My first full recording

Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
edited May 30 in Making Music
I did a cover of a song I love. Go easy, but would welcome tips on mixing etc...I know my vocals are dodgy.

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  • This is pretty interesting man. Production-wise, is the bitcrushing/sample reduction intentional as a stylistic effect?? It would sound cool if the vocals didn't have it but the rest of the instruments did, IMO.

    Vocals aren't bad!

    Mankind, you are an ignorant race. How foolish it is to believe your kind rules the Earth. Know now that your are not alone, there are unseen worlds that exist parallel to yours. These are the worlds of the Makai, a race of demons. And the Jujinkai, those that are half-man and half-beast. There is an ancient legend, a prophecy fortelling the appearance of a super being every three thousand years. He is called the Chojin! A god above all gods, the Overfiend! The Chojin will appear through the body of a human and with his great power he will unite the three worlds. He will create a new world, a world of peace and harmony. His time has now come!

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  • Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
    edited May 30
    This is pretty interesting man. Production-wise, is the bitcrushing/sample reduction intentional as a stylistic effect?? It would sound cool if the vocals didn't have it but the rest of the instruments did, IMO.

    Vocals aren't bad!

    Hey man, thanks so much for listening and for commenting. I think it's over the top and it's starting to grate on me, so am thinking of removing it completely, it's izotope vinyl at modest settings, but even then is too overpowering. Would be nice to find a better alternative for giving that old school vibe. Good point about it perhaps being on everything but vocals. I'm no expert so slung it on the master track, which was a bit haphazard in hindsight! Haha.

    Again, I really appreciate the advice, thank you, mate!

    EDIT: @wiresdreamdisasters I've removed the grain etc, it's less of a distraction without :-)
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  • SpringywheelSpringywheel Frets: 525
    edited May 30
    Very nice! Love the minimalistic nature of it - i wouldn't change anything personally. 
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  • Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
    Very nice! Love the minimalistic nature of it - i wouldn't change anything personally. 

    Thank you so much for listening, means a lot to me, and thank you for the kind words! :-)
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  • DavidRDavidR Frets: 156
    edited May 31
    Really Good. Reminded me of some early Peter Green tracks. Nice blues intonation in the voice. No idea why you are worried about your singing, thought it was great. Anyway, don't change it - it's yours! 

    (Just listened to some of your other tracks on SoundCloud by searching on Fallen Row. Good stuff!)
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  • Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
    DavidR said:
    Really Good. Reminded me of some early Peter Green tracks. Nice blues intonation in the voice. No idea why you are worried about your singing, thought it was great. Anyway, don't change it - it's yours! 

    (Just listened to some of your other tracks on SoundCloud by searching on Fallen Row. Good stuff!)

    @DavidR thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment, it's very much appreciated.

    I used this cover as a proof of concept in a way. It's vastly different to the stuff I write, but hearing comments like yours and others gives me confidence to start recording my own stuff now, which was the aim of getting this one recorded. Thanks again



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  • HabaneroHabanero Frets: 65
    I liked it a lot. Far from dodgy, I thought your vocals had exceptional clarity.
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  • Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
    Habanero said:
    I liked it a lot. Far from dodgy, I thought your vocals had exceptional clarity.

    Thank you, @Habanero , that's very kind of you to say. I very much appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment!!! :-)
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  • MartinBushMartinBush Frets: 108
    It's bang on is this @Jonathanthomas83 - guitar and vocals are as good as it gets
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 7628
    Really liked that! Nowt wrong with that dude!...

    do something for the cover challenge ;)
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  • Jonathanthomas83Jonathanthomas83 Frets: 3119
    edited June 1
    It's bang on is this @Jonathanthomas83 - guitar and vocals are as good as it gets
    Thanks very much, @MartinBush, that means a lot and I'm very grateful for the kind words!
    poopot said:
    Really liked that! Nowt wrong with that dude!...

    do something for the cover challenge
    @poopot thank you very much! I may well take your advice, I really need more practice before attempting to mix my own music! :-) EDIT: @poopot just listening to your Kinks cover...absolutely superb! Love the vibes on that!
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 7628
    @poopot thank you very much! I may well take your advice, I really need more practice before attempting to mix my own music! :-) EDIT: @poopot just listening to your Kinks cover...absolutely superb! Love the vibes on that!
    Thanks... Get one in... Doesn't have to be the Kinks tune (although you'll get a bonus 5 pts)

    Any song beginning with "A"
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