"Snake Charmer" (Rock)

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2018/09/11 08:43:04 (permalink)

"Snake Charmer" (Rock)

"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!
 
Bob
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"Snake Charmer"
 
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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!
     
    Bob
     
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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.
     
    Regards
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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!
     
    great stuff!

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