My first song in this forum

Posted by: Cerio

My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 04:29 PM

Hi everyone. This is a funky soul song I did several months ago, and I've just finished. I started the song in BIAB and did the structure there (BIAB is soooo great for this kind of job). I liked so much a couple of tracks (electric piano and tenor sax) that I used them in the final mix, with a little bit editing here and there. Main drums were programmed, and sound through Addictive Drums. I programmed a couple of electronic and percussion loops too, and bass and guitars -and of course vocals- are real. Everything was mixed with Reaper, the mix is still work in progress, so any suggestion welcomed!

Here's the link, I Hope you like it.

http://www.hispasonic.com/musica/wanna-know/64024
Posted by: PeterGannon

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 05:37 PM

Very nice Cerio!
Posted by: Kemmrich

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 06:23 PM

This is a hot rod song and a good mix to my ears -- well done!!

P.S. I thought the sax sounded a little "under-powered" from 2:44 - 3:07, but after that it sounded great!
At 5:09, it might be about a minute too long.
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 06:31 PM

Listened on cellphone sounded very good. Thanks 4 sharing

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Posted by: Pat Marr

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 09:10 PM

sounds great Cerio! Who is singing?
Posted by: jford

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/08/11 10:19 PM

Very nice, Cerio. I enjoyed that.
Posted by: Cerio

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/09/11 04:40 AM

Thanks everyone for taking the time to listen and for the kind words! Pat, thse singer is my wife. Kemmrich, you're right, the sax need some extra volume there, fixed.
Posted by: Skyline

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/09/11 11:37 AM

No suggestions. It sounds pretty well near perfect to me. Stunning in fact.
I LOVED the slinky key changes - wow! The vocal is beautiful - I assume your wife is a professional singer? She'd give Lisa Stansfield a run for her money.
Excellent song, arrangement and mix. And those key changes...woooh....!

Ok, put a gun to my head and I'd ask for the drums to be louder, but that's just me.

John
Posted by: Superbron

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/09/11 04:07 PM

impressive!

Cheers,

Superbron
Posted by: Muzic Trax

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/10/11 05:22 PM

I love R&B / Funk tunes and this is outstanding Cerio. Sounds like you hired studio musicians to create this. If it is all Biab, you sure know how to get what you want out of it. Impressive indeed !!

Trax
Posted by: Pat Marr

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/11/11 06:31 AM

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Thanks everyone for taking the time to listen and for the kind words! Pat, thse singer is my wife.




Cerio,

you and your wife have a fantastic sound together! If your marriage is as good as your music, you must be very happy indeed!

This may be your first song on the forum, but I sincerely hope it is not your last.
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Posted by: Cerio

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/11/11 11:22 AM

Thanks all of you again for the kind words!
Posted by: MitchC

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/11/11 12:16 PM

VERY NICE CERIO ! Loved at just as is. Great tune, arrangement, recording, performance.
Posted by: Mr_Songman

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/12/11 03:16 AM

Quote:

No suggestions. It sounds pretty well near perfect to me. Stunning in fact.
I LOVED the slinky key changes - wow! The vocal is beautiful - I assume your wife is a professional singer? She'd give Lisa Stansfield a run for her money.
Excellent song, arrangement and mix. And those key changes...woooh....

John





Yes yes yes to all the above. This is sheer class. Love everything about it. I love this kinda stuff. Just wish I could write it!

The vocal is amazing. Just sooo good.

I've been playing this to all my friends and they all love it too!


Looking forward to your next post with eager anticipation.

Good luck with it!

Martin
Posted by: mglinert

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/12/11 07:22 AM

Really liked the spacing of the vox

The overall feel of this piece is very evocative

Vox are outstanding – soulful and sincere. Loved the rap section too!

Sometimes there are 2 reps of some sections when maybe 1 would have been enough which results in the whole thing being maybe a little long

Also , the drum sound maybe a little over aggressive

Overall, this is big league stuff Cerio. Well done to both of you!
Posted by: CeeBee

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/12/11 08:07 AM

Way cool Cerio.. I wouldn't change anything.
Posted by: Tommyc

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/12/11 08:33 AM

Sounds Great ! Maybe a little vamp before the vocals and trim the front of silence . Great job on the vocals and mixing ,love the ending !
Posted by: MarioD

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/14/11 02:28 PM

Quote:



you and your wife have a fantastic sound together! If your marriage is as good as your music, you must be very happy indeed!

This may be your first song on the forum, but I sincerely hope it is not your last.
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A BIG +1

LOVED IT
Posted by: Noel96

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/14/11 02:43 PM

Hi cerio,

This is incredibly impressive! You and your wife make and exceptionally musical team.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: molsenhouse

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/14/11 03:10 PM

I like, I like, I like!

Great vox, nice song!
Posted by: Zan Cantwell

Re: My first song in this forum - 12/15/11 06:55 PM

Very nice, one of the best things I've heard on here