Very nice version – reminds me a lot of both Nerg and Tim Goodacre (Benign) vocally-speaking. My one crit – and it’s really just a taste thing – is that I felt the vocal was a bit too “tight” or “dry” in the opening when it’s in the lower register, as if it were recorded in a really dead vocal booth, and as a result there’s a freq that’s kind of dominating – sounds like it’s in the 200-250 Hz area
Thanks Rick and Doug.
I’ve used a very subtle delay and reverb on the vocal, perhaps it was too subtle?..
Anyway, this song didn’t make it to the final, and neither did the other…
I’ll try again next year!
Too bad, I thought they were both very polished.
Unlucky, that makes me wonder which entries did make it through. Do you have a link for us
Here are the finalists:
Is this the love child of Elanor Rigby and Supertramp? It has that same sad, ballad feel to it coupled with the nice electric piano.
I love the harmonies. In fact, I’m jealous that I seem to be the only person who can’t get clear vocals that aren’t filled with mids.
I also agree that the reverb is subtle to the point of being non-existent. This is easily alleviated though.
Thanks for the listen and the comment about the harmonies, Larry!
Getting a good sound for the harmonies is all about the right mic (a Rode NT1-A, in my case), the EQ and FX and stereo placement, I guess. No secret tricks or anything…
I use a Neumann (albeit a TLM103, not a U47 ) with a tube-based compressor / pre-amp combo, and I would die if my vocals ever sounded that good.
So either my problem is in EQ (quite possible) or my nasal cavity. I have a deviated septum which causes issues for me but I am 99.9999% confident that I’m not the only aspiring vocalist with this.
I need a “Vocal EQ for Dummies” primer from one of you experts.
Well Done! A real pleasure to listen to.