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by msnickybee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now - too late for a lockdown song?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Here And Now - too late for a lockdown song?

I'd forgotten that I wrote this song during the 'orrible bits of our pandemic/lockdown back in April, with time on my hands, and feeling a bit isolated. It's a simple song really, and I forgot to share it here with you guys to get your feedback and suggestions. Made a conscious effort to not over-pr...
by msnickybee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Pick Up The Pieces - original song
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: Pick Up The Pieces - original song

I really enjoyed this! I have not ever put together anything close to that level of quality. Thanks for explaining your strategy with using panning and effects. I thought as the song progressed your vocal sat a little better in the mix as the other instruments came in. I was wondering if you did an...
by msnickybee
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Pick Up The Pieces - original song
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: Pick Up The Pieces - original song

How did you mix the vocals? Most amateur recordings really mess up the mix on the vocals - usually too loud and out front or masked with tons of reverb. Your vocals sit really nicely and are distinct yet blend in with the music. Ooooh... great question! Thanks for taking the time to listen and to w...
by msnickybee
Wed May 13, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Waveform Height
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Waveform Height

Thanks Greg.
by msnickybee
Tue May 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Waveform Height
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Waveform Height

Rolling Estonian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:05 am
Click the sound tab and zoom in.
Oh can you now draw automation on the sound tab?
by msnickybee
Tue May 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Waveform Height
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Waveform Height

Rolling Estonian wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 am
Can't you just grab the bottom of the track and make it larger?
That works for a really hot signal, definitely. But for quieter stuff, saving cranking my preamps (and it's fine in 24bit, lots of headroom), the data is hardly visible, to do close clip editing?
by msnickybee
Tue May 12, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Voicemeeter Banana/Potato
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Voicemeeter Banana/Potato

I too had a go with these last month. To be brutally honest, I found them ridiculously convoluted with questionable sound quality! I got way better results with careful configuration of Zoom (noise suppression, careful level control), and using outboard compression, although Zoom being mono didn't h...
by msnickybee
Tue May 12, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Waveform Height
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Waveform Height

Can we adjust waveform height now?
I remember posting about this 4yrs ago here.
(Back then as now I was normalising temporarily, now with the gain knob I might stay that way and dial it down to avoid master overload.)

Apologies if this is somewhere, I can't find it.
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Here And Now original "lockdown" song

jlouvar wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Sounds good on an iPad... Good job. :D
Thanks Joe, and thanks for listening!!!
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Here And Now original "lockdown" song

Yeah, I was listening on the computer, didn't think about phones. It just sounded like it could be more ethereal like it is in the middle eight section, giving it a slightly blown away effect. Sure, lots of things could be done if you make different versions :D Interesting point Ian! The bridge doe...
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Here And Now original "lockdown" song

Very nice, apart from the bass notes being too loud - a narrowish cut of a good few db at either 132hz or 150-160hz seems to sort it out :) thanks for listening Ian! I don't disagree, that's a great point thanks for spotting! part of me likes it a bit boomy, kind of like McCartney's "Another Day" y...
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Here And Now original "lockdown" song

Yeah, she has "a few acoustics" :lol: I refer you to the obsessed bit! But (to justify it lol), gotta focus on what goes IN first eh? And the improvement in recordings has had nothing to do with equipment fwiw. It is, IMO, practice and experimentation. And more practice. Just keep doing it a lot an...
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Here And Now original "lockdown" song

Super job as usual! :D What's your setup these days, your recordings are all very professional! :D thanks Tom! I wish I could agree that they're professional! but, I get a lot of enjoyment out of it tbf, so that's good. My setup? Err, well, nothing fancy to be honest. Mixcraft9 PS, reasonable windo...
by msnickybee
Sun May 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Here And Now original "lockdown" song
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Here And Now original "lockdown" song

Well, they say that boredom stimulates creativity!? Well, not for teenagers, but I've written and recorded another retro "lockdown" song on the trials of modern living. Quite enjoying the new Mixcraft version tbh. Hope you get chance to give it a listen, and ask any questions, or comments welcome, t...
by msnickybee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Pick Up The Pieces - original song
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: Pick Up The Pieces - original song

Hi NIcky, Just listened to your song, very nice. Great vocals and your voice reminds of a singer who was going a few years ago...can't for the life of me think who it is though lol. Yes, nice arrangement and well produced. Top job. Steve. (Frankel) Thanks Steve! means a lot that you took the time t...