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My waltz with Ophelia
by mullion
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Sun, Apr 6, 2008 @ 1:45 PM

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permalink   Sun, Apr 6, 2008 @ 2:23 PM
Nice composition to accompany her vocals. Welcome to the cc! What kind of software are you using? etc? Nice feel for the song and the breaks here and there. The only distraction for me is the string pad and fade at the end. Good job…
permalink   mullion Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 3:33 PM
Hi Shimoda, thanks for the nice comments and also for pointing out the things that’s not working so well. I’m mainly using Cubase and Reason. On this track I used Reason Pianos, Reason String Factory, EzDrummer, Spectrasonics Trilogy and my Fender Strat.
permalink   Sun, Apr 6, 2008 @ 8:05 PM
Why, hello. Good to see you here! This is going to be a great place for you - lots of really good vocals to play with it - and the musetta acapella is a terrific example.

Your take is great - beautiful instrumentation to complement the vocals - and a really nice take on it.

I agree with shimoda re: some of the sounds - but that’s a minor point. The core feel is outstanding. Cheers.
permalink   mullion Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 3:11 PM
Hi colab, good to see you too! And thanks for the nice comments. I’m pretty happy with the resault, but I do understand that people are picking on the string part - it needs some more attention. See ya’ around.
permalink   Sun, Apr 6, 2008 @ 9:38 PM

This is stylin’.

It’s a pleasure to listen to.
permalink   mullion Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 2:58 PM
Thanks a lot! A good wow - one can’t ask for more.
permalink   Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 5:00 AM
Like it a lot. Nice chord pattern complements her vocal really.

Perhaps just keep off the quantize button next time.

Lovely mix
permalink   colab Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 7:52 AM
Quote: Loveshadow … perhaps just keep off the quantize button next time …

Very good observation, because with realistic sounds comes that need to have a “living” feel to it.
Mullion - I’m assuming you’re on Reason 4 now - you should look into the “groove” feature of the sequencer - there are some really nice things you can do to get a more live feel.
permalink   mullion Mon, Apr 7, 2008 @ 2:53 PM
Quote: LoveshadowLike it a lot. Nice chord pattern complements her vocal really.
Perhaps just keep off the quantize button next time.
Lovely mix

I’m a “dweller” and have stopped not-quantizing. I can drink 8 pots of coffee, spending 48 hours dwelling over whether my 4 chords over 2 bars actually have the right groove. Then one day I stopped dwelling and started quantizing, and occationally I now get things done:)

Seriously, it is a valuable tip. Tanks a lot for the compliments.
permalink   Tue, Apr 8, 2008 @ 2:48 PM
I do second “shimoda_s” comment. Beautiful accompaigment and arrangement.
Quantize or not quantize? That_s the question!
But not for me….;-)
Nice track!
permalink   Wed, Apr 9, 2008 @ 5:05 AM
This is really nice- nothing to say that others haven’t already. BTW, I understand very much about the “dwelling” issue ;-)
permalink   Wed, Apr 9, 2008 @ 7:20 PM
Lovely, you held off when you needed to. I right with on using that quantize button just to move on but I try now to ignore it as much as possible :) piano chords are very well chosen. Well done.
permalink   Sat, Dec 20, 2008 @ 5:06 AM
I agree with Loveshadow - if this were a little less harshly quantized, it’d be absolutely stellar. essesq said on their review for “The Wrong Ends (The Radar Mix)” that that ‘pella has always scared them away because of its rhythmic complexity - that’s definitely the case with me and this ‘pella. It’s drop-dead gorgeous, but every attempt I’ve made at remixing it smashes into a wall. Great, great, great work
permalink   Wed, Jan 7, 2009 @ 2:39 PM
This is a masterpiece!