Academy Dashboard Forum 2021 - Productions 2021 - Mar Annie's Song (John Denver) Cover

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    Mike Waldron

      I rarely post stuff I'm working on, but I have a question, so feel free to chime in.
      I have a tendency to get to a certain point in a production where I plaster synths everywhere, to the point of overproduction. I'm currently at this point in a cover of Annie's Song by John Denver.
      The original is in 3/4 time, but mine is in 4/4 (then compound 3/4 and 5/4) to give it a rock feel. I'm trying to keep a 'real instrument' vibe (even though everything is vsti's), so I don't want my usual synth overload.
      I put a guide vocal on (with my trusty Lewitt MTP 440 DM dynamic drum mic) to get the feel, and it's definitely getting there. So, to my question...
      What other instrumentation do you feel I should include, apart from the inevitable stack of vox I'll end up doing, to finish off the production/recording phase of this track?
      Thanks in advance for any suggestions, no matter how random...

      Kyle Jedrusiak

        Overall not bad. Lead vox could go down .5 to 1 dB. Acoustic guitars can come up .5 to 1 dB. The whole mix sounds a bit muffled. Vocal seems a little pitchy in a few places. Keep making good music!

        Konrad Kobic

          Hey Mike,

          I think instrumentation wise you have got all that you could need. just may be layer up the guitars (Both Electric and acoustic ) so that the chords are played in different inversions. but there seems to be a glitch on pCloud as its restarts the song after 2 minutes so don't hear how you may wish to end it.

          also for a pop feel, start the song 1 tone lower so you can do the last verse at this key.

          I look forward to hearing how this turns out


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