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Title: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on July 11, 2012, 09:15:02 AM
Hey all! I'm excited that there's been some interest in "e-collaborating" on more tunes like our Add Some Music cover (check out this thread (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,13801.0.html) if you don't know what I'm talking about). I think it's a good idea at this point to get a "show of hands" to see who all would like to join in and what you'd like to contribute.  Specifically, let us know what instruments you can record, what vocal range you're most comfortable singing in, and if you'd like to take a crack at arranging/producing a track (or tracks).  If you're in, let us know and I'll add you to the roster.

As for song choice, we're going to try to keep it interesting and unique. We're going for obscure tracks that aren't covered often, or, at the very least, unique takes on better known/more frequently covered tracks. Let us know what song(s) you think would fit the bill, and we'll divvy up parts and and assign arranger/producers once we've got a good tracklist.  If you're really dying to sing lead or arrange/produce a certain song yourself, let us know that too, and it can be tentatively reserved for you; however, the goal at this stage is really just to nail down the list of performers, arranger/producers, and songs. It'll be easier to distribute things evenly once those three pieces are set.

Here's the method we used for Add Some Music: I put together a really basic backing track with just piano and a beat, so everyone would have something to sing on top of.  Then I transcribed everyone's vocal parts separately with a great free program called MuseScore (http://www.musescore.org). You can export MuseScore charts to midi files, so I laid the midi file for each background vocal on top of the backing track so everyone could hear how their part is supposed to be sung.  (Alternatively, I could have just sung a guide vocal and sent it to everyone--that might be easier for you arranger/producers (it's tough making noise with a new baby in the house!)) Then, everyone recorded their parts and sent them each in individual files, which I pieced together as I got them.  I worked on the "real" backing track at the same time.

I would be more than happy to take the same kind of role in these songs.  If you need help figuring out chords, vocals, etc., that's become a bit of a specialty for me. Even if you're going to do a totally unique arrangement of a song, I can still put together rough backing tracks for folks to sing over--all you need to tell me is what tempo you want, whether you're going to stray from the original chords or do anything else quirky that I should know, and if you want the song to fade out vs. end on a chord vs. end on a hard stop. Basically, I will gladly be a resource for anything anyone needs to make their song work.

Just a few basic ground rules:

(1) To keep things fair, you can only claim a lead vocal if you're willing to sing a background vocal on other people's "lead" songs too.
(2) Record your parts in a lossless format.
(3) Send your parts to your producer completely dry--no effects, no EQ, no noise reduction, etc.  That will make mixing a thousand times easier.

Here's a list of everyone who's volunteered and what they can contribute:

  • Amigo: mid vocals
  • Austin: low-to-mid vocals, drums,
  • Billy C: high tenor/low alto vocals (early 70s Brian-range)
  • Crinkleman123: tenor vocals, drums, piano
  • dmcguire70: vocals
  • EgoHanger1966: high vocals (especially falsetto)
  • egon spengler: mid-to-high vocals, guitar (electric, acoustic, 12-string), bass (fender and fretless), ukulele, misc. percussion, keyboards
  • FatherOfTheMan: vocals, pretty much any instrument
  • hypehat: mid-to-low vocals (Dennis-ish), guitar, banjo, piano
  • MeltAway: bass/tenor/falsetto vocals, guitar, bass
  • My Brother Woody: vocals (wide range, but Dennis-esque)
  • rab2591: mid vocals, guitar
  • seltaeb1012002: vocals, drums, keys
  • slickman9696: vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass
  • SurferGirl7: vocals
  • thatjacob: lap steel guitar, bass, guitar

and here's the tracklist to date:

  • Somewhere Near Japan: ____ (producer); EgoHanger, egon, ____, ____, ____ (leads)
  • Little Bird: FOTM (producer); My Brother Woodie (lead); EgoHanger, seltaeb, egon, FOTM, _____ (backgrounds)
  • Break Away: egon (producer); Billy C, EgoHanger, MeltAway (leads); rab2591, egon, ____, ____, ____, ____ (backgrounds)
  • In Blue Hawaii: rab2591 (producer); dmcguire (lead);
  • Our Prayer: egon (producer); ____, ____, ____, ____ (vocals)
  • I Went To Sleep
  • Soulful Old Man Sunshine: hypehat (producer), seltaeb (lead); egon, EgoHanger, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____ (backgrounds)
  • In My Room: FOTM (producer); dmcguire, ____, _____, ____, _____ (leads)
  • Don't Worry Baby: seltaeb (producer), dmcguire70 and SurferGirl7 (leads); ____, ____, ____, ____ (backgrounds)
  • This Whole World: egon (producer); Billy C (lead); ____, ____, ____, ____, ____ (backgrounds)
  • Til I Die: ____ (producer); FOTM, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____ (leads)
  • Stevie: ____ (producer); hypehat (lead);
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again
  • Loney Days

Thanks again to everyone for your interest!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 11, 2012, 09:26:47 AM
Obviously, me. hahaha...

I play all instruments, and I can sing any part except the surf's up lead :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 11, 2012, 09:32:24 AM
Vocally, I'm most comfortable in the range of Brian's in the early 70s. I'm actually a high tenor/low alto, but this is the range I'm most comfortable in. Lead/backup, doesn't matter.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 11, 2012, 09:33:29 AM
I would love to be involved - can't read charts though. I'll leave it to the pros :)

Rock on!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Austin on July 11, 2012, 09:34:43 AM
Count me in.

Assuming we're putting together a compilation of tracks: I really like the idea of having a different producer for each one, although I think we should also have an executive producer who's overseeing things.

Also: this is a very minor detail, but in addition to the participation rule, it'd be useful to specify a basic technical requirement (lossless files, no effects -- that kind of thing) for the actual files submitted, that way we get the most professional(ish) quality possible.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 11, 2012, 09:36:29 AM
I'm good with mixing a song, I'd love to do SNJ, as I've stated one too many times :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Austin on July 11, 2012, 09:37:15 AM
I would love to be involved - can't read charts though. I'll leave it to the pros :)

Rock on!

Don't let that stop you! Almost all notation software nowadays can play back the parts for you, so you can memorize it by ear. I haven't read charts in a long time, so for me hearing it made everything ten times easier.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 11, 2012, 09:38:41 AM
I would love to be involved - can't read charts though. I'll leave it to the pros :)

Rock on!

Don't let that stop you! Almost all notation software nowadays can play back the parts for you, so you can memorize it by ear. I haven't read charts in a long time, so for me hearing it made everything ten times easier.

I hate reading music, since I have pitched hearing I can hear and remember the parts. You don't need any prior knowledge besides the song and how to sing! haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 11, 2012, 09:41:32 AM
I would love to be involved - can't read charts though. I'll leave it to the pros :)

Rock on!

Don't let that stop you! Almost all notation software nowadays can play back the parts for you, so you can memorize it by ear. I haven't read charts in a long time, so for me hearing it made everything ten times easier.



I hate reading music, since I have pitched hearing I can hear and remember the parts. You don't need any prior knowledge besides the song and how to sing! haha

Haha ok I'm in - but expect me to call on one of you if I need help!  ;D
I've been told I have a pretty good falsetto, if that comes in handy.... (meaning, I'm more suited to a Brian type part than a Dennis one).


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: hypehat on July 11, 2012, 10:22:48 AM
Consider me right up for this! What would be very cool is if we tried to either keep it in the obscure side of the discography, or at least try and rearrange the more well-known tunes so they're a little more, well, us.

In terms of instruments, I'm a bit of alright on guitar and other things of that nature - banjo is my latest crush at the moment. Piano is very BW like, which is to say POUNDING CHORDS  ;D

I also think my biggest strength is arranging instrumentals/producing, so I'd like to do the heavy lifting on some of that. Do any of us have a real drumkit? Would be immensely helpful.

My voice is a fickle instrument - I smoke too much, so it's a little raspy up high but I still have a pretty good low tone (not quite stable enough for intricate bass parts, if being hyper critical). Might fit a Dennis type role in the mix.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 11, 2012, 10:35:42 AM
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I hate reading music, since I have pitched hearing I can hear and remember the parts. You don't need any prior knowledge besides the song and how to sing!

I can't really ready music, but have a hell of an ear. Helps out a lot when listening to the BB's songs and figuring out who sings what backup parts :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 11, 2012, 10:43:11 AM
Do any of us have a real drumkit? Would be immensely helpful.


I have a real drumkit. Not the best set up for recording it, but I can certainly give it a shot.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: SG7 on July 11, 2012, 11:07:29 AM
That is a fantastic cover of add some music guys. Bravo! I do sing also and depending on time, I wouldn't mind possibly joining in!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Austin on July 11, 2012, 11:12:41 AM
I've got a kit (mahogany shells, booming kick drum and a birch snare -- good for those big in-the-pocket drum sounds) and about ten good drum mics, so I'd be happy to contribute anything in that department.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 11, 2012, 11:25:58 AM
I've got a kit (mahogany shells, booming kick drum and a birch snare -- good for those big in-the-pocket drum sounds) and about ten good drum mics, so I'd be happy to contribute anything in that department.

My lone attempt at recording/mixing live drums was for this cover of Guess I'm Dumb ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7jFl3ug0Ls)- I was trying to go for a 60s sound rather than a professional one, but I bet your set up will be much better for this type of recording - cheers!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: rab2591 on July 11, 2012, 11:30:40 AM
I've got a kit (mahogany shells, booming kick drum and a birch snare -- good for those big in-the-pocket drum sounds) and about ten good drum mics, so I'd be happy to contribute anything in that department.

My lone attempt at recording/mixing live drums was for this cover of Guess I'm Dumb ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7jFl3ug0Ls)- I was trying to go for a 60s sound rather than a professional one, but I bet your set up will be much better for this type of recording - cheers!

That's seriously one of my favorite covers ever. I can't stand the original, but I listen to this version of 'Guess I'm Dumb' quite frequently!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Melt Away on July 12, 2012, 10:25:47 AM
I can do guitar, bass, bass vocals, tenor and falsetto. Somebody pick a song :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 12, 2012, 12:09:11 PM
Little Bird, I'll do Bass or Drums and vox, the guitar chords are easy but I suck a Bb chords so nah


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: thatjacob on July 12, 2012, 01:31:44 PM
I'd be interested. I can play bass or maybe guitar, but my primary instrument is Lap Steel.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Aegir on July 12, 2012, 08:14:58 PM
I would love to be a part of this but I feel like I would disappoint people due to me mediocre-at-best singing and playing ability.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: egon spengler on July 12, 2012, 10:38:55 PM
I've just updated the first post with some more information on the project, along with a current list of performers and songs.

Count me in.

Assuming we're putting together a compilation of tracks: I really like the idea of having a different producer for each one, although I think we should also have an executive producer who's overseeing things.

Also: this is a very minor detail, but in addition to the participation rule, it'd be useful to specify a basic technical requirement (lossless files, no effects -- that kind of thing) for the actual files submitted, that way we get the most professional(ish) quality possible.

totally agreed on all counts. if nobody objects, I'd be glad to fill an executive producer role. (judging from TWGMTR, "exec producer" means "one who demand the inclusion of 1 lousy/mediocre song for every 2 good ones," right?)

Consider me right up for this! What would be very cool is if we tried to either keep it in the obscure side of the discography, or at least try and rearrange the more well-known tunes so they're a little more, well, us.

Austin and I have had the same conversation about what tunes to pick.. I don't know that we need to hear another straight cover of Wouldn't It Be Nice, but a truly unique WIBN arrangement, or any cover of Steamboat/Time To Get Alone/Soulful Old Man Sunshine, would be welcome additions. A problem I run into here is that I know the discography so well, I don't really know what's considered obscure  :lol

That is a fantastic cover of add some music guys. Bravo! I do sing also and depending on time, I wouldn't mind possibly joining in!

thanks! sorry if this is a ridiculous question, but I take it you're actually a girl? I think it'd be great to add a female voice (or voices) to the mix. there are some songs/spots where it'd be cool to have a female lead.. like the chorus of Don't Worry Baby, since it's the guy quoting the girl.

I would love to be a part of this but I feel like I would disappoint people due to me mediocre-at-best singing and playing ability.

hey, if worse comes to worst we can have someone double your parts to smooth things out. don't self-limit!



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread
Post by: Aegir on July 13, 2012, 05:52:22 AM

I would love to be a part of this but I feel like I would disappoint people due to me mediocre-at-best singing and playing ability.

hey, if worse comes to worst we can have someone double your parts to smooth things out. don't self-limit!



haha, okay, I'm on board then! and for leads I could do mid-late 70s Brian. I'm also willing to give guitar, bass and keyboard a go.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 13, 2012, 05:52:55 AM
Whoever suggested Break Away, great idea!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 13, 2012, 07:44:08 AM
I'm planning on making my own styled "Little bird" backing track today, just as a base to get us rolling. The parts will probably be re-done, like how we did ASMTYD.

Someone wanted to do a banjo part? Well here you go ;)


F that i can't start a song because I don't play "tight" enough haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: rab2591 on July 13, 2012, 07:53:18 AM
Whoever suggested Break Away, great idea!

I second this!

I'd also kinda like to cover 'In Blue Hawaii' from BWPS. Get dmcguire70 to do the lead vocals, the rest of us contribute background vocals (especially for the intro). Make it sound vintage '67 (maybe even mixed in mono). Anyways, just a thought!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 13, 2012, 08:16:44 AM
^ that idea is great


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 13, 2012, 12:05:42 PM
I'm planning on making my own styled "Little bird" backing track today, just as a base to get us rolling. The parts will probably be re-done, like how we did ASMTYD.

Someone wanted to do a banjo part? Well here you go ;)


F that i can't start a song because I don't play "tight" enough haha

Do you still want to do the arrangement and production on that one? If you give me a tempo and let me know what you'd like to do with the end (fade vs. hard stop vs. whatever), I can put together a backing track with the chords and a beat for folks to sing/play on top of.

Whoever suggested Break Away, great idea!

I second this!

I'd also kinda like to cover 'In Blue Hawaii' from BWPS. Get dmcguire70 to do the lead vocals, the rest of us contribute background vocals (especially for the intro). Make it sound vintage '67 (maybe even mixed in mono). Anyways, just a thought!

I've been grooving on Break Away for a few weeks now, so that was my idea--unless anyone else has any cool ideas for it, I'd like to take a crack at the arrangement/production for that one.  I'd also like to try This Whole World, but won't add it to the list just yet until we get some more suggestions.

By the way, I love the In Blue Hawaii idea--could be crazy challenging, but would sound amazing if we can pull it off.  I've made some decent headway into IBH for my SMiLE cover project, and have recorded the water chant.  I'll send it your way later today--maybe we can use it as a guide for everyone. I've got the chords handy too (unless you want to mix them up), and can play ukulele on it if you want to keep the Hawaiian feel. I played around a bit with adding the "cool cool water" vocals over the verse, with mixed results.. it's a few keys higher (or lower? I forget), so they don't fit as naturally. Could be worth changing the key to fit, if you'd like to try that. Just some ideas--it's your song, so feel free to ignore them!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 13, 2012, 12:22:04 PM
This Whole World is a great idea too, Egon.

This might be too impossible, but what if we give a go at Our Prayer and put it before Blue Hawaii?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 13, 2012, 12:37:22 PM
Ego, that'd be great, I'm thinking maybe 85 BPM, the chord I'm using are from ultimate guitar's chords, an easy google search :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 13, 2012, 01:11:22 PM
Ego, that'd be great, I'm thinking maybe 85 BPM, the chord I'm using are from ultimate guitar's chords, an easy google search :)

Oh I don't trust those sites at all.. I'll take a listen and make sure they're accurate :)  you thinking of doing it like a straight cover, or switching things up?
This Whole World is a great idea too, Egon.

This might be too impossible, but what if we give a go at Our Prayer and put it before Blue Hawaii?

That was another one I tossed around, actually--good one to spread the vocals around. I've done it and I know dmcguire has too, so the vocal lines are already transcribed.  If we sing on top of the 20/20 version, we'll be good timing-wise.  I'm all for it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Melt Away on July 13, 2012, 04:37:24 PM
I think In My Room would be a pretty neat collaboration. 'Til I die too ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Melt Away on July 13, 2012, 04:38:41 PM
A remixed TWGMTR would be fun to do too. Just the song, though.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 13, 2012, 04:59:20 PM
Egon, I'm thinking of making it a bit more like POB styled, but the feel is too good to change


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: dmcguire70 on July 13, 2012, 06:09:56 PM
Whoever suggested Break Away, great idea!

I second this!

I'd also kinda like to cover 'In Blue Hawaii' from BWPS. Get dmcguire70 to do the lead vocals, the rest of us contribute background vocals (especially for the intro). Make it sound vintage '67 (maybe even mixed in mono). Anyways, just a thought!


Id be happy to do backing vocals for Blue Hawaii, not sure about lead, though I could give it a crack.
As for the other tracks mentioned by Egon, count me in guys. :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 13, 2012, 06:14:16 PM
Whoever suggested Break Away, great idea!

I second this!

I'd also kinda like to cover 'In Blue Hawaii' from BWPS. Get dmcguire70 to do the lead vocals, the rest of us contribute background vocals (especially for the intro). Make it sound vintage '67 (maybe even mixed in mono). Anyways, just a thought!


Id be happy to do backing vocals for Blue Hawaii, not sure about lead, though I could give it a crack.
As for the other tracks mentioned by Egon, count me in guys. :)

If anyone does lead vocals for a circa 1967-written Brian song, it should be YOU my friend.  8)

I'd love a shot at (part) of the lead vocal of Break Away, if that's cool with everyone. Maybe we could split the verses up?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: SG7 on July 13, 2012, 08:01:42 PM
I'm glad you are cool with having a girl singing! The idea of Don't Worry Baby sounds very cool!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 13, 2012, 09:26:43 PM
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I'd love a shot at (part) of the lead vocal of Break Away, if that's cool with everyone. Maybe we could split the verses up?

I'd like to take the first verse and let you handle the second.  I'd also like to  have a crack at This Whole World.

Here's a song I think would be really cool to attempt...I Went to Sleep!



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 13, 2012, 11:30:00 PM
Agreed with IWTS, as you can tell, I love that song :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Amazing Larry on July 13, 2012, 11:35:00 PM
I can play drums and some piano. I also can sing fine in the tenor range but any higher my voice gets rather weedy.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Amazing Larry on July 13, 2012, 11:35:48 PM
I can also produce/mix.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 14, 2012, 05:57:34 AM
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I'd love a shot at (part) of the lead vocal of Break Away, if that's cool with everyone. Maybe we could split the verses up?

I'd like to take the first verse and let you handle the second.  I'd also like to  have a crack at This Whole World.

Here's a song I think would be really cool to attempt...I Went to Sleep!



Totally agree with IWTS--another great "stacked vocal" track that could sound really nice "unplugged." Do you want to handle producing that one?

I'd like to do the heavy lifting on Break Away, if that's okay with everyone. For that one (and probably as another general rule for this project), I think it might be better to have one person sing the same part throughout if we're doing multiple leads--like Billy C on both verses and EgoHanger on both choruses (or vice versa). There's more logic to the division of work that way, and it won't feel like we're splitting parts up just for the sake of doing it. (I've got some fairly fresh strong opinions on that issue because I don't like the way Brian and Mike trade off leads on Isn't It Time--it's too "Hey look everyone, Brian's on this track AND Mike's on it too! Reunion!!!!1" for me.)  Really, I think we should divide leads the same way they're divided on the original recordings to keep it from becoming "A does the first verse, B does the first chorus, C does the second verse, D does the second chorus, E does the bridge...". What do you guys think?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 14, 2012, 06:08:09 AM
I think In My Room would be a pretty neat collaboration. 'Til I die too ;D

A remixed TWGMTR would be fun to do too. Just the song, though.

I like the idea of 'Til I Die for sure. I've already transcribed the parts so I can hand them off to whoever wants to produce. My only suggestion there is that dmcguire do the "I've lost my way/It kills my soul" parts, because he sounds more like Brian than Brian himself there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrblIptbikc&feature=player_detailpage#t=26s

I'm a little more iffy about TWGMTR and In My Room since they're less on the obscure side than we're going for--unless you (or anyone else) have a good idea for a unique arrangement, of course! As far tunes from TWGMTR go, I bet FTTBA could be cool.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 14, 2012, 06:20:46 AM
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I'd love a shot at (part) of the lead vocal of Break Away, if that's cool with everyone. Maybe we could split the verses up?

I'd like to take the first verse and let you handle the second.  I'd also like to  have a crack at This Whole World.

Here's a song I think would be really cool to attempt...I Went to Sleep!



Totally agree with IWTS--another great "stacked vocal" track that could sound really nice "unplugged." Do you want to handle producing that one?

I'd like to do the heavy lifting on Break Away, if that's okay with everyone. For that one (and probably as another general rule for this project), I think it might be better to have one person sing the same part throughout if we're doing multiple leads--like Billy C on both verses and EgoHanger on both choruses (or vice versa). There's more logic to the division of work that way, and it won't feel like we're splitting parts up just for the sake of doing it. (I've got some fairly fresh strong opinions on that issue because I don't like the way Brian and Mike trade off leads on Isn't It Time--it's too "Hey look everyone, Brian's on this track AND Mike's on it too! Reunion!!!!1" for me.)  Really, I think we should divide leads the same way they're divided on the original recordings to keep it from becoming "A does the first verse, B does the first chorus, C does the second verse, D does the second chorus, E does the bridge...". What do you guys think?

@Egon: I feel your logic - although I guess for a Smiley Smile board project I think it would be less offensive to switch off leads than an actual BB record. Although I'm not quite sure I can pull off the choruses to Break Away - can't wail like Carl! - but the verse lead presents no problem for me. Anyway, I guess we'll figure it out as we go along. I don't mind giving up a lead part for that one (or any song), a group effort is a group effort.

@Billy: Yeah, if we decide to split up verses, I could totally dig that!

ps. are we allowed to do unreleased material? Something like "Stevie", a great song which has never been officially released, and sounds horrid when it appears on unofficial releases, could actually be given a "definitive" version by us. Just a thought.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Melt Away on July 14, 2012, 06:51:21 AM
Yeah, in my room isn't obscure or anything but just how the three voices come in would give some smilers an awesome chance to harmonize a legendary song. I'd love to send in some Breakaway verse excerpts.
I think In My Room would be a pretty neat collaboration. 'Til I die too ;D

A remixed TWGMTR would be fun to do too. Just the song, though.iler

I like the idea of 'Til I Die for sure. I've already transcribed the parts so I can hand them off to whoever wants to produce. My only suggestion there is that dmcguire do the "I've lost my way/It kills my soul" parts, because he sounds more like Brian than Brian himself there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrblIptbikc&feature=player_detailpage#t=26s

I'm a little more iffy about TWGMTR and In My Room since they're less on the obscure side than we're going for--unless you (or anyone else) have a good idea for a unique arrangement, of course! As far tunes from TWGMTR go, I bet FTTBA could be cool.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 14, 2012, 08:05:33 AM
Yeah, in my room isn't obscure or anything but just how the three voices come in would give some smilers an awesome chance to harmonize a legendary song. I'd love to send in some Breakaway verse excerpts.

