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Hi Everybody,

This is a track off of the new album I'm working on called "The Westerly Sessions Vol. IV".  The main hook for this song was written by my brother Randy, and I finished up the rest of it. For the lead vocal, I sang with a MXL V67i mic through an ART MPA Gold preamp. The 12-string lead parts were played on a Danelectro. Also, for the first time, I tried New York compression on the lead vocal. As always, any comments and critiques are welcome, and thanks for listening.

Here it is:

https://www.soundclick.com/music/songInfo.cfm?songID=14123877

 

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20 hours ago, Douglas Kirby said:

New York compression

Not sure I'm "hearing" it.
So did you use the front or back of the mic?
Inquiring minds want to know 😉

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t

tell Randy well done

 

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2 hours ago, DeeringAmps said:

Not sure I'm "hearing" it.
So did you use the front or back of the mic?
Inquiring minds want to know 😉

👍

t

tell Randy well done

 

Hi Tom - yeah, I think the New York compression I used on the lead vocal is subtle - it made it sound a bit more full to my ears. Regarding the V67i - I sang in the front - labeled as Warm - the back of the mic is the bright capsule. Interesting mic - I think it's a pretty cool piece of gear - I bought it out of curiosity.

I'll let my brother know you liked the song- thanks.

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Great mix esp the vocal which really stands out well. I think I figured out which part you wrote and which
was your brother's. He did a nice job on that main hook.

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Vocal stands nice a clearly on this @Douglas Kirby, I sue parallel comp on my drums and Bass buss all the time, really helps give some punch to them both.

Mix is good here, nice one :) 

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On 10/11/2020 at 9:42 PM, bjornpdx said:

Great mix esp the vocal which really stands out well. I think I figured out which part you wrote and which
was your brother's. He did a nice job on that main hook.

Thanks Bjorn - yes my brother came up with the chorus - the main hook of the song, and I finished up the rest. Also, the Danelectro 12-string is his guitar - he bought it recently and loaned it to me - fun guitar.

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7 hours ago, Wookiee said:

Vocal stands nice a clearly on this @Douglas Kirby, I sue parallel comp on my drums and Bass buss all the time, really helps give some punch to them both.

Mix is good here, nice one :) 

Thanks Wookiee - I never thought about using parallel compression on drums and bass - that's interesting.

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19 hours ago, Hidden Symmetry said:

Good one Douglas, as Wookiee said try using NY compression on the kit & bass too.

Thanks for taking the time to listen - I appreciate it.

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Hey Douglas, another good track from you -- I enjoyed this -- Allan.

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Hi Douglas

Nice track -  I  use parallel compression on  bass a lot - really helps it sit in the mix

Cool

Nigel

 

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This is a really pleasant rock-pop song with commercial potental.  Your vocals really stand out and the BGV's are well done as well.  Great job by both of you!!

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On 10/16/2020 at 3:05 PM, ABull said:

Hey Douglas, another good track from you -- I enjoyed this -- Allan.

Hey thanks Allan - I'm glad you liked it.

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On 10/18/2020 at 4:28 AM, Bajan Blue said:

Hi Douglas

Nice track -  I  use parallel compression on  bass a lot - really helps it sit in the mix

Cool

Nigel

 

Thanks for giving my song a listen Nigel.

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On 10/18/2020 at 1:46 PM, freddy j said:

This is a really pleasant rock-pop song with commercial potental.  Your vocals really stand out and the BGV's are well done as well.  Great job by both of you!!

Hey Freddy - thanks for the kind words.

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Nice co-writing Douglas. The mix was clear and concise.

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This is a very appealing song. Nice background vocals.

The mix seems a little hot, a little harsh. Everything feels right in my face. Bass could be up more. Lead 12-String needs a little tuning.

I like it, though!

 

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17 hours ago, Barry Seymour said:

This is a very appealing song. Nice background vocals.

The mix seems a little hot, a little harsh. Everything feels right in my face. Bass could be up more. Lead 12-String needs a little tuning.

I like it, though!

 

Thanks for listening and for your comments.  Yeah, the 12-string is a pain to tune, as every guitarist knows😄

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Definitely love the 12 string, and the backing vocals.

I'm not sure if you  meant for this, but I too was confused.  The lyrics were somewhat of a lament, but the delivery was in a happy go lucky style, almost like "yes, it's confusing, but who gives a fux."  At least that is how I heard it, and that is not a crit, it is actually quite clever if that was the intention.

Nice work my man!

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