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Mixes / Re: stripped down
« on: January 03, 2012, 11:33:50 PM »

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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:49:26 PM »
Thanks Jay, some good suggestions in there. Have you ever tried recording yourself rapping? I can't quite read how you intend for some of these lines to flow and I'd been keen to hear what it is you're hearing in your head when you read/write them.

The one thing I keep find myself going back and re-writing lines for is trying to ensure the song's voice belongs to the 99%, rather than being an outside observer. We've all, to a greater or lesser extent, been that sucker that believed if he worked hard enough for long enough he'd somehow make it.

I see your point, yah.

I don't rap (can barely enunciate on a good day) but I can tap out a rhythm.


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Mixes / Re: stripped down
« on: January 02, 2012, 05:40:51 PM »

Yeah, I can post them no prob.  Lemme retrack them so they're a bit tighter. 

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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« on: January 02, 2012, 11:25:24 AM »
We're not victims of a totalitarian regime
We're just cogs in a giant money making machine

I really like how these lines flow.

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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« on: January 02, 2012, 11:19:25 AM »

We just keep on working to line the pockets of the corrupt   
We just keep believing one day we might be rich, too   
But it's never gonna happen to someone honest like me or you

Lots of syllables.  Difficult.

What about this sort of thing:

So, keep working hand to mouth for the corrupt
And keep on thinking that you'll be rich, too
Yeah, it's never gonna happen for a sucker like you




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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« on: January 02, 2012, 10:35:39 AM »

Exactly the same tactics in UC Berkley as in Damascus
Mace in the face and a nightstick to the head

Might roll better:

Exactly the same tactics in Berkeley and Damascus
Mace in the face and SWAT boots in our asses

Edit:

Much the same tactics in Davis and Damascus



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Mixes / stripped down
« on: January 02, 2012, 10:23:19 AM »
Hey, I gave the original mix several listens through, and then stripped it down to just the main vox to see if I could get a feel for a groove against the lyrics.   Assuming G minor, I was careful to keep the flat 5th in the original, thought it sounded pretty interesting - oh, and the mallet bass reminded me of an anvil. 


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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30 (Updated to add dry versions)
« on: January 01, 2012, 05:29:32 PM »
Cool - thanks, Ollie!


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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30 (Updated to add dry versions)
« on: January 01, 2012, 05:03:44 PM »
btw, have you tried "collect all and save" with live?  I've tried that with T-Proc.  Seems to work well.  An issue, aside from requiring Live, is that not everybody owns the same 3rd party plugins - so, any parts that are effects driven need to be baked out.  Oh, another issue is that the collected archive can be pretty hefty (but no bigger than the total of all .wav files as separate stems).




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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30 (Updated to add dry versions)
« on: January 01, 2012, 04:54:39 PM »
I can't get any of the tracks to sync in Live for some reason.

Just doing this:  start live -> create 5 audio tracks -> drag dry files of drums, 3 bass parts, and main vox and align all at bar 1.

I'll try in Reaper just in case (maybe Live is trying to be clever about something...? ).

EDIT:  yeah, it's just Live working against my expectations (all this time and I've never dragged in .wavs from outside the working project!)  Works fine in Reaper with me operating in bonehead-mode.  Um... guess I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong.  n/m.

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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30
« on: January 01, 2012, 02:11:20 PM »

What's the policy on separates / mix stems regarding effects and other processing - specifically eq, dynamics, & reverb?


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Instrumentation / Crowd
« on: January 01, 2012, 02:06:03 PM »
I wonder how hard it would be to crowd source the crowd lines specifically.

Also:

http://www.quikquak.com/Prod_CrowdChamber.html

...or something similar (maybe I could wire up something in bidule or Max) might be useful for sweetening the result.


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