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#419116 - 06/24/17 10:04 PM [User Showcase] APPLE OF GOD'S EYE
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1375
Loc: Missouri

For this track I used several realtracks to get the feel I needed. This is a song of encouragement for someone who has placed very little value on their self worth. I hope it is an encouragement to someone! Lyrics are in the YouTube video. Thanks for listening, Torrey.

Bass 683 Electric Pop Half Notes Push EV 120
Organ 686 B3 Background Pop Ev 120
Drums Praise/Worship Shine
Acoustic Guitar 405 Strumming Ev 120
Electric Guitar 798 Rhythm Southern Snappy Clean Ev 90
Electric Guitar 1030 12String Electric Fingerpicking Ev 120

12 String Electric Guitar
Carvin Electric Guitar

Edited by Torrey Bliss (06/25/17 11:08 AM)
Torrey Bliss

#419127 - 06/25/17 01:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Torrey,

Another excellent production from you. There's a lot going on here but it all fits in perfectly. Good message! Your technical skills equal your performance skills. That's a great combination. Super classy all the way.

I saw you mentioned you used a Carvin electric guitar for one of your personal tracks. You may recall when I PMs you about my friend, Buddy Keele who lives in your home town. Buddy is his nickname but his real first name is Carvin ... and yes, his father named him after the Carvin Music Company. I thought that was pretty cool to see you mention that as I thought about my friend.

Again, super job on this. loved the video, too! Wishing you the very best,

Alan & Di
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#419142 - 06/25/17 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3033
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
You have another very cool tune Torrey. Love the effects you used with your voice. Gave it a Dire Straits vibe for me. Super vocal and guitar was excellent...
Scott Collingwood

#419198 - 06/25/17 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Al-David]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1375
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the kind words Al & Di. I appreciate it! T
Torrey Bliss

#419204 - 06/25/17 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3470
Loc: North Carolina


That was awesome man!!! Great song!

Production question: how did you get that full on Tom Sholz Boston guitar sound? That was killer!! What effects did you use??
David Snyder
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#419208 - 06/25/17 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5716
Loc: Florida

This is terrific music. A solid write. Extraordinary melody! So "musical". Really enjoyed the listen.

Super arrangement and production. As David said it has a "Boston feel" to it - really well done.

There are a few places where the vocal gets "swamped" by the instrument tracks. Might just need the vocal to be raised a bit at that point. Otherwise, this is extraordinary. Really enjoyed it - an excellent listen...

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#419214 - 06/25/17 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
Loc: Middletown, PA.
So when did Tom Sholz record with George Harrison?

This sounds like a beautiful Harrison song

This is a beautiful Torrey Bliss song

great uplifting message, warms my heart

just to hear this genuine caring for others

thanks for sharing


#419232 - 06/25/17 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1625
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX

Really good song here. Good message. Well produced. Keep em coming!

Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#419259 - 06/26/17 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2034
Loc: Sydney Australia

Really nice progression - great production - loved the guitar on "Your Valley" section and really pretty solo. An excellent song.


#419267 - 06/26/17 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2984
Loc: Woodstock, NY

Great song - really enjoyed your vocal on this one. Excellent mix as well.

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#419288 - 06/26/17 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2957
Loc: The Netherlands
gospel rock, or pop?
Well, you sure make it sound like a pro.
Very nice chord progression, and cool vocals as always.
In the mid-regions your voice often reminds me of one of the singers of Toto.
should be a compliment I think ;-)

We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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#419373 - 06/26/17 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1111
hi torrey very engaging vocal excellent great write mix everything perfect thanks for sharing eric

#419378 - 06/26/17 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Scott C]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1375
Loc: Missouri
Scott, thanks for taking time to listen and comment. I appreciate it. T
Torrey Bliss

#419388 - 06/26/17 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7485
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Wow, Torrey, that was quite impressive! All of the personal touches you added really work together to give the song a cohesiveness that I don't hear in every song!

Regarding the guitar harmonies... did you play the parts separately? Or did you use a harmonizer? I'm impressed either way, because in my opinion it's not easy to get good-sounding auto harmony. But on listening again, I'm guessing you played both parts because the two notes don't always go in the same direction as a scalic harmony tends to do.

Parts of the song reminded me of George Harrison's style.

I'm always happy to see songs of faith, and to see people using their talent as a ministry. Good job, and I look forward to hearing more from you!

#419415 - 06/27/17 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: APPLE OF GOD'S EYE [Re: David Snyder]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1375
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the comment David! For the solo guitar parts I played twin leads and double tracked the primary line with about a 10 millisecond delay on it.
Torrey Bliss

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