OCR has been the site that I have frequented the most consistently over the past 17 years or so. I have many mp3s that still reflect a "last modified" date in 2000 and 2001.
Speaking from experience, I know that these forums are probably a lot less active because we oldtimers are having kids, jobs with more responsibilities, etc. -- so just less free time in general. But I still visit OCR at least once a day to check for newly posted remixes and any WIPs in the forums. Being someone that isn't involved in the creation of music in any way, OCR has definitely expanded my horizons in terms of musical tastes and experiences.
So, indeed, thank you and good job to the community for keeping things chugging along for the better part of two decades!
Hey everyone, quick question.
Trying to record a podcast. We have three microphones. We have them hooked into a Focusrite 18i8, which is a usb to my laptop. We record with audacity. I can not get the 3rd mic to get through, even though it shows up as working on the headphones and focusrite control. Audacity will not pick it up. What do I not understand, is this fixable?
Yeah, I should have said that although sometimes it sounds like loss of breath in the middle of a phrase, having them isn't necessarily a bad thing. So you should use your best judgment whether to keep some of them and whether to make some of them quieter.
I kinda liked those breaths in there, gave it a bit more emotion. But you are right, they were pretty pronounced, so I did an update where the breaths are pretty much reduced and hardly noticeable (I wanted to let them a tiny tiny bit in):
http://www.jorito.net/files/fragments/Moments - Jorito feat. JoyDreamer %26 Chris ~ Amaterasu.mp3
Before I even say anything else, didn't @Kat suggest that you shorten the track to focus it more? @Garpocalypse also hinted at it. It looks either the same length or a bit longer. So, you should read back through the feedback more carefully, and note patterns in what people are saying.
Consider the issues previously at hand:
mechanical sequencing, or lacking expression, or both
too long for the amount of arrangement development it has
too repetitive (similar partwriting with a lot of copy/paste, with swapped instruments)
You should really ask yourself, "did I actually take these feedback into account, or do I just think I did?" Be honest with yourself and really think about it. Some newer composers lead themselves to believe that they took certain feedback into account, when they only believe they did and actually objectively did not. That, and it's been 2 years.
Again, I haven't listened to this newer version yet, but I want you focus your attention on this concern and to think about this.