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Hey everyone,
Here is a second song we recorded off our new album Starchaser. Would love feedback on the song, mix, etc.
Thanks for your time

[MEDIA=soundcloud]thestoryofthesun/big-ride[/MEDIA]

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Davedog Mon, 01/25/2021 - 23:03

Agree 100%. Melodyne. Just like on the other track you sent. Your instrumentals are so distinctive these songs need that special sounding vocal. This one has a nice vocal tone to it.

Coaching and inspiration and the proper tools.

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Kurt Foster Tue, 01/26/2021 - 07:37

again, i don't hear anything so egregious in the pitch that warrants pitch correction. these guys aren't any more out of pitch than the Stones or Hendrix or Porter Wagner or even Hank Williams. can you imagine melodyne-ing a Hank Williams track? ...... it's rock and roll kids! like i said not a virtuoso vocal but sufficient. i applaud their courage.

i think people are becoming so used to snap to grid and pitch correction it's becoming a knee jerk reaction. some producers are too enamored with the concept of "Look what I can do".

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Davedog Tue, 01/26/2021 - 11:09

Kurt Foster, post: 467076, member: 7836 wrote:
i think people are becoming so used to snap to grid and pitch correction it's becoming a knee jerk reaction. some producers are too enamored with the concept of "Look what I can do".

Anytime a producer puts their EGO first in a project it is doomed. It's better to look at it as "Look at what I should do to help it be better"

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audiokid Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:24

Davedog, post: 467082, member: 4495 wrote:
Anytime a producer puts their EGO first in a project it is doomed. It's better to look at it as "Look at what I should do to help it be better"

Solid advise. (y)

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The Story of the Sun Tue, 01/26/2021 - 19:19

audiokid, post: 467052, member: 1 wrote:
Nice.
You should consider using melodyne for the vocals on your CD's/media. Very easy to use. It will help you practice improving pitches too. Win win!

Thanks we will look into Melodyne.. appreciate the feedback! Were there any especially pitchy spots?

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The Story of the Sun Tue, 01/26/2021 - 19:22

Kurt Foster, post: 467076, member: 7836 wrote:
again, i don't hear anything so egregious in the pitch that warrants pitch correction. these guys aren't any more out of pitch than the Stones or Hendrix or Porter Wagner or even Hank Williams. can you imagine melodyne-ing a Hank Williams track? ...... it's rock and roll kids! like i said not a virtuoso vocal but sufficient. i applaud their courage.

i think people are becoming so used to snap to grid and pitch correction it's becoming a knee jerk reaction. some producers are too enamored with the concept of "Look what I can do".

Thanks Kurt! I tend to agree with this. Hope I'm not making an excuse for out of tune vocals but I definitely agree with the sentiment. Thanks for the feedback!

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Link555 Sat, 02/06/2021 - 23:38

The vocal needs a bit of space to fit in the mix. I am hearing a bigger reverb like the emt 250 and maybe a subtle doubling effect or chorus On the vox. Have you thought of adding more background harmonies for the chorus?