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Unkind


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michael2

 Genre: Art Rock

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This is a little song that I like to think is reminiscent of Brian Eno, although the wife thinks it sounds more like Depeche Mode. Whatever.

This is my first attempt at recording vocals directly into GB (as opposed to flying them in via Audacity or something else). i had some problems with this high screeching sound showing up on the vocal track. It would go away and then come back, but now it's gone. Hmmm.

Please let me know where i could improve on my mixing skills. I generally don't use that many tracks, so this was harder than I thought it would be. As I type this, I can hear a few spots that could be better mixed, but I'll see what you guys think. If anyone wants to try their hand at mixing this, that would be awesome.

The song is about how my wife was the victim of my insecurities back when we were still just dating and I was a flakey loser who was on tour all the time.
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Lyrics
The sound of your voice is making me crazy
Every choice makes me feel hazey tonight
I'm ready to move, I'm ready to stay here with you
Sometimes it's wierd. sometimes it's fine here
With you

(chorus)
If I try too heard
If I walk away
If I just say no
It makes me unkind, unsure, unlikeable, unkind.

I'm writing a check
I'm paying my bills on time
I need to be strong
I need to be trusted this time
Sometimes it's wierd, sometimes it's fine here with you
I'll spend the night if you think it's right

(chorus)
If I try too heard
If I walk away
If I just say no
It makes me unkind, unsure, unlikeable, unkind.


Song Stats
Hits: 3077
Comments: 8
Fans: 4
Plays: 138
Downloads: 155
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 07, 2007 - 03:33:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2007 - 03:33:40 PM Last Played: Feb 03, 2017 - 03:54:34 PM
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Hardware:
iMic, intel mini-mac, m-audio 49e midi keyboard
Software:
GB, Eve soft-synth,
Comments
michael2 said 3846 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
wow
is it me or is that lead vocal too loud at the beginning?
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Vic Holman said 3845 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
really nice
great mood. really liked this the hard pan of the vocal throws me off a bit though. more centered. maybe the piano could be more centered or panned 20 degrees. since those are the dominant tracks. just my thought but a really nice song!
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michael2 said 3845 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
thank you
i was actually thinking the same thing. in GB the vocal looks centered, and i wasn't sitting right in the middle of my monitors while mixing. after hearing it posted, they seemed a little over to the side. i think i need to play with the vocal levels a bit as well. i'm glad you like, thanks for stopping by.
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said 3844 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Dont stop
Listen dont stop makin music and I wont stop destroying it. deal! Ok Ok its just my way of saying you got talent! good song
spruce said 3840 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Brilliant.
This is a great song as it is, and I would definitely like to take you up on the offer of playing around with it. This would be the first time for me, so I don't really know what the next step is - do I just need the GB file?
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michael2 said 3840 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
sending
the file to you now. actually i'm uploading it to mediafire (good, clean, no spyware, fast and works for everyone). I'll PM you the link when it's done. I'm so stoked you want to play with it.
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Heightened said 3598 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Unkind
Yikes! Only 3 comments? In the famous words of Austin Powers "That's not right." Should be enough comments to overwhelm the site!
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timothy devine said 3596 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
hey
this is a gem
i really enjoyed this very much.
Beatles esque
Really cool overall sound.


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Name: michael2
Location: Los Angeles Cali USA
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I'm a guy who never wanted to do anything but play music. I grew up with classic rock and prog rock before discovering punk and the new york dolls once I got to high school. As i got a little older (and less angry), I developed a love of ... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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