The one that I am 'creeping' up on is the word 'And' at 0:25, the start of the phrase - And your bird is green. I moved it today but apparently not quite enough to eliminate the rushed feeling in that spot. When I look at the drum tracks and the bass, the vocals are really close to being on the beat. There are two things I'm trying to avoid... 1) deforming the vocals 2) sounding mechanically, robotically perfect. on the reverb, I'm using Perfect Space, a convolution reverb.... and on the vocals, I'm using it very sparsely on the vocals in this song so far. Here's a quick youtube overview of it, if you are interested.... Perfect Space overview If I recall correctly, the predelay on the setting I have is about 1.6 mSec. I am using a natural, real Hall in a Near X-Y configuration. I'm glad to know you thought the claps & tambo were tasteful! The more I do this, the more I realize to step lightly. Speaking of step.... This song does a good job of putting a spring in my step. or at least what I remember a step to be.