Very true--I'm not opposed to more popular ones that really serve a purpose, and In My Room would definitely fit the bill.

(I'm not sure I follow your Break Away comment.)

@Egon: I feel your logic - although I guess for a Smiley Smile board project I think it would be less offensive to switch off leads than an actual BB record. Although I'm not quite sure I can pull off the choruses to Break Away - can't wail like Carl! - but the verse lead presents no problem for me. Anyway, I guess we'll figure it out as we go along. I don't mind giving up a lead part for that one (or any song), a group effort is a group effort.

Yeah, I don't mean to say that we should only split leads the way the Boys did--we even took some liberties with the division in Add Some Music. My hope is that we can spread around the leads over the project as a whole enough that we don't need to do it as much within songs (unless it's a song that calls for it). That said, I'm definitely not opposed to different folks handling different sections (even in songs that originally only have one lead) as long as it's good for the song.


ps. are we allowed to do unreleased material? Something like "Stevie", a great song which has never been officially released, and sounds horrid when it appears on unofficial releases, could actually be given a "definitive" version by us. Just a thought.

I actually love that idea. How's this for a wild suggestion: Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Melt Away on July 14, 2012, 08:17:07 AM
Me giving a shot at the verse is all I ment but anyway DW "Wild Situation" would be pretty neat. WIBNTLA sounds great only if I i could hear the damn song! Closest I got waa finding the chords and stumbling through my own version.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 14, 2012, 10:49:56 AM
Actually, my newly worked on Little Bird backing track is supposed to sound like WIBNTLA


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 14, 2012, 12:15:23 PM
I totally thought of doing WIBNTLA but I'm not sure if there are actually allowed to be covers of that song. Didn't Adam's group have to get permission?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 14, 2012, 12:22:16 PM
Ok Little Bird should be ready for vocals next week, who'd like a part on that song?

Early:
Here's the early backing track, Drums and vocals are being (re)done (or done for the first time) if you'd like a part, you can practice using this.

I've redone the song to be a more POB meets SMiLE song, I think you'll love it!

Feedback would be nice! http://www.sendspace.com/file/xjrfzj


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: hypehat on July 14, 2012, 04:27:03 PM
Can we do Soulful Old Man Sunshine? I'd do a track if someone would work up the vocal chart (I think I can pick it apart but second opinion, man). Plus, it's the bestest song ever  ;D

Give us a part on Little Bird, Mike!

I guess the way it would work is for everyone to pick a track, and work up/delegate a rough instrumental thing for the vocal contributions.

Like, 12 tunes? We shouldn't exclude the likes of In My Room, that's not what I meant - rather, we shouldn't be emulating BW's arrangements too solidly for this. Like he says, no soundalike copies of anything. That'd be pointless!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 14, 2012, 04:41:26 PM
I'm having Egon do the vocal chart (Thanks!!) and I'll need Drums (re-done) and Guitars (Acoustic, semi-quiet in the back of the "Na-nana na na" part)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 14, 2012, 04:51:15 PM
I'm having Egon do the vocal chart (Thanks!!) and I'll need Drums (re-done) and Guitars (Acoustic, semi-quiet in the back of the "Na-nana na na" part)

If you recorded it to a click I'd be down to do the drums (and a backing vocal if need be)!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 14, 2012, 05:01:46 PM
I'm having Egon do the vocal chart (Thanks!!) and I'll need Drums (re-done) and Guitars (Acoustic, semi-quiet in the back of the "Na-nana na na" part)

Haha, you did make it sound like WIBNTLA! Sweet!!!!

I can possibly do the "na na na" (Brian) vocals on this, unless someone else would like them!

An idea I just had. You know where it goes all "Child Is The Father...." with the same drumbeat and horn? We could do the "child...child..ch-child" vocals over that part. Since we aren't going for straight note-for-note similarities, it might be a cool addition. Only an idea - what do you guys think?

(Also - I'll second hypehat's Soulful Old Man Shun-Shine nomination!)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 14, 2012, 08:24:31 PM
Can we do Soulful Old Man Sunshine? I'd do a track if someone would work up the vocal chart (I think I can pick it apart but second opinion, man). Plus, it's the bestest song ever  ;D

Give us a part on Little Bird, Mike!

I guess the way it would work is for everyone to pick a track, and work up/delegate a rough instrumental thing for the vocal contributions.

1) 100% yes on SOMS. I've fiddled around with that one before and have picked apart the intro vocals ("Soulful Old Man Sunshine" and the "doot doot doot"/"ba ba ba"-type parts), so I'll gladly finish figuring out the rest!

2) I think you're completely right about the way we go forward with it. I'm going to update the main post with each song's arranger/producer (to the extent the song's been claimed), and that person can work on delegating vocals and getting a track ready. The backing track doesn't need to be even close to ready before we do vocal parts--not even a single part from my Add Some Music rough track made it onto the final version.

I'm having Egon do the vocal chart (Thanks!!) and I'll need Drums (re-done) and Guitars (Acoustic, semi-quiet in the back of the "Na-nana na na" part)

Haha, you did make it sound like WIBNTLA! Sweet!!!!

I can possibly do the "na na na" (Brian) vocals on this, unless someone else would like them!

An idea I just had. You know where it goes all "Child Is The Father...." with the same drumbeat and horn? We could do the "child...child..ch-child" vocals over that part. Since we aren't going for straight note-for-note similarities, it might be a cool addition. Only an idea - what do you guys think?

(Also - I'll second hypehat's Soulful Old Man Shun-Shine nomination!)

I'd like to try out Carl's "na na na" vocals too.  And I think doing a CIFOTM coda could sould cool, though I'm not sure when would be the best time to include it, since the song actually ends on a major-key variation of that part. "Lit-tle bird up in a tree, looked down and sang a song to me" is the CIFOTM section, but the outro's "Little bird looked down, and sang a so-ong, to me" wouldn't quite fit the "child" vocals. Thoughts?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 14, 2012, 10:25:18 PM
Maybe just over the "little bird up in a tree" part
Then do the later part normally


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: slickman9696 on July 14, 2012, 11:38:51 PM
Count me in as well. I'm a professional singer here in NYC, and have performed much in Orlando, and some regional stuff too. While I was in Orlando, I was a member of an 8 part a cappella group at Disney called Voice of Liberty. YouTube them to hear some amazing arrangements of Americana type songs.

My range is from low G up to a high A, and I have a strong falsetto as well.

I've been playing piano since I was 6 (27 now), and I also play guitar, ukulele, and some simple bass. I do accordion, but do not have one. I also graduated college with a vocal degree, so I can read music, and I'm pretty good with sight singing as well.

I would love to sing lead on anything you'd like, but really, I'd be willing to help out in anyway possible. This is some cool stuff!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 15, 2012, 03:47:50 AM
Maybe just over the "little bird up in a tree" part
Then do the later part normally

Right, that's what I meant - only on that part.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: hypehat on July 15, 2012, 07:22:45 AM
It would be cool to work in some little unique CIFOTM parts in there too, as that end section is rather sparse vocally.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 15, 2012, 08:15:42 AM
It would be cool to work in some little unique CIFOTM parts in there too, as that end section is rather sparse vocally.

I'm going to try to work in a variation of the major(ish)-key intro from Smile Sessions version of CIFOTM. I haven't written it down yet, but it sounds cool in my head!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 15, 2012, 09:15:42 AM
I totally hear that now too!
Sounds great!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 15, 2012, 09:37:45 PM
I totally thought of doing WIBNTLA but I'm not sure if there are actually allowed to be covers of that song. Didn't Adam's group have to get permission?

I'm sure they had to get permission to release it officially/for profit, but I don't know if that applies to something like this (I hope it doesn't, because we don't have permission for any of this!). I'll ask one of our IP people tomorrow if they know anything about this sorta thing.

Count me in as well. I'm a professional singer here in NYC, and have performed much in Orlando, and some regional stuff too. While I was in Orlando, I was a member of an 8 part a cappella group at Disney called Voice of Liberty. YouTube them to hear some amazing arrangements of Americana type songs.

My range is from low G up to a high A, and I have a strong falsetto as well.

I've been playing piano since I was 6 (27 now), and I also play guitar, ukulele, and some simple bass. I do accordion, but do not have one. I also graduated college with a vocal degree, so I can read music, and I'm pretty good with sight singing as well.

I would love to sing lead on anything you'd like, but really, I'd be willing to help out in anyway possible. This is some cool stuff!

Glad to have you on board! There's some seriously impressive vocal work going on in those Voices of Liberty videos! Are you in any of them?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 15, 2012, 09:49:01 PM
What's everyone think about this tracklist? Like hypehat said, we should probably keep it album-length.. about 12 or 13 songs in all. So far we've got these 13:


  • Somewhere Near Japan
  • Little Bird
  • Break Away
  • In Blue Hawaii
  • Our Prayer
  • I Went To Sleep
  • Soulful Old Man Sunshine
  • In My Room
  • Don't Worry Baby
  • This Whole World
  • Til I Die
  • Stevie
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again (maybe)

I've got a few more ideas, though I don't want to bogart the list (and we can always save them for v2). One potentially neat idea I had today, though: finish Lonely Days. I'm no lyricist, but I bet some of you could finish lyrics another verse, and maybe we could steal a bridge part and/or lyrics from another Wild Honey-era unreleased song.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 15, 2012, 10:01:42 PM
I like it, and the Lonely Days idea is good, I think I could write something that'd fit that era as many of you've stated...

My proposed tracklist in order....


Our Prayer
Add Some Music To Your Day (We have to put this on!)
In My Room
Don't Worry Baby
Little Bird
This Whole World
Break Away
I Went To Sleep

Soulful Old Man Sunshine
Somewhere Near Japan
Stevie
In Blue Hawaii
Til I Die
Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again

That way it ends the way Surf's Up Should've.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 15, 2012, 10:09:57 PM
I like that idea.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 15, 2012, 10:56:07 PM
Another rule: you can't sing lead on a song you produce.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on July 16, 2012, 02:54:50 AM
Hey guys, Id love to get involved and add some vocals (lead and backing). As for my voice, Im not really sure where it lies but Id say I have a fairly wide range. I have had some dennis wilson comparisons in reviews - For a better idea, I do all the vocal parts on this - http://mybrotherwoody.bandcamp.com/track/getting-old-goes-with-getting-fat.

Id like to do some lead on maybe Little Bird, Stevie or Break Away but Im happy to fit in wherever there is room for me. Will do backing wherever needed.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Amigo on July 16, 2012, 07:01:33 AM
Hey guys, Id love to get involved and add some vocals (lead and backing). As for my voice, Im not really sure where it lies but Id say I have a fairly wide range. I have had some dennis wilson comparisons in reviews - For a better idea, I do all the vocal parts on this - http://mybrotherwoody.bandcamp.com/track/getting-old-goes-with-getting-fat.

Id like to do some lead on maybe Little Bird, Stevie or Break Away but Im happy to fit in wherever there is room for me. Will do backing wherever needed.

 :lol

Funny song, umm, I'd say you sound like Dennis (Just a little worse, sorry.), you'd do well with Slip On Through. ;)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Amigo on July 16, 2012, 07:23:00 AM
Hello people! I'd like to get involved as well! My voice has trouble transitioning from Middle-High, but I can manage with it, but overall, I can sing very well, with a rather strange accent that I have. (I have lived half my life in PA, and another half in SC) I can also Harmonize well, but cannot play any instruments so I'd only be useful with my voice!

Also, I would like to do producing of a few songs.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: hypehat on July 16, 2012, 10:22:35 AM
Having all the ideas for Soulful Old Man Sunshine, helped by listening to a bunch of bossa nova today  ;D Who wants in on it?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 11:00:06 AM
Having all the ideas for Soulful Old Man Sunshine, helped by listening to a bunch of bossa nova today  ;D Who wants in on it?

Count me in for some background vocals! I think seltaeb could do a killer lead. I'll try to work out the vocals in the next day or so. Were you planning on keeping them pretty faithful to the original?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 16, 2012, 11:00:21 AM
Having all the ideas for Soulful Old Man Sunshine, helped by listening to a bunch of bossa nova today  ;D Who wants in on it?

Hell yes :)
What specific ideas are you having?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Amigo on July 16, 2012, 11:31:23 AM
I'll have to mention to you my band, The Grosbeaks. We make music that sounds like it's from the 60s, and also covers of the oldies. Only 3 members, and none of us can play any instruments.  :thewilsons


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 16, 2012, 12:02:03 PM
Having all the ideas for Soulful Old Man Sunshine, helped by listening to a bunch of bossa nova today  ;D Who wants in on it?

Count me in for some background vocals! I think seltaeb could do a killer lead. I'll try to work out the vocals in the next day or so. Were you planning on keeping them pretty faithful to the original?

Sounds like a blast, totally down for that one ;D

I'd also love to tackle Carl's "What a day, what a day, ooh what a beautiful day this is" on Little Bird, if that's not taken yet.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 12:55:39 PM
I'll do backing for all the songs, and leads on maybe till I die or don't worry baby


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: hypehat on July 16, 2012, 03:56:44 PM
RE Shunshine, just slowing it down a bunch and changing the instrumental arrangement - there's no chance in hell I can improve on the original track by using the same feel, but if one of you can do a bossa type shuffle on the drums I'd be in business. The vocal arrangement would still work with it, I think, so that would be cracking, Egon! Will whack up a rough demo tomorrow if I have time, to demonstrate. Think you'd rock on it, Seltaeb  ;D

I'd love the lead on Stevie, if we're calling them.

Love the Lonely Days idea if we can come up with something.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 16, 2012, 04:09:05 PM
RE Shunshine, just slowing it down a bunch and changing the instrumental arrangement - there's no chance in hell I can improve on the original track by using the same feel, but if one of you can do a bossa type shuffle on the drums I'd be in business. The vocal arrangement would still work with it, I think, so that would be cracking, Egon! Will whack up a rough demo tomorrow if I have time, to demonstrate. Think you'd rock on it, Seltaeb  ;D

I'd love the lead on Stevie, if we're calling them.

Love the Lonely Days idea if we can come up with something.

Nice!!! I'm super excited about Stevie, I love that song and have always longed for a full quality version of it. Never thought it would be by US though!!!
If we're calling them.....I'd be willing to do a lead on Somewhere Near Japan (or even settle for Al's and Carl's parts)  - and give the full lead to Break Away to Billy C, if he wants it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 04:17:47 PM
Can someone get me some "Lonely Days" chords? I can't find them, I wrote a bridge that goes

"But when she calls, then i'll have a lot in store, When she calls, I'll be running to the door" then an instrumental interlude


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 05:11:15 PM
Can someone get me some "Lonely Days" chords? I can't find them, I wrote a bridge that goes

"But when she calls, then i'll have a lot in store, When she calls, I'll be running to the door" then an instrumental interlude

I've been wanting to figure out those Lonely Days chords for a while, so I'll take a crack at them tonight too. 


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: dmcguire70 on July 16, 2012, 05:33:02 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 16, 2012, 06:09:50 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

I think I can speak for everyone here when I say, YES, please!

Speaking of DWB, Ummm... would anyone object to using my backing track for this? http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/dont-worry-baby-ft-the-beach-1

I figure we could all replace the background harmonies, and maybe add some instrumental overdubs if anyone has any ideas.





Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 16, 2012, 06:21:27 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

I think I can speak for everyone here when I say, YES, please!

Speaking of DWB, Ummm... would anyone object to using my backing track for this? http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/dont-worry-baby-ft-the-beach-1

I figure we could all replace the background harmonies, and maybe add some instrumental overdubs if anyone has any ideas.


I loved that backing track the first time I heard it. Has a great feel. I vote yay!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 06:59:56 PM
Love it, maybe add some acoustic guitar?  I was gonna ask for DWB, but I agree Dmc should do it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 07:01:41 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

Absolutely! One thing on DWB.. I mentioned earlier in the thread, but SurferGirl7 volunteered to sing and I think it would be cool to have her sing on the chorus (since it's basically quoting the girl). Perhaps a harmony duet?

Speaking of DWB, Ummm... would anyone object to using my backing track for this? http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/dont-worry-baby-ft-the-beach-1

I figure we could all replace the background harmonies, and maybe add some instrumental overdubs if anyone has any ideas.

That'd be awesome.. I really love the Be My Baby/DWB feel, and it's obviously a great head start since it's already done!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 16, 2012, 07:10:36 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

Absolutely! One thing on DWB.. I mentioned earlier in the thread, but SurferGirl7 volunteered to sing and I think it would be cool to have her sing on the chorus (since it's basically quoting the girl). Perhaps a harmony duet?


Maybe dmc could do the verses (which are sung from Brian's perspective) and SG7 could do the choruses (which are sung from Brian's girlfriend's perspective)???


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 07:19:28 PM
Sounds great to me!

I may do a little bit of work on "In My Room" tonight, just a little...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 07:21:32 PM
Also, i'm going to be getting Little Bird ready for Vox soon, if you wanna do Drums, please chime in so I can send a clean track for overdubbing. Thanks!!

Also @My Brother Woody - I like your Dennis-esque vox, it may fit with the "later Dennis" motif of the cover... I'd like to hear you do some leads, not set in stone but if it clicks like I think it will...

Drumless Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr

New part added during the "Tree" lines... a very cool reference :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: dmcguire70 on July 16, 2012, 07:54:52 PM
I love the DWB backing track ,and I'd be happy to have  Surfergirl doing the lead on that one(I didn't see her post earlier). Having a female doing lead with the rest of us on backing vocals would be an interesting combination. Let me know if you guys need a falsetto for the backing vocals. :hat :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 16, 2012, 08:10:19 PM
I want 'This Whole World' and 'Breakaway', but esp. the former. I think that's the one that I could do best.


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I loved that backing track the first time I heard it. Has a great feel. I vote yay!

I agree


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 16, 2012, 08:11:40 PM
Also, i'm going to be getting Little Bird ready for Vox soon, if you wanna do Drums, please chime in so I can send a clean track for overdubbing. Thanks!!

Also @My Brother Woody - I like your Dennis-esque vox, it may fit with the "later Dennis" motif of the cover... I'd like to hear you do some leads, not set in stone but if it clicks like I think it will...

Drumless Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr

New part added during the "Tree" lines... a very cool reference :D

This is a great backing track. I spotted a IJWMFTT reference too!
 I know we have a couple people who can do drums - If someone else doesn't chime in by tomorrow morning I can give them a go.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 08:21:40 PM
Also, i'm going to be getting Little Bird ready for Vox soon, if you wanna do Drums, please chime in so I can send a clean track for overdubbing. Thanks!!

Also @My Brother Woody - I like your Dennis-esque vox, it may fit with the "later Dennis" motif of the cover... I'd like to hear you do some leads, not set in stone but if it clicks like I think it will...

Drumless Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr

New part added during the "Tree" lines... a very cool reference :D

Love the Surf's Up guitar riff! So there will be 5 main backing parts for Little Bird.. Going down the stack I have EgoHanger on top, then seltaeb, me, ___, and ____, with My Brother Woody on leads with seltaeb on the "what a day, what a day.." line.  Is that right? Who wants the two bottom parts? (full disclosure: there's not a ton to do on them.)

I haven't had a chance to work up the CIFOTM part yet, but there'll be a lot of extra vocal parts for that section.. at least another part for the 5 background vocalists, maybe more.



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 08:34:03 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

Absolutely! One thing on DWB.. I mentioned earlier in the thread, but SurferGirl7 volunteered to sing and I think it would be cool to have her sing on the chorus (since it's basically quoting the girl). Perhaps a harmony duet?


Maybe dmc could do the verses (which are sung from Brian's perspective) and SG7 could do the choruses (which are sung from Brian's girlfriend's perspective)???

I think that's the way to go.. should sound very very cool. I was thinking we could do the same kinda thing with Somewhere Near Japan, except I then realized that pretty much the whole song is from the girl's perspective :lol


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 08:45:32 PM
I'll do some vocals on LB, I just meant no leads for the producer.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: egon spengler on July 16, 2012, 08:54:22 PM
give the full lead to Break Away to Billy C, if he wants it.

I want 'This Whole World' and 'Breakaway', but esp. the former. I think that's the one that I could do best.

EgoHanger, are you okay taking the main lead on Break Away if Billy C wants This While World?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 16, 2012, 09:46:18 PM
Lol just made a Moog-Era-Brian "In My Room"

It's too crazy to use haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: dmcguire70 on July 16, 2012, 09:53:54 PM
Id like to put my hand up for lead vocals for Dont Worry Baby and In My Room if that's ok. Also I'd be more than happy to tackle any of the other lead parts if they are required ,as well as harmonies. 8) :)

Absolutely! One thing on DWB.. I mentioned earlier in the thread, but SurferGirl7 volunteered to sing and I think it would be cool to have her sing on the chorus (since it's basically quoting the girl). Perhaps a harmony duet?


Maybe dmc could do the verses (which are sung from Brian's perspective) and SG7 could do the choruses (which are sung from Brian's girlfriend's perspective)???

I think that's the way to go.. should sound very very cool. I was thinking we could do the same kinda thing with Somewhere Near Japan, except I then realized that pretty much the whole song is from the girl's perspective :lol

Sounds perfect!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: dmcguire70 on July 16, 2012, 09:54:36 PM
Lol just made a Moog-Era-Brian "In My Room"

It's too crazy to use haha

I'd like to hear that! ;D 8)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 16, 2012, 11:05:51 PM
Me too! Let's do that too!!!

Ego- I'd be down for that.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: 18thofMay on July 16, 2012, 11:23:12 PM
Me too! Let's do that too!!!

Ego- I'd be down for that.
I am happy to do lead on anything you require.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 16, 2012, 11:33:01 PM
I would like to be on I went to Sleep and Til I Die as well, in the harmonies. Possibly the Bruce part on SNJ if nobody else wants to do it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: hypehat on July 17, 2012, 02:36:32 AM
Also, i'm going to be getting Little Bird ready for Vox soon, if you wanna do Drums, please chime in so I can send a clean track for overdubbing. Thanks!!

Also @My Brother Woody - I like your Dennis-esque vox, it may fit with the "later Dennis" motif of the cover... I'd like to hear you do some leads, not set in stone but if it clicks like I think it will...

Drumless Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr

New part added during the "Tree" lines... a very cool reference :D

Love the Surf's Up guitar riff! So there will be 5 main backing parts for Little Bird.. Going down the stack I have EgoHanger on top, then seltaeb, me, ___, and ____, with My Brother Woody on leads with seltaeb on the "what a day, what a day.." line.  Is that right? Who wants the two bottom parts? (full disclosure: there's not a ton to do on them.)

I haven't had a chance to work up the CIFOTM part yet, but there'll be a lot of extra vocal parts for that section.. at least another part for the 5 background vocalists, maybe more.



