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December 14, 2017, 02:37:26 AM
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 on: Yesterday at 11:32:16 PM 
Started by pompeyjazz - Last post by Yodasdad
Good idea,

I'd be up fir contributing a song.

Don't know if I'll have time to write something particularly for it as I'm starting a new job in Jan but I can have a go if that's what's decided.

Can't think of anything else I could offer.

Yodasdad

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 on: Yesterday at 11:19:51 PM 
Started by PaulAds - Last post by Yodasdad
Interesting topic to write about, and knowing the backstory, the lyrics do a good job of portraying the little fella.

Lots of laid back energy and rhythm and I liked the the guitar riff that ended the chorus, reminded me a bit of Greenday in their early days at this point.

One minor thing I noticed was the occasional ducking of the vocal volume. Noticed it particularly on the word premises, so I'm guessing you were trying to eradicate the plosive boom of the P. Ain't it a bitch, and a tough thing to get rid of without rerecording.

I've had the same issue on a track I'm working on at the moment. After trying lots of things, something that helped a bit was automating a higher high pass filter to come in on the plosive, ducking some of the offending frequencies without losing too much volume.

Hope this is useful.

Yodasdad

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 on: Yesterday at 11:10:55 PM 
Started by Wicked Deeds - Last post by pompeyjazz
This is a top quality album Paul. I'm really loving it

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 on: Yesterday at 11:01:55 PM 
Started by Morefrog Jones - Last post by Yodasdad
This is a sonic treat, nicely produced with tons going on all over the stereo panorama to keep the listener on their toes and engaged.

There's definitely a 90's vibe from the piano but it still sounds quite fresh.

The vocal melody was a bit too shouty for my taste but, that definitely is my taste and not an issue with the vocals. I wouldn't suggest changing this as I think the contrast between the vocal and music is one of the things that brings it away from a 90's dance retro piece.

If I was being super critical I would say that every now and then, one of the synths/organs sounds was just poking out eeeever so slightly harshly, but I'm only mentioning this because I know the high standards that Pompey has already set.

Very nice collab guys, and despite what I said, I think the vocals and music work well together.

Yodasdad

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 on: Yesterday at 10:44:52 PM 
Started by irwin - Last post by PaulyX
Hey Irwin
I find the rhythm patterns in this interesting (like the last one you posted). You come up with little pauses and patterns that would never occur to me.
I'm not such a big fan of xmas music but I still got something fresh from your arrangement here. You do a lot with simple instrument choices.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:41:51 PM 
Started by pompeyjazz - Last post by pompeyjazz
Anyone used this site before for distribution, streaming services  ? Uploaded some stuff tonight. Will report back

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 on: Yesterday at 10:39:04 PM 
Started by pompeyjazz - Last post by pompeyjazz
OK,  so a bit of interest then. So I propose a deadline of song submission by end of Feb and then based on who is into it, decide on format etc etc. I can see that this might be a bit trickier than I first expected  Smiley

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 on: Yesterday at 10:29:40 PM 
Started by mickyplankton - Last post by mickyplankton
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the largely positive feedback. No tinkering required for this one me thinks which is a nice change!


From one Micky to another...

Man this is ENERGY!!! Love the feel of this it's like a modern punk pop rock fest.

only thing I might suggest is a bit of a break somewhere. like a slowed down bridge or something to break the tension. or maybe a slow pre chorus. Just a suggestion, I think my pop sensibilities are coming out lol

Nice work! Smiley

Micky. You DO get a break after precisely 2 minutes 15 seconds! You must have missed it first time  Smiley

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 on: Yesterday at 10:28:01 PM 
Started by PaulAds - Last post by diademgrove
I once slept in John Tout's bed whilst he slept on the settee downstairs.

For those that don't know who he was he played on this and was a member of Renaissance

https://youtu.be/NCLF7VDz3m4

A few famous UK politicians know me by name but that's another life.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:13:10 PM 
Started by Neil C - Last post by Neil C
Hi
Better late than never I have belatedly listened and made the selection, which should be showing in the header post in a few minutes with usual instructions etc.
Thanks for persevering with my incompetence and Alan for his support
 Smiley
Neil

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