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Broken Boy Blues

By coreytrev0r on March 1, 2020 10:20 pm

Put a little more effort into this week's track than I did the past two weeks.  It took me a while to nail the whole acoustic guitar track all the way through but I eventually got it.  I finally ended up with something pretty decent but there's a few mistakes and some room noise that bothers me.  Other than that I am pretty happy with how this one turned out.  I thought about adding bass and drums to this but decided that just me and the guitar sounded best.

HUGE PROPS to my brother @mikememo for knocking the solo out of the park.  He absolutely killed it.  What do you do when you can't nail down a solo for your WB?  Ask your older brother to take care of it!

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March 2, 2020 12:14 am

My man! This is catchy as F. I'll be singing this all week, I'm sure. The acoustic sounded great and the solo was a perfect fit.

March 2, 2020 1:01 am

Great song front to back.  The sound is crisp and the mixing is right in the sweet spot.  @mikememo solo was just what the song needed in that spot of the song.  Im glad you didnt add the bass and drums.  The mood of the song is personal, and it being acoustic version attributes to to that IMO ( maybe down the line give it a shot)   

March 2, 2020 1:15 am

I love it. A great blues track, and super catchy. Found myself singing it a few times since you sent it to me.

March 2, 2020 1:24 am
Jokinen wrote:

My man! This is catchy as F. I'll be singing this all week, I'm sure. The acoustic sounded great and the solo was a perfect fit.


Thanks man.  I wrote this one a while ago but never got around to recording it.  Glad you liked it.

demonzor wrote:

Great song front to back.  The sound is crisp and the mixing is right in the sweet spot.  @mikememo solo was just what the song needed in that spot of the song.  Im glad you didnt add the bass and drums.  The mood of the song is personal, and it being acoustic version attributes to to that IMO ( maybe down the line give it a shot)


Thanks, bubs.  I hope the production sounds okay, I had to do some last minute mixing and EQ to get rid of some clipping.  And yeah I'm glad I didn't add bass and drums.  But maybe some day.

mikememo wrote:

I love it. A great blues track, and super catchy. Found myself singing it a few times since you sent it to me.


Ha glad it's catchy.  Idk if you've heard me play this one, I wrote it a while ago, never got around to recording it though.  Thanks again for tracking that solo.  Sounds so good.  Hope you are happy with the way I produced it.

March 2, 2020 2:13 am

Very well done. Sounds super nice. Guitar part is very well played and recording sounds very nice. Back vocals very well done too. Hope you have a marvelous week.

March 2, 2020 5:07 am

Awesome man, very cool tune.  I don’t hear the room noise you speak of but I can definitely empathize with the struggle of trying to get a perfect acoustic rhythm track.  It’s like the only instrument you can’t BS and fix timing on without it being super noticeable in my experience.  Sounds like everything came together nicely though dude and that solo kills at the end. 

March 2, 2020 2:55 pm
djippy wrote:

Very well done. Sounds super nice. Guitar part is very well played and recording sounds very nice. Back vocals very well done too. Hope you have a marvelous week.


Thanks, I appreciate the compliments!  I hope you have a marvelous week as well.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Awesome man, very cool tune.  I don’t hear the room noise you speak of but I can definitely empathize with the struggle of trying to get a perfect acoustic rhythm track.  It’s like the only instrument you can’t BS and fix timing on without it being super noticeable in my experience.  Sounds like everything came together nicely though dude and that solo kills at the end.


Thanks, dude!  Maybe the room noise is one of those things that isn't very prevvalent but you know it's there so it really bothers you.  It's really only when I let the chords  ring out after the chorus, but it still bugs me.  It's definitely difficult to record a good acoustic track.  I was upset last night when I didn't see a new @Chrisfoo track!  Hope all is well.

March 2, 2020 8:31 pm

It feels like you are right here in this very room, very clean miking if you ask me big_smile The subtle harmonies are the perfect accompaniment for the intimate atmosphere of the song. A pleasure to listen to in any case, props!

