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"On Your Way" - a song about hope against addiction

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this song is for all of those who battle with addiction,
and want to win the battle against it.

i have a friend, who is battling against addiction,
he inspired this lyric.

this is a groovy, slightly progressive tune, 
with a swing inside a straight time sig,
and a heavier 2nd half.
sounds way cool in the cans.

 

 

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Great prog groove and (as always) flawless guitar work in both halves - reminded me somewhat of Steve Hackett's back catalogue - absolutely loved it and I hope your friend wins his battle.

Andy

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the link wasn't hot, had to paste it into the browser

they always say we should write about what we know

you definitely have your definitive template

nice chops

maybe to much limiter

but what do I know right?

 

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20 hours ago, AndyB01 said:

Great prog groove and (as always) flawless guitar work in both halves - reminded me somewhat of Steve Hackett's back catalogue - absolutely loved it and I hope your friend wins his battle.

Andy

hi andy!

appreciate your comments...

steve hackett, now THERE"s a name that doesn't get dropped very often!

i like hackett. he did some good pure prog stuff. very melodic.

thanks again!

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Again, I own the record; another "hottie"!

What more can I say...

t

Well, Bats pretty good at what he does.

just pretty good?

I don't want to sound like a total fan boi shill...

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16 hours ago, Jesse Screed said:

the link wasn't hot, had to paste it into the browser

they always say we should write about what we know

you definitely have your definitive template

nice chops

maybe to much limiter

but what do I know right?

 

hey jesse,

thanks for the heads up on the link, it's fixed now.

 

i don't think i use too much limiter, just enough to soak up the extra headroom,

i always track very conservatively, but this particular album is the last album that i'll push to somewhat 'commercial' levels, i've made that decision.

the stuff i'm working on now, will be quieter, but more dynamic.

stats on this version/mix:

 

Statistics for:    07 - Bats Brew - on your way.wav
 Number of Samples: 11888772
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 Peak value:     -0.90 dB   ---    -0.90 dB
 Avg RMS:       -12.10 dB   ---   -11.71 dB
 DR channel:     10.14 dB   ---     9.90 dB
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 Official DR value:  DR10 

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6 minutes ago, batsbrew said:

the stuff i'm working on now, will be quieter, but more dynamic.

It's all good Bat, 

That song has a lot going on, you managed it well.

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Nice as ever Bat's, likewise with the best for your friend, it is hard when you see your friends struggle with addiction.

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3 hours ago, batsbrew said:

Steve Hackett, now THERE"s a name that doesn't get dropped very often!

iI ike Hackett. he did some good pure prog stuff. very melodic.

thanks again!

Here's the news, he's still doing it!

As well as bringing old Genesis standards back to life, his recent work such as Wolflight and The Night Siren are absolutely top drawer - well worth checking out.

Andy

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On 3/13/2020 at 9:06 AM, DeeringAmps said:

Again, I own the record; another "hottie"!

What more can I say...

t

Well, Bats pretty good at what he does.

just pretty good?

I don't want to sound like a total fan boi shill...

hottie! heheh,

i appreciate the 'candor', tom...

just glad you dig my stuff. thanks!

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On 3/13/2020 at 9:15 AM, Jesse Screed said:

It's all good Bat, 

That song has a lot going on, you managed it well.

yea, it's pretty busy!

and when you just have to cram fat tracks together (like the guitars), something's always gotta give...

i work hard at taking care of masking issues, and carving freqs,

but still end up with some compromises in places.

 

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On 3/13/2020 at 10:04 AM, Wookiee said:

Nice as ever Bat's, likewise with the best for your friend, it is hard when you see your friends struggle with addiction.

hi wookiee!

thanks for listening...

yea, it is hard, for everybody involved..

even from the side, you always wish you could do more,

but for most folks, they have to find their own way, with a little help.

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Another cool rocker from you - of course the guitar playing is excellent - but I always enjoy your vocals as well.

Loved that breakdown in there - very nice.

I always get an 80's rock vibe from your music.

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Another home run Bats!  Excellent playing and vocals and and interesting change up!  Well done indeed!!!!!

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Bat
Excellent as always. I'm learning about masking issues and freq carving like you're doing. Do you use a special plugin to do that or do you just use a general purpose equalizer?  Thanks

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On 3/18/2020 at 5:08 AM, Douglas Kirby said:

Another cool rocker from you - of course the guitar playing is excellent - but I always enjoy your vocals as well.

Loved that breakdown in there - very nice.

I always get an 80's rock vibe from your music.

howdy douglas!

thanks for listening man... appreciate it.

 

i don't know what about this would give it the 80's vibe, i don't have big hair, don't wear spandex,  don't sing about unskinny bops.

heheheh

 

On 3/20/2020 at 12:39 PM, freddy j said:

Another home run Bats!  Excellent playing and vocals and and interesting change up!  Well done indeed!!!!!

thank you freddy! appreciate the comments

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On 3/20/2020 at 4:42 PM, bjornpdx said:

Bat
Excellent as always. I'm learning about masking issues and freq carving like you're doing. Do you use a special plugin to do that or do you just use a general purpose equalizer?  Thanks

hi bjorn!

thanks for listening, yea, masking, carving, all good techniques.

masking, you may can learn by using spectrum freq analyzers, and looking at individual tracks, and making note of where the peak, and you can assume that when more than 2 peak at the same place, once is going to dominate, or build up frequencies together so that they 'mask' frequencies that are either right next to, or an octave up or down, there's lots of play going on amongst the freqs, and you have to experiment to move peaks (and troughs) so that they all play nice.

 

i use a good multiband parametric EQ typically, for basic eq, on most every track.

but on sub busses, or more rarely, the master bus, i'll use Linear Phase EQ's so that the frequency shifts (especially hpf and lpf) don't create those nasty phase shifts.

I like the Waves Linear Phase Eq for the tricky eq issues.

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