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  1. 3 points
    Well, if you haven't listened to this one yet, you missed the 1+1. I got those virtual string players sawin' away and the thing took a life of its own. Still tweakin'. Any and all.. A river of oaks glides Down the hills that follow the contours into a fog-line And as the clouds fill in the sky Edie asks me to take her to Ashville Then high winds, they blow us apart And lightning strikes and we begin to doubt Then all the things that can - conspire to turn the car around So (that) we’ll never see - the end of the skyline If dragons could give us reminders They’d tell us You’re barely fleeting and you need to be much kinder And take your place between the weeds and stars and gods you can’t understand High winds, they blow us apart And lightning strikes when the words don't count And all the things that can - conspire to turn us all around High winds blow us adrift And lightning strikes where words don't exist And all the things that can - conspire to turn us into clowns So we’ll never see - the end of the skyline Copyright 2017 by Mark Rabuck
  2. 2 points

    From the album John Moxey

    Regular in my studio, nirmally sleeping quietly...
  3. 2 points
    I talk to myself.... ALL. DAY. LONG. lol I type so fast it's nuts, my mom used to always go "I will never understand how I type the way I do and my son types like THAT" lol I also think faster than I type, I'm also exciteable and always bursting at the seams to get my thoughts/feelings out. Add all this together and.... yeah I say alot on the internet. I hope you really do find me amusing haha I have had to admit to myself in the last couple of days though that I need to stop drinking, I'm not an alcoholic or like, it's not some biiiig thing or anything, but just... I need more of a filter. And I don't have that when I drink, and then I start going on and on about Jesus in a thread about musical success lol There's a time and place symph, a time and a place..
  4. 2 points
    Sorry for not being specific, @LaurenJadeMusic. I meant that the arrangement sounded a little repetitive because there wasn't much variation throughout the song. Repetition without variation will kill the momentum, every time. But of course, this is just my opinion. You can look up free teachings and tutorials online on ways to create momentum, there's tons of free material out there. Here's one example of a track with some good variations in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbDBkehZi_4 Hope this helps, Ken
  5. 2 points

