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Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Post Mon May 05, 2014 1:23 pm

Here's a song with guitars, drums, vocals, synths, and strings. It is kind of catchy I think. The lyrics aren't meant to be prescriptive. They represent more an aesthetic/formal choice.

No limiting on the master bus so you'll have to turn up the volume on your listening device to match current commercial levels. It is a little more work for you but the payoff is greater dynamic range.

Comments are appreciated :)

https://archive.org/download/K3Final/k3%20final%20.mp3

PurpleCatfishBettie
KVRAF
3256 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Re: K3

Post Mon May 05, 2014 5:29 pm

thanks for the upload. koo!

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Tue May 06, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks the comment mrblitz :)

PurpleCatfishBettie
KVRAF
3256 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Re: K3

Post Tue May 06, 2014 6:16 pm

i really like the recording quality of the various parts, and the composition is interesting. it sounds kind of like 'downtempo with a punk sensibility'.

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Tue May 06, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks. Some notes on the sounds: The guitars were done with the expensive Kemper box. Digital out into Eleven Rack as the soundcard. Drums are BFD and samples from Analogue Drums. The strings in intro are from the Sampletank Miroslav. Vocals were with an CAD e300 into a FMR Really Nice Preamp.
Lots of distortion/compression/eq of the drums. No processing on the guitars other than panning multiple takes. Light compression on the vocals.

I like that characterization of the composition. To me it kind of sounds like the Pixie song 'Where is my Mind' and songs on Cloud Nothing's first album.

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seismic1
KVRAF
9063 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: K3

Post Fri May 09, 2014 1:35 pm

You're right. It is catchy. It's definitely got '90s "indie-rock" vibes, although I hesitate to use that overworked descriptor. The track reminds me of some of the old guitar-driven Radiohead tracks. You're also right about the DR on here. It's great to be able to turn this up and hear the contrast between the loud and quiet sections. The guitars sound great, especially the fast monotone lead sound towards the end. Nice job with the vocals too. It's a good mix, with a clear sound even though there is quite a lot going on.

Good work :)

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Sat May 10, 2014 5:05 pm

Thank you for the detailed comments seismic. :) Most of the song doesn't have bass accompaniment so that makes it easier to get a clear mix. I didn't filter the low end of the rhythm guitar so I thought I'd just leave the bass out to avoid low frequency build up.

D.H. Miltz
D.H. MOD
11537 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Re: K3

Post Sun May 11, 2014 4:14 pm

I like this a lot. No idea what you're singing but the sound of the vocals works well. Good stuff. Thank you.

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Frantz
KVRAF
4841 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: K3

Post Sun May 11, 2014 4:28 pm

D.H. Miltz wrote:No idea what you're singing
I think the entirety of the lyrics is "praise Jesus" if I'm not mistaken.

D.H. Miltz
D.H. MOD
11537 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Re: K3

Post Sun May 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Huh. Listening again, and it sounds as if you are not mistaken. Thanks, Frantz.

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Sun May 11, 2014 6:23 pm

Thanks for listening Frantz and D.H. Frantz is right. 'Praise Jesus' is the whole lyric. Like I said, it is not meant to prescriptive. I'm not religious. Nevertheless, I thought it somehow fit. Plus it was easy to sing.

Maybe it should have been 'okay cheesus' or 'hey tease us'. Feel free to substitute your preferred irreverent subject.

Thanks again for listening and the comments. :)

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seismic1
KVRAF
9063 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: K3

Post Mon May 12, 2014 4:47 pm

FZ wrote: Have you seen us,
Uncle Remus?

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Tue May 13, 2014 5:24 am

Great song. I should listen to more of Frank Zappa.

Another:
'Look out I'm sneezun.' More syllabus than praise Jesus so just have to sing it a bit faster.

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Emerald Tablet
Narcissistic Messiah
4563 posts since 8 Apr, 2002 from https://soundcloud.com/remcoh

Re: K3

Post Tue May 13, 2014 12:25 pm

lovely!

superb mixout. soo many things happening
keeper

Genetic_Junk
KVRAF
2536 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Re: K3

Post Wed May 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Thanks for listening Emerald. Glad you enjoyed. :)

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