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#454170 - 01/28/18 08:14 AM [User Showcase] The World Won't See
molsenhouse Offline
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…and 2018 started with kind of a spiritual awakening:

The World Won't See

Sometimes I wonder…
Do I understand anything at all?

I don't know – but, I belive that perspective changes my view – and my heart changes looking at life between the crosses…

I'm no preacher, just a grateful songwriter that once again have to say thanks to PG Music and the whole team that makes BiaB – a truly great software!!!
BIG THANKS!

Still believing that the best songs are not yet written! Keep on the good work in this fabulous forum! :-)



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Style is _SECRETS.STY

RealTracks in style: 2743:Bass, Synth, AltHipHop8ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 2704:Synth, Rhythm CloudRapLowOrgan Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 2705:Synth, Rhythm CloudRapPercussive Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 1837:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopModernGrooveHeld Ev16 075
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: CloudRap^02-a:snare, HiHat, light perc, b:snare, layered perc
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#454346 - 01/29/18 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
floyd jane Offline
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Einar,

This is beautifully done!

Really nice use of BIAB tracks that we don't see folks using often. There needs to be MORE of this kind of music in the Showcase.

The outro guitar is nice. Is that you?

Excellent vocals. Excellent mix.

Excellent music!

floyd
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#454388 - 01/29/18 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
sslechta Offline
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Loved the low bass of this song, made it very strong. Your vocals and overall production were great! Thanks.
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#454464 - 01/29/18 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
Scott C Offline
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Super vocal Einar. Excellent song. Well done
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#454529 - 01/29/18 06:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
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This was great! I agree with Floyd that you took advantage of sounds we don’t hear that often here and the result is stunning! By the those vocals were perfect! Thanks, Torrey
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#454543 - 01/29/18 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
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This is a stunningly good production! The dynamics are so well done and the layers of sound very well mixed.Vocals and harmonies are excellent.
The overall feel reminds me of Peter Gabriel - at his best.

Robert

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#454574 - 01/29/18 11:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
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This is really from outside of the square!

Masterfully created and impressive from every angle.

I can hear the quality of The Moody Blues within the production.

Excellent, excellent, really excellent. You must be extremely pleased with your result. Genius personified.
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#454588 - 01/30/18 02:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: floyd jane]
molsenhouse Offline
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Thanks a lot for your great feedback, Floyd!

I try to develop my songwriting in conjunction with BiaB – blending trad songwriting with new styles. And BiaB do deliver – a great creative tool for finding new paths in the mysterious songwriter-universe.

And yes, I do play the guitar.

e
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#454641 - 01/30/18 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
jannesan Offline
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This is fantastic song and arrangement. I had to listen to this on my headphones to hear all the fine details. Excellent work on the mixing also. Your beautiful voice really fits the mood. Reminds me of Eric Woolfson's musical work.

Janne

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#454642 - 01/30/18 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
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Wow - this is a perfect example of how diverse Band-in-a-Box truly is. I don't often hear songs like this on the showcase, and it really caught me off guard. I'm almost getting a Phil Collins vibe here (almost). It is incredibly unique, and honestly I don't think I would change a thing here. When it picks up at 1:50, it took it to a whole other level.

You seriously outdid yourself - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#454649 - 01/30/18 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
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This song has a really cool mix to it. I really enjoyed what you did with the entire song. Somewhat on the tails of what Deryk said, this is a very unique flavour we don't see a lot in the user showcase. This has been rather refreshing! Thanks for the share.
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#454652 - 01/30/18 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
Belladonna Offline
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Registered: 09/09/17
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Loc: Virginia
Outstanding, totally beautiful. I think the lyrics are Christian motivated but I could be wrong. I always like to read the lyrics, but I don't think you posted them anywhere.

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#454698 - 01/30/18 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: molsenhouse]
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Very refreshing approach.
Very cool vocals and very original percussion in this song.
Also detect a subtle Alan Parsons influence (and you can"t go wrong with that).

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#454822 - 01/31/18 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: sslechta]
molsenhouse Offline
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Thanks for listening, Steve – and for paying attention to the bass.

Had an idea of trying to use something different, more like a moving texture in the lower parts – and BiaB…
…well, BiaB took the idea to a new level.
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#454823 - 01/31/18 02:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: RnAM]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Very refreshing approach.
Very cool vocals and very original percussion in this song.
Also detect a subtle Alan Parsons influence (and you can"t go wrong with that).

Rob and Anne-Marie



Hi,

What a terrific change of pace for the forum! Simply beautiful - as Floyd said, more of this would be a good thing.

I fully agree with what Ron & Ann-Marie said. I think they said what I was thinking better than I might have said it. This is top-shelf all the way!


Alan
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#454825 - 01/31/18 02:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: Scott C]
molsenhouse Offline
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Thanks Scott!
The vocals somehow worked this time – I'm a guitar player, not a singer ;-)
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#454828 - 01/31/18 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: Torrey Bliss]
molsenhouse Offline
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Wow – thanks , Torrey!
Discovered quite a few things working on the vocal parts for this project. Thanks for listening!

Einar
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#454831 - 01/31/18 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: Robertkc]
molsenhouse Offline
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Robert – I'm not worthy! Peter Gabriel did Sledgehammer in 1986. That album had a great impact on me – and probably still has…, and you?
Thanks for the comment on layers and vocals. Did the mix on very low volume because of all the layers.
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#455034 - 02/01/18 03:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: VideoTrack]
molsenhouse Offline
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VideoTrack,

Thanks a lot for your nice words – and "the quality of The Moody Blues". Wow! :-)
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#455036 - 02/01/18 03:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: The World Won't See [Re: jannesan]
molsenhouse Offline
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Janne,

Thank you for listening and your nice words!
And Eric Woolfson – have to check out his music.

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