    From the album John Moxey

    A more typical studio pose by Treacle
  6. 1 point
    What Are You Listening To Right Now ? This is supposed to be about music. If you are not listening right now, then you can say ‘nothing’. You might be hearing traffic, or the complaining of your spouse, but are you listening to it? Americans: This is not an excuse to list every artist, band you ever heard since you were 7 years old. Unless you are a genius like Charles Ives, you are not actively listening to more than one piece of music at a time. Am I guilty of national stereotyping here? The answer is yes. I wonder why that is? Ideas: 1/ It would be pretty good if you were listening to a Songstuff artist. 2/ If you can listen to the contents of your head without any music playing. That’s ok, but say so. 3/ You can listen to yourself, if you are unbearably vain. I am listening to Void by BrainClaim (SS member) https://soundcloud.com/brain-claim
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  8. 1 point
    Hello guys! Check out my new cover.
  9. 1 point
    I've been home from school and unable to drink... and I've written more songs ever than when I was at school Im in denial about any sort of correlation
  10. 1 point
    I used to drink more than what would be considered healthy when I was young. When I stopped I learned that my brain functioned far better and I began to wake up a lot brighter in the mornings. I now only have a half pint of beer once in a blue moon.
  11. 1 point
    Thanks Tom. I like your logo, it shows a fun side and not taking yourself to seriously.
  12. 1 point
    I think that's maybe something to address, it's a little confusing as you're Richard Tracey Music, Little Monuments and Jigsaw Sequence. I hadn't picked up on the Jigsaw Sequence one really, but now that you mention it I recall seeing something. All perfectly good names... just a matter of choosing one and sticking to it. I think the first RTM logo looks like a logo, the second JS one looks like a cover image rather than a logo.
  13. 1 point
    When I first put my site up 11+ years ago, I used this at the top of the loading page. Since I didn't want folks to think I took myself too seriously, I thought it worked OK. I like the 2nd logo you posted BTW...the deep blue one, very nice!
  14. 1 point
    it's a cute logo... if it looks like you, why not... I see a J and an S, I'm not sure what that means?? The stars and silhouettes make me think of something ethereal/moody... to link to your music I'd imagine something more 80s Electro.... and yes moody but in more of a collar up, fedora down kind of way...
  15. 1 point
    This was another idea I started this week:
  16. 1 point
    It kind of turned out it WASN'T an issue, but more just that on @dnafe 's computer his file sizes were usually about half the size of mine, not sure why, but alot of people in the FB group said those sizes weren't abnormal. Then a guy told me how to compress the files into a zip (which I don't fully understand yet but he gave me a link to a download and I assume I'll figure it out) but yeah he was basically saying you can take the separate tracks, consolidate them into one file, compress that file and it becomes smaller, then your friend you're sending the files to just uses the same program to uncompress it. The other thing I learned, is that you can make your files mono in reaper. This will take some of the quality away, but some tracks don't need it if they are supporting parts or don't need to sound wide or large. I had been trying to do this by clicking the mono button in the workstation itself, but what I didn't know was that you need to go "file/render/" and then in that box, there's a switch from mono to stereo, if you render the file in mono it's like half the size. So basically it was just me not really knowing what I'm doing, and I've learned from now on to render the files that don't need much definition in mono to save space, and to use a zip file compressing program to consolidate all my files and make them quicker to send and download
  17. 1 point
    So share with the group...what was the issue?
  18. 1 point
    On a serious note, we got it figured out through a FB group, I was gonna delete this thread but then Hobo let everyone in on his alien origins and I just feel the forum deserves to know.
  19. 1 point
    My bad, Chris. I secretly embed coded messages in other people's music files so that when they're ultimatley uploaded to the internet my mother ship can hear my reports, but they won't be able to trace the message back to me. I like it here, and I don't want to go back. You understand.
  20. 1 point
    This is why we get along so well
  21. 1 point
    I don't know... but some parts of your songs (especially the piano versions) sound like old French songs... with a sweet charisma. I agree with CapM in the sense that I find the verses here more captivating than the chorus... I think it's the way the words serenade with the piano in these sections that immediately grasp the attention of the listener (the piano sounds wonderful there, too). The chorus sounds tight and more dramatic which is what the song also needs, I guess... But I confess to looking forward to hearing the verse again . But as usual, a very pretty song and wish you all the best in all your endeavours because it's interesting for me to follow them. Oh... and the video didn't bother or excite me... because I'm one of those oddballs who don't get distracted by visuals (no matter how pretty they are) when they hear something captivating
  22. 1 point
    Yes, I do have a melody in my head but if I sang it and recorded it I would own the song. Lyric & Melody and would just need to have someone do the arrangement. I prefer to co-write because another person almost always can come up with a surprise melody and arrangement and being that my main forte is lyrics I prefer to stick to that. Although I was once a gigging singer it has been over 17 years since I did a gig so although I still have that voice it is rusty and it would not suit every song. It is very similar to Scott Walker although I can introduce a little rawness into it which tips it more towards Gary Brooker.
  23. 1 point
    I like that Ray! And Thanks for those words I'm one of those dogmatic types ( INFJ ), so I would only add it's as close to heaven as we'll ever get HERE. Have a good day!
  24. 1 point
