Freddy Holm - " Sometimes I Get The Feeling "

Hi,

I’m new to this forum.
Here’s a song I recorded and mixed in Cubase 6 today.
I sing and play drums, bass, guitar, pedalsteel, cello, autoharp and glockenspiel on this.
The drums are played with Roland td-3 kit , using Toontracks Superior plugin.
The signal chain is a Neumann tlm 67 (stellar ribbon on the auto harp) -->
Chandler Germanium preamp --> UA 1176 --> Prism Orhpeus --> Cubas 6.

http://www.box.net/shared/r9hugccbsgm1n01bhmr4

Hope you like it :wink:

Freddy

Hi Freddy,

Nice first post! :sunglasses:

Great song and performance. The autoharp and cello are a nice addition.

Mixwise there’s quite a lot of reverb. That’s not a bad thing, it gives the song a retro sound, but maybe that’s what you’re aiming for?

Anyway, great stuff, more please! :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Wim

Hi Wim,

thanks for listening and commenting.
I’ve always been a fan of the retro sound. :wink:
So I guess I automaticly put stuff on to make it sound “vintage”.
Like tape sim on the drums, and mono reverb etc etc.

Again, thanks and I’ll definately post more. :slight_smile:

Freddy

Hi Freddy,

welcome!

Great song to enter with. When your vocals came in, my 1st thought was the band, ‘Roachford’.

I wonder what it would sound like if you miss out the section between 2.18 and 2.33? …just a thought :wink:

Sav

Hey Sav,

thanks a bunch!
Never heard of Roachford. I’ll check em out.

Well, I tried to cut that part in half, but then it kinda lost its meaning…
I think it needs it to build up to the refrain.

Thanks for listening and commenting :wink:

Freddy

Not so much sounding the same, perhaps more of a vibe thing, and the FX on the vox.

Roachford “Ride The Storm” is what kinda came to mind.

lookin’ forward to the next one! :wink:

Sav

Good stuff :sunglasses:

Wow!
This one really drew me in. I love your voice and subtle delivery. Great melodic sense and some gorgeous
production choices. Well recorded, too. It’s under 4 minutes so I don’t think you need to worry about shortening it.
With a little luck I think you could win a wide audience with this.
You have a new fan. ok…more please. :slight_smile:

Lenny

Wow!! Thanks guys!
Appreciate it :slight_smile:

Lenny, I don’t think a little luck will do… A universe of luck! Then maybe. :laughing:
I’m glad you liked it, and I will certainly post more.

Freddy

I like it too. Very nice voice, nice arrangement, and clever lyrics. Thanks for putting this up.
Early

You have another fan in me. Great lyrics and cello part killed me. I too was wondering about the reverb on kick but it grew on me. Also the I wonder if another drum idea during cello part might help, brush, rudiment soft snare/no kick…just a thought but it kills as is too.

Hi Freddy,

welcome to the forum.

Superb song writing and wonderful vocal. I loved the falling “Ah-ahs” behind the chorus line. Very nice.
I once played pedal steel (Fender 10-string) so I liked that bit as well.

I thought the vocal was a bit over-compressed (in terms of attack) and would have preferred it a bit
on the more gentle, less grabby side. Perhaps the cross-stick could sound less chunky?

Minor quibbles really, it’s a great piece.

Jet

Early,
thanks. Glad you liked it.
kzarider,
thanks a bunch! I don’t have any reverb on the kick drum.
Because there is no kick drum :wink: It’s a floor tom that has a long tone.
So I guess that can sound like reverb.
Thanks for coming up with ideas.
I might not change anything for now, but I certainly “store” those suggestions,
and will try them out if/when I mix the song again.
Jet,
thanks for listening and commenting. I agree on the vocals.
Sometimes I’m a little to heavy on my 1176 :slight_smile:
You’re probably right about the cross-stick too.
But as I said to kzarider, I’ll check it out if/when I mix the song again.
A goal is to make an album eventually. :wink:

[quote=“eastfoldpicker”]Early,
thanks. Glad you liked it.
kzarider,
thanks a bunch! I don’t have any reverb on the kick drum.
Because there is no kick drum :wink: It’s a floor tom that has a long tone.
So I guess that can sound like reverb.
Thanks for coming up with ideas.
I might not change anything for now, but I certainly “store” those suggestions,
and will try them out if/when I mix the song again.
Very cool, now I’m really impressed, I love a unique sound and it’s a Tom don’t change a thing

Freddy,
I wrote you a couple of PMs but they seem to be sitting sadly in my outbox (must be me). Want to speak with you about a recording, my email is kenny@kennyzarider.com ( hate to do this here ) but if we can communicate that way it might be easier. Love the youtube links you sent…Either forward your direct info here or drop me a note.
Thanks!
Kenny

The background instrument at 1:30 sounds so cool. the wah wah type instrument. what is that.

Thanks mrd777.
That’s a pedalsteel with lots of reverb :wink:
No wah wah.