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Thanks Barry for reviewing "Morning Rain". I truly appreciate your kind words!
Hey Barry thanks for the review of my tune Tamara - appreciate it. You're spot on with your summary of the overall feel being very digital - I have almost no equipment save for a Korg synth - but it's fun trying. Thanks again.
Barry! Thanks for the review of "Gonna Be On Time"!
I've made enough bucks to retire since 1986 on this song! Best! Catnip=+=
Thanks Barry for your review of my song Running in the Dark. I appreciate your comments as well as your time. This is an old one I did a few years back but I do get what you're saying. Thanks :)
Hi Barry, thank you for that fantastic review of "The Lost Child". Written for a screenplay "The Carousel "
Thanks for the excellent review of Blues Conversation, Barry -- much appreciated!
Hello my friend. Thank you for the review of PW blues. Yep that's my life story in a nutshell. Mrs Kate
Hi Guys, I reviewed one of your songs and liked it so i came over to check out some of the rest of your stuff. You Guys are really good!, great songwriters. I'm impressed. As I have been on a journey of my own to make better recordings I think there's just one thing holding you back from big success, I hope you'll take this as constructive criticism and maybe it will help but I think you need to do some more research and education on your mastering EQ, The mixes are pretty good but the mastering mix needs a little help. I'm not a pro by any means but have been obsessing over my own mastering for like 2 years now and finally getting close to some good quality. Your stufff is a little boomy, from what I know there are certain frequencies that need to be pulled back and others that sound better to push, something about the 200 range that makes things boomy and too much 1k makes them hurt your ears, the 3-4k seems to add good high end clarity without hurting your ears, guitars sound good when you pump the 6-8 hundred range and off course kicks live down at 50 - 60 range, But anyway... I ramble. Look up some video tutorials on mastering EQ and try to remaster some of your stuff I'll bet you can make it sound a lot better, ooh yea, almost forgot, they need a little more compression too, tighten things up and keep from getting the dynamic distortion that your getting on the high volume parts. PEACE OUT BARRY
was going to follow you or connect but can't figure out how, where the hell is the button, great stuff, Keep up the good work, looks like you've been at this a while.
Thanks for kind words Mr Osbourn. I'll try connecting as well. Steve
I love the artwork on your Volume 1. Beautiful and simple, I alsoenjoyed listening to your music.
Hi Randall, I just wanted get get back to you on your comment, The reason I said I didn't think it was mastered is becuase of the volume, it seemed kinda low, when you master something, after its mixed down you basically tweek the overall EQ and add compression and bring the volume up to 0 , most digital mix downs are kinda low on volume, Try and experiment. Set your volume on your computer, with good headphones on, and listen to your song, then switch to a song on You Tube by a industry band, or switch to a song on your I Tunes from a disk, or switch to a song on my feed and listen at the same volume, don't change your volume settings, and see if they are the same volume or if your song seems much quieter, It also seems to be lacking a little bit of high end and compression which tightens things up a bit and makes all the parts seem to be equal in volume and dynamics. I did listen to your other song and the vocals on it are much louder and sound pretty finalized, I thought the music was kinda low compared to the vocals but that's just a mix preference. Hope this helps..Barry
Thank you so much Barry for this clarifying info. I don't have this equipment you are referencing but I will take it up with the guy who produced it. Take care
what a great review! Catnip =+=
Hi Barry, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of Wonder Boy (KaytLynn percussion).
I was interested in your remarks that it needed to be mastered. I am fairly new to the song writing craft The guy who produced the song is a very seasoned producer and musician so I am surprised he did not master it. I am not even sure what it means for a song to be mastered. But now I am very curious and I will read about it
The song you were reviewed is a remake of wonder boy (AlterNate). Basically the one you reviewed just has percussion added to it If you have a chance and you can listen to Wonder Boy (alternate) I am really curious to hear if you think that one also needs to be mastered Only if you have time and interest to give it a listen if course. I really appreciate your offer to master it be me sending you the file. I am going to inquire with my producer to see if he did not master it properly, why not. Thx again and I'd love your feedback on the other song referenced above if you have a chance. You are obviously a highly accomplished musician so I value your feedback. Take care
Love the track, you nailed the sound and feel of the 70's perfectly. Some very nice playing. Love it!
Thanks so very much Barry, it's very appreciated.
I get a little lost here on BJ sometimes , I saw your comment but was wondering what song you are referring to? just curious and thanks for the compliment. Barry
I'm new to BJ so just learning as I go along too. It could have been The Juice or Get Down on It both amazing tracks but the more I listen to your songs it could be any one of them. All done so well, you sir have "The Funk" in you. I notice that you have your name only on the musical credits, are you playing everything? If you are, very impressive.
OOOH yea, Get Down on it, was made to be a retro funk thing and the Hot boogie Love is a retro Disco thing. There seems to be lots of requests for those on BJ so I made a few attempts. Thanks for the thumbs up.
Yes, they do have that 70's funk/Disco vibe to them, you obviously love that era of music. I do notice you have some heavier guitar stuff going on also, but only have good grooves going on. My compliments. We seem to like a lot of different style that we use in our tunes. Do you use real horns or computer/keyboard? I like how they sound.
I emailed you the files yesterday
Barry Thank you for the review on Who's Right Who's Wrong. It was very reassuring when I read the review especially!y coming from someone with your distinguished, and impressive background! You made my day!
Hello Barry, thanks for the review on my Whine Whine Whine song. I guess you knew it was me. I have reviewed a few of your songs lately. Mrs. Kate
thanks for the nice reveiew Rascal. much appreciated.barry
thanks s lot for your review of my song Kani Kani Wairua, glad you enjoy it.
Good morning Barry. Thank you for your kind & very helpful review of "Jazz on the Rise". It was recently selected for submissions of sports programming. Your input will allow me to improve it more. Blessings to you in life & music & happy holidays.
Thank you for your kind review of me Erie Canal.. It is a folk tune from the turn of the last century... I grew up near the canal and my children could walk on the tow path...upstate NY is where I hailed from. Again thank you for your time and listen... Bruce Springsteen did an epic gob with this song my husband's favorite.Your friend in music 🎶
dear Muriel, When reveiwing instrumental music please don't forget to check the N?A boxes on the two questions about vocals as leaving them blank brings the score down and they are NOT APPLICABLE. thank you and have a nice day.
I'm so sorry---I thought I did--will remember next time!
Thanks for your review of "Frenzied". I appreciate your input!
many and much thx for your continued support of my musical muse. . .
Thanks for your review of I Will Love You Forever. I appreciate the critique! It's not a cover but now you have me curious as to what song it reminds you of.
Hi Barry. Thanks for the review of "Robin Forever". I wanted to create something similar to Batman and Robin with a little modern edge to it. :)
great hook w/slide & vocal ("heaven's gonna' know your name"...), really nice work...
thanks for the review , there is a version with vocals but this is the version without.
Thank you so much for your kind review of our song Alligator. We really appreciate it! We really enjoyed your songs Rusty Crank, King of the Jungle and When Will We Ever Be Free. Great stuff, keep it up!!! Thanks again and keep making that great music, Rusty and Spark (Signal 30)
thanks for the review input, Barry...
Barry, thanks for the review of "Rollin' in my Arms"! Marc
Thanks so much for kind words and score on "Love In The Wild". It is appreciated!
thanks for the review Llyod....