I want in!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on July 17, 2012, 04:00:20 AM

Also @My Brother Woody - I like your Dennis-esque vox, it may fit with the "later Dennis" motif of the cover... I'd like to hear you do some leads, not set in stone but if it clicks like I think it will...

Drumless Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr

New part added during the "Tree" lines... a very cool reference :D

Excellent, Id love to have a go at it. The track is great, see what you mean about the later dennis feel. How should we proceed? Do you have a guide vocal with it so I know where to come in etc? I dont have much of a recording set up at the moment, I run protools 7.3.1 on an old laptop which is why I didnt offer to add any instruments however I got a good condenser mic for vocals and just need to find a sweet spot to record in this new apartment I moved into.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 17, 2012, 04:17:47 AM
That track rocks, Mike! You could even keep the percussion relatively slight.... Wish the fade was a bit longer, mind  :)

Also, I think we need a name. The Bathrobes? The Long Awaited Rock & Roll Album? The Wood? Brian & The Five Assholes? The Oldsurferdudes? The Faded Rock Group Revival?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (updated in first post)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 17, 2012, 05:02:29 AM
give the full lead to Break Away to Billy C, if he wants it.

I want 'This Whole World' and 'Breakaway', but esp. the former. I think that's the one that I could do best.

EgoHanger, are you okay taking the main lead on Break Away if Billy C wants This While World?

I can deal with that :)

I'd also do background vocs on absolutely anything else if you need them.

I'm gonna see what I can do about drums to Father Of The Man's "Little Bird". If they aren't good enough, or someone else wants to give them a go too and the producer can decide which one is more suitable...cool.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Amigo on July 17, 2012, 05:55:08 AM
Could I do Here Today? I would love to do the lead on that!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Amigo on July 17, 2012, 06:43:30 AM
Here is a snipet of the beginning of "Here Today".

This gives you an example of how my voice sounds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POVoazBBd3A


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 17, 2012, 08:14:50 AM
I vote for "Faded Rock Group Revival" Makes sense and has historical relevance.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: rab2591 on July 17, 2012, 08:24:52 AM
Let's fight for success, will you guys? You all gotta loosen up, be happy....You guys think you're good? You all got any guts?

Call yourselves 'The Syncopations'



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on July 17, 2012, 08:59:39 AM
Let's fight for success, will you guys? You all gotta loosen up, be happy....You guys think you're good? You all got any guts?

Call yourselves 'The Syncopations'



ha ha, I like it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 17, 2012, 09:12:13 AM
That track rocks, Mike! You could even keep the percussion relatively slight.... Wish the fade was a bit longer, mind  :)

Also, I think we need a name. The Bathrobes? The Long Awaited Rock & Roll Album? The Wood? Brian & The Five Assholes? The Oldsurferdudes? The Faded Rock Group Revival?

I like that one!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Amigo on July 17, 2012, 09:47:05 AM
Here is a snipet of the beginning of "Here Today".

This gives you an example of how my voice sounds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POVoazBBd3A

Anybody?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 17, 2012, 10:21:39 AM
Ok Ok.... Just for giggles:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfu2ti


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on July 17, 2012, 10:31:25 AM
That track rocks, Mike! You could even keep the percussion relatively slight.... Wish the fade was a bit longer, mind  :)

Also, I think we need a name. The Bathrobes? The Long Awaited Rock & Roll Album? The Wood? Brian & The Five Assholes? The Oldsurferdudes? The Faded Rock Group Revival?
I want the oldsurferdudes! :lol


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: slickman9696 on July 17, 2012, 10:11:02 PM
Looking good. If there's still one open I'll take a lead vocal on Somewhere Near Japan. I also can cover keys if need be. I've got a great yamaha full weighted 88 key in my place. I'll let all these people up in Washington Heights wonder where that Beach Boys music is coming from


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Gertie J. on July 18, 2012, 03:51:56 AM
Hey guys, may I do some Marilyn leads/back vocals? For instance, in something with Party vibe?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 18, 2012, 08:42:03 PM
Still looking for drums on LB!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Alex on July 18, 2012, 11:10:19 PM
I know it's a little late now, but if part 2 ever gets off the ground, I could provide "dings", "dangs", and "ding and a ding dongs", some guitar bashing if anyone's up for a punk-style cover, and I can do a good approximation of Brian singing DWB at Long Beach in '81! :lol :lol :lol I could also handle a lead on Smart Girls, Summer of Love, or Wipe Out!  :lol


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 19, 2012, 07:06:05 AM
I had submitted a try at the drum track to Little Bird to Father of The Man - but we still need a better one. For reference (or to practice vocals), here's mine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xsaoij
 
Can anyone do a better drum track to get us movin' and groovin' here?  ;)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Austin on July 19, 2012, 07:54:33 AM
Whoops. I've missed the last few pages of posts, but if someone gives me a clean track I can do the drums for Little Bird.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 19, 2012, 08:19:31 AM
Whoops. I've missed the last few pages of posts, but if someone gives me a clean track I can do the drums for Little Bird.

FOTM's drumless backing track:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/az35kr


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 19, 2012, 12:48:45 PM
For reference to how I'd like the drums, please check out my other old mixes I posted


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 19, 2012, 01:32:22 PM
Ok Ok.... Just for giggles:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfu2ti

Anyone check this out? Love You Era IMR


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 20, 2012, 02:53:10 AM
Ok Ok.... Just for giggles:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfu2ti

Anyone check this out? Love You Era IMR

I did! Pretty cool.

Today, I'll work up a rough track/guide vocal of Shunshine. Got nowt else to do.... Do you still need someone on those low parts for Little Bird?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on July 20, 2012, 09:21:54 AM
Ok Ok.... Just for giggles:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfu2ti

Anyone check this out? Love You Era IMR

I did! Pretty cool.

Today, I'll work up a rough track/guide vocal of Shunshine. Got nowt else to do.... Do you still need someone on those low parts for Little Bird?

if you need/want a second set of ears on those vocals, let me know--a few things at work blew up earlier this week so i've been behind on this project, but they've let up again so i should have some time this weekend.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 20, 2012, 01:56:35 PM
Ok, my flatmate banged on my wall and told me to stop f***ing clapping, so here's the unfinished Soulful Old Man Sunshine backing track - I need to be on her good side in order to borrow her bass  ;D

How does that grab you, Seltaeb? Think I've drenched in a little too much reverb, but you get the idea? If you like, I can send over a guide vocal to you (I'm not posting it publicly because it's really dreadful in places, stupid high notes  ;D). And I'll reply to your PM after dinner, sorry it's taken forever.

Egon, could I trust you to do reference mixes for harmonies? I can't sing that high. Or, indeed, anyone else if they know the things. I'll sleep on it and might ask one of you to do a simple drum thing to give it some low end.

Anyway, enough banter.
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs
Duh. It's private on Soundcloud, so of course it just doesn't GIVE YOU THE RIGHT LINK IN THE FIRST PLACE
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs/s-BKhCr


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 20, 2012, 02:01:37 PM
Ok, my flatmate banged on my wall and told me to stop f***ing clapping, so here's the unfinished Soulful Old Man Sunshine backing track - I need to be on her good side in order to borrow her bass  ;D

How does that grab you, Seltaeb? Think I've drenched in a little too much reverb, but you get the idea? If you like, I can send over a guide vocal to you (I'm not posting it publicly because it's really dreadful in places, stupid high notes  ;D). And I'll reply to your PM after dinner, sorry it's taken forever.

Egon, could I trust you to do reference mixes for harmonies? I can't sing that high. Or, indeed, anyone else if they know the things. I'll sleep on it and might ask one of you to do a simple drum thing to give it some low end.

Anyway, enough banter.
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs

Dead link.
But, you had me laughing out loud when I read the first line of your post!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 20, 2012, 02:19:12 PM
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs/s-BKhCr

That work?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 20, 2012, 02:39:59 PM
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs/s-BKhCr

That work?

Wow, definitely wasn't expecting this feel. This is dope! Throwing it in the queue.. will keep you posted!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 20, 2012, 03:50:09 PM
I'm confused... My favorite part of Soulful Old Man Sunshine was the Soul part.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 20, 2012, 04:55:52 PM
I'm confused... My favorite part of Soulful Old Man Sunshine was the Soul part.

Like I said, there's no way I can outdo the OG arrangement so I didn't even want to try. It's a different approach! Wait til Seltaeb lays some vox on it, I predict it will be chill as hell.



Bah, the more I think of it the more I need to fix little things. Seltaeb, do you mind doing your vocal to that anyway? Might not have time for a few days


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 20, 2012, 05:17:59 PM
I'm confused... My favorite part of Soulful Old Man Sunshine was the Soul part.

Like I said, there's no way I can outdo the OG arrangement so I didn't even want to try. It's a different approach! Wait til Seltaeb lays some vox on it, I predict it will be chill as hell.



Bah, the more I think of it the more I need to fix little things. Seltaeb, do you mind doing your vocal to that anyway? Might not have time for a few days

Sure. I'm gonna lay down the vox tonight or tomorrow. I can't wait, the track is perfect. This is the vibe right here!!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 21, 2012, 09:21:38 AM
Gotta hear it to believe man haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 21, 2012, 08:07:50 PM
Gotta hear it to believe man haha

Seriously, we shouldn't be aiming to recreate BW productions/arrangements specifically! After all, your Little Bird doesn't and it's the better for it. That would render it pointless. I really think this song suits that laid back vibe, especially if you try singing along to it in a really relaxed way. Try it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 21, 2012, 09:38:57 PM
Oh I know, it's just this is do interesting Ive gotta hear it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 23, 2012, 03:46:24 PM
Quote
Seriously, we shouldn't be aiming to recreate BW productions/arrangements specifically!

You're right! I was gonna do my vocals in the early BW-style, but instead I'm just gonna do whatever feels right.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 23, 2012, 05:20:16 PM
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Seriously, we shouldn't be aiming to recreate BW productions/arrangements specifically!

You're right! I was gonna do my vocals in the early BW-style, but instead I'm just gonna do whatever feels right.

Of course. After all, we are (semi, in my case) talented musicians, and to work with material like this is a pleasure, not just an exercise in how well you can hear that 2nd oboe line. I do hope a bunch of really inventive covers can come out of this.

Speaking of which, who was doing Stevie and where's my track?! I wanna sing that too badly.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on July 23, 2012, 06:20:27 PM
I've been tinkering with so many variations on Break Away, I can't decide which one I want to go with. I wanted to do one with some really complex riffs built around the main chords, but I'm currently really grooving on a version in the style of Long Promised Road--mellow verse, rocking chorus, trippy bridge.  That might be the one I land on.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 23, 2012, 06:24:08 PM
I've been tinkering with so many variations on Break Away, I can't decide which one I want to go with. I wanted to do one with some really complex riffs built around the main chords, but I'm currently really grooving on a version in the style of Long Promised Road--mellow verse, rocking chorus, trippy bridge.  That might be the one I land on.

Maybe lay down a couple and we can do a group vote!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on July 24, 2012, 03:25:28 AM
The LPR style sounds great, lets have it.  :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on July 24, 2012, 10:57:19 AM
I'd love to get in on this.

I sing in this silly hip-hop band.
Lol.
 http://m.soundcloud.com/indiancityweather/syqamor-home-demo


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 26, 2012, 08:38:49 PM
Any updates? LEGGO!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 27, 2012, 10:25:44 PM
I'm ready to sing :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 01, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
Egon, maybe you could send out that great LB vocal breakdown?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 02, 2012, 05:55:58 AM
Yeah, what's happening with everything?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 02, 2012, 08:25:08 AM
I made a "Let's Put Our Hearts Together" backing track


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on August 02, 2012, 05:21:19 PM
ahh i've been up to my ears with work for the last couple weeks and haven't had a chance to turn to this at all. i can see the light at the end of the tunnel though, so i'm going to try to get some work done this weekend. Little Bird backing parts are almost ready to be distributed.. have we gotten a drum part or lead vocal yet, by any chance?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 02, 2012, 05:25:46 PM
No :p Anyone wanna do that?! haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Reddiwhip on August 02, 2012, 05:39:18 PM
http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soulful-old-man-sunshine-needs/s-BKhCr

That work?

Awesome.  I can picture some vibes deep in the mix on this one.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 04, 2012, 12:14:02 AM
I made a "Let's Put Our Hearts Together" backing track

Upload it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Griffmanr on August 04, 2012, 11:17:25 PM
I want in on this!! I can sing and play guitar/bass (and drums but have no way to record those.)  Here's a version of Smiley Vegetables I did like two years ago. http://soundcloud.com/griffin-novie/vegetables-beach-boys-cover (http://soundcloud.com/griffin-novie/vegetables-beach-boys-cover)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on August 10, 2012, 01:42:23 PM
What happened with this? Did we find anyone to do drums for Little Bird?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 10, 2012, 08:43:30 PM
Nope :/


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 11, 2012, 04:18:08 AM
Seltaeb sent me a vocal for SOMS, which is pretty great, but he still needs to work on it (as I need to on the track, but the vocal is so rad I might polish it off today). I guess a few of us are waiting on Egon to deal out vocal parts, but could someone else do it in the interim? I know a few of us can pick apart vocals...?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Melt Away on August 11, 2012, 06:13:46 AM
Someone send me something to record a vocal, guitar or bass on!!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 11, 2012, 05:29:35 PM
Someone send me something to record a vocal, guitar or bass on!!

Can you play Soulful Old Man Sunshine on the bass? Don't think I can do it with it enough skill tbh.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 11, 2012, 06:41:26 PM
What happened with this? Did we find anyone to do drums for Little Bird?

Are you still looking for a Little Bird drum track?  I can do that!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 11, 2012, 06:52:06 PM
yep! a few pages back there's my drum track for reference!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 11, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Sweet!  Sounds, fun.  I've found the drumless track - can you reference me to what you mention below?

For reference to how I'd like the drums, please check out my other old mixes I posted

Edit: I think I found what you're talking about.  Was it just the one early mix?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 08:50:09 AM
yup


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 12, 2012, 04:57:41 PM
Ok, here's the drums for Little Bird!

I went ahead and added my signature with some compression and EQ, but other than that they're naked for you to process/mix.

BD, SD, HH, Crash (I can send it to you as SD/HH/Crash & BD separately if you want):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/6rmen1 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/6rmen1)

Toms:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/twmcl2 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/twmcl2)
(Sorry about the left channel of the toms. Theres a loose connection in my mic that needs to be fixed sometime.  However, you'll see that when you add it to the mix, the noise gets covered!)

Is there any need for somebody to sing the low part? I can do that, too!
Nevermind, there doesn't seem to be any "low part", really


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
sounds just like i wanted! Thanks, i'll keep you all updated.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 05:11:29 PM
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(Sorry about the left channel of the toms. Theres a loose connection in my mic that needs to be fixed sometime.  However, you'll see that when you add it to the mix, the noise gets covered!)

Just a question about this...
How should I remove the buzzing? Do you mean there's a way of fixing it?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 12, 2012, 05:20:33 PM
There's nothing within my ability that can be done to remove the buzzing.  If you find that parts of it are unusable, you may have to cut/paste tom fills that don't have any buzzing in their place.  :-\


..... or for the fills with buzz you can delete the left channel and use the right channel only. (of course, you'll have to pan it differently and boost the volume)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 05:54:07 PM
All fixed, and finshed. I'm so proud of this, it came out AMAZING. I'd never have expected this to be so good... the cover from "What a day..." on is just amazing to me.. WOW.

Without further ado... the FINISHED Little Bird Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2lu6tf
 

Dedicated to Dennis.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 12, 2012, 06:09:48 PM
Sounds awesome.  The harmonica, jaw harp, handclaps, etc really add a lot!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 06:18:59 PM
The jaw harp was a last minute thing, It was just sitting there saying "PLAY ME" so I was like... It does fit.... haha!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 12, 2012, 06:40:11 PM
HypeHat, can you repost a working link to your Shunshine backing track?  I can't access it...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 12, 2012, 09:50:21 PM
Man... the CIFOTM ending worked out great, the drums just fight through and it is just perfect! I hope Dennis likes it, god knows he's listening! :D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on August 13, 2012, 06:00:44 AM
All fixed, and finshed. I'm so proud of this, it came out AMAZING. I'd never have expected this to be so good... the cover from "What a day..." on is just amazing to me.. WOW.

Without further ado... the FINISHED Little Bird Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2lu6tf
 

Dedicated to Dennis.

That file (and sendspace in general) always sets my anti-virus off. Is there another 'locker site' you could upload to?
(I did download it, just have to get past a bunch of warnings and pop ups from my NOD 32 first!)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 13, 2012, 07:13:30 AM
HypeHat, can you repost a working link to your Shunshine backing track?  I can't access it...


I deleted it in a Soundcloud cull. Check yr PMs. If you could add some bass to it, that'd be great? I'm not that hot on bass, so can't find a groove that works...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 13, 2012, 07:20:37 AM
http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird-backing-track

Coda Idea : http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird-coda-guide-track


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on August 15, 2012, 09:37:50 AM
All fixed, and finshed. I'm so proud of this, it came out AMAZING. I'd never have expected this to be so good... the cover from "What a day..." on is just amazing to me.. WOW.

Without further ado... the FINISHED Little Bird Backing Track: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2lu6tf
 

Dedicated to Dennis.

Wow! fantastic work, let me know when you want me to try a vocal


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 15, 2012, 10:03:29 AM
As soon as possible!! Haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on August 16, 2012, 02:34:11 AM
cool, il give it a go this weekend when the house is quiet (er) . Any instructions on how you would like it or will I just go with what feels good?

As soon as possible!! Haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 16, 2012, 06:59:55 AM
Just try to make it stylistically like a 70's Dennis.

It'll be great!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 16, 2012, 10:43:24 AM
Anyone care to lay a bass track down for Soulful Old Man Sunshine? Drop us a PM and I'll send you a rough mix.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 16, 2012, 09:30:35 PM
Loving that Little Bird!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 17, 2012, 12:50:33 AM
Thanks man! Hopefully the Vocals all pan out well!!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on August 20, 2012, 04:45:13 AM
Sorry FOTM, weekend threw up a lot of unexpected crap, gonna get it down Wednesday and send you a link


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 21, 2012, 11:32:26 AM
I understand! No Problem man, i'm looking forward to it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: GeorgeFellInHisHorn on August 21, 2012, 03:47:04 PM
Hey guys, I know i'm a little late to the game, but i'd love to contribute somewhere!  My strong points are drums and vocals.

If "This Whole World" ever happens, i'd love to have a go at the lead.  I only skimmed through the entire thread, so i'm not exactly up to date of everything you guys have been doing, i'll have to read more thoroughly later when I have a little more.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 21, 2012, 04:25:33 PM
Still need a bass! Mike, how about it?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 21, 2012, 05:42:45 PM
Who me? Haha If you want me to do one just send me the chords used and I can groove to it


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: JMZ on August 22, 2012, 03:59:15 PM
Hello There ! I konw it's been a while since my last visit, but I remember Adam told me there was more to the "Add Some Music" cover on the way...

I imagine it's too late to join in, but if you need anything, just ask  ;D

I can play (and own) guitars (strat, tele, folk, 12strings etc), bass (danelectro longhorn and bass VI). Though I'm not a virtuoso on these, I can also play (and own) drums (original 1967 Black Oyster Pearl), piano (vintage 1908 Gaveau), ukulele, mandolin.

I can sing in the mid range and also falsetto. For now I didn't take the time to read the full thread, but the begining of it sounds promising !


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 22, 2012, 06:09:59 PM
Little Bird is now finished, except for group vocals. I could use those... :P

http://www.sendspace.com/file/dqch96


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 22, 2012, 08:26:38 PM
Cool.  Good job on the vocals, Woody my brother!
Who sang the "what a day..." part?

It's coming together...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 22, 2012, 08:28:32 PM
I sang that, I felt like it needed more poppiness then the regular lead.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: JMZ on August 23, 2012, 12:36:08 PM
I sang that, I felt like it needed more poppiness then the regular lead.
Great version ! I don't like the drums sound much, but I guess the mix isn't finished yet ?

The singers are great !  :smokin


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on August 23, 2012, 12:49:33 PM
I think the "what a day, what a day...." vocals need a bit of a softer touch. The drumming is excellent, I'm not much for the sound of them either, but hey, I'm not the producer!  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 23, 2012, 01:03:09 PM
I'm going to add more reverb to them in the next mix, and Im still experimenting with some vocal lines, that line is the real kicker right now... I'm thinking of doing a more Carl-styled vocal there now.

Im doing my own backing vocal place holders I'll send out tonight, I want this done before I go back to school.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 23, 2012, 07:06:54 PM
New Version. MUCH better vocal attempt, and early CIFOTM attempt.

http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird-new


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on August 23, 2012, 09:49:22 PM
New Version. MUCH better vocal attempt, and early CIFOTM attempt.

http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird-new

Better. If you decide to have a third go, just think of how it sounds when Carl sings it - he whispers in "what a day...what a day", and it's like floating on air. Just such a gentle sound.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 23, 2012, 11:49:41 PM
I'm lovin' this! You have a really nice voice Mike.

Man, I can't wait til I get to do some of my own vocals on some tracks. The bar's been set though...A+ work.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 23, 2012, 11:54:08 PM
My brother woody's leads are great as well, I think our voices fit together nicely, thanks man!



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 24, 2012, 12:31:02 AM
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If "This Whole World" ever happens, i'd love to have a go at the lead.  I only skimmed through the entire thread, so i'm not exactly up to date of everything you guys have been doing, i'll have to read more thoroughly later when I have a little more.

That's the one I really wanted! ^_^

Ahhh...just ready to sing something. Vocal cords getting lonely over here lol


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on August 24, 2012, 06:15:49 AM
sounding good Mike, If I could make one suggestion (which of course you can ignore if you wish) Id try get your vocal to double mine exactly on the word "day" at the end of this line "If I keep singing heŽll come back someday" - What I mean is the little nuance that Dennis does on the "day" word. Its kinda like day-a-hey but not quite.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on August 24, 2012, 09:23:28 AM
Wow, big improvement on the second mix!
I'd like to suggest one thing... Irish Mike (MyBro'Woody), if you double tracked your lead vocals for the whole song, that'd really spruce it up!
If NY Mike is down with it. What do you think?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on August 24, 2012, 09:37:25 AM
Wow, big improvement on the second mix!
I'd like to suggest one thing... Irish Mike (MyBro'Woody), if you double tracked your lead vocals for the whole song, that'd really spruce it up!
If NY Mike is down with it. What do you think?

yeah, could work. might be nice to introduce it after a couple of verses rather than from the start


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 25, 2012, 01:00:26 PM
I Tried it, and preferred this way, it's more relaxing IMO, but if you'd like to hear it, I'll be home back to work on this on Monday.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Amigo on August 29, 2012, 09:30:51 AM
When will "This Whole World" be worked on? I love that song a lot.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 29, 2012, 10:22:59 AM
I've been the only one producing since ASM


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on August 29, 2012, 11:19:00 AM
That's not true, and you know it! I need to hit up someone for a bass, but I keep forgetting.


