Old 02-13-2020, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I just felt like sharing this little beauty..

Someone asked me to make an acoustic song out of lyrics he wrote... when I'm sked to do that, I usually sit down with the lyrics, and play around with them until something pops up, so that's what I did.

I pressed the red button, and played for like 3-5 hours till something stuck. I kept the best parts of my two best takes and mixed them. I then slapped on some effects and called it a day.

So yeah, the execution is faaaar from perfect, but I just love how it just works anyways.

One more reason to always let the red button on at all times

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X5O...w?usp=drivesdk

Any comments on the mix/execution/philosophy?

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Old 02-14-2020, 05:58 AM   #2
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I really enjoyed this, esp because of the "it is what it is" vibe.
What turned out to be a cool accident, though, is that I have one of those Atmospheric programs (a prog that randomly plays thunderstorms, the crackling of a campfire, rain, cicadas, etc). It plays very lowly in the background, and it was going thru a rain with occasional thunder phase while this played. Took me there.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:19 PM   #3
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Damn your voice is so good!!
This kind of song is where you are at the best.
There's a few spots the first 30 seconds where you can tame the guitar (more than a bit) Too raw
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:48 PM   #4
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I really enjoyed this, esp because of the "it is what it is" vibe.
What turned out to be a cool accident, though, is that I have one of those Atmospheric programs (a prog that randomly plays thunderstorms, the crackling of a campfire, rain, cicadas, etc). It plays very lowly in the background, and it was going thru a rain with occasional thunder phase while this played. Took me there.
Dude! that's a wonderful accident! I could totally hear that song playing in the background while driving on a stormy night I need that app!


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Damn your voice is so good!!
This kind of song is where you are at the best.
There's a few spots the first 30 seconds where you can tame the guitar (more than a bit) Too raw
Thanks! Yeah, I enjoyed writing that little piece. It was supposed to have more instrumentation and a nice, clean production.. But I think this is where this song is at.

Yeah, I could clamp the guitar's compressor a bit harder in the softer parts .. As a matter of fact, I'll just do that thanks for the hot tip!
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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It's called Atmosphere Deluxe.
I have the PC prog, but I'm almost sure they have an app version also.
It's my thinking, reading, writing (prose) background "noise." Love it.
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Yeah, great performance, even with the guitar doing loud DONK once in a while
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Yeah, great performance, even with the guitar doing loud DONK once in a while
OK, OK, I'll slap a more aggressive compressor on it

I could also re-record, but I'm afraid to lose the magic
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