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#424905 - 08/07/17 03:32 AM [User Showcase] 1 Foot In The Grave
PF2 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 5
This is my first post. Despite the title, this is an up-beat southern gospel style song smile. https://soundcloud.com/paul-ferguson-996178820/one-foot-in-the-grave-demo-1 Everything on it is BIAB except the vocal done on my BR800. for the vocal, I reduced the reverb, then used the soft compression mastering algorithm. any constructive advice would be appreciated.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: One Foot In The Grave
File:One Foot In The Grave.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 170, Length (m:s)=2:28
4 bar intro, 98 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 102. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 67 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb,

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#424962 - 08/07/17 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2294
Loc: York, England
Hi Paul and welcome to the forum.

This is an excellent first post!

A great track with an easy rolling feel to it. It's got a sort of live feel to it as well, as though I was watching a performance on the old Johnny Cash TV Show. Nice backing, super vocal style.

Yeah, loved everything about it and wouldn't change a thing.

Cheers, ROG.

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#424974 - 08/07/17 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 577
Originally Posted By: PF2
This is my first post. Despite the title, this is an up-beat southern gospel style song smile. https://soundcloud.com/paul-ferguson-996178820/one-foot-in-the-grave-demo-1 Everything on it is BIAB except the vocal done on my BR800. for the vocal, I reduced the reverb, then used the soft compression mastering algorithm. any constructive advice would be appreciated.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: One Foot In The Grave
File:One Foot In The Grave.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 170, Length (m:s)=2:28
4 bar intro, 98 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 102. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 67 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb,


Hello PF2 and welcome to the forums! Great work on the vocals and really fond of the piano! well done! smile
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Cheers,
Joe

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#424991 - 08/07/17 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5177
Loc: Florida
Paul,

A nice first post. Welcome to the Showcase.

A nice vocal and very well mixed - everything is well balanced.

Well done.

floyd
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#425007 - 08/07/17 01:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2398
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Cool tune Paul. Super backtrack and excellent vocal... Welcome to the forum..
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#425019 - 08/07/17 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1588
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Very nostalgic well produced and performed.
I will looking forward to more.
Very well done.
Rob

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#425037 - 08/07/17 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1005
Paul,
I enjoyed the upbeat message and simple arrangement. You sound very comfortable singing this style.
Excellent first song to post!

Robert

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#425133 - 08/08/17 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 4743
Loc: GA USA
Welcome and a nice entry!

We enjoyed it.

J&B
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#425151 - 08/08/17 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1328
Loc: Cremona-Italy


Hello,

very nice song and great vocal

Sergio

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#425152 - 08/08/17 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 365
Welcome to the forums, Paul! Very catchy, and the vocal performance is on point. Great job - keep em coming!
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Cheers,
Deryk

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#425279 - 08/08/17 09:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
gruverider Offline
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Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1248
I Love upbeat songs and this is upbeat!

Your mix is really well done.

much enjoyed!

I would love to hear what you think about my song "Summer Chaser".


Edited by gruverider (08/08/17 09:54 PM)

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#425647 - 08/11/17 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: gruverider]
PF2 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 5
Originally Posted By: gruverider
I Love upbeat songs and this is upbeat!

Your mix is really well done.

much enjoyed!

I would love to hear what you think about my song "Summer Chaser".

Thanks for your compliments on the song. As for Summer chaser, the song has been really well executed. A very nice balance between rock/ballad and blues feel. Have you pitched it to anyone or is it more of a "My song"?

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#425666 - 08/11/17 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 75
Loc: Florida
Nice sounding track. The vocals are nice and clear too. I like the upbeat bouncy feel to the tune. Very uplifting.
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www.sammycountry.com

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#425846 - 08/12/17 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
RnAM Offline
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2796
Loc: The Netherlands
Very nice work Paul!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#427106 - 08/22/17 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: 1 Foot In The Grave [Re: PF2]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3451
Loc: Davis, CA
Clever, catchy song! Never heard a gospel song with this vibe, but it works well. A pleasant listen! Take care. Greg

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