Gabrielle gave feedback to Rabies Clinic for “Diesel - Run With It RMI”:
Just really good and fun to listen to. Really cool artwork, too.
 Sep 03, 2012, 00:12 EDT

JZC gave feedback to Scott Wells for “Lay Your Head Down”:
wow! amazing voice. great song!
 Aug 31, 2012, 20:00 EDT

JZC gave feedback to Scott Wells for “Pretending I Don't Care”:
Wow! Amazing voice great song
 Aug 08, 2012, 14:52 EDT

The Closers gave feedback to Scott Wells for “Pretending I Don't Care”:
Really chill. Great from composition to recording, to post production. It sounds very radio ready, which is awesome. Great cause as well. Please let the guys know we are thinking of them in P.A.

Wish I could pay more, between pay checks right now!

Great pacing as well. And the harmonies sound nice. Thanks again.
 Aug 07, 2012, 17:56 EDT
Scott Wells 
thank you for your support!
flag (Aug 07, 2012, 20:18 EDT)
The Closers 
Gotta do it. Are you a vet yourself?
flag (Aug 07, 2012, 21:06 EDT)
Scott Wells 
I'm in the military, but I haven't been to war. All the more reason to support those that have.
flag (Aug 07, 2012, 23:51 EDT)
The Closers 
That's true! Thanks. Based in Hawaii, I guess it says...
flag (Aug 08, 2012, 07:54 EDT)

Scott Wells gave feedback to Semi-Protein for “Kaji”:
there is a ton of clipping going on and it destroys the quality of your recording. make sure your input doesn't clip and you can raise the volume in post-production.

is this a transitional track? it's works in that way. but, to be a stand alone track you would need at least a chorus and some more song structure.
 Aug 07, 2012, 14:46 EDT

Gabrielle gave feedback to Something-Keen for “The Awakening”:
Love the video game sounds throughout the song. They didn't sound very electronic. Are there live instruments on this song?
 Jul 15, 2012, 22:02 EDT

Kolorombeng gave feedback to Brian Vaughn for “Parts of You”:
Great sound..just awesome !
 Jul 05, 2012, 12:10 EDT
Brian Vaughn 
Thank you :)
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David Samuel Partamian gave feedback to Semi-Protein for “Kaji”:
Wow, nice voice, I like your band-name, your album art is kind of incomprehensible but that's okay I guess))
 Jul 02, 2012, 03:23 EDT
Thank you sir. It's a piece of protein, for the record XD PS: Had to make a new account, couldn't figure out our password...!
flag (Jul 02, 2012, 07:58 EDT)
David Samuel Partamian 
I don't know, I had that problem too, but I logged in using Facebook and it miraculously worked))
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Kode of Bliss gave feedback to Brian Vaughn for “Animal”:
Nice solid rock. Mix and master sounded spot on. Vocals are well done for genre. Not sure who this reminds me of, but overall great job.
 Apr 30, 2012, 16:41 EDT
Brian Vaughn 
Thanks so much. :)
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The Middlemen gave feedback to Brian Vaughn for “Revolutions”:
Great song. How do you make these harmonies come out so crisp? Do you use auto-tune, or some other software?

Your style reminds me somewhat of an artist I follow named Brian Mikasa:

Do you ever get a chance to play this stuff live?
 Apr 24, 2012, 00:00 EDT
Brian Vaughn 
Hey hey.
Thanks for the kind words mate.

Getting the harmonies to come out crisp kind of involves a few things. No, I don't use auto-tune. Though I do spot-tune a bit using Cubase's built in tuner. It helps when you're doing a many-part harmony.

My recording process for vocals is... hm. I have a vocal booth I sing in and a wireless keyboard that I use to start/stop my DAW. What I normally do when I want a really tight-fitting harmony is to listen to the part a few times, get the rhythm perfect in my head, and then record the harmonies in little sections.

Then, after doing that, if I've messed up the timing any at all I do little micro edits on the harmony part- basically chopping it into bits and sliding words around to make sure the start of each harmonized word lines up with the start of the melody. (Is this making sense? It's kind of hard to describe it... would be easier to just show it.)

Then I play with EQ a lot too. I kind of like to cut highs and lows on my harmonies- so they kind of have a "telephone" sounding EQ to them. That makes them stand out a bit. I'll also often do stereo (double tracked) harmonies and a mono melody to further separate them.

I dunno, it's all just little tweaks and stuff. I spend way too much time mixing this stuff.

I haven't played live much in a while. The town I live in doesn't have a great music scene, and I find that I enjoy writing and recording and sharing with my online friends more than I enjoy playing small shows at the local venues. I have done some "live" stuff on YouTube recently. Basically acoustic renditions of some of my songs. I also performed at my work place a few weeks back. I did this song, in fact. Hauled in a keyboard, guitar, bass, etc- and did each of the parts, kind of looping and building up. (Some coworkers were interested in seeing how I record, so I just kind of setup and did a live sample recording for them.) It was fun. I could see myself doing that live, if it wasn't such a hassle to haul around the gear.

I'm getting ready to head to bed, but I'll bookmark that artist you linked me and check them out in the am. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
flag (Apr 24, 2012, 00:07 EDT)
The Middlemen 
Thanks for the detailed explanation. My personal production skills are lacking, so it's always good to hear from someone who actually knows what they are doing. Sucks about the music scene, but I think it's like that just about everywhere right now... sadly... ;p
flag (Apr 24, 2012, 00:23 EDT)

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