#1June 16th, 2013 · 01:27 PM
64 threads / 13 songs
669 posts
United States of America
Sleepless Nights
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This song is not in a battle


Well, hello. It's been a while.

Recorded this a few minutes ago on a garbage portable 8-track. There's a horrible mis-hit note in one of the guitar tracks that I tried to edit but punching in and out was so painful I just didn't bother. Three tracks, recorded in one-shot.

This is a cover of a really old, obscure song by a country duo that I learned how to play on the ukulele many years ago, and my interest in it was revived when the almighty Eddie Vedder covered it on his album Ukulele Songs.

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#2June 16th, 2013 · 06:08 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Added to playlist ...
Sounds like some long lost Elvis recording .... or something from one of the Beatles
A beautiful song beautifully done by a beautiful soul ... a royal flush
Enjoying it over and over again ... nice one Avi keep it up ... it's like a shining star
#3June 17th, 2013 · 07:30 AM
64 threads / 13 songs
669 posts
United States of America
You humble me, buddy. You're far too kind. Thank you.

It's good to record again. It's been too long.
#4June 17th, 2013 · 02:57 PM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,384 posts
United Kingdom
We've been missing you Avi -
What lovely song - pleased that you have not forgotten us, sharing your music with us.

You could put it through a noise reduction process like found on Adobe Audition, but I'd re-record it again with the pre-amps lowered; I'm certain the cause of the hiss, then normalise it when you import into your PC.

WELCOME BACK 
#5June 25th, 2013 · 10:49 AM
5 threads / 4 songs
34 posts
United States of America
Nice performance. You have a really pleasant singing voice that is obviously showcased in this recording.
Good, solid guitar work.
I haven't used a portable multitrack recorder in quite a while but I remember having the same issues with doing punch ins and editing.
#6July 4th, 2013 · 06:53 AM
117 threads / 27 songs
1,057 posts
Germany
Hey Avi. This song has deserved to be worked out up to a full band-arrangement. So much potential.
With a bit routine you might get on better with your recording tools (i.e. auto punch).

Stay tuned...........

U.L.I.
#7July 5th, 2013 · 04:23 PM
171 threads / 24 songs
2,327 posts
United Kingdom
long time ....
nice to have u back....

is that the Caribbean i hear lapping in the background ..... i so hope so

crafted and lovely song well delivered

great to see u  again

swordfish
#8July 11th, 2013 · 05:07 AM
64 threads / 13 songs
669 posts
United States of America
Well, thanks all! As usual, you all humble me.

Denis wrote…
We've been missing you Avi -
What lovely song - pleased that you have not forgotten us, sharing your music with us.

Not forgotten, just...neglected, I guess. Life has a way of catching up, sometimes. Hopefully I can make time for the little things like this that make me happy.

Denis wrote…
You could put it through a noise reduction process like found on Adobe Audition, but I'd re-record it again with the pre-amps lowered; I'm certain the cause of the hiss, then normalise it when you import into your PC.

It's just a garbage multitrack recorder. This is after noise reduction, believe it or not. I'll probably just buy a better one soon.

Denis wrote…
WELCOME BACK  :razz:

Glad to be!

swordfish wrote…
nice to have u back....

is that the Caribbean i hear lapping in the background ..... i so hope so

crafted and lovely song well delivered

great to see u  again

swordfish

Thanks for your great feedback. The vibe is very laid back—I love playing this on a uke when it's raining, actually. Very cliched, but fun.

thomasallencummins wrote…
Nice performance. You have a really pleasant singing voice that is obviously showcased in this recording.
Good, solid guitar work.

Thanks! Guitar flubbed one note horribly, but otherwise it's a fun simple tune, and recorded with far less than my usual number of mistakes.

thomasallencummins wrote…
I haven't used a portable multitrack recorder in quite a while but I remember having the same issues with doing punch ins and editing.

It's almost fascist how difficult it is. I've owned the thing for 5 years and may not have attempted even 10 punch-ins since. I find it quicker and easier just to record the whole track again.

ULI wrote…
Hey Avi. This song has deserved to be worked out up to a full band-arrangement. So much potential.
With a bit routine you might get on better with your recording tools (i.e. auto punch).

Stay tuned...........

U.L.I.

I generally record on my computer, where there is plenty of opportunity to fix things like this. I'm lazy, so I don't, but I can and that's what matters! This is just the product of this really horrible device that I've probably harped on too much about now.

What would you suggest in a full-band arrangement? You mean a bass and percussion? I own a bass and many percussion instruments and can finger-drum like a boss but it didn't sound great to my ears—something about the charm of the song works stripped down. If you have any particular suggestions, I can try to take them for a spin and see how it sounds, or if you ever want to collaborate on it, I'm down.
#9July 17th, 2013 · 07:20 AM
22 threads / 13 songs
513 posts
Japan
Hey sweeeet vocal mate & on these old creature's  sound's authentic and the spirit lives
Thanks for posting performance ace
  
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