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    Acoustic Song - Come On

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    Hey...please have a listen to this new song...it's titled 'Come On I Think' and should be the first song on my soundclick page...

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=355705

    I borrowed the lyrics, but it was more a bit of an excercise in recording acoustic guitar, particularly the finger picked part on the left.

    Any comments or suggestions would be great...thanks a lot
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    nice

    The rhythym track sounds very open and bright. What setup did you use to get that sound?

    Overall it sounds very clear and the parts don't compete too much for space. Whatever you are doing, you're doing it right. Maybe cut back the verb on the vox, but I almost like it, sounds like early Floyd.

    One thing I noticed as the track ends is lot of noise in the left channel.

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    Thumbs up

    I'm a kind reviewer but I'm thinking you'd appreciate an honest and critical opinion so, here goes;

    I'd like to hear the lead guitar stand out just a touch. I mean just a touch. There area a couple very tasty vamps in there,...my ear would like to hear them stand out...just a touch. I'd also put a little more bottom into the low guitar or, better yet, add a bass, maybe an acoustic bass.

    The vox has too much reverb for my taste even for the Floyd sound. Back if off just a little bit and bring it forward a touch. Is it possible that the heavy reverb might be hiding a little bit of the "sliding" into the notes and intonation of the vocals. Not to bash on the performance, it's a casual sounding piece and the performance fits.

    The vocals seem too blended with the voicing of the guitars "when you say it's good enough for me" seems to get lost there at the first section, and again here and there when the vocals go to the end of the phrases to the low notes. At least once I can't tell what the words are.

    Also, yeah, very noisey closing. Not sure what you could do about it. Depends on where it's coming from. You might be able to ramp the offending track down but possibly at the risk of losing your ringing notes.

    All in all very tasty. Nice song, nice playing and really like the vocals. Just a little polish and I'd be a real happy listener. Thumbs UP!
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    128 KBPS absolutely kills acoustic guitar but I think yours sounds good despite that fact.

    Lead guitar needs to come up. Vocals sound fine. Whole mix sounds good to me. Sounds like it was recorded 30-odd years ago. Has a classic sound to it.

    I'd go into more detail on the guitars but maybe you can upload a 320 KBPS or 192 KBPS version to:

    www.lightningmp3.com

    And it will be more fair to judge it then.

    Oh, and I really like the song.

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    I'd say you are officially fully healed This sounds great - few mix issues pointed out above but generally a great performance..... Let us know when you can the full signal chain of the guitar and vocals.

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    I like the vox verbed - but then again I'm a hopless verbaholic. Nice playing & recording alround. The lead could use a vol or EQ boost - some of the licks are pretty slick and deserved to be heard.
    I didn't hear Floyd, I did get some sense of summertime a la the Cosmic Rough Riders maybe even someof the sweeter Go-Betweens - that Striped Sunlight Sound?
    Top job - little remix maybe?

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    Mr Allen, What does "borrow the lyrics" mean? And how about the details on that signal chain hmmm?


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    Hey, thanks for the comments to this song...Dan..you're right about the 128kbs...it doesn't do many favours.

    This is the signal chain I used: Taylor 110 acoustic guitar, small wood floor bedroom, into a CADm179 condenser mic, into Presonus Firebox. I eq'd both the rhythm and picked parts to drop some boom and in the picked part's case, add some treble. The shhhhhh bad sounds at the end of the song are coming from the picked track. Coz I added some treble eq there it sounds like it has picked up room noise, and that general treble shhhh.

    I'm with rayc on the vocals...I just am a fan of reverb too. But, I know what you other guys are saying when you say it could come back a bit.

    There's parts where the lead guitar is more present and parts where it drops a bit...mainly when there's vocals or where the more bright lead bit plays. There's the little licks at the end on the right that I thought I might increase in vol. I think they sound nice, but at the time didn't want to cloud things too much.

    Punkin, I agree with the vox blending. I tried to make those vox lines more resonant when I sang em at the time. I thought there might be troubles with clouding there. Hey ido1957...I borrowed the lyrics, in that I don't think they are altogether original. I mean they are mine, but certain phrases are pretty generic.

    I'm gonna have a go at doing a mix based on the suggestions. Thanks for the feedback everyone
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    This is a very relaxing song. I get the Pink Floyd reference, kinda San Tropez-ish... Meddle lp(?)

    Panning seems off balance to me. Picked guitar in left, everything else sort of center. Maybe it's just me. Another picked part on the right would complement well. Need some low end.

    I love reverb too. I think all you have to do here is pull back a little on the doubling.

    Great performance, I think.

    Cheers,

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    Hey chili, thanks...I moved the rhythm guitar more to the right. I brought up some sections of the lead bits. But haven't updated it or anything on soundclick. All the advice was what I was looking for though, thanks.
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