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All In A Day


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gadzooks

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This is my fourth attempt at learning how to mix with garageband. At this point every song so far has been an experiment in learning. This song is a bit long, but I tried to approach it like separate pieces in a whole piece. A little self indulgent with the guitars and layers. I'm usually drawn to a much cleaner simplified mix. Maybe the next one.
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Hits: 3490
Comments: 51
Fans: 19
Plays: 178
Downloads: 52
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Uploaded: Apr 30, 2011 - 05:42:01 PM
Last Updated: May 01, 2011 - 07:12:55 AM Last Played: Jun 29, 2017 - 08:19:17 PM
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Hardware:
Mac, Fender Jazzmaster, Godin Acoustic Electric, midi keys and me attempting to do the vocals.
Software:
GB
Comments
alackbass said 2364 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
All In A Day
Good tune and an equally good arrangement full of interesting sounds. I really dug the pedal steel guitar! Very strong vocal! A thoroughly enjoyable listen!
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gadzooks said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you
Thank you for the support. It means a lot to have someone listen.
SG
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johnwhitehead said 2364 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Day
Great voice and melody. Love the layered guitars and keys.

Really hooky melodic ideas throughout. This reminds me a tad of Lindsay Buckingham, one of my fave pop artists. Love the musical interludes...how this isn't in any hurry...and just continues to groove but with great variations on the theme. Awesome steel break.

Excellent track!


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gadzooks said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you
Even a tad of Lindsay Buckingham is a complement. Thanks for the feedback.
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Good one Stan!
I liked this one a great deal--you do very high quality work; that is very obvious by now! All the parts of this merged exquisitely into one very fine whole. Beautiful, beautiful work on this...full marks in all departments (good mix too!) Thanks again, Michael
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gadzooks said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks Michael for mix comment as this was a real challenge and learning experience for me.
SG
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RochaMalhada said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Hey
this mix sounds great to me! Really nice tune, man

. - Harold
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks
... for listening!
SG
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Char said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
One of the best
songs I've heard. A real pleasure to listen to. Thanks.
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you so much for the support Char!
SG
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KCsGROOVE said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
good song!
Fine melodic piece!
Dig the warm mix!
Fine vocals!
Enjoyed!
KC
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks KC
Your comment re: the mix means a lot. I have been listening to your stuff and admiring the crisp clarity of your mixes and wondering how you get them so clean and big sounding? So thanks again and if you have any big crisp tips to pass on that would be great!
SG
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papag said 2364 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Learning to mix?
Your mix is clean and the song has great visuals. Sounds like you have got the mix bit down. The guitar fills are tasty.

thanks for the download :)
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you
... for the compliments. This one was a real challenge for me so I am glad you liked the mix. And I'm glad you can see things in my song. Thanks for listening.
SG
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Soundhound said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Cool Track.....
I really like the hole project here, good lyrics solid Guitar Work...

It's all in the feel and this has a good 1....
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks!
I agree ... it is all in the feel. Thanks Soundhound for listening and for the compliment.
SG
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PeterB7858 said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
A quality arrangement...
Hi Stan. Not self indulgent, just a quality arrangement supporting a fine song. I like your vocals and your guitar work varies things up nicely. Like others, the pedal steel is a highlight. Thanks for the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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gadzooks said 2363 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks!
Peter for taking the time to listen.
SG
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Philip18 said 2363 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Cool vocal
I love the vocal tone you get, and the richly textured backing is great listening. Bit of a Paul McCartney feel it seems to me. How did you get that pedal steel sound? I'm hoping it's something in Garageband that I haven't found yet! Awesome!
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gadzooks said 2362 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Thanks!
...for giving it a listen and I really do appreciate the feedback. Yes, the steel sound is in the GB library. I just had to play with it a bit to get to sound the way I wanted.
Thanks again Philip.
SG
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egobandit said 2363 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
all in a day
Very cool sound, I like your voice has a Paul Simon sound, great song Im glad I stopped in! I think the mix is clear and good, it don t sound crowded at all.
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks for dropping in
And thanks for the comments. It's good to hear it doesn't sound crowded.
SG
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scofugate said 2363 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
I am
13 seconds into this and I love it!! The vocals, the groove, its all very cool!!
I love the choruses(what a cool little hook).
I agree with Andrew (cool arrangement)
" Years ago I played in a band, spent my nights as a music man"---Wonderful. I would love to see the lyrics posted as well!
The understated mix adds old school flavor to me.
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks
for your thoughts on this and for enjoying it. Feedback really does help so thanks again.
SG
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drakonis said 2363 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Sweet song here
I would declare this experiment worth polishing up, and it won't take much... really great music and performance here. Mix is pretty clean, despite so much stuff going on (and I like all the stuff that's going on), but you may want to move some of the harmony-singing away from center so they don't compete with the main voice (you've done this in some places, not others.) Perhaps a tiny bit more "ebb and flow" dynamics (add/delete some tracks in different sections) to keep it from sounding too "even" throughout. Also, excellent artwork, you do that too?

