[LAU] Secret (for a song)

Roger gurusonic at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 02:12:30 UTC 2016

On 13/08/16 04:58, Philip Yassin wrote:
> Hi list!
> Here is my new song: Secret 
> <https://soundcloud.com/xaccrocheur/secret>. This morning the 
> SoundCould announcement was retweeted by none other than Sir Stan 
> RIDGWAY <https://twitter.com/philipyassin/status/762700853220405248>, 
> and considering that I basically decided to become a musician while 
> loop-listening to "Call of the West" back in 1982, there's an 
> undeniable sense of accomplishment here, so don't kill my buzz ;)
> This is the 9th song in my "Faux Frogs" album 
> <https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBvCHJWi9SXxIr3Zvv_9qygxuXv_F1pbb>, 
> one more to go (she's been almost ready for months now)
> PS - if more and more people keep telling me that the lead voice is 
> too low, I'm going to be forced to do something about it. The problem 
> is that this very vocal take is a bit crappy (I just don't sing it 
> really good) and if I crank it even a notch, this will show :|
> PPS - Everything goes into an IR modeled Lexicon 480L (using 
> Klangfalter) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC0GNYJcL4I> and boy, I 
> feel rich :)
> PPS - My new album is almost ready, greetings from the studio!
I love this one! One of my favourites of the ones I've heard from you, 
and in the top few I've heard posted on the list.
I don't think the vocals are too low and the vocal performance sounds 
good to me. I'm listening on Adam A5X though which have great vocal 
range. It may sound a little quieter on a car stereo or those crappy 
Beats headphones, but it's an artistic decision in my opinion and not a 
technical one. Listen to Stone Roses "Fool's Gold" to hear how this 
approach can work well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSD11dnphg0 or 
even more extreme, My Bloody Valentine's "Soon" - 

The Lexicon reverbs are beautiful. I fondly remember using a 224XL back 
in the 80s. Must get Klangfalter when I finally get my home studio back 


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