Here’s my third and final try at this song (under the 3 strikes you’re out principle from baseball). This song started as something I upped a few years ago under a French title (Coccinelles instead of Ladybugs-long story!). I re-did it in summer of 2020 and shared that here. I’d thought it was improved at that point from the longer ago original, but I was never totally happy with it, and those who listened then gave a few suggestions about mix and separation that I’ve employed here.
This was my first go at a song in a DADGAD tuning, and it’s definitely inspired by the likes of Fairport Convention and some of their more boisterous instrumental things. The things I did to “improve” it this time around included taking down the bass and boosting some choral voices and a “flute” here and there. Being a bit separated from originally recording it helped a lot, and I think I was generally less frustrated in the performance, and more able to just think of how it all sat together as a recording.
This was all recorded in Cubase Pro 10.5, but recent mix was done after upgrading to 11. The acoustic and electric guitars and bass went into Line 6 Helix Native plug ins. All of the percussion is via Groove Agent, and the synths are all Halion. Hoping this might be a bit of an improvement for those who’d given this a listen in the past, and that any new listeners might find something to enjoy.
I’m providing links to the tune in both bandcamp and soundcloud. I think bandcamp generally sounds a bit better, but some are scared off by seeing the “buy download” thing without realizing 2-3 free plays come first before any “buy this now” thing pops up.