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  1. Skyline_UK

    CW/BandLab account dead? Had to re-register

    That's my post above. Suddenly I'm logged on as my old self. ??????????????????
  2. Skyline_UK

    Sound on Sound Review

    Yes, agreed. Something odd there. I subscribed to SOS for years but gave up a while ago as I found I was finding less and less articles relevant to me.
  3. Skyline_UK

    XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 Update

    I wonder if anyone has bought XO? 😴 I use AD2 all the time and wish XLN would nurture it a bit more. 😩
  4. I'm composing my own 'yacht rock' song and I'm liking the feel of this track by Young Gun Silver Fox: I'd like to use an opening figure like the quacking synth used here, but I can't find anything like it in Halion Sonic or SampleTank. Has anyone idea what a patch like this might be called? Presumably a 'Synth Lead' of some sort. (Sorry, I'm a guitarist not a keyboard player and have no idea of the conventions when it comes to synths!) Thanks!
  5. Skyline_UK

    New song: "Broken Man"

    Technical notes and lyrics here: Here.
  6. Skyline_UK

    Cleaning VST's

    It seems to be on this list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiVH_I1clbbRtWFh4-3Mo7HANjCxR8SwqHJtYXy19gw/pub
  7. Skyline_UK

    Nice article on Cakewalk and BandLab

    I used to keep altering a misleading Wiki page which left out a very key event in a certain Victorian's life, and someone kept altering it back to suppress the facts. We played ping pong for a while then I gave up. I'm sure the other party was a descendant of the Victorian person in the entry who wished to whitewash their legacy. An example of how and why Wiki can be abused and be unreliable.
  8. Skyline_UK

    Vocal Take (What Am I Doing Wrong)

    Lou Reed. Marianne Faithfull. I can name many others who can't sing for toffees, some who virtually 'talk' instead. What they all have in common though is that they understood that, but still wanted to express themselves musically. So they worked on sculpting what noises they could make into being 'quirky' and making songs and music that suited that matched their limited warbling abilities. I played in bands for years and always got shirty with individuals I felt could sing, say, backing vocals, but claimed "I can't sing." This was almost always code for "I don't want to embarrass myself" and "I can't be bothered to try". I would then go on to give them a few tips and force them to darn well contribute, like others in the band. Capitalise on what you can do, and do it with verve and commitment. That will come through in the delivery and be picked up by the listener, who isn't expecting Pararotti - it's pop/rock and almost anything goes. If, however, you sing reticently, that will also be picked up by the listener and they'll be distracted from the lyrics and won't want to stay with it.
  9. Skyline_UK

    Vocal Take (What Am I Doing Wrong)

    I can't hear anything 'dirty' or 'gritty' in this snippet. 🤫 As for EQ, how I would adjust it would depend entirely on the context of the vocal.
  10. Skyline_UK

    "What Days We Had" - new song

    Thanks Joad. Yes, a Hammond B3, but courtesy of SampleTank3! Cheers Steve, much appreciated!
  11. Skyline_UK

    Nice article on Cakewalk and BandLab

    Good article. I just added my 2p's worth in the discussion.
  12. Skyline_UK

    New Forum Monkey's song - All the way to everything

    Nice work guys! I love this. Yes, a bit of Beatles, Badfinger and I was also reminded of The Idle Race. (Or as they say in Brum where they hail from, 'The Oidle Royce'). Superbly arranged, produced and engineered. Well, darn top drawer all round really. 😎
  13. Skyline_UK

    Mona Lisa Cover (featuring Bacco on vocals)

    Wow, what a great version. Love the vocals, what a timbre and vibrato!! Love the guitar sounds. Superbly engineered and produced. 🏆
  14. Skyline_UK

    "What Days We Had" - new song

    Many, many thanks guys for the kind comments. It makes all the effort worthwhile! 😊 John
  15. Skyline_UK

    CbB 2019.05 and Melodyne BUG

    Why doesn't Celemony post a change/fixes log with their updates? If they do, I can never find one. And I never get emails notifying me they have published an update.