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Fearnóg Sionnach
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Audio Mixing

Postby Fearnóg Sionnach » 07 Feb 2017, 18:22

Hello Music Lovers!

2017 is my year of Bardic Training. It is also the year to build my audio mixing portfolio! If anyone has recordings they would like mixed, PM me! I will be working for FREE, until I have a decent portfolio put together.

www.dancingmoontree.com - my website with a couple examples of my work.

Blessings!!!
“A Je’daii needs darkness and light, shadow and illumination, because without the two there can be no balance. Veer to Bogan, and Ashla feels too constraining, too pure; edge toward Ashla, and Bogan becomes a monstrous myth. A Je’daii without balance between both is no Je’daii at all. He, or she, is simply lost.”
― Tim Lebbon, Into the Void

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby malcolmb » 07 Feb 2017, 21:19

Hi Fearnóg Sionnach

I mix my own music so unfortunately I cannot offer you any business but I wish you every success. Pricing is always an issue for the many of us without that much spare case - $900 for a 12 track CD is quite a lot of money for a hobby or amateur musician - so perhaps you may consider a discounted price as an introductory offer (once you are past the "free" stage)? I very much enjoyed listening to your music and perhaps you might consider entering a piece in a forthcoming Eisteddfod here at this Forum - it would be great to have some competition (and a useful way to advertise your skills).

Now that you have started the Bardic course, it will be interesting to see what influence, if any, it may have on your music. Your poetry is excellent (another candidate for the Eisteddfod?!) but perhaps you may be drawn to setting it to music?

Blessings
Malcolm /|\
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby Fearnóg Sionnach » 14 Feb 2017, 22:35

Hi Malcolm,

Thank you for your insights. My listed cost will stay where it is, but as with my day job, I am always giving discounts to clients I enjoy working with who may not have the budget for the "listed" price! As for now, anyone who I talk with in person (or through the interwebs), I offer free mixing to build my portfolio.

It warms my heart to hear that you checked out my website to the point of making it to the poetry page. I do write both poetry and lyrics, but it has been a long time since I have tried to sing one of my own songs. ;)

I will absolutely share some of both my music and poetry for an Eisteddfod!

May peace fill your day!
“A Je’daii needs darkness and light, shadow and illumination, because without the two there can be no balance. Veer to Bogan, and Ashla feels too constraining, too pure; edge toward Ashla, and Bogan becomes a monstrous myth. A Je’daii without balance between both is no Je’daii at all. He, or she, is simply lost.”
― Tim Lebbon, Into the Void

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby malcolmb » 15 Feb 2017, 12:38

I do write both poetry and lyrics, but it has been a long time since I have tried to sing one of my own songs. ;) I will absolutely share some of both my music and poetry for an Eisteddfod!
Hi Fearnóg Sionnach

Very much looking forward to seeing your music and poetry at a future Eisteddfod. Damh the Bard has agreed to consider winning poetry entries for inclusion in his Druidcast so your entries might even gain an international audience! :wink:

As for singing our own songs, I rather gave that up being tired of alley cats queuing up to throw old boots at me! :duck: By chance I came across "Vocaloids" which are an alternative solution unless you have a real singer available. They are very popular especially with young audiences and form a music genre in Asia where they have a huge following. There are even pop concerts featuring holographic Vocaloid singers! The following is an example. I wrote a new musical setting for the ancient Celtic Blessing "Deep Peace". Another composer used my musical setting in a video using the Vocaloid called "Avanna":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2kOA9gQ4BI

Blessings
Malcolm /|\
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby Fearnóg Sionnach » 15 Feb 2017, 19:15

By chance I came across "Vocaloids" which are an alternative solution unless you have a real singer available.
Hi Malcolm,

Vocaloids sound like an interesting direction to try out. I listened to "Deep Peace" and it was lovely. The female vocal also sounds surprisingly natural.

Thanks!
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― Tim Lebbon, Into the Void

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby malcolmb » 18 Feb 2017, 12:48

Hi Fearnóg Sionnach

You may be interested in this recent Band Camp article on Vocaloids:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/02/16/v ... t=Vocaloid

That a major website like Bandcamp is now recognising the growing popularity of this singing software is notable. And perhaps it may give pause for thought to all those who tell me to "get a real singer" for my songs! :wink:

Blessings
Malcolm /|\
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby ZavieBelle » 19 Feb 2017, 06:03

That software looks really interesting.

If you are ever looking to work with a RL singer: I was trained in opera (first soprano although my voice has dropped with age) and spent a few years as the lead singer in a classic rock band. It's been a while since I've had a chance to sing, so I thought I would throw it out there, if you were ever interested.
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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby malcolmb » 19 Feb 2017, 12:21

That software looks really interesting.

If you are ever looking to work with a RL singer: I was trained in opera (first soprano although my voice has dropped with age) and spent a few years as the lead singer in a classic rock band. It's been a while since I've had a chance to sing, so I thought I would throw it out there, if you were ever interested.
Hi ZavieBelle - Vocaloid software is fascinating and even addictive to those that use it. Each of the Vocaloid 'singers' you can buy are very distinctive in their range, singing style and suitable genre and the complexity and nuance that can be achieved in a single sung word is vast. I use "Engloids" (yes, a very weird word!) which simply means Vocaloids that sing in English. While they have a wide pre-defined singing vocabulary, you can also create just about any word you wish using phonemes.

Sincere thanks for the "RL singer" offer. Much appreciated. On my last CD my singers included a lady trained in opera and for London West End stage musicals and the two lead singers of a Folk Rock Band who have an international reputation. So I am sure your voice will be equally excellent. I have no plans at the moment to produce another CD in the near future but plans can change! I will certainly keep you in mind.

Blessings
Malcolm /|\
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby ZavieBelle » 20 Feb 2017, 03:58

Sounds like you're well set for singers then :) Sorry if I seemed forward, I just miss that creative outlet quite a bit these days.
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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby malcolmb » 20 Feb 2017, 16:53

Sounds like you're well set for singers then :) Sorry if I seemed forward, I just miss that creative outlet quite a bit these days.
Not forward at all. I am very grateful for the offer. So many people tell me to get a real singer and then disappear behind the nearest Standing Stone when I ask if they are volunteering!

I do take your point about missing a creative outlet. Having decided to give up writing music, I do miss it a bit. But it was taking over my life. Having created a new CD every year for over 10 years, I ran out of ideas. And energy! It does take a considerable amount of time and stress to write sufficient music and lyrics for an annual CD and then there is all the complicated and expensive technological wizardry you need today to do it unless you have a full symphonic orchestra and rock band living in your attic. Fortunately I have a friend with a recording studio but even he has to pay his electricity and mortgage bills etc as do the singers. Creating CDs is not cheap! Although the 'paying public' do seem to think CDs grow on trees!

Perhaps I will come back to it in a while if I can just persuade the Awen to visit! And I will certainly keep you in mind.

Blessings
Malcolm /|\
Peaceful Earth Grove: http://www.peacefulearthgrove.com/


My original "Druid Music" CDs (all proceeds to the charity "Pagan Aid":
https://lylemusic.bandcamp.com/

My original Celtic / Folk / Jazz music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/lylemusic
http://www.soundclick.com/malcolmbrown
http://www.youtube.com/user/LyleMusic

“So many Gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind, is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Re: Audio Mixing

Postby ZavieBelle » 22 Feb 2017, 19:14

Oh yes. There's a reason I stuck with cover bands and singing in pubs, lol!

For me, this creative outlet fell to the wayside because it was so hard to get a consistent band to play with. Schedules, conflicting ideas about music, etc, etc, etc.

All the best in your creative endeavors :)
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