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Creep (draft)

Post by Zaychi » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:30 pm

Still some work to do on this one... but I would like you guys' opinion already. How is this for a trailer-style cover of Radiohead's Creep?

https://soundcloud.com/zaychi/creep-draft/s-q5k0tkAZ7JP


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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by crashgates » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:03 pm

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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by JohnDroese » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:13 pm

Hi Zaychi..... I love it! my favorite of your songs yet..... The Cellos sound off time on the chorus now I know you are trying to emulate the electric guitars from the original.... doesn't work for me I would rather you bring those distorted guitars in or just go with a different rhythm on the cellos or really tighten up what you have..... I like the vocals I can imagine them through a rotary speaker (Leslie) effect would be cool and lastly I miss the falsetto.... you can pull it off oh and I think the vocals need to sit back in the mix a little more....such a cool arrangement

Really like it
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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by Zaychi » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:23 am

Thanks guys... I'll look into replacing or altering those cello's in the chorus, wasn't too happy with them myself. As for the falsetto, well... when I tried, the pitch was all over, and melodyning it (actually used it for the first time in this track, it is really cool!) made it feel really artificial and out of style with the main vocal. The "door" is REALLY REALLY too high up for me. Maybe I'll try recording it again a few notes lower and then just pitching it up.

Crash, whenever I use my "gravelly low" voice, it gets returned for sounding too "old"... I think I'll stick with this register.

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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by JohnDroese » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:19 am

Zaychi wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:23 am
Thanks guys... I'll look into replacing or altering those cello's in the chorus, wasn't too happy with them myself. As for the falsetto, well... when I tried, the pitch was all over, and melodyning it (actually used it for the first time in this track, it is really cool!) made it feel really artificial and out of style with the main vocal. The "door" is REALLY REALLY too high up for me. Maybe I'll try recording it again a few notes lower and then just pitching it up.

Crash, whenever I use my "gravelly low" voice, it gets returned for sounding too "old"... I think I'll stick with this register.

Thanks again!
Just work that falsetto remember with Melodyne you just have to get close.... relax into it.... or you can try keeping that full voice and adding the falsetto on top might work....I think your vocal sounds great

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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by Zaychi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:22 am

2nd draft... revision list:
- Simplified the celli in the choruses, and added a distorted guitar to help create body;
- Main vocal pushed back, and less delay
- Falsetto piece! Very unsure about this one, please comment!
- Minor variety changes to continuous drum sections
- Huminazed most fast string stuff
- Specifically for Tom, about half a dB extra on the horns! ;)


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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by Zaychi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:29 pm

CTWF wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:05 pm
You seem to use the right crashy sounds for trailers right from the start, but they don't bang, they go under. They would have to have much more bottom to them.
What exactly do you mean by that? Not just an EQ thing, I guess?

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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by Zaychi » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:40 am

I think I'm almost getting there...

Latest changes:
- reduced overall amount if drums in verses;
- created break just before second chorus;
- melody and instrument change in the closing section.

Glad to hear any more comments!

https://soundcloud.com/zaychi/creep-v05/s-Am52m4fscP8

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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by JohnDroese » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 pm

Bravo I really like this....I think you nailed the falsetto...There were a couple lines I thought you could enunciate a little better like What am I doing here in the second chorus
but regardless of what Taxi says you should shop that....
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Re: Creep (draft)

Post by JohnDroese » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:19 pm

I kind of like the synthy strings myself

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