ttfn,
Drakonis
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Re: polishing up
Thanks for your comments and suggestions This kind of critique is exactly what I need. I went back and had another listen and I can hear what you mean buy moving the harmony sing a little to the right and left to separate the voices from the main in the center. And I do hear your suggestion about keeping it from sounding too even throughout ... dynamics is something I will have to work at in my mixes. And yes I did the artwork. It is a combination of carbon pencil and pastel.
SG
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RAVENS said 2362 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Awesome
Do, do, do, do, do...That part will most likely stay in my head all night. What a cool song, the music is just great, as is the mix. Diggin' the vocals too, great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thank you
very much! I'm glad you like my do, do's.
SG
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jiguma said 2362 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
From the start
I really like the sound of this - smooth and well produced. Great vocals too. The only thing I can think of that might improve it is to use something like Ozone to brighten up the mix. Ozone has been my "secret ingredient" for a while now - it just sparks up a mix really well. You can download a trial/demo version at the Izotope site.
Terrific playing and singing too Stan - just a great post.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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jiguma said 2362 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Pedal steel
I've done this slicing and dicing of GB loops for a pedal steel track and know how difficult it is to get such a smooth sounding track. Congratulations!
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks Neil!
So thats one of the magic ingredients to a crisp sparkly sound. I keep hearing these wonderful bright full mixes and I think "how do they get that sound"? I really appreciate the tip and I am definitely going to try ozone! Thanks for listening and for the pedal steel compliment ... it was a challenge so I am happy you liked it.
Cheers Neil
SG
SG
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jdholliday said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Wow!
Fantastic song and production!
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gadzooks said 2361 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks!
For listening .
SG
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ShadowofNine said 2361 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Excellent Lyrics
good production, fine performance, super enjoyed...
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks
for dropping in and listening.
SG
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J_Gretch said 2361 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
A pleasure
for the ears...You seemed a little concerned about a crowded mix from your description,but it sounds fine to me.....Well better than fine,,,this is really good.
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks!
for checking it out and for your compliment.
SG
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mvh9591 said 2361 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Nice____
Well mixed - Nice song.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks!
listening and enjoying.
SG
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Hickling_Stan said 2358 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
A Grower
The longer I listened to this the more effort I could hear had been put into it at every level if you know what I mean. A great deal to enjoy here. Cheers Mark
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
I'm glad
you dropped by and had a listen.
Thanks Mark!
SG
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magnatone said 2358 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
All In A Day
hey stan - this is terrific! sounds to me like you're doing a great job figuring out mixing. pedal steel sounds superb!
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks
for paying me a visit and having a listen. I love the sound of a pedal steel. It was a challenge to make it work but I was pleased with it in the end.
SG
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sammydix said 2356 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Day
This is one chill tune, gadz. it sounds nothing like them, but it brings Roxy Music's Avalon to mind for some reason. As for the mix, sounds like some of the guitars are flowing too much pass the 120hz zone on the low end and losing some of their clarity. I'd high-pass a few (but not by the exact same amount) to give them some individuality. I'd also lo-pass the bass a bit to clear up some highs it doesn't need.

By the way, you're a good songwriter, dude. Well written.
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Avalon
Great tune! I really appreciate your comment. And especially your mix tips. When I read this I didn't know what hi-pass, low-pass and hz meant but did a google search and I think I've got it all figured out.
Thanks!
SG
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hackneybloke said 2352 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
all in a day
what a great arrangement and production. doesn't sound too busy to me....sounds rich but clear. really digging your vocal style and delivery......you turn into paul simon at 2.22....(in a really god way).
yeah maybe you could have got out earlier...but this is so good on the ear that you could stick it on the car stereo....and just keep on drivin'.
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks
For dropping by! Paul Simon is a compliment. You know, I agree and struggled with cutting the length of this tune but I couldn't stop listening to the pedal steel. It was like discovering new ear candy!
Cheers
SG
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Soundhound said 2351 days ago (May 13th, 2011)
Nicely done....
Great Vocals, and playing got good feel going here and ya....mixing
is a tricky thing cause what sounds good to you may not sound good
to someone else.....
Must say that you've done a real solid job on this one......
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks
again for dropping in and for your compliment.
SG
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Doug Somers said 2349 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Fourth attempt???
Works for me!! Solid tune with a catchy vibe. And you're a visual artist too. Amazing. Good on ya.

Doug
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gadzooks said 2347 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Thanks Doug!
I really appreciate you dropping in and having a listen to my stuff.
Cheers from Halifax!
SG
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