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    Last Nite (The Strokes cover)

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    My cover of Last Nite by The Strokes.

    Did everything on this one myself. Drums are Addictive Drums 2.

    No normalization or mastering techniques applied.



    Oh, and the original for reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXaHy814cEA

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    I love the song. I thought it was really cool.

    I thought your guitar sound was pretty good.

    The bass is missing some power. I think it can come up and I also think it could stand a low end boost - like in the 80hz - 120hz range. There was a missed bass note somewhere in the 2:39 range.

    The biggest weakness is the vocal. The original has this great energy and rawness to it. And this performance is too subdued. You need more urgency in the vocal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    I love the song. I thought it was really cool.

    I thought your guitar sound was pretty good.

    The bass is missing some power. I think it can come up and I also think it could stand a low end boost - like in the 80hz - 120hz range. There was a missed bass note somewhere in the 2:39 range.

    The biggest weakness is the vocal. The original has this great energy and rawness to it. And this performance is too subdued. You need more urgency in the vocal.
    Finally a reply!

    Thank you for complementing the guitar sound.
    I'll try to do some experimenting with the bass in the area you suggested.

    I totally agree with you on the vocals. I'm not really a vocalist (duh!) but decided to give it a try since I didn't have anyone to sing. This may sound strange but some of the notes were actually very high for me (bass register). I didn't feel comfortable letting loose and try to 'rock' up my vocals because I have neighbors. The though of them hearing me just made me want to get them done. It would be cool to try again in a more comfortable setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw1 View Post
    My cover of Last Nite by The Strokes.

    Did everything on this one myself. Drums are Addictive Drums 2.

    No normalization or mastering techniques applied.



    Oh, and the original for reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXaHy814cEA
    The guitars are spread nicely across the stereo spectrum.
    Last edited by ClearedToPlay; 11-17-2016 at 13:13.

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    Cool cover. The kick is a bit loud compared to the rest of the set. I agree with 3M that the vocal needs more energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola View Post
    Cool cover. The kick is a bit loud compared to the rest of the set. I agree with 3M that the vocal needs more energy.
    Thanks man!

    Yeah, the main culprit is certainly the vocals. The drums need a little tweaking to get them more natural. I'm also going to add some cymbal action when I get time to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw1 View Post
    Thanks man!

    Yeah, the main culprit is certainly the vocals. The drums need a little tweaking to get them more natural. I'm also going to add some cymbal action when I get time to do it.
    Cool, post it again when you redo the vocals. I love the Strokes first two albums and would like to hear this with proper energy. Maybe have a few drinks beforehand and cut loose. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola View Post
    Cool, post it again when you redo the vocals. I love the Strokes first two albums and would like to hear this with proper energy. Maybe have a few drinks beforehand and cut loose. haha
    Yeah, the two first albums are great! Maybe a couple of drinks will help loosening up

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    Good cover. Best part - The guitars. Least best - lead vocals could have a bit more "growl" in them, and are bit too "pretty" if you're going for his vox. Also, the original had the lead singer over-modulate into, what sounds like a Shure sm57. which gave it a mid-rangey tone.
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