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  1. Great tone on the lead guitar, I'd like to drive that rhythm guitar just a bit harder but it's very personal thing, I also think a bit more reverb would lift the vocal a touch - great track though - another keeper. Andy
  2. That is sweet, love the panning and the little reprise right at the end. Great work as always and right on the money. Andy
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    Take Me As I Am

    Cheers David, you're right - it's a well-trodden theme for sure. I guess this is just my take, thanks for the listen and the suggestions re structure. Thanks Tom, no worries on being essential - better to be needed, than not - right? Appreciate the listen and the critique. Ha, that's funny Douglas, cos I actually dialled down the drums before I did this mix - just shows - you never can tell how it's going to sound. Thanks for listening. I'll have another listen to that kick part, swapping it for a different bass drum or beater might help, No mic on this guitar - it's a Taylor 314 DI'd via the Taylor ES2 on-board system with a touch of FX - high-pass is a good shout, I'll look at this. Agree on the instrumental - definitely one bar too long. Appreciate the comments - really helpful stuff. Andy
  4. AndyB01

    Take Me As I Am

    Prepare yourselves, this is a bit of a rough mix but as a designated key worker here in the UK (not in our fantastic NHS, I hasten to add), life's been a bit busy of late and will doubtlessly be so for a while to come. However I am not complaining, as there are many in a much worse situation than me - I'm glad to be working at all right now. I do hope you're all keeping safe and well. This is my latest effort - another stock EzKeys track that I simply love so I haven't done much to it, only some very subtle changes - I will probably add a bass track but it doesn't need a lot more instrumentation wise I don' think. There are multiple timing issues on this - I think mainly down to the acoustic guitar track that I need to re-cut and the BGVs; I'm not sure about the long instrumental either and whether it's even in the right place or needed at all - so all critique welcome. As for the back story on this one - it's complicated... Andy
  5. Is there any style or genre you can't play? Got to agree with Tom, that bass tone is to die for but you have a Joe Walsh sound on that guitar that I just love - reminded me of Life In The Fast Lane One crit - too damn short! Andy
  6. Well that's the strangest thing I've watched this week, but hey it's only Tuesday and we live in very strange times indeed. 😂 Loved the instrumental - don't dial that guitar down for me, I thought it sounded just great (was that a 12 string - if not what FXs are you using)? As for the video - dentists make me shudder (yeugh) but once I got past that I thought it was pretty cool - 'anti-music video describes it pretty well I reckon. Keep up the great work Andy
  7. Steve, apart from the instrumentation, vocally this is such a tough song to cover. You did a great job. Andy
  8. Brilliant as usual. I'm an unashamed fan. Andy
  9. Great track - I'd like to have heard the violin share more airtime with the nylon guitar but that's just the guitarist in me - the vox are absolutely top drawer. Andy
  10. Has a great cinematic feel. I find it's so difficult to compose and layer instruments like this so well in a DAW - very good job. Andy
  11. Good rocker, I find the lead guitar panned too far right in my cans and I might drop the BGVs just a touch if it were me but these things are very much personal taste. Andy
  12. AndyB01

    Spirit Wind

    Agree - cracking vocal and nicely crafted song. Andy
  13. John you must follow your heart, I wish you well and hope you find the peace of mind you seek. Andy
  14. Wow - this is an impressive labour of love - so when's the rock opera coming out or are you going for the full Tubular Bells experience? 😂 Hat's off to you Wooks - this is some body of work. You know this is not my thing - right? I've never really 'got' this style or genre of music, but there are a small (very small in my case) number of artists that manage to make it fresh and interesting and you're right up there with the best of them. Some very clever and subtle discords at around the eight-minute mark and I also preferred the second half. I guess a part of me wanted it to lift and soar and go all 'wall of sound' on me at one point, but the objective here is control and surprise - and you achieve it extremely well. There's a lot of light and shade in here and plenty of unexpected plot twists - overall - really very well done. Andy
  15. Fair enough , however the question you specifically asked was: "Which of these soft guitars sounds more like a live instrument?" And the answer - IMHO - is none of them (inc #8). It's just my opinion, if you don't agree, that's fine - we can agree to disagree. Andy
  16. Here's the news, he's still doing it! As well as bringing old Genesis standards back to life, his recent work such as Wolflight and The Night Siren are absolutely top drawer - well worth checking out. Andy
  17. AndyB01

    Tears of Blood

    Top drawer - lyrics, mix, vocal, instrumentation and a cool vid to boot - very well done. Andy
  18. AndyB01

    eye contact

    Sign of a good jazz instrumental: it brings a big fat grin to my face. This absolutely delivered - knockout stuff and lovely guitar work. Andy
  19. As a guitarist for over forty years I have to say that sadly the answer is: none of the above - they all sound thin and artificial. Sorry but no recommendations from me in that list. Andy
  20. Great prog groove and (as always) flawless guitar work in both halves - reminded me somewhat of Steve Hackett's back catalogue - absolutely loved it and I hope your friend wins his battle. Andy
  21. AndyB01

    Gossip Song

    Enjoyed that David, a slight Henry Mancini vibe at the start there - I had images of the Pink Panther in my head for a minute. Nice changes and some cool progressions - a really nice feel. Well done. Andy
  22. Seriously good guitar work - really enjoyed the listen. Top drawer as always. Andy
  23. Mike I'm in awe of your productivity but so grateful for this series - I'm working on a song at the moment and I am trying to put your tutorials to good use. I must have watched the one on vocal comping so many times - well if it was on VHS, I'd have worn the coating off the tape by now. I literally had not the faintest idea how to do this but after watching this on repeat I have not only comped my vocal five times, I am now splitting and auditioning takes to select the 'best' one (no mean feat trying to find one decent take when you're 'blessed' with a voice like mine). 😂 Please keep up the great work and I'll do my best to try and keep up. Thanks again Andy
  24. Another very good vid (and the more detailed one on the same topic). However, I can't get that FreeG plugin to work the way you do - for some odd reason the RMS and peak meters don't reset when I click them, they just spin to some random value. I strongly suspect it's a 'Layer 8' problem so will take a bit of perseverance and trial and error on my part. Andy
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