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Tu corazón (unplugged)
by spinmeister
Recommends (22)
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 1:25 AM

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Loveshadow
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:53 AM
I absolutely adore this mix. The best take on this pella for me so far.

My only production itch is that the vocals are heavily delayed left and right and the delicacy of the vocal gets lost in the great production.

As its a classic song setting some central position for them would work better.

But one of your best spin , you never said you could play guitar ?. :-) LS
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 9:45 AM
Thanks for your very kind words, LS. Quote: LoveshadowMy only production itch is that the vocals are heavily delayed left and right and the delicacy of the vocal gets lost in the great production.

And thanks for your feedback on the vocal track - as a result I just re-did that to tone it down on the left/right and the delay. Hopefully it sounds better now.

Quote: Loveshadow you never said you could play guitar ?
I used to play guitar years ago, and am just trying to re-acquaint myself a little. There’s a lot of rust to be dealt with :-)
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 12:26 PM
Quote: spinmeisterThere’s a lot of rust to be dealt with :-)

you or the guitar ?

It sounds great spin. Well worth redoing that vocal position to my ears.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 12:37 PM
the guitar is brand new, so it must be me :-)
radiotimes
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 8:48 AM
What I like about this is the “live” feeling you have created but LS is right that vox treatment is a real no! no! I listened on headphones and I started to get sea sick (and I’m on land!!)

I’d redo this as it spoils a really nice mix.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 9:50 AM
Quote: radiotimes … I listened on headphones and I started to get sea sick (and I’m on land!!)

I’d redo this as it spoils a really nice mix.

Thanks for your feedback, RT - I most certainly don’t want you to toss your cookies, so I just re-did the vocal track and re-uploaded a hopefully less sea-sickening version. :-)
 
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permalink   radiotimes Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 6:10 PM
Now that’s better and I can put the bucket away!!!
TheJoe
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 9:51 AM
I can second LS and as well RT and this is what TJ is thinking about it else: Beautiful guitar and bass playin. Especially these two elements give the track a very authentic mood. This is a great performance.
You don_t have to hide these skills behind a huge arrangement. I can also imagine it as a guitar plus piano and bass version.
So I would say, your very “unplugged” version is only a few mouseclicks away :-).
Despite of this, I can second only LS, so far as I know the best version heard here.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 10:03 AM
Thanks for your kind words, TJ! I hope you heard the fixed vocal track version. However my guitar and bass playing are both very limited after years of rust accumulation. That’s why I’m not quite comfortable having those carry the entire song. :-)
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 3:18 PM
ok - I just pulled some more plugs!
 
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permalink   TheJoe Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:24 PM
Wonderfull Spin! Now it sounds like having a real little band playing this charming tune. All my respect that you took some advices and changed the song now to a reduced but for my taste a very clear and fitting arrangement. I love especially this little solo duett of guitar and piano from 1:20 till 1:40. Very charming part!
No rust hearable!!;-)
Nice one, you can be very proud of.
Attention, next time I will ask you for a few guitar tracks!!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:27 PM
thanks TJ! - shouldn’t you be sleeping after a long day’s work?

Quote: TheJoe next time I will ask you for a few guitar tracks!!

I better start practicing! :-)
 
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permalink   TheJoe Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:39 PM
Hehe, yes I will go to sleep now. Don_t tell my parents that I am going that late to bed!

As long as you playing with a feel like here, no special practicing necessary!

Hey, cool how you have invented to call everybody only by the first letters :-)
oldDog
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 11:31 AM
There’s a very charming naive quality to this that really suits the song (hope that doesn’t sound patronising, it’s meant as a compliment!)
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 11:45 AM
thanks OD!
fourstones
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 1:47 PM
I do have to admit that I didn’t feel the beat/feel at first, it was a little jarring because it was so unexpected. But when the accordion (sp?) started it fell into place and made perfect sense.

And, yea, I agree with others, feel free to lose the strings. They sound ok as long as they are buried but when they poke out to the front they sound synthy - something I more guilty than anybody but worth saying. Don’t worry about the playing, it’s fine - In my version of this pell you can hear the guitar hit the mic ferkrissake lol
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 3:21 PM
thanks for the kind review 4S! Quote: fourstonesAnd, yea, I agree with others, feel free to lose the strings.

and I just re-uploaded with a few more plugs pulled …
 
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permalink   fourstones Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:07 PM
oh - dude, perfect.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:12 PM
thank you!

