theHumps

theHumps

Surfs Up
  • From : Ormond Beach, United States
  • Joined : Sun 11th Oct 2009, 12 years ago

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    theHumps on Sun 5th Jun 2022 - 4 weeks ago
    Commented on The L and N Dont Stop Here Anymore by Zootman

    Loved the vibrato on the guitar, noticed that right away. The doubled vocals are cool too! Great song, great interpretation, great mix! I like songs like this, story songs. I can see why those artists you mentioned did a cover of it, it's kinda their style of song.

    Once again, very cool stuff!

    Wayne

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Thanks Wayne, true to say I was hoping you'd hear and like this! I thought it might be up your alley, so much so I very nearly sent it to you too see if you had time or inclination to lay some guitar or harmonica on it. I reckon you probably would have sung it better than me too! Thanks for listening man :)

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    theHumps on Sun 5th Jun 2022 - 4 weeks ago
    Commented on possessor by xstokes

    I thought I was listening to a new Pink Floyd song released off the Dark Side of the Moon, a lost hidden track, he! Creative stuff you got going on. Love the stereo separation and the spacial effects you have going on. Listening on my speakers first, sounds great, so much to listen to and absorb! Spivkurl would like this one, sounds a bit like some of his stuff.

    Take care, be safe!

    Wayne

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    theHumps on Sun 5th Jun 2022 - 4 weeks ago
    Commented on already gone by phantomproduction

    The vocals are very cool, right from the start. Great intro, solid rock/pop ballad! There are nice dynamics in the track, the build ups are nice in the verse leading to the "power" chorus. Well done folks!

    Wayne

    phantomproduction
    Reply by phantomproduction

    thanks Wayne for your listening !
    Michael

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    theHumps on Sun 5th Jun 2022 - 4 weeks ago
    Commented on Got your attention feat best lies verse JBBEATS93 by pseudoble

    I like this, it's not your straight 4/4 beat, pop song. It has a cool drum beat, some nice synths and effects, guitars and vocals. I have no idea what afrobeat is, it's peppy but not overwhelming, a bit of an urban jazz feel to it, the sax helps with that. Decent mix, great idea man!

    Wayne

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Wayne - thanks for listening mate

    It's not afrobeat but I dont know what it is

    Think LM might need a custom or cross genre label hey

    The mix has been difficult with this one, it's better than it was but it still lacks a little BUT Im getting tired of tweaking and not sure what else I can do

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    theHumps on Wed 25th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on I Dont Like Bananas When They Get Too Ripe by CitizenMofo2

    I put my bananas in the refrigerator, they last longer. When my bananas get old, I peel them and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer for a frosty banana treat, yummy!

    I like the heartfelt vocals, they're touching, ha! Humor should be in music, twisted, sarcastic, satirically laden...whatever.

    Nice, fun, different!

    Wayne

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you, Wayne. Refrigerated bananas are tricky, as I'm sure you know, because if you don't eat them right away when you take them out of the cold, they turn black rather quickly, and squishy. I can eat a somewhat squishy banana but only with a crunchy accompaniment like peanuts or pepitas. I also have a TinySong about peanuts and several about trailmix where I've worked out the finer details of these foods. I'll be reporting back shortly, tune-wise, with some of those important learnings.

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    theHumps on Wed 25th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Long trip by RitajustRita

    Very well done, nice atmosphere, good effects on the vocals as well as most of the instruments. I think your best work!

    Wayne

    RitajustRita
    Reply by RitajustRita

    Thank you so much Wayne .
    Im happy to hear that you like it.
    I am proud on this one

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    theHumps on Wed 25th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Aint life grand by pseudoble

    This is cool, different for you! Music reminds me a bit of Gary Numan. I like the approach of the vocals with the more electronically based music. There's a good dichotomy of sounds going on here.

    Neat, liked it!

    Wayne

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Wayne - thanks for listening and the warm feedback, much appreciated : )

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    theHumps on Sun 22nd May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on halfpipe turn by rockoff

    Cool man, I love surf music and Dick Dale has his own folder in my favorites. I like the feel you got going on this one. Dick would have loved this one, right up his alley, lots of cool expressive sounds on the guitar. He played a strat, especially designed by Leo Fender himself. But those guitars are also perfect for surf music!

    Well done!

    DD did a Guitar Center stop, there's several vids showing his talents one day at a store visit, a few years before his death. You'll like this, 3 piece and he's playing loud!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBdyx13RPs

    Wayne

    rockoff
    Reply by rockoff

    i never knew much a bout him til now ironicaly he comes from boston mass usa as do i and intill now i knew nothing a bout him i just bought a guitar built for grunge and surf and felt the waters of the what the guitar can and cant doo

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    theHumps on Sun 22nd May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Become the ocean by pseudoble

    Wide stereo field, cool, ethereal, background, chilled out hum. To me it has a cityscape feel to it, the background noises of a city waking to a new day.

