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#417576 - 06/12/17 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Baby Call Me by 2bSolo
2bSolo Offline
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My SoundCloud page is Phil Edwards WVFL. Here's the link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-329906955

The title of the latest song is Baby Call Me. I wrote the music and lyrics, then recorded it using BIAB and RB.

I performed the vocal, guitar and other percussion. I also added a bass note and a piano chord at the end of the song.

The drums, horns, tenor sax, piano and bass are from RealTracks.

The basic style is _EVFNK60.STY (Funk 60s w/ Vintage Electric Pia)

RealTracks in style: 2260:Bass, Electric, FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2157:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm FunkyGroove60sJohn Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 588:Sax, Tenor, 2-Beat Rock Ev 110 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 2110:Horn Section, Background, R&B Ev16 110
RealDrums in Song: FunkyGroove60s^1-a: Snare & Tom , b: 8ths Hat, Snare

The crash and ride cymbals are from the Paiste website. I used Gain Change, EQ and reverb to reduce the hit and get a longer decay.

I used Wavepad to Normalize the track.

The effects used were PG Gain Change, PG Reverb, PG Ten Band EQ and PG Dynamics.

This is my first track recorded with Real Band. I hope you enjoy it. Also, thanks to all those who answered questions for me.

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#417579 - 06/12/17 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2766
Loc: Florida
Phil, You can really sing! Loved the arrangement and write. Great groove. The only nit I have is it doesn't sound like it was mastered and also the horns need some reverb to give them their own space. Looking forward to hearing more. Much enjoyed, Tom

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#417583 - 06/12/17 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 823
Originally Posted By: 2bSolo
My SoundCloud page is Phil Edwards WVFL. Here's the link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-329906955

The title of the latest song is Baby Call Me. I wrote the music and lyrics, then recorded it using BIAB and RB.

I performed the vocal, guitar and other percussion. I also added a bass note and a piano chord at the end of the song.

The drums, horns, tenor sax, piano and bass are from RealTracks.

The basic style is _EVFNK60.STY (Funk 60s w/ Vintage Electric Pia)

RealTracks in style: 2260:Bass, Electric, FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2157:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm FunkyGroove60sJohn Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 588:Sax, Tenor, 2-Beat Rock Ev 110 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 2110:Horn Section, Background, R&B Ev16 110
RealDrums in Song: FunkyGroove60s^1-a: Snare & Tom , b: 8ths Hat, Snare

The crash and ride cymbals are from the Paiste website. I used Gain Change, EQ and reverb to reduce the hit and get a longer decay.

I used Wavepad to Normalize the track.

The effects used were PG Gain Change, PG Reverb, PG Ten Band EQ and PG Dynamics.

This is my first track recorded with Real Band. I hope you enjoy it. Also, thanks to all those who answered questions for me.


Hi 2bSolo this sounds great! Really enjoyed what you did with the guitars and progression. Well done! smile
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#417611 - 06/13/17 03:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4440
Loc: South Carolina
Nice song and good overall mix. The vocals are spot on and your choice for solo's worked well. Enjoyed this and looking to hear more from you soon.

Charlie
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#417621 - 06/13/17 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5979
Loc: Florida
Phil,

Very nice first Showcase post. Welcome!

Easy to tell a lot of work went into this... the horns are placed nicely throughout. Adding the sax with the horns works well. All other elements of the mix sound good, too.

Super vocal.

Enjoyed it.

floyd
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#417622 - 06/13/17 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: tommyad]
2bSolo Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 151
Tommy,

Thanks for the nice compliment and the honest feedback. You're right about the mastering. I know the term, but I really don't know what that entails. Also, I don't have the software for it.
I am going to post something about that on the forum and ask for help.

As for the horns, I was thinking about my memory of 1970's Al Green records.

Thanks again.

2b
West Coast FL

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#417623 - 06/13/17 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: floyd jane]
2bSolo Offline
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Thanks to all for the nice comments. It is nice to see such a strong community.

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#417642 - 06/13/17 08:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
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Loc: GA USA
Welcome aboard and congrats on a fine song.

Your performances, the choice of RT's and the arrangement all works very well.

As mentioned some mastering to make it shine and pop would be sweet.

Izotope makes premier mastering plug-ins and offers a lot of info on their site. I'm sure you will get an earful if you ask about mastering on the
mixing/recording forum smile

Enjoyed it!

J&B

PS Really liked "The Howling."
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#417649 - 06/13/17 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3287
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Welcome to the forum. Loved this track. You will find there is so much help here in the forum especially with the recording, mixing, and mastering your songs. Your vocal was super and lyric and backtrack were very well done. Looking forward to hearing some more of your tunes
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#417683 - 06/13/17 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: floyd jane]
Greg Johnson Online   content
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Registered: 12/21/13
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Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Phil,

Very nice first Showcase post. Welcome!

Easy to tell a lot of work went into this... the horns are placed nicely throughout. Adding the sax with the horns works well. All other elements of the mix sound good, too.

Super vocal.

Enjoyed it.

floyd


Yes, welcome!! Very well done. Has a very live feel. Great vocal!!! I hear a bit of the reverend Al Green! Keep posting! Take care. Greg

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#417986 - 06/15/17 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: tommyad]
RnAM Offline
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Phil, You can really sing! Loved the arrangement and write. Great groove. The only nit I have is it doesn't sound like it was mastered and also the horns need some reverb to give them their own space. Looking forward to hearing more. Much enjoyed, Tom


We agree with Tommy who, by the way, is very good at mastering songs.
Apart from that, very nice work!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#417988 - 06/15/17 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3279
Loc: Woodstock, NY
Nice job on this - agree with Tom that this would greatly benefit from mastering. A very nice piece though and very cool arrangement.

Bob
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#418003 - 06/15/17 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby Call Me by 2bSolo [Re: 2bSolo]
Al-David Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2948
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Phil,

We do quite a bit of Smooth R&B and you have captured the Al Green sound quite well! And yeah, some mastering would help the final sound. But, that said, you have all the elements in place., Your voice suits the era and the genre. We really enjoyed this! best to you!

Alan & Di
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