"Wild And Alive"

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by stevie_m, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. stevie_m

    stevie_m Active Member

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    Dreamy synth-acoustic ballad off a new recording project. Vocals by Courtney Ballardo. Appreciate some fresh ears on this. Thanks for any feedback.

    "Wild and Alive" (SoundCloud link)

     
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  2. AlienOnVacation

    AlienOnVacation Active Member

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    This song has been on SC for 4 years? That's fresh :) I like it and it's mixed well.
     
  3. stevie_m

    stevie_m Active Member

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    Yeah it's still on a private link, but I've had it posted as an early demo for the last few years. It'll be public once I finish the album it's on. Glad you like the final draft though!
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if I'm late to comment.. I find the ambiance very appealing but it should evolve over the course of the song.. you know get more intense or take another direction.. for exemple switch from rim shot on the drum to a full snare hit things like that.. Otherwise, you get nothing new from verse to verse and from chorus to chorus.. just my humble opinion..
     
  5. stevie_m

    stevie_m Active Member

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    Thanks PCRecord. Good idea on the variation, I tried the snare hit but it feels too aggressive and out of place. I added shimmers of univibe guitar, additional vocal harmony and some phaser effects on the second verse to add variety. Plus a guitar solo after that. Hopefully that's enough to vary the track throughout the listen.
     

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