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2016/02/20 08:12:06 (permalink)

The Measure of Love - a new original song

Hi fantastic friendly forum folk
Here's a new song I just wrote and recorded.
Nits, crits and cash donations welcome
 
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The Measure of Love
Written and performed by Staypress
Backing vocals by Elizabeth Greenway
Speech by Acclivity of freesound.org
Ch
The measure of love is to love without measure
Be there for the pain as well as the pleasure
V1
You said you'd be the one for me
and you said you would eternally
Prechorus
You can't choose when to care and when you will be there
It's a full time job so beware, don't play with ;love.
Chorus
V2
Come the time I need you near
You're nowhere to be found my dear
Prechorus
Chorus
Middle bit
'The dark brown eyes of your first love'
Chorus to end
post edited by daryl1968 - 2016/02/25 20:04:41
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/20 09:34:04 (permalink)
Lovely slice of electro-pop Daryl. Very good chorus, I could imagine any number of popular artists getting a hold of that. Listening through ATH-300 headphones, bass is coming through really well, nice warm sounding mix. No crits. Top notch!

 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/20 15:50:34 (permalink)
Daryl,
 
When the drum intro started I was expecting a Chic or Earth Wind and Fire bass line to come barreling in:)    Very nice 80's techno vibe to this song.   The mix sounds really good.  Like the percussion fills, are you using Battery by chance?
 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/20 16:28:23 (permalink)
Noice one mate.
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/20 20:33:27 (permalink)
Love the vintage electro-pop vibe!!

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 06:48:57 (permalink)
Hi. Great stuff. I like everything about it and the bass is just great too. Mix was good in my ears, although not sure if I should say anything about mixing because I have problems with it.
post edited by kakku - 2016/02/21 07:03:23

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 10:13:35 (permalink)
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Lovely slice of electro-pop Daryl. Very good chorus, I could imagine any number of popular artists getting a hold of that. Listening through ATH-300 headphones, bass is coming through really well, nice warm sounding mix. No crits. Top notch!


Thanks James. I've been listening to Foster the People and Passion Pit recently. Two contemporary bands who are heavily influenced by the eighties :)
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 12:15:51 (permalink)
The mix comes across here very well, nice tune with great chorus hook, nice job all round worth a

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 14:34:31 (permalink)
That snare really pops. What did you use?
This tune works for sure. Might want to think about a slight HPF on your lead vocal. Just a bit too much body at times.
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 14:57:25 (permalink)
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Daryl,
 
When the drum intro started I was expecting a Chic or Earth Wind and Fire bass line to come barreling in:)    Very nice 80's techno vibe to this song.   The mix sounds really good.  Like the percussion fills, are you using Battery by chance?
 
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Hey Mark - maybe next time for the funk thing :)
Yes - Battery for the percussion and doubling up with EZ Drummer for the main drum part. There is also a tom loop thing in the chorus and the intro. 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 16:34:18 (permalink)
Hey Daryl - you nailed that easy sounding vintage '80's electro-pop sound.  The mix sounds good to me.
Nice one!!!
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/21 19:04:37 (permalink)
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Noice one mate.


Cheers me dears
post edited by daryl1968 - 2016/02/21 19:18:42
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/22 08:40:07 (permalink)
You've got a really good song here Daryl! Nice job building that rhythm section, parts of it remind me of the Thompson Twins, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you feel about them,
 
Nice BGV, and interesting touches throughout keep everything humming along.
 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/22 14:21:18 (permalink)
Very cool song and catchy tune. Your mixes are......well you know......damn good mate!!
At the very start of the song, is that a sub from the drums? Whatever it is, I like it.... 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/22 20:30:02 (permalink)
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Love the vintage electro-pop vibe!!


Thanks Tony
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/22 20:55:01 (permalink)
You're welcome brother

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/23 07:37:45 (permalink)
kakku
Hi. Great stuff. I like everything about it and the bass is just great too. Mix was good in my ears, although not sure if I should say anything about mixing because I have problems with it.


