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Offline TB-AV

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 06:32:24 pm »
Everybody does this... It's more rare to get a "single take". It happens but mostly things are comped together to get the very best possible performance before it's carved in stone.
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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 07:22:43 pm »
Thanks for putting this up, Digger. It's neat to get a "behind the scenes" look at it.


Also good to know that the cutting and pasting of tracks to get the best segments is pretty common. You guys have inspired me to work on something today, and getting it all in one take is proving pretty difficult.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2013, 10:17:47 am »
I'm having trouble getting the files. It may be me but I keep getting asked to upgrade to premium or if I just click download I get an application called iLivid. Can anyone help me.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 11:08:46 am »
Click the "wait 20 seconds" box to download. It should begin counting down at that point then start the download.
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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2013, 04:45:56 pm »
Click the "wait 20 seconds" box to download. It should begin counting down at that point then start the download.

Sorry, I've tried all day and I still don't get it. I don't see any wait 20 seconds box. I click on download and all I get is an iLivid exe file.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 04:51:40 pm »
Try the blue 'download' button, not the green 'download desktop' button.

Then you will get to the wait 20 seconds button.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013, 06:07:31 pm »
I think you might have to sign in. I didn't get the countdown until I signed in. But yes the BLUE download button.
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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2013, 06:25:07 pm »
Ah. You may have something there. I'm always signed in, so i just click away.

I wished i'd picked a better song to put up.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 09:26:11 pm »
Thanks for the advice. Downloaded. I'll extract the files later in the week.

Thanks again.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2013, 10:07:42 pm »
Well, here's my remix. I didn't use any compression, didn't seem to work for me.

Hope Digger will forgive me for putting his vocals a bit more upfront.

   


I enjoyed doing this. Its a great song. The only part I'm not sure about is the end of the guitar solo. The beginning is good. I thought the last note should have continued to decay over the vocal, but the bit after the first few bars and up to the last note didn't really work for me.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2013, 10:13:37 pm »
That's great.  The reverb during the chorus bits was pretty cool.  Vocals belong up front!

If you look in your daw, there should be a way to select a section of music (like that trailing guitar on the lead track) and do something called a 'time stretch' or something similar.  It works great on something like a held note because you can shorten or extend the length of the note.  So through editing, you can make changes like you suggest.

Are you using reaper?  If so hold alt while dragging the edge of a piece of music to stretch it.  You will get a little hand grabbing icon.  Make sure that you cut the last note separate from the rest of the solo or you will stretch the whole solo.

That was great man!  Hope to hear some more!

Ha, just noticed the Here Bunny Bunny at the end, lol nice touch.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 10:57:56 pm by Endureth »

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 09:46:53 am »
just watched a bit of that mixing video - looks god but hilariously dated production.

I've got a production series on the backburner and I should watch that all the way through and steal some ideas!! :)

the above mix has a great slapback punk echo thing going on in the verse 1, sounds great!
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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2013, 09:55:10 am »
Hi Diadem.

That's a nice clean mix. The drums seem to have more bounce. The effect on the vocal captures that punk/new wave thing which is what i was after originally.

It was written and recorded so quickly i was surprised you could get anything good out of it. There's a track we've been working on a little while (still awaiting the final vocal) which has been a royal pain in the backside to try and mix. I might post that when we have all the parts. That could be a challenge.

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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2013, 01:16:02 pm »
Hey where is the original anyway?
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Re: Songwriting - working in collaborations, etc
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2013, 01:29:26 pm »
Hey where is the original anyway?

On the first page of this thread, "This was my mix:"

But it's posted on my soundcloud here:

http://soundcloud.com/endureth/sets/justinguitar-com/

Digger doesn't have it on his soundcloud for some reason.

 

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