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RexRed

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  1. RexRed

    Eternity

    Wow! Thank you David for testing this out on your speakers, very nice to hear this tune held up!
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    Eternity

    Hey Wookie, I use my big 15 inch Kustom speakers to assess and bring the vocal into the mix and yesterday the transformer/amp circuit board in one of them fried. My studio room was filled with noxious toxic smoke. I just had them on and I was not even driving them with a signal. I am looking into replacing the parts so I had to guess the vocal to mix ratio through my headphones which does not work in my experience. I will revisit the song at some point. Thanks Jack for the compliment, glad you like it! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰ I thought the vocal was a bit hot and up front but it is in the ballpark I think.
  3. RexRed

    Eternity

    Here is my new song, "Eternity". I hope you like it Cakewalk peeps.
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    Your Name in the Wind

    Such a nice compliment Paul, I do take pride in not being contrived. I am glad you like this simple and easy style. πŸ’
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    Your Name in the Wind

    Wow Andy, The Eagles, I am very flattered! I grew up on them, I aspire be compared to such greats! THANK YOU.... πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸŒŸ
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    Your Name in the Wind

    He Jack! The reverb is a REmatrix convolution reverb on a parallel bus using the JPVerbs "rich ballad" patch. I used the ProChannel compressor and EQ and Neutron 3 in the effects bin along with Waves Vocal Rider. I side chained the lead vocal so it would cut an impression out of the music tracks and sit better into the mix. And, Thanks Lynn for checking the mix on your systems! It is nice to know this song is translating well across other speakers! I hope this song does well, I am switching to a more pop style for the time being. Maybe a more universal appeal never hurt.
  7. I like this! Especially when the beat comes in, robotic and mechanical in a good way. Excellent groove Wookiee!
  8. RexRed

    When You Come Home

    Thanks Kurt for the nice compliment, (Dimension pro cello) I may add more pads to this and some subtle touches to give the music a bit more build and interesting flavors.
  9. RexRed

    When You Come Home

    Oh, sorry for that Jack, I will fix it thanks for the heads up! Forgot to select the project before export. Yikes! Okay, the audio is fixed.
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    Your Name in the Wind

    Hey Gary, thanks for the compliment! The new microphone is Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002D0BQ8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I love every single thing about it. The sound is very responsive and it is perfectly accurate (at least to my ears) in reproducing transients. That was the reason why I went searching for a new mic. My old mic was not giving me good recordings. I like the screw that tightens the included shock mount, it seem sturdy and only requires a little bit of torque to tighten it firmly. and I like the included black velvet like bag that fits perfectly over the mic when I am not using it to keep dust out of the mic. I have the mic on a desktop stand, the stand has a weighted cylinder base and a pole that comes up out of it. It is perfect for desktop recording! Yes, the reverb is a REmatrix convolution reverb on a parallel bus JPVerbs "rich ballad" patch.
  11. RexRed

    When You Come Home

    Hey Cakewalk peeps! Here is a new song (still a work in progress) Suggestions are welcome hope you like. Best to you! RR
  12. RexRed

    Your Name in the Wind

    Thanks a lot Mark, I am always searching for the perfect song and I don't know how I am doing in that endeavor but I keep trying anyway. Best to you buddy!
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    Your Name in the Wind

    That is a really nice comment Andrew, you can express beautiful imagery in words, you are better at writing than you may think. Best to you bro!
  14. RexRed

    Your Name in the Wind

    I backed off the vocals a bit, I hope it is okay they sounded perfect in my ear buds but when I listened to the song through my big Custom speakers (15 inch woofers and radial horns) the vocal was way too forward as Wookie so helpfully stated. So I backed them down a bit. I hope it is better. I think it is better but I am not sure because it sounded great in the earbuds but earbuds have no good precision when it comes to placement of the main vocal on top of the music it takes big speakers to get that setting right. Thanks again for the help! You do help a lot and inspire me to finish the songs rather than leave them with a few flaws that really do detract from the whole effort. I also fixed some timing and pitch areas in the vocals. Thanks David, Wookie, Jack, Freddie and Kurt for the compliments and valuable feedback!!!
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    Your Name in the Wind

