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Topic: "In The Dark" - Now with 100% more vocals!, Featuring Bruffie!
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Posted On: Oct. 06 2005, 11:06 PM
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If you listened to Dark 2.0 and liked it ... or even if you hated it ... of for that matter, even if you didn't listen to it at all ... I present to you:  

In The Dark.mp3

Thats our very own Bruffie on the lyrics & vocals!  I think they really make a huge difference and add greatly to the song!  

Thanks Bruffie for taking this song to a whole new level!  :cool:

Aside from the new vocals, there are other (more subtle) improvements.  I will leave you to discover those on your own. ;)

I'm thinking this one might just be "done" (for the most part).  I'm sure there are other changes I could make, and clearly my EQ skills aren't the greatest, but it sounds pretty decent on my monitors, and in my car. :)

Any feedback is welcome!
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 06 2005, 11:22 PM
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Eyup!

Having vocals brings a whole new dimension Chris.
I hated the music box before, but now I think it's ok, the vocals put it into context.
Thumbs up!

Steve
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 17 2005, 8:12 AM
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Well I didn't hate the music before I really liked it quite well. Maybe the best piece of music here on this forum.

I do agree, the vocals do take the song to the next level. Very well done. Here are some thing I'd do differently. So these comments are just a matter of personal preference.

What are you using for the vocal mic?

Reverb on the vox sounds a little tinny.

The accoustic guitar needs to come forwards in the mix 2-3 db.

Lead guitar back it off slightly 1-2 db.

Cymbals need to back off slightly 1-2 db.

Redo the vocals or use a pitch correction software at 2:12. He is just plain flat on the pitch.

I know these things are really nit-picky.

Again great job with the recording and song writing!

Bill:cool:
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 17 2005, 7:07 PM
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yup, i dig this. the sound of the vocalist is not what i expected... but he is a good singer. it went in a different direction than i expected but it definetly works! i absolutely love the instrumentation, etc. i half expected to hear that blippy melody by itself in the bridge break (as in the intro), but maybe that would have been too predicatable.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 18 2005, 10:47 AM
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Hi Guys,

Don't blame CMW for the quality of the vocals on this.
I recorded them on the spur of the moment, one take and using a simple Shure PG58 mic. As I wasn't sure wether he would like the idea, I didn't take hours over them and, on reflection, should probably have re-done them and taken more care. But, to be honest I don't get much better anyway :D
CMW took my wav files and put them into his master and did a good job on the mix I think.
Thanks for the constructive comments. I enjoyed collaborating on this and love the instrumentation very much.

CMW..... Great fun mate, Thanks.  :)
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 19 2005, 10:13 PM
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Nice job guys. Ian - Billy Idol's got nothing on you!

My only criticism is that the the bass needs to really be brought out in the mix, through compression and/or EQ or both.

PS - I listened again.  I would bring in some power chords on just the chorus.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 20 2005, 6:17 AM
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Quote (Mr Soul @ Oct. 20 2005,00:13)
Nice job guys. Ian - Billy Idol's got nothing on you!

My only criticism is that the the bass needs to really be brought out in the mix, through compression and/or EQ or both.

PS - I listened again. I would bring in some power chords on just the chorus.

Hi Mike!

Billy Idol hey! Well he's got hair for a start  :D

Thanks for taking the time Mike,

Cheers,
Ian
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 21 2005, 1:26 PM
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Enjoyed guys. I know the vocals were added later but maybe would redo and back off lead walking over top of vocals. Catchy hook! Had me. :D
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 21 2005, 1:39 PM
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Footnote, Bruffie, you do sound like Idol. :D (A younger Billy Idol, not the old fart he is now, LOL)

The acoustic with the keyboard intro has me thinking Ray Davies and The Kinks for some reason! But hey, I love the Kinks. :D
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Oct. 24 2005, 12:19 PM
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Quote (YazMiester @ Oct. 21 2005,15:39)
Footnote, Bruffie, you do sound like Idol. :D (A younger Billy Idol, not the old fart he is now, LOL)

So Yaz,

What makes you think I'm younger than Idol?  :D

Cheers,
Bruffie (possible old fart)
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