Help fixing a TUNE.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Fiftyyearsinspace, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Fiftyyearsinspace

    Fiftyyearsinspace Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Canada and Germany

    A few years ago I played a show with a few of my closest friends. We played a song we wrote at our university. Since then, we have all gone on to other parts of the world and have not been able to play again together. However, a friend of ours recorded the song with his digital camera, and the quality isn't that bad. The instruments: guitar, banjo, 3 vocals.

    I would really like to have the song 'beautified'. For the most part, the song is good, but there are some unpleasant parts in the song from the audience and volume levels. My only access to the audio is now through a youtube clip. The song was played live, record in the audience, and put on youtube.

    My question is: What options do I have to improving this song? Anyone take interest in this type of project?

    Here is a link to the clip: Christmas Time on Animal Farm - YouTube

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    You can't do much with the audio. As it stands, the song has a certain amateur rustic charm which is best left alone.
  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Boston, Massachusetts
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    well we both have the same name so i figured i'd comment. why don't you just get the video track from your friend and load it into a video program as is. just export the audio (however you do that) and mess around w/ the audio. your source is gonna be one or two tracks reguardless. so maybe just automate different sections to their 'best'.?

    i'd probably just keep the way it is as well. is how you sounded. that's the memory, the experience, if you will.
  4. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Akron/Cleveland, OH
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    Considering the file transfer technology available these days, there's nothing stopping you from re recording the song on a professional DAW platform to your liking and with high fidelity, regardless of where each of you lives.

    I do multiple session player stuff all the time with people from all over the world.

    Record your part(s), upload a wav file through an FTP transfer, let your friend download it on his end, add his part(s), etc.,

    The only tough part is deciding which of you will do the final mix. (y)

    Just a thought...
  5. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    If you do re-record it I would suggest that who ever is running the video, mute the mic, those guys are in the way of the audio :)

    Cool track, thank you and is it too early to say....Merry Christmas?
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