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Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun

Kara 08 May 12 - 11:47 AM
Kara 10 May 12 - 08:52 PM
Charley Noble 10 May 12 - 10:28 PM
Kara 11 May 12 - 11:26 PM
Kara 13 May 12 - 04:39 PM
Kara 24 May 12 - 06:59 PM
michaelr 24 May 12 - 09:11 PM
Kara 25 May 12 - 06:30 PM
Amos 26 May 12 - 12:16 PM
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gnu 30 May 12 - 03:04 PM
Kara 06 Jun 12 - 05:50 AM
matt milton 06 Jun 12 - 06:47 AM
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Subject: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 08 May 12 - 11:47 AM

Hello

I have just finished work on Miki Barry's new album
The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
This is my first complete album as producer and co singer musician. I would love to know what you guys think of it.


The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun

Thanks you

Kara


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 10 May 12 - 08:52 PM

just putting this back on the board incase anyone wants to listen,


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 May 12 - 10:28 PM

Just listened to the "Wild Bill Jones" track. I can't say that I've ever heard such a bluesy rendition before. But it might grow on me.

My baseline for "Wild Bill Jones" is more like Obray Ramsey or Frank Proffitt.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 11 May 12 - 11:26 PM

Thanks for listening Charley


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 13 May 12 - 04:39 PM

Charley, do you have recording of your version of Wild Bill Jones? I would be interested to hear ir if you do.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 24 May 12 - 06:59 PM

anyone?


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: michaelr
Date: 24 May 12 - 09:11 PM

Ho hum, another record featuring breathy little-girl voices. Those songs would benefit from some gutsiness in the vocal delivery.

As to the production, the voices don't sound as if they're in the same room with the instruments. It's a bit disorienting.

You asked...


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 25 May 12 - 06:30 PM

Thanks Michaelr, your right I asked.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Amos
Date: 26 May 12 - 12:16 PM

Well, I liked 'em. The breathiness Michael is so snarky about is possibly an issue of production mixing, balancing the filters on vocal and instruments. But by and large I enjoyed all the tracks. THe Moonshiner is very different here than any other rendition I have heard, but I am omnivorous when it comes to this sort of music. Good job.



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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 30 May 12 - 12:53 PM

Thank you Amos,


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: gnu
Date: 30 May 12 - 03:04 PM

A... "Well, I liked 'em. The breathiness Michael is so snarky about is possibly an issue of production mixing, balancing the filters on vocal and instruments. But by and large I enjoyed all the tracks... Good job."

Agreed on all points.

The main "issue" for me was the banjo overshadowing the vocals on two tracks I listened to in a row. I don't know sqaut about the technical side but when I can't understand the words I get frustrated easily... ya know?

Thanks for sharing.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 05:50 AM

Thanks Gnu,

I was not 100% happy with the vocal sound on all the tracks and agree that it is a production not performance problem. I think it is to do with the levels of compression and reverb. I tend to learn best from doing rather than being taught. So all comments are very welcome...


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: matt milton
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 06:47 AM

vocal doesnt’ sound “breathyâ€쳌 to me. Sure, her voice isn’t strident or nasal or foghorny, but it just sounds natural to me. It’s certainly not “little girlâ€쳌! She’s not holding back, in the way that I associate with that coy, little girl way of singing.

One BIG criticism: you’re starting the album with the worst-mixed track! Devil In My Head sounds like a rough mix, whereas most of the others sound really good. Seriously, either remix Devil, or at the very least move it further into the album.

The banjo and other instruments sound so much better - very impressive - on the other tracks. I don’t quite understand how it sounds so much more mushy than the other songs: was it recorded differently?


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: matt milton
Date: 06 Jun 12 - 06:58 AM

listening through to the end, really nice separation and clarity generally.

I'd turn down some of the backing vocals in places (maybe even take some of them out, they sometimes seem a bit intrusive, need blending in more). but generally those are very good mixes, much better than anything I've ever managed in my own dabblings in home recording...

By the way, if you post the same request on this website here, you might get some more tech-y, geeky responses:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/work-progress-advice-requested-show-tell-artist-showcase-mix-offs/


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 06:37 AM

Thank you Matt.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 01:44 PM

I can't think of anything dramatically different in the recording of The Devil in my head. All the tracks were recorded over 4 months firstly in South Morocco then in Somerset England. I was seriously working it out as we went along and seem to remember that The Devil in My head was completed in Morocco where as most of the other tracks had the vocals re done in England. So as Charlie rightly spotted the instuments and the vocals are not in the same room. Not even on the same continent.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun
From: Kara
Date: 07 Jun 12 - 02:01 PM

ooopps looks like my cookie crumbles, that last post was from me..


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