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  1. I reckon these are tricky harmonies to pull off - you did a really good job on this. Andy
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    Fifteen tracks? 😳 Where I'm from, we call that 'two albums'. 😂 Nice work this, nicely rescued and restored - great job. Andy
  3. Thanks, I'll try this I have a Scarlett 2i4 Gen 1 that's been running will on a beta driver they sent me months ago as I was getting endless BSODs. Hopefully they have baked in the fixes with the update. 🤞 Andy
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    Tender is the Light

    Agree with @mark skinner, another belter, 'nuff said. 👍 Andy
  5. Each to their own eh @jack c. - all of my songs sound the same, most include singing. I reckon a lot of folks would prefer I stuck to instrumentals. 😉😂 I like this Wookiee - a lot of very clever stuff going on. All those augmented and diminished chords give it a slight prog feel (reminds me of some very early post-Genesis Hackett). Great chops and an interesting experiment in the use of a whole tone scale. Andy
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    Easy Listener

    I had an EKO Ranger back in the day - my first 'decent' guitar, before I understood the meaning of the word decent 😂, I used to amplify it with a Schaller sound hole pick up - not great. This however sounds great, some nice chord changes and as Tom says - there's definitely a lyric and song in here if you look for it. Nicely played Andy
  7. I'm just working my way through the entire album - and I'm loving it. Fabulous stuff Andy
  8. Graham - you will need a dedicated audio interface. So many to choose from and everyone has their particular favourites. Personally I'm a big fan of Focusrite Scarlett gear - I have a Gen 1 2i4 and it's still going strong - I've had it donkeys' years. eBay can be a good source if you're not fussed about new. Just do your homework. Andy
  9. If you're new to MIDI, try this: And check out Mike's other videos while you're at it. John's tutorial videos (post above) are also recommended. Welcome to Cakewalk and music production - simultaneously both the most frustrating and most satisfying thing you can do with a computer (imho). 😂 Andy
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    Time Can't Deny

    Hard to like this any more than I did already but now it's an absolute country classic. Steel guitar is soooo sweet. If I could have one really minor crit - I'd like a touch more variety in the percussion track. Great work Andy
  11. Very 'Wind And Wuthering' that cover shot. 😉 I love this, the guitars remind me of Ant Phillips' stuff and yes I can hear the Yes and Genesis vibe Keith references. Mic sounds pretty good to me - I've got the T.bone SC450 and I'm pretty pleased with it as a studio mic. Love the sharp ending too. New fan (Another) Andy
  12. Nice effort Larry, I'm not quite getting that reggae feel from the strummed guitar, perhaps it needs to be a little more staccato and less resonant - this mix is definitely better to my ears. I must admit, I am not much of a reggae fan but it is darn difficult to do well, so kudos for taking this on. Andy
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    Lead Me On

    Pretty cool track - everything sounds great. Top work! Andy
  14. Looks great but at over 400 quid, I think I'll have to pass that one up. Andy
  15. I'm with @Wookiee - definitely better than the original! Interesting choice of song to cover - I thought the genre makeover fitted the lyrics perfectly Andy
  16. Clever lyrics (which I like a lot) and a great groove. I was reminded ever so slightly of Ian Drury & The Blockheads (meant as a compliment). Great stuff Andy
  17. Love the guitar work - don't fear the vocals - put the levels up and go for it. We are all our own worst critics. I'm with Bjorn on wanting a little more variety both in song structure and percussion - the riff feels like the song wants to lift towards the end - maybe a key change (as if anyone does those any more)? 😂 Look forward to hearing more of your stuff Andy
  18. There is a little-used notes function in Cakewalk, I tend to use that to document key project data (like plugin settings and a few other things). Has saved me a few times. Bit of a pain to do but really helps if a manual rebuild of a project is required. Andy
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    Dream of You

    I especially like the percussion and the harmonies - bit of a West Coast feel to it - nicely done Andy
  20. One of the download files failed at the first attempt (probs due to server loading) but worked second time around. Looks (and sounds) good. Andy
  21. I have an old Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 which causes absolute havoc if I connect it via USB 3.0 - I get blue screens and crashes all over the place. It took me ages to realise this was the issue. However on USB 2.0 - rock solid. If and when I upgrade my laptop (five years old), I reckon I'll have to upgrade the interface as well. Andy
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    "The Wild Animals"

    'Strong opener' - something of an understatement. One word: brilliant Loved it Andy
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    That Thing

    Great job, no problem with the vox to my ears., mix sounds spot on. Andy
  24. I also found the presentation a bit wearing and ended up skipping over most of Rikk's parts - but - the software looks great. Now please do the same thing for EzKeys!
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    Considering the constraints you have, you're making great music, keep it up. The fourths as in the circle of fifths - of course - please forgive my weak attempt at some wookie related humour. On a more serious note, those fourth intervals do make a change from the more usual musical constructs many of us have been brought up on. I have a theory book to read, I really should dig into it. Andy
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