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Free like the birds

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This is the first song that i made with vocals, i am still trying to figure how to make them sound good and i am having trouble singing with the headphones on.
I really like how the song turned out, simple and smooth but with a lot of feeling put into it and even though i probably will have to redo the vocals i found these good enough for now.
Vocals and guitar recorded in Adobe Audition 6 (Mic Samson C01U, Guitar Ibanez SA160FM, Amp Orange Crush 30R)
I would apreciate some constructive reviews and thanks for the view!

The Birds....They fly
Free in the sky
They fly beneath the sun
They fly above the clouds
Without any worries or duties
We are just worms, wishing the blue sky
Oh God
Please give me wings
So that i can learn how to fly
Flow free in the sky
Like a bird

Be free like the birds x4

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This has a good, balanced mix that uses up the full spectrum. You have a good voice too, full and deep - I'm sure the ladies like it. ;)

As for mixing vocals, what you got right is that they sound "close" and "present", aka they cut through and sit on top of the rest which is ideal for this kind of music. I think you didn't need to accentuate the bass so much as at times it sounds muffled and eats away at the backing.

Also the S, F, etc sounds (sibilance) is pretty harsh, you need to use a deesser to fix that.

Don't be afraid to edit your performance or redo sections to get a more accurate version (I do hundreds of takes for each song I make, famously Michael Jackson would do thousands, never satisfied until it was the perfect take!), although you said the vocals in this are temporary, at this later stage I doubt that's the case. :P

To help the vocals sit in the mix better you should also consider reverbs/delays to even it out a bit. Reverb is great at blending sounds!

Anyway, that's the "constructive" stuff, I love the song anyway and look forward to what you do in the contest.
Last question - have you considered getting Ozone's Nectar 2? I use it a ton and it's amazeballs.

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4.78 / 5.00

Sep 24, 2012
9:17 PM EDT
File Info
6.6 MB
3 min 37 sec

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