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    HI....decided to use some of my personal time I have built up at work and take a day off today.It's amazing how much you can do recording wise without being interrupted, distracted by kids/babies/wife !
    Anyways, I wrote/ recorded this today.The lyrics are by a friend of mine...I used a 12 and 6 string Rickenbacker model on my Variax for most of this thru a Vox -AC 30 model on my Podxtl...pretty fun combo ...this is my 1st mixdown...the ending is not to pretty...I usually fade em' out or tie them up with a nice finale...this one I wanted a abrupt ending.
    Any critiques, suggestions etc are much appreciated!

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    Interesting tune man...Nice tones....sounds like the era that these guitars would have been really popular in. Very good mix of the guitars and bass...all is very clear there. Vocals sit pretty well...I wouldn't mind hearing them a bit drier, still with some verb/chorus, but just a smidge drier. Other than that, nice interaction of the sounds from the instruments.
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    Interesting.

    My only nit would be the vocal. I agree with Ed. Too wet. They are doubled, right?

    Very cool tune, like all the stuff I've heard from you. Nice job for a 1-day outing!
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    Dogman/Rockket - Hey guys...thanks for the feedback ...sounds like the vocals may be a bit to wet eh?
    I tracked the lead vocals once to 2 tracks, panned them hard left and right, then nudged one of them just a bit out of synch with the other..just trying anything that might make my vocals sound better...I'm thinking of maybe adding one more track of the lead vocal dry right up the middle...
    there is also 2 tracks of the chorus, sung diffrently both times as well ...I do have a bit of verb on the chorus vocals...I will try some other things to see if I can improve this....thanks again for the feedback!
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    Quote Originally Posted by variaxman
    Dogman/Rockket - Hey guys...thanks for the feedback ...sounds like the vocals may be a bit to wet eh?
    I tracked the lead vocals once to 2 tracks, panned them hard left and right, then nudged one of them just a bit out of synch with the other..just trying anything that might make my vocals sound better...I'm thinking of maybe adding one more track of the lead vocal dry right up the middle...
    there is also 2 tracks of the chorus, sung diffrently both times as well ...I do have a bit of verb on the chorus vocals...I will try some other things to see if I can improve this....thanks again for the feedback!
    Here is a trick that I've used with a female vocalist:

    She has a wonderful voice, but not that strong, so I had to figure out how to fatten her vocal up without overcompressing it and ruining it.

    I had her sing the track twice, then I put them both up the middle, the second vocal was a dB or two lower in volume than the first. I added a medium room verb to only the higher volume track, to add subtle ambience. She could not believe that it was her when she heard the final mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokket
    Here is a trick that I've used with a female vocalist:

    She has a wonderful voice, but not that strong, so I had to figure out how to fatten her vocal up without overcompressing it and ruining it.

    I had her sing the track twice, then I put them both up the middle, the second vocal was a dB or two lower in volume than the first. I added a medium room verb to only the higher volume track, to add subtle ambience. She could not believe that it was her when she heard the final mix.

    hmmnn sounds interesting...Im gonna try that......thanks for the tip!
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    i actually like the vocals wet like that. it gives it a bit of punch i find.
    for some reason his voice reminds me of a non screaming AC/DC.
    sounds awsome. simple riffs but verry tight and cool sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Black
    i actually like the vocals wet like that. it gives it a bit of punch i find.
    for some reason his voice reminds me of a non screaming AC/DC.
    sounds awsome. simple riffs but verry tight and cool sounding.

    Thanks cool you like the vocals...I'm definetly a guitar player 1st and singer by default so it's always pleasing when people like the vocals....
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    Just uploaded a new mix of this tune...centered the lead vocals and dried up the verb a bit....also kicked the bass guitar and drums up a tad....the links at the top of the thread will now load the new mix...
    Thanks again for all the feedback!!
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    hey variaxman-----once again you have a very nice tune!!! love the 12 string!

    and i do like the vox just the way they are.
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