[rock] Do you know Jennifer?

Share your music, collaborate, and partake in monthly music contests.
KVRAF
1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:26 am

Yes, that's the question:

Do you know Jennifer?

"Jennfer" is our latest song. You can listen it here
with picture-slide-show:

http://enroe.bplaced.net/21_mn/23_songs ... _sub-4.htm

Direct link:

http://enroe.bplaced.net/21_mn/23_songs ... nnifer.mp3

Any feedback, complaints + suggestions are welcome!

andy enroe.
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

User avatar
KVRAF
7702 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:53 am

good catchy song, but i still don't get why you mix the bass in your songs to make it sound like i'm using a $1 pair of earbuds from the dollar store. ah well, to each his own! carry on......
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:04 am

Thanx, layzer!
I see that the bass needs some more work. Oh yeah ...
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

User avatar
KVRAF
5725 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Good song! I think at KVR, we are all Jennifers or frustrated artists.

I am guessing "got the ice-cream on her cheek" is a German idiom that you are translating into English. I am not sure what it means exactly.

User avatar
KVRAF
34899 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:06 pm

The compression sounds like a WAVES SSL STRIP PLUGIN pushed beyond the max. Too much.

Is the Bass live? It sounds really well played.

The music reminds me a bit of the Beatles or even The Jeremy Days (if you remember them).

The tune is cool. I like it. The lyric is unusual but that's good imho. I will remember it because it's quirky.

My brother managed The Markthalle in Hamburg for years and all the German Bands always wanted their lyrics translated into perfect English but we both liked it better when the lyrics were left in the original German to English. It sounded cool. Something that helped the songs and the bands stand apart from the competition.
Hi-de-Hi!

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:29 am

layzer wrote:... , but i still don't get why you mix the bass in your songs to make it sound like i'm using a $1 pair of earbuds from the dollar store. ah well, to each his own! carry on......
Haha, yes I 've followed your advice: Uploaded a new version with a more
defined bass (better compression). But the bass is NOT increased in volume. :wink:
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:31 am

Frantz wrote:Good song! I think at KVR, we are all Jennifers or frustrated artists.

I am guessing "got the ice-cream on her cheek" is a German idiom that you are translating into English. I am not sure what it means exactly.
Hello Frantz, thanks for your thoughts!

And no, "got the ice-cream on her cheek" is no special idiom, it
is just the picture. The picture of a woman enjoying the ice-cream,
and a piece of ice-cream stuck to her cheek - just like it was years
ago when she was a girl. And she remembers her dreams when
she was a girl ... so this "picture" is the tie to the past - and to all her
hidden dreams.

But I think everybody is free to impose his or her own interpretation!
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:37 am

Aloysius wrote:The compression sounds like a WAVES SSL STRIP PLUGIN pushed beyond the max. Too much.

Is the Bass live? It sounds really well played.

The music reminds me a bit of the Beatles or even The Jeremy Days (if you remember them).

The tune is cool. I like it. The lyric is unusual but that's good imho. I will remember it because it's quirky.

My brother managed The Markthalle in Hamburg for years and all the German Bands always wanted their lyrics translated into perfect English but we both liked it better when the lyrics were left in the original German to English. It sounded cool. Something that helped the songs and the bands stand apart from the competition.
Ah, Aloysius,

about compression: It's a lot, but it's always a compromise - a hard
choice for me. I see people in my environment listening on i-phone
and mini-speakers, so I chose a harder compression. Maybe too much.

The bass is "live" sampled and tweaked! So in the end it has now
become a midi-track piloting a mulitsample. Initially it once was
"live" - and thus "live" is a relative term.

Beatles and Jeremy Days? Yes, I know them very well ("she's
my brand new toy"). A high comendation, thank you!
My brother managed The Markthalle in Hamburg for years and all the German Bands always wanted their lyrics translated into perfect English but we both liked it better when the lyrics were left in the original German to English. It sounded cool. Something that helped the songs and the bands stand apart from the competition.
Yep, I for myself try to develop my lyrics in "good english" - and I even think
in this language most of the time. But of course, it still stays to be a "kind of
german english".

Your attitude to this phenomen is really cool, I share it unmitigated! Many
Bands, not only from Germany, also from other european states, sing in
a peculiar english ... so it's a very common phenomenon!

A good idea could be: Put a text into the Google-translator a few times.
The result would be very funny and surprising.

andy.
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRist
209 posts since 13 Dec, 2011

Post Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:47 am

Very good! Mix was good and ofc the song. Nice lyrics too. No complaints sorry.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:32 am

Hezekiel wrote:Very good! Mix was good and ofc the song. Nice lyrics too. No complaints sorry.
Thank you, Hezekiel! :)
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

KVRist
238 posts since 18 May, 2008 from Brasil

Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:02 am

It rocks. bass has too much presence, I think you should cut a little bit the medium frequencies from bass.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

1660 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:57 pm

mvrasseli wrote:It rocks. bass has too much presence, I think you should cut a little bit the medium frequencies from bass.
Thank you, Marcus!
I'll have a look at the bass, indeed!
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

Return to “Music Cafe”