It is so very cool, to get this constructive feedback from people one admires and respects and to be able to re-upload in place!
Anchor
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 2:53 PM
I agree with old Dog’s comment. It was nice to hear a song that was clearly intended to be lovely…I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the listen.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 3:23 PM
thanks for your kind remark, AM! Although after this one I may need a serious fix of 4 on the floor pounding mayhem :-)
Darkroom
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:20 PM
Great feeling to this remix! Nice work with the bass and guitar and the drums are eq’d perfectly.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 4:28 PM
thank you for those kind words, DR!
AT
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 6:01 PM
Wow Spin—I got this big grin on my face when I heard your guitar playing—such a nice suprise. This all works really well, the piano, bass, accordian all so nicely placed.
A great conversation going here as well, I would have liked to hear the two previous uploads to see how it developed. Well done Sir.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 8:15 PM
Thanks for your so very kind words, AT!

Quote: audiotechnicaI would have liked to hear the two previous uploads to see how it developed.
I’ve just uploaded the two previous versions as well. You can find them under the Download link.
essesq
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permalink   Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 6:29 PM
What an enchanting mix. Lots has been said and all the positives I agree with and the negatives seem to have been rectified in the ears of some, which alone is astounding, talk about instant gratification :-).

One thing I was thinking was that your choice of instrumental voices has managed to tap into the spanish lyrics with references to Spanish speaking cultures, right down to the Andean pipes (were they? - tell me they were real too :-) - they were nicely processed with a real open airy decay).

Another thing that I think really shines here is the musical and emotional build-up as the song progresses. Dropping the strings brought it down a little from the stratospheric heights it was reaching, but that’s probably a good thing (although I was getting swept away by those harmonies).

Yup this one’s a keeper alright. But I do agree with some of the others that if possible, for the education and edification of us folks who still need to learn a lot, it would be great to have the full evolution. Unfortunately I was at work today so couldn’t download the earlier ones fast enough.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 8:24 PM
Thank you so much for your kind feedback Essesq!

Quote: essesqit would be great to have the full evolution
and as has become the pattern for this remix, when two people ask for it, it shall be done! (You can now find the previous remixes under the Download link!)

I can only hope that VS will not get too upset about the wasted disk space with the older versions, but this entire thread has been a bit of a wonderful example of what can happen when fellow music makers get to talk about and refine their work in this remarkable place called ccMixter.
 
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permalink   essesq Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 12:57 PM
“Wasted disk space” … hmmm … How can an opportunity to educate and share be a waste of disk space? I’m sure that even the site administrator realizes the value in such sharing, eh Fourstones? If it helps, I’ll grab my downloads shortly and you can pull them after a week or two :-).
 
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permalink   essesq Sun, Apr 6, 2008 @ 9:53 PM
I got my downloads just in case VS is hounding you …
George_Ellinas
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permalink   Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 3:55 AM
What can i say more!
I m’here drinking my coffee enjoying the sunshine and listening to this beautiful mix!
More please!
 
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permalink   Loveshadow Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 7:37 AM
forget your coffee and shoot some video !
 
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permalink   spinmeister Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:39 AM
thanks George! and yes, send video :-)
colab
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permalink   Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 6:08 AM
Hahah - this is a treat and a half.
I agree that the track really comes into its right when the accordion enters - it’s a beautiful element to tie it all together.
Beautifully done.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 9:45 AM
thanks Colab! I’m still hoping you might upload the backing track of your version separately (clicking on the “Manage Files” link) to upload additional files under the same master file). :-)
SilviaO
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permalink   Thu, Mar 27, 2008 @ 8:16 PM
A cheerful version for a wounded heart, I love the variations in the tone that you did to my voice and the choir was super!
Thousand thanks!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Fri, Mar 28, 2008 @ 10:17 AM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Silvia! I have long thought, that the best revenge for somebody breaking your heart is to pretend to be happy :-)

And above all, thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with us!
J.Lang
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permalink   Sat, Apr 5, 2008 @ 4:56 AM
Simply Marvelous !!!!!!
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sat, Apr 5, 2008 @ 9:55 AM
thanks JL!
Lasswell
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permalink   Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 2:13 PM
Sorry I’m late to this one Spin! You really did a nice job and it’s quite entertaining. : )
 
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permalink   spinmeister Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 6:06 PM
thanks for stopping by, CL - it’s always an honor when you stop by.

All I can say, we aim to entertain ;-)