Wolfini #3: 3 Day Love + Poll!

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This song deserves ...

a major label contract
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to be sold as a single
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a place on my mp3 player
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33%
a listen
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67%
to be remixed/rerecorded
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to be erased for good
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Wolfini #3: 3 Day Love + Poll!

Post by Wolfini » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:17 pm

Hi everybody!

At last I´ve managed to record another song. It´s a medium rock almost-ballad I´ve written a few years ago.

Hope you have fun with it, all comments welcome :D

Oh, yes, and please take the poll!

The song is called 3 Day Love and you can find it here:

http://www.home.pages.at/wolfini (mp3, 3,86 MB)
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/5/wolfinimusic.htm (mp3 and stream)

Read you, Wolfini

Update 27-9: I posted a remix - same link as before!
Last edited by Wolfini on Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Wolfini #3: 3 Day Love + Poll!

Post by Paul_T » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:09 pm

Pretty quirky. "A rockin' train on fire?" How ever did you come up with that juxtaposition? I love it!

The vocals seem a little too out front, but that could be my computer speakers. Also, the vocal EQ seems a little midrange-y with a bit of distortion. Was that intentional?

Still, the song brought a smile to my face. Thanks!
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Post by Jeffster » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:45 pm

Enjoyable song. Have to agree that that the vocals seemed a little too high and the guitars too low in the mix. Liked the seperation you got for the rhythm and lead guitar parts. Vocal harmonies were a delight.
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Post by dengen » Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:22 pm

I liked it when the vocals had harmonies as well. Did you use an autowah or a real wah cause the wah sounded cool although I thought there might be a bit much of it throughout.
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Post by Wolfini » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:58 am

Hi! Thanks to everybody for listening and commenting!! :D

@Paul_T:
the vocal EQ seems a little midrange-y with a bit of distortion. Was that intentional?
I recorded the vocals completely "dry", and then didn´t like them cause they were too "thin". So, yes: I gave the mids a boost in the eq and I added distortion to give the song more of a rock quality. (I always have problems singing "hardrock", guess my voice is too soft, and when I try to scream it just sounds pressed). So: fully intentionally, and I´m glad you heard it. BUT: is it bad that way?? Other suggestions?

@ Jeffster: Ok, I´ll try a remix and take the vocals down a bit. I got the separation through panning and cutting/boosting different areas in the eq.

@ dengen: for the lead I used unmodified Cry LD Patch, rhythm guitar on the right hand is zakwah. At first I planned to use the Cry LD only during the refrain, bridge and solo, but then I started to play along, liked the sound and kept on recording :wink:

I posted this yesterday immediately after I finished mixing. Now the sound seems a bit too "hollow" to me, perhaps I´ll try to compress it. Any other mixing suggestions?
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Post by Paul_T » Fri Sep 26, 2003 8:47 am

Wolfini wrote:yes: I gave the mids a boost in the eq and I added distortion to give the song more of a rock quality. BUT: is it bad that way?? Other suggestions?
Nope, I was just wondering. It does fit the mood of the song.

I'll often use a strange EQ, usually a telephone EQ, on just a couple of lines for effect. I did this on "Bubble Sky" and also on "Tongue Tied" at the link below.

I guess when it comes to creativity, no way is the wrong way.

Cheers!
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Post by Zoetrope » Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:06 am

Wolfini wrote:I posted this yesterday immediately after I finished mixing. Now the sound seems a bit too "hollow" to me, perhaps I´ll try to compress it. Any other mixing suggestions?
Compression always helps my mixes to sound fuller, but first you need to fix the level imbalance others have referred to. Take the vocals down, pump the guitars up. I like the rhythm change by the way. After you have a mix that sounds balanced, then gently compress or limit the whole mix and I think you'll be happier with the overall sound.
Fun tune!
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Post by Wolfini » Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:41 am

I posted a remix under the same links.

What did I do?

- take down the vocals
- pump up the guitars

both as suggested

then

- redo the panning (more extreme :twisted: )
- improve the end (was too sudden)
- compress the whole thing
- add a tiny bit of reverb to get more ambience

Hope this is better :) and thanks again for the input.

More comments of course always welcome!!
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Post by dengen » Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:52 am

I think its better than the first one.
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Post by Zoetrope » Sat Sep 27, 2003 3:33 pm

much better mix. :D
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Post by Jeffster » Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:59 pm

Yes, much improved over the first mix :!:
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Post by Paul_T » Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:42 pm

It's unanimous!
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Post by Wolfini » Sun Sep 28, 2003 3:23 pm

Well, that improvement happened thanks to YOU ALL! :D

So, thanks again. I hope I´ll remember all the things I learned when I´m going to record my next song ... (hope that won´t be too long...)

Bye and good night!
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