You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#203691 - 05/19/13 09:48 PM [User Showcase] All These Things
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
This is a song that is about 12 years old... I wrote it and recorded it many years back and performed it several times live. I was needing something to do so I decided to update it and record it again and this is the result.

5 vocal tracks
4 guitar tracks
1 bass track

all me playing

the rest is real band tracks.
drums
steel background and solo
fiddle
Piano back ground and solo
B-3 organ


https://www.box.com/s/wm4h18ug8pyxcub5bf6w

It is a Christian Country song called All These Things....

hope you enjoy it.


Edited by Guitarhacker (05/19/13 09:52 PM)
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#203712 - 05/20/13 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17306
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17306
Loc: Australia
Hi Herb,

As I listened, the one thing that really stood out to me was your expertise as a songwriter. "All These Things" is incredibly well crafted - music, lyrics, thoughtful arrangement, performance and production.

From top to bottom, I found the song incredibly engaging and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#203719 - 05/20/13 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Thank you.... to me that is one of the highest compliments someone could give.
Again, thank you.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#203729 - 05/20/13 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9378
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9378
Loc: Florida
Herb,

This is incredibly good! I've never listened to Christian Country radio, but this sounds very "cuttable".

Your vocal is terrific. And the production and mix are top-notch. It sounded like some classic Willie Nelson song. Great use of the RTs. Did you do anything "special" for the pedal steel lead? - it sounded like you had the steel player right there with you playing exactly what you asked for...

Great job.

floyd

Top
#203730 - 05/20/13 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
I use a combination of tracks.... back ground steel and solo steel and by using envelopes in my DAW I can get pretty much what I need.

The same thing is happening on the piano. Backing piano plays throughout, but the solo piano pops in to throw the licks in the beginning and the solo piano is playing the second verse.... backing is totally out in the second verse.

I sometimes need to render a RT several times to get exactly what I'm looking for... if there are any secrets to mixing... one of them is the use of "hard" enveloping. Pull the instrument out except where it is needed.

In the case of this song... the hardest part of the mix engineering was to decide which instrument to allow to play and when,,,, the enveloping at the beginning and end is surgical.

The picture below is not this song but is typical of my mixes. notice the surgical edits and the hard enveloping used.

If any one has questions please ask. The song represented in this picture is on my sound click website ( the Best Christmas ) listen to the piano to hear what the result of this editing is... the piano fill envelopes in verse one is what you see in this photo. I don't mean to jump to a different song... only as an example.... but the guitar solo in TBC is built in this same manner from 5 (IIRC) renderings of the same RT in order to get a complete smoking solo. It all depends on how much work you want to put into a song.




Edited by Guitarhacker (05/20/13 09:04 AM)
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#203745 - 05/20/13 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Herb,

an excellent mix.
Very enjoyable.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#203800 - 05/20/13 10:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4735
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4735
Great song and sound Herb. Like that Willie vibe in the vocal too.

Enjoyed it very much.

Top
#203816 - 05/21/13 03:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7971
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7971
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Fist of all I want to thank you for expressing your faith musically. Seems like the natural thing to do.

I agree with the Willie Nelson comparison.

And if "surgical" is the way you describe your editing style, then, you're a mighty fine surgeon in my book. You've clearly invested some time in learning the craft of recording, and you also seem to have the musical talent to make it all worthwhile.

Good job at every level! I thoroughly enjoyed that one!

Top
#203827 - 05/21/13 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4983
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4983
Loc: Florida
Very nice Herb. Song, production, sentiment, all good.


Regards,


Bob

Top
#203833 - 05/21/13 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Hey, I just want to say THANKS! to all who took the time to listen and comment.

I do certainly appreciate you all.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#203854 - 05/21/13 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10571
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10571
Loc: GA USA
Thanks for posting. That is a nice tune all the way around and from my perspective sitting in front of my KRK's the production is flawless. Your screen shot looks like some of mine. I often cut/splice real tracks by the measure (or less) to get the "right" track -- not to mention all of the gain changes. Again, a GREAT mix and the vocals/lyrics are deserving of it.
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#203865 - 05/21/13 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4116
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4116
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Herb !

