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    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6700079&q=hi
    This is the link to jangle with a draft vocal track.
    The vox will be retracked but I'm interested in how it sits at present, levels, blend, on top of, buried in, are the vox levels comfy with the solo etc.
    Comments on melody & lyrocs as well as the backing are most welcome.
    Oh, lyrics:
    You’re wearing yesterday’s raincoat
    Safe from tomorrow’s rain
    Impatient at today’s departure
    Uncertainty goes against the grain
    Dreams filled with euphemistic ghosts
    Keep company with your fears
    Revisit the separation
    As the memories draw tears
    Build a wall of mixed illusions
    Thatch a roof with your decay
    Make a mask of grand delusion
    When there’s nothing left to say
    You’ve nothing more to say.

    Whisper softly to the darkness
    feel it lightly holding on
    Taking comfort from the echo
    Well, at least until it’s gone.
    Build a wall of mixed illusions
    Filling dreams with your decay
    Make a mask of grand delusion
    All the things we could not say
    I reject them every day
    Every morning there’s the promise
    Every evening there’s the lack
    Every moment there’s the prospect
    That you won’t be coming back
    Build a life of mixed illusions
    Sent the world with your decay
    Make a mask of grand delusion
    When there’s nothing left to say
    Just hope it will go away
    Eyes wired open you still can’t see,
    What was, what is & what will be.
    Close your eyes & look around,
    You won’t know what’s lost ‘til it’s found
    Close your eyes & look around,
    Build a wall of mixed illusions
    Thatch a roof with your decay
    Make a mask of grand delusion
    When there’s nothing left to say
    The world just won’t go away.
    Why won’t it go away?
    Cheers
    ray

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    The only mix advice would be to nudge a little more highs on Terry's vocal. The esses don't seem to be a problem on this track so a couple db's might work. The level of vocals is pretty much right on for my taste.

    I read the lyrics before listening and was impressed as always. Great style, meter, vocab and story...

    The vocal melody is cool too because it doesn't always follow the backing track, which is a very strong part of the song. It goes down in spots where the music goes up etc...

    Love that voice Terry!

    So far so good!

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    Can't seem to connect ray...will try again later
    I really...really...REALLY have no idea what I'm talking about...AT ALL.

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    Hi Gerry,
    I can't up the highs as there's an awful lot of noise on the original of this vocal draft. I've used noise reduction and filters so I can't boost the highs as it'll bring some of that back. There's also a very, very odd extreme narrow peak & trough at about 11khz that I had to cut the vox in front of.
    I do know there's a need for top end definition and hope to have or apply that when Terry sends the final vocal. There are a few things Terry'll smooth out in delivery as well.
    I think the melody or the vocal works really well with your fabulous solo.
    Thanks for the positive comments mate.
    Monkey Allen,
    The link seems OK as of now: I hope it works for you when you try. If not let me know & I'll send you the mp3.

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    Soundclick has been having problems with direct linking of the songplayer on their site. I just had an issue with it trying to open widows media instead. That has been happening to my posts too, so I just link with the music page and it seems to have helped.
    Instead of a Do Not Disturb Sign, I need one that says "Already Disturbed. Proceed With Caution".

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    Here's the link to the music page. It ought to bypass streamer problems.
    Ta Rokket!
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...&content=music

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    I heart a high-pitched feedback or squealing sound throughout most of this song. I think it's in the vocal track (since I didn't hear it during the solo).

    I agree that the vox could stand to have more high end (except for the tinnitis noise).

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    Ray, I couldn't take that squealing high-pitched noise in the vocal track, so I had to shut it off.

    Sorry man.

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    Greg & Vomit hat,
    Sorry about the noise. It's barely there in wave form and marginally more so in MP3 but the cuts for streaming must remove the stuff that obscures it.
    The vocal track has big noise problems and I hope the real track Terry cuts won't be anywhere near as bad. We're currently diagnosing the problem in his signal chain to find the culprit.
    The noise in Kennedy Avalon is similar but different - it has other "artifacts" from noise reduction as well.
    Last edited by rayc; 08-29-2008 at 15:43.

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    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6848840&q=hi
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    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...&content=music
    This is a link to a brief sample of the vocal track complete with problems.
    I've tried noise reduction based on a sample of the track with no vox - ie" just noise".
    I've tried filtering and I've tried EQing. In fact I've done all three in series to get improvement.
    Have a listen, any suggestions?
    Here's the freq analysis of the sample unprocessed. You'll note a weird very narrow peak at around 11khz. The rad cut at about 17 would be the MP3 processsing that the file underwent before being sent to me.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails vocal-unfiltered-jpg  
    Last edited by rayc; 08-29-2008 at 16:24.

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