The Leweit Music Thread

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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by Alec Taylor » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:45 pm

Silver,

I remember you saying that you've used Melodyne for vocal pitch correction before. Did you use it at all on CABW? What DAW do you use in general, and if you did use the AutoTune on your vocals, how hard was it to learn and did it change the sound of your voice?

I'm thinking about giving in and trying some sort of AutoTune myself, wanted your input on it if you have used it before.
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Post by The Silver Lining » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:04 pm

I have used Reaper as DAW, but used Melodyne's own interface for editing files. So, I actually edited the recordings inside Melodyne, saved the files, and imported those edited files into my Reaper project. It's a bit clumsy but gets the trick done.

It is relatively easy to use, but don't expect anything like AutoTune. It doesn't automatically re-pitch the sound; instead it allows you to pull the sound waves up or down, to correct the pitch yourself. It gives a lot of visual help though, so really, you should have no issues with it.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:44 pm

I've been reluctant to rely on it in the past, but one of my new idols confesses to using it all the time and embracing it as a tool. He emphasizes making the best music possible whether it's "authentic" or not, so his electronic rap-metal or whatever doesn't even use real guitars but still sounds good. My DAW is LMMS which doesn't have as good of plugins but it does have pitch correction available as a VST.

It gets tiring trying to make instrumental music when your melody-writing skills are subpar. :(
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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by Artisan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 pm

I thought I had lost my original files for this, but I finally found them and I've been listening again. Digging around, hearing all my early attempts, Ocean Child without the drums, re-reading this thread... I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!

You said you were opposed to Leysin as its own EP, but from my perspective, I would REALLY love to hear the "full" version. Even if it's 20 minutes. It could be your prog masterpiece. The "Winter" segment is beyond gorgeous (do you have the original project files for that version on SoundCloud? I'd love a full quality WAV download), and I think you could get some really cool wind-sound transitions into a piano part, then into Epiloog... Have that be the centerpiece of an EP, odds and ends you've been kicking around or stuff that didn't fit on CABW, to get you back into the spirit of music-making so you can work on Back Home (or whatever the title was - on page 4 you posted a preliminary tracklist).

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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by Artisan » Sat May 04, 2019 3:49 am

Been listening to this all day, only to discover that as of today (May 4), it's been two years since it was officially released! This still remains one of my favorite albums of all time, probably in my top ten (and I own close to a thousand!) and I'm so proud to have contributed to it in whatever manner I did. So, happy "birthday" to this beautiful, wonderful, magical album. It still gets better every time I play it.

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Post by The Silver Lining » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:57 am

Meanwhile this album begins to feel like "my music from when I was young and naive". I would do a lot of things different if I had to remake it now. :D
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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by Artisan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 pm

Well it was all a learning experience, wasn't it? You wouldn't be doing these things differently if you hadn't done 'em this way in the first place!

For a debut album, you knocked this out of the park. Putting aside my involvement with it and the fact that you're my friend, it's still one of my favorite albums I've ever heard.

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Post by Alec Taylor » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:02 pm

Wonderlust, coming never? :lol:
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Post by The Silver Lining » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:26 pm

Maybe someday, but I have some other stuff I'd like to do first:

1. A secret project that consists of 10 covers. 4 songs are more-or-less done now. This project will stay secret until January 2021, but after that I will be sharing all the songs here.
2. An album called "Het joar van de mins" ("The Year of the Man").
3. An album called "The Social Era".

Wonderlust was a concept based on a lot of introspection, philosophy, desire to travel, my long-distance relationship, etc. These days I'm a lot more inclined to write about society's lack of solidarity, social dysfunctions, the epidemic of loneliness, etc.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:36 pm

You're quite the wordsmith, so I look forward to seeing your take on these things!
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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by Artisan » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:47 am

These started showing up in my YouTube feed recently. It's from the computer-generated "Lee White" channel. Is this you or someone else who happens to be called Lee White? I'm having a hard time determining - the voice sounds similar, but I can't tell if you're putting on a different voice or just someone who sounds somewhat like you using the same name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sc2-Fn ... elZ4QQDVY8

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Post by The Silver Lining » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:42 am

That is most definitely not mine! I'm a bit sad, since I had the impression that Lee White was a rather unique name, despite consisting of two rather common names.

There is another Lee White by the way! Apparently it's someone who made dance music in the 1920s, and you can find some of his music on Spotify, under my own artist page. My publisher apparently doesn't deal well with having multiple artists under the same name, which is why Spotify thinks we are the same artist.
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Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Post by The Silver Lining » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:35 pm

Spoiler alert: something's coming very soon, and it will be completely different from anything you had expected.
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