A remix and reaarangement of a song I have posted here before. Does not feel done. But I feel exhausted trying to get ot right. Your thoughts and commenst really welcome to get me focused on fixing the right stuff. The world has let its children down:
Hi, this is a cool use of the solo strings in a unique setting. I enjoyed your song, I liked the structure, main and background vocals, and the drumming a lot. At the end, I think I would give some thought to maybe just having the solo piano wrap things up. The strings get a little too exposed there at the end, diminishing IMHO what has come before. They sounded a bit static to me, with little or no change in the timbre. They both need cc# 11 (controlling volume & timbre) constant changes to sound realistic.
Nice song, with some good ideas in it! John
Just reposted a remix with following changes:
- tighter low end
- better use of automation for instruments to highlight various parts
- less harsh cymbals
- less harsh guitar
- modified fade out
Love any feedback.
I remember when you posted an earlier version of this quite some time ago--in 2007 in fact, as per my search on your posting history just now.
I can EASILY say you've really improved the track- I think it sounds great!
I see you liked John "Big Ears" suggestion to fade out with just the Piano--that worked!
Now--you said that you feel too exhausted to keep working on it. ALL of us have been there. It's a trap too easily fallen into - to keep working and working on a track, not knowing when it's "finished."
My advice---Put it away. Move on. It's not always easy to accept this, but Nothing is ever "finished." But it's a time-wasting trap to keep tweaking and tweaking something which is already in more than merely "presentable" form.
You'll get a boost of enthusiasm, you'll feel fresh and ready to do more, if you just do exactly that--move on and do more!
A remixed version. The previous version had a lot of eq boosts that are always a bad idea and made this sound harsh. Also tried to add some beef to the drums. Comments and thoughts welcome. COnstructive criticism particularly appreciated.
Hi again, I think this is coming together now. I like the sound of the drums throughout. I like the general sound on the vocal, seems very clear and it's nice to be able to hear and understand the words. Not a big fan of the "low-fi" effect on the vocal when the title line is sung though. I do like the slide guitar break although I thought maybe it seemed a bit choppy yet, maybe hold some of those notes as long as possible. Thanks for posting the re-mix! John