    Leonard Cohen, now there's a classic!

    Well done, again!

    Wayne

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey thanks Wayne - forgot to get back to you - always appreciate your feedback

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    theHumps on Sun 22nd May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on 24hrs of love by xstokes

    You always seem to take me on a far away trip, on a f'd up spaceship full of magic mushroom inhaling aliens, lol. But they're cool, they share and all is good.

    Interesting track, I dig the percussion and the vocals add a lot to get in to. Yeah man, you got your creative juices flowin'!

    Wayne

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    theHumps on Sat 21st May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Microbiome by CitizenMofo2

    Don't talk about germs and microbes, on my way to the doctors for strept throat, swolen glands and ear infection. Oh those tiny creatures, they rule the world, don't they.

    This is different, short but gets to the point. Good lyrics!

    Off to see Dr. Feel Good!

    Take care!

    Wayne

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you, Wayne, and good luck with the doctors! I have had many ear infections and many poor ear doctors, so be careful! If your hearing is diminished, it may be because you have fluid in your eustachian tube, something a competent doctor can deal with easily but an incompetent doctor will misdiagnose as permanent hearing loss. So be careful and good luck!

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    theHumps on Mon 16th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Same Old Thing by pseudoble

    I dropped and cracked my Tibetan singing bowl a few years back. Man the beautiful sounds you can make with them and a wooden stick.

    This is pretty chilled out, laid back, hit the bong goodness, lol! A bit trippy. There's lots going on, much to listen to.

    It's well mixed, I can hear everything clearly. Cool atmosphere and feel to the track, great job!

    Wayne

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Wayne - thanks mate - I didnt like the first one I made with the new drum machine much so went straight onto making this track - If I'd had a drink or smoke I'd never have got it done though it might have been more fun hey : )

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    theHumps on Mon 16th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on RIPTIDE by rockoff

    I love surf music and you made me happy with this one. I live in a big surfing area so this vibe and with the weather starting to get hot, this track puts me in the proper beach attitude!

    What kind of guitar did you use? Jazzmaster?

    Cool stuff!

    Wayne

    rockoff
    Reply by rockoff

    jaguar i do have a jazz master but this is a jaguar it screams surf or grunge tones hass 2 single semour duncans stock all the switches and floating tremlo thanks for the comment

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    theHumps on Mon 16th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Out of Africa by CitizenMofo2

    I saw that climate change and the deforesting of Africa forced the apes to walk upright to see predators in the tall grasses that flourished in their new habitat. Oh my aching back! Drought caused issues with the Sumerian civilizations. How bad are the droughts out in the western US now? Dang!

    Interesting piece, stark, menacing, robotic, futuristic, barren at times. The vocals go well with the music, they compliment each other.

    Wayne

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you!
    I have a monkey hat that I sometimes wear to remind me of where we came from. Just kidding. I wear it to amuse my grandkids.
    The past is interesting to learn about because it's always changing. Or, that is, our understanding of it is.
    I'm interested in the sunken continents like Beringia and Doggerland. I believe they're rich with ancient settlements, artifacts and bones that would completely change our human storyr, but we can't get to them as they're underwater. It always amazes me that, the more we know, the less we know. Everything I learned in school is now wrong. But, I guess, that just keeps it interesting.

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    theHumps on Mon 16th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on In love with the girl again by zamashi

    Chugga-pop! Sure this works, upbeat, fun, good processing on the vocals. The guitars are simple and effective, maybe make them more impactful, a compression adjustment perhaps.

    Good stuff, mainstream pop, this stuff sells, ya know!

    Wayne

    zamashi
    Reply by zamashi

    Thanks alot!!

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    theHumps on Sat 14th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Generously by Micky

    Dang, this is gooood Micky! Vocals and the backups are great, the music, in general just lifts you up and the rhythm, the beat keeps the song driving forward. The mix is solid, the effects are panned well and everything has it's place. Well done man!

    Wayne

    Micky
    Reply by Micky

    Hi Wayne, I really appreciate the kind words from a musician as talented as you are. I'm always happy when you like a song of mine and that my disco-heavyness doesn't get on your nerves ;)
    Cheers,
    Micky

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    theHumps on Sat 14th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on But we had fun tho by dimestop

    Well done Paul! You are trying new things with all the backups and layering of the vocals. Sounding great!

    The whole song has a summer swag feel to it, a hot hazy stroll down memory lane. The shout outs were great, thought I heard my name mentioned, lol. Got your new gear?

    Wayne

    dimestop
    Reply by dimestop

    Thanks Wayne, well deserved shout out. your help and support has been great. i had fun doing it, i love our community, even the people who don't comment, they listen and yeh got my new gear, im chuffed to bits, everything is rapid and running deliciously, new mic. is fantastic looks real pro, so lots of playing and learning :))

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    theHumps on Sat 14th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Break My Heart - Second Nature by secondnature1

    Nice production! The vox have some nice effects on them, they sit well in the track. Reminds me of some of the music from the 70's when synths first started coming out and everyone was trying new ways to use them in their music. Creative, well done!

