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Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by Jimmylovespage, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Jimmylovespage

    Jimmylovespage Active Member

    I am doing a double-album like Jeff Wayne did with 'War of the Worlds'. (1977). Mine is 'The Time Machine' (H.G. Wells). It features narration, the Time travelers voice, along with 15 original songs, all interspersed. All telling the story. I did this in the last 5 years in my home studio. It is based around an Akai DPS24, a 24 track, 24 bit recording console. I would like some feedback on the concept, and the sound.

    This first one is the opener. The second one is in the middle, when he starts to travel through time.





     
  2. Reverend Lucas

    Reverend Lucas Active Member

    I dig the concept. To me the transition when the speech kicks in and out is a bit jarring, but that's just my inexperienced opinion. If it were me, I'd have less dynamic adjustment between the two.
     
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    you have a cool thing going here. Welcome to the 70's! (y)
     
  4. Jimmylovespage

    Jimmylovespage Active Member

    Thanks, guys. The first one, (the opener) didn't post right. I fixed it.
    I had to do some ducking to be able to hear the voices over the songs. Then when they're not talking, the songs have to be loud enough. It is a delicate balance there for sure. 9.5 db difference.
    Perhaps I'll make it less until he's done talking, then raise it the full 9.5db.
     
  5. Jathon Delsy

    Jathon Delsy Active Member

    Yeah, I like this. It all sounds a bit dated, a bit derivative, but still I like it, and I admire Jimmylovespage's courage and vision in executing this work, and I wish him all the best in venture. The spoken voices are good and well recorded.
    As to the philosophy, I suggest reading Kant's Critique of Pure Reason for further clarification of the properties of space and time!
    Musically it reminds me of 70s synth stuff, like Pink Floyd or Tubular Bells. It's well done, well performed and produced. I would suggest that perhaps Jimmylovespage should try to incorporate some more modern influences into his sound, or even better try to find an original twist or lilt or something that he can inject into his idiom - then this would be really great.
    But still, I like this a lot, and I encourage Jimmylovespage to persist and search and realise his magnificent vision,,,,,
     
  6. Jimmylovespage

    Jimmylovespage Active Member

    Thank you. There are 15 original songs, and they are all completely different from one another. I'll post another song.

     
  7. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Nice song Jimmy. I would have like to have the lead guitar in the center and a bit more bottom and/or presence on the bass. Also, the dynamics are pretty linear, you could have played with that to emphase parts of the song. But All in all, nice one ! ;)
     
  8. Jimmylovespage

    Jimmylovespage Active Member

    Thank you very much, guys. It opens with that traditional timeless synth sound, and the closing song starts with that same sound as well, to tie it together. That last song has kind of a space-punk sound. The songs in the middle range from a mild love song (when they fall in love-girl singing), to a dream song, then a tragic song, then an end-of-the-earth song, (hard rock) etc. I realized early that music is sooo subjective. I expect the project itself won't be accepted by the mainstream. But for people that grew up in the 70's and 80's, this will be a refreshing respite from the norm. (hopefully) I appreciate all the comments and sonic suggestions. And thanks again. Jimmy
     

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