Old Man's Eye

August 14, 2013 4:51 PM

My first Logic Project

I am trying your patience in that this is not completed. I need to redo the lead vocal because of pitch issues in the first verse. . .and I am working on getting my friend in Kona to put an eBow on it as the lead instrument. But I have been spending a lot of time on this and am antsy to get it out.

Also need to clean up the end, a bit.

posted by Danf (3 comments total)

Nice harmonies! Your vocal is great once you get going, it's got a nice hint of Neil Young about it!

I'd be really tempted to put a dirty filter on the drums, so that their feel matches the crunchy guitar a bit more.
posted by greenish at 9:00 AM on August 16, 2013

Thank you greenish. . .my first objective ( after singing in tune :-( ) is to keep "air" in the mix. I will be adding some overdriven lead guitar on the right.
posted by Danf at 11:08 AM on August 16, 2013

I agree that the vocal gets better as it goes, and does enter into a good kind of Neil Young territory!

In the beginning of the track, I felt the mix lacked something (another instrument, maybe) to work as a bridge between the sparse guitar hits. The eBow may be great for that.

I'm thrown by the drums being panned to the side (right?). Overall, the drums don't sound too great to my ears. Maybe they're just temporary anyway, like a click track, in which case ignore everything I'm about to say: They appear to be acoustic drum samples, but programmed in a very quantized way, with little variation, which results in a very mechanical feel. So the drums end up in a sort of confusing place for me -- my brain wants them to either sound deliberately mechanical (ie, electronic drums sounds, drum machine type stuff), or sound more realistic. Or... the song might work without drums.

The song itself has a great persistence to it, like an epic. Something about the cyclical chord progression and also the style of singing makes it sound "important" to me. Cool.
posted by edlundart at 11:10 PM on August 17, 2013

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