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Re: Charlie Puth -Attention

Postby Phil O » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:56 am

Gravity Jim wrote:You want to hear killer modern production? If you haven't already, check out Beck's "Midnight Vultures."

Thanks Jim, I'm on my way out the door in a few minutes so I'll check it out in the morning and get back to you. I was hoping someone would reply with other stuff to check out when I posted. :wink:

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Re: Charlie Puth -Attention

Postby Shooshie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:06 pm

Lest I sound too hip to admit liking it [ :wink: ] let me explain WHY I didn't go for it. First was the autotune voice sound. I disliked that when Cher did it in Believe in Magic, and still do. That happened early on in the song. I know some singers are just doing that with their voice, now, so maybe it wasn't autotune; I still do not like it. I have had to rerecord parts when the singer was doing a melisma and it came out like that. (BTW; I've never made it clear through a single Britney Spears song.)

Second, the song sounded like it was trying to be all things to all listeners. Sometimes that works; the first time I was aware of it and remember it being kinda cool was Classical Gas (wow... dates me) which incorporated baroque and classical elements into a pop beat. And of course I can name a hundred others, prior and since, and people do it all the time to great benefit, but this one took it a few styles too far, and not very creatively, IMO.

Third: disjointed. It was like a Lego building whose kid decided "wait, let's put supersonic wings on it," then "add wheels, a pond and a staircase, and we're done!"

Engineering was great. No complaints there; just whoever was guiding the process was maybe misguided.

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Re: Charlie Puth -Attention

Postby HCMarkus » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:53 pm

Shooshie, you are one hip dude, and I mean that in a most complimentary way. :D

Thank goodness for the diversity in humanity! As long as we remain willing to listen and learn from each other, there is hope.
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Re: Charlie Puth -Attention

Postby Shooshie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:11 pm

HCMarkus wrote:Thank goodness for the diversity in humanity! As long as we remain willing to listen and learn from each other, there is hope.


[fingers in ear, jumping up and down...]
I can't HEAR YOU!!!! :mumble:

What's that? Hope? Bwaahhahaha... That's right, dearie... just keep listening. Hope, it is! Keep on listening. The insanity is only temporary. Really. Just keep on hoping... heheheheheheh....

:lol:

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Re: Charlie Puth -Attention

Postby Phil O » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:50 am

Gravity Jim wrote:You want to hear killer modern production? If you haven't already, check out Beck's "Midnight Vultures."

Finally got a chance to listen to some of this. Definitely some great engineering there. Even if you hate Beck, you have to admire the guy/gal behind the console/DAW. I love the stereo image.

BTW, for those discussing the merits of the song "Attention" I will reiterate. I'm not talking about the song. I'm talking about the engineering.

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