    The low end is non existent in a cell phone . A few things that can help to get it the best it can be are listening to the master on a dedicated mastering mono speaker. Those speakers are designed to mix in the detail spectrum or mainly the mids. This is the range most cell phones play in. 100-20,000 Mastering engineers use something like one of THESE. They use only one speaker. Behringer makes a less expensive version. Most home studio mixers won't have anything like that. A second choice would be to set up a project with the master bus in mono and low pass it below 100hz. To get the false perception of bass on a cell phone, take the attack of the bass and put it up higher using EQ. If you can hear the "bump" in the cell phone frequency range then you can at least get the perception of bass. This shouldn't affect listening on other systems if the EQ adjustment is minor.
  25. 1 point
    I downloaded and authenticated those plugs last night. Here's my .000002 worth. You can't beat CLA mixdown, especially if you're new to mixing and don't yet understand many of the concepts involved. I took a mix that had Ozone on the master buss replaced it with CLA Mixdown. It did just as well as Ozone in that mix. I would never make a direct comparison to Ozone since Ozone has so many more features. Yet the results were amazing, especially for this price. Waves don't tell you what's in the special sauce. I'm guessing it's a harmonic exciter with some slight compression. It isn't intended to be a volume booster, more of a shaper, harmonic exciter. It adds some nice sheen to a mix and well worth that price IMO. I was even more impressed with Brauer Motion. It is amazing. Tons of presets. A few similar products are many times more expensive. I actually used it in my most recent mix here in the critique section. It can go from cool to trippy. If you need or want to pan creatively this does that in spades.
  26. 1 point
    No. I didn't have the full YouTube up.
  27. 1 point
    So far, so good Richard...looks sharp! Hopefully you don't mind...I switched out the link in your 1st post for the viable version, so others will be able to find the site. Tom
  28. 1 point
    Hey Dek. Love the groove/vibe - and especially your use of special effects, both on instruments and with patches. You have become the master of your genre. There's little to criticize as far as I'm concerned. Yeah, you dial up the reverb on your voice a lot and it tends to give your tunes a sound that has extra depth - some might call it too dense, but really, your reverb choices are fine. They speak to your production aesthetic. Sade comes to mind with this one, probably because of the groove, but she is produced similarly where the mix is concerned. It's very easy to listen to. There's some really nice harmonic motion in places, which makes it particularly more interesting and enjoyable for me as a listener. Congrats are certainly due. -Mark
  29. 1 point
    Hey, Considering this is a rough demo it's actually pretty good, I think the song lends itself to an acoustic setting and your voice sounds good. Thanks for giving it a go!
  30. 1 point
    You are a very talented singer, @LaurenJadeMusic. The arrangement is a little on the simple side and needs more work IMHO, but it seems like you both make a great team. It's a good starting point and I think bigger and better things will happen as you keep up the work. All the best, Ken
  31. 1 point
    I think you could sing one word beautifully for an entire song and tell more in those notes than the most immaculate story with a crappy melody
  32. 1 point
    I'm glad to hear that your wife is a survivor.I hope and pray it doesn't come back. You seem to think along the same lines as me. I reach as far as my mind will go and it's never far enough. Thinking of mainly the wonder, unexplained and amazing. Even though I see order, I also see the fallen state. Makes one wonder what could have been or what can be. On the music end of things we might all do better selling fish bait
  33. 1 point
    . . . or, a jingoistic redneck like Toby Keith.
  34. 1 point
    If anyone needs artwork...before you pay anyone else for it... pay me! That's what I do professionally... and have a bunch of contacts I collab with or manage to make various types of art, animation, video, VR, AR etc...
  35. 1 point
    Hi just to catch up on where you get your artwork from. Please fill in the poll and offer comments and suggestions below. Thanks! cheers John
  36. 1 point
    to be be fair some of my recent-ish mixes have had a lot less reverb. Not all of them but some. I mean Saunton sands would be bone dry if I turned the reverb down any further.... I like reverb, I realise I sometimes overdo it, but unlike my tracks of a few years ago I don't just slap reverb on everything anymore. I mean this track has totally dry drums (apart from whatever room sound they had when the loop was recorded), totally dry bass (not a drop of verb on that), the electric guitar is totally dry for half the verse but has a reverse reverb/delay for half, the slow strummed acoustic is dry and uses a spreader to double it (no reverb)..... vocals have all kinds of effects in this, some reverb but only the backing has big reverb..... The majority of the reverb is on the twiddly 'lead' (for want of a better word) guitars (acoustic, electric and one electric with ebow), because I really wanted them to echo.... So it might be that some elements can have the reverb reduced, and I will look into it, but again... there's not just reverb on everything... and again... I enjoy the sound of reverb, especially on guitars. I just like it. But... that doesn't mean I shouldn't work on refining the way I use it..... BUT... because I like it my tracks will rarely be totally dry. Trademarks... lol... I do everything without any formula. I stumble through every time trying new stuff... and if anyone bothers to roll back 4 years they'll find my tracks have a tiny fraction of the reverb they used to (I was shocked when I recently opened some old ones)... nah, it's no trademark. Just me doing whatever seems good at the time.
  37. 1 point
    Hi, Great song.. I loved the chorus. Keep up the good work..
  38. 1 point
    WOW!!! I am speechless. Fantastic..
  39. 1 point
    I love this song And I really mean it..
  40. 1 point
    Nice track....good post! Tom
  41. 1 point

    From the album John Moxey

    Media PC and Roland VS 880, Guitar effects board
  42. 1 point

    From the album John Moxey

    My Studio, Martin acoustic and Yoshi electric, roland EP7 and Korg o1/W
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    From the album John Moxey

    My Studio Yoshi guitar, Roland EP7, Korg 01 W, Equipment Rack, mixing board, B C Rich Electric guitar, laptop docking station, Cakewalk midi port, Roland VS 880, storage drives, stuff lol
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