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  1. Clever lyrics (which I like a lot) and a great groove. I was reminded ever so slightly of Ian Drury & The Blockheads (meant as a compliment). Great stuff Andy
  2. Love the guitar work - don't fear the vocals - put the levels up and go for it. We are all our own worst critics. I'm with Bjorn on wanting a little more variety both in song structure and percussion - the riff feels like the song wants to lift towards the end - maybe a key change (as if anyone does those any more)? 😂 Look forward to hearing more of your stuff Andy
  3. There is a little-used notes function in Cakewalk, I tend to use that to document key project data (like plugin settings and a few other things). Has saved me a few times. Bit of a pain to do but really helps if a manual rebuild of a project is required. Andy
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    Dream of You

    I especially like the percussion and the harmonies - bit of a West Coast feel to it - nicely done Andy
  5. One of the download files failed at the first attempt (probs due to server loading) but worked second time around. Looks (and sounds) good. Andy
  6. I have an old Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 which causes absolute havoc if I connect it via USB 3.0 - I get blue screens and crashes all over the place. It took me ages to realise this was the issue. However on USB 2.0 - rock solid. If and when I upgrade my laptop (five years old), I reckon I'll have to upgrade the interface as well. Andy
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    "The Wild Animals"

    'Strong opener' - something of an understatement. One word: brilliant Loved it Andy
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    That Thing

    Great job, no problem with the vox to my ears., mix sounds spot on. Andy
  9. I also found the presentation a bit wearing and ended up skipping over most of Rikk's parts - but - the software looks great. Now please do the same thing for EzKeys!
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    Considering the constraints you have, you're making great music, keep it up. The fourths as in the circle of fifths - of course - please forgive my weak attempt at some wookie related humour. On a more serious note, those fourth intervals do make a change from the more usual musical constructs many of us have been brought up on. I have a theory book to read, I really should dig into it. Andy
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    As in 'May the fourths be with you' 😉 Enjoyed that - a lot - lovely subtle drum fills and great bass track. Loved the little synth runs - great stuff. Andy
  12. +1 to this suggestion - Mike's videos are really good. Enjoy the ride!
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    me like gap

    It's a journey in percussion for sure - definitely on the experimental side - but the mix was fine. Andy
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    Time Can't Deny

    Oh my - that vocal starts and I'm gone. Can't say I was a massive fan of the synth sound in the instrumental but this is simply a matter of taste - fabulous work as always. Andy
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    Paul I hear the timing issues - do you need a drummer that can follow your timing instead of you following theirs? If so, I can absolutely identify. 😂 Rhythm issues aside - I like the groove on this - guitars sound great (might come up a hair) and the vocals are also sounding good; bass maybe down a tad and perhaps roll off some of the low end as there's a bit of mud down there on my Sony cans - other ears may hear it differently. I'm the worst at playing in time and what I have started doing is trying to follow a really simple drum pattern - like a click track but using drums instead of the monotony of a metronome - it helps but I'm still not the best. In my experience you're never going to fix this in the DAW - however much you quantize it - you'll just end up making it worse (well that's what happens to me, as quantizing is a dark art I am yet to master). So unless you get advice on here from a quantizing wizard (I am sure there are some), you're either going to have to re-cut it until you're happy or learn to love it as it is. I do find it hard to follow more complex drum tracks and stay in time, but a simple kick and snare I can usually follow relatively well - I bin it afterwards and replace it with the drums I want. Another good piece of advice I was given is to practice it until you can virtually play it blindfold, then on takes you can focus on the timing and not worry about spotting the right notes and chords (easier said than done though). Have you tried comping the guitar and looping around five takes then you can switch sections in and out to try and get the best overall result - might help. You can always fix vocal timing in Melodyne to a degree (but don't push your luck) so there's always that. I hope at least some of that helped but - all that aside - I really enjoyed the listen so give yourself some credit; good song. Andy
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    Sun and the Sand

    The sax is the stand out - the classical guitar could maybe use a slight lift? I don't know, it sounds a little lost in the mix on my headphones - perhaps a touch of reverb would give it some more presence but these are very fine margins. An extremely well done piece - very enjoyable listen. Andy
  17. Great chops and each instrument seems to have its own space - I'm not finding anything to crit here - great work.
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    Aluminum Stan

    Take a bow mate - that was awesome - stunningly good and a lyrical dexterity I can only applaud. 👏👏👏👏👏 Definitely the #1 best kazoo solo I ever heard. 😉 I hope you're on the mend Andy
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    Very clever David and super inventive, I wasn't expecting the transition at around 1:15 but it all gelled together very well. Enjoyed the listen Andy
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    third rail

    Wow Jesse that's amazing mate, I would never post my raw vocals - especially without backing - you can really feel the emotion coming through. Terrific stuff - loads of light and shade - well done 👏👏👏 Andy
  21. ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ What he said The words: 'barge would a pole not with touch' come to mind. Caveat emptor
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    Percussion reminds me of an Eagles track (Last Good Time In Town) - agree with Wookie, some variation would add an extra dimension; mix sounded good. Andy
  23. Sounded pretty good to me on my old Sony MDR-7506s - great stuff as always - loved the solo. Andy
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    Livin' It Down

    Love the lyrics - made me laugh out loud in parts - paints great pictures. Mix sounded pretty good too. 👍 Andy
  25. Great job - really excellent cover 👏👏👏 Andy
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