"Snake Charmer" (Rock) MIX #2 - Thanks Everyone for all the Input and Suggestions!

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"Snake Charmer" (Rock) MIX #2 - Thanks Everyone for all the Input and Suggestions!

"Snake Charmer" (Rock)
 
Hi again, guys!
 
It's been a while.  Due to a very busy work schedule and crazy real life, I took about a year off from music, writing, recording, mixing and even playing.  Finally, about a month ago the music bug bit again and I was able to free up a couple hours for the studio.  Unfortunately, it's like relearning everything about recording and mixing again and trying to get my studio "ears" back.  LOL, Not to mention my decades old guitar calluses are gone and I'm like a 12 year old guitar "virgin" bleeding all over the fret board!  Anyway, I'm happy to be back again and working on some new music.
 
I just uploaded a Test Mix for a new song called "Snake Charmer".
 
If you can spare a few moments to check it out, as always, any and all helpful comments, suggestions, constructive criticism, input and ideas are very welcome, and also greatly appreciated!

Big thanks in advance for any observations, suggestions, comments and ideas!  You guys are the BEST!
 
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NOTE: NEW MIX UP FROM ALL YOUR INPUT AND SUGGESTIONS!
 
I uploaded the remix (same link above) with everyone's input here on the forum who were kind enough to take time to listen and comment.
 
I upped the verse vocals a bit as everyone mentioned, and I tried to tweak the EQ and squeeze out a little more definition from the bass guitar.  LOL, Now, I'm hoping I didn't screw up the volume levels of the whole mix making the corrections!
 
If you get a chance to check the new mix, please let me know what you think.
 
Sincere thanks for all your help to everybody who listened and commented!
 
Best Wishes,
Bob

 
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    ABull
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/11 20:22:58 (permalink)
    Hey Bob, great vox and guitars as usual -- the guitar tones are terrific and so is the instrumental break.  My only crit is that the bass was a little diffuse - could use more definition in the mix -- and the panned rhythm guitars seem a tad too loud in the mix.  Other than that, the mix is outstanding.
      I like what I hear!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/13 00:24:52 (permalink)
    BOB IS BACK!!!  I'm glad that you have finally posted a song my friend.  You may have been away from recording for awhile but you ain't no virgin.  This number definitely rocks with the cool Bob sounds.  Nice one!!!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/13 14:28:32 (permalink)
    I enjoyed that Bob - a really cool rockin' tune.  The mix sounds good to me.  Excellent guitar solo.
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/14 08:27:53 (permalink)
    Hi, Allan,
     
    Thanks, buddy, that's exactly the kind of input and observations I need while I'm trying to get my studio ears back!
     
    After so much time off from recording I'm having a hard time getting the instrument levels and vocals balanced correctly, and not quite trusting my EQ decisions yet.
     
    I'll definitely try to re-eq the bass tracks to squeeze out some better definition, and also adjust the rhythm guitar volumes a bit.
     
    Thanks again, I really appreciate you taking time to check it out and your good suggestions and input!
     
    Have a great weekend!
    Bob
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/14 16:52:16 (permalink)
    Have you taken it down Bob?

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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/14 18:20:25 (permalink)
    Bob, Bob, Bow, wow man - this is very powerful - your vocals are as good as it gets. Great guitar work and the mix sounds really well balanced.
     
    Great tune.

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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/14 23:15:47 (permalink)
    Sounds great.  No evidence at all that you've gone a bit "rusty".
     
    My only nit is that the vocals sound a bit quieter in the first minute and seem to get boosted in volume after that.  I like how they sound best after the 1 minute mark.
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/14 23:48:36 (permalink)
    Nice work Bob! Guitars are great as always! I always like listening to your stuff!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/15 06:51:41 (permalink)
    I like the "fat" guitar sound. For my ears the vocals could be a little more louder and thicker.
    Otherweise good production :)

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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/15 14:11:59 (permalink)
    Not sure what happened yesterday Bob but I got a page not found, found now though.

    This has the Bob sound from the get-go.  Cool fat guitar tones, solid drums, nice bit of organ.

    Cool stuff Bob mix come across here nice, solid with good instrument separation and definition.



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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/15 15:02:44 (permalink)
    Good one Bob, love that greasy main riff. well written and performed song as usual, nice dynamics and some cool production ideas. Vocals could be a touch louder in the verses but I could pick out the lyrics so no big deal. Oh..tasty solo too!

     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/15 16:09:01 (permalink)
    Bob's Back (in the saddle).
     
    Can't wait to hear the final mix.
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/16 01:23:39 (permalink)
    Really nice, Bob. I agree with everything said so far.
    Also I liked that snake charming flute thing at the beginning that changed into the crunchy guitar.



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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/16 22:15:53 (permalink)
    Freddy J:
     
    Hey, Freddy, how are you buddy? Hope you're doing great! 
     
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome back!  I really appreciate you taking time to check out the song for me, and your very kind words of encouragement.
     
    I'm always grateful for your input on my stuff, as well as your friendship and support! 
     
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Freddy, have a good one!
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/18 01:29:24 (permalink)
    dougk1824:
     
    Hey, Doug,
     
    Thank you very much for checking out the song, and also for your kind words!
     
    I'm really glad you like it, and appreciate your input and comments on my stuff, that's what makes this place such a great way to keep learning and improving! 
     
