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114 BPM: Tea Cup Turning

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mrblitz
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2592 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby mrblitz; Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:03 pm 114 BPM: Tea Cup Turning

Tea Cup Turning
Ogg Vorbis

drums: Wired Ant

squatters
on federal lands
teeter totter
martian made man

tonight he's going out
into the madding crowd
tea cup turns round and round

on the last may of day
honey took a double date
the rent it must be paid
strange turn of fate

winning spinning wheel
show us how to feel
tea cup turns round and round

too much too soon
howling at the moon
princess swoons in june
play another tune

(tea cup turnin/spinnin round and round)
(solo)

kaleidscope of hope
teach us to cope
tea cup turning round and round
upside down
never found
clown mound
disguised frown
watcher of great renown
teasing to the crown
take a taste of tea
before the red queen
she said nothing is everything
do you know what she means?
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thomekk
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2150 posts since 3 May, 2003, from Germany

Postby thomekk; Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:12 pm

Great far out!
mrblitz
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2592 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby mrblitz; Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:19 pm

thomekk, it's great to hear from you! thanks.
rachmiel
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3612 posts since 29 Jan, 2005, from rochester, ny

Postby rachmiel; Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:58 pm

delightful ... as (pretty much) always mrblitz. :-)

but i have one big question for you: the music on your tracks just about leaps out of the speakers, but the vocal lines (which are usually pretty fabulous) are often close to background in terms of volume and presence. how come?
mrblitz
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2592 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby mrblitz; Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 pm

it's funny; i'd thought the vocals on this one too loud; drums too soft.

overall, it's probably a case of monitoring. through these headphones, when i turn the mix way down in renoise, the vocals usually stand out more than anything. so the vocals typically get turned down a bit at that point.

do you generally find the vocals to be buried in these mixes?

i do notice that the enunciation is often abysmal, sounding as though i'm drunk. the main reason for that is probably due to the fact; that these takes are done 'quietly' so as not to annoy the neighbors.

someday, maybe i'll get a chance to just go into a proper studio, and knock out about 20 of these in a row; without worrying about being too loud.

(edit) i wonder if part of it is that i put a low shelf on the vocals, somewhere between 200-300hz. maybe that's what gives these vocal tracks their sort of 'old radio' sound. idk
Laguna Rising
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6180 posts since 4 Apr, 2005, from Unsettled

Postby Laguna Rising; Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:51 am

Nicely done, it sounds good. :tu:
I agree on the vocals, sometimes the 'old radio' eq-setting makes them lose punch, this one sounds ok on my speakers thou
I enjoyed it

Cheers
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seismic1
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6545 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK

Postby seismic1; Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:49 pm

Nice work 8)

It would be interesting to hear your vocals with the shackles off.
mrblitz
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2592 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby mrblitz; Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:31 pm

thanks!

on the vocals, one thing i'll probalby try is 'upward compression'; that sort of thing; getting the vocals to a 'steady level' and seeing if that doesn't bring them out a tad more in the mix.
t00nz
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454 posts since 22 May, 2008, from Uk

Postby t00nz; Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:56 pm

This is lovely.. really like the lyrics and how this is put together.. Didn't bother me much about the vocal mix, like most tracks with a slightly unusual balance you get used to it very quickly when the music is interesting.. Wasn't actually too distracted by the eqing anyway, but would have liked the voice to be closer to centrestage.

Great stuff, cheers.
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core
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4153 posts since 2 Sep, 2005, from city of lights (nl)

Postby core; Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:43 am

On earbuds this sounded just fine to me. The last part is real pretty. Love the melodies and at some point it reminds me of video games I used to play on the MSX 20-some years ago. Nice!
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core
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4153 posts since 2 Sep, 2005, from city of lights (nl)

Postby core; Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:11 am

On earbuds this sounded just fine to me. The last part is real pretty. Love the melodies and at some point it reminds me of video games I used to play on the MSX 20-some years ago. Nice!
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mrblitz
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2592 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby mrblitz; Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:42 pm

ok, i took out the 'adt' so the vocals don't sound to be 'panned hard left'.

..upped the vocals a tad.. set the low shelf to around 130hz instead of 200hz.

boosted the drums just a bit.
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fateamenabletochange
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3120 posts since 13 Jul, 2003, from outer rim

Postby fateamenabletochange; Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:32 pm

no trouble hearing the vocals here.
Blitzing guitar lead, and I liked the ending part.
macmurphy
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2364 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Postby macmurphy; Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:36 am

wicked tune. the ending is extra pretty in contrast to the madness preceding it.
and what a fine madness it is - i've yet to be disappointed by any of your work.
brilliant.

neil.
tommolloy
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8 posts since 22 Mar, 2010

Postby tommolloy; Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:32 am

Great tune. Something charming about the mastering I thought. Vocals + guitar give it a certain edge!
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