Tags : | Acoustic | 5.41 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : This is my attempt at the one-hour challenge for LM (finished at 57 min 48 sec). I had to mix/master on the go and this was the result. Some bad chords here and there that I did my best to conceal, one-takes on guitar and piano and used an awesome acapella from a1000times, who wrote the words that Dikaiko sang over. I really like her voice. Anyhoo yea, I like this one a lot so probably gonna come back to this in the near future. Comments welcome.

I got the acapella here: https://www.looperman.com/acapellas/detail/7656/marauder-feat-dikaiko-by-a1000times-132bpm-dance-acapella

EDIT: This track has been updated. I think I'm going to call it finished :)

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  1. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Sun 6th Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    Great job overall and the vocals are splendid!


  2. tovannapha
    tovannapha on Sun 6th Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    thank you

  3. DanGoldstein
    DanGoldstein on Sun 6th Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    I think it's a great challenge and you did a great job with it. having a time limitation forces us to keep in the creative groove. congrats on your work.

  4. Couchie
    Couchie on Sat 5th Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    very nice epic!

  5. Darklighter
    Darklighter on Thu 3rd Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    love it!
    def downloading!

  6. midiman007
    midiman007 on Thu 3rd Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    Great tune. a1000time Vocals are really great. I see someone
    said the EQ on the guitar is a little bright I think so also.
    not a lot just a little.
    I see you play a lot of acoustic rhythm and you are pretty good at it.
    My question is where are your lead guitars?

    Reply by BradoSanz

    haha you said it yourself: "you play a lot of acoustic rhythm and you are pretty good at it." :P I'm not a solo-guy, if that's what you mean haha. I'm not good at solos.

    And idk about the brightness part, I like it to be bright. My last acoustic recordings were too dull (my "Come As You Are" song) because I over-compressed them. This is the sound I like, but I think I may keep it in mind for future projects.


  7. tripple6fusion
    tripple6fusion on Wed 2nd Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    excellent track...props' to all involved..

  8. 8Kass8
    8Kass8 on Wed 2nd Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    Really good track man , i love it .. keep it up

  9. GramoChopin
    GramoChopin on Mon 31st Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Great sound. Guitar is excellent as usual. Nice entry to the challenge ER. Hope all is well. Vocals are very well done.


  10. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Sat 29th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    I did not hear this before your update, but the recordings sound impressive, especially considering you were limited on time. Has a good feeling throughout the song. I found the whole thing a bit on the loud side, judging by my speakers barely being turned up at all. Things were pretty clear in the mix though, so I have to give you that. I'm happy that I finally got around to hearing this, as it's a well written and performed song.

  11. crucethus
    crucethus on Sat 29th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Not Bad for only 1 hour of work. Souther sounding perfection.

  12. 8Kass8
    8Kass8 on Fri 28th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    nice track bro !

  13. ScottB55
    ScottB55 on Fri 28th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    A really groovy track, my friend. Loved it from start to finish! Wonderful guitar and vocals. I'm impressed by the fact that you did it in less than an hour. There's no way I could do that. Hell, it takes me longer than that to just get set up before recording.


  14. BeatMaker4real
    BeatMaker4real on Wed 26th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Man this is awesome..production sounds really good, and that voice had me hooked..great work.

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thanks! ER

  15. JAweGuy
    JAweGuy on Tue 25th Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Yet again I love your work! To do this in under an hour is brilliant. Everything sounds perfect to me, wonderful choice of vocals too and you really created a great track to accompany it.

    - JAweGuy

  16. DijamMusic
    DijamMusic on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Hello mate,
    Very nice track, but I feel the vocal is drowning under the melody in some places.
    Well done.

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thanks for the input. Where exactly do you find these mistakes? I haven't noticed but I'm sure it could have slipped me by haha.

  17. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Well, composing, performing, mixing, and mastering this one in just an hour, extremely impressive work. Terrific song with great instrumentation to accompany her wonderful vocals.

    I give this one a 10 for effort, and 10 for execution, and a 10 for the final product. I'll also declare you the winner of the "one hour challenge," because I can't believe anyone else could top this. Really well done. I hope all is well.


