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#455856 - 02/05/18 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Magical Voyage
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Magical Voyage

As you sit by the babbling brook you become hypnotized by the water's flow and the red and golden fall leaves slowly falling and cascading downstream. Your mind is drifting away on a magical voyage.

BiaB style = Oceans-Very Slow New Age

I deleted the drums and slightly modified the rest of the tracks to better fit the song.

I am playing the leads on my MIDI keyboard controller.

Let me know what you think.
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#455871 - 02/05/18 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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You have a wonderful musical mind Mario! This is a really dreamlike piece that certainly puts one in a hypnotic frame of mind! The harp part was an inspired choice! Thanks, Torrey
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#455910 - 02/06/18 12:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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Mario

A lovely meditative piece. Beautifully put together and arranged.
Very nice indeed.

Peter

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#455965 - 02/06/18 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Very well done, Mario! It sets a really calming mood. I'd imagine this sounding perfect in a movie or video game, since it has a very cinematic feeling to it. The name you chose for this is definitely suiting! It makes me think of Enya a little bit.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#455997 - 02/06/18 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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Great mood, lovely chord progression and the melody sung by those angels is really captivating - I feel like I'm entering heaven smile You have done really good job to create this strong emotional voyage.

Janne

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#456033 - 02/06/18 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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That is deep, dude. Ethereal. Really tasteful chord changes. I can see Stevie Nicks in her witchy clothes doing this.
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#456039 - 02/06/18 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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Very nice and meditative sound.
Excellent composition very well produced.

One of your best for me.

Sergio
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#456053 - 02/06/18 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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Mario Buddy, that's exquisite. The Choral is magical. Thanks pal a real winner
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#456158 - 02/07/18 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

Very nice. Terrific new age music. Relaxing, meditative...

It occurred to me while listening to this how VERY good your mixes on this type music are. SO good, in fact, that one does not even THINK about it as it goes by. Transparent. The ultimate in mixing. Bravo.

fj
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#456173 - 02/07/18 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
Dan Gipson Offline
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New enough not to feel to stupid when I ask: how did you access the style you used? I have BIAB 2017 plus, and while if I want to create a jazz bluegrass country etc. I have more choices than I want, I haven't come across anything like new age. Don't have a big enough package? Haven't looked hard enough? Love the piece, Mario

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#456185 - 02/07/18 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
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floyd really said it regarding the mix. If you don't think about it when listening then everything is, indeed, good.

This song was perfect for morning coffee and looking out the music room window at our forest. And the wind chimes were adding a nice touch to your song.

Nice!

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#456202 - 02/07/18 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: MarioD]
David Snyder Offline
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Well Mario,

I drifted up into the sky and fell out of earth's orbit, so I guess I will catch you on the other side bro.

Thanks for the song man. I see stars, and it's really, really cold, but I see an orange rock, and maybe there is some food over there, but I also see fire, so I dunno.

But man, I hope we'll see one another again!!

smile
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#456216 - 02/07/18 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: Torrey Bliss]
MarioD Offline
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
You have a wonderful musical mind Mario! This is a really dreamlike piece that certainly puts one in a hypnotic frame of mind! The harp part was an inspired choice! Thanks, Torrey


Thanx so much Torrey. The nice thing about MIDI is that you can change sounds and modify the notes. That is what I did with the harp.
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#456217 - 02/07/18 09:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: PeterF]
MarioD Offline
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Mario

A lovely meditative piece. Beautifully put together and arranged.
Very nice indeed.

Peter


Thanx Peter. Every once in a while I get into a New Age mood so I have to write something either New Age or Ambient.
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#456218 - 02/07/18 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magical Voyage [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
MarioD Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Very well done, Mario! It sets a really calming mood. I'd imagine this sounding perfect in a movie or video game, since it has a very cinematic feeling to it. The name you chose for this is definitely suiting! It makes me think of Enya a little bit.

Thanks for sharing smile


Thanx Deryk. I was hoping for a calming mood scenario. Enya was very good at that!
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