Doug Diamond

Doug Diamond

Title: Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer
Genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary, Soundtracks
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Doug is one-third of The SongHunters music supervision team, together with music supervisors Dave Hnatiuk & David Weiss… read more

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Doug Diamond - Previous Reviews

Below are some Broadjam members who have received reviews from Doug Diamond. Click "View review" next to any song.

song: Don't pass me by
artist:MoBack

genre: Pop - Rock
stats: playlists: 6 | song plays: 29
song: ANSWER MAN
artist:MGB

genre: Rock - General
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 113
song: Possibilities
artist:Dave Schnur

genre: Rock - Easy Listening
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 26
artist comments: This is also an old song that I wrote years ago. We cut the track because it was always one of my wife's favorites. I did not expect much and then somehow it became something really special in the studio! Glad you liked it, Doug!
song: Lipstick Lies
artist:Dave Schnur

genre: Country - Rock
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 18
song: Beautiful Hurricane

genre: Unique - Soundtracks
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 36
song: knock knock

genre: Rock - General
stats: playlists: 2 | song plays: 61
song: Lauren's Theme

genre: Pop - Easy Listening
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 306
artist comments: Thank you so much for the encouragement, and the comment: "The only thing I can think of that's missing from this song is... more of it!". I get it. You've both sparked my imagination and challenged it. Working on it... Let me know how I can send you an update? Thank you again, t
song: You Never Know

genre: Folk - General
stats: playlists: 4 | song plays: 1115
song: Underneath the Mistletoe
artist:Andy Barlow

genre: Unique - Holiday
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 9
song: When You Wake

genre: Country - Contemporary
stats: playlists: 2 | song plays: 125
song: Down the River
artist:David Omlor

genre: Folk - Rock
stats: playlists: 8 | song plays: 86
artist comments: Thank you Doug for the thorough and detailed review and suggestions. Your points about finding a way to broaden the general universality of the subject matter are well taken. That can be tricky in this case but it is certainly a thing that needs to be considered. The mixing comments will go a long way in helping me as I move into that phase of the recording process. Then there is the "bridge" issue. That has been plaguing me since I wrote this one. I have worked on adding a bridge a few times but I just never got one that made me happy. The point about lyrical clarification will help send me back to the drawing board on that issue so the next version will likely have that bridge section added. For this version, in the interest of mitigating potential re-recording expense, I'll focus on making the solo section more interesting to break up the repetitive groove. Thanks again for the great input. I will reach out with some other tracks off of the record as they get wrapped up. Dave
song: Fly

genre: Pop - Easy Listening
stats: playlists: 2 | song plays: 55
artist comments: WOW ! Im totally blown away by the beautiful critique of my song Fly. Thank you so much Doug Diamond . This is by far the best thing I have ever done over the past 5 years on Broadjam . I go away from this so inspired and will definately take all your suggestions and ideas on board . I would certainly recommend the PRO reviews to all songwriters and artists. What a wonderful opportunity to have this song reviewed so thoroughly. THANK YOU , cheers Katie
song: The Fall
artist:Mary Segato

genre: Pop - Alternative
stats: playlists: 3 | song plays: 85
song: The Way You Do

genre: Pop - General
stats: playlists: 2 | song plays: 58
artist comments: Hi Doug, Thank you so much for the encouraging review! We've been pretty excited about this new project's prospects, and after reading this we are even more excited. Yes, please do feature our song on your website and of course we will pass along our new songs as soon as they are mastered. That should be at the beginning of September. You can get a hold of us fastest at joyjoysongs@gmail.com. All our best, Johanna and Jacob
song: Little Too Late

genre: Blues - General
stats: playlists: 1 | song plays: 212
artist comments: Wow! Strong feedback Doug. You are hearing what we heard, so once again that's great calibration for us. We had Nancy Hall (Neil Young) on bg vox doing three-part harmonies, double tracked, to get that full sound. We called it a half-a-dozen Nancy's. That's Barney Doyle (Mickey Hart Band) on guitar contributing the tasty fills and solo. But it's really Lee Parvin's vocals, B3, and Wurly that stand out for me. We're happy with the track and thrilled to get your feedback. Thanks again, and best regards. For Parvin & Patterson Mark Patterson
song: Arcata (If You Don't Live Through The Night)

genre: Blues - Rock
stats: playlists: 28 | song plays: 446
artist comments: A thousand thanks Doug! This is the kind of detailed, positive reinforcement we always seek, as it demonstrates that you're hearing what we heard when we wrote and recorded the song. Your points on the title and classification of the track are very well taken, and we'll be changing the title as suggested. It's always a little tricky for us to categorize our music, as we seem to end up with songs that don't slot well with current genres. We tend to write hybrid songs, and we are dedicated to maintaining that warm analog sound we all used to get "back in the day". In fact, we track in Logic but bounce our stuff down to 2" tape to get an analog feel before mixing. Thanks again Doug. We'll be bouncing some other tunes off of you very soon. Best regards, Parvin & Patterson PS: We actually tried to get Johnny Winter to play on the track since he's referred to in the lyrics, but his touring schedule is just too tight.
song: Etheria

genre: Electronic - General
stats: playlists: 3 | song plays: 193
artist comments: Thank you for your helpful and thorough review, Doug. It's good to have those suggestions for improvement, especially regarding the addition of acoustic or live instrumentation to offset some of that electronic or MIDI sound. Now I just have to learn to play a real violin! But seriously, what you said makes sense and I appreciate your time.
song: Pictures
artist:Rick Lawall

genre: Blues - Rock
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 19
song: Gentle Me Now

genre: Blues - General
stats: playlists: 36 | song plays: 697
artist comments: Doug! Thank you so much! You made my day, week, month, and year! You're so right about the musicians; I'm unbelievably lucky to work with the best in the SF Bay Area. I love them like family. I'd like to make a video of "Gentle Me Now". Looking for just the right film company. Wow. Really. Thank you!
song: Legends

genre: Unique - Soundtracks
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 53
artist comments: Doug, Thank you very much for your thorough review. I am aware and slightly embarrassed for mix and thinness of the song. I was using Damage from Heavyocity for drums that I haven't used or mixed before. The difficulty is that it has a deep low end and a high high end for most drum samples. My issue was the compression process with the multipressor in Logic when mastering. I couldn't find the right balance between the extreme lows and extreme highs without affecting the rest of the mix. I use TrueStrike which sounds more natural. Rhythm is my weakness. Hearing those words from a drummer is great. I used all virtual instruments: Cinematic Strings, Orchestral Brass Classic, Damage, TrueStrike and Komplete Ultimate! Edited/mastered in Logic. Thanks for the tips about the conferences. I will look through the conferences that you suggested! Thank you for your kind words and constructive criticism. Also thank you for keeping me in mind for further projects! I appreciate the effort. Eric