Cry by Novenda

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The band consists of me and me alone. I have tried to form with bands. Through the years I have learned that in order for the band to be successful, there are certain things you must have. To me would be, PRACTICE, dedication and absolutely no jealously towards other members. A band is a whole unit, a family. I have yet to find that, I wish I could. Until that time, I work, come home and hope to find time to sit in every night and hear something in my head worth recording here at the house. I am pushing for another album this year. A little update on my song "Cry"; it was chosen again by another Storm chasers video only this time, the video will be used in schools to help children understand what to do in an emergency situation. Recently Cry was chosen to be the theme song for a wonderful organization to stop Cyber Bullying for our children. To me, that is an honor. My goals as far as the music I create are to see it be used in film. I would like to see it on the charts as well. There are many of you that know me, and know I will keep pushing as long as time will allow. Thanks for listening!

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awesome vocals and nice piano, we've been wanting to add piano, but it takes a lot of talent to correctly incorporate a piano into rock. again great job :)


I have to say, in terms of composition, this is great! The instrumentation is also just right! The vocals are spot on! Your vocal skill is indeed rare!

On a more constructive note, I do have a couple of suggestions:
-The bass kick sounds a bit unnatural. You might want to change to a less metallic kick, even though this might sound strange for what sounds like a metal ballad. It still is a ballad. "Day Dreamer"'s kick sounds a lot more natural, for example.
-Electric guitars, especially the ones that are heavily distorted, have to be on or around the same level as vocals, otherwise they easily tend to sound flat and lo-fi. You might be discouraged to do this as the guitars might sound too high pitched and overshadowing the vocals, the piano and the hi hats (in this case), but you shouldn't be afraid (as I have advised in other submissions as well) to use a low pass setting on a Eq filter about and around 8-10kHz and a plateau for dropping frequencies from 6-7kHz and upwards and don't be shy about it. You can give more body to their sound by raising frequencies that sound good to you in the range of 600Hz and 1kHz, while you can bring the cabinet up by scanning frequencies between 60 and 100Hz (In rare cases up to 120Hz). Scan the frequencies and stop when you find the sweet spot. Then just bring it forward in the mix! It won't cover up the rest of the instruments and at the same time sound more powerful, without sounding too heavy.
-In some places the double tracked electric guitars sound out of sync. You don't always have to rerecord the track in question, but you can warp the original clean samples (if you still have them, otherwise just leave it) into position. You can use various programs for that, including Cubase (versions from sx2 and later) or Alberton Live. The second one has an easier interface and some helpful tools if you want to sync more channels at the same time (I use it for syncing recorded multiple drum tracks to beat. These 10 to 14 tracks have to warped the exact same amount for various reasons). Just slide the notes that are out of sync towards their correct position and pass the channels back to your preferred amplification and you're done...

I really like this song and I'd love to listen to other ones in this style with your voice enriching them!

Faving it!

Loved this song *.*
I really like songs with female vocals =3
you have a wonderful voice

you're awesome

Love you

sweet tempo love it

good stuff

Credits & Info


4.88 / 5.00

May 16, 2008
11:34 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
6.8 MB
3 min 43 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.