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Only The Sun Knows


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michael2

 Genre: Electropop

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This was a track that Spruce wrote, which was originally called "One Trick Pony." I liked it a bunch, so i asked if he minded if i messed with it. I added some vocals, a melody and some cheesy strings (he did all of the MIDI wizardry). I was going for something like OMD, Depeche Mode or Japan.

The original can be found here:
http://www.macjams.com/song/30817
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Comments: 14
Fans: 7
Plays: 307
Downloads: 168
Votes: 3
Uploaded: May 21, 2007 - 09:55:57 PM
Last Updated: May 21, 2007 - 09:55:57 PM Last Played: Jul 17, 2017 - 09:27:35 PM
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Hardware:
mxl usb .006 mic, intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard
Software:
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Comments
lavalamp said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Well-done
Good clean production. Vocals are good, but a little overwhelming (on my headphones).
Think it's very nicely done.
Good work.
LL
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michael2 said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
well actually
the good clean production you're speaking of is spruces work. my end of things is a little shabbier. just got a new mic and i'm trying to perfect getting a decent vocal mix. you're right that the vocals are a little overwhelming at times. thanks for listening and commenting.
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dajama said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Nice sound
I think what you've done here definitely adds to the original, without detracting from its unique personality. Vocal does have that Japan thing going on, or maybe even Gary Numan? Either way, it is rather cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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michael2 said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
hey there
thanks for listening. i can see a gary numan vibe now that you mention it. good thing I didn't add a fretless bass with a chorus on it. thanks for listening.

spruce does really catchy electropop, you guys should check out his page.
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dajama said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Fretless bass
with a chorus - nice one! That cracked me up.
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VicDiesel said 3713 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Good stuff
My initial thought was that the synth background was unsually well done for a track with vocals. Most vocal synthpop is somewhat skimpy on the elaboration of the synth part.

But of course with the history of this track that is not going to be a problem here.

I really like the result. Your vocals are excellent: they fit the instrumental track very well, and are still quite independent of it. Good stuff.
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echoroom said 3712 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
killer
this is great Mike - i don't think you're voice sounds too 80's (touch of Bowie maybe), but I think it really works on this, with some excellent harmonies. really nice work, and a great chorus - you are fast becoming one of my favs here!

Steve
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michael2 said 3712 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
thanks echoroom
i'm glad that you like this. it's really fun to mess around with other peoples songs. spruces stuff is really cool too. i'm baffled at the whole MIDI thing personally. more of a just plug in and do it kind of guy.
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iam0pen said 3712 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Nice Electropopsong
enjoyed!
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supraskin said 3712 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
re
hi!
no,i didn't use jampacks for this one.
just feel it!...disapointed and this is the final.
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michael2 said 3712 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
hmmm?
?????
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bud said 3710 days ago (May 25th, 2007)
Nice job on the vocals here Mike
I know how hard it is to get a good mix. It's almost alchemical it seems to me. I can't find the science in it - each attempt seems to lead to some new approach and I never seem to learn from past mistakes. That's just my experience. Good luck with your new mic - you're off to a great start.
And hidey to Spruce - this is one sweet track.
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said 3669 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
I'd love to have...
the both of you over for play time. I've got enough toys for everyone. The only thing I don't have is skinny ties. Cheers!
Heightened said 3493 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Only the sun knows but everyone
on MacJams knows your're super talented!
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Name: michael2
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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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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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