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Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 31 2008, 03:22 AM
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Hello GMC!

Another collab came to end! We had a blue ballad track on our hands..It required a lot of feeling and you guys did great ! You all gave your personal emotion to it..I'm glad some of you (who could) recorded acoustic solos too, It added nice diversity.I want to thank you all for participation in this one and helping to make an unique piece of music..I tried to give constructive comments on your takes about the solos and your recored tone..They are based on my subjective taste (and I may more focus on stuff that I think needs looking into than on the good parts)..

Here is the final mix of it:

Attached File  Blue_Heaven_FINAL_MIX.mp3 ( 6.96MB ) Number of downloads: 256


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I arranged takes in order which you recorded and sent them to me.

Comments :

1. JVM

I liked your tone.Its got a good space in it.Maybe you could record it a little cleaner (maybe roll of some gain).You
developed a nice melody throughout and it feels very rounded..Thrill parts could be a little more precise and tight in time
though and end a little more effective.Great take man , thanks for participation and opening this one !

2. Preownedguitar

You made a good strong spacey guitar tone that suits this collab well.I liked the melody you did in this one.You combined
effectively different techniques and it wasn't overwhelming for this type of track too..Maybe you ended your solo a little earlier and didn't develop it to the very end which didn't sound so confident as the rest of the solo.Speed runs turned great.Thanks for this take man!

3. Superize

You chose a guitar sound with a nice space (reverb ,delay to it) which worked very nicely over this track.It sounded maybe a little too thin, maybe rolling of some treble would do the trick.I can hear the melody you wanted to develop and its a good idea..Some parts (notes) of the solo sounded better than others.Be careful when constructing the solos to hit the strong notes on chord changes (the root, 3rd and 5th) that way to audience the solo will sound more connected and less like a scale.I would suggest also to play with different note lengths and added expression effects like vibrato,bends to the story..This was a great effort and it needed just a little tweaking to be a very cool solo for this track! Thanks for participating man..


4. Smells

You got a very healthy tone.Really well suited for this ballad song..Its got a sad "crying" vibe to it which is awesome.Solo
development is awesome and I wouldn't change anything here..The long (sustained) note in the middle was great idea! Vibrato was great , you really know your solo writing skills! Awesome take , thanks for participating!

5. Muntahunta

Time for a change in sound! We got a acoustic one here.You recorded guitar pretty well though it was a little muddy so next time try to open up a sound a little by adding treble.(i did that for you in the mix).All notes were in place.I liked the
feel to it.Though I got a impression that in the half of solo you stayed in the same emotion for the rest of it (and place on
fretboard) instead of developing it even more (diffrent note values) and going for some higher notes too..Great take man
overall and thanks for doing the acoustic one!

6. USAMAN

You got a great "nerve" for solos man! This one is very energetic even though the backing is "blue"..You did it very good
though and choose the right notes and techniques for executing it.I can hear its improvised directly only because you got stuck a little in the middle of the solo and in the end when backing is playing E major..Great solo , good tone ..Thanks for playing this one!

7. Somecrazyguy

This was your first collab and you did great! Color of guitar tone is very good though I would recommend rolling off that
gain a little to make it clear.Very cool start to the solo, heavy! You really took the time available (20 sec) and used it to
max..You combined a lot of ideas in there and it all sounded very good all fitted together.Great energy in this take! Thanks for participating and hope to see you in the next ones too!

8. Fatb0t

Pretty good guitar sound here.With a good dose of space to it.I liked the development of solo and melody was very good.You played just few "weak" notes somewhere in the middle to it.Your vibrato was a little to fast and nervous but it did hit the bullseye on the artificial harmonic one..Great take overall man, thanks for jumping in!

9. Izzycom

Sound of guitar was pretty well.And it was a pretty solo, melody wise.I can notice that you were loosing sustain on notes
from time to time.I would recommend adding a little more sustain and vibrato to notes that stay ringing a little longer.Development was very cool it was just a little disconnected because of loosing sustain on notes that connect
phrases.Great solo man , thanks for playing !

10. Tjchep

You got a good guitar sound and it needed just a little more opening to it , middle , treble up..Great idea for solo and
almost perfectly executed, was a little shaky in time but good..Fast runs were very cool.Vibrato was good also.You need a little more effective ending to a solo where backing culminates..Thanks for jamming in this one man!

11. Deep Roots

You got a strong guitar sound.A little raw too.I like shreddy ideas you threw in there.Intro to it could be played a little
more precise.I like the rest of it and ending was very effective.Cool solo mate, thanks for participating!

12. Chast

I little jazzy tone in this one.I liked the easy , relaxing melody you developed in the first half.It was discrete and
effective.But I think you ran out of lick ideas a little in the second part of solo especially when going up the scale.This
was a very relaxing solo to listen.Thanks man for recording , very nice!

