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    Thanks, I'll have a look. I didn't cut and paste any fills, but I did some clipping around the hits on the tom and snare tracks to reduce hat bleed. I probably got careless with one of those edits and cut it off too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibleedburgundy View Post
    The song doesn't start from silence.

    The ending fade - I don't think you have to press so hard to end it there. It seems a bit short. I know your guitar parts didn't go on any longer but just drums and bass would be okay for a few seconds
    Good things picked out there. I agree with Dave. Anything to make that outro longer! You can even copy and paste the rhythm guitars, bass, and drums for another couple measures at the end if you wanted to (I know you don't)

    I agree that I've heard a few songs from you that fade out very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robus View Post

    Listening again, I think the lead vocal could come down a hair.
    don't think so ... sounds about right to me.

    A few weeks back a friend and I were headed to Orlando for a jazz gig and I played him some recordings I have liked thru the years from here.

    He made the comment, "I can always tell when it's a home recordist because their vox are always too low" ..... I think there's truth to that .... on any pop record on the radio the vox is always very present.

    This song sound pretty good to my ears.
    The only nit for me ( and this is very much a matter of taste and opinion ) is that I don't care for the snare sound much ..... something about it bothers me .... but that's about it.
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    We've done 11 songs, I have about 6 different snare sounds. It's a work in progress lol. The only one I really loved was on the collab with Jimistone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Bob View Post
    don't think so ... sounds about right to me.

    A few weeks back a friend and I were headed to Orlando for a jazz gig and I played him some recordings I have liked thru the years from here.

    He made the comment, "I can always tell when it's a home recordist because their vox are always too low" ..... I think there's truth to that .... on any pop record on the radio the vox is always very present.
    Thanks Bob, I appreciate the listen. Your comment is reassuring. I have been second-guessing myself on levels lately.

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    Late to this, so I don't know if I'm listening to mix #1 or what. But there isn't much I'd change.

    Kick is maybe a db too loud.

    Vocal is maybe a db too soft in the chorus - "We'll go island hopping..." section. Just for a few lines.

    Snare is just a bit wet.

    All just suggestions. All minor. All optional.

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    I Enjoyed this song. It is really a well written song . Great arrangement too guys! It has a good time feel to it . Also, I think the recording is great , Very nice tones . The snare sounded good to me .

    I agree with Lt Bob that the vocals are not too hot at all. I tend to mix my vocals a lot hotter than most of the guys on this site. It's just the way I hear 'em when I listen to the radio, and records, and I think they sound the best up in the mix. I think the reason you see so many vocal levels being real low, in home recordings, is because people lack confidence in their vocal ability and tend to bury it in the mix.

    Great song guys!
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