Wish someone would do Stevie, I wanna sing it. And I'd sing it good, promise  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on August 29, 2012, 11:20:37 AM
Oops, sorry besides us two haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Amigo on August 29, 2012, 02:24:13 PM
I'd be happy to do the lead for "Here Today". ;)



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on September 15, 2012, 11:21:20 AM
okay so we need to do this.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on September 21, 2012, 03:51:51 AM
What happened with this?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on September 21, 2012, 04:42:04 AM
Well, me and FOTM have done tracks - he's got pretty much the finished product bar harmonies from the group, I need a bass and a harmony arrangement for SOMS.

I think we've got a lot of singers and not many producers/musicians  :(


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on September 21, 2012, 05:04:30 AM
dmcguire70 was to cut a vocal on my Don't Worry Baby track. Think he might be waiting until he gets a better microphone.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 01, 2012, 07:07:24 PM
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I think we've got a lot of singers and not many producers/musicians

Yeah :(


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 01, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
Okay if I were to do another track, what Should I do?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 02, 2012, 03:04:26 AM
Okay if I were to do another track, what Should I do?

Stevie :)

I am also taking requests :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on October 02, 2012, 03:11:47 AM
Okay if I were to do another track, what Should I do?

WIBN to Live Again

Is Little Bird finished or are you still waiting on backing vocals?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 02, 2012, 03:43:01 AM
Bv... And that could be great... Maybe!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 03, 2012, 06:40:40 PM
Just got my new vocal chain set up! Haven't recorded in a while, I'm pumped. So Hypehat, I'll get on finishing Soulful asap. Also, unless FOTM beats me to it, I'll do the track for Stevie.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 04, 2012, 03:12:16 AM
That's great news! I bought me a bass the other day (a really fucking lush Precision  ;D) so I can polish off the track too.


Shall I produce another track? FOTM, anything you wanna sing?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 04, 2012, 03:33:38 AM
Hmmmm maybe Kiss Me, Baby?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 04, 2012, 04:46:04 AM
Sure! How much liberty am I allowed with the original arrangement?  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 04, 2012, 04:53:23 AM
Sure! How much liberty am I allowed with the original arrangement?  ;D

I think he wants you to heavy metal it up. YEAH!


 ::)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 04, 2012, 05:04:01 AM
Sure! How much liberty am I allowed with the original arrangement?  ;D

I think he wants you to heavy metal it up. YEAH!


 ::)

Don't tempt me, I'm playing Raw Power at the moment...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 04, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
Maybe just a bit, it still needs to keep the meaning.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 05, 2012, 05:18:12 PM
Got a track for Stevie!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 05, 2012, 06:16:35 PM
Got a track for Stevie!

Nice!! Can we hear what you've done?

I believe hypehat is ripe for a lead. Anyone have skills to arrange backing vocals? I don't think there are any on the original recording, but might be cool to have some.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 05, 2012, 06:26:36 PM
Just got done putting down some guitar on it.. tell me what you think

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 05, 2012, 06:36:24 PM
Just got done putting down some guitar on it.. tell me what you think

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental

Man, that is wicked. Not what I was expecting at all. I love the Tower of Power horn sound. This is gonna be awesome. I don't think I'm gonna be able to resist putting my own vocal on this for personal enjoyment :). Hypehat'll nail it, though......Great job.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 05, 2012, 06:44:07 PM
Just got done putting down some guitar on it.. tell me what you think

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental

Man, that is wicked. Not what I was expecting at all. I love the Tower of Power horn sound. This is gonna be awesome. I don't think I'm gonna be able to resist putting my own vocal on this for personal enjoyment :). Hypehat'll nail it, though......Great job.

Dope, thanks! Haha, do your thing! I made it available as a download. Lookin forward to hearing what Hypehat thinks.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 05, 2012, 07:09:35 PM
Just got done putting down some guitar on it.. tell me what you think

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental

Man, that is wicked. Not what I was expecting at all. I love the Tower of Power horn sound. This is gonna be awesome. I don't think I'm gonna be able to resist putting my own vocal on this for personal enjoyment :). Hypehat'll nail it, though......Great job.

Dope, thanks! Haha, do your thing! I made it available as a download. Lookin forward to hearing what Hypehat thinks.

I was as happy as a pig in sh!t singing this. Thanks for such a rad track! Hypehat's vocal will be a hundred times better than mine, but I'm too joyous not too share this.  :banana

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/stevie-seltaeb-backing-track-w


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 05, 2012, 07:12:22 PM
Damn...I need something to sing on


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 06, 2012, 04:49:26 AM
Damn, Seltaeb, that's amazing! I'll try to get a vocal done later? I have a few ideas for backing vocals, so we might have to have a pow-wow on an arrangement?

I'll also mix mine more competently to match :P

Billy, I could knock something up?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 06:01:04 AM
Damn, Seltaeb, that's amazing! I'll try to get a vocal done later? I have a few ideas for backing vocals, so we might have to have a pow-wow on an arrangement?

I'll also mix mine more competently to match :P

Great! Sounds cool man. Let me know, I'll be around.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 08:02:09 AM
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Billy, I could knock something up?
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb35o2VZcR1revcnfo2_500.jpg)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 06, 2012, 08:03:57 AM
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Billy, I could knock something up?
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb35o2VZcR1revcnfo2_500.jpg)


 :lol

But when I'm done with that, what song would you like to sing?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 06, 2012, 09:51:17 AM
Here's Stevie with my lead and a couple of nascent bv ideas - I'll get you guys to replace them, but thought I'd get them down for now (the fact my voice gave up the ghost after the lead takes be damned).

http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/stevie-with-backing-vox-ideas

Do we like? Shall I fire the raw files over?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
Sounds like what it would've sound like had Brian done the song in 1972! Pretty damn cool.



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 10:00:02 AM
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But when I'm done with that, what song would you like to sing?

I'd wanted to do 'This Whole World', but for some reason now I'm in the mood for mid to late 70s Brian....


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 06, 2012, 10:13:02 AM
hey man send me the isolated backing vox for stevie, I love the arrangement and I think I could kick it up a bit!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 06, 2012, 10:42:29 AM
Sounds good! Maybe we could do some "dit dit dit"'s behind the chorus.

(p.s - I know we are so far behind and this isn't on the original "tracklist", but I had a cool idea - "My Diane" with a Pet Sounds-styled backing track. And a less gravely vocal than the original. Yay, nay?)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 06, 2012, 12:36:35 PM
I'm not sure we ever locked a tracklist, so why don't you do it Egohanger?

Gonna isolate them bits in a sec, FOTM. Will drop you a PM


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on October 06, 2012, 12:41:12 PM
Can we all do Meant For You?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 06, 2012, 12:41:52 PM
I'm not sure we ever locked a tracklist, so why don't you do it Egohanger?

Gonna isolate them bits in a sec, FOTM. Will drop you a PM

I don't have the wicked musical skills you guys do to make a track!
Add it to the evergrowing list, I suppose :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 01:09:19 PM
Nice!!! I like the BG vox idea. Curious to see what FOTM does with it. I could probably add my .02. The lead has a nice Dennis feel going on.

Hypehat can you send me the isolated lead vocals with the track as a time reference?

EDIT - just checked my PMs. will keep u posted!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 03:12:19 PM
Here's a rough mix without background vocals:

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 03:20:19 PM
It sounds great!

Also, REALLY like the cover of TWGMTR on there as well...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 06, 2012, 03:55:58 PM
@Seltaeb - I like the vocal processing/mixing. Normally, in theory, I wouldn't be, but it sounds so damn good.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 06, 2012, 04:03:33 PM
I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 04:12:29 PM
I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 06, 2012, 04:18:20 PM
I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 04:21:04 PM
I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 06, 2012, 04:27:37 PM
I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background

Sure! I'll try both methods and see what I can give you with that. I'm digging the cover so far!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 04:31:22 PM
@Seltaeb - I like the vocal processing/mixing. Normally, in theory, I wouldn't be, but it sounds so damn good.

Is it too obvious? I actually aimed to make it pretty transparent. But maybe a few lines could be more natural.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 04:35:12 PM
I think it's perfect.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 06, 2012, 04:36:22 PM
@Seltaeb - I like the vocal processing/mixing. Normally, in theory, I wouldn't be, but it sounds so damn good.

Is it too obvious? I actually aimed to make it pretty transparent. But maybe a few lines could be more natural.

It's not obvious at all, I just notice such things. One of my pet peeves about double tracked vocals is that I like them centered, or at least not split up, because you kinda lose the intention of meshing the two tracks together to create a fuller vocal sound - but the way that you did it was really tasteful and served to make a better mix all around.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 04:46:14 PM
I think it's perfect.

Ok cool, thanks!

One of my pet peeves about double tracked vocals is that I like them centered, or at least not split up, because you kinda lose the intention of meshing the two tracks together to create a fuller vocal sound - but the way that you did it was really tasteful and served to make a better mix all around.

Ahh, yeah I agree man. Originally I had them panned center but somehow they ended up about 30% to the left & right. Still enough to give it that "double tracked" sound. I can only pan stuff out fully if it's tracked 2x on each side. And even then I only go to about 75% each way.

Where's FOTM at?? I'm about to knock out some harmonies for this...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 07:18:19 PM
Updated version with a great sax part by Don't Back Down in the chorus + harmonies in the 2nd verse. (nod to Egohanger for the "dit dit" idea)

If u dig the harms, lmk and I can break them down for us all to take part in. I think there's enough for like 5 people.

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-sax-added-harms-demo



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 06, 2012, 07:24:39 PM
My lord, those harmonies are freaking incredible!!!!!!!!! I got a "Don't Talk unused vocal snippet" vibe from the stacked thing you did near the end of the second verse. Prime-era Beach Boys style. Genius.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 07:34:31 PM
My lord, those harmonies are freaking incredible!!!!!!!!! I got a "Don't Talk unused vocal snippet" vibe from the stacked thing you did near the end of the second verse. Prime-era Beach Boys style. Genius.

Thanks dude! Def some "Don't Talk" chord action going on there! I used the lead in from Let Him Run Wild in the beginning haha.

I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background

Sure! I'll try both methods and see what I can give you with that. I'm digging the cover so far!

Hey man - wanna add some uke chord strums in the 2nd chorus??


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 06, 2012, 07:43:42 PM
My lord, those harmonies are freaking incredible!!!!!!!!! I got a "Don't Talk unused vocal snippet" vibe from the stacked thing you did near the end of the second verse. Prime-era Beach Boys style. Genius.

Thanks dude! Def some "Don't Talk" chord action going on there! I used the lead in from Let Him Run Wild in the beginning haha.

I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background

Sure! I'll try both methods and see what I can give you with that. I'm digging the cover so far!

Hey man - wanna add some uke chord strums in the 2nd chorus??

Yeah, sure man! That would be awesome - what are the chords?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 07:58:49 PM
My lord, those harmonies are freaking incredible!!!!!!!!! I got a "Don't Talk unused vocal snippet" vibe from the stacked thing you did near the end of the second verse. Prime-era Beach Boys style. Genius.

Thanks dude! Def some "Don't Talk" chord action going on there! I used the lead in from Let Him Run Wild in the beginning haha.

I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background

Sure! I'll try both methods and see what I can give you with that. I'm digging the cover so far!

Hey man - wanna add some uke chord strums in the 2nd chorus??

Yeah, sure man! That would be awesome - what are the chords?

Awesome!

Chords are:

G, C, G, C, G, C, D, D
G, C, G, C, G, C, D, D
C, D, Bm, Em, Am, D
G.... C


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 06, 2012, 08:07:37 PM
My lord, those harmonies are freaking incredible!!!!!!!!! I got a "Don't Talk unused vocal snippet" vibe from the stacked thing you did near the end of the second verse. Prime-era Beach Boys style. Genius.

Thanks dude! Def some "Don't Talk" chord action going on there! I used the lead in from Let Him Run Wild in the beginning haha.

I'd love to pitch in on this! Awesome idea.

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Ukulele, Bass, Keys
Vocals: I'm in the mid/bass range of Mike and Dennis and can do a falsetto

Let me know!

Wanna add some live sax to Stevie??

Yes! I would love to

Great! It's in the key of G. Maybe some root notes in the chorus? Or you could just ad lib a few takes and I could pull from those. Whatever you're feeling.

You can download it here: http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-rough-mix-no-background

Sure! I'll try both methods and see what I can give you with that. I'm digging the cover so far!

Hey man - wanna add some uke chord strums in the 2nd chorus??

Yeah, sure man! That would be awesome - what are the chords?

Awesome!

Chords are:

G, C, G, C, G, C, D, D
G, C, G, C, G, C, D, D
C, D, Bm, Em, Am, D
G.... C

Cool! Thanks, man!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 06, 2012, 08:57:26 PM
Where's FOTM at?? I'm about to knock out some harmonies for this...

Tomorrow man! It's late here haha!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 08:59:00 PM
Where's FOTM at?? I'm about to knock out some harmonies for this...

Tomorrow man! It's late here haha!

Too late dude lol http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-sax-added-harms-demo


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 06, 2012, 09:01:30 PM
I like, so now I sing the same parts and then we layer those like the "Sunflower Method"


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 06, 2012, 09:08:55 PM
Does anyone have the "Lonely Days" Chords?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 06, 2012, 10:28:30 PM
Okay, so I just broke down the harmonies for Stevie.

 
Ego - Brian (http://www.sendspace.com/file/wdft80)

Austin - Carl (http://www.sendspace.com/file/2ad7y5)

Rab2591 - Al (http://www.sendspace.com/file/906oqr)

seltaeb1012002 - Brian 2

Billy C - Carl 2 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/37jgkz)


Here's a reference with all of the harmonies:


http://www.sendspace.com/file/yvmqyf


...and lastly here's the instrumental download (with a great new Uke part by Don't Back Down on the 2nd chorus, btw).

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental-1

The vocal part should match up with the instrumental exactly when lined up in your DAW. Any questions, or if anyone can't do their part for some reason, just give me a shout.


If anyone wants to add extra handclaps, feel free to record it and shoot it over to me. (They're on the 2nd pre-chorus).


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 10:51:46 PM
Thank you...I'll work  on it a bit tomorrow and give it a go.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 06, 2012, 11:30:04 PM
Listened to the instrumental track...what I'm gonna do is load the instrumental track into Audition, do a scratch lead as a guide, and then do my harmony part over it. I'll erase my lead before I mix it down.


edit


Ummm...the part I'm supposed to do appears to be blank...? All I hear is silence.

edit x2

Okay, nvm...it's a few seconds at the end. Okay, I think I know what I'm gonna do. Don't be surprised if some extra parts end up on there, as I have a couple of ideas...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 07, 2012, 12:33:23 AM
Holy balls, I go to bed and wake up to this?! Amazing stuff, my man. If someone doesn't chip in a part, I'll happily take one of the lower ones - my falsetto is somewhat lacking, as you could hear :P


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 07, 2012, 12:39:16 AM
For shits and grins, I just did a lead, trying to imitate Brian's shouty voice. If anyone's interested I'll post it. Again, this is just a guide vocal for me so I know where to add the backups.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 07, 2012, 12:53:21 AM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/7-oct-2012-stevie

This is NOT intended to replace what was already done (unless you all think it should); this is my scratch lead so I have a reference point to add my backup part. Just figured it'd be interesting.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 07, 2012, 04:30:02 AM
I'm going to a record show today, I'll try to analyze and record my part when I get back. I love the progress that is being made here!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 07, 2012, 06:19:13 AM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/7-oct-2012-stevie

This is NOT intended to replace what was already done (unless you all think it should); this is my scratch lead so I have a reference point to add my backup part. Just figured it'd be interesting.

Nice!! What kind of mic do you record with? Did you lay down the Carl 2 part?

Hypehat's lead is already set in stone, but still cool to listen to!

I'm going to a record show today, I'll try to analyze and record my part when I get back. I love the progress that is being made here!

Sweet! Enjoy the record show. It's been a while since I've been to a record show. Lookin' forward to hearing your high part!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 07, 2012, 09:08:41 AM
Wow sounds great!! But it's missing a low end!!

Mike Love Harms: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bdn6qv

I also added a higher counter falsetto, I hope you all like it!

Also, I get a real "Let Him Run Wild" vibe from this, so I added some little LHRW guitar parts, and in the 2nd verse, some uke parts like on my old cover of LHRW.

LHRW Guitar Parts: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wlz5s9

Hope you dig, feel free to edit either of the parts any way you want!
If you want to add the LHRW to the 2nd verse only, it should be easy so go ahead!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 07, 2012, 09:17:49 AM
Quote
Nice!! What kind of mic do you record with? Did you lay down the Carl 2 part?

Going to lay down the vocal today or tomorrow. As far as mic, actually, due to financial issues right now I have not been able to buy an actual mic so I've been using the built-in one!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 07, 2012, 10:57:26 AM
What are we calling this album?

I was thinking something like:

"A World Of Harmony"
"Forever"
"The Smile You Send Out"
"Friends" (I know, but It makes sense!)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 07, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
Also, planning on re recording those vox, thats just a "test" track


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 07, 2012, 12:42:35 PM
Egohanger's Brian falsetto:

1) I didn't EQ or add any reverb. Didn't wanna mess with the blend you're gonna create. Therefore, it comes in bright and dry.

2)When mixing down and saving, somehow the silence got edited so it starts with my vocal - hope it's easy for you to drop it in where it needs to be. If not, I can try to save it again with the long gap of silence intact.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/brian-falsetto-stevie


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 07, 2012, 01:37:56 PM
Are requests being made for more covers for the album? I was thinking "Amusement Parks, U.S.A" since
that one isn't covered too often


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 07, 2012, 02:59:10 PM
Are requests being made for more covers for the album? I was thinking "Amusement Parks, U.S.A" since
that one isn't covered too often

So long as you, or someone else is willing to do a cover, it should be done! I'm doing a couple more for FOTM and Beets By Dre (stellar new username) but we really haven't locked a tracklist down. Just keep calling them until we get an album, I suppose?

(Cracking sax work on Stevie BTW)

I'd pester Egohanger, it'd work with his garagey sound imo and he's been far too modest on this thread  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 07, 2012, 03:49:15 PM
Hopefully you guys like my parts, I can re do them to be played better thats mostly just to show what I mean


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 07, 2012, 04:05:50 PM
Are requests being made for more covers for the album? I was thinking "Amusement Parks, U.S.A" since
that one isn't covered too often

So long as you, or someone else is willing to do a cover, it should be done! I'm doing a couple more for FOTM and Beets By Dre (stellar new username) but we really haven't locked a tracklist down. Just keep calling them until we get an album, I suppose?

(Cracking sax work on Stevie BTW)

I'd pester Egohanger, it'd work with his garagey sound imo and he's been far too modest on this thread  ;D

Personally, Amusement Parks USA is not one of my faves at all, but I'll sing ANYTHING! :) Actually, it might be cool to give it a full on Brian circa-60s lead, as opposed to the way Mike sings about half on the original. Not that there's anything wrong with his lead, he's great. I think that old saying applies here, make a track and I shall sing!

@Hype - Garagey sound? How dare you, sir. I make full, grandiose, audiophile Pet Sounds and Smile productions in my bedroom in my bathrobe while eating snacks! For the lurve of Melinda, this isn's right at all. I am the next B-dub! (poor attempt at a joke).

@FOTM - I didn't get a chance to d/l and hear what you've done. I'll probably forget. But, in general, you have good taste, and quoting from the brilliant track that is Let Him Run Wild couldn't possibly turn out bad.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 07, 2012, 07:37:58 PM
Are requests being made for more covers for the album? I was thinking "Amusement Parks, U.S.A" since
that one isn't covered too often

So long as you, or someone else is willing to do a cover, it should be done! I'm doing a couple more for FOTM and Beets By Dre (stellar new username) but we really haven't locked a tracklist down. Just keep calling them until we get an album, I suppose?

(Cracking sax work on Stevie BTW)

I'd pester Egohanger, it'd work with his garagey sound imo and he's been far too modest on this thread  ;D

Personally, Amusement Parks USA is not one of my faves at all, but I'll sing ANYTHING! :) Actually, it might be cool to give it a full on Brian circa-60s lead, as opposed to the way Mike sings about half on the original. Not that there's anything wrong with his lead, he's great. I think that old saying applies here, make a track and I shall sing!

@Hype - Garagey sound? How dare you, sir. I make full, grandiose, audiophile Pet Sounds and Smile productions in my bedroom in my bathrobe while eating snacks! For the lurve of Melinda, this isn's right at all. I am the next B-dub! (poor attempt at a joke).

@FOTM - I didn't get a chance to d/l and hear what you've done. I'll probably forget. But, in general, you have good taste, and quoting from the brilliant track that is Let Him Run Wild couldn't possibly turn out bad.

Thanks for the compliment, hypehat! Glad you like it! :)

Okay, sounds great! Neat idea, I'll get to working on the track, thanks! :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 07, 2012, 09:21:50 PM
Did some more "final" bvs

New Mike Harms: http://www.sendspace.com/file/66cbyb

New LHRM parts: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f6rlnm


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 08, 2012, 07:06:57 AM
Working on a string quartet for Kiss Me Baby using the acapella as a guide.... Man, I love working with The Beach Boys  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 08, 2012, 08:33:25 AM
I was sitting in class this morning and had the wildest idea for Amusement Parks. Sing a variation of H&V/Bicycle Rider theme over the instrumental break.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 08:46:26 AM
YES.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 08, 2012, 09:00:39 AM
That is a fucking banging idea.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 08, 2012, 09:23:35 AM
I was sitting in class this morning and had the wildest idea for Amusement Parks. Sing a variation of H&V/Bicycle Rider theme over the instrumental break.

I am totally down with that


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 09:40:25 AM
Everything sounds great guys! Just waiting on vocals from Rab & Austin and our little frankenstein will be complete.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 08, 2012, 09:43:29 AM
Everything sounds great guys! Just waiting on vocals from Rab & Austin and our little frankenstein will be complete.

We need to make a picture sleeve for this single! :lol


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 09:53:22 AM
Did this for giggles: http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/stevie-backing-vocals

Man it sounds amazing


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 08, 2012, 10:00:41 AM
Did this for giggles: http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/stevie-backing-vocals

Man it sounds amazing

I'd say that sounds really legit in several places. Not digging the be-doo-dahs so much, but the pure harmony was righteous.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 10:10:12 AM
Yeah if you guys don't like that it can be easily cut out by the editor


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 10:16:07 AM
Did this for giggles: http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/stevie-backing-vocals

Man it sounds amazing

I'd say that sounds really legit in several places. Not digging the be-doo-dahs so much, but the pure harmony was righteous.

Agreed. I'm also hearing an off key note in the harmonies now. I think they were cool as they were. A bass part isn't necessary either. I actually tried it originally but it felt like I was just doing it to "do it". Didn't really add anything to the arrangement.

