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  1. Starise, I believe you are thinking of GuitarHacker (Herb).   He did write some original Country songs and used BIAB to sketch them out as well as played guitar along with them.   I believe he posted songs with various singers, including himself.   He also posted some songs without BIAB backing tracks.    

    Good to see you back Dave,  I recall you were a Superior Drummer beta tester and had a lot of useful information about it.   Good to hear you and your wife are cancer-free and feeling good.

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  2. Jeff,

    Yes, I think this version is better than the previous version.    Close to the original version EQ but the instrumentation is more defined with the BBC samples than Kontakt instruments.   Sounds good, I'm sure others will chime in as well.     This music really resonates  because, for me,  it embodies the great generation that came before us in  addition to being a really great tribute for you father. 

     

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  3. I have occasionally gone back and listened to your original version over the past year, it is a very inspiring composition and excellent tribute.   For that reason am kind of partial to the original version.     I think the brighter sound of the new version may be contributing to that, not sure if it is the newer instrumentation or if you have EQ'd brighter, etc...     I guess to my ears the original version sounds like it is all together in a single space where the updated version doesn't have that feel of common space as much.   Would maybe consider a darker common reverb for the updated version.  

     

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  4. Wow, glad this one didn't slip off the first page before hearing it.   What great work, love the song, arrangement, guitar, vocals, etc...

     

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  5. Wookiee,

    Nice track, had a few listens through.   Not sure why but it reminds me of some of Bowie's works.    Very interesting and super enjoyable listen.

     

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  6. Daryl - Thanks for the listen, appreciate it.   Hope all is going well in the UK. 

    Beagle - thank you for the listen.   Fortunately had a lot to start with in Tom's original solo piece.    Was a lot of fun to develop the supporting pieces, although, the solo piece really already stood on it's own.  In any event, glad you liked it and that Tom let me experiment with his song.

    GuitarTrek- Thank you for the comment and listen.   Appreciate it......    Still have a few of our collabs I need to finish.      

     

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  7. Thanks everyone for having a listen, very much appreciated.      Hopefully got the Thank You's correct, I don't do too much social media type stuff:)

    Regarding the Saxes, they actually are real saxes, real players in BIAB.   The challenge with BIAB comes in cutting and pasting something that sounds realistic as they kind of take licks a player would use over a chord and then splice performances together.   If you just enter chords and take what you get, in many cases (most cases) they don't sound convincing.   Generally what I do is render out 6 or 7 copies of a solo idea and then splice things together in a way I think sounds convincing or how a player might approach a specific song.  

    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to have a listen to this project.


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  8. Douglas,

    Really enjoyed the song, and quite an excellent mix, particularly the vocals are upfront and are processed very well.   LTDR following Going Away is a really good one as well.

     

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  9. Bjorn,

    Saw a little of this last week but didn't have time to get very far (at work:))   Had a chance to watch, and listen, to the whole thing.  Really cool what you did with this old film.   Your additions are very supportive and if Omnisphere existed in 1931 they probably would have done something  similar.   Really enjoyed it, and recalling what a scary character Bela was.


  10. Here is an original song written by EmeraldSoul and posted by him some time ago on the Forum as a piano solo track.    I thought it was a great song and asked him if I could take a stab at working out some string parts for it and he graciously provided a MIDI track of his original solo piece.  Went a little past just a string arrangement and this post is the result of the project effort.    

    Piano played by EmeraldSoul, I did the string arrangements and the other parts, the sax solos (Soprano and Alto) were generated by BIAB and pieced together to create a fluid solo piece.   Many of the arrangement ideas were also provided by ES and I greatly appreciate him letting me work on his song, it was a lot of fun.  Hope you enjoy.

    Bridge to Somewhere

    https://soundclick.com/r/s8dyh7

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  11. Musically it sounds like something a classical composer (Bach, et. al.) may have put together if you teleported a synthesizer back in time.   The layering and effects are really fantastic.    The Arturia Mellotron sounds great, have used it on a few Elton John covers and it is very convincing.   You have done something a little outside the scope of your average Mellotron player.    I like it, had to have a few listens through:) Good stuff.


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  12. Starise,

    I like what you've done here, a few timing issues here and there but the melodic and harmonic content is really well done.   Arrangement is good.   The only "crit" I would have is I'm not sure the title matches the mood, i.e. while the music has some ominous qualities reminiscent of Jerry Goldsmith, it is still uplifting in many ways.   Maybe more uplifting than not?    Not sure,  in event, I really liked the music., not so much the title.

     

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  13. 2 hours ago, Lynn said:

    OK, I adjusted the organ, and mixed it for less mud and more air (slightly).  I like it better.  Thanks again, Mark.

    Yes, that's really good, it really took the edge off the organ and blends much better with the rest of the track.  

    Vocals seems to be much clearer as well.    Very cool track.

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  14. Wookie,

    Cool track, I like how your main synth  sounds on the edge of breakup (distortion) but not too over-powering.   Gives it a nice classic prog sound.     The drum break around 3:03 is so well programmed, not easy to make fills like that sound realistic.   Very good stuff.

     

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  15. This isn't a production type answer but I think the thing most guitar players struggle with (after tone and technique) is timing.   For that reason, whenever I record guitar I mute everything except drums and bass so I can hear clearly that I am in the pocket and gelling with the other ("players")   Players in my case are generally MIDI parts.     I find all the other parts distracting and many times a loud backing track is masking poor timing during performance on guitar, or other instruments, during the recording process.    That said, you will hear the problems on playback:)     Timing certainly contributes to a full sound which I think was part of your question.

    I certain am a fan of flashy guitar playing but will take a good player, with good timing, playing in the pocket over flashy any day.  Hope this is useful.

     

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  16. Lynn - Cool song.  Your chords choices are very interesting throughout, a lot of unexpected twists and turns in a good way.   The only suggestion i would have to your current mix is the organ is a bit overpowering in places.   Maybe some slow panning (like Soundtoys Panman) or rotary would add some dimension and take the edge off when it comes in.      Really like the song, guitar intro is fantastic.

     

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  17. Tom- fantastic track.   Played and mixed very well.     Now have to go find some Chicago-style pizza and bratwurst for lunch:)  Super fun song and performance.

     

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