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  • New Song in progress let me know what you think

    Recorded a new song with my J45 I just got. The acoustic is was both plugged in and external Miced then mixed down. Any comments advise would be appreciated it's still a work in progress.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12783011

    2008 Guild F-50
    2007 Blueridge BR-140
    2013 J45
    2013 CA Cargo

  • #2
    <<<<<<<<<<< mostly

    Story-wise, trying to gauge whether this one is sitting in the crosshairs of parody or from the heart of a plug chewin', dust kickin', spur wearin' redneck yearning for doggone days gone by.

    Ear-wise, pretty cool structure and the right mix of stuff, I suppose, but the lead is kinda harsh and, along with the vocals, a little too close in the mix. Melody is catchy. IOW, a few technical kinks to work out.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Idunno View Post
      <<<<<<<<<<< mostly

      Story-wise, trying to gauge whether this one is sitting in the crosshairs of parody or from the heart of a plug chewin', dust kickin', spur wearin' redneck yearning for doggone days gone by.

      Ear-wise, pretty cool structure and the right mix of stuff, I suppose, but the lead is kinda harsh and, along with the vocals, a little too close in the mix. Melody is catchy. IOW, a few technical kinks to work out.
      Thanks for the feedback. As far as the parody question it's somewhere in the middle. I grew up listening to all kinds of music and some old country merl, cash Nelson ect but didn't listen to any new stuff in the last 15 years. Moved into the sticks where the only station you get is Country and found most of the lyrics turned into a frat house story.

      Anyways put a new version with a softer lead. What do you mean by too close in the mix? The new version is in the same location.
      2008 Guild F-50
      2007 Blueridge BR-140
      2013 J45
      2013 CA Cargo

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      • #4
        Love it! The J45 sounds like a 12 string. I might bring the vocals up more. It's kind of an in your face type of song ... so the vocals have to have a little bit of attitude. Nice job.
        Bob.
        Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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        • #5
          Originally posted by acousticdepot View Post
          Love it! The J45 sounds like a 12 string. I might bring the vocals up more. It's kind of an in your face type of song ... so the vocals have to have a little bit of attitude. Nice job.
          Thanks for feedback. You aren't the first to point out the vocals needs some more attitude. Trying to work that out singing isn't something I am particularly good at but going to give it another go over the weekend. Thanks for listening. Wondering if the 12 string sound might be a pleasant side effect of how I recorded it. Did it one take but MICed and plugged each on their own track. The Miced track came in a bit on the treble side so I favored the pickup in the mix.
          2008 Guild F-50
          2007 Blueridge BR-140
          2013 J45
          2013 CA Cargo

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          • #6
            Originally posted by acousticdepot View Post
            Love it! The J45 sounds like a 12 string. I might bring the vocals up more. It's kind of an in your face type of song ... so the vocals have to have a little bit of attitude. Nice job.
            Thanks for feedback. You aren't the first to point out the vocals needs some more attitude. Trying to work that out singing isn't something I am particularly good at but going to give it another go over the weekend. Thanks for listening. Wondering if the 12 string sound might be a pleasant side effect of how I recorded it. Did it one take but MICed and plugged each on their own track. The Miced track came in a bit on the treble side so I favored the pickup in the mix.
            2008 Guild F-50
            2007 Blueridge BR-140
            2013 J45
            2013 CA Cargo

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            • #7
              It's really musically tight sounding. I LOVE the sound and tone of the acoustic. I wonder what the lead would sound like instead of the softer tone as it is, with a little edgier single coil sound of a Telecaster? Just a curiosity. The lyrics are a little cutesy redneckity, but that is what it is, right? Nicely done. I wonder if the double micing gave it that almost 12 string quality in spots, Acousticdepot spoke of..?

              Doesn't sound like my 12 string, but I can see where he felt that from.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JBbitchin View Post
                It's really musically tight sounding. I LOVE the sound and tone of the acoustic. I wonder what the lead would sound like instead of the softer tone as it is, with a little edgier single coil sound of a Telecaster? Just a curiosity. The lyrics are a little cutesy redneckity, but that is what it is, right? Nicely done. I wonder if the double micing gave it that almost 12 string quality in spots, Acousticdepot spoke of..?

                Doesn't sound like my 12 string, but I can see where he felt that from.
                Thanks, I tried the single coil tele for the first couple versions but it sounded harsh in comparison to the acoustic. It really jumped out of the mix. Maybe need to find a nice middle ground.
                2008 Guild F-50
                2007 Blueridge BR-140
                2013 J45
                2013 CA Cargo

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by missedmyexit View Post

                  . . . . You aren't the first to point out the vocals needs some more attitude. Trying to work that out singing isn't something I am particularly good at but going to give it another go over the weekend. . . .
                  Good stuff. Try it again a couple of semitones higher - the vocals will sound better..
                  Last edited by garthman; 05-09-2014, 04:27 PM.
                  Howard

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Howard I haven't gotten around to messing with the vocal track yet but you are not the first to point it out. Hope to do it sometime soon singing isn't my strongest suit. I did re do the leads. Let me know what you guys think. https://soundcloud.com/kmclaughlin-1/the-same-story

                    Old Lead for comparison http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12783011
                    2008 Guild F-50
                    2007 Blueridge BR-140
                    2013 J45
                    2013 CA Cargo

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                    • #11
                      The lead sits much better in the mix. Well done.
                      Last edited by Idunno; 05-17-2014, 08:20 PM.
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                      Electric guitar tone is influenced by the wood species directly associated with the string-to-pick-up relationship, and particularly with the species Balderd Ash.

                      Geeks go here:
                      http://www.jedistar.com/jedistar_vintage_guitar_dating_r3.htm

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