Better Me Better You

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2018/06/05 07:09:20 (permalink)

Better Me Better You

Here's another one...any mix advice or comments are helpful
 
https://soundcloud.com/user-186908625/better-me-better-you
 
Thanks a lot!
 

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    SupaReels Music
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/06 11:27:58 (permalink)
    Good lyric and it's fresh, sorta Dylan'ish. Mix not to everyone's taste but it's a nice song, like all your stuff it has your sound ....
     
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/06 12:35:26 (permalink)
    I guess a mix can't please everyone...but anything you feel stands out as needing attention? 
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/06 13:43:30 (permalink)
    Nop I like your stuff because of how it sounds, I'm tired of really polished tracks that have lost the feel your stuff has! ...IMO your sound is true ( you've been at it some time if your join date is right ) so keep it, let the song be the point, not how cleverly it's been mixed.
    When I went to pubs years ago and listened to a band with the misses we always felt that the live sound was infinitely better, in this case none of us can do live stuff here (well we could but it doesn't suit the forum) so ... sorry I just like your songs ... and I wouldn't change them. BUT
    If you wanna make a sound that suits your style I would make the vocal work you do less staccato ...less short and detached. You can sing your songs and you don't need to depend on this form of vocal style to enhance your range, perhaps a smidge more reverb ... but that's it!
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/06 20:26:53 (permalink)
    Yeah now worries, thanks. Of all the stuff, vocals are the weakest...I think I can improve though. As for the general sound, since they are songs I wrote, I'm not going for anyone else's sound, don't want to emulate any kind of mix and don't care about polished. The main thing is translation of the mix and simply a well balanced mix.
     
    And yeah, my join date is pretty ancient here...2004...back then I was getting started with recording, but the last 12 years or so, due to work, I haven't been able to do anything. It's just in the last 10 months or so I've been able to get back into it. 
     
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 15:17:58 (permalink)
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    If you wanna make a sound that suits your style I would make the vocal work you do less staccato....

     
    Exactly. Monte, if you could hold notes longer, it would greatly enhance your vocals. The mix was fine.
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 15:53:42 (permalink)
    Those guitars sound great -- the mix is very good -- vox are well placed within the mix and the sound is clear.  btw, I hear a bit of a Davey Jones sound in your vocal!  Very good demo of your catchy song...
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 16:30:18 (permalink)
    I immediately thought more vox on the "Better Me Better You" hook - maybe do a few more vocal takes to make it fuller - a double and more harmony bgvs.
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 17:10:49 (permalink)
    Mix sounds OK here, though the vocal is a bit staccato in delivery and can I hear the metronome bleed through occasionally?  Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 19:09:18 (permalink)
    I actually like the staccato quality of the vocals - it gives the song character.
     
    Good song all round.

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/07 20:26:28 (permalink)
    Thanks all. Doing what I can with vocals...no metronome...I don't use one at any stage of recording or mixing. Haha Edit: I realised what you can hear Wookie....it's a woodblock I recorded in verse 2 and the outro. 
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/18 20:01:17 (permalink)
    ABull
    btw, I hear a bit of a Davey Jones sound in your vocal! 




    Ditto - I hear Davey in there too.       
     
    If The Monkees had more of a country/folk vibe it might have sounded like this.   Good mix, good tune.   I really liked the little bits and pieces you layered throughout. 
     

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/20 23:32:59 (permalink)
    This is fun to listen to - I do like the feel of Dylan in your voice. I think the mix is very clear - I like the separation. I do think the overall mix could use a bit of global reverb. Overall I like this tune a lot - well don

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/22 05:53:29 (permalink)
    Thanks steve & Markus. A bit more reverb globally I think would work too. 
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/06/27 19:46:20 (permalink)
    I too liked the organicness of your voice, a la dylan.  Also, the guitar solo was simple and melodic, supporting the gist of the song (rather than showing off.)  

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/07/01 21:32:09 (permalink)
    Yep, the solo I just thought....make it like the tune of the vocal. When it's too hard to fit something else in that's a great fallback.
     
    Thanks for listening 
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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/07/03 01:17:04 (permalink)
    Nice rawness/ realistic feel to this tune.  I felt the verse vocal could come up just a touch.   

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    Re: Better Me Better You 2018/07/04 08:21:58 (permalink)
    Thanks Michael. I really feel like this one turned out the best of all I've done. Interestingly, I went back to see just exactly what I did to the mix, and wouldn't you know it...stock plugins...and very basic stuff. There's no fancy mixing...and only sparse use of plugins. Hmmm...there might be a lesson in that for future stuff. 
     
    I have another song called 'Losing Ground' and I threw the kitchen sink at it in terms of plugins...and it sucks. 
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