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17th Mar 2024 16:04 - 4 months ago
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Description : Still trying to improve my mastering/mixing skills. With this one, I played with ukulele first and added tambourine later. Then the audacity file crapped out and I'm left with this with no way to edit. Fun times.

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

dimestop
dimestop 26th Mar 2024 17:57 - 3 months ago
hi i listened to this last week, something must of distracted me because i never commented. your voice is really sweet and sits side by side with the uke (love the sound of that instrument) i agree in principal with most what is said, you state your trying to improve your engineering and mastering skills aren't we all :)
Manuela hits the nail on the head. if you make it studio or too studio it will take all away from the original and unique sound its almost live like raw and gritty. being a songwriter myself im impressed with your story telling, good content, well written lady.
i have learnt most of what i do now practising and being daring, loads of help feedback and critique too from our colleagues here in featured.
the second vocal doing a chorus would be good, maybe a male add a deeper accent or have a couple of lines repeated your voice just EQ different. just dont over engineer it as it will take away the charm spearcarrier. keep writing comics but keep writing songs too
2Sisters
2Sisters 26th Mar 2024 15:07 - 3 months ago
Hello, this is the first time I have the pleasure of hearing you! it's really a pleasure! The freshness that you convey with your singing, plus the live ukelele and the added tamborine are simply fun to listen to. I agree with “Danke” too. An additional supporting background voice, perhaps deviating in the third, in a few places would also be good for the song. But before you change anything, think about what you want to achieve. Do you want to leave this kind of unplugged character or the refreshing live character and move more into the studio world? If you don't want that, then I wish you would leave this song as it is now. Because he is good the way he is, apart from a few little things. Maybe, as already mentioned, a second voice in the background and maybe a few gentle reverb effects that broaden the song's sound a bit. If you want to move into studio production, then you have to structure the song completely differently.
I definitely like the song a lot!
Kind regards, Manuela
spearcarrier
spearcarrier replied 26th Mar 2024 - 3 months ago
Thank you so much for your feedback. I am interested in hearing more about moving into studio production for the sake of expanding my meager skills. When I re-record, I hope to also take the other suggestions. This will make the project fun!
CINCOCENT
CINCOCENT 26th Mar 2024 07:51 - 3 months ago
Lack of software u don't need u still displaying skill that I don't have lol good work
Zootman
Zootman 22nd Mar 2024 16:31 - 3 months ago
I've listened to your music before and enjoyed it, as I did this one. Too bad you can't really edit or play with this some more. But it is very good as it is. Natural and real and you spin a good tale. I'd agree with Danke in that some additional vocal would sound good and fill it out a little.
spearcarrier
spearcarrier replied 26th Mar 2024 - 3 months ago
Hey there! Long time no see!

I'm pondering simply re-recording. I got a new microphone - a Scarlet Studio. I've been recording with Blue Yeti and this one was recorded with a Snowball. Now I have the Scarlett, although I feel like it makes my voice reedy and thin.
Micky
Micky 20th Mar 2024 10:13 - 4 months ago
You know that the first time I listen to it, I already have ideas about how I could expand on it. But as it is, it's a wonderful original ... an organic, natural song with a story... something I could never do. I wish I was blessed with poetic talent too... well, yeah, I'll have to live with just being a dance band musician. I love the sound of your voice and look forward to every opportunity to play with it... ;o)
spearcarrier
spearcarrier replied 26th Mar 2024 - 3 months ago
Okay, so when we get through the one I'm dying to see what you want to do with this one. I like it. It's fun to play. You always seem to make things better.
VintageNights
VintageNights 18th Mar 2024 23:23 - 4 months ago
Hey, a good vibe song! I love it. Easy to put this master into a decent DAW and finish it nicely. Cheers...
crucethus
crucethus 17th Mar 2024 21:48 - 4 months ago
I like the song very much, I don't mind the tambourine in it but it needs to be consistent. Second Vocal, hmmn, maybe listen to some old Ten thousand Maniacs for some references. I'll get back to yah! Well Done
Danke
Danke 17th Mar 2024 18:23 - 4 months ago
There is a 'chorus' part of the song ... you should get the background vocal on yourself, but in a different tone ...
hope, I'm clear ... :-)
Danke
spearcarrier
spearcarrier replied 17th Mar 2024 - 4 months ago
I can attempt it, see what happens.
Danke
Danke 17th Mar 2024 17:55 - 4 months ago
Heeeey!
This one is really fun!!!
Your voice and that ukulule play are fantastic but on my humble opinion, you should delete that tambourine ... instead of that you better use a second vocal (background) ...
The song is too good and very uplifting which is rare nowadays ...
thanx for the upload,
greetings,
Dank
spearcarrier
spearcarrier replied 17th Mar 2024 - 4 months ago
I'd have to re-record to edit.. but what kind of second vocal background?

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