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    New tune - soul pop thing, comments?

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    Here's the song, please let me know what you think if you listen. Sounds fairly ok to me, but if anyone hears anything drastically wrong...

    http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~...ether_mix7.mp3

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    Oh oh... a two star rating... well at least the link must work!

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    Is this song just too sappy for comment?

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    I happened to like it! Songwriting, execution, and all. Of course, I hear where you're limited production-wise, but it sounds likes you're getting the most of out of your gear; and I say that without knowing what it is!

    Certainly would be interested to hear that song in full production, with live instruments and all!!!

    Good job! Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks for the comment! That was recorded with Cubase SX, and other than my real vocals and guitar, it was all vst instruments like Lounge Lizard for the electric piano. It was also my first attempt at using drum loops from a sample cd. Usually I play them from the keyboard with the Native Instruments Battery program. The loops were more work I think...

    Vocals were recorded with a Rode NT-1, just on a mic stand beside where I sit at the computer. All a one man operation!

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    Pretty cool little pop tune.I liked everything about it except the drums.They sound to thin.Midi?Other than that it was a good pop tune with an effective hook.

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    hell i think it sounds great !!..vocals really sound good...
    the drums are a little thin sounding like kramer said...but the song itself is catchy....!!!
    du du du du daaaahhh....love that part.
    keyboard is great just needs a diff sound ...the patch sounds cheap..??..make sense?..lol...the melody is really nice.





    liking it

    jamal

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    keyboard

    Hmm, I kind of liked the keyboard lead part! I was purposely looking for something a little cheesy as it was supposed to be a 70s pop kind of sound. I may change it though.. it was from a VST-i analog modeling synth.

    Drums are from a cd of retro drum grooves. After this I'm going back to playing the drums from the keyboard. Way more control, and you can change the sounds at any time.

    Thanks for all the input!

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    I love the retro sound. I would mix it with a little more keyboard pads with a newer sound. The contrast would be great. It would add class without taking away the 'classic' sound.

    On a second listen, it begs for a 16th 'chaka chaka' pattern tamborine in the chorus, with maybe an 8th pattern in the verses. I would drop

    I'm a drummer, so I am biased. I could hear a few simple tom fills too.

    Kinda weird, but the annunciation of the lyrics really works for me. I love the 'bean' rather than 'bin' for been. Make sense?

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    The song is not my cup o' tea (yeah, kinda sappy for me)
    but, like jamal, I thought the singing was great. Damn fine voice.

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