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  • Birthday 12/05/1961

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  1. michaelhanson

    Rain

    A new version of this song has been uploaded to Sound Cloud. I tamed the overdrive on the guitar on the left, per the suggestions above. I think it fits and sounds much better now. Let me know your thoughts before we call this one done.
  2. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Thanks for the listen Bert! Really glad that you liked the song.
  3. michaelhanson

    Rain

    A new version of this song has been updated in Sound Cloud, based on many of the suggestions you have all made. All additional comments are welcome, this process helps greatly to fine tune the recording and production process.
  4. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Hi Tom - Thank you for listening and commenting. I believe you listened to the original post last night. I uploaded a new version shortly after your comments. Interesting comment on the piano and drums. I wish I had more control over the piano, but it was recorded live on a real piano. I was having trouble getting it to be more present on the recorded track as more of a Lead instrument. Adding more reverb would have only pushed it back in the mix more. I like the tone of the drums, so I didn't really want to mess with them. Is what it is, I guess, unless we retrack the piano. The song does really kick into a nice groove at the Solo section of the song and seems to carry on to the end. In my view, its all performance. Its like the band hit a nice pocket and stayed in it from there on out. I like the arrangement as is, however.
  5. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Gary - I much appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this mix. The left guitar seems to have gotten much notice. I am not sure why exactly. It's my ES-335 through a familiar amp setting for me, on many of our tunes. I will try changing it up a bit and see if that helps. I didn't really mix this song for a long period of time, but the song has been in the works for several months, waiting on my band members to finish tracking their respective tracks. I will take the Beatlish as a compliment! 🙂
  6. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Wookie - Thanks for your comments brother. Yes, this intro is really different for us. It is definitely an odd mixture between overdriven guitar tone and clean piano. I found it oddly interesting. I will mess around a little with re-amping my left channel electric guitar tone, maybe a different amp or less overdrive will help bring them together in a more pleasing way.
  7. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Mark - Thank you for listening and commenting. Starting with the drums, bass and lead vocal, then bringing everything else up to the correct level around them, is pretty much how I have mixed for the last 25 years. I'm sure with some relatively minor tweaks, this mix will be up to the level of our typical songs.
  8. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Nigel - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this song. I will play around some more with the guitar track on the left. It was the original instrument track that was the basis for the song. Seems like in different ways, it is bothering everyone in one way or another. Maybe slightly lower in volume will solve that problem. Maybe try a few different things.
  9. michaelhanson

    Rain

    David- Thank you for listening and commenting brother. The Beatles were a huge influence on me in my early life, so they tend to find their way into most of my music. I had many influences of course, but they were a foundation. I liked the piano track that Reece came up with as well. I found it quite interesting playing against the electric guitars. It reminded me of "rain" in the way that he played the part at the beginning and then reentering at the end.
  10. michaelhanson

    Rain

    Jack- Thank you for listening and commenting. I will take this into consideration.
  11. Nice song. Seems like the drums could come up a bit.
  12. I have also very much picked up a U2 vibe. Great work all around. I particularly love the drums, well done. The video is very professional and ads a lot to the song. Nice job, Nigel!
  13. michaelhanson

    Rain

    A new Scandalous Grace song with the band. Let me know what you think of this mix. Performed by Scandalous Grace Words & Mu­sic: Michael Hanson Sean Peifer: BG Vox, Electric Rhythm, Guitar Solo. Michael Hanson: Lead Vocal, Bass, Electric Rhythm, Drum Programming, Mixing and mastering. Reece Bain: Keys and BGVs. https://soundcloud.com/michaeljhanson/rain-31
  14. Actually, I think they have earned the right to play Live as long as they would like. I’ve thought about switching to a completely Blues genre. Nobody seems to question the ability of old Blues guys to perform their art. In fact, they seem to acquire more respect as they age. At my age, could I start up a Blues artist career.......well.....Dream On.
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