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Post by shanegrla » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:14 pm

My song "War Drums 1" (on my Taxi page) got returned for this listing, saying only "recording." Anybody have any idea what could be wrong with the recording? Are the samples too bad? I used Battery 3 for the most part.

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Post by Cruciform » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi Shane,

I had a listen. About all I could come up with was maybe you didn't mix it up enough for the screener's taste.

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Post by shanegrla » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Too quiet, you think? I had the level pegged as far as I could get. I use Massey L2007 for my mastering limiter, I usually get great results from that thing. Thanks for the reply.
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Post by Cruciform » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:27 pm

shanegrla wrote:Too quiet, you think? I had the level pegged as far as I could get. I use Massey L2007 for my mastering limiter, I usually get great results from that thing. Thanks for the reply.
Lol! Sorry no. :D I meant 'mix it up' as in change and evolve the rhythms. Not 'mix it up' literally as in 'make the mix louder'. :)

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Post by shanegrla » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:44 pm

Oh, thanks for the clarification. But I would think that would maybe fall under "stylistically off target" or "music" or something? When "recording" is checked, I presume they mean some sort of technical or production thing.
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Post by bigbluebarry » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:22 pm

Hey Shane, gave it a listen... not sure why the "recording" box was checked, I didn't hear any obvious things, and I agree that checking that box would seem to indicate the problem was more of a technical or production thing.

So used mostly Battery 3 for this? I've got that software (got it with the Komplete 7) package but have not even tried to use it yet. I really need to spend some time digging around with it!

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Re: Return on War Drums listing

Post by Cruciform » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:23 pm

Just my guess, Shane. I didn't hear anything out-of-whack on the production side.

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Re: Return on War Drums listing

Post by Len911 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:26 pm

Shane are you using any sort of tape emulator effect? Sometimes I like it and sometimes not so much, but it is kind of a subjective taste. If you didn't use a tape emulator, maybe it's eq, but it sounds like tape to me. I'll listen again. I'm sticking with my original take,lol, that's all I can think of, I don't know why people check a box like recording and don't say, "the reason I checked recording was because...".
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Re: Return on War Drums listing

Post by shanegrla » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:42 pm

Nope, nothing like that. And I turned off the quantization on all of the tracks so as to make all the tracks not in perfect time. Perhaps that could be it, in some places it might have been a bit too sloppy?
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Re: Return on War Drums listing

Post by Len911 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:28 pm

well I was wrong again,lol, I think I'm seldom right anyway, I didn't hear any sloppiness fwiw.
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