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#182623 - 12/03/12 01:39 PM [User Showcase] New Song - How Wonderful You Are
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1905
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hi all,

I have been out of circulation for a couple months, so I thought I better post something before I forget how to!

This is a worship song I actually wrote a few years ago, but never got around to recording it. I coerced my wife into doing the vocals on it. The music is a combination of RealTracks/RealDrums, along with a good bit of orchestration I played, using Garritan Personal Orchestra. I hope you enjoy it!

How Wonderful You Are

Here are the RT's/RD's used...

RealTracks in song: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1595:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop8thsSteady Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1597:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1703:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Country12-8Brent Sw 065
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: PraiseWorshipShine^02-a:Kick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
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#182624 - 12/03/12 01:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 02/27/07
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Kemmrich Offline
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A masterful mixing of all the realtracks and the vocals!!!! By the way, your wife is a mucho super singer. This is a great production -- well done across the board.

I went ahead and threw my computer and musical instruments out the back door and stomped around on them (ha, ha). I am humbled.
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#182625 - 12/03/12 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Kemmrich]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7998
Loc: Florida
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Steve,

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it. A beautiful song. The orchestration is terrific. The mix is a match for the quality of the song, the instrumentation and the singing. And OH! that singing. Man, that woman is a keeper! What a voice! Gorgeous!

Great selection of tracks, as always.

You need to write a duet for the two of you to do.

Did I mention.. I like it!

floyd

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#182626 - 12/03/12 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Scotland
George Nelson Offline
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Hi Steve,

Magical, not many songs fill my soul, but this one does.

Great work.
Singing Beautiful.
Orchestration superb.

Best regards
George
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#182627 - 12/03/12 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: George Nelson]
Registered: 09/27/10
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Loc: Sacramento, California
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I always look forward to listening to your songs, and this one doesn't disappoint.

Your wife has a great voice. Nice build and orchestration - I love the timpani roll!

I've never had much luck with orchestrating brass, and GPO has a been a bit of a disappointment in that category. So it's good to hear someone having success there.

The only nit - the instruments (in particular, the guitars) are very in front, and seem to overpower the voice, especially in the beginning. Then again, I'm listening through cheap headphones.

Thanks for posting!
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#182628 - 12/03/12 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: dcuny]
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Hey Steve,

Been missing you around here. Beautiful song. Love the vocal and the harmonies. They could've been mixed maybe a stitch louder - I'm listening on headphones. Still a great mix and what a pleasure to listen to the way you weave RT's with an orchestra.

Excellent.

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#182629 - 12/04/12 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Sundance]
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Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
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Great voice, harmonies, instruments, orchestration and mix.
It's really wonderful.

Guenter

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#182630 - 12/04/12 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: boehm]
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What can I say that has not been already said. I agree with Josie maybe the vox could be a little louder but otherwise excellent.
And floyd jane is right we now need a duet with you and the wife

Alyn
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#182631 - 12/04/12 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: boehm]
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Beautiful piece of music. The harmonies are lush and powerful. Your wife has a wonderful voice. Music is great as always with you, love the crescendo. Thanks for sharing, God bless, wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
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#182632 - 12/04/12 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
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Steve,

Agree with all the accolades above.

Your wife's voice is so beautiful.

Say thanks to your wife, and also thanks for sharing your hard work and music.
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#182633 - 12/04/12 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 02/11/10
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Well it's all been said, but I'll certainly 2nd it!

Beautiful voice, great mix! What's not to love??

I agree the vox could come just a little.

Greg

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#182634 - 12/04/12 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Achordocaster]
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Steve,
Outstanding. What a glorious song!
SD

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#182635 - 12/04/12 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: SpaceDog]
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It's all been said, I am sitting here listeing with jaw dropped on the floor at your wife's wonderful voice.

Merry Christmas!
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#182636 - 12/05/12 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Danny C.]
Registered: 12/29/10
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
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excellent work....so polished...sophisticated, yet simple and clean...all elements working together, loved it.

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#182637 - 12/05/12 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Tano Music]
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Nicely done Cuz, your wife sure can sing! I love the mix too! I haven't done much lately either, been too busy with Church stuff.

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#182638 - 12/05/12 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Tommyc]
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Steve - I can't get to your song from the office computer. I'll have to check it out later. Not sure what my company has against soundcloud....

Cheers,
Mike
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#182639 - 12/05/12 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: MikeK]
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That's a beautiful piece in every respect - too many to list!
Well done Steve and Mrs Steve.

John
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#182640 - 12/05/12 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/24/07
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Everything above +10! Wow!

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#182641 - 12/06/12 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: cubanpete]
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Great to have you back Steve. We welcome your wife too...a beautiful voice!
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#182642 - 12/07/12 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: MountainSide]
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Wow, Steve... this is better than most of the stuff in my CC music collection! It is at least 10 times better than the stuff I listened to growing up.

when I listen to your songs I always think "Man, I wish *I* had recorded that!"

Based on the old saying that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", I am at a loss to flatter you because I can't even begin to imitate what you and your wife do.

But I am very pleased that you use your awesome talent for praise! Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing.

PS
please consider posting something crummy once in a while. It's a bit embarrassing to park a Yugo beside a whole parking lot full of your MERCEDES


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