13. Slammer

Another acoustic take we got here.Sound was pretty good but I would like it more if it had less delay (this one seemed just too much).Also guitar sounded a little thin, like its missing in other frequencies (bass, middle)..I really liked this
solo.Reminds me of "Mediterranean sound" smile.gif I liked the bend you did in the intro, and speed run in the end was very cool(you could play it a little more precise though)..Also overall melody is nicely developed and relaxing.Thanks for doing the acoustic one ! Great take man ! See you in the next one..

14. Mat23

This guitar tone had a huge space to it..This solo sounded me like a feedback/special effects one to me.Most of the notes
worked well and solo is cool.Though somewhere going towards end you chose some wrong ones which didn't work so well..This was a very interesting solo man and thanks for participating!

15. Siggum

You got a cool vintage vibe to your guitar tone.I really liked how you combined different phrases and runs.You told a
interesting "story" through this one..Phrases were cool.Maybe not all notes came out (sounded) strongly as others - in some fast runs you played.Very cool solo and tone overall, thanks man!

16. Kaznie NL

Hmm your tone was a little muddy and had maybe with too much distortion,try to open up the sound and roll of gain.You made a cool line for the most part of the solo but I would like to see more development to it and expression.Main problem here was the sustain on notes..You were loosing it from time to time.Add a little vibrato to longer sounding notes and it will sound much better! Thanks for playing here , it was a cool take overall!

17. Ivan Milenkovic

I love acoustic solos..You are instructor here and you know your solo playing skills..I like octave licks and overall finger
style playing.Tone was very clear and I could hear even string noise which gave a cool character.The "never ending" fast run turned out to be very effective for the end..Great take thanks for jumping in!

18. Soulstone

Very nice guitar tone..You played long notes which were in the right place most of the time..I would like if you changed the style earlier and not leaving shreddy stuff for bare end.Because after middle it sounded a little too repetitive because of same note lengths and style of playing..Cool take man thanks for participating!

19. JWbauer

Another easy jazzy guitar sound.Could be a little more opened up though (less muddy),but it was close to it..I like the licks you threw in there but I got a feeling that you relied too much on the starting lick (and played around it) instead of
developing new ones..A really cool take man overall , I enjoyed it..Thanks for participating!

20. Enucleation

We are closing this one with a screamy Enucleation's take..Guitar tone was very good , though rolling off some treble (and maybe gain) would be cool indeed..I really liked the "screamy" intro of it (though you could be more confident in playing it)..After that solo goes for a main lick which was great (and overdubbed ? )..I think that lick could be a very very good one if you played few notes differently (in the end phrase of it).You played it more complicated than it need to be.Rest of solo is cool.You'll notice I killed the drum track at your solos start, sounded interesting to me that way..Thanks for closing this one and for your participation!


Thank you all once again!!

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post Mar 31 2008, 03:39 AM
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Great job everyone.

Sorry about the delay Bogdan, on my recorder I have a Mic Preset supposed to be for acoustic lead.

laugh.gif I couldn't really hear it as much when I recorded it, but now I noticed that it was a bit to much.

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post Mar 31 2008, 05:43 AM
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Thanks for your comments, I'll take it to heart and work on my treble a bit.

And yeah about the lick being more complicated than it needed to be, I suppose that is a bit of a weakness I have. Trying to cram in too many notes, I'll work on that, thanks. Also, when you say I could be a bit more confident in playing the opening lick, what do you mean?

Thanks again, awesome mixing!

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post Mar 31 2008, 06:42 AM
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Very nice, I liked this one a lot smile.gif

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post Mar 31 2008, 09:11 AM
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Thanks Bogdan, to bad I can't listen here at school sad.gif Thanks for doing this and thnx for the comment...I'm realy trying to get a better tone and better phrasing, so what you said is exactly right tongue.gif Glad you found it good overall smile.gif

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Thanks for the mix and comments Bogdan, well done everybody for the awesome takes smile.gif
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great takes, thanks for the collab Bogdan smile.gif


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post Mar 31 2008, 10:38 AM
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Another excellent collab smile.gif
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Thanks for the comment Bogdan i will try and work on hitting those strong notes on chord changes now that i know mre about it wink.gif


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Great collab, great takes everyone, thanks for the comments Bogdan and for putting this together for us smile.gif


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post Mar 31 2008, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (Enucleation @ Mar 31 2008, 05:43 AM) *
Thanks for your comments, I'll take it to heart and work on my treble a bit.

And yeah about the lick being more complicated than it needed to be, I suppose that is a bit of a weakness I have. Trying to cram in too many notes, I'll work on that, thanks. Also, when you say I could be a bit more confident in playing the opening lick, what do you mean?

Thanks again, awesome mixing!

All cool takes laugh.gif


Well just to be precise with the bend and that fast lick you are combining...But now on a second listen it sounds close (yesterday sounded a little less confident than the rest of solo - playing wise) ...

Thank you all people for such nice comments , this one was very fun to listen and mix!! wink.gif

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post Mar 31 2008, 10:24 PM
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Cool takes everyone.

I agree my tone was a bit, far back and not to open in this. but whatever, I can't do a good medium gain on my tone port so no need to complain smile.gif.

Thanks for comments. Timing is something I'm always working on.


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post Mar 31 2008, 11:28 PM
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