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"Have you Ever Loved a Woman"

Outstanding. Dry vocals (no effects pre or post recording) right in the face.

Smoky bar, Glenfiddich neat, soda on the rocks chaser. The whole feeling and vocal arrangement reminded me of seeing Buddy Guy at the Winstar Casino Event Center in Thackerville, Oklahoma. He was double-billed with Robert Cray. It was awesome.

Well done, Tommy. Blistering. I gots me some blues.

"Running on Faith."

I never really noticed an Eric Clapton tone in your voice until this one. You've got the right feel and intention. Are you sure you didn't write this and "Slow Hand" ripped you off?

I thought there were a few pitch wobbles but I think it's because the mic is overloading and flattening, which absolutely can happen. Which makes it a gear problem and not necessarily a misstep in singing. Outstanding track with that guitar sounding like an overdriven tube amp. The infamous "brown sound," as Eddie Van Halen described it, of Clapton' guitar tone.

If I may be so bold, blues is your forte. I mean, you can sing whatever you want, but your voice has that natural sound for this music.

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I thought there were a few pitch wobbles but I think it's because the mic is overloading and flattening, which absolutely can happen. Which makes it a gear problem

Yup, that's exactly what it was ;)

:lol:

Hey, thanks for that glowing review man, I appreciate it.

Actually I had recorded a better version of have You Ever Loved a Woman earlier today but lost it somehow due to my newness at this recording stuff. I had already packed away all the equipment and almost didn't re record it. I was so pissed. That version was better than this last take. Oh well.

Thanks again.

P.S.

I have a surprise recording I also did as a goof. I had to do it only because of the great backing track I stumbled across. I'll just leave you guessing for now....don't even try though ;)

Tommy

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awesome, and already learning how to record. Next time, reduce input level, and increase output level as there are some distorted parts. A lower input volume should clear that right up. Then, you just use the output volume to bring it up in the mix.

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Thanks Keith.

I seem to be having trouble getting volume on the vocals. I've tried adjusting slides form volume but I don't know which works which. Up on the top right there are to sliding volume controls. One is output and one input. Is output the mic? The vocals seem very low, especially at the end of Running on faith.

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Input is mic input (what gets recorded). To get a good level on this, you should sing loud into the mic (like the loudest part of the song you are going to sing) and adjust the level so that the level meter is a touch below where the color turns red. Then, you use the track output level slider to adjust the volume ot the track(s) you have recorded. SOOOOO inout = mic(at the point in time you are singing) and OUTPUT = what you hear when you listen back.

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Input is mic input (what gets recorded). To get a good level on this, you should sing loud into the mic (like the loudest part of the song you are going to sing) and adjust the level so that the level meter is a touch below where the color turns red. Then, you use the track output level slider to adjust the volume ot the track(s) you have recorded. SOOOOO inout = mic(at the point in time you are singing) and OUTPUT = what you hear when you listen back.

I wasn't aware that can be done in Audacity. That is, real time adjustments of the track parameters. It's free but there's not really any real time control. It's hit and miss.

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