Thanks Kakku
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/23 12:14:40 (permalink)
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The mix comes across here very well, nice tune with great chorus hook, nice job all round worth a




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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/23 15:33:42 (permalink)
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That snare really pops. What did you use?
This tune works for sure. Might want to think about a slight HPF on your lead vocal. Just a bit too much body at times.



Thanks James. The snare is a combination of EZ Drummer Indie Folk (I forget which one) and NI Battery.
 
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/23 19:33:31 (permalink)
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Hey Daryl - you nailed that easy sounding vintage '80's electro-pop sound.  The mix sounds good to me.
Nice one!!!




Cheers Freddy
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/24 13:37:56 (permalink)
cool moving groove..
it's laid back and moving forward at the same time...
nice mix.... i'd love to hear just a little more bottom on the kick, to lock in with the cool bass tone.
agree with james, eq on voice, just on CERTAIN passages, is a bit weighty...
 
which makes me wonder about a thing i never do....
and that's automate EQ.
just an idea...

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/24 14:54:42 (permalink)
Love the Theramin-type sound at 1:17!
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/24 20:21:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby dcumpian 2016/02/25 09:31:57
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You've got a really good song here Daryl! Nice job building that rhythm section, parts of it remind me of the Thompson Twins, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you feel about them,
 
Nice BGV, and interesting touches throughout keep everything humming along.
 
Regards,
Dan


Thanks Dan. I quite liked Thompson Twins but please don't tell anyone ☺
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/25 14:03:19 (permalink)
Them's some really good quality electro-synth-pop.   
 
It's got your signature sound, which as always is crystal clear and balanced.   One of things I liked best was actually the soft vocal harmonies on the chorus.  Wide and spacious, but never overpowering.  
 

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/25 17:14:27 (permalink)
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Very cool song and catchy tune. Your mixes are......well you know......damn good mate!!
At the very start of the song, is that a sub from the drums? Whatever it is, I like it.... 
Well done mate!!


Thanks Mesh me old mate.
Yes it's just a little bit of weirdness just for the hell of it :)
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/26 11:19:48 (permalink)
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cool moving groove..
it's laid back and moving forward at the same time...
nice mix.... i'd love to hear just a little more bottom on the kick, to lock in with the cool bass tone.
agree with james, eq on voice, just on CERTAIN passages, is a bit weighty...
 
which makes me wonder about a thing i never do....
and that's automate EQ.
just an idea...




Thanks Bats - yeah, weird on the voice - I hear it too - I will go back and look at it.
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/26 11:36:41 (permalink)
daryl1968
 
 
Thanks Bats - yeah, weird on the voice - I hear it too - I will go back and look at it.


I THINK...
it's just a little bit of proximity effect.
 
you could try the HPF and if you already have it, maybe raise it up a bit..
or
try automation on the eq, just where you hear it happen.
that would be very transparent

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/26 18:40:43 (permalink)
Now I know! You sound like the Pet shop boys singer, specially in the darker regions! You should definitely do a PSB cover...
Great sounding drums (the intro mmmm...), bass, vocals. Love all background blip blop sounds. Maybe there is one chorus too much. Or perhaps is it because I listened twice.
And the usual: mix is perfect.

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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/27 07:48:12 (permalink)
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Love the Theramin-type sound at 1:17!


Thanks Mike
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Re: The Measure of Love - a new original song by me 2016/02/27 12:10:16 (permalink)
First of all, I appreciate the lyrics--the depth of love rather than shallow sentimentalism. It's kinda catchy, which is good. Everything seems to sit well in the mix. I particularly like how you did the vocals. I'm not sure what, if any effects, you used on them, but I think they sound great.

One thing that sort of sticks out is the clap sound. It seems like it should be more subtle to my ear. But that might be the cheap speakers I'm using right now. I didn't read the other comments, so if nobody else commented on that you could just ignore it.

All in all a nice song and a nice mix. Thanks for posting.

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