Update - there are now 4 demos!

joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
edited December 2018 in Plug My Stuff
Ok slight correction to the title, I like all 3... but one stands out and sticks in my head.

Please roast, I need the feedback.

I've recorded and mixed (use the term lightly) the songs all alone in my office/studio.

Surrounded by Shadows is by farrr by favourite!



Thanks all!
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1052
    Hi !....so....it sounds reasonable on the iPad, I’ll try monitors later.

    a couple of things stand out for me....the double track vocal ( or FX) is a bit OTT all the way through, just loses the effect, also I could rally tell where verses and chorus start or stop....?

    Overall a very 80,s feel to the arrangement and general sound....maybe that’s what you wanted?

    all that said,....it’s a lot of work to get a song completed so good job !


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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    @spark240 ;
     thanks man, for the feedback!  

    Tbh, I don't like my voice a lot, so double tracking gets me over it, I'll go back though, maybe have a look at keeping it single through the verses and wide pan doubled in the chorus.  That might also differentiate the two.

    I didn't overly want 80s, but using a synth sound like that and an 808 trigger on the drums was always going to force it that way ha

    Thanks though, all taken on board! :)
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1052
    Ok dude...so I checked out all 3 songs, Lets talk about Love is def the most current sounding track, good arrangement, catchy melody, single vocal line !.....you have a good voice dude, have you tried just dropping everything by say a semi tone?...you might be surprised..

    Be great  to try a remix of this track if your up for it ?....how was it recorded and could you post a link to the Wav stems?

    Just a thought...

    This is what Im working on now ...( Im not the vocalist )







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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    @spark240 ;
     hell yeah I'm up for it, i'd learn a lot from listening too I think!

    remind me, are stems edited or unedited?
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1052
    If you have lots of FX on the tracks , then I’d prefer them raw with nothing on, but whatever is easier for you, just an experiment really....what DAW do you use ?

    We Transfer is easy , or a Dropbox link 


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  • +1 on the good voice, you sound like the singer from the Kooks to me (who has a pleasing voice to listen to, regardless of musical taste, so please don't take offence from the comparison!). Like the riffs and overall groove of Surrounded By Shadows; I'll give your other stuff a listen!
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  • notanonnotanon Frets: 253
    +1 for the let's talk about love. You have a great voice and it suits your preferred tempo I think.

    Good luck with the tracks.
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    spark240 said:
    If you have lots of FX on the tracks , then I’d prefer them raw with nothing on, but whatever is easier for you, just an experiment really....what DAW do you use ?

    We Transfer is easy , or a Dropbox link 
    I'll try and get them tonight when I'm home, I'm stoked for sure. Some comp, and eq is about it I think off the top of my head
    IMC1980 said:
    +1 on the good voice, you sound like the singer from the Kooks to me (who has a pleasing voice to listen to, regardless of musical taste, so please don't take offence from the comparison!). Like the riffs and overall groove of Surrounded By Shadows; I'll give your other stuff a listen!
    Much appreciated, thank you
    notanon said:
    +1 for the let's talk about love. You have a great voice and it suits your preferred tempo I think.

    Good luck with the tracks.

    Thanks a lot!
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    (ps, I hate the Kooks)
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  • gusman2xgusman2x Frets: 628
    Think you've done a great job on that. I like the 80s feel to the production, but as others have said  I'd roll back the double tracking of the vocals a bit. The keyboard twinkles could be blended in a bit more with some more reverb I think.

    I think your voice sounds really good, but if you want to mask it a bit, I'd probably add some more pads (strings or something) as opposed to the double tracking.

    Very impressive, and I'll check out the others.
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  • pmgpmg Frets: 233
    I enjoyed it
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    So I've made another one.... a little less 80s, but I did screw around with a vocoder!

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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 2025
    Great stuff - I'll echo the Kooks references above regarding your voice.  If it were me Id drop the key a smidge (semitone may do it), use more real sounding drums and lift the guitars a touch, but being picky, good songs, sang and performed very well indeed
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3325
    Thanks @John_A ;  please be picky, much more helpful tbh!
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 2025
    joeyowen said:
    Thanks @John_A ;  please be picky, much more helpful tbh!
    It's also based on personal preference though, maybe your voice would lose some of it's character if you dropped the key, and maybe you like the drums and guitars as they are, don't take everyone's opinion as gospel, do your own thing :)
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  • GadgetGadget Frets: 645
    edited February 18
    I like that. Reminds me a bit of Softengine.
    I think, therefore.... I... ummmm........
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