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Slowball

By Jokinen on February 23, 2020 10:53 pm

Vocals are new to me so I felt like hitting a song that used them, even if they aren't anything special. Still learning how to mix them but still 60% happy with how this turned out.

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February 24, 2020 12:20 am

Damn dude you killed it.  Vocals sound good especially when you sing in the higher register.  Music was great too, nice work.

February 24, 2020 12:21 am

fuck yeah dude!  nice work on the vocals. Your voice immediately reminded me of the song The Killing Moon by echo & the bunnymen off the donnie darko soundtrack. The  horns at the end were a nice touch for a great buildup of an outro 

February 24, 2020 12:45 am

Is this vocal week and i didnt get the memo?? Sweet song bro. Nice Work this week.

February 24, 2020 1:37 am

Really like the deep dirty bass. Good shakers programming too. smile . and those brass at the end, getting epic.

February 24, 2020 1:49 am

Lovely guitar lines. The switchup to the flat rhythm towards the end is really nice. The brass is a great touch too! The vocals are sitting nicely volume wise but it sounds to me like they're low passed. Really cool overall heart

February 24, 2020 2:14 am

Very cool man, good work with the vocals.  I agree with @hieme on the low pass observation.  Not sure if that's what you were going for but it sounds really cool in this mix, kinda reminds me of Sonic Youth for some reason.

February 24, 2020 4:04 pm

I'm getting a nice late 90's vibe from this, a movie with a roadtrip or something similar! Really cool compo, happy to hear you sing again!

February 24, 2020 6:01 pm

Nice vocals!! and the drums are great as usual, song's super cool. I get the 90's feel as well.

February 25, 2020 1:56 am

Very cool chord progression Jim. The brass works really well with the progression. If I may, I too see a dog running up a hill to its family who all thought it was dead and gone to the end of this track. Lots of good feels to it.

February 25, 2020 4:35 am

I too love the horns at the end. I felt like the mix was pretty unique but it all worked, especially that guitar.

February 25, 2020 6:31 pm

Very cool vibe and song, the vocals hooked me immediately. I'd like to hear more of this!

February 25, 2020 11:14 pm

I like the low bassy vocal. Even made better when you push to the higher register. Vocals could be brighter in the mix in my opinion.  Just a bit so they are not muted.  Volume level is good.  Horns at the end are a great touch!

February 26, 2020 2:40 pm
coreytrev0r wrote:

Damn dude you killed it.  Vocals sound good especially when you sing in the higher register.  Music was great too, nice work.


Thanks dude! I'm really trying to figure out what works. I know nothing about key/tone with my voice haha.


demonzor wrote:

fuck yeah dude!  nice work on the vocals. Your voice immediately reminded me of the song The Killing Moon by echo & the bunnymen off the donnie darko soundtrack. The  horns at the end were a nice touch for a great buildup of an outro


That's a massive compliment, that song slaps. Thanks dawgy.

Joelfern808 wrote:

Is this vocal week and i didnt get the memo?? Sweet song bro. Nice Work this week.


Sorry bruv, thought you were on the email haha

February 26, 2020 2:44 pm
djippy wrote:

Really like the deep dirty bass. Good shakers programming too. smile . and those brass at the end, getting epic.


Thanks dude. Shakers and horns have been my jam lately. The sound, like you said, is real epic. I've been listening to The National a ton lately and it's inspired me.


hieme wrote:

Lovely guitar lines. The switchup to the flat rhythm towards the end is really nice. The brass is a great touch too! The vocals are sitting nicely volume wise but it sounds to me like they're low passed. Really cool overall <3


Thank you! I had fun with that ending. I feel it gave a nice change of pace to the static progression of the song. I honestly have no clue what low passed means... haha, but thank you!

Chrisfoo wrote:

Very cool man, good work with the vocals.  I agree with @hieme on the low pass observation.  Not sure if that's what you were going for but it sounds really cool in this mix, kinda reminds me of Sonic Youth for some reason.


Thanks dude. I'm lost on the low passed reference (not that smart, haha). I was going for a Fastball/The National style vocals. I love the "I'm lazy" style with the lower voice.

February 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Gab Manette wrote:

I'm getting a nice late 90's vibe from this, a movie with a roadtrip or something similar! Really cool compo, happy to hear you sing again!


I'd road trip the hell out of this song! Thanks Gab!

mikememo wrote:

Nice vocals!! and the drums are great as usual, song's super cool. I get the 90's feel as well.


Let's 90s collab. Get some dunkaroos, Echto-cooler and a bop-it. Don't forget your pullover starter jacket!

Saucey-dough wrote:

Very cool chord progression Jim. The brass works really well with the progression. If I may, I too see a dog running up a hill to its family who all thought it was dead and gone to the end of this track. Lots of good feels to it.


Damn dude. I didn't want to cry at work.

February 26, 2020 2:54 pm
ngineer wrote:

I too love the horns at the end. I felt like the mix was pretty unique but it all worked, especially that guitar.


Thanks! The mix was funky and I honestly didn't spend tons of time on it due to being lazy as f, but I'm glad it worked!

codydjango wrote:

Very cool vibe and song, the vocals hooked me immediately. I'd like to hear more of this!


Good news, I plan on trying to hit more of this in the near future! Thanks for listening!

February 26, 2020 2:54 pm
NWSPR wrote:

I like the low bassy vocal. Even made better when you push to the higher register. Vocals could be brighter in the mix in my opinion.  Just a bit so they are not muted.  Volume level is good.  Horns at the end are a great touch!


Thank for the feedback. I'm still a rookie at vocal mixing but that's good advice. I'll work with it in the future. Thanks for listening!

February 26, 2020 9:44 pm

February 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Definitely nothing wrong here.

March 1, 2020 4:23 am
Devieus wrote:

Definitely nothing wrong here.


Thanks man! This was definitely out of my comfort zone.

March 3, 2020 9:54 am

Love the horns at the end. Well done on passing the vocal hurdle definitely keen to hear more.

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