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'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:09 pm
by qbaser
Here is a link to a song called 'Heaven Knows' which I produced in Cubase 7 for the unsigned Edinburgh artist Steve J. Ward. This was my first music video film and edit too.

http://youtu.be/AB9g-wd0-Nw

Hope to get feedback good or bad. Thanks
Al

www.aljamesproductions.com

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:04 pm
by shadowfax
Very nice production, would be very interested to know the vocal path please, you've managed to make his whispery vocal very forward and clear in the mix..would love to be able to do that.. :mrgreen:

Kevin

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:22 pm
by qbaser
Thanks Kevin. That vocal was initially a challenge given it's less projection than I'm used to. I realised the best way to do less than more. Some basic eq,compression and little 'ambient vocal' preset Toontrack ezmix.

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:13 am
by ferencz
very nice piece of work...musically and visually

frank

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:06 pm
by qbaser
Thanks Frank.

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:45 pm
by HornForHire
Hi Al,

Good job! Nice production, both sound and video.

Cheers,
Wim

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:33 pm
by qbaser
Thanks Wim

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:21 pm
by TobyShark
From a production/mixing standpoint I think you've nailed the mids and highs - it sounds open, carefully positioned and the reverb work is excellent - opening up the mix well.

i'd say his voice is a little too loud in the mix, but that's just tast.

i do think that the bass end is lacking and the song sufferers as a result; it needed more warmth and roundness in the low end to really help the listener engage with the track: I've stuck it through a TC Fabrik C EQ and boosted the 60hz, 1.1khz (a little) and added a bit of a high shelf at 6khz - crude but this sounds a lot more engaging when you do this.

hope this helps, it's very professional stuff btw

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:49 am
by qbaser
Thanks Toby. Yes in hindsight I agree the bass is a tad lacking. I might go and tweak that a little.

Thanks for your feedback.

Al

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:47 am
by desert
really nice song, love it !
Production is one of the best i've heard in the forum, good job. Deserves air and video play! :D

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:52 am
by qbaser
Thanks a lot Desert. :) Al

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:44 pm
by kzarider
Great production and mix, it does lack a bit of warmth because lack of low end and has a bit of harshness in highs probably from trying to get soft vocals out front. These are small issues and overall it's wonderful
Kenny

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:46 pm
by qbaser
Thanks Kenny. I totally do get that about the low end. Cheers

Re: 'Heaven Knows' made in C7 (music)

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:07 am
by twilightsong
Your stuff always sounds good, no different here (also I don't care much for the singer, he's written a decent song)