First of all I want to thank
you for taking the time to give
me some really good advice on
recording !:) When it comes to
your tune I can only say that it
sounded just terrific and I too
sensed a slight resemblance to
Willie Nelson in your voice
(intentional or not) !:) In any case
very pro and very enjoyable !:)

Cheers
Dani

Top
#203870 - 05/21/13 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Thanks... Janice & Bud as well as Dani.

Glad you learned something... that's what this is all about....

Yes, I have had people compare my voice to Willie and also Neil Young on occasion. we all kinda sing through our noses a bit..... I like the way Willie phrases his vocals and that may be a bit of an influence on it sounding a bit like him.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#203891 - 05/21/13 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6668
Loc: USA
Danny C. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6668
Loc: USA
Late to the party here (and maybe many more as I try to catch up from a fishing weekend)but another wonderful song and with an equally wonderful production and performance.

Later,
_________________________
Danny C.
www.dannycampo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-Campo/379776252109306?skip_nax_wizard=true

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

Top
#203935 - 05/21/13 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Thanks Danny C... better late than never.... right?
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#204430 - 05/26/13 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: All These Things [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2225
F.M.M. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2225
hi herb this one almost got by me I glad I listen its all been said well done everything fits so well thanks for sharing eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top


PG Music News
Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Today!

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2021? Make sure you update for free today!

Windows users will see speedier rendering, MIDI improvements, RealTracks Picker improvements, and more when they install the latest FREE patch update.

The latest Mac update resolves some user-reported issues with MIDI features and hot keys. Click here to learn about all the enhancements with this FREE update and download it today.

Both of these free updates for your 2021 version include the latest DAW Plugin 3.7.23 too!

Happy B.C. Day!

Monday, August 2 is B.C. Day here in Victoria, but a few of us will still be here!

Our adjusted hours for that day are: 8:00AM - 4:00PM PDT.

Regular hours resume Tuesday:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac: New Features and 202 RealTracks Videos
Band-in-a-Box® 2021 - RealCharts for all RealDrums!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2021, we added over 300 additional RealCharts (with accurate Drum Notation and MIDI to trigger drum sounds) for RealDrums.

That's right... this means that now ALL the RealDrums have RealCharts!

With RealCharts, you can use the notation for MIDI drum parts too - great for copying to a Utility Track!
(Watch this video for a full demonstration of Utility Tracks.)

Learn more about RealCharts for RealDrums with drum notation.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Feature: Utility Tracks

Have you ever wanted to use more than 5 tracks when creating your Band-in-a-Box® song? Great news.... with the new Utility Tracks added in Band-in-a-Box® 2021, there are 16 more tracks!

These can be used for audio and/or MIDI! Generate RealTracks to the Utility Tracks where you can listen to AND edit them and view the RealCharts as MIDI. You can also record to these tracks (MIDI or audio), and import your audio for further editing or to harmonize it.

We explain all the great ways to use the Utility Tracks in this video.

Read more about this feature: Windows | Mac.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Review – Users' Dreams Come True

Read all about what "Dr. Dave" Walker thinks of his latest copy of Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac with his review, Band-in-a-Box for Mac 2021 – Users' Dreams Come True.

"2021 is a big leap forward to the best Band-in-a-Box for Mac yet! If you have been putting off upgrading, or even if not, NOW is the time to upgrade! And if you haven't got it yet, you owe it to yourself to get Band-in-a-Box 2021.

Maybe the most important point from all the talk about this version is that PG Music is listening to you, their customers. So if you have a feature that you really want in the program, write to them or chat from their web site. Let them know and yours just might be the next feature added."
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thanks again Dr. Dave for your enthusiastic feedback, we're thrilled that you love what we've done with Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 German for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 für Mac ist hier!

Wir waren fleißig und haben 80 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung neuer Inhalte hinzugefügt, darunter 202 RealTracks, neue RealStyles, MIDI-SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles", RealDrums Transkriptionen, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 umd 11, und vieles mehr!

Was ist neu? | Paket

Forum Stats
34685 Members
66 Forums
70241 Topics
606236 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
valerij, JonasDouglas, studio99, SteffenG, HunterGatherer

34684 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 148
Pipeline 126
Torrey Bliss 121
Jim Fogle 110
VideoTrack 107
eddie1261 97
rayc 93
Janice & Bud 92
Charlie Fogle 77
MusicStudent 75
Today's Birthdays
rockin