Acoustic song - Drive (Bic Runga cover)

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KVRAF
2377 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:35 pm

I recorded this a couple of months back, it's a cover of a song you probably wont know.

https://soundcloud.com/anelectricheart/ ... unga-cover

The original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHGUh30 ... cRungaVEVO

Cheers!

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KVRer
13 posts since 13 Jun, 2021

Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:28 am

What is the idea to make a poor cover version on a track being totally unknown as of 1996?

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KVRAF
1592 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:48 am

I think her's works because it minimalistic, her elements are low in the mix and her voice is the main focus by a mile.
You've got a very good voice, and you've got that intimacy nailed down well.
But I think that ubiquitous synth pad with the slow attack which swells is damaging the mix a lot. It needs to be out of the way (panned,lowered, removed).

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KVRer
13 posts since 13 Jun, 2021

Post Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:16 am

an-electric-heart,
You'd better write your own song, than to make a cover on that of doubtful value.

KVRist
172 posts since 4 Aug, 2020 from Montreal, Canada

Post Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:30 pm

Agree with Bensaw.

An easy fix might work - try side chain compressing the pad with your vocal. I really love the expressions in your vocal and they shouldn't be smeared by the stationary pad.

KVRist
37 posts since 16 Aug, 2020

Post Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:38 pm

This feels like a creed song made into a soft rock song, its cool i dont mind it, as its not my style of music i don't know what i can really ad .

Like with above posts the vocals are def drowned out, so they need to come through, also maybe making duplicates to create a chorus of people at parts of the song, or even some delay to spice it up.

Hope this helps in some way :)
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KVRAF

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2377 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Post Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:10 pm

Cheers guys. I'll look at the mix again. I do kind of consider this what I would call a 'B-Side', as I said I recorded it very quickly, then didn't even do anything with, except put in on my secondary Soundcloud account and post it here. I'm aware of the fact that it's not exactly a master-piece.

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KVRian
761 posts since 3 Jul, 2017

Post Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:30 am

I found it quite nice. The acoustic sounds good.. well done.

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