I Like the music
Yeah, the music & the main style is good, the only problem is in the vocals. Late now for the MAC8 contest, but probably the solution could be using Sound Forge to depurate the lyrics sound. I supose you recorded lyrics separatly from the music, right? You anly have to edit the lyrics, changing the acoustic mirror, the modulations, the EQ and more settings until the voice sounds good.
Anyway, the song is good
Hey, thanks for the tips. But I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "depurate." Do you think you could clarify this in a PM? I know it's too late for the Mac but I really want to improve this song anyway.
the vocals weren't the best (dynamic-wise) it seemed to keep on going loud and soft when not expected.
The piano felt that there was lack of reverb or sustainability.
The chords were extremely simple - and with simple chord progressions like this I found it needs to be executed perfectly, therefore the listener will not even notice how simple it is and focus their attention on the main tune.
That doesn't mean I don't like it!
Hey, thanks for the comments. The reason for the random dynamics changes is because I was holding the mic while recording, so the distance from my mouth fluctuated. I am going to try and fix this up before the MAC8 is due... which, at the time of posting this review, is only 30 minutes away... lol. But I've been working for like three hous trying to get this right... and Its not really working... :/
Very good except for the vocals.
I really liked this song and the music part of it. The lyrics are very beautiful and the music fits very well.
The only critique I have about this is the vocals. In my honest opinion, it could have been done better. At certain times the microphone seemed to not handle the volume very well. I have that problem too so I understand the frustration.
The other critique I have is with your voice itself. Partially it's the song itself, since the song has such a big range for the melody. That probably made it really hard for you to sing. It sounds as if you strained your voice to sing it. I guess the only way to work around that is to practice singing.
Great job nonetheless. I look forward to more from you.
Thanks! Yea, some parts of this song are definitely a little high for me to sing... and I didnt have much time to record this, so it was kind of rushed... I'm going to try to rerecord it by Friday, but I doubt that's going to happen.
I appreciate your comments.
About vocals and more...
I think you're just afraid to sing a bit ;) Try to record with microphone set quiet but give more power from your voice.
Now about the song - it's good. Try to work harder on instruments. Maybe some effects on piano, vocals (reverb should be useful). Lyrics are cool. And once more try to give more power in vocals like in 1:16 - 1:18 but record them on quiet microphone settings.
In short words: You've got potential - now work hard on it ;)
Thanks. I'll definitely be updating this song with some corrections.
Melodies, instruments, tempo, beat, lyrics... everything fits perfectly with the theme. You've got one hell of a chance at this competition.
You have a few more days to fix things up right? Well here are some suggestions.
First and foremost, I say this in the nicest way possible ^__^ :
You can't sing very well :D
The vocals were ok but either way they weren't mixed into the song very well, maybe if you eq it a bit, add some chorus, or a vocoder or something else thatll blend the song in a bit better and it'll smooth things out.
There were points when I wanted to hear the actual song a bit louder and the vocals were just overpowering it.
Fix up with mixing the vocals in and you're set!
Hey, thanks for the tips! I'll try and fix the song up before the contest due date.