MonoStone

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    I know what I like, but I don't know who influences me...probably everyone.

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  1. Following Randy's mention of 'Polyphonic Spree'... I'm recruiting singers for this. I'll do a new mix/version when it's all together... I'm not totally happy with many elements of it yet. If you'd like to sing along...anyone who can get a reasonably clean vocal recording and sing pretty much in tune is invited to join in and send me a dry vocal wav (or multiple wavs) to mix in. The plan is... sing along with the 'Burn em all, burn em all, light up our eyes, burn em all, burn em all, be warm tonight, their souls are hollow, their souls are hollow' part. I'm looking for a group vocal effect, not lead vocals.... have a listen to some Polyphonic Spree to get what I mean. If you're interested just PM me. The track is now downloadable. If it doesn't work out... my apologies in advance...I just want to try the idea if anyone is interested to join in. No worries if not. https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/lost-now/s-PjpgM
  2. mix

    Thanks Jenn, David and Ricky...and thanks of course to Shreyasi (btw is it Shreyasi or Sreyashi? Different spelling in your mails) I will look again at the mix soon and I'll take all feedback into account. I've had very little music time lately but on the plus side the break will help me hear what's right or wrong too. Thanks again, Dek
  3. In a song... yeah rolling could mean a car rolling on a highway. Whether we understand that's what it means depends on the other words... so if you don't mention a road or other words in the song to suggest you're driving, then 'rolling' isn't totally clear as 'driving', although American's might understand it differently, I don't know... I'm in the UK.
  4. I can't make sense of it, but the words seem like they could be good if they work with the music. I don't need to understand words exactly if they just feel right when sung to the right music, sometimes that just makes me feel and understand the emotion. So go for it and sing them to music. Unless you were hoping they'd make clear sense... in which case I think a big edit is needed. Nothing is clear to me as it stands.... the words have a good feel to them though.
  5. mix

    Updated including Shreyasi on backing vocals. How's this mix sounding? https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/distant-cars08lessverb/s-3fNeZ
  6. Sounds great Ken. One thing I noticed... there are some building chords starting in the background around 0:52... they sound like they'd have a lot of impact if brought more forward but as it stands they're incredibly quiet... so what I think could/should be a section where things build is lacking a bit of oomph... unless that's how you like it.
  7. Thanks Alo. I'm really glad you like it so much! I love that Polyphonic Spree stuff... just listened after you said that, I couldn't remember who they were but now I remember. I agree it's missing something in the instrumental part... still thinking what to add, it can't be a lead guitar or anything like that. Maybe a load of voices, now I've heard the PS again, maybe it can get bigger again before dropping back down at the end. Glad you like it, thanks Randy!
  8. Lovely voice, and I like the song a lot! If it was recorded better and produced with a bit more polish I think I'd LOVE it! I imagine it with a thinner sounding acoustic, it's a bit boomy and it's kind of in front of your vocal. Also I think your voice would sound better with a less springy reverb. I can imagine various things for the arrangement but I reckon it's really good as just you singing with one acoustic, just needs recording and mixing differently. I don't know how you recorded, what with and what's a separate recording etc... I'd be interested to know, and if you say more about that then others here might help too. I've listened to the song three times now so for me that means it just works as a tune and the construction felt right to me. Lyrically, I dunno, I liked it because you sounded like you meant it... I suppose it's the kind of thing heard in a lot of songs but that's not necessarily a bad thing!!! I think that makes it more 'pop' because a lot of people will relate and it's really accessible. Now I'm listening to Numb... wow! WOW!
  9. rock

    All sounds good. I agree with David about the snare.... and yeah as Richard mentioned I like the XTC-ish feel to it. It's a catchy song and nicely done!
  10. Thanks Alo, Since you liked the short version... I'm wondering whether you like the new part too?
  11. The Edge thing was kind of deliberate-ish, I didn't want to sound like U2 and I can't play like him but it was roughly the effect I was after for background guitar. It ended up more than another 1.5 but I might shorten it yet. Dry... I'll work on ... I don't want the guitars dry (tried it and they sound crap) but I'll likely keep tweaking the reverb away from some of the vocals as I work on the mix more. And yeah, I wanted to get a bit epic with it, but what I've done is the highest I could sing it (after a few takes I struggled to even get there!)... and yep, full circle, thank you for putting that in my head! Didn't want to go industrial, I wanted to go dreamy epic. Thanks Emily. I did go up with the vocals... high as I could get Can't say it's finished yet but I'll keep posting. Thanks Ricky, I'll work on tweaking the reverb/dryness... difficult balance, I maybe need to choose a better reverb. I honestly don't plan to add a bridge, I want it to stay to the same progression but I will look at ways to keep it more interesting. I'd like some angels too.... but I can't get any higher without pitch shifting. Maybe I'll find an angel to join in... anyone here get another octave up and sound like an angel? Shout me! Thanks Richard, I'm glad you like it. I'm certain it's NOT the best thing from this site... but only you know what goes on in your mind The version you heard is mastered, but I'll try other settings before it's done and it would be interesting to hear what ozone does to it. I might get Ozone myself as I think I'd need to tweak the mix to suit (the Reason mastering suite is doing a LOT on this, maybe too much) I'm glad it makes you feel something, when I listen to it against the right video images it works for me. I think I have something but not sure it's fully developed yet. It's too new for me to know. ......... Thanks all, Dek
  12. Thanks all! Sorry for the short reply...I'll go though all your feedback and comments properly soon, it's very late (early) here so I'm just posting my updated version then off to sleep. Like it or not, it's kind of doing what I imagined I wanted...nearly... so I'm happy...but I doubt I'm done with it yet. I want to make a video but it'll take ages...so please watch someone falling through space or someone driving through a forest fire or something whilst you listen
  13. David, all I've found so far is a statement in a review from late last year - "We will also be adding private upload functionality and integrating that with the messaging system in the near future" But I've not found a way to set tracks to private so I assume that's not happened yet.... It's certainly not easy to find if it is there. It's not an option when uploading or editing track info etc. So as it stands, it seems useful in addition to Soundcloud rather than instead of.... and I don't know how useful yet, but it feels like it's on its way to being useful.
  14. Still trying to work it all out... I've also emailed customer support to try to get some more understanding of the various options. I'll report back anything I find out. I like the idea but it's all still very new to me. I'm not sure what the provision you pointed out means... but perhaps simply that they need to be able allowed so that you can use your device with it. What do you think it means? Once I get some communication going with them, I can ask.
  15. I came across this yesterday - https://www.orfium.com It's like Soundcloud merged with Bandcamp merged with...other stuff. I'm not affiliated, so not advertising it....but I really like it. It allows you to upload and host tracks for free, import them directly from Soundcloud to save time too, so it works great just for hosting... ... but then it also allows you to price and sell your tracks if you want... ... and in my opinion the 'discover' function is way better than other platforms. I think that IF this site grows then it gives us way more chance of being heard. I've only just started and I expect there are other features I've not worked out yet. Might be wrong, but I like it... It's doing what I wished Soundcloud would do. ... if you visit, please feel free to play some of mine and like them if you like them https://www.orfium.com/profile/monostone/ Apologies if I'm late to the party and you already know about this. Cheers, Dek