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Interesting as this is my first song with the Zoom L8. I always hi pass at about 160hz  on vocals. And let’s face it, I can’t sing like I used to! I never am  happy with vocals these days, Melodyne can’t fix everything!! 

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Thanks everyone this is what I love about this song forum,, the more ears the better. I'm actually tempted to just redo the vocals and use my Beta 58 like I used to. I just started using the SM7B and I think Ed was right it's sort of muddy.  I've had a sort of a cough / cold too and I'm over it.  And I ran out of Scotch! 

The drums are a new attempt at re introducing more audio and less midi. Its a  Ludwig  Vistolite snare, I'll try some compression and EQ. 

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I like it, it's very smooth, and I like your vocal delivery a lot! Just enough twang!

My ideas for your mix? For the vocal mud, no need to re-record it, just try pulling a notch eq down around 250hz, narrowish Q, abot a 3 db cut. That's a mud removal starting point. This region conflicts with the bass guitar, so you might get the bass below 500hz all "mono" in the middle, while the vocals below 500hz might be pushed just a bit towards the sides. There are tools that do this sort of thing.

Drums are a bit pushed back, I'd recommend more hi-hat programming, and in the chorus, I'd go doubletime on the snare at least, so there's a bit more "drive" going on. That's a totally personal choice.

The acoustics and banjo? are out wide, very nice! They might be a bit dry or too loud out there.

Very listenable, cool lyrics, you have a good one here!

cheers,

-Tom

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On 11/14/2023 at 11:06 PM, John Vere said:

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14683218

Edit Nov 20  

I think I made my wife happy by just re doing the Bass, drums and rhythm guitars so they are more sustaining. Then I decided to add harmonies. 
This is still in the proofing stages. 

The acoustic and all banjo placement is nice, though you might want to explore adjusting their dryness or volume. Overall, it's a very listenable track with cool lyrics — you've got something good going on here! Cheers!

Edited by Bridget Murphy
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Good one John !  I think this would be a perfect one for a pedal steele. Wish I had one and could play it ..  I agree that the lead vocals need some EQ work. They need to cut thru the mix a little bit more. Kinda getting lost against the fantastic backing vox trax. I wouldn't be too shy with the highs after getting a little mud out. From the next song that plays after it on Soundclick , it seems you've got a little bit of the "shy" syndrome , not wanting to boost your vocals to the level they should be .  I also think the Tele sounding fill guitar could be fattened up a little with a little more reverb or delay .    Anyway ..  I Really enjoyed it as it is ..       mark

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