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Song I made for fun while I was home for winter break. It's my attempt at dubstep, since it seems to be the new "thing." Overall, it was kinda an experiment for me.

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Lyrics
If I evaporate my pain
I know that it would just rain
Once again
And never end

If I could stop the sinking
My heart would start the thinking
That drowns me
And I can't breathe

So what's left to be told
When I can't seem to hold
What I lost
Came at a cost

I've been livin' for the ghost of you
And it's been so long
It seems my heart was never true
And I feel that I've been wrong

(I've been livin' for the ghost of you...)

I could say I'm movin' on
But I watch as I'm leavin'
Must be strong
But it feels wrong


So what's left to be told
When I can't seem to hold
What I lost
Came at a cost

I've been livin' for the ghost of you
And it's been so long
It seems my heart was never true
And I feel that I've been wrong

(I've been livin' for the ghost of you...)
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Comments: 30
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Plays: 545
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Uploaded: Jan 06, 2012 - 09:22:29 PM
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2012 - 03:41:09 PM Last Played: Jul 16, 2017 - 06:01:04 AM
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megus said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
NICE VOCALS
Are the vocals you? You have a nice voice. A pick up in the tempo might be nice in the second half, but either way I like this.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Yep
My voice, thank you! :) I might have to test drive the pick-up tempo idea. Thanks for the feedback!
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Outtaorbit said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
This is cool...
Digging it...
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Char said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Nice
and gentle. Much preferred to gothic stuff. Thanks.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Thank you
Thanks for taking the time to listen! I appreciate it! :)
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Philip18 said 2029 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
The Ghost of You
Lots of interesting sounds here. Ethereal vocal - how did you get that effect? I like the way you develop this, even the spooky ending! Impressive work!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2029 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Merci beaucoup
Thanks for listening, glad you enjoyed it! I did things slightly different for different vox sections in the song. Usually I would tweak certain settings til I was happy with them. Usually I'd mess around with autotune, timing correction, flanger, chorus, reverb, echo, pitch, slicing and placing by hand, etc. Glad you even like the experimental spooky ending. I had fun with the eerie parts, I was just worried how it might go over with others in the end. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment!
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Philip18 said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Thanks
Of course! I have always thought of flanger and chorus just for guitar - you've opened my eyes to a new option (even if it was one that was staring me in the face.) Thanks for the detail in your reply :-)
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Haha no problem!
Glad to help anyone one out, whether it be with instructions or ideas! And, ooh! When you mix vocal transformer with any of those effects, it's pretty sweet!
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gadzooks said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
The Ghost of You
Real nice vocals. Music sounds pretty cool through my phones. Enjoyed this mix very much. Interesting ending!
SG
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Thank you :)
So glad you enjoyed it and it's rather strange ending! Thanks for listening and commenting, I appreciate it!
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Jarvoid said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Dubstep ?
what the bleep is
dubstep...? and I am not that old !!

It's a nice tune and song though ...got elements of Enya (going back a bit !)and something else a little bit weird (good wierd).....fine

Jarvoid
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Lol dubstep is
an electronic style of music that has actually been around since the 90s but has recently become popular. It typically consists of strange sound effects and low dirty basses. It's usually around 140bpm but emphasized every other beat, giving it more of a 70bpm feel.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Here's an
example of a popular dubstep song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw&ob=av2e
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Here's what I was inspired
by. It's actually a remix of an Adele song in the style of Skrillex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md1QECWVRHs&list=PL6AF8E48288D5A182&index=1&feature=plpp_video
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tf10music said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
very catchy
although I wouldn't quite call it dubstep. It has a few elements that generally appear in a dubstep song (the modulated bass, for example), but those elements aren't prominent in the song's composition. There isn't really a drop. That said, this is an interesting fusion piece, and a good song.
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VicDiesel said 2028 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
Where's the wobwobwob bass?
I thought dubstep meant a distorted bass that goes wobwobwob....

Anyway, your voice is lovely as always. The sonic experiments halfway are pretty cool.

But I don't dig the drums all that much. If you really want to do this genre, maybe you should buy some decent loops?
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Soundhound said 2026 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
nice song ....
Your voice is better then that though, knowing you were trying to create
something a little different....
It still could have been a little less stuff on it....... It still would have been great....

Peace.....
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867-5309 said 2026 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
ShRiEk mVqt
wow - interesting progressive ideas and smooth vocals - pumping these "thirds" in lower registers ~ well - works here. You are singing really high at the end. ! ScReAm.
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jiguma said 2026 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
Lots of stuff
that I have no idea how to do here - certainly pretty adventurous, and I do believe you've pulled it off - nearly. It has a Kate Bush feel to the vocals.

The area that I hear most room for improvement is in the mix/master section - a little more crispness in the overall mix and perhaps a balance that brings your voice out a little more. The bass is pretty lost, but maybe that's the sound you were after?

I reckon you could have gone for a leaner sound - ie less tracks - and let the instruments fill their own spaces rather than go for a wall of sound approach.

Basic idea is great, and you have a terrific voice - lots of brownie points for trying something new. Would love to hear a new mix of this.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2025 days ago (January 10th, 2012)
ghost
interesting and unusual sound you have here. very nice vocal tone. i really like this. atmospheric feel but with an level of energy. cool stuff. cheers graham
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dave_b said 2025 days ago (January 10th, 2012)
The Ghost of You
Great vocals. Cool sound choices which complement each other well. A successful experiment!
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Estella said 2024 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Great!
I think this is great. You ventured into a new idea and succeeded.

Not having heard your natural voice, and not being totally familiar with the genre, my impression is that maybe you doctored your voice TOO much, even by the standards of this genre, which is not to say that doctoring it this much can't be done artfully, because I've seen that done. I just think in this case, even though I see that the voice needs to sound ghostly and "evaporate", it's still missing something...

My overall impression is that you know what you're doing musically and I can't wait to hear your other stuff!
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jibes said 2024 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Ghost of You
Jessica, this is really well done! Great stutter use and vocal treatments. Excellent!
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GTRocker said 2021 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Spooky groovy!
Really enjoyed listening to this, and the way you've constructed both the lyric and melody draws the listener in deeper. Some really lovely delicate touches with subtle dark undertones.
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PeterB7858 said 2010 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
The Ghost...
Hi Jessica. Missed this while I was away camping for summer (here in Melbourne). Like your effected vocal work and the backer works well for the style. The ending is a flip out :-) Take care, Peter.
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nevermine said 2006 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
hmmmm
ur voice is hypnotic, thanks for sharing!! Good production too, better than the rubbish on the radios especially with ur bass, very cool!!
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smokey bacon jnr said 1982 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
dubby
I like that corkscrew sound you get on the percussion. The dubstep influence is very apparent. I've been listening to quite a lot recently. Have you heard james blake? He mixes extremely ambient vocal with dubstep styling. This is cool.
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