"Hallelujah" from a Project Studio

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Member Since: Jul 23, 2005

High Quality: www.vibeservers.com/hallelujah.mp3 (7 MB)
Low Quality: www.vibeservers.com/hallelujah_96.mp3 (2 MB)

I recorded this cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (heavily influenced by Jeff Buckey's and Rufus Wainwright's versions) in my little project studio consisting of:

Behringer B-1 LDC
Behringer Ultragain MIC200 Preamp
Behringer UB502 Mixer
Cubase SX3
M-Audio Delta 66 Interface

Please give me your opinions, comments, criticisms, etc. My current feeling is that I need to record the 2nd half of a couple verses to strengthen the higher notes but other times I like the emotion it shows so I need your opinion.

Thanks for your time and comments.

Oh, by the way, I am a 17-year-old singer (just started playing the piano, as well).

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Since: Jul 23, 2005

Sep 14, 2005 02:00 pm

No one makes comments and criticisms anymore?

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Sep 14, 2005 03:40 pm

Overall pretty nice job. The piano playing is good and overall vocals are pretty good, but there are some rough spots you might want to run over. I've never heard the original version of song so can't compare there. All in all an enjoyable listen! :)

As to getting people to listen and get comments, this happens all the time and is the same on any board you go too. People pop in and say "Check Me Out!" but that's the only time you ever see them, so usually they're not going to get much response. Everybody want's to be heard and recieve comments. I think you'll find if you spend some time on a board and listen and comment on others music, you'll recieve the same. I count at least 5 recent tunes right now on the first page, I don't see a single comment from you. If one can't spend a few minutes checking out and commenting others music and getting to know the crowd, why would one expect others check theirs out? I'm not really singling you out, this applies to anyone, it's just a fact of life good or bad. :)



Since: Jul 23, 2005

Sep 14, 2005 06:21 pm

I listen to all of the stuff here but I guess I am not sure I am knowledgeable enough to comment on other people's work. Oh well, I'll try to make some comments in the future :)

Thanks for the comments. Please keep 'em coming.

Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Sep 14, 2005 09:40 pm

I'll agree with what OldDog said...I listened to it a few days ago, but never got around to responding. I was very impressed with the overall sound quality and professionalism of the piece.

You've got a heck of a lot more going for you than I did when when I was 17!!

Keep up the good work, and don't worry...people will listen and comment when we get around to it...

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Sep 24, 2005 07:44 pm

Yep, agree with OD on the overall recording. Nice piano sounds. There are some place as he stated that could use a little polishing. The pauses need a little work, and maybe work on the vox a bit. But indeed, excelant effort.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Sep 30, 2005 11:16 pm

Looks like the server is down.

Too bad, I love Buckley's version of this song. Strangely enough, I never did care for Cohen's original version. Buckley just had such a beautiful voice in the studio, and it was so sparkling clean and clear, just like he was singing it right in your ear.

Since: Jul 23, 2005

Oct 01, 2005 10:37 am


High Quality:
Low Quality:

Those are some updated links.

However, I am working on a new version with a solo electric guitar in the background (like Buckley's) as well as I have transposed the song to Amaj so that I can hit all the high notes with the same clarity and softness of Buckley's. Stay tuned ;)

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