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April (ft calendargirl)
by Quarkstar
Recommends (17)
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 @ 3:06 PM

Uses samples from:

 
Speck
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permalink   Thu, Jan 3, 2013 @ 3:42 AM
A slinky cool arrangement making an attractive relation between music and vocals. Nicely done.
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Fri, Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:37 AM
Thank you very much. I had worked on this for a month, adding more and more. In the end I striped out everything that didn’t contribute.
panu
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permalink   Fri, Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:55 PM
Good arranging & sound on this. I’d suggest playing with the dynamics of each part as well as riding gain throughout the track to add interest & let the track breathe a bit. Good stuff!
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Sat, Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:43 AM
Thanks Panu (and texasradiofish), great advice!

I have remixed the track and changing the dynamics has fixed several problems. Now the kick has the punch it was missing, I have been able to reveal the percussion and at the same time make it more subtle, vocals have come forwards and, to me, it sounds more alive.

Remixed version is up.
 
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permalink   panu Sat, Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:23 PM
Yeah, man! Excellent.
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sat, Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:17 AM
Nicely done, Q
Your creativity is showing

Agree with Panu’s comment about more instrument dynamics. IMO, at times the music over powers the vocal. Ending is unqiue.
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Sat, Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:02 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words and time. I am learning a lot by being here and listening to the likes of you and reading comments and advice.
wildbillvernon
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permalink   Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:28 AM
Hey Quarkstar, Great stuff man, I ‘ve listened to several of your tunes and like all of them.
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 2:26 PM
Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed and I loved making them. I started when I got a free version of Ableton in 2011, so I am an amateur but learning from some wonderful musical talent on ccmixter.
Rey Izain
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permalink   Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 8:01 AM
This is gorgeous! It has that lovely 60s ambience and feel…it’s the great arrangement and orchestration…great job and highly recommended
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:09 AM
*blush* Thank very much, this was one mix that took a while, but still worked in the end.
debbizo
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permalink   Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 4:49 AM
I love this, but do you have an instrumental track available?
 
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permalink   Quarkstar Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 6:56 AM
Thanks and glad you enjoyed, samples are now available for the instrumental, with and without percussion.
 
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permalink   debbizo Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:43 AM
Thank you. I might try a remix when I have some spare time.