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"Music Time": a new track

Postby menright » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:06 pm

After a four-month drought spent fighting internal and infernal demons, I finally have a new track. To quote from the SoundCloud description: "A political lyric, a booming kick, plenty of synths, and a black hole guitar hook: "Music Time," the latest oddball pop from Mike Enright."

https://soundcloud.com/mike-enright/music-time

All DP 9.1 with MachFive 3. Love to hear any thoughts on the recording and mastering, the more tech the better! And for James, beloved moderator: it's only kinda vaguely political.

thanks,
Mike E
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Re: "Music Time": a new track

Postby stubbsonic » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:12 pm

I really like the tones, drum sounds, bass guitar sound, vocal sound. Sounds REALLY good! BTW, the #4 (augmented 4ths) in the background vocals were very enjoyable, too.

There are some sections where the lead vocal is just a little too "up front" in the mix-- which I suspect would be more problematic in smaller speakers. Just needs to sit into the mix just a little more in those spots.

The only other minor gripe I had was the rhyming scheme was a little minimalist for my tastes, but that's me. That kind of stuff sticks out to my ear.

Holds together as a "thing". Hopefully, your demons are relegated to their proper stations.
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Re: "Music Time": a new track

Postby menright » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:25 pm

I really like the tones, drum sounds, bass guitar sound, vocal sound. Sounds REALLY good! BTW, the #4 (augmented 4ths) in the background vocals were very enjoyable, too.

Is that what I was doing? Cool!
There are some sections where the lead vocal is just a little too "up front" in the mix-- which I suspect would be more problematic in smaller speakers. Just needs to sit into the mix just a little more in those spots.

I'll work on that. Spent most of my time on the backing tracks and sorta lost the lead. I'll mess with it some more.
The only other minor gripe I had was the rhyming scheme was a little minimalist for my tastes, but that's me. That kind of stuff sticks out to my ear.

Was just reading Stephen Sondheim on the disappearance of "true rhymes" in modern lyrics! In this song, though, the guy talking is a sort of persona and I didn't want him to be too clever. Maybe took it too far.
Holds together as a "thing". Hopefully, your demons are relegated to their proper stations.

Thanks so much for your comments, Jon. I can't tell you how isolated this process is for me; feedback is like water in the desert.

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Re: "Music Time": a new track

Postby stubbsonic » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:32 pm

menright wrote:
Thanks so much for your comments, Jon. I can't tell you how isolated this process is for me; feedback is like water in the desert.

ME


You're welcome. And believe me, I know EXACTLY what you mean. It's especially true for solo projects where all I have is my own sense of what works.
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