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Pearl Jam Cover

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Recorded in a home studio - Reno, Nevada, April 2020 - Special thanks to Mike Kessler

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I bumped this review ahead of some of the others because Pearl Jam is one of my favorite bands and this is one of my favorite songs by them. Def sounds like a basement 4-track recording. Guitar is nice, Your voice sounds good, but Eddie's a tough act to follow. You did well within your range though. I'd say overall a good cover. It does sound like a lofi recording though, and there's hiss and artifact. Still better than anything I could pull off haha. I think the vocals and guitar are pretty much on point, just the recording/mixing/mastering could be improved. For example, your voice sounds a bit muffled so I don't know if it's a mic issue or an EQ issue. I feel with more clarity this can be a decent cover track. You do have a good singing voice though, if I needed a singer I would be happy to have you as my vocalist (my singing voice sucks lol). Everything seems on key and no errors. The guitar playing closely matches the original, but McCready's also a tough act to follow. I'm gonna give it 4.5/5 because the only issues I really see are in the recording.

Really neat cover man, what do you have your microphone connected to? if it's not connected to somekind of USB audio interface I'd maybe look into getting one, there's some cheap options. I'm sure you'd be able to get a higher quality vocal recording out of that SM58 with an audio interface.

Overall really nice playing and your voice is nice and clean, would be even better if you can improve the sound quality.

Nease responds:

Thanks! I was in a private studio and don't know much about the interface. I was the standard mic connector into a preamp mixer with phantom power.
I may have over edited the mix with effects lol...so it got muddy...
I have cleaner ones, including Give it Away by rhcp if you'd like to hear it and a few others...?

Credits & Info

Lead Vocals

4.70 / 5.00

Jul 7, 2021
9:35 AM EDT
File Info
4.6 MB
3 min 24 sec
  • Audacity
  • SM58

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