So what else we got? I like the idea of doing My Diane. Did anyone start that yet?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 10:17:48 AM
where is it? Is it me :P


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 08, 2012, 11:01:22 AM
Who wants to sing on Kiss Me Baby? Have arranged it for strings/bass/fingerpicking guitar (if I can play the fucking part on take 4,970, but should be done after that - maybe slight percussion) and of course, lovely harmonies. FOTM has snagged the lead, and I'd quite like Dennis' part. Do we have a Mike, Carl & Al in the house?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on October 08, 2012, 11:06:32 AM
Who wants to sing on Kiss Me Baby? Have arranged it for strings/bass/fingerpicking guitar (if I can play the f***ing part on take 4,970, but should be done after that - maybe slight percussion) and of course, lovely harmonies. FOTM has snagged the lead, and I'd quite like Dennis' part. Do we have a Mike, Carl & Al in the house?

I'd be down for Mike!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: rab2591 on October 08, 2012, 11:09:58 AM
Everything sounds great guys! Just waiting on vocals from Rab & Austin and our little frankenstein will be complete.

Totally down for doing it! But I need a day or two - I have a cold and my throat is somewhat sore...

But I will try to get them to you in the next few days. The backing track sounds amazing btw!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
Everything sounds great guys! Just waiting on vocals from Rab & Austin and our little frankenstein will be complete.

Totally down for doing it! But I need a day or two - I have a cold and my throat is somewhat sore...

But I will try to get them to you in the next few days. The backing track sounds amazing btw!

Sorry to hear about the cold, def that time of year. Sounds great, looking forward to hearing. And thanks!

Who wants to sing on Kiss Me Baby? Have arranged it for strings/bass/fingerpicking guitar (if I can play the f***ing part on take 4,970, but should be done after that - maybe slight percussion) and of course, lovely harmonies. FOTM has snagged the lead, and I'd quite like Dennis' part. Do we have a Mike, Carl & Al in the house?

Nice! I'd be down to do a little sangin.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 08, 2012, 11:44:32 AM
I'm a bit under the weather myself :(


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 11:48:47 AM
I'm a bit under the weather myself :(

Oh sh*t sorry dude, forgot I need your Carl 2 part in there too! Get better soon bud.

By the way, I saw a masseuse this morning. Might have to throw a cover of Marcella in the mix  :hat


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Austin on October 08, 2012, 01:02:28 PM
Wow -- I was just listening to the BW demo before I saw this thread and pondering a cover, so what a pleasant surprise!

I'm remote from any microphones that aren't a laptop for the next several days. I would love to sing the part when I'm back again, but if somebody needs/wants to take the part before then, that's totally cool.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 08, 2012, 02:21:49 PM
Who wants to sing on Kiss Me Baby? Have arranged it for strings/bass/fingerpicking guitar (if I can play the f***ing part on take 4,970, but should be done after that - maybe slight percussion) and of course, lovely harmonies. FOTM has snagged the lead, and I'd quite like Dennis' part. Do we have a Mike, Carl & Al in the house?

I can do Al (that's what Mrs. Jardine said), unless someone else would like to.

Can you make the bass and guitar all Pet Sounds-y? The plucking style, I mean. Don't really know how to describe that...I also have a vintage 60s snare. If you need some Hal Blaine-esque drum rolls, lemme know.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 02:27:16 PM
Picked Bass? Sounds good to me!

Hey Hype, can I have something to sing to? It doesn't need to be finished, I just wanna work out my leads.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 08, 2012, 03:17:49 PM
Did this for giggles: http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/stevie-backing-vocals

Man it sounds amazing

I'd say that sounds really legit in several places. Not digging the be-doo-dahs so much, but the pure harmony was righteous.

Agreed. I'm also hearing an off key note in the harmonies now. I think they were cool as they were. A bass part isn't necessary either. I actually tried it originally but it felt like I was just doing it to "do it". Didn't really add anything to the arrangement.

So what else we got? I like the idea of doing My Diane. Did anyone start that yet?

Oh idk if thats me man, I agree with the "Bah Doos" but Idk i feel like I just filled in a sharp that wasn't being sung...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 04:05:35 PM
Wow -- I was just listening to the BW demo before I saw this thread and pondering a cover, so what a pleasant surprise!

I'm remote from any microphones that aren't a laptop for the next several days. I would love to sing the part when I'm back again, but if somebody needs/wants to take the part before then, that's totally cool.

Cool no prob man. I'd really love to get your voice on there, so as long as you're with it I'd say there's no rush! Hell mine + Hypehat's version of Soulful Old Man Sunshine has been in the works for idk.. a few months now? Haha.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 08, 2012, 04:38:27 PM
Not sure if we're gonna do a version of My Diane, but I was dicking around with what it might sound like with a sweet vocal.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/my-diane-rough-vocal-idea


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 08, 2012, 04:43:40 PM
Not sure if we're gonna do a version of My Diane, but I was dicking around with what it might sound like with a sweet vocal.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/my-diane-rough-vocal-idea

Nice! I like the genre you chose "Brian Wilson Genius Pop" haha. Maybe I'll knock out a track idea.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 09, 2012, 01:32:44 AM
Wow -- I was just listening to the BW demo before I saw this thread and pondering a cover, so what a pleasant surprise!

I'm remote from any microphones that aren't a laptop for the next several days. I would love to sing the part when I'm back again, but if somebody needs/wants to take the part before then, that's totally cool.

Cool no prob man. I'd really love to get your voice on there, so as long as you're with it I'd say there's no rush! Hell mine + Hypehat's version of Soulful Old Man Sunshine has been in the works for idk.. a few months now? Haha.

I was waiting for a bass, then I bought one.... now I have no excuse. Gonna have a swing at that/some mixing on Thursday, I'm stuck in this blasted office for the next week  :smash

Then you can do your vocal? And we can attempt to figure out the backing harmonies (I bagsy Mike) and then we'll have world peace?

How about The Brianista's Prayer as an album title?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 09, 2012, 03:39:00 AM
Who wants to sing on Kiss Me Baby? Have arranged it for strings/bass/fingerpicking guitar (if I can play the f***ing part on take 4,970, but should be done after that - maybe slight percussion) and of course, lovely harmonies. FOTM has snagged the lead, and I'd quite like Dennis' part. Do we have a Mike, Carl & Al in the house?

I can do Al (that's what Mrs. Jardine said), unless someone else would like to.

Can you make the bass and guitar all Pet Sounds-y? The plucking style, I mean. Don't really know how to describe that...I also have a vintage 60s snare. If you need some Hal Blaine-esque drum rolls, lemme know.

I do have some 'lead' guitar on there which I think fits the bill, but I'm having trouble getting that kind of definition on the bass! Any ideas how to do that, I'm recording it direct into my soundcard as my bass amp is beat up and it would be too distorted. Need to re-record the guitar stuff I did yesterday, I kinda want it sounding like this Spiritualized show (maybe skip to Going Down Slow or Anything More) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0mqZgV3KEc so I'm going to have to cut the sh*t and play acoustic properly.

Hey Hype, can I have something to sing to? It doesn't need to be finished, I just wanna work out my leads.

I'll send you something tonight? It's the same key/etc as the original recording, I might make it a little slower than the record but I used the acapella from Hawthorne CA as a guide if that helps.

EDIT: Listening to that Spiritualized gig and that's definitely the sound I want, so I'm so slowing it down. But yeah, tonight.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 09, 2012, 08:18:42 AM
Feelin' a little better today, so gonna try knocking out that vocal later on today.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 09, 2012, 08:33:00 AM
"The SMiLEY SMiLERS Present SYNCOPATiON"


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 09, 2012, 12:37:14 PM
Any ideas on how to get that PS esque bass sound? Some combination of high treble and echo? Maybe a little slapback delay or something?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 09, 2012, 12:55:41 PM
Any ideas on how to get that PS esque bass sound? Some combination of high treble and echo? Maybe a little slapback delay or something?


I found this thread which might help a bit. Def. use a pick/plectrum.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-end/106034-how-get-60s-bass-sound.html


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 09, 2012, 03:11:17 PM
Right, here's the Kiss Me Baby track - let us know what you think, there are still a few mixing snafus I'm too tired to fix, such as the top note being way too high in some places/bass disappearing on occasion.

Does anyone know the vocal parts? (grins sheepishly)  :-\

http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/kiss-me-baby-instrumental-1


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 09, 2012, 03:38:20 PM
Right, here's the Kiss Me Baby track - let us know what you think, there are still a few mixing snafus I'm too tired to fix, such as the top note being way too high in some places/bass disappearing on occasion.

Does anyone know the vocal parts? (grins sheepishly)  :-\

http://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/kiss-me-baby-instrumental-1

That is epic and beautiful at the same time. You got the Pet Sounds bass at the beginning. I kind of lost that style (in the bass) as the song went on, but still, really really great job.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:07:46 PM
Fantastic! The only thing I can even think of adding instrument wise is the French Horn after the line "Can't remember what we fought about".

Can't wait to sing, I'm a little sick, which actually helps my falsetto stay on pitch, I'll kick it out tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:09:27 PM
Also, it feels a bit off tempo in some places for some reason... Is that just me?

Like for example the lead on the second verse, feels a bit slow, maybe just slide it a little closer?
The trumpet in the first verse likewise


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:12:15 PM
At 0:51 I hear a little clashing.

I hope this doesn't sound like bitching, this is too amazing to not be perfect!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:15:03 PM
Any ideas on how to get that PS esque bass sound? Some combination of high treble and echo? Maybe a little slapback delay or something?


Mute, set delay to 141 mini seconds and about 30% volume ;)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:17:29 PM
Also man, this may sound like sacrilege, but if you want me to attempt to mix it in a thick stereo mix, just send me the parts, I'd be happy to take a swing at lining up the other parts as well, maybe just to see what it's like?

I took a class on mixing strings last summer, I just need a better keyboard to do strings on! Haha
You'll hear some of my new mixing skills on my next album...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 09, 2012, 07:22:02 PM
Any ideas on how to get that PS esque bass sound? Some combination of high treble and echo? Maybe a little slapback delay or something?


Mute, set delay to 141 mini seconds and about 30% volume ;)

Is that how you got the sound when you quoted the Surf's Up line for "Little Bird"? It was pretty spot on...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:27:20 PM
Yup! It took a little bit of adjusting the delay time but i found between 140-180 works best


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 09, 2012, 07:39:10 PM
Speaking of that, remixing LB, the vocals need to fix in the mix better and it needs to be a wider mix


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 10, 2012, 02:01:19 AM
Also, it feels a bit off tempo in some places for some reason... Is that just me?

Like for example the lead on the second verse, feels a bit slow, maybe just slide it a little closer?
The trumpet in the first verse likewise
At 0:51 I hear a little clashing.

I hope this doesn't sound like bitching, this is too amazing to not be perfect!

I know what you mean, and it's not bitching - I am going to have my customary 'drink strong coffee and tighten the whole thing up' this weekend, the arrangement and mixing is kicking my arse on this. And yeah, I kept forgetting to stick that french horn line in.

Yeah, that clash is because I'm a moron - I play a minor 7th, not a major 7th on the acoustic. I thought it was because I was using a dodgy voicing, but no. Actually the wrong chord. *bangs head against desk*

My 'method' for arranging strings is so haphazard I'm amazed it sounds ok, tbh.  ;D

I hope it's ok to practice to? Are you taking the whole lead or just the Brian bits?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 10, 2012, 03:11:42 AM
Lol sounds good, I'm doing the Brian Parts, can't take this whole song it's too awesome!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 10, 2012, 10:48:48 AM
Huge favor...for 'Stevie', can you upload the version that as all the backups on it with the music? I'm having a hard time with the Carl part right now, and this will be a great help.

edit

Also, you know which song I'd really like to do a lead on? Something like 'Still I Dream of it'. I've been listening to a lot of mid-70s Brian lately, and kinda looking forward to do one of his 'gruff' vocals.

And, if you need Brian's high part on 'My Diane' , let me know.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 10, 2012, 04:00:57 PM
Huge favor...for 'Stevie', can you upload the version that as all the backups on it with the music? I'm having a hard time with the Carl part right now, and this will be a great help.

edit

Also, you know which song I'd really like to do a lead on? Something like 'Still I Dream of it'. I've been listening to a lot of mid-70s Brian lately, and kinda looking forward to do one of his 'gruff' vocals.

And, if you need Brian's high part on 'My Diane' , let me know.

You just have the two lower "a-ha's" with me on the 2nd verse.

I did include a link to the full reference with all harmonies in my original post. Repost for anyone who missed it:

Okay, so I just broke down the harmonies for Stevie.

 
Ego - Brian (http://www.sendspace.com/file/wdft80)

Austin - Carl (http://www.sendspace.com/file/2ad7y5)

Rab2591 - Al (http://www.sendspace.com/file/906oqr)

seltaeb1012002 - Brian 2

Billy C - Carl 2 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/37jgkz)


Here's a reference with all of the harmonies:


http://www.sendspace.com/file/yvmqyf


...and lastly here's the instrumental download (with a great new Uke part by Don't Back Down on the 2nd chorus, btw).

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/stevie-instrumental-1

The vocal part should match up with the instrumental exactly when lined up in your DAW. Any questions, or if anyone can't do their part for some reason, just give me a shout.




Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 10, 2012, 04:07:22 PM
Gotcha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 11, 2012, 10:49:29 AM
Here's my part.   http://www.sendspace.com/file/qw8xw0

Having some issues with the higher end of my range right now, but I'm sure it can be fixed ^_^


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 11, 2012, 07:36:26 PM
Here's my part.   http://www.sendspace.com/file/qw8xw0

Having some issues with the higher end of my range right now, but I'm sure it can be fixed ^_^

Sounds great man! Your voice has a nice full tone, it's gonna sound awesome in the blend.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 11, 2012, 09:24:40 PM
Thanks dude,,,appreciate it!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 12, 2012, 01:09:50 AM
As posited on a thread on the main board, we should totally do 'Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight'  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 12, 2012, 06:48:16 AM
As posited on a thread on the main board, we should totally do 'Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight'  ;D

I would totes give up my lead on My Diane to someone who wanted it if I could get a vocal on that!  :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 14, 2012, 01:52:31 PM
How about "My Diane" BB's '85 style


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 14, 2012, 01:59:32 PM
How about "My Diane" BB's '85 style

Ahah interesting. Sounds funky enough on paper.... :)

 How about I'm Beggin' You Please done in any Beach Boys style?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqjig2Yptbs


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 14, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
Hey guys! Any updates on Kiss Me Baby?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 14, 2012, 04:18:22 PM
How about "My Diane" BB's '85 style

Ooh...I'd love to do that ^_^


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 15, 2012, 03:06:38 AM
Hey guys! Any updates on Kiss Me Baby?

Had a busy weekend, will be tightening the track up today. We've got a Mike and a Brian.... But we need a vocal arrangement and that's really not my speciality.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 16, 2012, 02:52:22 PM
My voice is back to normal, so ready to do a gruff Brian part on something.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 16, 2012, 03:56:59 PM
My voice is back to normal, so ready to do a gruff Brian part on something.

Kick ass user name.
You have to grow a beard and put on a bathrobe to do your vocal part(s). Play by the rules.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 16, 2012, 05:38:54 PM
(https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc6/186451_844424286_156420082_n.jpg)

^ Already done. I'm also the same age Brian was when he did 15 BO. I think I have a bathrobe around here somewhere...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on October 16, 2012, 07:01:41 PM
I'd like to take a vocal part in "Break Away" if available. Range: Mike, or Brian falsetto


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 17, 2012, 03:15:55 PM
I found a bathrobe. It's green, not white though...


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 17, 2012, 03:57:42 PM
I found a bathrobe. It's green, not white though...

Haha. Right on. I was joking, but whatever helps you channel the inner BDW....


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 17, 2012, 04:16:11 PM
I'm really feelin' it right now. Just knocked off an a capella 'Still I Dream of It'. I wish I had the piano sheet music for it, because I have a killer electro arrangement in my head for it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 17, 2012, 04:38:45 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/17-oct-2012-still-i-dream-of

This was just for fun. Really diggin' the Brian of this time period lately. Got into a Wilson kind of mood, if you know what I mean (cough), and hit record. Sorry for the annoying noise in the background; that was my PS2. :lol



Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 17, 2012, 04:53:06 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/17-oct-2012-still-i-dream-of

This was just for fun. Really diggin' the Brian of this time period lately. Got into a Wilson kind of mood, if you know what I mean (cough), and hit record. Sorry for the annoying noise in the background; that was my PS2. :lol



Took tons of speed and ate some steak. Gotcha.  ;D

I dig it.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: rab2591 on October 17, 2012, 06:09:25 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/17-oct-2012-still-i-dream-of

This was just for fun. Really diggin' the Brian of this time period lately. Got into a Wilson kind of mood, if you know what I mean (cough), and hit record. Sorry for the annoying noise in the background; that was my PS2. :lol



Billy! Your vocals are great!!

I'd love to do a cover of this song with you if you want. I actually already recorded this song in cover from a year ago (but my vocals are absolutely atrocious) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJlYZ6N1nk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJlYZ6N1nk)) - I really like the backing track for the chorus though. I can re-record it to fit your vocal key. Anyways just an idea.

Again, you have a great voice - really impressed!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 17, 2012, 06:25:51 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/17-oct-2012-still-i-dream-of

This was just for fun. Really diggin' the Brian of this time period lately. Got into a Wilson kind of mood, if you know what I mean (cough), and hit record. Sorry for the annoying noise in the background; that was my PS2. :lol



Took tons of speed and ate some steak. Gotcha.  ;D

I dig it.

Weed and homemade mac & cheese w/ some barbecued chicken and broccoli, but close! ^_^

Quote
Billy! Your vocals are great!!

I'd love to do a cover of this song with you if you want. I actually already recorded this song in cover form a year ago (but my vocals are absolutely atrocious) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJlYZ6N1nk) - I really like the backing track for the chorus though. I can re-record it to fit your vocal key. Anyways just an idea.

Again, you have a great voice - really impressed!

Thanks dude! I used to sing in contests and stuff as a teenager, but for the past 11 years I've been doing instrumental electro. Just now getting back into singing again.

And, for the record...I liked your version! That was pretty tight.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 18, 2012, 05:28:24 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/17-oct-2012-still-i-dream-of

This was just for fun. Really diggin' the Brian of this time period lately. Got into a Wilson kind of mood, if you know what I mean (cough), and hit record. Sorry for the annoying noise in the background; that was my PS2. :lol


Great vocal Billy! Hope you didn't get too many crumbs on your bathrobe. ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 18, 2012, 06:25:44 PM
Thank ya kindly!

I just realized I forgot to take a picture...I shaved this morning. D'oh


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 18, 2012, 09:53:14 PM
http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/18-oct-2012-its-over-now

Just did another buzzed a capella 'Its Over Now'. I don't have Carl's voice (who does?)  but I was feeling it. Just did it about 10 minutes ago, laying down on the floor propped up by the edge of the bed, working on beats, when I realized I still had this stuck in my head since this morning. My wife joins in at the end; she wss playing Columns and didn't know I was recording.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on October 19, 2012, 09:06:55 AM
When can we cover this?

http://soundcloud.com/godspeedjoshua/all-i-wanna-do

 
Or this?
http://soundcloud.com/godspeedjoshua/thats-not-me


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 23, 2012, 01:10:06 PM
You have a pretty cool voice!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on October 23, 2012, 01:59:22 PM
Man, I've been swamped this week and ill and ugh. fucking life.

Is anything else going on in this thread? Or is Kiss Me Baby the current deal?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 23, 2012, 02:26:22 PM
Kiss Me Baby and Stevie


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: rab2591 on October 23, 2012, 03:18:53 PM
About Stevie:

I'm sorry I haven't been able to record vocals for this yet! Could someone opt in my place for this one?? I hate to do that - but I've just been too busy lately; I've barely had time to work on my own music.

If no one can fill in for me, I'll try to get the vocal done in the next two weeks. Sorry again! :-\


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 23, 2012, 03:57:22 PM
I would trade KMB for it... maybe I can record a test take for stevie?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 23, 2012, 04:36:10 PM
About Stevie:

I'm sorry I haven't been able to record vocals for this yet! Could someone opt in my place for this one?? I hate to do that - but I've just been too busy lately; I've barely had time to work on my own music.

If no one can fill in for me, I'll try to get the vocal done in the next two weeks. Sorry again! :-\

I can do it! I'll redo my vocal from the other day.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 24, 2012, 08:47:37 AM
I have "free time" - so if any of our producers need a scratch or extra vocal, I'm up for sumpin'.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on October 24, 2012, 12:32:14 PM
About Stevie:

I'm sorry I haven't been able to record vocals for this yet! Could someone opt in my place for this one?? I hate to do that - but I've just been too busy lately; I've barely had time to work on my own music.

If no one can fill in for me, I'll try to get the vocal done in the next two weeks. Sorry again! :-\

My new vocal lead. This is the 'dry' vocal; no autotune, no reverb, no noise reduction.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/crej3g


This is what it sounds like with the backup parts.

http://soundcloud.com/billy-castillo-1/24-oct-2012-stevie-mix


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: blank on October 30, 2012, 12:09:06 PM
Who exactly are you waiting on to record the backing vox for Little Bird?  I thought that was going pretty well  ???


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 30, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
Ego was going to write them out for me, I could do them, but it's a weird part :P

I'll try once sandy leaves haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 31, 2012, 07:53:34 AM
You mean Egon, right?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on October 31, 2012, 12:32:49 PM
Ahh yes sorry! haha, any progress?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 01, 2012, 07:13:50 AM
Here's a rough version of "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" produced by Hypehat

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/soulful-old-man-sunshine-rough

Anyone down to work up the vocal arrangement?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 04, 2012, 05:26:48 PM
Here's a rough version of "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" produced by Hypehat

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/soulful-old-man-sunshine-rough

Anyone down to work up the vocal arrangement?

I fell off the face of the earth for a while, but I'm finally getting some free time back and am psyched to work on this one.  This track and the vocals sound incredible! hypehat, did you use a click track for this? if so, how many bpms?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 04, 2012, 06:40:12 PM
Okay, I just did a rough sketch of the Soulful Old Man Sunshine scat vocals, and there are at least 8 different parts going in this tune (possibly more in the "SOMS" break). So far we've got me, EgoHanger, and seltaeb. Who else is in?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 04, 2012, 07:20:37 PM
The harmonies for Little Bird are done!! Sending out parts tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on November 04, 2012, 07:32:51 PM
Okay, I just did a rough sketch of the Soulful Old Man Sunshine scat vocals, and there are at least 8 different parts going in this tune (possibly more in the "SOMS" break). So far we've got me, EgoHanger, and seltaeb. Who else is in?

Count me in!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 04, 2012, 07:38:15 PM
Here's a rough version of "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" produced by Hypehat

http://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/soulful-old-man-sunshine-rough

Anyone down to work up the vocal arrangement?

I fell off the face of the earth for a while, but I'm finally getting some free time back and am psyched to work on this one.  This track and the vocals sound incredible! hypehat, did you use a click track for this? if so, how many bpms?

Much appreciated! Good to see you're back in the loop. Can't wait to hear the arrangement, I know it's gonna be awesome!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 05, 2012, 12:13:07 PM
Okay, I just did a rough sketch of the Soulful Old Man Sunshine scat vocals, and there are at least 8 different parts going in this tune (possibly more in the "SOMS" break). So far we've got me, EgoHanger, and seltaeb. Who else is in?

Count me in!
Me too!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 05, 2012, 12:21:12 PM
Okay, I just did a rough sketch of the Soulful Old Man Sunshine scat vocals, and there are at least 8 different parts going in this tune (possibly more in the "SOMS" break). So far we've got me, EgoHanger, and seltaeb. Who else is in?

Count me in!
Me too!

I'm down to help in any way I can.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on November 05, 2012, 12:25:02 PM
I didn't use a click, I'm afraid - can u manage?
Also Seltaeb can you drop us the isolated vox for SOMS?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 05, 2012, 01:03:51 PM
I didn't use a click, I'm afraid - can u manage?
Also Seltaeb can you drop us the isolated vox for SOMS?

Yeah, that's no problem--it'll be a little more work for the singers (no copying and pasting the repeated parts), but there honestly aren't many repeated lines in that tune.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on November 05, 2012, 01:07:26 PM
Great, thanks so much for doing it! Don't sweat about the wait, I am awful at this whole life/music divide as Seltaeb and Fotm well know ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 05, 2012, 01:28:20 PM
Great, thanks so much for doing it! Don't sweat about the wait, I am awful at this whole life/music divide as Seltaeb and Fotm well know ;D

Happy to help out! I've been itching to work on SOMS for years. I've written out the parts for the intro/break and the scatting vocals already, and just need to do the background vox for the bridge.  It's nuts, the song consistently has 6 to 8 voices (triple tracked at some points) at any given time.

Come to think of it, it may take me a little while to get the guide vocals distributed out to everyone. In the past I've used a midi vocal line laid on top of the real track as the guide, but that'll be tough without the steady bpm to work with. No big deal--I'll figure something out.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 05, 2012, 04:08:37 PM
The harmonies for Little Bird are done!! Sending out parts tomorrow!

Right on!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 06, 2012, 12:20:12 PM
Here's the vocal parts:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4wfn88
Get to it guys!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 06, 2012, 12:32:42 PM
Here's the vocal parts:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4wfn88
Get to it guys!


Have we defined who is taking what part?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 06, 2012, 12:36:01 PM
Not really, if you're interested, listen to the parts and pick your best range.

Little Bird: FOTM (producer); My Brother Woodie (lead); EgoHanger, seltaeb, egon, FOTM, _____ (backgrounds)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 06, 2012, 03:48:35 PM
Not really, if you're interested, listen to the parts and pick your best range.

Well, back when we got this ball rolling we were talking about (high to low) EgoHanger (Brian), seltaeb (Al), me (Carl), and FOTM (Dennis) for the bg vox (still waiting on a low/Mike part). I'm assuming we'll stick with that lineup unless anyone can't/doesn't want to do it anymore.

I'm working at the polls today and can't see the sendspace file, but I'll check it tonight and let everyone know if there's anything special you need to know for the parts.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 06, 2012, 06:43:05 PM
Okay, so here's the sheet music for Little Bird: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j52fph

The mp3s (and some other things I accidentally included) are in Mike's link.  For those of you working on LB, take a look at the sheet music before you sing the parts--I added a little bit of new stuff that won't make sense without knowing what to sing from the charts (like "bops" and stuff). If you have any questions, ask away!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 07, 2012, 09:43:06 AM
Here's my part. Let me know if it's not up to par or you need a revision or something.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/little-bird-brian-falsetto


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 07, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
sounds good to me, I need to hear it in the blend to 100% okay it though :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 08, 2012, 06:35:17 AM
Here's my part. Let me know if it's not up to par or you need a revision or something.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/little-bird-brian-falsetto

Sounds great to me! Just one request--can you upload the two tracks separately? Just for panning/mixing purposes. Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 08, 2012, 09:29:12 AM
Anyone interested in covering classic Christmas tunes and bundling them together as A Christmas Gift To You from SmileySmile.net! It might be fun to have a deadline.





Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 08, 2012, 10:50:43 AM
Here's my part. Let me know if it's not up to par or you need a revision or something.

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/little-bird-brian-falsetto

Sounds great to me! Just one request--can you upload the two tracks separately? Just for panning/mixing purposes. Thanks!

Oops - I didn't save them - I only have the final mixdown. If it's really that important I'll squeeze in time to re-record the vox.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 08, 2012, 12:44:03 PM
I normally mix the highest and lowest harmonies down the middle, so it should be fine


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 10, 2012, 11:10:45 AM
So it just occurred to me that I can really easily put the guide vocals together for Our Prayer using my recording. So who all wants a line? The more the merrier--I'd love to get a huge chorus feel, so seriously like 3-4 for each line would be amazing. If I don't get a bunch of volunteers I'll just start picking people out who volunteered generally earlier.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 10, 2012, 11:27:15 AM
So it just occurred to me that I can really easily put the guide vocals together for Our Prayer using my recording. So who all wants a line? The more the merrier--I'd love to get a huge chorus feel, so seriously like 3-4 for each line would be amazing. If I don't get a bunch of volunteers I'll just start picking people out who volunteered generally earlier.

I'd love to help out!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 10, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
So it just occurred to me that I can really easily put the guide vocals together for Our Prayer using my recording. So who all wants a line? The more the merrier--I'd love to get a huge chorus feel, so seriously like 3-4 for each line would be amazing. If I don't get a bunch of volunteers I'll just start picking people out who volunteered generally earlier.

I'm totally in, I did one a while ago, so I'll be all set! haha


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Don't Back Down on November 10, 2012, 12:35:30 PM
So it just occurred to me that I can really easily put the guide vocals together for Our Prayer using my recording. So who all wants a line? The more the merrier--I'd love to get a huge chorus feel, so seriously like 3-4 for each line would be amazing. If I don't get a bunch of volunteers I'll just start picking people out who volunteered generally earlier.

I'd love to help out!

Ditto! :)


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 10, 2012, 12:45:00 PM
So it just occurred to me that I can really easily put the guide vocals together for Our Prayer using my recording. So who all wants a line? The more the merrier--I'd love to get a huge chorus feel, so seriously like 3-4 for each line would be amazing. If I don't get a bunch of volunteers I'll just start picking people out who volunteered generally earlier.

I'd love to help out!

Ditto! :)

I'll take a part!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on November 10, 2012, 12:58:04 PM
I would like to , as well.

Also down for the Christmas thing!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 10, 2012, 09:16:20 PM
Great! Thanks to everyone for volunteering so quickly! I've uploaded a pair of mp3s for each vocal line in Our Prayer, one with the vocal line panned hard right so you can hear it "isolated," and one with the vocal line muted so you can practice without it. You can download each mp3 by clicking the little "down arrow" on the right on the soundcloud page. Anyone who's interested, pick a line that you're most comfortable singing, record away (preferably double-tracked), and send it my way.  

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/sets/our-prayer/


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 11, 2012, 06:24:16 AM
Great! Thanks to everyone for volunteering so quickly! I've uploaded a pair of mp3s for each vocal line in Our Prayer, one with the vocal line panned hard right so you can hear it "isolated," and one with the vocal line muted so you can practice without it. You can download each mp3 by clicking the little "down arrow" on the right on the soundcloud page. Anyone who's interested, pick a line that you're most comfortable singing, record away (preferably double-tracked), and send it my way.  

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/sets/our-prayer/

Brian falsetto:

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/sets/our-prayer-brian-falsetto

The first few seconds of silence got lopped off - you'll have to synch it by adding a few seconds to the beginning. Sowwy about that.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 11, 2012, 11:24:22 AM
Great! Thanks to everyone for volunteering so quickly! I've uploaded a pair of mp3s for each vocal line in Our Prayer, one with the vocal line panned hard right so you can hear it "isolated," and one with the vocal line muted so you can practice without it. You can download each mp3 by clicking the little "down arrow" on the right on the soundcloud page. Anyone who's interested, pick a line that you're most comfortable singing, record away (preferably double-tracked), and send it my way.  

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/sets/our-prayer/

Brian falsetto:

http://soundcloud.com/egohanger/sets/our-prayer-brian-falsetto

The first few seconds of silence got lopped off - you'll have to synch it by adding a few seconds to the beginning. Sowwy about that.
I've only listened to it on my phone, but it sounds great! I can't wait to mix it in.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 11, 2012, 02:38:54 PM
Did Carl's parts!

http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/sets/our-prayer-carl-parts/


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 16, 2012, 05:38:23 PM
Sounding great, guys! Hopefully some more folks will be able to record parts this weekend.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on November 16, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
Missed this totally! Do you need a Mike?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 17, 2012, 04:00:28 AM
Missed this totally! Do you need a Mike?
Definitely need a Mike--but anyone who wants to can join in on any part they want, even if we've already got someone covering it already! I'd like to get as many voices as possible on this one to get a huge choral feel.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on November 17, 2012, 06:20:26 AM
Then hit me up with the notes, sir  ;D


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 17, 2012, 06:45:49 AM
Then hit me up with the notes, sir  ;D

Here ya go--I posted them on soundcloud:

Great! Thanks to everyone for volunteering so quickly! I've uploaded a pair of mp3s for each vocal line in Our Prayer, one with the vocal line panned hard right so you can hear it "isolated," and one with the vocal line muted so you can practice without it. You can download each mp3 by clicking the little "down arrow" on the right on the soundcloud page. Anyone who's interested, pick a line that you're most comfortable singing, record away (preferably double-tracked), and send it my way.  

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/sets/our-prayer/

I don't want to clog up the board with separate threads, but I'm afraid stuff is going to get lost in here.. I wonder if a sub-forum is possible?


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: hypehat on November 17, 2012, 06:52:57 AM
Cheers muchly, will see if I can do it today!


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on November 17, 2012, 06:58:21 AM
I'm having some mic issues right now. I should be able to knock out Dennis' parts today though. Hopefully.


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: egon spengler on November 17, 2012, 09:24:38 AM
I'm having some mic issues right now. I should be able to knock out Dennis' parts today though. Hopefully.
Great! Can't wait to add it to the mix.

Hypehat, I'm working on guide vox for Soulful Old Man Sunshine this weekend. Couple questions: do you want the intro to have the vocals on top of the music, or would a slower acapella intro like the original be okay? And would you mind if I took a shot at adding some more bg vox throughout the second verse and choruses, or do you want to stick with the original arrangement?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 17, 2012, 02:45:19 PM
Little taste of how SOMS is shaping up.. I'll pass out the separate vocal lines once I've finished them all (which may not be this weekend, but I'll do my best).Disclaimer: this is a crazily rough mix--just plopped the vocals in with a little reverb.

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/early-soms-intro-mixdown


Title: Re: The Official Smiley Smile e-Collaboration Thread (delegating parts now!)
Post by: dmcguire70 on November 17, 2012, 08:10:28 PM
Missed this totally! Do you need a Mike?
Definitely need a Mike--but anyone who wants to can join in on any part they want, even if we've already got someone covering it already! I'd like to get as many voices as possible on this one to get a huge choral feel.

Id be happy to help. :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on November 18, 2012, 04:17:56 AM
Little taste of how SOMS is shaping up.. I'll pass out the separate vocal lines once I've finished them all (which may not be this weekend, but I'll do my best).Disclaimer: this is a crazily rough mix--just plopped the vocals in with a little reverb.

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/early-soms-intro-mixdown

Love it!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 18, 2012, 04:28:35 AM
Missed this totally! Do you need a Mike?
Definitely need a Mike--but anyone who wants to can join in on any part they want, even if we've already got someone covering it already! I'd like to get as many voices as possible on this one to get a huge choral feel.

Id be happy to help. :)


Great! Feel free to take as many parts as you'd like. I know you're familiar with this one, but I posted guide vocals a few posts up for everyone to record over for timing purposes. Actually though, I recorded mine on top of the 20/20 recording--so if you've already done that too, you might not even need to redo anything.

Little taste of how SOMS is shaping up.. I'll pass out the separate vocal lines once I've finished them all (which may not be this weekend, but I'll do my best).Disclaimer: this is a crazily rough mix--just plopped the vocals in with a little reverb.

http://soundcloud.com/addsomemusicproject/early-soms-intro-mixdown

Love it!

Thanks! I'm gonna try to do my Little Bird parts soon too so your leads get some more company.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on November 19, 2012, 06:29:43 AM
Oh my god, I will never badmouth Mike Love again as long as I live. Those Our Prayer lines are destroying me. Should get them to you today, at what cost to my sanity...


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on November 19, 2012, 06:37:04 AM
Also, that SOMS bit sounds bitching! Great stuff. Finally good enough at bass to lay down a part, will give it all a remix and sh*t.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 19, 2012, 02:45:44 PM
Don't forget about our "Stevie"! I was under the impression we were close to done with that one.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 19, 2012, 02:57:47 PM
Don't forget about our "Stevie"! I was under the impression we were close to done with that one.
Oh man, I was MIA for so long I didn't even realize we were making progress on that one. Should I try to work up some background vocals?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on November 19, 2012, 03:47:26 PM
No mate, you're good - Seltaeb has done all that, but I don't know whether everyone has sung them?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on November 19, 2012, 04:03:39 PM
Don't forget about our "Stevie"! I was under the impression we were close to done with that one.
Oh man, I was MIA for so long I didn't even realize we were making progress on that one. Should I try to work up some background vocals?

Sorry Egon - I should have specified that comment wasn't directed at you! I know Seltaeb got hypehat's lead and most if not all of the b/g vox - and FOTM did a very rough mix to see how they were shaping up and it sounded good at that time.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on November 19, 2012, 05:31:38 PM
I thought I had done the lead after someone pulled out?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on November 20, 2012, 02:08:48 AM
No, I'm still on lead, right? It's all done and sent to Seltaeb.... speaking of which, where is Seltaeb?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on November 20, 2012, 03:05:23 AM
BTW, Egon - check yr PMs, sent the Prayer bass parts. I'm not crazy about them, but can you use them?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on December 12, 2012, 12:32:24 PM
I think this deserves a bump.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on December 12, 2012, 02:48:49 PM
Agreed, how's Prayer?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on December 12, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
Sup everyone, hope u all are having a great end of the year

Hypehat, did I send u the Soulful vocal yet?? Can't wait to hear that one with bass. The vocal arrangement demo was sounding pretty incredible!!

I've been outta the loop. Still gotta lay down my vocal on Prayer.

& I think we still need a few harmonies on Stevie.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on December 13, 2012, 02:01:51 AM
Good to have you back!

I didn't get the vocal from you, no - I've done some remixing on the track and even put the bass on (finally!) so it's ready once Egon can dish out the parts!

One thing I meant to ask - is there something up with my Stevie vocal? On the 'come and get a little bit closer' line it goes a bit funny, wondered if you did some editing on it. I can re-record that line if necessary!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on December 13, 2012, 08:08:09 AM
Good to have you back!

I didn't get the vocal from you, no - I've done some remixing on the track and even put the bass on (finally!) so it's ready once Egon can dish out the parts!

One thing I meant to ask - is there something up with my Stevie vocal? On the 'come and get a little bit closer' line it goes a bit funny, wondered if you did some editing on it. I can re-record that line if necessary!

Ok, will prepare it asap. And great - can't wait to hear it with the bass!

I did do a little editing on the vocals.. sorry, it's 2nd nature to me haha, but yeah for sure, if there are any lines you're not happy with - please re-cut away + send em thru!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on December 13, 2012, 05:31:35 PM
Agreed, how's Prayer?

I'm having to take some time to play around with the timing to get it synched up, but it's sounding really nice so far.  I've only got "Brian," "Carl," and "Mike," so I'm gonna shoot PMs to the folks who volunteered in case they missed it when I posted the parts. Seltaeb, you can take the "Dennis" line if you want. But like I said, I want a huge chorus sound, so feel free to take any part you want!

I literally haven't had a chance to power up my mic since I demoed that SOMS intro, but I'm hoping to get some time around the holidays. I'll get those parts out (and record my Little Bird background parts) as soon as I can!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on January 27, 2013, 03:26:59 PM
One month + bump!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 27, 2013, 08:22:59 PM
Ok let's compile what we have done so far, I'm on my phone so can someone grab the links for one post?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 27, 2013, 08:29:59 PM
Hype? You there? I miss that KMB track, it was amazing! Have you touched anything up?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 27, 2013, 08:49:41 PM
Okay so Stevie is basically done, it only needs a lead and it's finished.

Little bird only needs backing box (I remixed it again a while ago...)

KMB has a backing track, which needs a re upload

Our Prayer just needs more vocals (duh)

And then SOMS needs bvs


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on January 29, 2013, 03:43:06 AM
Stevie has a lead, I did it and Seltaeb has it!

Seltaeb also sent me his SOMS vocal, which I need to mix on the track (which I also remixed, Egon has the backing track for his vox). Let me do my work and I'll fix that tonight.

I'll have a look at the KMB track, never did get around to touching that up thanks to scores and things. Thanks for reminding me... Think it's just touching up the strings and working on getting bass definition/fixing those bum chords on the acoustic.

We'll finish this yet! Reckon it's time someone did another track....


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 29, 2013, 12:05:52 PM
Oh nice! Sounds good to me, I'll do a bunch of vocal arrangements for KMB, so ill start whenever the track is done.

Also, maybe we could do a Pet Sounds song like we talked about in the thread as a "test run" for a full album break down?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on January 29, 2013, 02:28:54 PM
Oh nice! Sounds good to me, I'll do a bunch of vocal arrangements for KMB, so ill start whenever the track is done.

Also, maybe we could do a Pet Sounds song like we talked about in the thread as a "test run" for a full album break down?

Can we do That's Not Me?
It seems simpler than most other Pet Sounds tracks, and I want that Mike Lead!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 29, 2013, 03:48:52 PM
Sounds good to me, IMO that has the best BB Backing vox outside of DYLW.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on January 30, 2013, 03:44:52 PM
It is also the funkiest song on Pet Sounds. I'm game, although I've produced two tracks already so someone else must step up to the plate!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on January 30, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
Same here, I'm gonna be doing another soon, so someone grab this easy track!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 02, 2013, 12:46:50 PM
Oh nice! Sounds good to me, I'll do a bunch of vocal arrangements for KMB, so ill start whenever the track is done.

Also, maybe we could do a Pet Sounds song like we talked about in the thread as a "test run" for a full album break down?

Can we do That's Not Me?
It seems simpler than most other Pet Sounds tracks, and I want that Mike Lead!

I've done a backing track of That's Not Me before. If I can find it I'll post it, if not I can make
a new one


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 02, 2013, 02:49:50 PM
Sounds good!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 02, 2013, 03:17:16 PM
Sounds good!

Alright! I can't find my original recording so I'll make a new one! :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 02, 2013, 04:20:06 PM
Perhaps I'm a bit late to the punch, but I would gladly contribute some vocals, my most comfortable range is about D3 to about D5. I can also record drums, some misc. percussion, acoustic, electric and nylon-stringed guitars, bass, keys, brass, clarinet and violin. I have a decent ear for harmonies and can mix tracks with a decent ability so I could produce a track or two as well. If Breakaway is unfinished I would gladly lend my voice to it  :)

If you would like to work on "That's Not Me" I could use help with drums/percussion when I get the basic
track down :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 02, 2013, 05:44:58 PM
Perhaps I'm a bit late to the punch, but I would gladly contribute some vocals, my most comfortable range is about D3 to about D5. I can also record drums, some misc. percussion, acoustic, electric and nylon-stringed guitars, bass, keys, brass, clarinet and violin. I have a decent ear for harmonies and can mix tracks with a decent ability so I could produce a track or two as well. If Breakaway is unfinished I would gladly lend my voice to it  :)

If you would like to work on "That's Not Me" I could use help with drums/percussion when I get the basic
track down :)
Sure, I could do that, contact me when you're ready.
Additionally, I could sing some BGs if you like. :)

Cool! Will do and sounds great! :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 02, 2013, 07:17:51 PM
Nice! Sounds great guys! Thanks for your work!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 02, 2013, 09:16:33 PM
Nice! Sounds great guys! Thanks for your work!

You're welcome! :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 02, 2013, 10:41:38 PM
I did Carl, and I think someone did mike, but don't quote me on that :)

Also, either way, it's your call!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 02, 2013, 11:47:10 PM
Sounds good to me, it's 3 am here so no problem :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 03, 2013, 12:00:21 PM
I did Carl, and I think someone did mike, but don't quote me on that :)

Also, either way, it's your call!

I did Brian. I think Egon was trying to sync those three parts together, from the last update.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 03, 2013, 12:19:31 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 03, 2013, 12:21:10 PM
Nice!

So Egon, you should have most of the Prayer parts now then, we'll use one of your originals, zach's parts, my Carl, ego's Brian, You have someone's Mike (can't remember) so that should be all good.

Maybe add some of your originals to sweeten it?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 03, 2013, 03:38:52 PM
I did Carl, and I think someone did mike, but don't quote me on that :)

Also, either way, it's your call!

I did Mike (oo er) but iirc egon wanted as many folks as possible on it. He posted a breakdown somewhere...


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 03, 2013, 04:31:29 PM
Sure! I'll give it the old college try, it has to be easier than Prayer... 


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 03, 2013, 04:51:58 PM
Here's what I have done so far with "That's Not Me". Mostly organ, but also have added guitar sounds too.
Will add more to it this week! :)

https://soundcloud.com/ukemeisterferg/thats-not-me


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 03, 2013, 04:55:56 PM
does it skip in the first verse?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 03, 2013, 04:58:08 PM
does it skip in the first verse?

Yeah, I was having trouble with the guitar sound, I'll have to redo that


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 03, 2013, 05:20:47 PM
Nice sounds, DBD, though it does sound like the tempo wavers a little, did you use a click?

Thanks! I used the original song as a guide, do you think a click would be better?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 03, 2013, 05:38:45 PM
Nice sounds, DBD, though it does sound like the tempo wavers a little, did you use a click?

Thanks! I used the original song as a guide, do you think a click would be better?
Possibly, I'll try syncing it up with the original.

Okay, if it doesn't work, let me know! I'll be happy to re-record it


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 03, 2013, 05:51:28 PM
Ok, maybe that would be best, hope I'm not offending you, it would just be kind of difficult to drum on is all.

No problem! No, you're not offending me at all. I'll redo it this week


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 04, 2013, 02:52:52 AM
Also, Hypehat, I hope you haven't already recorded your part, because I just realized I transcribed it slightly wrong, on the parts "How deep is the ocean", "How deep is the valley", and "How long will the wind blow", your part doesn't change notes, it stays on the lower of the two. Sorry about that.

Hey man, that should be alright - it's in the right speaker, yes? Having a bit of difficulty picking out the part, as the ones in the left speaker are also pitched pretty low at points.

Pretty busy at the moment, but will try during the week.

Oh god, just remembered that absolutely ballbusting Carl note in the fade.... to whoever's doing that, good luck!  ;D


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 04, 2013, 05:59:55 AM
If I'm lucky enough to have that Mike Lead on That's Not Me, would one of you guys take his low parts?
I really don't think I could get that low.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 04, 2013, 12:28:47 PM
I'll try Carl XO


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 04, 2013, 12:31:16 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 04, 2013, 12:38:30 PM
So the 'Til I Die backing track is finished, I started off trying to make it as much like the original as I could, then I got lazy, so it's mostly quite a bit like it but not /exactly/ like it. Here it is: https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/til-i-die
Sounds good!
I could probably do Dennis!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 04, 2013, 02:15:16 PM
I'll take one of the Brian parts...


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 04, 2013, 03:34:53 PM
Sweet, I'll get on that tomorrow.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 04, 2013, 03:45:36 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 04, 2013, 04:55:47 PM
I'll do mine tomorrow too, trying to find a copy of Fire Emblem tonight (gotta stay till midnight...)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 04, 2013, 07:21:33 PM
Here's my redo of "That's Not Me" so far:
https://soundcloud.com/ukemeisterferg/thats-not-me-new


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 04, 2013, 07:31:50 PM
excellent work, really great! I'd be happy to add a few layers on it of stuffs!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 04, 2013, 07:45:12 PM
excellent work, really great! I'd be happy to add a few layers on it of stuffs!

Thank you, FOTM! Much appreciated! :) Go for it! That would be cool for you to add a few
layers! :) Zach is going to add drums, just fyi


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 05, 2013, 12:58:53 PM
I'll do it tonight!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 05, 2013, 03:05:21 PM
I won't be able to knock out my vocals until the weekend.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 06, 2013, 03:10:57 PM
Bad news, my computer appears to have gone and f***ed itself royally before I got a chance to do several million musical things, some of which involve this thread. Posting from my phone is such fun. If anyone wants to take that Mike vocal in the meantime, be my guest!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 10, 2013, 03:40:48 AM
computer fixed. Busy doing other musical things today, but will record tomorow! And mix. And SO BUSY.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 22, 2013, 05:43:51 AM
Right, bitches.

Sorry this has been so long in the waiting. Fuckin' life, eh.

Here is a hopefully fixed  backing track for Kiss Me Baby for FOTM to let rip on
https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/kmbproperbacking

and the first mix I did of SOMS with Selteabs vox (I also added some sh*t on the end, and re-recorded my bass). Reckon it still needs slight work, but it's a start.

https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soms-first-real-mix


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 22, 2013, 08:43:14 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 22, 2013, 09:05:51 PM
Whipped up an IWTS scratch guitar track and guide vocals. Four parts. Who wants one?
http://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/i-went-to-sleep
From low to high, it's Brian, Carl, Al, Mike. I think I'm going to take Al's part.

Love this song, and this version! The acoustic treatment works well. Would love to take a stab at BW's part.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 22, 2013, 09:37:30 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 22, 2013, 10:11:45 PM
Can you send me the acoustic only, and a version with your Al part?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 22, 2013, 10:40:04 PM
Actually yeah that makes sense.. 1 track with the guitars + 1 track with the Al vocal isolated.. or, even all of the vocals minus Brian, that way I can hear the other parts as I'm laying it down. Would be pretty cool.  :smokin


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 22, 2013, 10:49:40 PM
You could bounce them down to separate .wav files.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 06:35:21 AM
Okay, sorry about the lack of replies, I'm on vacation :p

I love all the new stuff, I think IWTS could have a more interesting track though which I could totally do if you want?
The harmonies are perfect though.

And I'll have my KMB lead ASAP!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 12:43:40 PM

and the first mix I did of SOMS with Selteabs vox (I also added some sh*t on the end, and re-recorded my bass). Reckon it still needs slight work, but it's a start.

https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soms-first-real-mix

Oh sh*t, how'd I miss this? Love the bass line!

I'd reduce the reverb a bit on the vox.. and I still need to fix some stuff in the performance.

What do you think about bringing that crazy ambient guitar up in the mix?

Love the ending stuff! Can't wait til we have the full vocal arrangement on here!



Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 12:46:30 PM
Okay, sorry about the lack of replies, I'm on vacation :p

I love all the new stuff, I think IWTS could have a more interesting track though which I could totally do if you want?
The harmonies are perfect though.

And I'll have my KMB lead ASAP!
Well like I said I kind of like the stripped-down sound of guitar and vocals for this song, but I could definitely try a more interesting track if you wanted. Did you have anything specific in mind?

I like the acoustic vibe. We could always add some other stuff to it, but we don't have anything this stripped down yet. Nothin wrong with stripped down, imo.
Bout to go in on this vocal! I covered this many moons ago, on my 4-track Tascam back in the day. Lots of track-to-track bouncing haha.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 23, 2013, 01:38:01 PM
Hey folks! Just an update - I haven't had much time for "That's Not Me" but hopefully I'll get to it soon.
Digging what's being done currently!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 01:55:30 PM
That was fun. Here's the ref mix with my part in there - https://soundcloud.com/smile-a-d/i-went-to-sleep-reference



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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 02:00:26 PM
Thanks Zach! Here u go - http://www.sendspace.com/file/h3njx5

Anyone play flute or something comparable for the melody line?


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 23, 2013, 02:03:17 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 02:06:09 PM
Thanks Zach! Here u go - http://www.sendspace.com/file/h3njx5

Anyone play flute or something comparable for the melody line?
OK great, thanks.

I could try it on clarinet, I'm not very good mind you but I could try.

Go for it! Why not.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 02:21:59 PM
My keyboard has sampled flute, a damn good one too, if you'd like?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 23, 2013, 02:26:02 PM
My keyboard has sampled flute, a damn good one too, if you'd like?

Hell yeah, why not. Maybe, in the spirit of BW, we can create a dope sound combination with the keyboard flute + clarinet.  8)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 23, 2013, 03:07:24 PM

and the first mix I did of SOMS with Selteabs vox (I also added some sh*t on the end, and re-recorded my bass). Reckon it still needs slight work, but it's a start.

https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/soms-first-real-mix

Oh sh*t, how'd I miss this? Love the bass line!

I'd reduce the reverb a bit on the vox.. and I still need to fix some stuff in the performance.

What do you think about bringing that crazy ambient guitar up in the mix?

Love the ending stuff! Can't wait til we have the full vocal arrangement on here!



Listening back, you're probably right re: reverb - I think I just went with my go-to set up, which obviously wouldn't sound as decent on your voice as we're different people! I kinda rushed that one.

I think the performance is totally bitching, but drop us a PM if anything strikes you and I'll mix it in.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 03:44:02 PM
Yeah turn up that guitar! It's amazing!!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 07:46:23 PM
Ill take Carl! :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 09:40:42 PM
Carl Part (1): https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/iwts-carl-parts-1
Carl Part (2): https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/iwts-carl-parts-2
Flutes: https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/iwts-flutes
Sprinkler (Come on, it needs this!): https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/iwts-sprinkler


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 09:41:08 PM
Just did sorry wasnt done uploading :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 09:49:13 PM
Also, does Little Bird need another vocal part? I'd love to do that if possible.

Yes! It does, hold on let me grab the parts...

Edit: Just check my soundcloud they're all getting uploaded now, I believe we already have a brian.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 23, 2013, 09:56:33 PM
I'll try Carl XO
I assume you're referring to TID, right? If so, in addition to the part I posted here, you could do the do do do do do do do do, dodo part right before the fade if you want to, I'm pretty sure that's Carl too.

Hey do you still have this I assume you deleted it to make room...


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 24, 2013, 07:41:31 AM
TID Parts:

Carl 1: https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/tid-carl-part-1
Carl 2: https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/tid-carl-part-2

I did the "do doo do" on one of the double tracks so you could isolate it if you wish :)


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 24, 2013, 10:40:00 AM
Nice! Keep me updated with the newest versions! :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 24, 2013, 04:11:11 PM
Little Bird Mike 1: https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/little-bird-mike-1
Little Bird Mike 2: https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/little-bird-mike-2
Current IWTS: https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/i-went-to-sleep-current-state
All I need for IWTS is a Mike, the range is pretty high for bass voice standards so any of you guys could probably sing it. Who wants it?

I'm usually a Brian, but what the hell, life is for the living. I'll take it.

Is this what you want me to sing?
https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/iwts-mike


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 24, 2013, 06:10:43 PM
Nice job on the mix Zach. That's the coolest we'll ever sound.

What do you think about having the flute continue in the bridge?



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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 24, 2013, 06:17:12 PM
I liked it without it there, if you want i can add it?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 24, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
I feel like since we already added all of the other flute parts throughout the song, it feels a little empty there.

Going from the bridge into the final verse, it could use a little change, whereas now it feels like its the same thing plodding along. Losing the flute and going back into vocals creates a nice production effect.

But hey, if I'm outvoted, I'm outvoted  8)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 24, 2013, 06:28:49 PM
I like that idea, I can send the part tomorrow :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 25, 2013, 04:22:19 AM
Thanks for the new bass guide, got my Mike done on Til I Die. I ended up recording three tracks of vox (OVERDOING IT AS USUAL, HYPE), would you just like a mixdown or shall i send you the discreet wavs?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 25, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
Most likely separate.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 25, 2013, 02:42:56 PM
Here are the parts separately with nowt on them - hopefully you're able to use them, I have a bit of a cold. Perfect for that nasal tone, really....

http://www.mediafire.com/?dbipzrnxmd7ymxj


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 25, 2013, 04:14:29 PM
Great, thanks, definitely be able to use them. :) I bumped in my vocals in the second verse for one word, "rolling" over the mountainside because you sang "floating" over, but otherwise it's all good.

How did I miss that? Fucks sake. Does the edit sound ok, can drop in on the line tomorrow and re upload?

Also, on the third one, I sing a different note in the ooo bit in a sorta happy accident, but idk if you've deleted that already.


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 25, 2013, 04:44:33 PM
Is that it for TID + Little Bird? I wanna hear those!

Any other songs we got in the works?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 25, 2013, 05:53:12 PM
Little Bird Needs an Al, Carl or Dennis. I'm gonna add double some parts just to smooth it out anyway so its no big deal.


Also, to get you all excited, heres what a rough finished little bird a capella would sound like :) (with the 2 great parts already provided!)

https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/little-bird-vocal-teaser


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Post by: zachrwolfe on February 25, 2013, 06:37:02 PM


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 25, 2013, 07:14:39 PM
Great, thanks, definitely be able to use them. :) I bumped in my vocals in the second verse for one word, "rolling" over the mountainside because you sang "floating" over, but otherwise it's all good.

How did I miss that? Fucks sake. Does the edit sound ok, can drop in on the line tomorrow and re upload?

This is really funny, because I made the EXACT same mistake!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 03:34:05 AM
Great, thanks, definitely be able to use them. :) I bumped in my vocals in the second verse for one word, "rolling" over the mountainside because you sang "floating" over, but otherwise it's all good.

How did I miss that? Fucks sake. Does the edit sound ok, can drop in on the line tomorrow and re upload?

This is really funny, because I made the EXACT same mistake!

 :lol


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 03:48:16 AM
Little Bird Needs an Al, Carl or Dennis.

I'm game? That vocal mix is cool, but I can't seem to find a breakdown anywhere.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 05:08:26 AM
New vocal bits with fixed line/longer fade, as you mentioned making it longer anyway.

(also another harmony at the end I always sing when listening to 'Til I Die, wondering if you can use it)

http://www.mediafire.com/?58i8f468u9qr08v

Feeling the urge to do another track.... the question is, what?

One cracking idea I had, and I can't remember whether I mentioned it, is for each of us do a section of Heroes & Villains (let's say, the BWPS/TSS sequence, and we've already got Prayer, so Gee/Verse/Chorus/Cantina/Children and Sunny Down Snuff/Prelude to Fade - there are 6 of us, right?) each, then link them together in a fine homage to 'modular' recording. Anyone game? Points given to how nuts you can make your own section.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 06:36:44 AM
Little Bird Needs an Al, Carl or Dennis. I'm gonna add double some parts just to smooth it out anyway so its no big deal.


Also, to get you all excited, heres what a rough finished little bird a capella would sound like :) (with the 2 great parts already provided!)

https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/little-bird-vocal-teaser


Can someone send me a Dennis for this if it's still available?
I have a new usb mic, so I'm ready to go!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 06:44:09 AM
it's on my soundcloud :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 06:51:31 AM
it's on my soundcloud :)

Right on!
Thanks, Man!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 06:53:06 AM
One cracking idea I had, and I can't remember whether I mentioned it, is for each of us do a section of Heroes & Villains (let's say, the BWPS/TSS sequence, and we've already got Prayer, so Gee/Verse/Chorus/Cantina/Children and Sunny Down Snuff/Prelude to Fade - there are 6 of us, right?) each, then link them together in a fine homage to 'modular' recording. Anyone game? Points given to how nuts you can make your own section.

Oh god sounds tough haha, i'm up to it if you guys want?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 07:01:24 AM
Yeah, but the idea would be to have no-one else on your section but you, so it becomes a mad-libs kinda deal. Lets see if everyone's up for it before we lobby out parts.

Reckon I might take Al in the Little Bird stack, if Letsgo is taking Dennis.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on February 26, 2013, 07:02:56 AM
One cracking idea I had, and I can't remember whether I mentioned it, is for each of us do a section of Heroes & Villains (let's say, the BWPS/TSS sequence, and we've already got Prayer, so Gee/Verse/Chorus/Cantina/Children and Sunny Down Snuff/Prelude to Fade - there are 6 of us, right?) each, then link them together in a fine homage to 'modular' recording. Anyone game? Points given to how nuts you can make your own section.

Oh god sounds tough haha, i'm up to it if you guys want?

I still think (instead?) we should cover Amusement Parks USA but sprinkle H&V/Worms vocal parts throughout.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 07:07:30 AM
Yeah, but the idea would be to have no-one else on your section but you, so it becomes a mad-libs kinda deal. Lets see if everyone's up for it before we lobby out parts.

Reckon I might take Al in the Little Bird stack, if Letsgo is taking Dennis.

If you want Dennis, you can have him!
I can take Al!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 07:23:49 AM
I've already started!

FOTM, what syllable does Al sing in the 'bom-bap' bit? (if that makes any sense at all)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 08:11:05 AM
Here's Al - god some of those bits is high. I got them, I think. Funny how it works, I couldn't get really high bit before the last chorus, so I gave up and recorded the bops which proceeded them.... then nailed the part just casual like on one of those takes. Bastardly vocal chords of mine.
https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/and-smiley-smile-if-you-call


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 26, 2013, 08:51:45 AM
One cracking idea I had, and I can't remember whether I mentioned it, is for each of us do a section of Heroes & Villains (let's say, the BWPS/TSS sequence, and we've already got Prayer, so Gee/Verse/Chorus/Cantina/Children and Sunny Down Snuff/Prelude to Fade - there are 6 of us, right?) each, then link them together in a fine homage to 'modular' recording. Anyone game? Points given to how nuts you can make your own section.

Awesome idea! I'm in!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 09:10:59 AM
Are there any parts remaining for IWTS?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 11:34:32 AM
It's not all the way done, but here's most of my Dennis part for Little Bird. Sound okay?
https://soundcloud.com/godspeedjoshua/little-bird-lead


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 12:22:50 PM
Okay, it finally processed!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 12:28:12 PM
Letsgoaway, the Dennis part I mean isn't the lead :p there's a Dennis harmony in my soundcloud.

But sounds good everyone! Thanks!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on February 26, 2013, 12:35:10 PM
Letsgoaway, the Dennis part I mean isn't the lead :p there's a Dennis harmony in my soundcloud.

But sounds good everyone! Thanks!

Lol! I feel like a stooge now!
 ;D


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 26, 2013, 02:54:19 PM
New vocal bits with fixed line/longer fade, as you mentioned making it longer anyway.

(also another harmony at the end I always sing when listening to 'Til I Die, wondering if you can use it)

http://www.mediafire.com/?58i8f468u9qr08v

Feeling the urge to do another track.... the question is, what?

One cracking idea I had, and I can't remember whether I mentioned it, is for each of us do a section of Heroes & Villains (let's say, the BWPS/TSS sequence, and we've already got Prayer, so Gee/Verse/Chorus/Cantina/Children and Sunny Down Snuff/Prelude to Fade - there are 6 of us, right?) each, then link them together in a fine homage to 'modular' recording. Anyone game? Points given to how nuts you can make your own section.

I'd be up for it! I'd love to take the "Gee" section :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 03:04:05 PM
OK, so if I make this post here, and we agree on that sequence, you all mention what you want and I'll edit it to reflect it.

Then, go, you crazy cats. One ground rule I think we have to follow is, go as different as you like (and I'd really like you to all go crazy, don't worry about it being exactly as long as the single, if you want to turn the cantina into a country ballad be my guest), but keep it all in the original key. Or at least, finish in the original key.

I have an idea for the verse, so I might pre-emptively claim that. If someone else really wants it, I'll happily take something else, or they can have the second verse.

Heroes & Villains

Gee - Don't Back Down
Verse 1 - Hypehat
Chorus  - FOTM
Verse 2 - Still me?
Cantina - Zach
My Children Were Raised -
Sunny Down Snuff -
Chorus 2 - Still FOTM?
Prelude To Fade -


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on February 26, 2013, 03:09:11 PM
Sounds exciting! Looking forward to this :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 03:13:32 PM
I'll do the chorus, what BPM should I aim for?


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 03:20:36 PM
Here's Al - god some of those bits is high. I got them, I think. Funny how it works, I couldn't get really high bit before the last chorus, so I gave up and recorded the bops which proceeded them.... then nailed the part just casual like on one of those takes. Bastardly vocal chords of mine.
https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/and-smiley-smile-if-you-call

where did it go?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 03:21:46 PM
I'll do the chorus, what BPM should I aim for?

Anything you like! Remember, hard edits are a BW trademark.

This has the potential to be the greatest disaster in musical history, or a crowning triumph of collaborative musical endeavour. I will accept either.

I didn't delete the vocal? It's a private link, but it's still there when I click on it. Made it public, see if this works https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/and-smiley-smile-if-you-call


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 04:29:20 PM
Sounds good! Already had an idea I tried in a mix that didn't work so i'm doing that!

And oh thanks! adding!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 04:33:55 PM
Okay here's my newest masterpiece, Bicycle Rider 2.0.

This amazing H&V Chorus piece includes many familiar parts, but also features some very new touches...

What (or who...) fell deep inside the mix?
What is that bassline.... or the other bassline?!?

All questions that shall remain unanswered, until now: https://soundcloud.com/#mikeleroymusic/heroes-and-villians-chorus

I've had this playing in my head for a while now, good to finally get it down!


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Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 04:36:26 PM
That was quick!


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 26, 2013, 04:36:56 PM
Like I said, I was just waiting for the time to strike :)


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 26, 2013, 05:03:45 PM
Zach, if I am indeed taking the verse, could you do us a massive favour and throw up the separate verse parts somewhere? I can't seem to find them on teh internetz


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Post by: Don't Back Down on February 26, 2013, 06:14:43 PM
Just worked this up in 20 minutes, not finished, haven't gotten to the H&V section of
Gee, but wanted to see what you all thought (aside from the bad singing  :hat)

https://soundcloud.com/ukemeisterferg/gee-unfinished


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on February 27, 2013, 04:21:54 AM
Cheers mate, will be doing the grunt work on it some time next week as going home tomorrow. Hence the sudden unexpected flurry of activity this week.


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on February 27, 2013, 11:51:56 AM
Lol that's a lot dude... Maybe if you really want?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on February 27, 2013, 12:14:32 PM
I know I've already produced two tracks here, not including Cantina section of H&V, but can I do Time To Get Alone? :)

Do it bro! I'd love to give the Carl lead a go.


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 01, 2013, 03:50:38 AM
The chord changes are a great touch, and the harmonies are really tight! It's gonna fit great heading into "ivveeee beennnn in thisssss townnnn soooo longgggg..."



Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on March 01, 2013, 04:06:06 AM
I can't look at yours on my phone, don't back down, but that's a good sound there, Zach!


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Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 01, 2013, 06:43:32 PM
I made a simple keyboard track for TTGA, if anyone's interested


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Don't Back Down on March 01, 2013, 06:47:03 PM
I can't look at yours on my phone, don't back down, but that's a good sound there, Zach!

Huh, that's strange! Can't wait to see what you think of it when you get the chance to hear it :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on March 01, 2013, 07:32:06 PM
I made a simple keyboard track for TTGA, if anyone's interested

Send that ish!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 03, 2013, 09:31:13 PM


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on March 04, 2013, 06:23:29 AM
I just a had a messed up idea that might actually sound kind of cool: All I Want to Do in ballad style. I have some ideas for it  :lol

Just recorded a demo: https://soundcloud.com/zachrwolfe/all-i-want-to-do-demo
I think this was overlooked before, just remembered it. What do you guys think? I was thinking of making it a full-on lush PS/Today! style, maybe change some of the lyrics to make it more sweet.

Great idea - I wouldn't change any of the lyrics though. I'm in.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 10, 2013, 10:54:00 AM


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 10, 2013, 12:13:49 PM
Sounds basically note for note perfect. Amazing work! 


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Post by: hypehat on March 19, 2013, 06:35:50 AM
What's shaking in this thread?

My voice is still up sh*t creek, sadly.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 19, 2013, 07:15:26 AM


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Post by: hypehat on March 20, 2013, 09:10:42 AM
FOTM was supposed to be doing it, I believe, but if he's too busy you can go for it? Don't see why not, I'd do it myself but I'm really sh*t at doing that.


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 20, 2013, 12:16:55 PM
I've started that, but I have a request, could I have the KMB BT without the trumpet playing the lead? I think the vocal arrangement would be better off without it. 


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 26, 2013, 01:33:29 PM
Sounds GREAT.

Hey man, could I get the KMB track without trumpet on the lead?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 26, 2013, 02:27:24 PM
Maybe this'll rekindle the passion...

http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird-first-full-mixdown


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 26, 2013, 02:39:51 PM


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 26, 2013, 02:45:52 PM
Thanks man! It's still a WIP but you get what i'm going for haha :)


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 27, 2013, 02:35:38 AM


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Post by: hypehat on March 28, 2013, 05:42:50 AM
Sounds GREAT.

Hey man, could I get the KMB track without trumpet on the lead?

sh*t, totes forgot this. Do you mean all the way through, or in any specific part? Working today, will try to sort that out when done.

Need me to recut any Little Bird stuff? Or am I mixed that low on purpose?  ;D Srsly, I was worried about whether my performance was on key or anywhere remotely close to any notes on the western musical scale, so be honest  :) That mix does sound totallllly wild though, good job.


