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Richard Tracey

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About Richard Tracey

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    Scotland (UK)

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    Lyricist, composer/songwriter, audio recording, production


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  1. I'll be with you - Mix ok?

    Dek - this is a really nice track. To my ears the mix sounded fine and all instruments seemed to be in their rightful place, including the vocals. I always preferred when you sang this way (just don't do it with a Manc accent - it will date the track). My only nit was the first intro into the chorus didn't seem to gel as well as it does later in the song, it seemed to be abrupt and it made my ears prick up, where as it didn't later on.
  2. All In Vain

    Nelson - this sounds like it could be a lovely piece of music, but like the others have mentioned it is too loud. The backing instruments are too high in the mix, especially the string parts. You do sound like Matt Bellamy in a lot of parts and it has a general Muse feel to the track, so I would look at a couple of their tracks to get an idea for the musical mix side of this. I don't think it is boring like Fernando mentioned, but it does need a mix overhaul, especially to make it more dynamic sounding. Good start though.
  3. Sreyashi- Together

    I agree Sreyashi's vocals sound excellent. I don't think they sound out of place in the mix. They sound like they need to sit just above. For me Tim, I would turn this into a full on dance orientated track now. Listening to the vocals it calls for this. The organ sounds out of place as my mind hears a lot of the dance tracks I liked from the 90's, that's what the vocals conjure up for me. I don't know what you think, but listen to this:
  4. Arrogance

    Thats why I broke it down into the two - ignorance is just arrogance gone too far.
  5. Arrogance

    The only thing you have to remember is there is a difference between arrogance and ignorance. Ignorance I cannot stand, arrogance is just somebody's make-up and most of the time shouldn't affect anyone unless they let it. I like to believe I am neither arrogant or ignorant, but I know that my tolerance levels have greatly reduced the older I get and I now get fed up with far too many conversations. I normally just smile and nod along, but inside I'm screaming that the person is boring my head off.
  6. The Other Half Of Me (work in progress)

    Cheers Will - yeah, it needs an intro and bridge and a bit more instrumentation. The drums will be changed up a bit when I get back, as I only had about an hour earlier and wanted to get the vocal idea done so I wouldn't forget it. I am going to ask for the members opinion re which tracks to work on. I will compile a playlist of the tracks I think are furthest along and post it up in a couple of weeks, so hope you can have a listen then.
  7. The Other Half Of Me (work in progress)

    'Cheers Randy... I quite like this one, so hope others see the potential. Away on hols for a couple of weeks, so no access to the studio.
  8. Poem in Radar Poetry

    They are really good Steve - nice visual wording. You could write some decent lyrics. The bottom two poems are screaming out to be in a song.
  9. Hi all. Okay, I said I wasn't going to start any other tracks (that was blown about 2 minutes after I posted that!!), but I started this one today and I'm just looking for feedback on what is there so far. There are only 5 tracks and a vocal so far and the lyrics are duplicated for the second part, as I wanted to try and sing it slightly different to see which I preferred. I won't be able to get anywhere near the studio for a couple of weeks (feeling withdrawl already), but I am hoping to start picking songs to work on for an album, so that should start to focus me. Anyway, any critique is much appreciated. Cheers Richard https://soundcloud.com/moodman-1/the-other-half-of-me-14072017-1907/s-OdqPK THE OTHER HALF OF ME (music and lyrics by Richard Tracey) As the day turns into night As the clock is ticking I know our time has come All that we were meant to be How we find each other I know we are our destiny And as we hold each other tight I know we’ll have tonight Before our lives will fade away To search for another day Cause you are The other half of me Cause you are The other half of me
  10. Soundcloud Cuts 40% of workforce

    So should we be looking to remove so our music from SoundCloud in case it's sold and the new owners put a disclaimer in saying they own anything that's already there I'm sure that has happened before.
  11. Songs To Recommend To 15 Year Olds

    I'll have a think on this one, but I think all kids whatever the age should be made to listen to classical music to get an understanding of how music works.
  12. What does it mean to succeed?

    John and I were talking about this a few weeks back and we had a conversation with a couple of the other admin last week and we are thinking about promoting the members music (with their agreement of course) and using the Facebook page to do this. The only criteria may be how finished or polished the song is, but we didn't manage to speak about the finer details. I am going to speak to John tomorrow if we get a minute, so will mention it again.
  13. Hi all, started mucking about with a couple of ideas tonight, but nothing was taking my fancy. I started this and couldn't work out what to do with it, so thought I would post it up and see if anyone would like to collaborate on it - in particular lyrics and vocals if you want. The track kicks in on the verse from the beginning and the arrangement isn't complete (it could still do with some extra parts added to the mix). At the moment it is a rough guide, so if you would like to do something, just let me know. Cheers Richard https://soundcloud.com/moodman-1/new-track-13072017-2147/s-hdnx5
  14. Yeah, I can totally relate to this. I walk about singing lyrics and ideas all day. My wife and kids think I am mad, but they will talk to me and inside I am humming and singing the song over and over till they stop talking and then I start again, till I can find a quiet moment and then sing it into my phone.
  15. What does it mean to succeed?

    For me, I think you need to start off thinking small until you see some traction. I would look at blogs that devote themselves to the kind of music I am doing and send them a free copy of an upcoming song or EP (for example) and hope that they will post about it. If their blog is decent, it may already have a decent following. If those followers listen to your song, they may like it enough to buy it or stream it. They may also re-post it to their friends and family, who in turn listen etc.... Without selling your soul to the devil and hoping they offer a contract, most people do not have the funds required to do what is necessary. When you look at how much it costs to have a decent producer work on one song, the mix and master, it becomes a frightening prospect and it is no wonder that most artists rely on a record company to foot that bill and then become indebted to them for a very long time. I know I have spoken to John about this a lot recently and it is maybe something the SongStuff community could do to help each other out. Reposting and liking each others songs out there in the interwebs. There are around 16,000 members on SongStuff (not all active though), but even a small percentage of that could help to kick start a song. SoundCloud is fine for posting songs on here for critique, but terrible if you want to be found by others. I know not everyone will agree with this sentiment, but given the community feeling on this site compared to others, it is probably a more friendly and helpful place, with people willing to help each other. Just my 1/2p......