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#460031 - 03/02/18 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
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Great story song. Love the harmonies and the vocal brake down in the second verse. Great arranging there.

much enjoyed!

#460067 - 03/02/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Loved this song Josie. Brought memories of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Super vocal and lyric.
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#460075 - 03/02/18 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: rsdean]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Josie,

This is great! Love everything about it - perfect vocal and mix.

It's so good to hear you again. smile


Hey Bob! Thank you! As an old partner in rhyme of mine used to say "onward and upward". grin I sure hope so.
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#460079 - 03/02/18 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: tommyad]
Sundance Offline

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Josie, I have missed you and am thrilled to see you back. Love the song and the vocals. I've walked more than a few foot logs myself. I also use the vocal rider on all my vocals. After your 10 years here I do believe your vocals keep getting better. Best to you, Tom

Tommy, Thank you. I am thrilled that you are thrilled because you are one of my favorite writers and producers here.

Hard to believe it's been a decade - yikes it went by fast. When I signed up I was too chicken to show my face or say my real name. It was my first music forum and I didn't want the 99% male population here then to know I was a female until they got to know me. I was so rusty and so ignorant. I knew zero about computer music production but I loved BIAB and I wanted to learn. It's been an interesting trip interacting with all the wonderfully talented and helpful people who've come and gone since I joined. I'm thankful to still be here.
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#460092 - 03/02/18 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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What a fun tune! It sounded great through my phone's speaker, which is a sign of a great mix.

I was hoping that you'd include a verse where Pa takes potshots at the suiter's feet as they try to cross the creek. wink

I enjoyed the listen!
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#460103 - 03/03/18 12:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Registered: 05/11/15
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Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Josie

Super vocals and harmonies!
Your vocal is perfect. Really comfortable.
As trevor said, toe-tappingly good!
As Robert said, I also hope you'll be bringing us more like this.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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#460231 - 03/03/18 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
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Hi Josie,

Good to have you back with such a subtle and groovy folk song.
Vocals are emotive, bright and sparkly as always.
Very good work.

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#460298 - 03/04/18 01:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Finland
Very nice catchy folky song with great vocals and harmonies. And those fiddles really make the sun shine smile


#460306 - 03/04/18 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
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Loc: South Carolina
What a great tune. Very true to the genre and everything is spot on. I'm glad to see you posting again and listening to your song first thing this morning is a wonderful way to start the day.
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#460329 - 03/04/18 04:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Torrey Bliss Offline

Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: Missouri
Josie, I loved everything about this one! Vocals/harmony are great! Your mix is excellent and you did a very good job with the instrumentation! Thanks, Torrey

#460331 - 03/04/18 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
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Great to hear you again Josie. As you know we come from a long bluegrass background so this is right in our wheelhouse. Janice mentioned that the feel is a lot like The Marshall Family that we used to listen to many years ago. A very similar vocal style - nice and flowing. Your use of those RTs shows a genuine appreciation for the nuances of arranging and mixing a bluegrass based tune.

The imagery rich lyric was terrific and we really liked the stopped vocal section.

Well done!!


PS There was a foot log on our family farm to get to the best fishing spot.
Never grow's a trap.
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#460364 - 03/04/18 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Registered: 05/30/08
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Awesome work here, Sundance! I enjoyed everything about this one - the vocal performance is excellent, the arrangement is superb, and it's very catchy. Just a well written song, through and through. Not to mention - that groove got my foot tapping in about 10 seconds! I can imagine this sounding unreal in a live setting, and packing the dancefloor in no time.

Great job and thanks for sharing smile

Thank you very much Deryk!
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#460365 - 03/04/18 07:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Samuel Davis]
Sundance Offline

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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Nice tune. This is very well put together. Love your choice of instrumentation. Very Appalachian sounding.

Thank you Samuel!
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#460366 - 03/04/18 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
great work Josie love the vocal perfect thanks for sharing eric

Thank you Eric!
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#460367 - 03/04/18 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc

A cute idea for a song that you turned into a great story.
Your vocal ( and harmonies) sounds so comfortable and relaxed and the production ticks all the boxes.
Love that washboard!
I hope you`ll be bringing us more like this.


Thank you Robert!
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#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

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