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#446730 - 12/22/17 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah, I agree with your comment:

"even though it was extremely basic by today's standards, those mixes had a certain magic - a bit raw, but bright, clean and powerful."

Sometimes I think you can lose the feel of the music by trying to make it too perfect.

Sounds good to me Rog, lots of attitude happening with this one. Tele has just the right amount of dirt to make it sing.

Nice way to close out the year!

Hi Dave.
You're absolutely right about making it too perfect. These days everything is edited to
the point where all the life has gone out of it, then it's copied up and used throughout the song.
I remember the days when you had to play the song right through and suffer the wrath of the
engineer if you needed any punch-ins! Then again, maybe I'm just getting old.
Anyway, many thanks for the listen and review. Much appreciated.
ROG.

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#446731 - 12/22/17 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: optimus]
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Originally Posted By: optimus
Hey Rog, reminds me of the bands down at the dance hall back in the sixties.
A great raw vibe.
Cheers

Hi Optimus.
Pleased that it gave you some good memories. I was probably playing in one of those bands!
Many thanks.
ROG.

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#446734 - 12/22/17 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
ROG,

LOVE the sound of this! The mix is excellent.

The drums sound really good. The guitars ALL sound great! - both the rhythm and leads!! Love them. Sweet lead, too - one of the best ever presented here...

And a fun song, to boot. Nice vocal.

There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening. A rare achievement...

(I thought the bass could use just a little more "oomph").

Loved it. Top-notch. Do MORE like this!!
fj

Hi Floyd.
You know I always value your opinion, so really pleased that you liked this one.
I'd be happy to attempt some more like this one - it's good fun getting back to basics again.
Oh, and I'll be careful with the bass next time!
Many thanks, ROG.

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#447010 - 12/24/17 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Wow, what treat to go with the morning coffee.

This thing just rocks!

Like fj mentioned the drums are tremendous and we're loving that tele and attitude vocals.

When it comes to our notion of good rock this what it's all about.

Hey, I (Bud) briefly worked in a Studio in the summer of '65 and I completely get what you are saying. You nailed that vibe.

Thanks for the memories and fun!

We love it.

J&B

EDIT: Back for another listen and Janice said the song gives her "happy feet!" If you were here you'd understand smile

Hi there J&B.
Glad you liked this one - always appreciate a review from you.
At the moment I'm enjoying getting back to basics with the recording and the next one should be even more minimalist. Maybe I'm just trying to recapture my youth, but I really do like the way those early recordings had a sort of magic.
So, many thanks for the listen and comments.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#447011 - 12/24/17 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a cool song Rog. Excellent vocal and loved the guitar work. Well done

Hi Scott.
Many thanks for the listen and positive review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447012 - 12/24/17 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog

I agree with floyd:
"There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening."

Nice guitar playing throughout.
Sounds excellent.

Peter

Many thanks, Peter. Appreciate all the nice comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447014 - 12/24/17 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Well, that was definitely what I wanted!
Felt like I was in the garage with you - love the whole thing but especially the intro and the attitude - punching out each word on that chorus line-sounded nice and snarly.
Excellent song.

Robert

Hi Robert.
Love the "garage" comment. Yes, that's exactly what I was after.
Many thanks for the review.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#447015 - 12/24/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Love that!
Sounds dire straits to me and great fun.
Thumbs up!
Cheers.

Hi Rich.
Thanks for the listen and the kind words.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447463 - 12/27/17 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey ROG,

Great old retro sound! The drums remind a little bit of the Jefferson Airplane's "The Other Side Of This Life." I heard something somewhere between 'The Birds' and 'Jefferson Airplane'.

Glad you got this one. This is how you end the year and a good note! Everything about this shines ... excellent song and production.

Merry Christmas.
Alan

Hi Alan and many thanks for the review.
I've always been a fan of Jefferson Airplane, right through from the early blues days to Starship's rock ballads! Glad you liked this one and hope you had a good Xmas.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447465 - 12/27/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
ROG, That highly compressed drum sound is killer and sets up the raw 60's vibe perfectly. Great guitar playing. Super stops. This thing ROCKS!!! Smokin Hot. Love it, Tom

Hi Tom.
Drum tracks have such a huge dynamic range that back in the tape days we always had to wind up the compressor and then we'd still have the VUs banging on the end stops! Old habits die hard.
Hey, glad you liked it - I had a lot of fun putting it together.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447467 - 12/27/17 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is great. Yeah it is kind of Dire Straits, but more ROG to me.

smile

The guitar playing is great, and I love the mix, especially the drums.

Hi David.
Hey, that's a really nice thing to say. Pleased you liked it and many thanks for the review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447479 - 12/27/17 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG, great retro vibe on this! It's mid 60's Stones all the way to me! Pure ole rock and roll! Nice little sole in the middle! Thanks, Torrey
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#448556 - 01/02/18 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Sounds like a lost Rolling Stones song, one of the rare times I wish the mix was not so good to get even more authentic feel smile Great rocking drums and strong vocals, universal message in the lyrics.

Janne

Hi Janne.
What a super complement. Many thanks.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448557 - 01/02/18 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
sounds authentic

love it, gritty goodness

awesome guitar sound and licks

enjoyed the heck out of this

Kenny

Hi Kenny.
Always value your opinion, so really pleased you liked it.
Thanks for the listen and review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448558 - 01/02/18 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool tune ROG!! Like the retro feel, particularly the drums. With your background story, you reminded me how much I miss the old tape machines. New digital stuff is so powerful, convenient, and easy with tons of advantages but music just sounds better when you're watching the reels spin and the tape go by the heads. Great sound on this-your mixes are always fantastic! Enjoyed!! Merry Xmas! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg.
Yeah, the tape machines had a certain magic - until they went wrong! I remember re-winding a full spool of two inch tape when the motion sensing and brakes failed and the feed reel nearly broke the sound barrier.
But yes, things just did sound better.
Many thanks for the kind comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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Improved: More RealTracks have HiQ transcriptions. Fixed Bass AmericanaSlow16thsByron bad chords.
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Fixed: "mono" was being ignored when rendering a batch of songs to audio files.
Fixed: "normalize individual tracks" was only working for MIDI tracks.
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Fixed: Access violation on bootup if using a Roland audio interface (ASIO) that is not connected.
Fixed: Adjusting Melody or Soloist tracks to fit a new number of choruses was not undo-able.
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