    Hey David, I used to play live, I may one day do it again. Thanks for the compliment on the song. πŸ‘
  16. New song Cakewalk peeps! I recorded this with my new microphone.
  17. I hear what you are saying about the snare. I think you are saying the snare should be lowered on the upper end and given a bit more bass on the lower end. If that is what you are saying, I agree. The only problem is that snare and bass drum are a single unit sample I got off splice.com Now, I think I could use drum replacer to isolate the snare drum and then I could add effects to it independently. I just don't remember how to use drum replacer and the last time I tried using it I failed at isolating the drum I wanted to affect. I will have to look at videos on YouTube to refresh my memory. I actually wanted a hand clap instead of the snare the wave currently has and found the perfect wave for it. But I tried to use the hand clap additively and it threw off the balance of the drum sample. I ran this drum sample through Ozone 9 and this is the setting it came up with using the dynamic auto detect function. I don't' always leave that as is but I did in this case other than cutting out some lower end near 20hz. I will look into your changes Max. Please let me know if you indeed think I should "lower" the snare at 3k about 2db or so. It does seem a bit hot to me and adding some bass to it would warm it up and make it more palatable. Thanks for your insight Max!
  18. MOTU M2 2x2 USB-C Audio Interface https://smile.amazon.com/MOTU-M2-USB-C-Audio-Interface/dp/B0812B26TN/ref=sr_1_5 This one is REALLY nice too! It really all comes down to how much is USB 3.0 worth in the overall picture of things? My Cakewalk projects are more stable with a 3.0 interface. I am not sure if that is because of better drivers or because there is much less data glut. I really wish I knew more about all of this... I think I would buy the Motu one over the Tascam one...
  19. PCIe cards I have heard picks up too much of the PC's noise https://smile.amazon.com/Tascam-Resolution-Versatile-Interface-US2X2HR/dp/B08MFMFYBP/ref=sr_1_3 I just noticed this it, is not that pricy and has great frequency response, very low noise level and very low latency but only USB 2.0. The Steinberg UR22C which I bought is supposedly "very noisy" but it is still USB 3.0 I can't hear the noise "yet" but... I am going to keep it but I might buy the Tascam too just to try it out. I have never heard of Dante... What is it? I have an RTX 3090 and I have heard this graphics card creates a lot of noise on the PCIe bus
  20. Thanks, Mark, Jack, Max and Kurt! Your suggestions really helped out a lot!. I went looking for a free VST Mood knockoff and IK Multimedia (Fender) is giving away one free! All you have to do is create an account download and install their installer manager (offer is only for February). First I tried adding more hall reverb to the vocals and it just got lost So I instead added some convolution room reverb (rematrix) That worked. Then I had an idea, I panned the guitar chords to the hard right and added new Lounge Lizard Rhodes chords and panned them hard left. It balanced it off great but something was off. I tried all of the lounge lizard presets and still was not happy So I added Dimension Pro and copied my new midi chords to the Dimension midi track. I first added the Ballad Piano the top preset and it was still no right Then I added the Chime and Wave preset and wow! It was bassier than then Rhodes and it grounded the song. I fine tuned the mix a bit and there it is. Thanks for you help!!!
  21. Yes Max, this is with the new audio interface but not the new mic. I am still having issues (though much less) with my mic. The new audio interface is very tight sounding. And it does not lock up Cakewalk constantly like the Roland did. Again I say, maybe it was my box was defective but that is the way it has always performed. So maybe I got a bad one from the get-go. I got by with it by just constantly rerecording lines. I much less frequently have to rerecord due to inaccurate transients. I think my mic is the final problem to fix this. Maybe it just took me a long time to really hear these problems and finally do something about it. I will be revisiting this song and I will look into more reverb and adding some more supporting embellishments. It has parallel reverb so it is just a matter of upping the fader.
  22. I have a friend who once had staff view. Terrible terrible terrible...
  23. Thanks Jack for the excellent suggestions, I think more fill instruments would be nice in this song. The vocals took me so long to do that I released it on ReverbNation early. I will take a look and probably indeed, add some strings and a Moog would be nice too.
  24. Thank you Mark for the really nice comment, I am not sure if it is done yet. I hear lots of things I want to fix but it is done enough to let it out there I guess. Best to you!
  25. Hey Bruno, my PC has 44 lanes and the audio interface is the only item on that bus. My RAM is 96gb 3000mhz but I do not have it overclocked. Thanks for your help here.
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