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Lost in an Open World


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Eli_Wise

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This song is one I am still working on mixing - if anyone has good feedback on working with brass, that would be great. I want to figure out how to up the intensity a bit - any audiosuite advice is appreciated - as is 'sounds like' input - I'm terrible at gauging this - any other artists relate?
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Uploaded: Sep 16, 2009 - 12:09:36 PM
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2009 - 12:09:36 PM Last Played: Jan 20, 2018 - 03:20:21 AM
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Relic67 said 3295 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
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Hey, glad I found this.... Really interesting music, the backup harmonies and the trumpet sounds are especially impressive.
only two quibbles: (a) the trumpet part around 2:20 or so, overlapping ascending part, sounds un-trumpet-like compared to the way you use it for the rest of the song. ie. that type of line is more idiomatic to a keyboard part than a trumpet section. (b). the vocal sounds a bit dry/loud/"in your face" at times. Regarding how to mix the brass sounds, I would check with fellow MJ'er "Tempie" as he does that really well. I think he explained his process on one of his posts....
I think some reverb, and possibly duplicating the track and panning/effecting them slightly differently can help? and possibly putting one of the duplicated tracks very slightly out of sync with the other? Just thoughts, I don't have particular skill in this area.
the lyrics are great, fit the song perfectly.
overall, I really liked this song and will check out the rest of yr stuff!
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Eli_Wise said 3293 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
mxing
thanks for the mixing feedback - much appreciated, and I'll check out Tempie as well. thanks for the listen!
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Relic67 said 3293 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
forgive me
if I mistook real brass instruments for MIDI...
(as per comment below)
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Feter said 3295 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Lost in an Open World
Great shuffle chords an set ...lovely band
set ...live and well ..good vocal work ...
nice fillin background ..good mixing work ..
very lovely brass section ..rock on ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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Eli_Wise said 3293 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
thanks
thanks for the comment feter!
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kingbee said 3294 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
brass on pocket
To my un-tutored ear the brass sounds ok. It wavers a bit but that's what happens when humans play brass. Gives it life. ( It is humans playing the brass isn't it)
In terms of mixing you don't mention what it is you used to get this down in the first place and did you do it live or put the some of the tracks down seperately.
I'd maybe bring in a bit more guitar. It doesn't have to be high in the mix,it just helps with the melody.
The vox are a wee bit cold and could maybe have a touch or reverb on them but apart from that it's fine.
The overall mix is a little bit quiet.
If you just have an MP3 of the recording you could drag it into the audacity program and boost the volume levels up a bit.
Hope that's of some help
cheers
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Eli_Wise said 3293 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
protools
Hi,
thanks - I had been debating the guitar. It is all multi-tracked on protools mbox. I agree with the vocals and will have to warm those up as soon as I'm able to. Thanks again!
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Mike_Lynn said 3294 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
Nice Song
Good guitar riffs and rhythm. A catchy song with cool vocal. Look forward to the final mix. Cheers / Mike
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Eli_Wise said 3293 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks for writing - I'm away from home now, but am really looking forward to posting an updated mix as soon as I'm able to.
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MannequinRaces said 3293 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Nice
Love the horns! Great vocals (lead and backing). Nice arrangement. The harmony vocals are a tad loud and compete with the lead a bit too much. As others have mentioned also think about bringing up the guitars a touch. Another thing is the bass guitar gets completely lost except for the very beginning. Hope that helps. Really nice work though!
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Rayelise said 3262 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
I'm impressed!
I like the passionate vocals and complex layering of instrumentals. I wish you'd write out the lyrics. The trumpet part is great.
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