Thanks for checking this out cpf… it’s a bit of nonsense for sure and cool that you heard that downtuned vox thingie - I was playing with Guitar Rig fx… I had this idea of squeaky bright clean Julie Andrews with zombies… but sort of subtle zombies I laughed at myself so much while I was singing it I decided to leave some of them in…
Thanks holster - yeah you are definitely right… it’s a real flaw of mine, I so often totally overlook the bass sounds… I really don’t listen to them much in a mix and have to sort of force myself to pay attention and yep… now I really listen, they are um a little lacking, I was too caught up in the frills on top, will check this out ta!!
Cool, thanks Midge… yeah, as I said to Bryan, I had overlooked the bass towards the end… I’ve had this song hanging around for literally years and just decided to finish it and yeah… going to re-visit that bass for sure - thanks!! I know that I did spend quite a long time on it but in the flurry of finishing the mix it has lost its presence. ta.
Cool… thanks Andrew! I did wonder about posting this nonsense here but the mix didn’t feel quite ‘right’ and once again, this place has been a wonderful help. The song has been hanging around in my infamous Parking Zone for years and the trouble with pulling it back out again is I can lose a sense of perspective. I get caught up in the tricksy sound effects and yeah, I hear that bass now… and the boxiness is always a risk with me using too many tricks and not enough EQ discipline hehehe… I did have fun with Guitar Rig on that vocal. I will definitely play around some more, thanks heaps for checking this out.
yay… thanks Paul!!!
Yeah funny thing, I wrote this song many years ago when I was at a weekend workshop that was supposed to be super serious and deeply meaningful about life-the universe-everything and I suddenly became overwhelmed by irreverent silliness. Hard to imagine eh? [grin] And instead of singing a deeply meaningful zen like chant to the group I spontaneously sang the Teapot Song… it was a powerful thing and I was in deep trouble… so funny! Some ‘serious and meaningful’ folk just don’t have a sense of humour haha… I just wanted to capture that zany feel, with shadows… I’d done those vocals a couple of years back so just filled in some oohs and other sounds and let the computer do the rest. Then when I’m older and more batty I can laugh at myself!!
Thanks heaps guys!!! Really appreciate it… I’m working on a series of ‘Cautionary Tales’ and they have a combination of sound effects incorporated into the mix so I am keen to get the best results that I can with this silliness!