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Andrew, no worries. Sorry you're having technical difficulties. I hope you sort them out without too much additional hassle. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts whenever you do listen to it. Cheers!

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Sounds as good but maybe you need some younger ears than mine to answer 

Gents and a Ladies (I know there are a few of you lurking here), I would love to ask for your opinion on sound quality of a track I released yesterday. I'm not a pro but I feel I'm improving with

Very professional , I liked it a lot.

Hi Lukasz

Got things sorted now as always with digital things they are much easier than you think when someone gives you nice clear step by step instructions which is what has happened.

Listened to the song just now and the sound quality is fine a little low in overall volume against current recorded material but this is often the case . I like the track but can i amke a comment which is not meant to be other than how I hear it . For whatever reason and this may well be me the drums sound a little slow and appear to be behind the beat rather the usual either on or in front of the beat . This may well have been your intention and if so then that is fine . This for me slows the track down a little which is not what consumers of modern music like me expect . If all of that sounds like rubbish to you then apologies but I hope that you would prefer me giving my honest view rather than just saying all positive things .

Thank you again for allowing me to download and hear your music I enjoyed the feeling of listening to someone new for the first time .

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2 hours ago, bencat said:

Hi Lukasz

Got things sorted now as always with digital things they are much easier than you think when someone gives you nice clear step by step instructions which is what has happened.

Listened to the song just now and the sound quality is fine a little low in overall volume against current recorded material but this is often the case . I like the track but can i amke a comment which is not meant to be other than how I hear it . For whatever reason and this may well be me the drums sound a little slow and appear to be behind the beat rather the usual either on or in front of the beat . This may well have been your intention and if so then that is fine . This for me slows the track down a little which is not what consumers of modern music like me expect . If all of that sounds like rubbish to you then apologies but I hope that you would prefer me giving my honest view rather than just saying all positive things .

Thank you again for allowing me to download and hear your music I enjoyed the feeling of listening to someone new for the first time .

Andrew, I appreciate you giving it a listen. And an absolute pleasure that you shared your thoughts.  I'm glad you sorted your system.

I'm always open to feedback and happy to discuss in more depth. The movement you're describing is very much intentional and what I consider integral part of the groove. That's what I felt was right for the song on an emotional level. I actually consider it a compliment that it doesn't sound that modern. I mean lets face it how many tracks nowadays are played mainly on Fender Rhodes? :D  

It was a happy coincidence due to collaboration that the track took shape it did (went more towards Rock) as in my head it still has this classic R&B (almost Motown) vibe, with gospel-like backing vocals, etc..

Volume is lower than you'd expect as it hasn't been mastered as it stands.

Many thanks again!

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Lukasz

Appreciate you replying and confirming that I am not going deaf or mishearing things . Over the past year I have started to suffer with tinitus and I know that my critical ability to listen is reduced by this . I love music too much not to listen every day and I am still striving to improve my system but at the back of my head i get this nagging doubt that I amy not have as good a critical ear as I did and that this may take me off in wrong directions or cause the sound to be not what i think I hear.

Just a suggestion but a listen to Orchestra Boabab - Pirates Choice or Music All Styles . They are nothing like your music but there is very interesting beats and rhythms that are stark and easy to listen to . Their music always makes me smile and gives me the feeling of being in the sunshine which in the current grey days we have in the UK now is a very nice trick .

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3 hours ago, bencat said:

Lukasz

Appreciate you replying and confirming that I am not going deaf or mishearing things . Over the past year I have started to suffer with tinitus and I know that my critical ability to listen is reduced by this . I love music too much not to listen every day and I am still striving to improve my system but at the back of my head i get this nagging doubt that I amy not have as good a critical ear as I did and that this may take me off in wrong directions or cause the sound to be not what i think I hear.

Just a suggestion but a listen to Orchestra Boabab - Pirates Choice or Music All Styles . They are nothing like your music but there is very interesting beats and rhythms that are stark and easy to listen to . Their music always makes me smile and gives me the feeling of being in the sunshine which in the current grey days we have in the UK now is a very nice trick .

Andrew, thanks for recommendations. I'll give these a listen as soon as I finish 'Twin Peaks' soundtrack that's now in the background.

Indeed the groove will do that to emotional feel of a track. It's not about melody and harmony as much as people think.

Regarding Tinnitus, I've had it for years. Didn't know this was anything unusual till a few years back. I'm not sure you're aware of it and if you are please dont think I'm teaching you to suck eggs.

