Close To Your Heart - Remake 2012

I thought I’d try this tune again that I wrote and recorded back in 1989.
The Remake has a Lyric change here and there. This version was recorded
with Cubase 7 and Mastered abit with WaveLab 7. Exact same instruments
as the 1989 version and drum performance, but the Drum sounds were changed
to a more Ludwig sound with Sabian cymbles.

Enjoy :smiley:

Jack :smiley: :smiley:

PS: Steinberg - I love that CurveEQ in Cubase 7.
I used it for this song and Referenced it to a
Bon Jovi song " You Give Love a Bad Name" :wink:

Wow!! this is outstanding! It’s not my genre, but it’s so well constructed and nuanced in the production that
it held my close attention throughout. Really nice job, Jack!

I like how the sequenced arpeggios were varying melodically. The vocal processing was like nothing I’ve heard.
I hear the double tracking and delays, but what else did you use to achieve this?

I’d be interested in any other technical detail you’d care to share. Did you use any of the same audio from the
'89 version, or did you retrack and play the parts in the same way?

I look forward to hearing more of your work.


I can only echo what Lenny said… absolutely captivating track. :slight_smile:

There is a bit of a noise issue though… I inadvertantly had my system volume up high and there’s quite a bit of noise (bass track?) but that’s probably acceptable at normal listening levels! But I do also hear I higher frequency - really noticeable to me during that ‘waling’ guitar-solo part around 1:30.

Cool stuff! :sunglasses:

Thanks guys for the Feedback. Lenny the Lead vocal effects I used for this was
first the Reverb – Reverence set to a plate 3.0 sound then into Stereo Delay set
to the sweet vocal delay preset. I duplicated my lead vocal and had it pulled down in the Mix
to thicken it. I always disliked double tracking my vocals. The drum performance
is the same one on the 89 version and this (I saved everything to flopy disk, remember those)
Same guitar & Rockman for rythm guitars , Same Bass, direct with a D-tuned E string, Organ I-18 setting
on my roland D-50 as before, Lead Guitar was my Line 6 pocket pod this time.
Yea everything was retracked except the drums.

I mixed this song then put it into Wavelab 7 and got rid of the DC offset
and Digital Errors.

Then back into Cubase 7 where I mastered it
First referenced it with a Bon Jovi song (You give love a bad name)
with the Vovengo Curve EQ
Then in the last 2 slots inserted the Maximiser and Mastering plugin

But I Also inserted to Compressors in series both set to
1.2 to 1 instead of a multiband compressor. I liked it.
I Learned this double compression trick from
Craig Anderton – check this video out :wink:

Sherz: Thanks for the feedback I’ll check on the noise Problem

Jack :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Link does not work…not for me anyway…Kevin

Kevin if your talking about the Craig Anderton link above
try this,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&cad=b and click on the very top one. This is Presonus
but everything can be easily done in Cubase. :wink:

Jack :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Thanks but I was talking about the original link…Kevin

Jack :smiley: :smiley:

thanks but when I open the link I get the home page of soundcloud with somebody else s song on it…Kevin

Hi! I think that link was wrong. However I found that song. The link is

Neat song Jack btw. :slight_smile:


What a good uplifting song…nice chorus with very good harmonies, timing is drifting here and there and you should maybe vary the backing track a little to make it even more interesting, Kevin

Thanks for the feedback Guys :slight_smile:

Jack :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

PS: I think the new Soundcloud has a few Bugs still.
In the Cubase Lounge people have been
Talking about it. BTW at soundcloud I’m GT man :slight_smile: :wink: