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Workshop #12: Maybe by David White

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At Audiotuts+ we irregularly put up a reader track for workshopping and critique (find out how to submit a track). This is how it works: you upload your song, and every couple of weeks we'll publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. They have put their track (and their heart and soul) in your hands to learn and get useful feedback.

  • Do you enjoy the song or track itself? Does it have potential?
  • Can the arrangement be improved?
  • How did you find the mix? What would you do differently?
  • What do you enjoy about the rhythm track? What can be done to improve it?
  • Is the choice of instruments relevant and effective for the style/song?
  • Are the lyrics (if any) effective? Does the style, arrangement and genre of the song suit them?
  • Can you suggest any specific techniques that might improve the track?
  • Do you have any other constructive feedback?

Maybe by David White

David describes the track: "Built as excuse to play my bass, rhythm guitars are logic samples tweaked, cut and pitch shifted, synth solo was a 'happy accident'... stumbling on how to patch an arpeggiator in the environment window. Solo played with no regard to key - voicing only, arpeggiator took care of timing. Each note hand pitched to create solo in post production. Titled to evoke 'Yes'. I know it's produced 'loud', but i was excited..."

Author's website: www.reverbnation.com/davewhitepdx

Terms of Use: Stream only. comment freely.

Composition and performance by David White

(c) 2009 AudioMoxie™ Music (BMI)

(P) 2009 AudioMoxie™ Records

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