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 28, 2013, 07:43:34 AM
Just the "please don't let me.." Trumpet part

And no no no man it's great it's a WIP mix I need to mix the vocals a bit better haha :)


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Post by: hypehat on March 28, 2013, 07:52:37 AM
Ok, I'm off out tonight so will do it tomorrow morning, will send a PM. :)


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 28, 2013, 07:08:56 PM
If you're willing to lose your WIBNTLA virginity... This is the only recording I know of in the original key besides the original so far, this is just the first verse, a rough WIP mix...

http://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/wibntla-1st-verse-cover
The harmonies are the only thing I kinda "imagined"


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Post by: hypehat on March 28, 2013, 07:12:31 PM
Should we do that? I'd love to take the lead on it!


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 28, 2013, 07:21:52 PM
that's what it's meant for man! haha!


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 29, 2013, 06:53:53 PM
This isn't related really, but what keyboard do you have?

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalkeyboards/portable_keyboards/psr-e433/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup


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Post by: zachrwolfe on March 29, 2013, 08:52:05 PM


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on March 29, 2013, 09:07:23 PM
Nice stuff man! That's a great keyboard! I wanted both but I had to decide and chose this for the looks I guess... HAHA...


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Post by: egon spengler on April 10, 2013, 05:20:04 PM
Was just thinking - All This Is That would be a pretty good choice for this, with the different leads and lots of harmony parts, could involve quite a few people (though it kinda seems like FOTM, hypehat, Egohanger and I have been pretty alone on here as of late, with occasional drop-ins from others) as well as showcase two (or three, if we split up the Al leads). Just a thought.

that's a great possibility--definitely one of their better "lead trade-off" tunes. If this one gets off the ground, I'd like to try Carl's parts :)


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on April 10, 2013, 05:23:20 PM
Was just thinking - All This Is That would be a pretty good choice for this, with the different leads and lots of harmony parts, could involve quite a few people (though it kinda seems like FOTM, hypehat, Egohanger and I have been pretty alone on here as of late, with occasional drop-ins from others) as well as showcase two (or three, if we split up the Al leads). Just a thought.


I'm down.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on April 10, 2013, 05:27:46 PM


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Post by: egon spengler on April 10, 2013, 05:36:59 PM
I'd offer, but I only ever get to record (if at all) on weekends these days, and I'm gonna be out of town this weekend anyway. If you or whoever does it has any trouble with the chords, I can give them a try at least. I should at least have a chance to do that much. I don't want to over promise, but I could take a stab at transcribing the vocals too--I've kinda informally picked them apart already, so it'd hopefully just be a matter of writing them down.


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Post by: hypehat on April 11, 2013, 04:06:49 AM
You guys, I suck. So sorry, haven't done owt. Will try and work on H&V track today (Garageband on the train ftw)


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on April 11, 2013, 02:23:26 PM
(and that KMB without trumpet?! HAHAH)


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Post by: zachrwolfe on April 12, 2013, 06:04:36 PM


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Post by: Letsgoawayforawhile on April 13, 2013, 06:54:19 AM
I can do a rough ATIT track for anyone if they want it to get the ball rolling, but it really doesn't seem like there are very many producers around here so I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world if the few we have start taking on more. So, while I don't want to take it away from anyone, if no one offers would I be shot if I started working on it? :)
Even if I don't do it, I'll do the rough track today.

WWBWD?
(What Would Brian Wilson Do)


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on April 13, 2013, 08:45:49 AM
Do a rough track, and ill add on to it haha maybe just piano?


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Post by: zachrwolfe on April 27, 2013, 05:00:58 PM


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Post by: Jurrasic Mark on April 28, 2013, 09:16:08 AM
I'd love to get involved in one. Been a semi-pro session musician for a while, drummer, piano, guitar, bass, vocals.. Im a one-man-play-it-if-i-can-get-away-with-it type guy.

:)


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Post by: zachrwolfe on April 28, 2013, 06:45:07 PM


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Post by: Melt Away on May 09, 2013, 08:04:13 AM
Send me something!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on May 09, 2013, 07:13:43 PM


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Post by: Melt Away on May 10, 2013, 02:23:23 AM
Sounds great! Just PM what you have and what you need!


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Post by: Melt Away on May 13, 2013, 06:50:05 AM
I mix all of my bands tracks so send me TID my way and ill see if I can get something you dig!


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Post by: Dudd on May 19, 2013, 06:55:44 AM
These are some cool projects. How's it all coming along?


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Post by: NiekL on June 06, 2013, 01:57:32 AM
This is such an interesting project! Very cool guys!

I'd love to participate, but I think the projects are already well on their way, right?


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 14, 2013, 07:08:11 AM
Hey lets see if we can get this rolling, can I get that KMB without the trumpet?

Also, I could start another track, if everyone wants to...


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 14, 2013, 09:25:32 PM


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 14, 2013, 11:59:12 PM
Just a better mix, as far as I know!


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Post by: Melt Away on June 15, 2013, 06:32:56 AM
Someone should send me something!


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 15, 2013, 07:50:09 AM
Melt Away, check the first page and find a track you'd like to produce! I'd be happy to do some parts!

I'll finish up LB today!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 15, 2013, 11:39:22 AM
Little Bird: https://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird

I think this may be it, I went back through and re equalized the vocals, the bass vocals (previously hidden) are now pushed more toward the sides for a bit of a wider sound.

oh, and the intro is a cool reference!

Short, but pretty sweet if I may say so myself...


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 15, 2013, 03:56:50 PM


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Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on June 16, 2013, 11:07:12 AM
Little Bird: https://soundcloud.com/mikeleroymusic/little-bird

I think this may be it, I went back through and re equalized the vocals, the bass vocals (previously hidden) are now pushed more toward the sides for a bit of a wider sound.

oh, and the intro is a cool reference!

Short, but pretty sweet if I may say so myself...

Sounds Excellent! great job Mike!


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 17, 2013, 07:33:41 PM
Who was doing Stevie? Come back! Haha!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 17, 2013, 08:46:28 PM


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Post by: hypehat on June 19, 2013, 04:50:59 AM
FOTM, Little Bird sounds great!

*pauses to beat head against desk for still not sending you KMB* Give us a bit. I think you mean the cello, so I'll get rid o' that. ... Wait, do you mean just whatever is playing the melody in the verse? I think that's what you meant? Give us a shout. Sorry, yet again.

In other news, for shits and giggles I made a version of Slip On Through that's very disco. Needs someone to channel Prince on lead. I'll upload it if anyone's interested?





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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 19, 2013, 08:32:45 AM
Mmhm the lead, thanks!

And ooooh sounds awesome! haha post it!


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Post by: hypehat on June 19, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
Yeah, I've been chained to the dreaded wages all day, but I'm fixing some of the weird clashes in the 'tossed and I turned' bits as I listened to it again and it took years off of my life. They're all really close together there.

As for Slip On Through, this is just my first day of doing it - I need to fix a lot, like the weird pause between the first two sections, the guitar tone is a bit too overdriven for my Nile Rogers fanaticism, the drums need redoing - thinking maybe bringing the 16ths in strictly at the end. As for structure, after the pause is where the lyrics start, and when the 16ths kick in in the middle is when the 'my life is growing' bit starts.

https://soundcloud.com/samblack-1/slip-on-through-instrumental

It also possibly needs more some 'stuff'. I can't quite hear what it is. I'm torn between making a Chic circa 1978 epic with strings and horns, or something a lot more compact and funky, a la Lose Yourself To Dance on the new Daft Punk.


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on June 19, 2013, 03:30:39 PM
Wasn't hype doing the lead for Stevie? If not, I'd volunteer :)

The harmonies sounded good - I think Mike put them together.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on June 19, 2013, 04:08:21 PM
I did the lead for Stevie! J has it, I think there was a harmony that never got filled?
Tbh, I'd like to try it again - I sang it sans one and a half front teeth...

Zach, at least try a bv arrangement for Slip on Through? If anyone wants to try a lead, be my guest - ill keep working up the track.

Ill finish KMB after work tomorrow, need to fix the strings. As ever.


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Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 20, 2013, 05:59:24 AM
I did the lead for Stevie! J has it, I think there was a harmony that never got filled?
Tbh, I'd like to try it again - I sang it sans one and a half front teeth...

Wow, that's bad to hear! Hope everything's OK now. Have a good SMiLE!


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Post by: hypehat on June 20, 2013, 06:06:18 AM
Yep, all is fixed now, thank you  ;D

It did make me very conscious of all the S-sounds in the song, so it's possibly the most careful lead I've done in some time  :lol


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Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 22, 2013, 01:10:51 AM
Thanks for the quick response, HH, that's good news! Re: Stevie - would you mind sharing your 1st take of Stevie (don't know who J is)? If not, I'll anyway look forward to hearing your 2nd (hopefully, final) take of the song (since you've said you'd like to try it again). I'd already heard Billy's cover, so it'd be interesting to compare both different versions of "Stevie". Keep working on The BBs!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 24, 2013, 02:24:14 AM


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 25, 2013, 08:45:33 AM
It does sound very good!

Lets finish up Stevie, we have all the pieces, sans a BV or two, so lets see what we can work up.


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on June 25, 2013, 02:08:38 PM
I'll take a spot - what's left?


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Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 25, 2013, 02:21:15 PM
I'd love a spot too!


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Post by: egon spengler on June 25, 2013, 05:06:17 PM
I'll take a spot - what's left?

I'm taking Carl and Zach's got Al on the leads. Assuming we keep those "assignments" in the stacks, we've got room for a pretty substantial "Mike" part, and a less substantial high harmony. If nobody's comfortable in the high range, I can move up and let someone else handle the mid stuff.


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Post by: EgoHanger1966 on June 25, 2013, 05:09:10 PM
I can do the high harmony.


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Post by: hypehat on June 27, 2013, 04:13:05 PM
It does sound very good!

Lets finish up Stevie, we have all the pieces, sans a BV or two, so lets see what we can work up.


CALLING SELTAEB!

On KMB, I am having a severe crisis with the backing tracks worth. I can't make it sound not sh*t to my ears. Stupid fake strings. I'll think of something, I can use different fake strings which sound more organic but are controlled via iPhone. I should fix up something easy, like Slip On Through or something else, to prove my worth.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 27, 2013, 11:14:55 PM


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Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 04, 2013, 03:06:18 PM
I think if I remember correctly all the parts for Stevie are there. I just have to put a better mix on it. And Sam, you wanted me to un-tune the vocal, right?

Will keep u all posted!

And if anyone wants me to sing on anything, holler !!


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Post by: hypehat on July 05, 2013, 04:19:31 AM
It was the weird phasing thing on the 'come and let me get a little bit closer to you' line, the tuning didn't bother me!

If you feel like doing a lead for something, you could check the Slip On Through track up the thread? I want an R&B type lead!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 05, 2013, 05:28:16 AM
It was the weird phasing thing on the 'come and let me get a little bit closer to you' line, the tuning didn't bother me!

If you feel like doing a lead for something, you could check the Slip On Through track up the thread? I want an R&B type lead!

Oh hell yeah!!! That track is sweeet! Love the disco / 80's thing going on.

And gotcha re: lead. Will check it out & fix it.

We gotta do the harmonies on "Soulful" too...


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Post by: egon spengler on July 05, 2013, 11:50:20 AM
It was the weird phasing thing on the 'come and let me get a little bit closer to you' line, the tuning didn't bother me!

If you feel like doing a lead for something, you could check the Slip On Through track up the thread? I want an R&B type lead!

Oh hell yeah!!! That track is sweeet! Love the disco / 80's thing going on.

And gotcha re: lead. Will check it out & fix it.

We gotta do the harmonies on "Soulful" too...

Did Adam ever end up sending out his arrangement to anyone?

I never ended up finishing anything other than the intro  :-[


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on July 05, 2013, 05:38:28 PM
I'm sure it can be done without a full transcription of the OG vocal arrangement. I understand the pressures of the working life all too well  :'(


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Post by: hypehat on July 05, 2013, 05:42:23 PM
I'm sure it can be done without a full transcription of the OG vocal arrangement. I understand the pressures of the working life all too well  :'(

Pardon my ignorance. What is OG?

Haha, OG means 'original gangsta', I just meant it didn't have to be a totally accurate transcription of the vocal lines, seeing as I took a different approach to the track!


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Post by: hypehat on July 05, 2013, 05:43:53 PM
Seltaeb, think Pharrell on the Slip On Through lead. This is a good and true rule for life, tbh. The world needs more Skateboard P.


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Post by: hypehat on July 05, 2013, 06:05:42 PM
IMO, Mike's bass riff works with the track - I play the lick on the bass, for one - but it needs a softer approach that isn't on the original track. Maybe J's vocal is just cool on it's own. I wish I was a better vocalist so I could lay down some ideas...


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on July 11, 2013, 07:37:04 AM
Goin' On just came up on iTunes and I got a serious hankering to do it e-collab style. I'm forcing myself to finish the SOMS harmonies first, but GO's next on my queue.

seltaeb, if you're not already too in demand, I'm totally hearing you on Carl's parts during the breaks. dmcguire kinda fell off the face of the earth, but I'd love to hear his faux Brian replace the original's gravely Brian.


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Post by: seltaeb1012002 on July 11, 2013, 07:43:53 AM
Goin' On just came up on iTunes and I got a serious hankering to do it e-collab style. I'm forcing myself to finish the SOMS harmonies first, but GO's next on my queue.

seltaeb, if you're not already too in demand, I'm totally hearing you on Carl's parts during the breaks. dmcguire kinda fell off the face of the earth, but I'd love to hear his faux Brian replace the original's gravely Brian.

That would be cool to hear.

And yeah, I'm totally down for that. Good call on "Goin' On"!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on July 11, 2013, 07:51:20 AM
That's a great idea. Maybe we can lose the sax and put something cool in it's place - bass harmonica?!?!? :o


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Post by: hypehat on July 12, 2013, 05:19:08 PM
That's a great idea. Maybe we can lose the sax and put something cool in it's place - bass harmonica?!?!? :o

Metal shredding! :rock


loooooool yes

I'd love a part in Goin' On - maybe just the Brian bits in the verse? Give me an excuse to kick my voice into shape.


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Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on July 13, 2013, 07:22:46 AM
hey guys, pulling the recording equipment outta storage again next week, send me on anything that needs a vocal


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Post by: egon spengler on July 20, 2013, 06:09:36 AM
Hey mod(s).. Any chance we could get an e-collab sub-forum? I feel like a few of the projects we have going are getting lost in the shuffle, and folks who showed some interest in contributing may not know what we have in the works when the thread starts to move too fast. Just a thought.


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Post by: Jurrasic Mark on July 22, 2013, 08:28:30 AM
All of my recording stuff is in storage but planning to get it back over the next couple of weeks. Im a drummer with everything imaginable.. Also play guitar/piano/bass/sing.. :)

Goin On. What a great shout.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on July 22, 2013, 08:29:31 AM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Jurrasic Mark on July 22, 2013, 02:21:43 PM
All of my recording stuff is in storage but planning to get it back over the next couple of weeks. Im a drummer with everything imaginable.. Also play guitar/piano/bass/sing.. :)

Goin On. What a great shout.

Do you have wire brushes?

Yep. :)


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Wrightfan on July 27, 2013, 07:25:46 PM
I think I'm comfortable enough that I would want to do backup vocals. Range is probably mid to high and could hit falsetto if I really practiced hard at it.

Only problem is I don't have an external mic right now.  It could be in about four different locations. Will check tomorrow at the storage near us


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 08, 2013, 06:20:25 PM
Hey mod(s).. Any chance we could get an e-collab sub-forum? I feel like a few of the projects we have going are getting lost in the shuffle, and folks who showed some interest in contributing may not know what we have in the works when the thread starts to move too fast. Just a thought.
Good idea.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on August 08, 2013, 07:49:15 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on August 08, 2013, 07:52:07 PM
I'm going to do it. I'm on my phone so I can lay down (damn shingled) but when I'm up to using the computer I'll get 'er done.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on September 05, 2013, 02:45:32 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Aric Keith on September 05, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
Someone should do This Whole World so we can have a "Sunflower Suite" on our album, with the first three songs from Sunflower.

Well, that and because it's a freaking amazing song.
I actually did a cover of This Whole World years ago for a Tapeop.com project. I'll post it tonight.
Aric


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: hypehat on September 05, 2013, 02:52:55 PM
Zach,
I saw it! Have been swamped again/feeling v uncreative, am just not feeling music these past few weeks.

BTW It's easily changed, as i wanted to re-record the guitar part anyway. Or most of the fuckin' thing. We'll see how we go.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on September 05, 2013, 04:56:15 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Aric Keith on September 05, 2013, 06:08:41 PM
I'm sure you COULD wait for it just fine, after you've heard it! :)

This Whole World (http://www.home.comcast.net/~tenchijin/TWWFINALmastered.mp3)

and a vocals only mix:

This Whole World vocals only (http://www.home.comcast.net/~tenchijin/twwvocals.mp3)

Enjoy! I also did a version of Let Him Run Wild for that collaboration, and I have posted my version of Don't Talk (http://www.home.comcast.net/~tenchijin/donttalk.mp3) here just last month.

Aric


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Post by: zachrwolfe on September 05, 2013, 07:31:53 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Aric Keith on September 05, 2013, 08:16:33 PM


Great job, a little bit pitchy but that's not a big problem at all. It's not as if I could do it any better, so I can't criticize :P
Well, I'd prefer it NOT to be pitchy but I do the best I can, ya know?

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Are the drums real drums or programmed? I love the sound of them, they just sound a tiny bit "digital". Or you just have impeccable rhythm.
The drums were real. I don't play the drums myself, although I do all the other instrumentation and vocals. The drums are played by a friend of mine. We've been in a few bands together over the years and he likes the recording process, too.

Aric


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Post by: zachrwolfe on September 15, 2013, 10:00:19 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: chrs_mrgn on September 16, 2013, 11:34:48 PM
Excuse me if its already been mentioned but has surfs up been talked about? I can hit those high notes haha and after hearing all this is that it sounds like there is definitely some talent on the board.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Keep An Eye On Summer)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 30, 2013, 04:31:49 AM
BUMP!

Hey guys. Zach was awesome enough to demo the backing vocals for Keep An Eye On Summer.

Here are the isolated parts:

Brian (EgoHanger)
http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/60132777/file.html

Carl (?)
http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/48184737/file.html

Al (?)
http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/67869146/file.html

Mike (Zach)
(done)

Brian lead (seltaeb)
(done)

Any takers for the Carl + Al parts?

Here is the piano track to record to:

http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/81584059/file.html

Also would anyone be interested in adding some tremolo guitar, or any other cool 60's sounding instruments?

Looking forward to reviving our e-collab!

-J


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on October 30, 2013, 01:56:38 PM
Does the piano track and isolated demo parts sync up? I'd like to record right over the isolated part if I can...


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on October 30, 2013, 02:07:57 PM
Does the piano track and isolated demo parts sync up? I'd like to record right over the isolated part if I can...

Yup. Can't wait to hear!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on October 30, 2013, 02:16:23 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Keep An Eye On Summer)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 02, 2013, 09:49:50 PM
Just got the Brian part back from Egohanger. Got chills hearing the blend so far.

Anyone else down to take a part? We still have Carl + Al left.

I was also thinking it might be cool to try some Pet Sounds style percussion on this one. Like the delayed bongos on "Caroline, No".


Speaking of reviving, how's Stevie doing? Isn't that pretty much postable?

I think it was pretty close to finished. I seem to recall the mix needed some work.



Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on November 03, 2013, 06:05:16 AM
Someone said I can do a great Carl :) so I'll take his part!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 03, 2013, 06:17:58 AM
Someone said I can do a great Carl :) so I'll take his part!

Awesome. Can't wait to hear. PM me the wav's whenever you're ready.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on November 03, 2013, 12:38:09 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 04, 2013, 05:27:19 PM
Got the Carl part from FOTM. Sounding awesome so far.

Just need one more harmony. Any Al's in the building?  ;D


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 04, 2013, 08:20:58 PM
Got the Carl part from FOTM. Sounding awesome so far.

Just need one more harmony. Any Al's in the building?  ;D

I can give it a go, but is it missing a part on the "and though you could be dating" line?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: seltaeb1012002 on November 05, 2013, 07:09:46 AM
Got the Carl part from FOTM. Sounding awesome so far.

Just need one more harmony. Any Al's in the building?  ;D

I can give it a go, but is it missing a part on the "and though you could be dating" line?

Zach could probably give you a more definitive answer, but I think the part drops out there. Unless you think it should be different.

Paging Zach!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on November 05, 2013, 03:49:54 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 05, 2013, 05:42:37 PM
Okay, just making sure--I knew "Carl" had one and I wasn't sure about Brian and Mike since they weren't posted. I'm on my phone now but I recorded the Al lines last night and will email them to seltaeb when I get to my computer.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: egon spengler on November 15, 2013, 03:26:59 PM
Zach, did you ever post ATIT over here in the musicians' forum? There may be some folks who didn't catch it over on the main board.


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Post by: zachrwolfe on November 15, 2013, 07:21:43 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: EgoHanger1966 on December 22, 2013, 11:04:16 AM
We should totally get this going again!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: chrs_mrgn on December 22, 2013, 11:30:08 AM
We should totally get this going again!

I agree.

Also.. A christmas song should have been done!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on December 31, 2013, 12:37:49 AM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on December 31, 2013, 01:48:01 PM
I'd love to add some "touches" and a vocal part to that :)


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Post by: zachrwolfe on January 11, 2014, 08:06:05 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Bedroom Tapes on March 08, 2014, 09:47:29 PM
Not sure where to ask this but; What is the best free software out there for cleaning up, editing, remixing mp3's?


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Post by: zachrwolfe on November 01, 2014, 11:31:51 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 22, 2015, 07:43:43 PM
Bumping this, I think we should finish this up and release it...

I may go back and see if I still have the Little Bird files, but as it is, I feel like we have some really great stuff here!


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Post by: zachrwolfe on June 22, 2015, 08:02:14 PM


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on June 22, 2015, 11:20:24 PM
I got a real mic now, and a new laptop...


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Emily on November 14, 2015, 04:58:46 PM
Wow! I just listened to the SmileySmile.net collaborations, and you're a talented crowd! Thanks for making fantastic music!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: SurferDownUnder on April 02, 2016, 09:50:39 PM
Would anyone be keen to make another collaboration?


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: DC310 on July 04, 2016, 06:46:59 PM
I'd be interested.  I missed out on all the original e-collabs and just found this thread.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Murry the Friendly Ghost ♯♫♩🐇 on July 04, 2016, 06:48:38 PM
I would be interested too.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on July 06, 2016, 08:40:05 PM
I can help out with whatever is needed.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: 18thofMay on July 06, 2016, 10:09:49 PM
Yeah I would


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on July 06, 2016, 11:18:13 PM
sounds awesome. should be more collaborations.


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: DC310 on June 09, 2017, 02:36:51 PM
bringing this thread back to life in hopes someone would be willing to jump in and sing a Carl Wilson part for me on a BB cover project.  Thanks!


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: FatherOfTheMan Sr101 on June 09, 2017, 06:24:15 PM
Depends on the song I may be decent, still can't walk but I could find a way haha


Title: Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine)
Post by: Seagull Merlin on August 24, 2017, 05:16:29 PM
It would also depend on the song for me as well if you still need someone I might able to help