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  1. 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?


  2. 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?



  3. On 4/24/2022 at 6:25 PM, steve@baselines.com said:

    Oh I just love this.  Can you post the lyrics if you get a moment.  I got most of them.  But maybe I missed a nugget here and there.

    More of this please.

         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

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  4. 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.


    6 hours ago, jack c. said:

    what a huge sound!!!!!!!!!!so how do ya mix/master your stuff.steely dan.great.jack c.


  5. 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.

    22 hours ago, bjornpdx said:

    Nicely done, enjoyed it. Unique voc delivery. I thought the chorus could stand out a bit more.


    16 hours ago, treesha said:

    Clever, and if from personal experience, you have my condolences! Really well done catchy song.  The mix is good. I think I am hearing some competition between the vocals and the bass, like the vocals being in the lower range get a little lost when at low parts, I think the frequencies are close in some areas. A few esses I would fix if it was my song, I tend to focus too much I think on my own vocal issues. I agree with Bjorn that the chorus could come up a bit more too. Enjoyed it !


  6. 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?

  7. 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.)


  8. 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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