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Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:05 pm

I've been hiding away writing and recording lots of songs with MC8 PS, but ultimately struggling with a good acoustic guitar recorded sound. Don't we all? Well, I'm in a tiny corner of a tiny bedroom...
So, for this one I setup my Rode NT1A and Shure Beta 57A in a kinda A-B config, and, quite liked it.
This song was the result. Some simple guitar overdubs, some "leg slaps" (yes, really) I created, and simple harmonies.
Most of my things have about a 1000 overdubs and VSTs. This one? Guitar recorded with a tiny bit of compression at source, minor EQ on tracks, some effects on the overdub guitar & harmonies, Reverb send track.
No bus compression, other than Limiter6 acting *only* as a digital clipper.

If you make it to the end I'll love you forever :-) x

Here's the song & video on YouTube:
Like A Butterfly
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby outteh » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:23 pm

Very well done! :D :D :D :D

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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:53 pm

The video is a nice addition Nicky. It's mood matches the song very well.
Love the whole.thing!
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:16 am

outteh wrote:Very well done! :D :D :D :D

Thanks v much Tom, thanks for listening! :D
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:19 am

Mark Bliss wrote:The video is a nice addition Nicky. It's mood matches the song very well.
Love the whole.thing!

Thanks Mark :D
This was a quick song for me, as you know! No labouring over it for months lol
I guess I wanted it to be very non-electronic (even though I love synths!) right down to the leg-slaps I made, using an echoey guitar and BV's where previously I'd have thrown a synth in there.
And the video....well, most of my cheesy videos are taken in my local park, but it's been raining these last few days ha ha!
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:37 am

That's beautiful Nicky (including the de-emphasis points of your voice as the lines end, very natural, not over-worked & the guitars & the rest of it sounds great too). Less of the self-doubting please. Trust your own creative judgement. The world needs more of this :)
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby DreamingKarma72 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:46 am

Nice
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Ian Craig wrote:That's beautiful Nicky (including the de-emphasis points of your voice as the lines end, very natural, not over-worked & the guitars & the rest of it sounds great too). Less of the self-doubting please. Trust your own creative judgement. The world needs more of this :)

Thanks Ian! That means a lot!
(self-doubt is my thing lol)
Glad you liked it! Thanks for having a listen and taking the time to comment!
:) :) :)
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:57 pm

DreamingKarma72 wrote:Nice

Thank you! Thanks for having a listen :D
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:59 pm

I've addressed some of the comments I've had, and cleaned up the vocals on this track a tiny bit, and just done some real subtle tweaks (full details in the notes field alongside the YouTube video)
Like A Butterfly v2

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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby starise » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:50 am

Impeccable timing and singing. Well recorded song. Proof that you don't need an elaborate setup and tons of sounds, only the talent which you have.
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:30 am

msnickybee wrote:I've addressed some of the comments I've had, and cleaned up the vocals on this track a tiny bit, and just done some real subtle tweaks... perhaps I shouldn't have released the video so early (but I wasn't going for perfection lol)
Like A Butterfly v2 (SoundCloud)

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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby msnickybee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:31 am

starise wrote:Impeccable timing and singing. Well recorded song. Proof that you don't need an elaborate setup and tons of sounds, only the talent which you have.

Thanks! that's really nice of you to say!!! I wish I had an elaborate setup though!!!! this tiny bedroom corner is a wee bit cramped ha ha…
but seriously, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment :D :D
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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby Harry7139 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:11 pm

Beautiful song and nice mix :) The acoustic guitar sounds amazing and your beautiful voice compliments the guitar quite nicely.. I love the simplicity of just a guitar and vocal. A great song shouldn't need any extra instrumentation to stand on its own - and you have a great song ! :D

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Re: Butterflies (look out)

Postby Mark Bliss » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 pm

Harry7139 wrote:A great song shouldn't need any extra instrumentation to stand on its own - and you have a great song !

My thoughts exactly. 8)
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