    Thanks again, and have a great night! 
    Bob
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/20 18:30:43 (permalink)
    Bob,
     
    Nice one, really like the guitar work.   Cool song.
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/21 15:12:07 (permalink)
    Hey Bob!  How are you doing?  been missin your guitars!  this doesn't disappoint!!! it's got that big Bob O sound!
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/24 08:23:04 (permalink)
    Wookiee:
     
    Hey, Wook, How are you brother? Hope you're doing well!
     
    So sorry to hear about your faithful pup, Trudy, I know how that feels.  When a long time pet dies it can be like losing a family member.  Condolences, John.
     
    Soundclick must have been having issues when you first tried to listen, thanks so much for checking back a second time and commenting, and also for your encouraging comments!  I'm trying to get my "Studio Ears" back in shape after such a long time off, and I always look forward to and appreciate your input and observations on my stuff.
     
    Much appreciated, Wook, have a great week!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/25 07:54:11 (permalink)
    Markus Clinus:
     
    Hey, Mark, What's up, buddy?  It's really great to see you back on the forum!
     
    Thanks a bunch for checking this song out for me, and also for your very kind words!  I really appreciate your input and support on my stuff because you always do a great job on your posts.
     
    Thanks again, Mark, and have a good one!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/26 21:54:43 (permalink)
    Johnbee58:
     
    Hey, John,
     
    How are you, buddy?  Hope you're doing great! 
     
    Big thanks for checking this song out for me and for your kind comments and input!  Yes, Sir, it looks like I've got to bump up the low range vocals during the first half of the verse a little bit as per yours, Harry's and James' suggestions.  Comments and observations like that are a major help to me after such a long time away from recording and mixing. 
     
    Thanks again, John and have a great night!
    Bob
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/27 21:13:31 (permalink)
    Leadfoot:
     
     
    Hey, Bob, great to hear from you!
     
    Thank you so much for giving this a listen and your kind comments!

    I always look forward to and appreciate your input and ideas on my posts, because your own stuff is always excellent! 
     
    Greatly appreciated, have a great night, Buddy! 
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/28 07:39:34 (permalink)
    HarryC:
     
    Hi, Harry,
     
    Thanks very much for taking time to check this song out for me and also for your good input and comments!
     
    I will definitely bump up the volume of the vocals a bit in the mix, as you, John and James suggested.
     
    I really appreciate your input and observations, that what makes this forum such a great place! 
     
    Thanks again, and have a Rockin' weekend! 
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/09/29 21:42:29 (permalink)
    jamesg1213:
      
    Hi, James,
     
    How are you, buddy?  Hope you're well and enjoying a great weekend! 
     
    Thank you very much for giving this a listen and for your always good, input and observations, as well as your encouraging comments!
     
    I truly appreciate your input, good advice, support and friendship here on the forum. 
     
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, James!
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/01 23:53:06 (permalink)
    gut check
     
    viper bite
     
    venom snare
     
    eden flow
     
    eve she did
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    haey adam
     
    jesus what/
     
     
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    what r the heck
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/04 08:10:24 (permalink)
    bapu:
     
    Hey, Ed,
     
    How are you, buddy, hope you're doing great!
     
    Thank you, Sir, for checking this one out for me and for the kind words!  I always look forward to and appreciate your input, observations and ideas on my stuff, and also your friendship and support here on the forum.
     
    I'm hoping to get some time to touch this up over the weekend and post the new mix with the changes that were suggested.
     
    Muchas gracias, Eduardo, have a great night!
     
    Bob
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/05 00:35:16 (permalink)
    bjornpdx:
     
    Hi, Bjorn,
     
    Thank you, Sir, I truly appreciate you taking time to give this a listen and your encouraging comments!  I'm grateful for your good input and observations.  That's why this forum is such a helpful place to get feedback while working on a mix! 
     
    Much appreciated, my friend, and have a great night! 
     
    Bob
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/05 12:28:59 (permalink)
    Hi Bob ,
     
    I'm listening right now . Yes , this tune sounds very good too me ...
    Love the vocal production techniques you did ...
    Your vocals have a real familiar Classic Sound mixed in with an extra serving of Balls ..
    Guitars sound good ...Yep , you have always featured good sounding guitars in all your tunes .
    I enjoyed what you played. As I was listening I said to myself I wish I could get both my 7 and 8 string guitars to cut in a mix like you got yours
    I haven't used them recently but either way your guitar sounds are top shelf and they have given me something to think about ..
     
    all the best,
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/06 21:27:57 (permalink)
    markno999:
     
    Hey, Mark,  It's really great to hear from you, hope you're doing great!
     
    Thanks very much for checking this out for me, and for your kind words!  I greatly appreciate your input, observations and opinions on my stuff because all of your cover posts are always total pro quality and absolutely phenomenal.  Your meticulous attention to detail in accomplishing and recreating the original instrumental sounds and performances in your posts is always astonishing to me! 
     
    Thanks again, Mark, I'm very grateful for your friendship and support.  Have a great weekend! 
     
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    Re: "Snake Charmer" (Rock) 2018/10/07 23:04:39 (permalink)
    gol dang good low end on this one. Bass and crunchy guitar all sound great. That's tough to pull off. Nice!
     
    I thought your vocal in the verses could come up a bit in volume. It's kind of overpowered by the guitar as it is. Maybe it's just the first verse. The rest of the song seems better in this regard.
     
    at :58 or so, an extra beat that could be edited out? I dunno. Again at 1:30. Am I missing some cool rhythmic feature you are adding, or is that just an extra beat to be gotten rid of?
     
    I really like this mix and the sweet flanginess, super blast from the past.  That guitar solo and backing stuff in the 2:20's is seriously good.
     
    cheers,
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