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    ****Is Summer Over? Take A Listen......

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    Summer Time http://www.storiesunderstone.com/summertime.mp3

    this is a simple tune.... I tried to keep it very light when recording it.

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    2 vocals panned at 11 & 1
    2 acoustic guitars panned at 9 & 3
    bass guitar panned at 12
    drums panned at 11 & 1

    I used a light Lexicon verb on the over all mix rather than on each track. This adds a lightness to the song and keeps it even.

    the only thing that had a bit more effect was the tamborine.

    I tried to keep the drums in the background to give the guitars alot of room to breathe.

    Compression was added at a rate of 2.5 to 1


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    Nice little song I thought. I like the singer's voice. I thought the DI'd guitar sound worked well in this case, though I'd be curious to hear what a mic'd guitar would sound like on this too. Nice smooth harmonies.

    The vocals are getting covered just a bit by the guitars. They don't quite have their spot in the mix yet.

    Some syncing issues with the guitars. Some were certainly intentional, some others I don't think were.

    Little mistakes in the begining? Like around :06.

    You might be able to improve the bass sound. As it is it's not too bad, but I think could be a bit more defined.

    Little plosive at around 1:15 on the word "park."

    Again, nice little song.

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    Really nice song

    Very cool - excellent lead vocal!! I mean excellent!!
    I agree with MMM about the Di'd gits - not an issue for me. (more on this later)

    Putting the drums where you did was a good idea. The guitars are definitely in "breathing room." And after all, aren't drummers there fur US?! The guitar players!! (Man, am I gonna get flamed!)

    The bass has a nice tone - was that DI'd, too? It could use some more definition - but I can't tell you how to do it - I keep messing with the bass on every recording.

    All around really nice tune - good concept and songwriting. Very likable melody line.

    So here's a little philosophy about acoustic/electric, DI'd guitars. I don't really have a problem with them. A lot of folks out here will mention that but I think the DI'd A/C guitar has a place in a band. It's not a bad sound - it's just different. In this tune they sound really nice - just my opinion.

    Nice work!!
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    My opinion

    Nice tune. I think the guitars could drop back in mix a little. That will help the vocals, drums and bass come up a bit.

    Overall it's a nice sound, good playing and nice vocals. I like the spacial setting you attained.

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    Very smooth. Too much so.

    The cymbals/drums have no body, and the mix seems very compressed/limited/flat overall. My meters hardly left the yellow. Too low on the threshold? Too slow on the release?

    I'd rather have the guitars hold their own without sacrificing the dynamics.

    I'm a big fan of the single 'verb approach. Just a bit to glue everything together.

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    The drum samples aren't too shabby. This sounds like something I would have written last year at the the end of summer. Cool vocals. I like your style, Poo.
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