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Old 04-30-2012, 04:09 PM
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Default My first song using EW SO ~ Shipwrecked

This is the first track (of many to come!) that I have used SO Gold Complete on. It is the 2nd song from my 2nd solo album (working title 'The Invisible Man').

The song is called Shipwrecked

Feedback, tips, criticism welcome.
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Hi soapmak3r

I had a listen - lov the lingering vocal part the strings just after that release time is maybe a bit to short
The intro guitars works, but the moving fingers feedback is very clear/sharp/to load maybe and takes the listener away from the actual song...in my opinion

The piano is amazing and works solid

Other than that, AMAZING song! I can see this in a movie where somebody is either lost somebody or thinking back
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Hi soapmak3r

I had a listen - lov the lingering vocal part the strings just after that release time is maybe a bit to short
The intro guitars works, but the moving fingers feedback is very clear/sharp/to load maybe and takes the listener away from the actual song...in my opinion

The piano is amazing and works solid

Other than that, AMAZING song! I can see this in a movie where somebody is either lost somebody or thinking back
Ah, thanks for the honest feedback and constructive criticism!

I may need to adjust the strings here and there. I was thinking that it is the dynamic release trails and some of my notes are overlapping others by different degrees? Still figuring out how that effects the sound.

As for the squeaks on the acoustic...Weirdly, I must have tuned them out when mixing and mastering. I used a slight harmonic exciter at the mastering stage and I think that has made it a lot more pronounced. I can probably use a de-esser on the guitar within the mix to dial the squeak back a fair bit.

Glad you liked it!
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Nice track, some really good tunes and vocals here!
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Cool song! I really like the vocals.
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Nice, I liked the guitar and vocal (some of pink floyd touch)
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Thanks for the positive feedback.

I decided I would go back and do a bit of remixing and ended up re-recording the vocals as well as reducing the string squeak on the guitar and rearranging the strings slightly.

I can't edit the original post for whatever reason, so I'll post the updated track here:

http://soundcloud.com/john-marshall-ni/shipwrecked-1
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