Old 01-24-2021, 09:30 PM   #1
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A little while ago I posted the song 'Andrew' which I had finally finished after 40 years. However I was not entirely happy with it. Recently though, I was listening to the Cocteau Twins and had the idea of doing a dream pop version of my song. Granted, I don't sound like Elizabeth Frazer, but here it is (or go to post #4 for the final version):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FS...ew?usp=sharing

(currently a private share while I think about it).

Instrumentation is mainly Surge, except for the Addictive Keys grand piano in the chorus. Percussion is Spitfire Audio LABS Drums. Liberal use of Valhalla Supermassive.
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Old 01-28-2021, 05:51 AM   #2
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Sorry to bore you all with this, but as no-one commented on my mix, I have carried on regardless. Not that I often get around to commenting on other peoples mixes, but I do listen to them, I promise. Anyway, here is the latest mix and it includes a nice new instrumental section after the first verse

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mjz...ew?usp=sharing

I does seem pretty busy on this board at the moment, must be a post Christmas flurry of activity
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Old 01-31-2021, 12:11 AM   #3
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Here is, probably, the final version, unless anyone has any suggestions or critisisms. In this version, in the arpeggio guitar like track I replaced Surge with TWang, to get a more natural and more random string tone. I added a bit more distortion to make it a more gritty. I also thought the arpeggios were a bit too melodic and were conflicting with everything else, so I simplified them. With the vocals, I found a better take for one of the more obviously out of key bits and corrected a few miss timings.

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Well, it wasn't quite the finished. I cleaned up the piano in the chorus a bit and added some additional percussion here and there. Here is the final public version, although I should really re-do the vocals at some point - https://soundcloud.com/thewastersoft...ew-the-android
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Well, it wasn't quite the finished. I cleaned up the piano in the chorus a bit and added some additional percussion here and there. Here is the final public version, although I should really re-do the vocals at some point - https://soundcloud.com/thewastersoft...ew-the-android
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EDIT: Which explains why I was abandoned as a baby. I am a work of art.

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I'm sorry you didn't really get any comments aside from one. It's actually a pretty neat tune. I'm not really a pop music guy at all, but I thought it was well done and catchy. I like the lyrics because they tell a bit of a cute story.

I'm not very good at critiquing mix/mastering. It sounded fairly decent though. Things maybe get a bit hairy for a short bit at around 2:10 with the mix, but other than that it sounded good. Nice track!
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I'm sorry you didn't really get any comments aside from one. It's actually a pretty neat tune. I'm not really a pop music guy at all, but I thought it was well done and catchy. I like the lyrics because they tell a bit of a cute story.

I'm not very good at critiquing mix/mastering. It sounded fairly decent though. Things maybe get a bit hairy for a short bit at around 2:10 with the mix, but other than that it sounded good. Nice track!
Thanks for your feedback nait, I could maybe back off a bit on the sustained distorted sound at 2:10.
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... Which explains why I was abandoned as a baby. I am a work of art.
Or at the very least, a piece of work
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I'll take it!
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I did back off the sound that I think was causing the issue that @nait mentioned. I replaced the file on soundcloud, so it's the same link. We can consider this song officially abandoned.

Edit: Not quite fully abandoned, I made a small change to the piano solo so that the repeats are slightly different.
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