Thank you all for the feedback.
Pertaining to the keyboard solo sound in the middle, I had just written the part and that sound was one I was playing with on a test print and not ever meant to be public. I planned to change the midi sound to strings and piano of some sort and also add more layers to make it lush, but, unfortunately Pro Tools stopped seeing all of the proper channels from my interface when my Thunderbolt port went bad, so I could not open the song until I got the issue sorted out. I already had other cello harmonies finished that weren’t on the test print, but I was glad I at least had something to send in.
I worked for several hours yesterday in the bios, replaced fiber optics cable, moved my card to another slot, removed and reloaded all firmware and drivers in my interface and pc, and finally got the thunderbolt port working, but now the Pro Tools session is corrupt and still won’t open. Hopefully I can translate to another session and get it open tonight.
I am a technical person by nature and profession, and I am constantly battling my rig. Sometimes I wonder how a non-technical person/studio owner manages to keep their systems going.
As is, I agree, the solo sticks out too much since it was totally dry, and I would likely have not used that sound either, but I never would have left it that way as it stood.
Even though the sound that was printed was totally unintended, perhaps it could have been spacey cool if I would have had the chance to mix and add some echo, though? Or, more likely, the strings/piano idea would have worked and blended better overall?? Lots of fun directions to go.
Looking past the abrupt tone, I was at least pleased with the tension created in the chords I embellished, and, for me, that is the hardest part… I wasn’t necessarily cutting the guitar solo, either, but I was not sure yet if it was going to blend with the added chord textures. Guitar is my first instrument, and I had originally planned to add guitar par
Once I get my system sorted out, I will post the remix, even though I understand only my first mix will count.
Hopefully, it will turn out like I hear it in my head.
Maybe I can at least earn some extra credit for going for it with the bold addition ; )!
In answer to an earlier post; There was no sidechaining used.
Happy New Year to all and good luck!