do geese see god

  • Submitted on time! Apr 26, 2020
daeclan
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i found an old image (click here) that had some nice options for unusual palindromes, but i liked this one the most. i built the song such that the chord progression of the first verse and first chorus mirror the second chorus and second verse. also, my girlfriend informed me midway through production that geese don’t really quack as much as honk and that is my bad y’all. please enjoy.

lyrics:

[verse]

do geese see god ?

do geese see god ?

[chorus]

quack, quack,

quack, quack. ( x ∞)

[bridge a]

DOG

[bridge a’]

GOD

[chorus]

quack, quack,

quack, quack. ( x ∞)

[verse]

do geese see god?

do geese see god?

 

full name is ‘quacko mode (e mod [ok cauq])’ jk lol


Looking for feedback on

really curious how to program drums better in general. mixing notes, and how to lessen the muddiness.

Discussion

  • 10 Comments
Kristoph April 28, 2020 8:44pm

You have made saying quack sound cool as fuck. I love this. Thus completes my notes. Hope you’re well, bud.
-C

agasthya April 28, 2020 2:27pm

DOG/GOD is such a great moment!!! Love the pitched vocals and the quack harmony that comes in at :26. As well as the break for honk sample. Agreed with Ryan’s point about making sure the drum samples are as dry as possible before you start mixing. Muddiness is my mortal enemy so let me know if you come up with some good techniques. I mostly use subtractive EQing but I can never really get it all the way to where I want it to be.

nick April 28, 2020 2:21pm

love everything about this.

Sam Pearce April 27, 2020 12:53pm

Hey Daeclan, I unfortunately don’t have any expertise to offer toward your feedback areas, but I wanted to say that this piece made me dance and smile and laugh all at once, which I think is a rare and wonderful experience to have with a song. So thanks for that, and also I like the animal directness of the quacks juxtaposed with the human loftiness of “do geese see god?”.

ryan.mp3 April 27, 2020 11:21am

Brah—your work is fun and I’m grateful for it. Also, imagining this exact track but ‘quack’ replaced with ‘honk’ every time provided a hearty laugh just now.

Re: Drum stuff—if we’re talking sound, not rhythmic feel, how much sound alteration do you do? A lot of samples, especially stock DAW ones, tend to be super spacious because they’re trying to provide you with a ‘room’ assuming you won’t or don’t know how to build it yourself. Narrowing the stereo field and wiping off reverb/delays that are defining that room are a big help in getting to a healthier starting point before you start mixing for your own track’s need. I’m new to it all, but lucky to have dudes like Robin and Kyle answering my incessant questions. Also reading about cutting muddiness in mixes but preserving sub is pretty illuminating, definitely worth a peep.

Z April 26, 2020 10:27pm

Luddite weighing in here.
First off, no Geese are godless.

Second, re: quack vs. honk – thank you for your accountability in

Third – Love the feel, stomps like a goose with wings wide.

Drum sound feedback – I have none, but I’m seeing a lot on this submission about drums samples, looks like we’ve all got some research to do.

HAWNK
Love,
– Z

Z April 27, 2020 10:05am

* No, geese are godless.

froebusiness April 26, 2020 10:16pm

Dude, geese can say quack in your song. Make those god geese say whatever the hell you want them to say baby.

ryan.mp3 April 27, 2020 11:13am

^ my guy

peter April 26, 2020 10:06pm

quack! quack! quack! quack!

this is going to be in my head all week, and i love it.

i think the bass added some lushness and helped fill out the percussion here. was there a sound you were shooting for? do you have any song-examples with drum sounds/space/clarity you haven’t been able to replicate?