Reviews for "Dark Heart Dial-Up"
permalink Sat, Apr 3, 2010 @ 10:30 PM
Very pleasing remix! The stereo gtr is interesting. Is it a VST?
permalink Sat, Apr 3, 2010 @ 10:54 PM
Damn that’s quick. And very good too. LS has a great voice and you have created a wonderful musical backing for it. Very nice.
permalink Sun, Apr 4, 2010 @ 12:07 AM
Lovely. Great attention to detail, those handclaps for instance.
permalink Sun, Apr 4, 2010 @ 3:39 AM
Ohhh this is very toothsome, Scottie. LS’s vocal treated with care and supported by such a lovely backing track. Up to you extremely high standard, as usual. Happy Easter! xxxx
permalink Sun, Apr 4, 2010 @ 11:54 AM
Guitar sounds wonderfull. You could’a fooled me with that vst and I’m a guitarist. Piano melody is memorable and whole track sounds it was meant for the vocals.
permalink Mon, Apr 5, 2010 @ 6:37 AM
Nice. Like the backing track a lot. Extremely clean production up to your usual standards. I like the build-up and how you introduce the various elements like the arp-y synth sound.
I kept expecting the intro bars to re-enter later on. The feel of the intro is fantastic and would be an excellent break between verses later on. Just an idea.
The vocals might be a bit low in the mix. Particularly notice it when you listen to it at a lower volume.
You’re probably right on the vocal level. I had a thought during creating it that the vocal may be too low in the mix. I think I tried it higher and it overpowered the track, which doesn’t sound good.
The track was originally quite dark (that intro part) and I transitioned to a more up beat / major approach. Kinda forgot about the opening few bars.
permalink Tue, Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:49 AM
Well you were quick of the mark here for sure.
Not convinced entirely its the right vocal for your backing track , but hey what i do know, just glad to be in a Scott Altham production. :-)
permalink Wed, Apr 7, 2010 @ 8:38 AM
Fantastic — I really like how the intro transitioned into the verse; and while there was certainly the chill beat, the strumming guitar sounds warmed up the song. And then of course, the harmonization overall was just beautiful. Bravo!
permalink Wed, Apr 7, 2010 @ 9:23 AM
I like this too. I agree with Colab that I would have liked to hear the vocals a bit more forward, but it could have been my laptop speakers too that helped bury them a little. It is your lot that you have set the bar very high for yourself so I feel free to nit a little. I also really like the soaring synthy bits (work with me here, I haven’t been reviewing much lately), and maybe had they been louder they would have packed an even bigger emotional wallop. Overall I like the style of this, particularly because it wasn’t what I expected from you, and I like surprises. Well done :-).
permalink Thu, Apr 8, 2010 @ 12:50 PM
This is some surprise, or not?
Some very classy pop production!
I expected some dance floor uptempo thing, so I always love to be surprised.
Really good one Scott!
permalink Thu, Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:41 PM
Just loved that “strings” in the back…they are amazing…Nice work!