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Clint Swank

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  1. Clint Swank

    Self Storage

    Check out the tambourine player. She's incredible. (Remix. MORE TAMBOURINE!)
  2. This is a Jam Traks file that I used to practice to. I ended up writing lyrics to it and performing the whole thing live. Because, y'know, I can.
  3. Clint Swank

    Movin' On

    Ever wonder what would happen if you converted a WAV file to an MP3, and then converted it back to a WAV ? (I didn't do this on a whim, I had no other choice,) But it sounds kinda...analog?
  4. Finally got a reasonable imitation of that Cornell Dupree/Law & Order MXR compressor>Twin Reverb sound on the (left ear) rhythm guitar. It's the little stuff.
  5. So, I'm remixing this now. See what you mean about the chorus. But, short of just going to11, I'm not sure of exactly what to do with it. More cowbell? Any cowbell? Suggestions?
  6. You walk in like a whirlwind disaster / Sometimes sad, sometimes mad, sometimes plastered/ I know the names and I know the games and the panic attacks/ I know your life's important, baby, but/ Can't you relax?/ Can't you just stop for a minute/ Ah, but there's the rub/ I shoulda known when I first met you I joined/ Drama Club/ Drama Club/ I'm acting Opposites attract, it must be/ 'Cause I'm easy going, slow and you trust me/ We talk about it, every night/ While we sorta watch TV/ But if I wanted drama, honey, /I'd watch TNT./Can't you just stop for a minute/ Go lie in the tub/'Cause life with you is 24/7 Drama Club. Drama Club, I'm acting/ Like I really care/Drama Club, I'm acting/ Like I really want to share/ All the fights and the factions/ The nasty little interactions/ To you it's tragedy/ But to me it's comedy Can't you just stop for a minute/ Hell, I'm going down to the pub/ 'Cause a shot and a beer's the only way out of/ Drama club
  7. My new joint is exporting the bounced track into Audacity and using effect>Loudness Normalization to -14 lufs. BIG! Also, I discovered "scooped 2" in the Pro Channel eq presets. Since my voice, the guitars and everything else except the cymbals, for that matter, occupies the midrange, the "scoop" cleans it up and lets everything get louder, without a lot of mud. Now to go back and redo all the rest of them. Thanks for the compliments, Jack, and yes, Steely Dan is my favorite band.
  8. I seem to have been well informed. Everything worked as described above. Except for one thing. The volume doesn't decrease. I bounced the track, repeated the steps on the audio track, got the envelope, volume doesn't change. ????
  9. Yeah, that's it. I've been using it regularly, until the "banned" red line appeared and it's now "banned", I guess. I'd really like if somebody could, y'know, help?
  10. Kinda hard to see, but I know nothing about image manipulation. Look real hard at roughly the middle of the control bar.
  11. Been using automation on busses, when for no apparent reason (other than that I inadvertently did something stupid) a red diagonal line appeared and I can't. well, write. Did a fair amount of reading in the manual and found no reference to this. Suggestions?
  12. Thanks, folks. I found the original cwp files for this and most of the other tunes I've posted here on an old hard drive that I thought was broken and wasn't. I've been remixing them, something I couldn't do with only uploaded MP3s. This is on the list for a remix. Thanks for the suggestions.
  13. Cool. Nice to hear some jazz on here. Love the sax tone!
  14. I moved a track from an earlier version of a song. The track plays, but in piano roll view it's uneditable. No editing tools (select, move, etc) respond. To see if the importation process was involved, I opened several earlier versions of the song and discovered the same problem. No other tracks in any version suffer from it. Checked "freeze" and "lock", nada. Ideas?
  15. I ran it through Soundcloud's mastering algorithm. Better? (Ended up doing a complete remix, 4/17/22.)
  16. As a lifelong professional musician and cover band vet, I can say for certain that this would KILL in the clubs.
  17. My early years were spent in northern Appalachia, more specifically "Pensyltucky". Country music was pretty much all there was around there at the time. I didn't hate it really, but Chuck Berry and Elvis changed everything for me. However, realizing that I was a baritone, bordering on basso profundo, I thought I might give country a try. Unfortunately for my Nashville aspirations, everything I wrote in that genre came across as parody. They hate that down there. (This is a total remix & a WAV file,too. 4/17/22) (New drums & minor bass tweaks, 4/20/22.)
  18. Great production. Really good vocals. In tune, even! You're a pro, buddy.
  19. Clint Swank

    Devil's Den

    Well, is it? This is the first, or maybe one of the first songs I recorded on Cakewalk Home Studio, back in 2008. I didn't have access to any sophisticated drum programs, so every note, other than guitars and vocals was actually played on my guitar synth. That and, needless to say, a LOT of editing. (Luckily I love editing. It's a lot like classical composition, though I've never actually done that. )The sounds have been modernized, of course, and thanks Cakewalk!
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