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  1. Thanks Douglas I don't think I compressed it a lot. That vocal was hard for me to mix in because some of it was already processed. On a side note, I put vox through Nectar 3 which I love, but I always have to back of the compression for the assistant settings it comes up with. I'll go back and give it another listen, maybe I missed something. I love the suggestions I get with this forum. Always make me think!
  2. Hi Gary - yes it is true. These tracks were recorded remotely in different settings with different equipment. The lead vocal required different processing, as it already seemed to have some effects on it by the time I got to it. Steve
  3. Here's a new track produced at Baselines Designs. A great old classic from when I was coming 'of age'. Ok, yeah, old. ....still kicking though. Vocals performed by the Treblettes, from down under. https://baselines.com/?p=5670
  4. Thanks a lot Mark! Fortunately this vocal was with my tiny range 🙂
  5. Thank you for the kind words Freddy. I used the THU American Classics pack with the Compressed Arpeggio settings. I also put it through the room reverb R4 (From izotope) Large Hall, Fat Vintage Hall setting. Steve
  6. Hi Tom - thank you for all your comments! Steve
  7. Thank you! And you are correct. Whenever I sing I have a tendency to disguise it with other vocals because I don't have a lot of confidence in my voice. I fixed it up now based on your suggestion, and I also boosted the slap bass part a bit.
  8. This is a song by Paul Simon. It was the fifth single from Graceland (1986). It pains me to admit that I didn't know it was Linda Ronstadt singing on this classic. @kiwichrys sings magnificently on this one. Recorded and Produced at Baselines Designs (www.baselines.com) https://baselines.com/?p=5660
  9. That was really cool - thanks for sharing.
  10. steve@baselines.com

    Look Ahead

    Top notch. It's got a little bit of a George Harrison feel on the music. Great vocal tone.
  11. Thanks Jim. First, try this. - Get a recording of a song you may like to cover. mp3,wav,whatever can be imported into Cakewalk. Select a track and do a File->Import. - Once the track is in Cakewalk, check out the start of the file, cut out anything at the beginning that is before the song actually starts. In this image I am about to delete the quiet part and move the rest of the track over to the left to the zero position. Now if you select the track and hold down the shift key and the left mouse button while dragging up to the topmost bar (it will change color when you have done it), then release, cakewalk will calculate the tempo map from the file. It may take a while to complete. Often it is not perfect. You can go into the tempo map to edit it as much as you want. This is the time consuming part, but it is worth it if you want to record and line up other tracks with it. Click on Views->Tempo to open up a graphic of the tempo map. Then you can use the mouse to move the numbers pane to the right and expose the chart. You can use the + and - horizontal and vertical magnifying glasses to size the chart appropriately. Beats per minute is to the left. This is where the time consuming part comes in. I turn on the metronome and look at the audio waveform to find out where the major beats are. Here the audio is slightly after the beat. To correct something like this, you can actually hold the mouse button down and pull the tempo map line down before the cursor. Like I say, it takes some time to get it right, but if you do it a few times, you get used to it. Once you adjust it, you can use all of the midi tools to line things up close to the grid for any other midi tracks you will add, and you can also adjust the audio on any tracks where needed.
  12. Hey thanks Freddy - vocals aren't my strong suit, but every once in a while if it's in my limited range!
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