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Here’s a simple suggestion (hopefully not mentioned yet). Why don’t you just swap your two mics and try that. Sing into the 57 and use the condenser on the guitar. Many a hit record vocal has been sung with a 57 or 58.

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Addictive Keys has a very nice upright, along with the grand and a fun-to-play Rhodes. It’s almost too nice…it doesn’t really do the old, dusty, out-of-tune Sunday school type of upright. BTW, for those of us who can use eBay, I “made an offer” on the Addictive Keys software and got a very good deal on top of the current sale price. For software you can download instead of waiting for a mailed box, many Ebay dealers will give you a really great price if you just ask, if the item is marked with “make an offer.” (I made an offer to two stores who both came back with counter-offers. I the same offer to a third store and it was accepted immediately and automatically. I was so happy I danced a jig.)

Garry O


Synthogy Ivory. Used to use the Yamaha all the time; now I use the Steinway almost exclusively. I REALLY need to find a good upright though. Also, a good friend takes some of his work to LA and says the Pianoteq is becoming popular with a lot of guys out there. I didn’t think it was the absolute best I’ve ever heard, but it’s pretty nice, and the footprint is unbelievably small.
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I just purchased Addictive Keys. It has a grand, an upright and a Rhodes. So far I’m very impressed. As far as the grand, there is a ton of control over microphone choice and placement, there are presets with a lot of variety, and it just sounds really nice. I have and love Addictive Drums, which can almost seem like you’re working with real drums. I get the same vibe with Addictive Keys.

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There’s definitely a place for this song out there. It’ll sell. In the mean time you can work on it. If that’s a whistle sample I think it’s pretty good. Maybe a differently little melody would work better, or doing variations on the melody. (Unless this is just a straight one-shot sample as opposed to a keyboard-playable sampled whistle.) I have three tracks with whistling, two with what I think is actually synthesized whistling: http://audiojungle.net/item/spaghetti-twang/85986 http://audiojungle.net/item/sir-ukulele/155870 and one with real whistling: http://audiojungle.net/item/the-globetrotting-whistler/3777434 All three do well.

I could see using a little of the robotic piano in your song as an effect, but it’s too much for too long. It could use some dynamics, for sure. And yes, DO offer a version without vocals.

Garry

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Hollow body and P90s. The breakfast of champions!

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One of my biggest sellers is “Fifties Housewife,” and it has that retro feel: http://audiojungle.net/item/fifties-housewife/111487?ref=GarryONeal

Also: Suburbia ‘59: http://audiojungle.net/item/suburbia-59/3033527?ref=GarryONeal

Oceans of Conquest: http://audiojungle.net/item/oceans-of-conquest/147273?ref=GarryONeal

Time for the March of News: http://audiojungle.net/item/time-for-the-march-of-news/253390?ref=GarryONeal

All very different, but all very fifties. Hope you can use something.

Thanks, Garry O

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I paid considerably less than $500 for my “The Loar” mandolin. Found a shop online that does a good setup as part of the purchase price. Great little mando. I agree that uke is easier to learn, but a mando can add a professional sheen to so many different kinds of music. Uke-wise I bought a $60 Kala soprano, and I improved the intonation by making a “zero fret” out of a bass string. (Cut a piece of bass string, probably a G, the width of your nut. Slide it under your strings and butt up against the nut. If your uke has intonation problems, as most cheaper models do, this should help. I learned it from a guy in a YouTube video who used a thick paperclip instead, if you don’t have a bass string lying around.)

Garry O


As far as a mandolin goes, I agree, but a playable mandolin IMO begins at $500 and goes waaaay up from there. Also the learning curve is going to be much higher for someone who is not used to strings, and immediately you get a more serious folky vibe whereas ukulele is a more informal, anyone can do it vibe.
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I should have looked! Since you’ve already added it, I’m switching to Irish Whiskey. I 5-starred it and added the collection to the description.

Garry O



Hi Jason:

How about When Irish Eyes Are Smiling? http://audiojungle.net/item/when-irish-eyes-are-smiling/3909000?ref=GarryONeal

Thanks for doing this. On St. Patty’s Day, I will drink two extra green beers in your honor!

Garry O
Yup, already added that one, great song! But you can still drink in my honor, I’ll do the same!
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I had an Envato artist (non-AJ) offer to buy one of my tracks. I named a price and never heard back. To this point the track has earned about a third what I was going to charge him, and eventually it’ll probably surpass that. I’m reluctant to pull a popular song. You never know how much it will eventually earn, and who knows…maybe a bigger fish will want to buy it later. Plus I would feel the need to replace the sold track with one very similar. And that’s “chewing your cud twice,” something I don’t like to do. As a musician OR as a cow.

Moo, Garry O

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