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  1. Steve Boy does that take me back. Love it. You dialed in the vocal very close to the original. "telling tales of drunkeness and cruelty" One of my favorite lines for some reason. Regarding the stereo field mentioned above, I remember listening to a Beatles album on a stereo (!) record player and noticing there was hardly any center, just way left and way right. I suppose they made it mono at the radio station?
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    Space Time Warped

    Wookie, Cool sounds. So the patch changes with every MIDI note or every time it's loaded into the project? I bought Voltage Modular during a sale but have never used it. Will definitely take a look at it.
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    Irish tune

    Nice one David. You captured what an Irish song should sound like. I think you could boost the tempo a bit though.
  4. Can't even get on jrr site the past 24 hrs or so. Keep getting this error msg Have I been singled out or is it same for everyone? There has been an error processing your request SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused
  5. noynekker I'm very glad you liked the lyrics! Wasn't sure how they'd come across - either clever or maybe kind of stupid. Hey Doug Thank you! Andy Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. And actually there is an organ in there. Guessing it needs to be brought up some more.
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    Diamond Sky

    Starise Thanks for the listen and comment. David The only composition study I've done is from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition which, despite its title, is pretty good. Another book that's helped me is Guitar for Dummies and again, despite its title, it's a very good learning aid. Paul and Mark Thank you for the kind comments.
  7. Daryl Nice take on the song. Can't say enough how much I like Mrs D's voice.
  8. Don't know if it's related to Presonus servers but I can't login at jrrshop either.
  9. Presonus Sphere. Like Bandlab collab? The Sphere thing appears to be subscription, but you can still opt for the traditional buy it without subscription.
  10. Been teaching myself guitar for a few months now. I can solo the easier pieces but it's really hard to play along with a backing track. I don't know why, just feel rushed or something. But I pushed myself to record something decent enough to post on the forum so here it is (there are a few timing issues I know). Also I don't use a pick - just can't get the hang of them. And I really appreciate now what it takes to play guitar like so many of you can do so well! Fairly simple 12 bar blues in good old E7-A7-B7. I changed the usual blues lyric subjects to stuff I found online from a current fix-your-relationship type book. So I call it Psychobabble Blues. I'm going to regret posting this I know. 😁 Lyrics can be found at Sound Cloud.
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    Diamond Sky

    Daryl, thanks for listening and commenting. Doug, yes the Vocalise library just about steals the show. Tom, thanks for listening and commenting Bapu, seemed like most of the "new age" stuff I listened to back in the 80s always had whale songs in there somewhere. Hmm not a bad idea...
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    deadly medly

    Jesse I want to hear more of the 3rd song in the medley!
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    Jeremiah's Lament

    Certainly sounds lament-ish and a bit direction-less too. Could use more of a theme but that's just my expectation. I can relate to the mood though - nearly every morning the past few weeks.
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    Great lyrics and performance. Could be mixed better to be bring out more presence of the instruments.
  15. Made some notes while listening: Love the guitar dissonance (reminds me of the Doors' This is the End) Echo-ey drums very good. Sounds like being in a chamber Sudden quiet part surprised me but effective. The abrupt complete silent part seemed gimmicky to me. It's a tad too long but just my opinion. In some previous songs of yours I've heard one about pond scum and then something about frogs and then ergotism and now the Giza pyramids. Looking forward to what you'll come up with next!
  16. I like the upbeat feel of the song and the positive lyrics. Much needed nowadays. A couple of nits. There's a bit too much reverb on the voc and I think disco needs more thumping bass drum.
  17. Beautiful song, Nigel. Really like it.
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    Diamond Sky

    This is part 1 of a "space" music project I'm working on. This part is more somber and moody than part 2 which will get more into the spacey stuff. After listening to this you'll either be in a reflective mood or you'll be asleep 😄 u-He Ace NI Razor Air Loom Arturia CS 80 Arturia OB-Xa Heavyocity Vocalise
  19. Lee I made some notes while listening: Love the piano in the intro, not only the playing but the melody. Voc reverb seems just about right Wonderful lyrics and not just because I agree with the sentiment. crashes/Fascists, Trump/dumped. You have a good feel for words. That guitar solo is great. Maybe could have had it come in earlier? The song is arranged really well. I'd put it at a professional level. Overall I'm pretty impressed with your musicianship. I really hope 2020 part 3 will be way more upbeat!
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    Kawai K1 vsti

    I found some soundbanks at sysexdb.com under Kawai I'd post the link but apparently the forum s/w won't let me.
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    Kawai K1 vsti

    I downloaded some soundbanks from here http://www.sysexdb.com/synth_detail.aspx?dv=39 There were error messages but they loaded fine anyway.
  22. Daryl, I recognize that Staypress sound. Mrs Daryl has a wonderful very distinctive voice. Cool idea to use the old cartoon in the video, an idea I'm going to steal. Almost looks like the girl kitty was lip synching there at the beginning of the cartoon. Nice job!
  23. Odd to hear Billie Jean sung by someone other than MJ. I'd rather hear an interpretation of a song rather than a near exact copy and your cover works very well. And is Betty Boop even wearing anything on top?
  24. Very competent, almost radio ready song. The snare is kinda slappy sounding or something which is my only crit.
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