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Jeroen
post Apr 20 2014, 12:52 PM
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While trying to find my happiness again I wrote this song. I'm feeling a little bit happier now. wink.gif

It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it smile.gif



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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 21 2014, 08:35 AM
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Hey mate smile.gif I like the fact that your composition has a lot of dynamics and it's pretty well structured!

Now in respect to the feeling it transmits - it doesn't sound very happy to me smile.gif To be honest, I expected something else when I read the title biggrin.gif But, nonetheless, it sounds nice. I would work on the tapping section some more - you wanted to play sextuplets there, out of what I can figure, correct? Try making them sound more even and clean smile.gif


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post Apr 22 2014, 03:30 PM
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This is a very good composition man! Very well done! As Cosmin said, the feeling here is not happiness but that's not a bad thing. I felt a nervous feeling of something who is forcing himself to feel happy. That's exactly what the song transmitted to me. Did you feel this while you were composing it?


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post Apr 22 2014, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 22 2014, 04:30 PM) *
This is a very good composition man! Very well done! As Cosmin said, the feeling here is not happiness but that's not a bad thing. I felt a nervous feeling of something who is forcing himself to feel happy. That's exactly what the song transmitted to me. Did you feel this while you were composing it?


Thanks Cosmin and Gabriel.

yes that's exactly what's going on. Going through some rough times at the moment..

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post Apr 22 2014, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (Jeroen @ Apr 22 2014, 12:07 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin and Gabriel.

yes that's exactly what's going on. Going through some rough times at the moment..



So congrats mate. Your spirit is expressing through your music.


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post Apr 22 2014, 04:50 PM
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Music is always a good way to put stuff out - so.. great choice of doing it this way smile.gif


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post Apr 28 2014, 01:24 PM
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I like to see this torero in action!


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post Apr 28 2014, 02:59 PM
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Sounds great and I also like the structure of this composition. I hope you feel at least a little bit happier now and day after day much more better and your rought times are over! I like that Torero, very nice and good sounding guitar.



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post Apr 28 2014, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (huargo @ Apr 28 2014, 02:24 PM) *
I like to see this torero in action!



QUOTE (SlowFingaX @ Apr 28 2014, 03:59 PM) *
Sounds great and I also like the structure of this composition. I hope you feel at least a little bit happier now and day after day much more better and your rought times are over! I like that Torero, very nice and good sounding guitar.


Thanks Huargo, SlowFingaX, I like the Torero in action as well. I named him El Torro because he is as agressive as a wild bull smile.gif smile.gif


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post Apr 28 2014, 07:20 PM
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Nice!! Great production value on the vid as a bonus smile.gif The only gripe I have is that your down stroking the solo sad.gif Not a huge issue but it's the one gap in your playing that jumps out at me each time and it seems like it's impeding your soloing a bit?


QUOTE (Jeroen @ Apr 20 2014, 07:52 AM) *
While trying to find my happiness again I wrote this song. I'm feeling a little bit happier now. wink.gif

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post Apr 28 2014, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 28 2014, 08:20 PM) *
Nice!! Great production value on the vid as a bonus smile.gif The only gripe I have is that your down stroking the solo sad.gif Not a huge issue but it's the one gap in your playing that jumps out at me each time and it seems like it's impeding your soloing a bit?


I'm currently working hard on my alternate picking with various lessons smile.gif


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post Apr 29 2014, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (Jeroen @ Apr 28 2014, 06:54 PM) *
I'm currently working hard on my alternate picking with various lessons smile.gif


And he is starting to do a very good job at that, as well wink.gif


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post Apr 29 2014, 10:10 AM
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Nice tune mate! Sounds really nice, even though it doesn't feel happy. happy.gif Great solo's, what did you use for drums? They sound a little robotic to my ears.


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post Apr 29 2014, 10:04 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Apr 29 2014, 11:10 AM) *
Nice tune mate! Sounds really nice, even though it doesn't feel happy. happy.gif Great solo's, what did you use for drums? They sound a little robotic to my ears.


Thanks Taka, I use EZdrummer. I have no idea how to make them sounds more 'human'...


