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18th Aug 2023 22:59 -  9 months ago
Description : Mark (mtking) made a remix of this one, I added some new vocals and then made his mix worse again... hope you'll like this version!
Kudos to Mark for a great job and for sticking with me and believing in me. You da man!

Comments (13)

If you have time take a listen and give BaoBou some feedback.

RitajustRita
RitajustRita 18th Oct 2023 01:36 -  7 months ago
Klinkt weer super goed BaoBou.
De muziek van Mark is natuurlijk ook heel goed en samen hebben jullie nu een geweldige track.
Mischien moeten jullie maar eens samen gaan optreden.
2Sisters
2Sisters 16th Oct 2023 16:58 -  7 months ago
WOW! WOW! WOW! deliberately in big letters! Mark and you, you've really achieved something great. On the one hand the mix is so powerful but at the same time totally balanced! This has a great radio format. Great !

Kind regards, Manuela
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 16th Oct 2023 - 7 months ago
All thanks to Mark, of course!
The clip is here:
https://youtu.be/hBqm386dvqM
kingmt77
kingmt77 7th Oct 2023 14:34 -  7 months ago
BaoBou. We’re getting there. The next round will have more rounded edges sound wise with the overall mix. This has awesome bone’s. Peace.

Mark
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 7th Oct 2023 - 7 months ago
hahaha I see I turned kingmt into making - what an idiot. My excuse is I've been exhausted after another covid episode... but sorry my friend!
Jynxz
Jynxz 23rd Aug 2023 05:14 -  9 months ago
Well you have succeeded in
creating your own "Brand", I'm
pretty sure I could recognize a
track you made, anywhere.
There is a certain kind of spontaneity
to your work that sounds like you're in
a studio and you're only going to do one
take, so it's gotta be good. I usually don't
listen to lyrics but, you seem to catch me and
make me listen on every track.

Great track. Faved.. PEACE...
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 23rd Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you so much! Here's the full album btw:
https://baobousmusic.hearnow.com/step-by-step
imakebeatsLF
imakebeatsLF 22nd Aug 2023 16:15 -  9 months ago
nice to see someone out here sharing the love, big up, also a kick in the behind. in the kitchen (literally) with this waaavy song. interesting sounds, will give a listen with headsphones
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 23rd Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
Thanks a lot!

I like having lyrics that are not fully specific where pretty much evryone probably recognises a bit of the feeling, even if you haven't been in the exact situation. I hope that applies here too, my new track is a bit more specific... but I think it's still a feeling people can recognise :)
dimestop
dimestop 21st Aug 2023 13:57 -  9 months ago
nice work mate really groovy, nice song and mix, great guitar too bou. nice bass and drums, everything sits ok with me just the volume levels, mixing and mastering tweaks. im looking forward to see what Mark does with it, the engineers are the people that perform magic. your an all rounder mate singing playing and producing is more important to you, as you say you don't really concentrate on that side and you have become a great friend, keep sharing your art
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 23rd Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
Thanks a lot Paul! Yeah totally looking forward to hear what Mark can do with it :)
CINCOCENT
CINCOCENT 21st Aug 2023 06:23 -  9 months ago
Your really good at this genre! Excellent don't hear no out of sync parts at all maybe lower the echo part a lil bit great track real 70s type music
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 21st Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
Great, thank you CCC!
ClickbaitCabaret
ClickbaitCabaret 20th Aug 2023 22:29 -  9 months ago
It's crisp man. Like I can hear the separation in between the tracks. The vocals are on a dead center throne & their isn't a missing bass drum anywhere. Technically, it's a fantastic mix. That's Ableton live for ya. Beautiful job man. Kudos.
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 21st Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
That's lovely, thank you very much, especially coming from someone who I know is much better at that kind of stuff than I am :)
2Sisters
2Sisters 20th Aug 2023 21:10 -  9 months ago
Wow, great, I'm already looking forward to the result. It will definitely be a great collaboration between you and Mark! Hope I can hear it! Greetings Manuela
kingmt77
kingmt77 20th Aug 2023 16:27 -  9 months ago
Ok cool. Whenever it’s convenient. Thanks.

Mark
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 20th Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
No, thank YOU :)
kingmt77
kingmt77 20th Aug 2023 00:10 -  9 months ago
BaoBou The first note caught my attention right away. May I ask what are you using in your mastering chain/mix buss? The song has plenty of excitement. The arrangement is rock solid. What I noticed is that the overall mix needs a touch of compression. If I get some time, I would like to download and run it through some mix buss ideas. Your passion and drive is admirable, big time. I enjoyed what you've done here. Keep up the great and creative flow.

Mark
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 20th Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
I usually don't concentrate very much on the mixing mastering as you know; I try to come to some balance where the vocals can be heard well and no individual instrument pops out unless they have the lead.

Then what I did was (all this in Ableton Live):
- the drums right now are midi (I used to have a practice room with actual real live drums but unfortunately I moved away so I don't have that right now). I use a drum buss for that; I played around a bit with teh settings to give it a bit of punch, but not too much, plus a bit of reverb on the kick and delay on the hats.
- a high pass filter on the bass and guitar (obviously more low on the bass)
- I also tried to shape the mids a bit to give space for the vocals, but as Manuela indicated, not enough
- then the keys again I think a low pass filter
- I added a "sustain" return for the keys
- for the vocals I went lazy and used Ozone Nectar
- finally for the master I used iZotope 10, both this and Nectar with the automatic functions. I find it's generally not worse than what I would do and I find mastering extremely tedious and frustrating :D
Yeah, I'll send you the stems, no worries! I'm in the middle of a house move, so hopefully somewhere next week, is that ok?
2Sisters
2Sisters 19th Aug 2023 15:43 -  9 months ago
Hello BaoBou, nice drive, great solo and well done ending. The vocals sound like,,,,, you know *smile. I don't find the vocals to be asynchronous. On the contrary, the slight time deviations from the basic clock are perfect for my taste and ensure that the song doesn't become too static. I just think that you should pay attention to the midtones when mastering. Great song that might need a little bit of fine-tuning, but it's already very, very good!
Greetings Manuela
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 20th Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you so much for the listen and the compliments :)
BeatMaker4real
BeatMaker4real 19th Aug 2023 10:48 -  9 months ago
Nice work on the track BaoBou, really has a nice groove and feel...Granted that I'm listening to this at 5:00am and haven't had my morning java...the vocals sounds on point to me...I like that the backing vocal is not lining up exactly with the main vocal...gives it a different feel. Love the guitar work too.
BaoBou
BaoBou replied 19th Aug 2023 - 9 months ago
That's a lovely comment, thank you so much :)

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