The Perfect LIfe

Posted by: Dan-LBC

The Perfect LIfe - 06/28/15 05:42 PM

Hello everyone. My name is Dan, and I am brand new to everything here: This forum, BIAB, DAW's, Audio Interfaces, you name it. I do play guitar, but I left that up to BIAB for this one.

Thanks to BIAB, I was able to "reverse the curse," of writer's block that spanned over 17 years.

The Perfect Life was written and arranged in BIAB less than 48 hours after I got the program. Then came learning some mixing basics (can you say countless Youtube Tutorials?). After this short time I can say BIAB was the spark that ignited a fire and I will be forever grateful to this concept.

Hope I did ok for my first post here and hope you enjoy...

https://soundcloud.com/user348216565/the-perfect-life

So many years ago when I was young
A lot like you my life had just begun
I chased the stars and I lived so free
Spent all my time by a silver sea

I married a beautiful woman
and we shared a love so true
our hearts were young and our songs were sung
under skies that were always blue

And now so many years were here then passed
The perfect life I built could never last
My bride, my love one day she slipped away
She's with the lord but it was my place to stay

If I had my life to live over
There isn't a thing I would change
And I pray some day that you will find your way
To live your life the same

So chase some stars and live so free
Marry the one you love and live by the sea
I'll spend my time in dreams of yesterday
And when my time is gone I'll just fade away

Song Specifics:

All vocals are by me.

Style is _CSTRBAL.STY (PopStingQuartet CountryBll[85RS])

RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2334:String Quartet, Rhythm PopChamber Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Audio Interface - TASCAM US1200
DAW - Sonar X3
Posted by: Sundance

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/28/15 06:00 PM

Welcome Dan! BIAB is great for getting those creative juices flowing again.

Great job! One of the best first posts I've heard on here. Beautifully done - love the melody, your voice, the harmonies and the arrangement. The mix sounds good too.

You're off to super start. Looking forward to hearing more.
Posted by: SpaceDog

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/28/15 06:17 PM

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the Forum and the BB community! You'll be amazed by the friendly, talented people here.
Excellent start. Nice song, performance and arrangement. We'll be watching for your next post.
Have fun!
DC SpaceDog
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 09:14 AM

Welcome Dan! I know what you mean about BIAB. I had 4 or 5 songs that I never could get a good demo of and saw no reason to continue writing what I couldn't record. Enter BIAB, and now I have written more (and I believe better songs) than ever before. What a relief! This song is very nicely done- pretty melody, nice harmonies and a sweet, melancholy lyric. Strings worked beautifully. Enjoyed it much!! Let the songs roll! Take care. Greg
Posted by: boehm

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 09:55 AM

Hi Dan,

welcome to the forum.
Great first post.
I like everything about this song, especially
your harmonies.

Guenter
Posted by: RnAM

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 01:08 PM

Hi Dan,

Welcome to the Forum.
A very good first post and beautiful vocals and backing vocals.

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: PgFantastic

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 01:18 PM

Beautiful song, great vocal, well produced as well; thanks for sharing!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 01:58 PM

Welcome, Dan!

A terrific first post.

Good mix. Nice vocals and harmonies.

Looking forward to more.

floyd
Posted by: gibson

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/29/15 07:15 PM

Welcome,
A good 1st post

nice harmonies and just as I was settling in to the song it finished!!
Too me that is a sign of a good song when the listener wants more. So I played it again.

I look forward to more.
BIAB certainly gets the juices flowing, it is an amazing programme straight out of the box and with a bit of thought can do some off the wall stuff.

I look forward to more

Alyn



Posted by: dani48

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/30/15 12:43 AM

Hi, Dan !

A warm Welcome from me too !
I love this song and the way
you sing it ! Lovely harmonies !!

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/30/15 04:33 AM

I really enjoyed your first post here and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to hearing more from you. You did a good job with this first post and like Alyn said in his comment, left us wanting more


Charlie
Posted by: tommyad

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/30/15 06:02 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Welcome, Dan!

A terrific first post.

Good mix. Nice vocals and harmonies.

Looking forward to more.

floyd
+1. Fantastic harmonies. My only nit is I would have shortened the intro by half. Good to have you here. Keep writing. Tom
Posted by: Dan-LBC

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/30/15 10:09 AM

Thanks everyone for giving this a listen, the nice welcome messages, and the feedback. I am truly humbled at this experience and am inspired to be here.

I finally got some time to listen to a number of submitted songs. To say the talent level here is anything but outstanding would be an understatement.

I have learned so much from just being here a few days. Thanks to all of you who make this forum such a wonderful place to hang out.

Time for me to go listen to more submissions...
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 06/30/15 02:32 PM

Wow! This is a great way to introduce
yourself. We much enjoyed the listen
and the mix sounds very good on
our monitors.

Sundance really summed it all up..."Great job!
One of the best first posts I've heard on here.
Beautifully done - love the melody, your voice,
the harmonies and the arrangement.
The mix sounds good too."

WTG!

J&B
Posted by: Evenios

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 07/01/15 02:17 PM

nice haha i was thinking it was a remix/redo of mobys "Perfect Life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9fp74toyA0 (which the source files of the album version are available free for anyone to remix :-p)

but your song is nice too ;-).
Posted by: PatrickH

Re: The Perfect LIfe - 07/01/15 08:25 PM

Welcome Dan,
Nice first post. As other noted, the harmonies and strings are well done and well placed. Looking forward to hearing more. I'm glad you discovered BIAB!