March 2, 2020 9:13 pm
Gab Manette wrote:

It feels like you are right here in this very room, very clean miking if you ask me big_smile The subtle harmonies are the perfect accompaniment for the intimate atmosphere of the song. A pleasure to listen to in any case, props!

Wow, thanks for the compliments, Gab!  I appreciate compliments on quality because that's something I really try to focus on during production, sometimes a little too much and I spend hours recording one track trying to get that perfect sound (and after a while they all start to sound the same).

Glad you mentioned the harmonies too, I wasn't sure how prominent to make them.  Hopefully they sit well in the mix.  Thanks, man!

March 2, 2020 9:48 pm
coreytrev0r wrote:


Wow, thanks for the compliments, Gab!  I appreciate compliments on quality because that's something I really try to focus on during production, sometimes a little too much and I spend hours recording one track trying to get that perfect sound (and after a while they all start to sound the same).

Glad you mentioned the harmonies too, I wasn't sure how prominent to make them.  Hopefully they sit well in the mix.  Thanks, man!

I have a lot of admiration for that level of dedication. I'm fairly lucky because the way I work right now, I don't have to nail anything live, I can always fix the midi afterwards. I've played the accordion live for a good bit and whenever I had to record myself I would do so many takes I'd loose count, so I know just how demanding this can get and you deserve the kudos. This also goes for everyone else on here who record live parts, you guys are an astounding bunch let me tell you! heart

March 2, 2020 10:32 pm
Gab Manette wrote:
coreytrev0r wrote:


Wow, thanks for the compliments, Gab!  I appreciate compliments on quality because that's something I really try to focus on during production, sometimes a little too much and I spend hours recording one track trying to get that perfect sound (and after a while they all start to sound the same).

Glad you mentioned the harmonies too, I wasn't sure how prominent to make them.  Hopefully they sit well in the mix.  Thanks, man!

I have a lot of admiration for that level of dedication. I'm fairly lucky because the way I work right now, I don't have to nail anything live, I can always fix the midi afterwards. I've played the accordion live for a good bit and whenever I had to record myself I would do so many takes I'd loose count, so I know just how demanding this can get and you deserve the kudos. This also goes for everyone else on here who record live parts, you guys are an astounding bunch let me tell you! <3

Thanks man!  Yeah, tracking live instruments can be difficult and definitely requires a certain dedication.  Although on the other hand, doing everything (or most everything) digitally takes a lot of skill and patience as well.  So...props to both of us?  They're entirely different techniques to conquer but both take a lot of dedication and patience.

Oh and I meant to mention this before (if anyone is even interested) but this was all done with the Rode NT1-A microphone.  I've fallen in love with this mic.  It's extremely versatile; I've successfully recorded acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and vocals with it.  Can't ask for much more in a microphone.  I also have an SM-57 but I almost always choose the NT1-A over the 57 (so much so that I lent the SM-57 to @demonzor lol).

March 2, 2020 11:18 pm
coreytrev0r wrote:

Thanks man!  Yeah, tracking live instruments can be difficult and definitely requires a certain dedication.  Although on the other hand, doing everything (or most everything) digitally takes a lot of skill and patience as well.  So...props to both of us?  They're entirely different techniques to conquer but both take a lot of dedication and patience.

You make a lot of sense, and thank you! heart

coreytrev0r wrote:


Oh and I meant to mention this before (if anyone is even interested) but this was all done with the Rode NT1-A microphone.  I've fallen in love with this mic.  It's extremely versatile; I've successfully recorded acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and vocals with it.

Actually taking note because I might want to record my voice and maybe even the accordion at some point and doing it with my old rockband mic won't cut it smile Thanks for the tip! Also I'm smirking like an idiot because I read it as Rodent 1-A

March 2, 2020 11:32 pm
Gab Manette wrote:


Actually taking note because I might want to record my voice and maybe even the accordion at some point and doing it with my old rockband mic won't cut it smile Thanks for the tip! Also I'm smirking like an idiot because I read it as Rodent 1-A

Do it!  Writing lyrics, melodies, and actually performing the vocals can be tough but I feel like it's really taught me a lot.  I seem to always want to make an instrumental track because it's "easier" (don't have to worry about the aforementioned lyrics, melodies, and recording of vocals) but I usually end up challenging myself to throw at least a little vocals in there.  Plus my instrumental and all digital tracks tend to end up sounding a bit repetitive and boring.  That's another area where I'm trying to improve.

