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  1. Kenny, I desperately needed something to put a smile on my face this morning and you did it fella, and after last night's football result, that's one hell of an achievement! Loving your fabulous work as always. Keep rocking Andy
  2. I love Dire Straits and this is an excellent cover. I only ever saw one band at a gig once try to cover this and it wasn't pretty. Great job all round 👏👏👏 Andy
  3. AndyB01

    A moving Meditation

    Of course, I meant to say 'I love the decay on those early chords' but you got the point 🙂 Got to love autocorrect 😂
  4. AndyB01

    A moving Meditation

    Love the delay on those early chords, if you really focus you can hear the notes naturally decay to nothing. I also really liked the panning at around the 4:00 minute mark. Great track to zone out to. Andy
  5. Thanks @garybrun, well where to start? I did a lot of work on the lyrics and went through several iterations before I settled on a final version, I really did want to tell a story through the imagery I was trying to paint with the words. The piano chops are not mine, but I did choose the instrumentation. Your own vocals may sound worse in your head Gary (they always sound sublime to me btw), mine unfortunately also sound worse in the heads of others - of that I am quite convinced - but thank you eternally for the vote of confidence; I shall treasure it always. As to Graham Kendrick, I had never heard of him so I trundled over to YouTube to see what I could find. Wow, that's quite a compliment and company I'm very happy to be compared to any day of the week - he has a great voice. 🙂 Thanks again for the comments and for taking the time to listen and feedback. Andy
  6. Sven, I agree with Nigel, this is terrific work. I love the chord progressions in this, everything about it in fact. Mix sounds just fine here through decent studio cans. Thanks for sharing. Andy
  7. Tom, mic is a good old Shure SM58 - it's all I have. I keep meaning to treat myself to a Rode NT2A one of these days but there always seem to be too many competing priorities for my spare $ - ain't it always the way. 🤷‍♂️ I'll dig out the original unprocessed vox and see if I can do a better processing job; alternatively perhaps I should find a new vocalist and just stick to BGVs... 😂😂 Thanks as always for your ears and your time. Thanks Lynn - appreciate the feedback.
  8. Thanks Tom for your kind comments You've inspired me to keep working on it - I will re-cut that damn vocal if it kills me 😉 Andy
  9. AndyB01

    More Like Me

    Lovely lyrical craft there Bjorn - sooo many truths in there. 😂 I thought the vocal delivery sat well with the lyric, although I detected a tiny drop of mouth noise - was the mic close? I've found RX8 to be a good post fix for this, as I'm one of the worst offenders when I try to sing. Mrs AndyB01 woke me at 4:30am the other day to tell me she could hear the low battery indicator bleeping on the smoke alarm. Oddly enough, she didn't seem to appreciate my suggestion that she could have just changed the battery without waking me. 😂 Great job, thanks for sharing. Andy
  10. Well it may be 'normal' but it still has touches of that furry magic. Some very impressive keyboard chops on display here - as always. Don't get too normal 😉 Andy
  11. @bjornpdx I know and I agree - you can clearly hear where it has been overcooked. I wish I didn't need to use Melodyne but it's a necessity. I have to practice my vocals more and and get better and using the FX so they are less noticeable. Appreciate the feedback. Andy
  12. Nigel, I tend to use RX8 for vocal processing but since I did this I have purchased an upgraded version of Melodyne - which I believe has a few additional tools and tricks to deal with sibilance but I haven't tried those on this yet. To be brutally honest, I need to put the time in and start again with the raw vocal and if it isn't good enough just bite the bullet and re-record it. With vocal comping tools I don't even need to do it in one take any more, so there really is no excuse. Thanks for your ears and your time. Andy
  13. Cheers Jim, I thought the bass sounded about right on the mix (I was using SoundIDReference on cans though) - I'll see if that shouldn't come up a touch. Thank you for the kind comments, I hear that 'gliss' too and anything odd-sounding in the vocal is almost certainly a combination of three things: Poor vocal technique Over-dosing of effects Over-cooked use of Melodyne Certainly not intentional, so if it sounded good it's more luck than judgement. 😉 I have a couple of others I have plans for - one is crying out for a female lead vocalist, unfortunately I don't have access to one; apart from Mrs AndyB01 and although she has many fine qualities and talents - singing isn't one of them. Appreciate the time and crits, as always Andy
  14. Very nice David - suits the video short - I was getting just a touch of distortion at the top end on my old Sony MD7506 cans - but that might be down to YouTube compression and codecs. I'm sure it must degrade the audio signal. I like the way your chord changes take me to unexpected places and the way you play with tempo and timing. It messes with my head but in a good way. 🙂 Andy
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