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  • My Semi-Psychedelic Cover of "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" now posted!

    I tried to get a license from Harry Fox, but they said "we don't license for this kind of application, but YouTube has signed agreements with multiple music publishers - just post it and see if they ask you to take it down."



    Uh...okay. Anyway, catch it while you can I doubt you've ever heard "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" with this kind of an arrangement before...






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ8QPfAk-ok
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    Cool.



    *wipes nose*



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    • #3
      That's great!





      The video is quite mesmerising, too. So that's how you do it!
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      • #4
        Hi Craig,



        I enjoy your stuff but I find videos to be distracting so I just close my eyes and listen.

        Nice production and I love the way the drums pop.



        Any reason you`re making videos of these tunes?



        EB

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        • #5
          That's a rip-rockin' version of a great tune.



          I liked everything except the vocal treatment, but I have a problem with those bathroom/edge-of-flange delay treatments, they just bug my ears, so maybe that's just me. (Yes the same ears that want to jump off the sides of my head when they hear Auto-Tune. They have, let's say, very delicate sensibilities. Unlike their owner.)



          Also, I find myself sort of in between camps on the vid. During the breakdown, when you had some cuts and screen movements nicely synced to the music, I thought it worked. Although the DAW shots looked a bit indistinct and computer-retro at that zoom. But I think I'd probably respond better to images and movement cut to the beat along with maybe some more animated text-graphic treatments of lyric frags. It's tough coming up with compelling vids when you're working from the desktop, as I know all too well.
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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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            Hi Craig,



            I enjoy your stuff but I find videos to be distracting so I just close my eyes and listen.

            Nice production and I love the way the drums pop.



            Any reason you`re making videos of these tunes?



            EB




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            • #7
              I think my issue with the video is that even if its on Youtube... I don`t think the average listener really cares about all those DAW shots. I`m not a big fan of music videos but if one is going to do it, it should in someway reflect the nature of the song... again, I think most viewers will just be like what the?



              Honestly, I rather see clips of Craig and the other players in the studio playing synth and guitars, recording, singing, etc...

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              • #8
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Buckley
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                  I think my issue with the video is that even if its on Youtube... I don`t think the average listener really cares about all those DAW shots.




                  Probably not, but all the videos I've done are more lyric videos than anything else...except for "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," because everyone knows the words anyway



                  Basically, it's just eye candy. I used the metering from Ozone 5 for "Little Pieces" because it looked cool. I wouldn't be adverse to just doing background textures with no meaning whatsoever. Maybe I'll do that for my next video.



                  The videos are optional...you can just listen if you want








                  I`m not a big fan of music videos but if one is going to do it, it should in someway reflect the nature of the song... again, I think most viewers will just be like what the?



                  Honestly, I rather see clips of Craig and the other players in the studio playing synth and guitars, recording, singing, etc...



                  But that's not the way the music is done, so there's no way to do a video of it. And if people think "what the?", controversy is a good thing. I'd rather have people say "It sure is weird a guy would do a video capturing his DAW playing the music in the video" than "there's some guy singing."



                  Anyway, music with videos get more clicks than music without videos. Some people really like the videos, some people couldn't care less, and one person said "There are videos? I just have the music on in the background while I'm doing other things on the computer."



                  Or, you can think of them as demos for Sony Vegas Pro that have a soundtrack
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                  • #10
                    The mix of acoustic and electronica is very cool and comes off as completely natural. The arrangement is very expressive and detailed, with a lot of great playing. I love the dynamic builds in the transitions between song sections. Overall I really love the attention to detail. If I could make one critical comment, it would be in regard to the way the vocals are mixed. I'm not sure how it's being done but it seems like there's a stereo chorus or phasing effect, and also a slap delay, and some reverb too. I don't have any problem with that per se but I'm left without the feeling of a focal point for the vocals. They come off as kind of hollowed out sounding. It's subjective, I know, I would just really like a vocal track that I can "sink my ears into." It's got nothing to do with the actual singing, which is expressive and great. Just the sound of the vocal track leaves me missing something. Just my opinion but I think you're shortchanging your singing a little bit with the way it's being mixed. I had the same feeling with the last track posted and hesitated to say anything because you're the man and it's your forum, plus you're not exactly asking for feedback. Oh well I gave some anyway. Just my 2cents.
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                    • #11
                      I like the approach. Vocals good, guitars good but although the bass has plenty of bottom end, the note definition, given that it's the continuous hook, is kinda lacking. Just my 1.5 cents

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                      • #12
                        Philter nailed my problem with the vocal treatment. For me, it keeps me from really connecting with the vocal.
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                        • #13
                          About the vocal treatment -



                          The vocal treatment seems a lot different to my ears in the sections where the vocal is in the lower range. That's where I'd say the effects icing is just a bit too thick. My guess is that the idea is to "sultryize" your voice when you're in the lower range, make it arresting and hypnotic (just scrambling for adjectives, here...).



                          When you move up to the higher vocal range, it sounds a lot more natural to me. Although still effected, the effects are not distracting.



                          It's those lower mids/upper lows that sound really hyped and distracting to me in the heavier-effected portions of the vocals.



                          Now here I am, Mr NobodyAtAll in the mixing/sound manipulation world, giving Craig Anderton advice, so please feel free to



                          Blithely treading on angels nonetheless...I'd say put a really natural sounding vocal track dead center, keep the vox effects to the sides, and dial down the effects till they don't distract - maybe HP out some of the lower end on the effected tracks, too...



                          You can sound plenty sultry and intense without so much VST-effect viagra...



                          And of course - I like your track, too! I would hardly have the nerve to try and cover something Eric Burdon ever sang....



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                          • #14
                            Mr. Craig Anderton will now enter the witness box and, having sworn on Electronic Projects For Musicians to tell the the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in 4/4 time, will attempt to defend the allegation that he did wilfully and with malice aforethought add effects to his vocals
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by MarkydeSad
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                              Mr. Craig Anderton will now enter the witness box and, having sworn on Electronic Projects For Musicians to tell the the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in 4/4 time, will attempt to defend the allegation that he did wilfully and with malice aforethought add effects to his vocals, in order to confuse and anger the wider musical community




                              no no - the effects were added for the same reason we all add them - to attract the opposite sex of course.



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