1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

'Pirate Grin' - original song.

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by estreet, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. estreet

    estreet Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    679
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Location:
    Southern UK
    Wrote and recorded this over the last couple of days. It is a filthy noise lol. All the guitar parts are my '66 Telecaster - nothing else seemed appropriate for this.
     
  2. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    15,002
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Greater Boston
    Fitting title, very cool.
     
  3. MarkA

    MarkA Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    164
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2017
    Location:
    Creston BC
    I dig it, great job! Cool surf vibe
     
  4. Alan L Cole

    Alan L Cole Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    1,983
    Joined:
    May 23, 2017
    Location:
    NY
    Very cool Carl and dig that outro.
     
  5. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,017
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2016
    Location:
    Duarte, CA
    Very cool!
     
  6. bendercaster

    bendercaster Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,349
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento
    I love this! Great tune.
     
  7. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    3,114
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Nice!
     
  8. straightlbues

    straightlbues TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    84
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    First love the guitar tones and effects. Sounds great.

    A couple of suggestions:

    1. Vocals are hard to hear. I like the effect on your voice. The guitars need to be pulled back a little so we can hear the vocals.

    2, Dynamics. If you look at your recording you can see visually that the level is flat throughout the song. I think it would be much more interesting if you could find ways to vary the volume during the song. Have a quiet section and then build it up to a crescendo and then back down.
     
    estreet likes this.
  9. estreet

    estreet Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    679
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Location:
    Southern UK
    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Vocal level is something I always agonise over. I have a saying that you should never let the guy who sings mix the vocal level because if he has a big ego it will be too loud and if he hates listening to himself it will be too quiet. I fall into the latter category. In this case the absence of dynamics was intentional. Maybe not a great decision but it was a desicion :) I never normally mix stuff so the waveform resembles a picture of a brick and I've often moaned about others over-limiting stuff too.... but It's a very short song and I just thought I'd make it 2 minutes of an in-your-face racket. Maybe hoisted by my own petard there. Again - thanks for listening and commenting.
     
  10. straightlbues

    straightlbues TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    84
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Go ahead and boost the vocal up, you sound good on it. Let them shine!

    By the way, you have the makings of a very good song here. Don't discount your effort. You are on a very good track. I would extend it to 3 minutes and add some dynamics. :D

    Well done Sir!
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.