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post Apr 30 2014, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (Jeroen @ Apr 29 2014, 09:04 PM) *
Thanks Taka, I use EZdrummer. I have no idea how to make them sounds more 'human'...


Working with velocities is usually a good way to humanize drums - that means that when you write drum tracks in your DAW - you are writing them manually, not importing pre-made grooves, I supposed, yes? If so, underneath each written drum element, there should be a volume/intensity gauge - which increases or decreases the intensity of that element. In this way, you can imagine how a drummer would hit - softer, harder, intermediate smile.gif Please let me know if it makes sense to ya, ok?


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post Apr 30 2014, 04:11 PM
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The composition and the production of the video are fine.

For me the mix is muddy and lacks air and top end. As others have said the drums don't sound human and are rather 'flat'. The gainstaging needs looking at and the ambience is a litle over done.


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post May 1 2014, 05:29 AM
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Tony is spot on per usual here smile.gif Keep in mind though that, given the tools at hand, your mix sounds easily as good as most things I hear on the web these days. Now that's not to say such a bar is that high. Still, your overall mix is listenable and pretty balanced as far as these levels of productions go so credit where it's due smile.gif

That being said, it's worth looking in to what tony is saying and starting to delve deeper in to EZ Drummer to unlock it's full potential. E.G.

1.)Using multi track drum mixes, NOT the default stereo ez drum output.

*This is a big one. If you are not already doing this, do a quick youtube search on "Multi track Ez Drummer". Then you can start the life long process of learning how to mix a drum kit smile.gif

2.)Consider your monitor situtation

*It sounds like you may be monitoring on something with a pinch to much sparkle? E.G Bright Headphones/Computer monitors or God Forbid ear buds? What are you using to listen to your mix? This will have a HUGE impact on your sound.






QUOTE (tonymiro @ Apr 30 2014, 11:11 AM) *
The composition and the production of the video are fine.

For me the mix is muddy and lacks air and top end. As others have said the drums don't sound human and are rather 'flat'. The gainstaging needs looking at and the ambience is a litle over done.



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post May 1 2014, 05:44 AM
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sounds happy man smile.gif the only thing is the drumming like todd said, send them to their own tracks that way you can eq them separately! also, how did you do the background thing?! it's so cool and i've never known how to do that lol. nice job!

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post May 1 2014, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (enlo22 @ May 1 2014, 06:44 AM) *
sounds happy man smile.gif the only thing is the drumming like todd said, send them to their own tracks that way you can eq them separately! also, how did you do the background thing?! it's so cool and i've never known how to do that lol. nice job!


The background is fairly easy. I will make a tutorial of how I do that on my youtube channel because more and more people are asking me.

I'm going to dive into this, let's see if I can improve the drums.

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 1 2014, 06:29 AM) *
Tony is spot on per usual here smile.gif Keep in mind though that, given the tools at hand, your mix sounds easily as good as most things I hear on the web these days. Now that's not to say such a bar is that high. Still, your overall mix is listenable and pretty balanced as far as these levels of productions go so credit where it's due smile.gif

That being said, it's worth looking in to what tony is saying and starting to delve deeper in to EZ Drummer to unlock it's full potential. E.G.

1.)Using multi track drum mixes, NOT the default stereo ez drum output.

*This is a big one. If you are not already doing this, do a quick youtube search on "Multi track Ez Drummer". Then you can start the life long process of learning how to mix a drum kit smile.gif

2.)Consider your monitor situtation

*It sounds like you may be monitoring on something with a pinch to much sparkle? E.G Bright Headphones/Computer monitors or God Forbid ear buds? What are you using to listen to your mix? This will have a HUGE impact on your sound.



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post May 1 2014, 06:59 PM
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Here is avid about multi tracking ez drummer in reaper to get you started smile.gif







QUOTE (Jeroen @ May 1 2014, 02:56 AM) *
The background is fairly easy. I will make a tutorial of how I do that on my youtube channel because more and more people are asking me.

I'm going to dive into this, let's see if I can improve the drums.



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