    Wayne

    secondnature1
    Reply by secondnature1

    Thanks brother! The retro synth sound has always captivated my mind body and soul. Any way I can incorporate that into any style of music has always a plus for me. I try to always map out my arpeggios note for note instead of using preset machines unless I can't get it to sound right then i may cheat a little. Cheers, you keep being your creative self too bud :)

    Jonathan

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    theHumps on Sat 14th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on one day then another by pseudoble

    Some crazy lows, my headphones were a buzz at times! It is a tad loud, had to turn it down a bit but the mix is alright. Most people here upload their tracks too loud so I'm used to dealing with that. It didn't overdrive my audio console so it wasn't crushing.

    The music had some really nice layering of sounds. Some of it reminded me of Mick with BAD. That's always a good thing! Now you got me wanting to warm up my classical, love the tones on them.

    Something different, cool!

    Wayne

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Wayne - just notice you have a new one - looking forward to listening

    Yeah there was no clipping but it is loud - it's the samples I need to turn them down more right at the start but I built the track up from the acoustic guitar and microphone so it threw my work flow a bit I think : )

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    theHumps on Mon 9th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on The Seven Fireflies Cyberflares the Humps by Cyberflares

    Thanks Robin for considering me to do the vocals, once I heard the track I was sold. You provided me with great tracks and the title and I ran with it and had a blast writing the words. I had it done it two, 2 hour sessions and ready the next day for ya. I was so excited to work on this one. And it was fun to mix something other than my own material for a change.

    Cheers!

    Wayne

    Cyberflares
    Reply by Cyberflares

    Like i said wayne
    your vox was the one i could hear on this one, yeah it was a good one to work with plus yet again working with you i have learnt a few more thing so for that thank you kindly
    cheers again for being a good sport.

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    theHumps on Sun 8th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Floating Free by StarTravels

    Spacey, a bit experimental, psychedelic, and a little weird, lol. But that's good because it challenges my ears to understand what you guys are doing here. Cool, trippy listen, almost a 70's soul/rnb feel to it.

    Loved every bit of it!

    Wayne

    StarTravels
    Reply by StarTravels

    Hello Wayne, Oh, we also don't know exactly whether we understand it ourselves. Thanks for listening. Glad you liked it!

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    theHumps on Sun 8th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on ChillOut Love by LJmbbremen

    Well done! Great atmosphere you've created, chilled vibe, almost dreamy. The trumpet was my favorite, to me it gave the song a bit of a Latin feel to the track, maybe Spanish Harlem came to mind when putting this together.

    Cool track Matthias!

    Wayne

    LJmbbremen
    Reply by LJmbbremen

    Hi Wayne,
    thanks for listen and your comment. Sometimes I think I am to old to get the feeling for the contemporary music. Sometimes I think my music sounds always like from the 90s.
    Greetings
    Matthias

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    theHumps on Sat 7th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on i cant die by xstokes

    Very cool! The first part, for some reason, reminded me of Wilco. When it picked up Bowie came to mind. Sets a cool stage, I feel resurrected suddenly.

    Creative!

    Wayne

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    theHumps on Sat 7th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on CityLifeish Featuring KingMT77-Drums by Jynxz

    Fantastic! The synth work and all the underlying sounds are great. Nice soft textures with some gritty lead instruments.

    Time well spent listening to this! Congrats to both of you.

    Wayne

    Jynxz
    Reply by Jynxz

    Hello Wayne,

    I know you're no stranger to the feeling after pulling an all-nighter playing with the band.

    We'd practice at Mark's house almost all night, then we;
    (Hamp-Vocals RIP) (Big Ant-Bass) (Mark- Drums) and myself (just starting out on Keys). We'd get in Marks car, that had a monster stereo, and we'd cruise Downtown until the sun came up listening to Tower of Power/Return to forever/Graham Central station or whoever we were into at the time. Those were the best times of my life.

    Sorry for being so wordy (2nd cup of coffee)lol

    Thanks for stopping by and giving the track a listen
    and for the encouraging comments.

    PEACE...

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    theHumps on Sat 7th May 2022 - 1 month ago
    Commented on Got to move on by dimestop

    What? You use your phone as a mic to record your vocals? Really? Interesting. And new gear coming, that's awesome man!

    It sounds better each time you upload a track with you singing, progress.

    Wayne

    dimestop
    Reply by dimestop

    Hi Wayne yes this was my phone with a sock over it. First time, I have a mic a cheap plugin one not branded I just thought the processor is fast on my phone it was an experiment but I was surprised with the quality compared to my true mic. The new kit is coming so I'll have some fun settling with it and hopefully bringing better sounding productions, thanks for your super support of late, it's a huge help mate

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