Also...LOL at the Rodent 1-A comment.  I've had this mic for YEARS now and I've never once seen it like that haha

March 3, 2020 4:43 am
coreytrev0r wrote:


Thanks, dude!  Maybe the room noise is one of those things that isn't very prevvalent but you know it's there so it really bothers you.  It's really only when I let the chords  ring out after the chorus, but it still bugs me.  It's definitely difficult to record a good acoustic track.  I was upset last night when I didn't see a new @Chrisfoo track!  Hope all is well.

Yeah dude, I know what you mean.  If you know its there you'll hear it every time.  Sorry about not getting one in last week!  Had a death in the family so I needed to be with my people this weekend.  I'll have it finished for next week.

March 3, 2020 3:32 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Yeah dude, I know what you mean.  If you know its there you'll hear it every time.  Sorry about not getting one in last week!  Had a death in the family so I needed to be with my people this weekend.  I'll have it finished for next week.

Aw man I'm sorry to hear that, no need to apologize!  Excited to hear what you come up with this week.  I've already got a pretty solid idea going.

March 3, 2020 9:27 pm

Room noise isn't that noticeable for the most part to me on my cheap headphones. I think the fact that this isn't clinical adds to the life. Great vocal delivery and harmonies. The acoustic playing is really strong.

March 4, 2020 2:58 pm

Actually taking note because I might want to record my voice and maybe even the accordion at some point and doing it with my old rockband mic won't cut it smile Thanks for the tip! Also I'm smirking like an idiot because I read it as Rodent 1-A [/quote]

Hey! I'm going to attempt to use my accordion too!

March 4, 2020 2:59 pm
Gab Manette wrote:
coreytrev0r wrote:

Thanks man!  Yeah, tracking live instruments can be difficult and definitely requires a certain dedication.  Although on the other hand, doing everything (or most everything) digitally takes a lot of skill and patience as well.  So...props to both of us?  They're entirely different techniques to conquer but both take a lot of dedication and patience.

You make a lot of sense, and thank you! <3

coreytrev0r wrote:


Oh and I meant to mention this before (if anyone is even interested) but this was all done with the Rode NT1-A microphone.  I've fallen in love with this mic.  It's extremely versatile; I've successfully recorded acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and vocals with it.

Actually taking note because I might want to record my voice and maybe even the accordion at some point and doing it with my old rockband mic won't cut it smile Thanks for the tip! Also I'm smirking like an idiot because I read it as Rodent 1-A

@Gab - I'm going to try and use my accordion this year too!

March 4, 2020 3:01 pm
Jokinen wrote:

@Gab - I'm going to try and use my accordion this year too!


Awwwwww yeaaaaah!!

March 4, 2020 3:57 pm
Arcana wrote:

Room noise isn't that noticeable for the most part to me on my cheap headphones. I think the fact that this isn't clinical adds to the life. Great vocal delivery and harmonies. The acoustic playing is really strong.


Thanks for the compliments!  Yeah I think the room noise is something that only bothers me because I know it's there so I listen for it every time.  Hopefully it's not too noticeable.

Jokinen wrote:

Hey! I'm going to attempt to use my accordion too!


Didn't know you had one...do it up!  That'll be interesting to hear.

March 4, 2020 7:45 pm

March 5, 2020 11:06 pm

I guess I could try that brother tick someday.

Great piece.

March 5, 2020 11:42 pm
Ipaghost wrote:


@mikememo bringin' out The King vibe

Devieus wrote:

I guess I could try that brother tick someday.

Great piece.


It's a neat little trick I tried for the first time.  It worked out perfectly wink

Thanks for the compliment.

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