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  1. Thanks David for that info. I just used it to find the bpm on an imported drum clip. mark
  2. Great work on the keys , loved the chord structure and especially the breakdown when the muted trumpet comes in. Vocal harmony was fantastic. You hit me with Steele Dan several times in this one. Nice and uplifting , Great job .. mark
  3. Tom , Thanks for posting this. I'm starting a new one that really needs some better sounding natural sounding acoustics. I really need to Stop and spend some time on experimenting with the sound , instead of feeling rushed and just jumping in and start recording. You made me exhale a little slowly and start thinking again. mark
  4. Hey , Thanks for the input so far. To Tom , yeah the cello didn't come in until that point . I guess I should have just said featuring Mandolin. The cello was added as an after thought after everything else was done. Seems like everything I've been posting (that I think is worthy) has cello in it . I guess I really need to spend more quality time with it. To Gary , 2 of the 4 Sonar 7 drum loops I used , had a really sub sounding kick , the bass guitar was pretty thin , so that's probably where the deeep stuff came from. As far as the bass sucking sound , if it was mainly from the short break it may have been from the reversed reverb on the acoustic. If not , Iv'e been told several times that my bass sucks .. mark
  5. Keith , For me this was a major improvement over the already great last version. The backing vox made a big difference . Although I liked the phased lead vocal in the last version this one sounds much better and a little more up front. I thought the midi guitar sounded good and the right tone for this song. There were a few spots like right at 3.03 where the faster triplets could use some individual volume adjustments to make it sound more convincing , but I don't know if it would be worth the trouble . It sounded good playing back thru the bandlab site . You didn't use the bandlab app to record this did you ? Enjoyed it again. mark
  6. Here's another instrumental featuring mandolin and cello. Although it's buried pretty deep the slapped acoustic was my favorite part to mix. There was a lot of bouncing and reversing to get the backwards reverb on the slaps the way I wanted. All suggestions welcomed especially concerning the mastering stage. Thanks .. mark
  7. I've never tried it but it might be worth a shot , sending the guitar audio (from what ever you're using) to th3 and see what happens in something like the Randall "clean" amp.
  8. Gary , I have absolutely No suggestions for any improvements. I was blown away by this performance.. mark
  9. Great timing for releasing this one ... Enjoyed it. mark
  10. Keith , I thought the vocals were Superb as well as the guitar work. That was a very Scary song. mark
  11. Yeah , I think you created some real sounding space without leaning hard on reverbs. It did sound like a small room but not like a padded up room you're recording in. I agree with Douglas on the center guitar volume , I believe I would pan it slightly to the right and lengthen the reverb tail . I did feel like I was in the room with you , it's hard for me to get that much realism. Enjoyed it Thanks .. mark
  12. Sounds like you're on your way to becoming a guitarist. I loved the spoken instead of sung vocals , Very smooth. I ran the light .. mark
  13. AZSlow , Thanks a lot for your reply's and help. Looks like I've got a lot to learn about midi and mapping in general. I work better under pressure .. mark
  14. I think I'll get some training on the act controller first then try out the AZSlow options. Looks like there is a lot of helpful stuff at AZ. One thing that is confusing me about the Act set up is touching a button first while doing midi learn then moving the hardware knob button or slider. If I wanted to map an "undo" function , what would I touch without a dedicated undo button in CbB ? If I knew a way to build one I would have done the first day I downloaded CbB. Thanks mark
  15. I recently picked up a M-Audio oxygen 61 in a trade. It's an older one without the drum pads or the Auto mapping button. I would like to use the transport , record , and especially Un-Do functions from the controller when I'm recording with it. I've watched some conflicting videos but nothing pertaining directly to CbB. If someone would point me in the right direction , I would appreciate it. Thanks .. mark
  16. You can right click on an empty spot in your main tool bar section. In the "options" drop down , you can choose Open or Collapse modules on start up. I don't remember it effecting anything except the help section on my screen .
  17. One of the earlier threads on "updating the assistant" recommended uninstalling it from the control panel before even trying to update it. I have had 0 problems since doing it that way. mark
  18. Valerie , sounds like a tremendous amount of work went into this one , I especially liked the bowed sounding instrument coming in just before the half way point. Sounds like a killer track for a vr game or video. I really liked this , it was quite a change from what I usually listen to. Very Impressive ... mark
  19. Mike , I recently sped up every track on a new song after I tried recording a vocal track. It was easy for me because I knew my bpm. First thing is slip edit the beginning of your song until it goes to all the way to the beginning of your time line on the left (if it doesn't already) Second go to the very end of your song. Note where it ends on the time line , slip edit it to an even number if you want to. Right click your "edit" tool and choose "stretching" . Change your bpm to a faster one. Now grab the very end of your clip and slide it back to the same spot you ended on before changing the bpm. The slip tool changes to a different looking one when you choose "stretching" If you don't know your bpm , I guess anything would work if you increase it and use your ears. Minor changes aren't even noticeable with the new elastique pro stretching in CbB. Good luck ... mark
  20. Very Dreamy arrangement , The bass guitar and the interweaving instrument harmonies Made the song for me .. Great feel and groove , I really enjoyed it . mark
  21. GFive , I just wanted to say "Welcome" to the forum , You'll be glad you moved over here ... mark
  22. mark skinner

    Rain

    Hello Anders , You did a Fantastic job of recording and mixing the acoustic , that was the best I've heard in a long time. Your vocals are Very nice an well polished , and the video itself was well done. The only glitch was your vocal became buried when the drums came in. They came back in when you kicked in the harmony then fell back out again. Hard to tell on this laptop but it had the sound of being over compressed in the quiet parts .. If I couldn't get it fixed with vocal automation or lowering the drums , This is one I would try sidechaining a comp. to the drums triggered by the vocals , (mainly for the sheer fun of editing for hours on end). Great job , Very impressive. mark
  23. I really liked the slow groove on this one. The acoustic guitars came across nicely , and far off electric was a nice touch. Good job ! mark
  24. mark skinner

    brahma

    Thanks for all the great comments and suggestions. I guess I'm getting past the "It's too bassy" comments I usually get. I've been leaning on Izotope a little harder. To Spak .. have a go at some lyrics. To Tom Deering .. Yes I'm playing the cello , I'm starting to get the feel of it. I've got probably about 40 hrs. total playing one and enjoyed every second of it. Thanks again ..You guys are great... mark
  25. Great guitar work and tone . I think some of the tasty licks around the 3 minute mark could also go into the section just before the outro .. Really enjoyed it . mark
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