    Reply by BradoSanz

    Hey, thanks SBM. I appreciate the kind words. I must note that I did update this the day after I submitted it haha. I liked the song so much that I probably disqualified myself by updating it haha.


  18. MGproduct
    MGproduct on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    very good mixing , pretty vocals and lyrics
    Wel done , MG

  19. 15ludwicke
    15ludwicke on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Hey man, this is really good! The guitar is a little too bright for my tastes, meaning i think the highs should be eq'd a little bit off, but thats just personal preference. Loving the folk vibes I'm getting. Makes me wanna put on a backpack and climb a mountain lol. Fantastic music as always ER!
    Rico L.

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Hmmmm, interesting. Do you mean the guitars alone are too bright or overall? I'm going to have to relisten to this tomorrow and make sure I didn't overlook anything haha.


  20. looper61
    looper61 on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    hey a1000times if you read this, could i use this in a mini mix?

    Reply by BradoSanz

    You should probably message him via his profile page. It's faster since it's not guaranteed he will check this page right away haha

  21. Byleth
    Byleth on Sun 23rd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Your are right her voice is awesome and the music too.

    Nice quick work.

    Im curious about what change you did from the first version?

    Keep going dear friend

    Reply by BradoSanz

    - Readjusted instrument/vocal volumes
    - Fixed several cross-fading issues
    - Fixed timing issues with the lead vocal
    - Added another acoustic track
    - Added more subtle vocals near the end
    - Re-EQ'd/compressed lead vocal and harmonies
    - Raised the overall volume

    I'm sure there were a few things I missed mentioning but that was probably about 85 percent of it. Took me 4.5 hours to re-mix and master haha. This is really fun stuff for me lol

    I'll post the 1-hr version tomorrow :3

  22. TRE24
    TRE24 on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Sweet track man.
    You really have an ear for a melody of a record.
    Impressive skills on the strings.
    I really enjoyed this.
    Nice work in an hour.


    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thanks Tre :)

  23. looper61
    looper61 on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    amazing! love the guitar work and the piano it fits the voice perfectly, great job for 1 hour. Keep working on it too, it's great I'd love to hear a full version.
    I'm gonna be making a mini-mix with all the songs, do you mind if I include yours?

    Reply by BradoSanz

    It's fine by me but make sure to ask a1000times' permission since it is his acapella :P


  24. a1000times
    a1000times on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Very nice! I was trying to write an electro song when this melody came out and just didn't fit what I was doing. You wrote exactly what the melody needed. Would love for you to keep working on it! Thanks K

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Haha I most definitely will a1000times :) I love the way this one came out. Gotta make some corrections in instrumentation as well as fix some minor mixing issues but in all I'm quite satisfied with the result for doing it so quick :)


  25. Klandestyne
    Klandestyne on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    ez epic records

    very well executed song i say , defo well hid them bad chords , vox is really clear in the mix and the subtle percussion helps it along nicely
    very impressive hrs work i say
    i salute u m8

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thankfully, there weren't a ton of mistakes since the chord progression is extremely simple. I kinda came upon the pella and found a simple chord progression for it haha. I appreciate the kind words!


  26. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    nice work EpicRecord

    this is reminding me of some irish music... bagpipe ensembles flashbacks/retrospections of mine...

    you can always simply post the link to this one here https://www.looperman.com/forum/thread/183807/1-hour-challenge to get more exposure lol and paste pella link as well!

    I can't find those bad chords here - where are they? hahaha

    again: this is very nice song!

    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thanks for the kind words :3

    "I can't find those bad chords here - where are they?"

    MWAHAHAHA YOU'LL NEVER KNOW >:) I'd rather not point out the flaws I spent so long trying to cover up hahaha. Jk, for instance, you can hear a slight disharmony at 2:01 (one guitar did a different chord than the rest, as you might be able to notice)

  27. GregVincey
    GregVincey on Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - 8 years ago

    Man this song is beautiful and full of happiness, i love it :)

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