Recent content by heatmiser

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    let me see your studio!

    This is where I'm making music these days. I made the desk out of an old barn door and some scrap wood I found in the basement.
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    new frustration

    Howdy folks...been a while! Good to see at least a few familiar names still posting here. I've been slowly getting back into recording over the last year in a new space. Here's something I wrapped up last week, and I am curious how it sounds on other systems. Sounds more or less as I wanted it...
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    feel like an alien

    Hi, I spent the last week coming up with a collection of instrumentals that I've posted on soundcloud as an "EP". I got really sick of trying to sing. lol I would have posted some of these in the clinic first for mix advice, but wanted to get it done and move on, plus I've had a lot of tunes...
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    i'm so lonesome i could cry

    Thank you DM60. I admittedly breezed through this one in a matter of hours (another unique thing about it!), but I remember spending quite a bit of time struggling at the end with where to sit the vocals. I agree they seem too forward, but honestly, lowered just a little, it sounded wrong. I...
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    i'm so lonesome i could cry

    Sorry to post another track so soon after the last, but I'm in high output mode and would really like to get feedback on this one before moving on to whatever else is next. This track is different in many ways...content obviously...It's a Hank Williams tune done more in a johnny cash kind of...
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    cold, cold ground

    Hey - so what do you think of this one? I did this maybe a month ago. It was the first track I did in my new place and this is the first and only mix I did. At the time I was quite happy with the mix, but time has passed, and I've listened to a bunch of stuff in here, and now I'm not so sure...
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    Vocal tracking techniques that might help with pitch?

    Hi, For someone who isn't tone deaf, but does struggle at times with pitch, are there any recommendations during the tracking process to help with this? I used to just play the full mix at a healthy volume and belt it out which worked sometimes, but often not. I read some ideas here years ago...
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    jealous guy

    Hi folks, Been away for a while...I moved and have a new recording space that I'm still getting used to, particularly with regard to how the bass translates. This is the third track I've done in the new place, but I've struggled more with it than the first two, largely due to the vocals. This...
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    godzilla theme medley

    What do y'all think of this? It should evoke images of a man in a rubber monster suit being attacked by fake jets and helicopters while stomping models of buildings in slow motion. If not, I have failed. I don't expect the horns or strings to sound convincingly real, but do they sound...
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    it doesn't matter

    Hi again, I have another new tune that I'd love to get some opinions on. I finished tracking this one about a week ago while you folks were kindly giving me advice on the last track (I probably will remove or at least lower the fuzz bass on that one thanks to your feedback). I approached this...
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    john mcgraw

    Hey there, I finished tracking this a week or so ago (first song in a while!), and have put the mix on soundcloud for your consideration. Let me know if anything sounds out of whack. Thanks a bunch.
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    Hey - I threw this thing together this past weekend and have been fiddling with it since. This mix got away from me for a bit, but I think I have it dialed in better now. What do you think? I tried a bunch of different stuff this time, and as is often the case when you try new stuff, I'm on the...
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    Let me know what you think of this mix (new mix 3.15 afternoon): Thanks, Pete Edit : Mix two from post 26.
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    Uh, not you whomever is reading this...that was just written on a poster I was staring at while tracking this the last couple of nights. Really just trying out some new sounds with the Hammond organ and got carried away. I didn't understand the percussion settings or the function of the...
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    Alright. We're going to slow things down a bit here with a mellow sort of waltz. A good friend of mine turned me on to this tune last year and I've been listening to it a lot lately and decided to cover it this past weekend. It's called mexico. It's by cake. I unintentionally slowed it down a...