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Miguel Carzola

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  1. Great job on this one, Gary. Some of these iconic tunes are not easy to pull off convincingly because they are… well… Iconic, so one tends to feel defensive of the original going in, but you disarmed that from the first phrase you sang here and it just got better from there. Kudos also for the skilled use of VST guitar tracks (and all the other great choices) Thank you for sharing it with us 👍🏼
  2. Garyyyy!!! 👋🏼😃 Thank you so much for helping me with the objective listen and the comments. I really appreciate it. What are you working on? When do we get to hear your next piece?
  3. Nigel! Great tune all around. Loved the long reverbs and the use of the long notes on the bass synth (I wasn’t expecting that) Loved the way you panned out some elements and placed them way in the background. Some can barely be heard but they’re definitely felt. They create tension without clutter. That’s hard to do in Rock. Good stuff. Thanx for sharing it with us
  4. Miguel Carzola


    Wow Hidden! Out of the park again. This is really smart music. Really well written, arranged, produced, performed, and mixed. Congrats!
  5. Really good! Congrats!!! Thank you for sharing it with us
  6. Hey John! Thank you so much for the listen and the feedback. That’s awesome that you got to record Latin music with Mexican and Cuban musicians. That eight string guitar on that group you’re talking about is kind of the same idea as the 12 string guitar we normally see, but with eight strings on four courses instead of 12 on six. It’s called a “Cuatro“ (which means four in Spanish) because of the four courses with string pairs tuned to the same key. There is a six string version with three courses cleverly named “Tres“ lol. Both those guitars are used to play parts that would be done on a piano in traditional Cuban music, except they are way cheaper and easier to carry around the Cuban country side than a piano if you are a touring band 😂. And Maná! Wow man, those dudes are real pioneers of Rock En Español. By pure chance I had the opportunity to meet them at an after party for the Latin Grammys a few years back. They were super cool. Their drummer ironically is also from a Cuban American family, just like the drummer of another amazing rock band you may have heard of- Bon Jovi lol Thanks again for the good vibes and the comments I appreciate you Be well
  7. Garybrun: You're a great producer and musician. What's going on, brother?
  8. Thanx, Wookie, KurtS, PhotoBrainer, Jack C, DeeringAmps, and Bajan Blue! I really appreciate you all taking the time to listen an help with your comments, especially without the benefit of the lyrics. It means a lot to me. I'm humbled. 🙏
  9. Hello everyone. A long time ago there was a girl I liked and she was here as a student I knew she was going back some day so I couldn’t let it get too serious but dang it, I wanted to. I grew up on Cuban music among other things, and there’s a style called Bolero. The “trio” format of Bolero is mostly done with three male voices, a couple of guitars, light percussion, and lots of harmonies, and the songs are usually about deep and sometimes tortured love-which was exactly how I was feeling. Everything came quickly, wrote it on a piano but then had a band mate play a couple of tracks of guitar strumming and picking using chord inversions, panned them out, added light percussion and a faint bass line, and then we did harmonies. Anyway, made a whole pop arrangement after that and spent time making it sound commercial but I found myself preferring the demo version every time with all its mistakes and sour notes. It’s in Spanish so some here will miss “the why” for some of the musical decisions that go with the lyrics, but I hope you all enjoy it nevertheless. Ok…enough rambling. thanx \ 😃
  10. HEY!!! I resemble that comment!!! ☝🏼🤓 I mean…ahem…I resent that comment 😂 No, but seriously though. That’s a great habit to get into. Thanx for sharing it here, Mark
  11. Not a thing. It’s perfect as is 😊
  12. Nice one Kurt!!! If you’re still taking suggestions about percussion, adding layered shakers throughout the whole song may help fill out the groove so you don’t have to look for congas and bongos. You could use an egg shaker and keep it dry, and layer it with a soft shaker with a long bright reverb and it would tie the mix together nicely. Another idea is to get the biggest floor tom sound you can find, add a long dark reverb to it (with a long predelay so it stays punchy) , and place it in the down beat (yes, the down beat) of every bar in the “A” parts of the song. It will change the dynamics of those parts without making it sound busy. Great job with this piece as is though 👍🏼
  13. Niooooo!!!! Buenisima compadre. Thanx 4 sharing it with us. 🙏🏼
  14. You may have to use several instances of both on the same track so the “rules” become null. There are no right answers.
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