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All me here. Single mic, two guitars, soda can hi-hat, guitar-case kick. Yeah...I don't have a drum set. So I make do...

*UPDATE*

WHOA!!! I just got featured on the front page! Thanks so much to whomever it was that deemed my humble efforts worthy! Much love! I'll try to keep getting better!

-Ceevro

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It's nice

Just some honest, down to earth music. Thanks for the smiles. :)

Ceevro responds:

Dude, I have to thank you for way more than a few smiles. You have helped me become a much better musician than I was, and added your talent to my repertoire. I owe you, not the other way around!

When you said you did it all live did you mean you literally did the drums, guitars, and singing at the same time? If so, that's really impressive! If not it's still a great cover. 8,5/10

Ceevro responds:

Not at the same time, no. I recorded each part separately, but I did so without computer assistance, is what I mean. I'm really playing real instruments, and not digital recreations. Sorry for the confusion...perhaps I should be a bit more clear in my descriptions!

this is very smooth and relaxing to listen to.
nothing bad to say about this, your vocals fit the track well too so that's always good.

looking forward to see more!

Ceevro responds:

Hey man! Thanks for listening! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I've always been self-conscious about my singing...it's only in the last year or so that I've tried to take myself seriously as a singer. I'm always super-stoked to get good feedback on my vocals, because they're the thing I'm most worried about.

your voice reminds me a little of "Ghost of Matsubara"s vocalist, "Tom Fallon" really nice chill tune :D you dont have a bad voice either, really good stuff, what did you use to bind all this stuff together with? super clear sounds, no negative feedback to give, really chill, keep it up ! : )
- Pandasticality

Ceevro responds:

SUCCESS! Someone finally said my sound was right! That's been the bane of my musical existance for some time now. First it was being too quiet, which I managed to fix...then I was topping-out the mic and clipping...then I was getting background noises...then my EQ was off...

I feel like I've taken a university-level audio-technician course over the past couple months. I have to hand it to you folks at NG - I wouldn't have been able to make this happen without all of you.

To answer your question, though, I use a pre-made drum beat instead of a click-track when I record my loops. All of this was live played into a condenser mic, just like I said here. I did the percussion on my guitar, the guitar case, and an aluminium can. Played the rest on my guitar. Solos were improvised. As to binding it all together...first I record everything absolutely dry. No FX whatsoever. When I've got the sound mostly where I want it to be that way (several takes, oh there are many takes), I start tweaking the individual music tracks with FX, until it's the way I like it. After that, I always make sure to put a slight reverb on the master track, because if all the tracks are hit with one effect, it makes it sound like it's all in the same room.

That's really all there is to it, besides making sure I tweak my EQ...in this case, I had to boost the bass to make a guitar sound more bassey, and lower the ultra-high treble to clean up some of the base-static coming through the mic and take down some of the harmonics coming through the lead guitar.

And Jack's a doughnut, I got a track, ya know?

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Ceevro
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Score
4.18 / 5.00

Uploaded
Nov 11, 2014
5:12 PM EST
Genre
Pop
File Info
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8.9 MB
3 min 53 sec

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