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Ain't No Sunshine (Dalek's Mix)
by PorchCat
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Thu, Jan 26, 2006 @ 4:40 AM
 
gurdonark
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permalink   Thu, Jan 26, 2006 @ 5:20 AM
The samples blend really well here. This is a different take on a Ms. Vybe vocal, more electro-beats than one might expect. I love that little humcycle effect, and it’s good to hear you use it to good effect here. Similarly, the drone sample fits because you don’t make it too heavy.

I feel that the piece might benefit by a more energetic break, with perhaps something solo-ing—I’m not sure what, ebowed something or just synth. But this is a good effort—I’ll bet it was great fun to make it and hear it come together.
 
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permalink   PorchCat Thu, Jan 26, 2006 @ 5:37 AM
Quote: The samples blend really well here. This is a different take on a Ms. Vybe vocal, more electro-beats than one might expect. I love that little humcycle effect, and it’s good to hear you use it to good effect here. Similarly, the drone sample fits because you don’t make it too heavy.

I feel that the piece might benefit by a more energetic break, with perhaps something solo-ing—I’m not sure what, ebowed something or just synth. But this is a good effort—I’ll bet it was great fun to make it and hear it come together.


Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed it as is. Giving it another lsiten, you’re right it’s needs *something* during the break in vocals. Hmmmm … something to ponder during my work day. :)

*meow*
Analog By Nature
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permalink   Thu, Jan 26, 2006 @ 12:36 PM
neat drone, totaly different take…
but the vocals don’t really fit, the acapella is really 92 bpm…
the funny thing is that this acapella was originally written to a beat that i had sent to vybe a long time ago, the finished product had a bill withers sample from the same name "no sunshine"
just a little "the more you know"
 
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permalink   PorchCat Fri, Jan 27, 2006 @ 1:11 AM
Quote: The samples blend really well here. This is a different take on a Ms. Vybe vocal, more electro-beats than one might expect. I love that little humcycle effect, and it’s good to hear you use it to good effect here. Similarly, the drone sample fits because you don’t make it too heavy.

I feel that the piece might benefit by a more energetic break, with perhaps something solo-ing—I’m not sure what, ebowed something or just synth. But this is a good effort—I’ll bet it was great fun to make it and hear it come together.


Took your advice. Check it out, criticisms welcome.

*meow*
 
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permalink   PorchCat Fri, Jan 27, 2006 @ 1:19 AM
Quote: neat drone, totaly different take…
but the vocals don’t really fit, the acapella is really 92 bpm…
the funny thing is that this acapella was originally written to a beat that i had sent to vybe a long time ago, the finished product had a bill withers sample from the same name "no sunshine"
just a little "the more you know"


It’s just that … so many things cry out electrobeat(or -clash) to me!! More often than not, it’s not quite planned that way. ;) (A common electro "trick" is to do tempo x 1.5 for "slower" vocal tracks, which is what I did here.) I kind of like the fit of Vybe and electro, personally. It was somewhat unexpected but happened through the process of twiddling around in the middle of a sleepless night. :o)

Ms. Vybe was very cool in giving you your due credit in her description for the acapella. Though I must admit, knowing the source song is an extra bit of info I didn’t know before and very cool! How did it influence the flow of the resulting acapella?

*meow*
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jan 29, 2006 @ 12:50 PM
Quote: Quote: The samples blend really well here. This is a different take on a Ms. Vybe vocal, more electro-beats than one might expect. I love that little humcycle effect, and it’s good to hear you use it to good effect here. Similarly, the drone sample fits because you don’t make it too heavy.

I feel that the piece might benefit by a more energetic break, with perhaps something solo-ing—I’m not sure what, ebowed something or just synth. But this is a good effort—I’ll bet it was great fun to make it and hear it come together.


Took your advice. Check it out, criticisms welcome.

*meow*



That break really works. Yes.
 
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permalink   PorchCat Mon, Jan 30, 2006 @ 12:01 AM
Quote: That break really works. Yes.

Great! Anything other suggestions? I’m always looking for ways to improve.

*meow*
Brilliant Orange Object
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permalink   Tue, Feb 7, 2006 @ 9:51 PM
i kinda dig on the time. i dunno it does not bother me to much that it is not to tight(vox wise!). kinda like it. the voice is a bit up front in the mix. but each to his own. like his beats. over all i think its a good track.
 
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permalink   PorchCat Fri, Feb 10, 2006 @ 5:13 PM
Quote: I would suggest minimizing the Ms vybe vocals…maybe run some filters on them and keep the vocal samples that only convey the message you want in your music.

I’ve been playing with the mix. I found a lot of possibilities, but nothing that quites gives me the go yet. I’ll keep fiddling :)

*meow*
 
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permalink   PorchCat Fri, Feb 10, 2006 @ 5:14 PM
Quote: i kinda dig on the time. i dunno it does not bother me to much that it is not to tight(vox wise!). kinda like it. the voice is a bit up front in the mix. but each to his own. like his beats. over all i think its a good track.

Thanks! I’m compressing the voice a little bit in my tweaking, as after listening to it after not for a while, I can hear the vocal tracks needs to smoothed over a notch.

*meow*
shagrugge
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permalink   Mon, Jan 30, 2006 @ 12:12 AM
I would suggest minimizing the Ms vybe vocals…maybe run some filters on them and keep the vocal samples that only convey the message you want in your music.