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Yeh
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Chill breaks with female vox

Post by Yeh » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:45 pm

Hello Abletonians,

This is my song Shelter. Composed and produced with Ableton Live 6, Halion, Access Virus Classic, Iblit and Yamaha A3000v2.

Difficult to describe its genre: speeded up triphop with female vocals? Vocals were recorded with Emu 1802 Sound card and Rhode NT1 mic.

Please let me know with you think of it. Any comment is welcome, yes, critical and negative too. :)

http://home.tiscali.nl/jjvdgruiter/Shelter.mp3
Kind regardz,

Jos
http://www.portonova.nl

Ableton Live 8, Cubase 7, Melodyne Editor 2, Halion 4, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL soundcard, Windows 8, 64 bit, i5, 6 Gig RAM

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Post by jackrabbit » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:54 pm

Cant get link to work :?

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Post by GUY SMILEY » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:25 pm

jackrabbit wrote:Cant get link to work :?
can get link to work.. but track is silent ?

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Post by Yeh » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:17 pm

[quote]Cant get link to work :?

can get link to work.. but track is silent ?[/quote]

Hi, strange, I tried it again and everything works well for me. :?: :?: :?:

http://home.tiscali.nl/jjvdgruiter/Shelter.mp3
Kind regardz,

Jos
http://www.portonova.nl

Ableton Live 8, Cubase 7, Melodyne Editor 2, Halion 4, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL soundcard, Windows 8, 64 bit, i5, 6 Gig RAM

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Post by GUY SMILEY » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:52 pm

Ok sorry it was me it works.

I'll stick my neck out and give some feedback. its only my humble opinion, and its not the sort of music i listen to so ignore it, I'm also listening on the built in speaker on a G4 so really what the fuck am i going on about eh !?

The vocalist sounds a lot like the bird out of portishead,, great !! the strings etc in the background compliment it well, and i like the different reverb effects etc on the vocal coming in and out (after initial reservations) - The chords / vocal melody are also unusual enough to sound fresh. the intro (before the beat) is faintly reminiscent of inner city life by Goldie, which is a classic tune.
Then the beat and the arpeggio come in..
The beat is very mechanical. its sounds quite robotic, and quantized, and to be honest seems to be fighting the mood established. it's like you want the tune to 'kick in' at that point - but its a chilltune and not a dance floor filler so you could ease back, give it a bit more old soul smokiness, that nightmares on wax makes sound really easy !! concentrate on the beats make them slurr and swing a bit, and drop them back in the mix. maybe bring up the bass a bit to compensate ?

....thats it, make of it what you will.
cheers,
:roll:

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Post by Ltjam33 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:20 pm

GUY SMILEY wrote:Ok sorry it was me it works.

I'll stick my neck out and give some feedback. its only my humble opinion, and its not the sort of music i listen to so ignore it, I'm also listening on the built in speaker on a G4 so really what the fuck am i going on about eh !?

The vocalist sounds a lot like the bird out of portishead,, great !! the strings etc in the background compliment it well, and i like the different reverb effects etc on the vocal coming in and out (after initial reservations) - The chords / vocal melody are also unusual enough to sound fresh. the intro (before the beat) is faintly reminiscent of inner city life by Goldie, which is a classic tune.
Then the beat and the arpeggio come in..
The beat is very mechanical. its sounds quite robotic, and quantized, and to be honest seems to be fighting the mood established. it's like you want the tune to 'kick in' at that point - but its a chilltune and not a dance floor filler so you could ease back, give it a bit more old soul smokiness, that nightmares on wax makes sound really easy !! concentrate on the beats make them slurr and swing a bit, and drop them back in the mix. maybe bring up the bass a bit to compensate ?

....thats it, make of it what you will.
cheers,
:roll:

I agree that when the beat starts I felt like it was going to explode-- and get really fast but it didn't. So I would say to drop back the beat a little bit-- but overall I like it.

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Post by Yeh » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:33 pm

Hello Guy and Ltjam,

Thank you very much for listening and taking time to comment. Really appreciate it. The song used to be a lot heavier and I felt it would benefit from a more chillout feel. Seems I succeeded only partly...

Thanx again :)
Kind regardz,

Jos
http://www.portonova.nl

Ableton Live 8, Cubase 7, Melodyne Editor 2, Halion 4, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL soundcard, Windows 8, 64 bit, i5, 6 Gig RAM

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Post by GUY SMILEY » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:39 pm

Yeh wrote:Hello Guy and Ltjam,

Thank you very much for listening and taking time to comment. Really appreciate it. The song used to be a lot heavier and I felt it would benefit from a more chillout feel. Seems I succeeded only partly...

Thanx again :)
no problem Jos,
would love to hear any future versions .

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beautiful

Post by Zenda » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 pm

love the ambience remind me on old LAMB stuff...very good sound 4 my feeling...

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Re: beautiful

Post by Yeh » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:09 pm

[quote="Zenda"]love the ambience remind me on old LAMB stuff...very good sound 4 my feeling...[/quote]

Hey Zenda, thank you. I really love Lamb. Even supported them with my band when they played in Amsterdam. Andy and Louise are really nice persons. 8)

And yes, Portishead and Goldie are our heroes too. :)
Kind regardz,

Jos
http://www.portonova.nl

Ableton Live 8, Cubase 7, Melodyne Editor 2, Halion 4, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL soundcard, Windows 8, 64 bit, i5, 6 Gig RAM

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Post by jeskola » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:38 pm

Really liked this... lovely vocals!
Would love to check out your guys other music - can you pm me with a myspace or something where i can check out your other stuff?

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Post by Yeh » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:39 pm

[quote="jeskola"]Really liked this... lovely vocals!
Would love to check out your guys other music - can you pm me with a myspace or something where i can check out your other stuff?[/quote]

Hi Steven,

Well, I've just created an memorial shrine on MySpace for my old band. There's some old stuff there. At this moment I'm working hard on new material. You've heard the first finished track on Ableton Forum.

Anyway, here's the link:
http://www.myspace.com/9dayswonder99

BTW Why can't I properly quote on this forum?
:wink:
Kind regardz,

Jos
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Ableton Live 8, Cubase 7, Melodyne Editor 2, Halion 4, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL soundcard, Windows 8, 64 bit, i5, 6 Gig RAM

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