Academy Dashboard Forum Collaboration - Competition Member Collaborations Any ideas or help for this song? (german lyrics)

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  • #20284
    vlm128
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      There is this song idea that we love.... (it´s in german).
      But it doesn´t get even close to the idea in our heads.

      At the moment it sounds like a "Schlager" but it it should be a rock song.
      You know "Schlager"? Something like that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gGnnd895X8

      Any ideas how to bring this song forward?

      Attached: The raw idea; quickly recorded; no bass.

      • This topic was modified 7 years ago by vlm128.
      #20295
      Tim Morris
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        HI...this is cool..I get what you mean, its sounds like a Eurovison entry !

        Its pretty lightweight at the moment, can you post how you actually recorded the instruments, the guitars sound like they were mic'd but could be the reverb.

        So...personally I would sort out the acoustic guitars, make them more up front, maybe even do them again myself.

        The electric guitars need some real meat...I would re-amp or record them again.

        There is a lot of scope for this, I might have ago later....

        • This reply was modified 7 years ago by Tim Morris.
        #20303
        vlm128
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          yeah @spark240 . That´s what I mean!

          The electric guitars sound very weak but are mic´d up. The will absolutely get recorded again.
          All the instruments by the way (and the vocals...)..

          The song is based around the acoustic guitar riff. So yeah the acoustic should be up front.
          The acoustic ist double tracked and panned hard left and right.

          Maybe some additional stuff?

          I will upload the multitrack later.

          #20315
          vlm128
          Participant

            Maybe a bit unrealistic but maybe in the style of "Sirens" by Pearl Jam.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZBwyG7HPs

            There´s so much energy without heavy guitars...

            • This reply was modified 7 years ago by vlm128.
            #20319
            Tim Morris
            Participant

              Ok so this is a couple of examples of track I did with acoustic guitars as the main part..

              https://soundcloud.com/spark240/only-acoustic-master

              https://soundcloud.com/spark240/tim-demo-2

              As for the Pearl Jam track....nothing is unrealistic !...theres enough people on here to make you track whatever you want it to be 😉

              #20324
              vlm128
              Participant

                Great man! Sounds fantastic. I really like "only acoustic master"!!
                Modern, pop, maybe a bit more rock for me...

                #20346
                Tim Morris
                Participant

                  Yeah, I just thought the acoustics show a more up front sound...

                  #20367
                  Arthur Labus
                  Moderator

                    Hi Valentin,
                    it is a draft at that stage. As Spark already said - if you have a bit more, you should mix it "better" 🙂
                    If you are seeking for german references, i don't mind Andrea Berg, i would recommend some stuff from Thomas Godoj.
                    Finest german rock, without any kraut 😉

                    #20395
                    vlm128
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                      I will use your suggestions, do some recording and mixing and come back later.
                      Finding the right reference track maybe is the key.

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