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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by petedeuxwheels » Tue May 26, 2009 4:07 am

Don't get me wrong ... I think it sounds great :D

I was just making a few observations. It is very polished and the compression or mixdown settings you used have given it a uniform feel throughout.

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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Tue May 26, 2009 4:48 am

Thanks again Pete,
No offense taken good Sir, I appreciate your compliments!!! This is my first recording & mix in Reaper, so really it's just a trial & error thing for a while, until I can get used to the new DAW (and the new guitar,POD X3L, Tascam interface, & Guitar Port) :egit: Thanks again for the L & C!!!!!
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Sungodv » Tue May 26, 2009 11:54 am

I'm finding the length just fine. This one sounds over when it's over.
The trick to me, is to just listen to yer dang song and it'll TELL you when it's over. Anything more is just musical masturbation imho.
Fine yob, Jimmy. Producer hints available upon request.
This tune begs the question however, why switch from Cube when it was working so well for you? Track count?
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Tue May 26, 2009 12:15 pm

Hello Zoomers!
Thanks for the compliments, always puts a smile on my face!!!

Sir Sun: Cubase is really great, but when using the Line 6 gear, it is a CPU hog. Reaper doesn't seem to use nearly as much as Cubase does. This all may go right back to my OS (Vista), but I'm gonna have to use what I've got for a while. The deal with the sister-in-law PC didn't come through so I'll have to wait a while for another one. When just using Cubase to mix, I really had as many tracks as I needed, I think on one I had 26 tracks going, with at least 2 or 3 VST's in each one. But, for some reason, when using the new gear, Cubase skips & hops no matter how I adjust the latency, or anything else for that matter. I can load up Reaper with the same settings & twice the VST's & have no skipping, popping or drop outs at all. Weird huh? BTW, feel free to post any prouducer hints that you think will help me. Post them or send me a PM, whichever you want. Thanks for coming by again, always good to hear from ya!!!

PS Cubase LE4 is still waiting, got an envelope waiting....
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Tracey Leu » Tue May 26, 2009 8:03 pm

Hi James,

Phew another corker from you buddy! 8)
Can't keep still listening to this!

Vocal...great delivery & attitude!
2:43...went into the lead very nicely indeed, building as you go...wicked!

All in all...the production sounds pretty cool...doesn't seem like you had a bother with the new set-up!

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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by voclizr » Wed May 27, 2009 12:51 am

The first thing that came to my mind was the title track to the "Double Vision" album by Foreigner circa 1978. I suppose most here are old enough to remember that. This has that same rock groove. Original, but the same basic groove. Nice job, Jimmy. Congrats on your beloved new gear. Sounds like you're using it well already. My only suggestion might be to bring up the lead vocal track just a tad.

BTW-Don't sweat the title, guyz. You can't copyright titles. ;)

Nice!! Looking forward to hearing more. ;)
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Wed May 27, 2009 2:02 am

Thanks Zoomers,

Trace: Thank you for the L & C, I did have a pretty easy transition to PC, but had lots of help here!!! Thanks again for the L & C!!!

JB: Thanks man, I remember "Double Vision" (really good band IMO) never thought about it but I guess it does have that same kinda vibe. I've already did a re-mix, just haven't posted it yet, & the vocals are a tad louder in the new version. As far as my new gear, I absolutely LOVE it! And I've barely scratched the surface of what it's really capable of doing. Thanks for the L & C!!!!
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Omegaman » Wed May 27, 2009 8:41 am

Sounds good to me! Yes does bring back the 80's what a great time for bands.
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by James Ryce » Thu May 28, 2009 8:41 am

I think I've said this when you first started posting on this site. Your vocals have a great Alice Cooper tone and style to my ears. I really like that.
Not a thing out of place on this one from what I can hear. It cooks along nice and is a good rocker.

Very nice, James.
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Gu Djin » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:31 pm

Good sounding song. Something that would work live at a dance gig I reckon.

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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Chris C » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:25 pm

Cool song. I really like the guitar sounds. The whole mix strikes a great balance between clear and separated without losing the bite.

Did you consider an intro? It started so abrutly that I thought I may have missed a couple of seconds, but on the second listen, I really like how it just gets right to it.

Excellent work.

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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:51 am

Thanks Zoomers!!!
Really appreciate all the great comments & compliments on this one, was very nervous about it, my first PC only recording.


Omega:Thanks man, I guess I'll always be lost in the 80's....

James Ryce:Thanks for the L & C, never thought about Alice Cooper, but I guess I do sound a little like him. Just as long as I dont LOOK like him!!! :lol:

Leigh: Thanks to you kind sir, always good to see you around these parts!!! Thanks again!!!

Chris C: I actually thought about an intro after I had everything tracked, but was so excited to have my new gear, just didn't work one up. Thanks as always for the L & C!!!
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by stevo » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:27 am

80's-tastic miner!

Had me scurrying around for my tight lycra trousers & the perming lotion...

Doesn't waste any time getting going eh! Good rockin' stuff.
The solo, while awesome is low in the mix to my ears, could peg that up a bit.
I love the rhythm Guitars & the drums are superb.

Fine work good Sir! Surprised not to hear the slide on this one...?...
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks Steve-O,
I was shooting for an 80's type sound (Def Lepard, Poison, Bon Jovi, etc) on this, guess I came close! Agree about the lead, might re-post this weekend, I've done a few tweaks to the mix, but haven't uploaded it to SC just yet. Thanks for the listen & compliments!!!
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by Zoetrope » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:24 pm

Rockin! Good summertime vibe to this. Well done.
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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by maceman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:42 pm

this is tight. really liked that fancy guitar work!!! Nice work James.

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Re: "Saturday Night" original, Reaper

Post by minerman » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:25 am

Thanks Zoomers!!! I really appreciate all the reviews of this song, as mentioned before, it's my first PC recording. Used Reaper 3.0 to record & mix. Thanks again!!!!


Zoe: Wow man! My first reply on a song from Sir Zo (that I can remember anyway). You hit the nail on the head, I was looking for a "summer-ish good time" sound. Thanks a bunch!!!! 8)

Maceman: Thanks for the L & C, especially the guitar comments!!! :D
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