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NEW! Fiery Dart by Hal Loyd (Created 30 years ago on a old Tascam remastered using Cakewalk)

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Never published song from 30 years ago remastered using Cakewalk 2022.06 build 034

Genre: Christian Country Rock

YouTube Link to Fiery Dart song

This was sung when the singer was at the top of his game.  Nowadays, he could never sound that good.

He used a 4 track Tascam home studio recorder, stage mics, Gibson electric guitar, a bass guitar, electronic drums.  He moved all the music to one track, 2 tracks of backup singers, and 1 singer main track.  I'm so glad he didn't mix the singers into the music.

I have a tough time cleaning up the singers due to how old that system is.  I used Goldwave to remove the hum from all the tracks. I had to use Celemony Melodyne to grab the tempo and over lay the drums, thanks to Cakewalk for the feature that lets you drag the audio file upwards until the line turns blue.  I used Celemony Melodyne to copy phrases that either singer missed to sing.

I used Waves Audio Harmony to create the extra harmony parts, even though he already had 2 harmony singers.  I still don't like how if you don't have enough music to cover up the robotic sound that the vocals from Waves Harmony creates, then the audience will hear the robotic voices once in a while.

I used Waves Audio Vitamin Sonic Enhancer to bring the bass up on the track while using Waves Audio F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ to help poke the vocals out of the music.

3 tracks singers, 

1 track main music (Gibson Electric guitar, drums, bass guitar)

1 track Session Drummer 2,

1 track Guitar Acoustic by Native Instruments Komplete 8.


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Usually I pass on the praise stuff. Clever the way he dropped the beats in the chorus. (I actually “learned that from Sounds of Silence IIRC)
Good bit of work on your part it would seem. Vocal might be riding a bit high over the backing track. Pretty sure I’m hearing some “artifacts” from auto harmony (I generally avoid that type of thing). There’s some “clams” or just bad note choices in the guitar track. The overall “sound” of that era and medium are present. But you played the hand you were dealt pretty well so all things considered 👍 👏


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27 minutes ago, Old Joad said:

Not bad for an old 4 track recording👍🏼

As Old Joad said, this!!

Well done



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