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Untethered
by SackJo22
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Sun, Jul 11, 2010 @ 11:00 PM

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CiggiBurns
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 4:26 AM
Everything about this is so beautiful: the music, the harmonies, the words, your voice - both speaking and singing, and the intention behind this piece. It soothes and uplifts and relaxes. It’s completely lovely, Susan. xxxx
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:48 PM
Thank you Moira. You always make me feel like I did good!
panu
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 5:02 AM
beautiful piece, Susan.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:48 PM
Thanks Panu. I sure appreciate the listen.
Calling Sister Midnight
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 6:28 AM
I love how the music cradles the cadence of the speech. Just gorgeous.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:49 PM
Melody, thank you so much. I appreciate that you listened and left such a nice comment.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:47 AM
I don’t think I’ve heard such warmth in a sad song since Mary Chapin Carpenter sang “10,000 miles.” Wow.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:50 PM
Thank you Admiral. I was really inspired by the love I feel for people in my life who are struggling, and who I am unable to help in a practical way. I am pleased to know that you felt the warmth I intended.
wellman
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 8:01 AM
What an atmosphere you have created Susan?!?! Beautiful!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:51 PM
Thank you Wellman. Thank you.
Anchor
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:47 AM
a look deep into the journey of a poetic soul……
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:51 PM
Anchor, you are so kind. Thank you.
colab
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 11:14 AM
Yes. This is what I was talking about earlier. Beautiful writing and just terrific delivery of reading the words.

Very very nice.

My only issue with this track is that there is some clipping when the backing vocals first enter.

That said, this is terrific work. Expect the spoken word to be picked up by one or two people. :)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:53 PM
I appreciate that you took the time to listen and comment. Clearly I’m still grappling with some of the technique that will improve the quality of my tracks. “How to” tips are always welcome!
texasradiofish
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 1:58 PM
Simply gorgeous. Great music, Susan.

Lead vocal track could use some smoothing (limiter or volume envelope tweaks) and less sibilance. Wrt background vocal, Colab already noted.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 9:55 PM
Thank you so much — means a lot coming from you! I’m hoping to do some tweaking. Everyone’s input has been helpful.
onlymeith
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 2:53 PM
Great remix.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:13 PM
Thank you so much. I appreciate your listen and kind words so very much.
Fireproof_Babies
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 4:06 PM
Sadness and beauty combined make this a great track. I love it! To quote Ozzy off an old Black Sabbath album, “I’m going through changes”. Your voice is sweeter than Ozzy’s, though :)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:14 PM
Thank you so much — I’m reassured now too, becuase I was worried that I was beginning to sound a bit too much like Ozzy. ;-)
 
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permalink   Fireproof_Babies Wed, Jul 14, 2010 @ 7:27 AM
Ha! You sound nothing like Ozzy. But if you did… Emimen might sample one of your songs, as he did with Black Sabbath’s “Changes” on his latest.
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 4:38 PM
I really love this! Excellent spoken, great atmosphere!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:39 PM
Thank you for sharing such fine samples which are such an integral part of this music, adding profound emotion. I’m so glad you like it. Thanks.
jacindae
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 5:54 PM
VERY nice work.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:14 PM
Thank you Jacinda!
Snowflake
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permalink   Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:59 PM
gorgeous susan. beautiful work with the source….and your pella is, well, mystical.

if you do another mix, since a couple folks have mentioned it, my input would be, maybe turn down your leadvox just 1 db, and then EQ….try turning down a little of the high end (maybe around 2k or 3k?), then maybe a bit of overall compression?

this track is so beautiful!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:17 PM
Thanks Em. I fully intend to tweak this track — I just haven’t had time yet, but I will certainly keep your suggestions in mind. And you know how much I appreciate that this track touched you so deeply.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, Jul 17, 2010 @ 8:38 PM
I did some tweaking…not sure if it is ultimate mix. I did some de-essing, pushing and pulling…
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Jul 18, 2010 @ 8:36 AM
sounds good!!! nicely done :)
debbizo
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permalink   Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 6:10 AM
This is lovely SJ…it is warm and sad and calming and uplifting all at once.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:15 PM
Thank you Deb — It pleases me to know you enjoyed this track.
Speck
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permalink   Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 3:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Quite a contrast having just listened to TRF’s version of Whiskey Down. “The beauty of creation is in it’s diversity…” I think it was Spock that said that. Anyway… In this piece you manage to create a fully engaging musical backing, equally engaging spoken word, and put them together in a way that my mind/heart was focused on each equally. Not an easy thing to do. Great piece. By the way - I think the word is detritus, not detrius. (Now I feel like I’ve just told someone they have spinach in their teeth.)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Jul 13, 2010 @ 3:41 PM
I truly appreciate your kind words.

By the way - I think the word is detritus, not detrius. (Now I feel like I’ve just told someone they have spinach in their teeth.)

But I’m totally embarassed…
HEJ31
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permalink   Wed, Jul 14, 2010 @ 12:02 PM
Limpid beauty. Great use of samples.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jul 18, 2010 @ 7:18 AM
Quote: HEJ31Limpid beauty…

What a lovely thing to say. Thanks Haskel.
FGrn Grn
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permalink   Wed, Jul 14, 2010 @ 1:16 PM
Great stuff as usual
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jul 18, 2010 @ 7:19 AM
Thank you very much for listening and leaving such a nice comment FFG!
copperhead
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permalink   Wed, Jul 14, 2010 @ 1:18 PM
Just a lovely piece of music.
timberman
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permalink   Sun, Jul 18, 2010 @ 10:42 PM
Hmmm….despite poor Internet connection in France I managed to download the pella and made my own mix down there. Hadn’t heard this. It’s actually more beautiful than my own version. So beautiful, Susan. Really.