0

Once again, not a final mix. Mic'd the acoustic, no effects.

Thanks
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Sounds pretty good to me! What kind of acoustic and what mic?
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Thanks

Taylor acoustic and a Sennheiser mic, forget the model number.

The acoustics in the man cave suck, for the final mix I'll be re-recording the acoustic part at Pipelines studio.

Just trying to come up with a track for the singer.
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Sounding good.

It's starting to come together.....right now......ovary....
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Sounding good.

It's starting to come together.....right now......ovary....
Ha! Good one! I could name a tune or two that I had the wrong lyrics to and some I made up some lyrics to.
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Even without the vocal this already has a nice feel to it. Great foundation to build on.

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Even without the vocal this already has a nice feel to it. Great foundation to build on.

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Thanks T, appreciate that.

If I didn't have someone in mind to do the vocals, I'd be hitting you up to see if Peter Wittaker would be interested in doing it. Just commented on your post about his latest cover. Really impressed with him and your sons work.
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Good work so far -- when is it ready?
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:56 PM   #24
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Thanks Jorgen, shouldn't be too much longer now.

That is if I can get myself to stop tweaking and just say, "That's good enough".
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