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  1. witm8

    let me see your studio!

    I actually tidied my room/studio/man cave up over the weekend - this is where the magic doesn't happen And I also purchased a new set of Rokit speakers - which has caused me to purchase a new desk (getting on Monday so I'll have to have another re-jig then)
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    Just throwing this song out there - it's just an ongoing idea

    Boyfriend 3 by Random-Tangent | Random Tangent | Free Listening on SoundCloud Just throwing this song out there - it's just an ongoing idea. I really want to try and do something different as I feel as I'm getting a little bored with the acoustic/folk/hippy music that I tend to gravitate...
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    Crisp / Clear lyric pronunciation.

    Hi, I’m finding something that I’m doing really annoying, and was just wondering if there was a mixing technique that could be used in my instance. I’m finding that when I’m singing, I’m occasionally losing the last syllable of some of the words. I suppose that this is the way that I sing...
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    Mixing for a variety of play back media.

    Hi Guys. I was wondering if there was a general tip that anyone would care to share with regards to mixing a song(s) to be played played on various platforms. I've been messing around with my latest song over the weekend: The Sun Will Shine Tommorow by Random-Tangent | Random Tangent | Free...
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    Thoughts on generic background noise and how/if to mix it

    Hi all, I'm not really sure where I should post this (mods please feel free to move this) Yesterday I quickly did a really really simple song - me + acoustic guitar (and then I quickly popped a 'solo' on it). It all sounded a bit flat and boring. As it was so so simple, and could have been...
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    This weekends song attempt.

    This weekends attempt (If I write a thousand songs one may be ok'ish) I Am Grateful by Random-Tangent | Random Tangent | Free Listening on SoundCloud I wake and I'm old, But I try to be thankful You know that I almost died? Did you know that I almost died? From a fire that's in my blood, I...
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    I Am Grateful (my latest attempt).

    Hi all, I finally got around to 'finishing' another song over the weekend, and would appreciate someone else giving it a quick listen and giving me some critique. The amount of times that I've heard it now, I'm starting to not even hear it (if that makes sense?). I Am Grateful by...
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    Qty of songs you are working on ?

    I was sitting in front of my computer last night, guitar in hand and pen at the ready - and not really much was happening. So I hovered my mouse over, and opened up another recent song that I was working on. I then realised that I have about 5 songs that are all very much a work in progress...
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    can someone have a quick listen to this plz

    Hi all, Can someone have a quick listen to this song that I've just recorded, and mixed, and mastered (well, attempted to anyway). I'm not sure if I need to raise the vocal volume slightly - on three devices that I've listened to it ok it sounds ok, but on another, the guitar seems to dominate...
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    My new take on my old song

    Hey gang, This is the first time that I've tried to mix 'do' a song with more than 4 tracks - I think that this ended up at 28 actually. I think that I bit off more than I can chew actually - so next time I will go for slightly less. The song can be found here on my Soundcloud...
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    New song today - But what if?

    Hi all, This is the first time that I've tried to mix 'do' a song with more than 4 tracks - I think that this ended up at 28 actually :facepalm: I think that I bit off more than I can chew actually - so next time I will go for slightly less - but if anyone can maybe just point me in the right...
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    Picture With You - my song

    Hi all, I've been a 'home recordist' for a while now, previously only using an USB mic, iPad, and Garageband. Recently I've upgraded to an iMac - Logic Pro X - and Rode NT1-A mic as things were getting a little stagnant - plus I needed to upgrade computers for my job. This is the first time...
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    let me see your studio!

    As of last night - yes I know it could do with a tidy up, and I don't really know why I persist with sitting on the floor using my laptops, when I've got a lovely iMac on the desk just out of shot. I really would like to have somewhere nice, i'll get there in time.
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    Needing some help please.

    _________________________________________ EDIT 05-April-2017: Nothing happening here anymore - song completed and moved on to something else :thumbs up: https://soundcloud.com/tim-summers/picture-with-you _________________________________________ I’ve hit a wall, and need an extra verse (and...
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    Upgrading to a 'beginners home studio' from an iPad + garageband

    Right, I think that I’ve come to the end of the road …. When it comes to continuing the way that I have been previously. It’s time to hang up the iPad + Garageband, and my Apogee Mic I’m not doing it to enable me to give up my job and make stacks of cash selling music, I’m doing it as...
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    I'm still having fun :)

    I'm still here, and I'm still banging out sub-standard tunes :listeningmusic: Thought that I'd share my latest - the Mrs went out to a Christmas party on Saturday night, so I obviously took the opportunity to pick the guitar up, sink some beers, have some creative smokes, and see what evolved...
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    Compression pedal and Les Paul

    Morning all, Was just wondering what the general consensus is regarding the use of a compression pedal and a Les Paul. I'm reading lots of mixed opinions My pedal chain currently is Guitar (Les Paul Traditional) - Ibanez Tube Screamer - MXR Phase 90 - Boss Chorus CH1 - Boss Delay DD3 - Boss...
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    My attempt at writing a song

    :eek: Was happily messing around with my guitar last night - and something weird happened. A 'song' started to unfold right in front of me. First came a little 'hook', then the chords, then a baseline quickly followed. I started to panic like a 16 year old lad who was imminently going to...
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    I’m struggling with my new Les Paul

    I’m struggling with my new Les Paul, and I’m thinking that I’ll have to pretty much go back to basics and re-learn :( At the end of the day I’m an acoustic player – a strummer – a chord progressionist. Always have been (for the past 25 years). I love the chunky hearty tones and warm feel of...
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    The greatest song

    This song could possibly be one of the greatest ever. I so wish that I could come up with something like this, rather than straining my brain with love songs, and deep meaningfull versus. No need for interesting and leading melodies, this is almost perfection...
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