emilyandersonmusic

Control Freak (again!)

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Hey! So, I hope it's okay that I submit another Control Freak post because my other one got so crazy with pages of remixes and complete overhauls, and going in circles. I have spent some time to re-evaluate the production of this song and am submitting a fresh post after starting from the beginning, and letting this version sink in for a while, and still confirming to myself that I'm happy with it and would like to see it come to completion. I still may send this to a professional mixer/masterer, especially if the feedback from this forum suggests to me that I need another over-haul, but if I can avoid doing that, I would like to. 

 

So, this is what Control Freak is now, and I'm pleased with it, though it might be a bit busy in some spots, and I am forever grateful to you for your wonderful feedback, primarily regarding the production and mixing of this one.

 

 

 

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Hi Emily - still like this track and your vocals sound really good, but could be a smidge higher in the mix, not a lot, but it would send better just above the music a bit more.

 

I think the drums during the verses are really good, but don't think they suit for the chorus part. Did you put them to follow one of the instruments on the chorus part? If not, I would maybe give that a try

 

The mix sounded really good and there was a lot of spacial depth going on.

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On 3/19/2017 at 6:55 AM, Richard Tracey said:

Hi Emily - still like this track and your vocals sound really good, but could be a smidge higher in the mix, not a lot, but it would send better just above the music a bit more.

 

I think the drums during the verses are really good, but don't think they suit for the chorus part. Did you put them to follow one of the instruments on the chorus part? If not, I would maybe give that a try

 

The mix sounded really good and there was a lot of spacial depth going on.

 

 

I did not have the drums following anything, so I set it to follow the bass in the chorus, and I put my vocals forward a tad.

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Nice work on this. I like the song.

 

The mix sounds pretty good and balanced to me. I was really wanting the music to ramp up during the chorus...crazier drums etc...

 

Would make a great synth rock song...its a little too laid back musically but the vocals are very cool.

 

Ricky

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Emily, you have such a nice voice! With an eclectic touch, too :)

I just felt that your voice stood out and the rest of the music fell a little into the background... maybe the sounds can be made a little sharper, so that the song sounds a bit more cohesive. Also, the backing vocals you provided at the end are really soft.. maybe you could turn up the volume there? 

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Your production skills have improved dramatically since you first posted this song. You've accomplished major improvement in a short time; just keep doing songs, and you will continue to get better.

 

The song sounds nice now with a good balance. I don't think the vocals necessarily need to be louder, just 'bigger' for this type of song. It needs more punch, too, but it's worlds better than the first version you posted. I wouldn't spend a ton more time on this particular song at this point. Do some more songs and circle back to this one after a bit of a break. You will learn new things with each song, and it will give your ears time to reset.

 

Nice job!

 

Peace,

TC

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Something else I was wondering about; Does the phrase "I'm a control freak, it keeps me classy" in the chorus sound odd and out of place?

I am wondering if it should be "I'm a control freak, don't need your critique" or...something completely different.

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On 23/03/2017 at 1:53 AM, emilyandersonmusic said:

Something else I was wondering about; Does the phrase "I'm a control freak, it keeps me classy" in the chorus sound odd and out of place?

I am wondering if it should be "I'm a control freak, don't need your critique" or...something completely different.

The contradiction in the sentence itself is very catchy  (guess I'm odd, too... so don't mind some eccentricity ;) )

So, no, for me, that phrase works. 

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