A song I planned to do on OM4 last Saturday but my poor management of the sound issues on my Mac led to me being a no show. I’ve not checked but I’m pretty sure I’m playing it too slowly. Falling into a comfort zone I guess. Hope the link works.
My first foray into the “Community”!
Edit: Not sure how my private moment with clever Trevor haas ended up as my Avatar!
Nice version of this song, John, would have liked to hear you playing it at the Open Mic! I finished learning this song a few months ago and had intended to play it at the 2nd last Open Mic, but I just wasn’t happy with my vocals. You on the other hand have done well on both the playing and the singing.
Good to see you here, John, and making a grand entrance with a wonderful rendition of a great song.
Your playing and singing sure did hit the sweet spot. We missed out at the OM. I hope I am correct in inferring from this recording that you have resolved all the technical issues that you were having.
The tone and balance of this recording was spot on. Two things I suggest you have a look at for your next.
Firstly, I was hearing this in my left channel only. Not sure how you made the recording, so can’t speculate on how to produce a stereo audio, that I’d be hearing in both ears.
Secondly, the loudness of the recording was pretty low. Not a huge issue since I just turned up the volume on my side. And rather to be softer than too hot and clipping. But if this is indicative of the levels for the next OM, then would be good if you can boost the loudness some.
Nice job and great song choice. I like this one… One thing though, the level on the video at YT seems a bit low. You may want to mess with that a bit. I had to turn it up quite a bit. Took nothing away from your performance though.
Hi Adrian, I have practiced this song a lot and I hope that it’ll get better. Particularly so that I can play it without reading the music and reduce the high mistake count! I hope my game is improving but to be honest I think where I’m at with this song is more to do with the months I’ve put into practicing it.
I definitely hope I fix my OM Zoom issues!
Hi David, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, I’m fairly certain that my Zoom issues aren’t resolved yet. I initially tried to record this song a couple of days ago using Zoom and I couldn’t do it without horrendous interference on my laptop. I recorded this using Quicktime. This doesn’t suffer the interference and I’ve no idea why Zoom does but it doesn’t. Recording on the L channel also happened on the last songs I uploaded to AVOYP but I totally forgot! I’ve still got the three issue to sort. The sound interference of my laptop; recording to both channels and the volume level. I must admit I generally don’t thing much about the volume I just wind up the volume control.
I have a MacBook but the internal speakers are not working. From searching the forums this might mean the sound software is faulty. I’ve tried the various fixes but to no effect yet. Apparently a problem for my particular model.