So I entered my solo version a couple weeks ago not knowing @ingolee had sent me a collab version three weeks ago. Alas, it had been sitting in my inbox unnoticed by me.
In my opinion, it is better on several levels, now I dare say it rocks! Even though it shares basically the same shell, this one has attitude. You know, one never knows what a collaboration leads to. This one turned out to be a lot of fun for us both!
Thanks for the contest, guys! We would never have done something like this otherwise, so it was a real learning experience.
Thank you holster and Mr F, for listening to us and giving us kind words!
I’ll admit, when I first heard the contest announcement I was not that excited by the concept and I had no idea for anything to enter. And then the entries I’ve been hearing have all been very creative and well done to the point that I was intimidated to even enter anyway, they’re all that good!
But then Steban came along with a concept that was very cool and I don’t believe had ever been used on ‘Fever’ before, so I just had to mess with it!
Good luck to a talented bunch here, you’re all winners.
Now this is a new approach. I like it - a lot! The music was cool and I totally dig the guitars. For me however, the vocal was a bit disconnected. I think if you got it sitting in the mix a bit better and bring up those guitars you’re golden. You remind me a bit of Robby Robertson.
I keep mentioning how these mixes sound on the iPad Pro. I feel it only fair that I listen to each entry the same way, especially since it’s going to be a while before I get time to sit in front of my DAW. Having said that, this mix is also evenly balanced sounding, with the box sitting a little too up front.
Thanks for the great feedback, @miked and @BigAlRocks! Vox may be a little loud, I think I did the test to turn the volume way down to make sure it was the first track heard, but @ingolee and I probably could have fooled with the levels more and found the sweeter spot in the rather loud busy arrangement we were going for.