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Sleepy Dog (Better Levels)



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I seem to have the hardest time making my tunes loud enough. I spent some time reading up and have tried to bring the levels up with track doubling and whatnot. You should now be able to listen to it without having to crank it up to 11. I tried to maintain the dynamic range as well, which was the hardest part to do. You hear it in your head and you have to transfer it to bits and bytes. I am not really good at it.

I also tried to do some stereo separation.

This was actually worked out on the piano and I can play it in realtime with proper fingering and all that stuuf.

Reading it and playing it at the same time I can't do. I still have to decode musical notation. :(

Without the percussion loops from the Jam Packs, it would be a lot more difficult to do this. I have no idea how to deal with percussion. Livng drummers with real arms and legs always seem to sound a million times better. I don't know why.
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Uploaded: Jun 16, 2006 - 08:21:24 AM
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Godchaser said 4809 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
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A nice little tune-don't sell yourself to short-practice-practice-
practice-points to ponder-the guitar part is weak both the playing and
in the mix-the voicings (loops)are well recorded and mixed well but
the levels of those voicings are all over the place -consider better
headset or monitors for mixing down-keep working it-it will come in
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mtriviso said 4809 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
Thanks for Commenting
When you say "the levels of those voicings are all over the place", I do not understand what voicings are. I will have to look that up.

The guitar problem is mostly mine and not the guys who plays. I have about 45 minutes of guitar work he sent me that follow the A-F-C-G chord progression we used for this. I thought I would be able to replace the repetitious guitar loop with some of the other stuff. Alas, I haven't the skills. GarageBand conspires against me everytime I try. And plus my ear has grown accustomed to it!

Hey, thanks for tking a listen and taking the time to comment.

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echoroom said 4809 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
dog sandwich
hey, some really good ideas here - love the guitar all the way through,
and the orchestral backing - strings are a but loud in bits though. this
really needs a proper structure, but I like what you've done - should try
singing on this as well.

keep this up ... you've got good stuff going on here.
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stevewhit said 4605 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
Hi mtriviso

Like Ecoroom says you have some really good ideas. I can see from some of your earlier works how this is really progressing. You are doing great!
Well done.
Keep it going!

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