Get On Board The Blues - new song (new remix added 10/23)

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StudioDave
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1265 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:17 am

http://linux-sound.org/audio/Get_On_Board_The_Blues.mp3

http://linux-sound.org/audio/Get_On_Board_The_Blues.ogg

Also on SoundCloud:

http://soundcloud.com/davephillips69/ge ... -the-blues

A blues-ish song, another original from StudioDLP. Yes, the production SUCKS but I've been told already. Maybe you'll like the song, maybe not, but here 'tis.

Comments welcome, as always.

Btw, the various remixes have been added to the thread as they show up, so the latest mix is always at or near the end of the thread.

Best,

Dave Phillips

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Last edited by StudioDave on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:53 pm, edited 8 times in total.

Doug1978
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:47 am

This is great Dave - very enjoyable and a rare treat (I think?) to have a cool blues track here.
TBH, the production sounds fine to me - I'm tempted to say that those who think it sucks are talking bollocks, but no doubt they know better...

Anyway, very nice. Please make another soon :)

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StudioDave
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:49 am

Doug1978(tempID) wrote:... very nice. Please make another soon :)
Thank you for listening ! There's more on the way, I've been in songwriting mode for a while and have a bunch of new things. They'll get here as soon as I can get my [expletive deleted] mixes done.

Someday I'll figure out how to really use a compressor... :?

Best regards,

dp

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seismic1
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10826 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:16 pm

Great song. Well sung and played. I think the production is pretty good and the vocals sound very well recorded indeed. This is perfect late-night listening (3 times so far).

Nice work 8)

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StudioDave
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Post Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:43 am

seismic1 wrote:...I think the production is pretty good and the vocals sound very well recorded indeed...
Thank you, seismic, you're very kind. :) I must have some of the crappiest gear for recording, but I do what I can with it. The guitar is a POS, the mics are a cheapo Yamaha MZ-something and a Shure SM58. Fortunately, I think the SM58 was somehow bound to me at birth, so my voice is well-suited to it. In my songs everything works around the voice.

In case anyone's interested, here's the gear list for this song :

Yamah MZ106s and Shure SM58 mics
Yamaha DMP11 mixer
AudioBuddy preamp
M-Audio Delta 66 audio interface

cheap (under $100) Ibanez electroacoustic guitar
cheap (under $100) Ibanez electric bass

original drum loops from Beta Monkey

Ardour3 (Linux) recorder/editor

Best,

dp

http://linux-sound.org/ardour-music.html

D.H. Miltz
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:44 am

Nice vocal on this. I didn't mind the mix, although I did find it sounded better on headphones. Well done. Thanks.

StickyWicket
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286 posts since 18 May, 2010 from In-Limbo

Post Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:02 am

I truly liked the song and your vocals (which came out really well). Regarding the mix, I think if you lowered the drums (cymbals) a few dB with a little less reverb, it would enhance your vocals and guitar. The drums (to my ears) seem to distract away the rest of the song.
You have a very good voice and I hope to hear more from you.
Thanks for sharing.
Make music :harp:

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StudioDave
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:30 am

@DH and StickyW : Thanks for lending your ears to my efforts, I appreciate it.

I made the session available to anyone who wanted to remix it in Ardour3, here are two results:

Mix by Jason Jones, drummer and owner of Advanced Budget Studios in Utah, USA :

http://advancedbudgetstudios.com/client ... _Blues.mp3

Mix by my friend Fons Adriaensen, DSP guru and audio engineer based in Italy :

http://kokkinizita.linuxaudio.org/linux ... eblues.mp3

Comments welcome, as always.

Three other fellows are working on it, I'll add their productions as I receive them.

Best,

dp

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StickyWicket
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286 posts since 18 May, 2010 from In-Limbo

Post Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:21 am

To my ears (headphones), both of those mixes are much, much better and cleaner. Listening to the overall song structure, I'd like to make a small suggestion in using a brushed drum kit (instead of sticks) or something a little lighter which would bring out the focus on the vocals/guitar (IMHO). Nice work!!
Make music :harp:

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StudioDave
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:40 am

StickyWicket wrote:To my ears (headphones), both of those mixes are much, much better and cleaner.
Agree++
... Listening to the overall song structure, I'd like to make a small suggestion in using a brushed drum kit (instead of sticks) or something a little lighter which would bring out the focus on the vocals/guitar.
We are of one mind. :)

I'll ask Jason if he can do a remix with brushes, I agree that the sticks aren't in the song.

Thanks again, I'll let the guys know about comments received here. I'm not sure if they sub to KVR.

Best,

dp

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StudioDave
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:50 pm

Greetings,

Another mix of the material, this time from fellow Ardourista Ricardus Vincente :

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11283721/proje ... eblues.mp3

And another from another fellow Ardourista known to me only as McGruff :

http://ccgi.mcgruff.plus.com/~mcgruff/m ... rd-1.0.ogg

Good clean fun for all ! :)

Best,

dp

D.H. Miltz
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:34 pm

I listened to the four new mixes tonight, and I think the stripped down one by Ricardus Vincente works best. In that one nothing stood out and made me think "hm, if that were different..." -- I was just hearing the song.

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seismic1
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:28 am

D.H. Miltz wrote:I listened to the four new mixes tonight, and I think the stripped down one by Ricardus Vincente works best. In that one nothing stood out and made me think "hm, if that were different..." -- I was just hearing the song.
That Ricardus Vincente mix is teriffic. Great clarity and nakedness (Belewprints reference) in evidence here.
StudioDave wrote: I must have some of the crappiest gear for recording
Honestly, it doesn't matter. This sounds wonderful

:tu: :tu:

rightonthemark
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1 posts since 16 Jun, 2012 from Findlay, Ohio

Post Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:13 pm

Even the world wide web has become a small world after all...

This sounds great.
I wouldn't expect anything else from my hometown bluesman.

thanks...

Mark

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StudioDave
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1265 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Post Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:43 pm

More mixes, starting with one from fellow Ardour user Matt Francomb :

http://www.glara.co.uk/dphilips/onboard ... ession.ogg

And from the Linux Audio Users mail list, this mix from S. Massy :

http://www.wolfdream.ca/x/audio/dpblues ... _SMmix.ogg

Comments are very welcome, the mixers have asked for feedback.

Big thanks to all who have responded. It's been a very interesting exercise so far.

Incidentally, S. Massy's mix was made with stem WAVs saved in Ardour3. The stems are available on request if anyone here is interested in making their own remix of the song.

Best,

dp

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