- Technical designer for creative environments specializing in Audio, Video & Lighting systems for the Church.
Darrell Smith leads a curated team of designers and integrators assembled to meet the unique needs of each project. Darrell’s background and training, both as an artist, and a technical designer is the foundation of his innovative and award winning work.
- music tech, music production, branding, videography, sound design, products / business, critical listening, product & design, event production
- music, technology
- Los Angeles
Hey man. A lot of good stuff here. A couple thoughts: #1 the autotune errors are super distracting. I get that you're going for a near hard-tune but you should try editing in the original vocal in the spots where auto-tune can't latch on a note. #2 bring in a new element to two in the second 8 bars of each section. #3 Chorus vocal hook doesn't feel strong, the verse sets us up for something big. Explore your falcetto you might have something up there you can double your baritone lead with that will help lift the chorus. #4 when you drop beats, edit out the synths/keys so the track completely dumps out. It increase the contrast and make those moments pop. #5 Finally the breakdown section at 1:58 does not help the song move forward, it feels like a another verse. Try dumping more production - maybe even strip it back to vocal and vocoder. Or introduce a new element. Or surprise me with a falsetto vocal, or double time. We need something kinda shocking there or we'll tune out. Keep on it.
Hey guys. Great back story. Would have loved to hear the finished song in its entirety. The concept is great. The technical details about how you turned an instrument into a playable instrument were a little much. I think most people will appreciate your music and your personal connection to the instrument in your studio that you magically brought back to life for this song.
Lots to like here. The production is really dense at times, I think the track would benefit from a bit of thinning out of parts. If the intended "vibe" is hip hop with Carlos Santana sitting it, then mission accomplished. I'd recommend stripping back some of the other elements (bells, pulsing reggae organ, some of the string parts). Is the guitar a feature or a background instrument? Break down is solid. Its a great song. Open up the production and you'll have a great crossover hit on your hands.