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 lars
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This one came up as a suggestion last time we discussed reportoire in the band. First I thought - Yeah Right. But then I though Why not - and decided to give it a shot.

I often record things in order to practice - this time I even added drums - Hammerhead
The bass part is a real fake - guitar tuned down an octave via Audacity
Else - rhythm on my Epi Dot - no effects
Lead on Fender Tele with Compressor/Sustain

No success with the singing :cry: I tend to get so tense and aware of what I'm doing when I record myself.

Well, anyway - as I said, mostly for practicing purposes, but I thought I'd just put it up - comments are welcome of course

direct link (6,3Mb): http://home.online.no/~carolbo/musikk/SoS5.mp3
cheers
lars

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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Posted : 10/10/2007 7:35 am
 Nuno
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Hi Lars!

That Tele sounds killer! 8)

Sorry but I disagree about your singing. You seem sligthly tense but the result is nice. I like it very much. Great cover!

Congrats! :D

 
Posted : 10/10/2007 8:59 am
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I like it too, VERY nice. Congratulations. :)

One of my favourite pieces of music.

I discovered Audacity last weekend and was amazed at what I learnt it could do; now I know another thing.

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Posted : 10/10/2007 9:20 am
 lars
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wow - thanks guys - a lot :)

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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Posted : 10/10/2007 10:04 am
 Celt
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Lars,

Very nice!

The tempo seems a little slow but I like the effect.

+1 on the vocals. I think you got a keeper here.

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Posted : 10/10/2007 11:15 am
 cnev
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lars,

Actually your voice isn't bad at all and I agree with Celt it's definitely a slower tempo than the original, but that might be what you are going for.

Anyway nice job!!

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Posted : 10/10/2007 4:08 pm
 lars
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Thanks!!!

Tempo may be a bit slow - I wonder why :roll: Tried it yesterday in 125 rather than 115 - might be better.

Think actually I will keep on working on this on - and next time I *will* sing better ;-)

Great to be encouraged by you guys :-)

lars

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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Posted : 11/10/2007 10:28 am
 cnev
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lars,

The more I listen to it the more I like the way your voice sounds playing the song at this tempo, yes it's definitely slower than the original but with your laid back singing it sounds good.

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Posted : 11/10/2007 10:45 am
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Lars. you sound very good. increase the tempo a bit.
I am impressed with your results and admire your kahonies for attempting to play a Knopfler tune.
thumbs up.

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Posted : 11/10/2007 11:02 am
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Not really a fan of the drums but that's not really the point of this recording I guess. Anyway, you captured the mood well. As for the vocals, I agree with those who say they arent bad at all but also agree with your own comments about them. You have a pleasant tone and timbre, it's in tune and all but I hear a certain 'self conscious'. IMHO the slightly slowed-down pace might enhance that feeling, byt in any case I guess it's just a matter of experience. Your 'physical vocals' sound very much okay amd I guess the mental parts are just a matter of time and practice.

Thanks for sharing. :D

 
Posted : 11/10/2007 9:57 pm
 lars
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cnev and dog and arjen and everybody - thanks again!

I was inspired to do it again - increasing the tempo from 115 to 125. What is really odd - I don't know if you experience the same: I can make a quick and dirty recording of something and it sounds like, fairly good, say 70%. After that it takes an *enourmous* amount of work to increase it even slightly, often it gets *much* worse for a long time before it improves, but only slightly.

Again - having recorded everything from scratch again without just speeding it up - I should have recorded some parts again and done something to the mix here and there... we'll see - I'm not exactly a perfectionist - maybe I should stick to live music :roll:

If anyone bother to listen again - here it is : http://home.online.no/~carolbo/musikk/SoS6.mp3

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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Posted : 12/10/2007 7:53 am
 Nuno
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Ok, I like, too, but I think you were more comfortable at 115, just my opinion. In the second part, your voice turns better, perhaps you are getting used to the new tempo.

Again I want to emphasize the Tele sound! Great tone Lars! Congrats! :D

I think I prefer the first version. Everybody saw a trouble with the tempo but I really like that... "lazy" feeling. Sorry, I don't know if it is the correct word.

Congrats Lars!

 
Posted : 12/10/2007 8:58 am
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i think aside from what everyone else said the most impressive thing about this is that you got it that in sink on audacity, when i used it to multi track it was a nightmare. so props for that. then i bought a mac....

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Posted : 12/10/2007 2:12 pm
 cnev
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lars,

the more I listen the more your voice grows on me. I'll second what Nuno said the "lazy" laid back style is cool I really like it and I kind of like your accent too. If anything maybe puch the vocals up in the mix but I liek it alot.

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Posted : 12/10/2007 6:29 pm
 lars
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What a bunch of reviewers - Thanks again :-)

Nuno - yes me like the tele too. and a sustain pedal can really improve the tone - mine was very cheap too :-)

Beans - If I should guess, I'd say that the problem lies with your soundcard - something to do with the 'latency' factor of the card. I had problems syncing tracks too with my standard soundcard, but then I got an external soundcard, and now it is WYHIWYG - what you hear is what you get - I record one track and listen to it while a record the next etc - lines up perfectly

lars

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

LARS kolberg http://www.facebook.com/sangerersomfolk

 
Posted : 13/10/2007 6:33 am