Things that make it worse are stress, coffee and absolute silence. Things than help are eating healthy, mindfulness and music played at reasonable levels.

Reason why I'm mentioning it is when I first realised it's a condition I tried to "protect" my ears and would have a lot of silence. And it actually exacerbates the condition. Same as playing super loud can trigger it. Go about your life as if it wasn't there and you'll be surprised how little it affects you. And don't crank the volume like I did yesterday 😂 

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Hi Lukasz

Thanks for the advice and you are right some things make it worse stress and silence are the same for me but not coffee . There are three types of tinitus and the two main ones are objective and subjective .

Objective is when the noise is real and generated by your own body . If you have this type then others can hear the sound and it can be measured and tracked by a microphone in your ear. treatment of this is often done by an Audiologist and can involve noise cancelling techniques .

Subjective is the more common one and is the one I have this is noise that you alone hear and is generated by your brain . Treatment of this can vary and one area i am going to have a look at is hypnotism , many years ago I used this for chronic pain which i have suffered from for many years and it did help a little but never good enough to really control the pain . However it is a great technique for both getting your brain to stop producing the sound or if this is not possible then get you to ignore it easier . At present with the lock down this is not something I can do but once things ease it will be a route i will investigate . If I find any improvement I will start a thread as there a number of others suffering with the same issue.

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Hey Andrew, 

Thanks for going into the subject a little more. I didn't realise there was an objective type of Tinnitus. That's really fascinating. I always assumed there was only subjective type which I have.

Best wishes and I'm hoping you'll find ways to at least mitigate it. I'll be very much interested at learning about your progress so starting another thread eventually would be a marvelous idea. All the best.

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On 07/02/2021 at 13:29, bencat said:

At present with the lock down this is not something I can do but once things ease it will be a route i will investigate .

Andrew are you aware of the specialised tinnitus clinic in Rodney Street , not sure if hypnotherapy is used , and the place is probably not cheap .

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8 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

Andrew are you aware of the specialised tinnitus clinic in Rodney Street , not sure if hypnotherapy is used , and the place is probably not cheap .

Do you suffer as well Barry? I have been getting it mildly for the past year, I visited a specialist, who said mine was subjective, and could have been brought on by the lockdown, causing me stress, i disagreed with this, as at the time the weather was lovely, and I was treating it as a holiday :) . The advice I was given was to try and ignore it, which I find I can do 90% of the time. He did also mention white noise machines?

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1 minute ago, greybeard said:

Do you suffer as well Barry?

Yes have done for a number of years .

2 minutes ago, greybeard said:

The advice I was given was to try and ignore it,

That is the way to go , stress is a major factor plus anything that gets into the blood stream , alcohol can actually quieten it but when it wears off :nup: , smoking , sugar , salt . Caffeine can but research has shown it also can have no effect . Proper sleep is essential and a like most ailments/illnesses a healthy life style .

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Interesting information here, thanks. Im suffering from tinnitus in both ears which sounds like pink noise. The specialist said (last year before the first lockdown) that it was probably due to my brain reacting to loss of HF.  I can ignore it most of the time.  My hearing drops off at 8khz in both ears but its just age he said. I dont seem to hear a loss of treble but I do have trouble hearing what the mrs is saying in the next room (honest !). Hearing aids were suggested as possibly helping with the tinnitus but Ive not been able to get back to the clinic to try. 

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2 minutes ago, zeta4 said:

it was probably due to my brain reacting to loss of HF.

Yes we all lose the high frequencies and the brain tries to do something about it . I followed the hearing aid route as that is all the NHS can do for tinnitus sufferers , I just don't need them even though my high frequencies are well down , so have never bothered wearing them . Continue ignoring the tinnitus whether you apply this to the Mrs is up to you :D

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23 minutes ago, greybeard said:

He did also mention white noise machines?

Your mobile will have free tinnitus masking apps available with various noises .

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Thanks for the advice as you say the clinic will not be cheap . I am waiting for an appointment with the Tinnitus clinic at Broadgreen but not too sure when that will be . If I can find a decent hypnotherapist I am going to give that a try . Had this as a treatment with the Pain Clinic and it sort of worked but wore off quite quickly . However if it does work I can learn self hypnosis techniques that can boost and prolong the effect. If I can just get it to reduce even a little then i think it will be manageable . Will let you know how things progress.

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Something completely different. My new release if you fancy a little Jazz. Please share your thoughts on sound quality

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