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#235233 - 01/15/14 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) no more. Now Western Skies
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This is the first track from my follow up CD project to Pipe Dreams. CD will be called Big Sky. All tracks will have a country flavour to them this time. The lead guitar was played on my DH500 wind controller, with the Orange Tree Samples Steel string Guitar Patch.

All other instruments are realtrack. Song was mixed and mastered in Logic Pro 9

Western Skies


Cheers

Adrian


Edited by Adrian (01/17/14 04:36 PM)
Edit Reason: wrong song uploaded

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#235239 - 01/15/14 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Hi Adrian...

This is the first time we've listened to you. That was so relaxing. The tone of the acoustic lead was sweet and mellow. We loved the gentle sound and artistic simplicity of it. Really great stuff. Might we suggest you consider possibly bring the acoustic lead up just a wee bit. It's beautiful and should stand out a bit more, in our opinion.

Great track. Best to you...

Al & Di
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#235249 - 01/15/14 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, a really nice instrumental. I did enjoy listening. The violin added a good feature. After reading the song title I actually presumed it was going to be a vocal.
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#235261 - 01/15/14 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Don't hear too many instrumentals here. Thanks for the change in pace. I like the melody and the arrangement. I agree with Al in that the lead could sit out front a little more. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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#235308 - 01/15/14 08:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Hi Adrian,

good job for a windcontroller.
Really sounds like a guitar.
Enjoyable listen.

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#235319 - 01/15/14 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian,

Now, that is a real switch! Usually it's guitar players wanting to be able to have a guitar midi controller that can sound like a wind instrument... first time I've heard of someone turning that the other way... Sounds good. An enjoyable tune. Nice mix.

The last couple of note were not as smooth as they ought to be - after the rest of it "defines smooth".

floyd

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#235377 - 01/16/14 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi All,

Many thanks for the listens and great comments and constructive tips, I will indeed bring the lead up a little in the mix and try and smooth the last couple of notes out.

I'm a sax player so all my stuff is normally sax or wind controller all instrumentals as I'm no singer. This is the first time I have used the wind controller to sound anything like a guitar, I did do a small violin solo on my last project Pipe Dreams, but other than that its always been flute, trumpet etc.

I will be posting the next few tracks over the coming weeks "Sounds a lot like Bruce" will be the next which is piano lead (still wind controller).

Thansk again for the comments and thanks to PGmusic for helping me release my creativity.

Cheers
Adrian

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#235401 - 01/16/14 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Nice song... I love peaceful instrumentals like this one.

A few nits that need fixing IMHO are:

check that wrong note at 0:32 and 1:20

normally a song resolves back to it's root for the final chord/note.... yours does not. I'm sure that was intentional. However, that certainly leaves a feeling of the song being unfinished in the listener's ear.

overall, good job!

oh yeah....add: what's up with the title? I'd certainly not call it that. nothing about the music suggests an emergency let alone something that serious. The title is totally out of character to the music. Yeah, I'd rethink the title, which is so easy to do on an instrumental tune..... you simply change the name....waa laa new title.


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/16/14 07:39 AM)
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#235411 - 01/16/14 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Thanks for the comments, I will check those notes out.

Title yes when I put it together it was a faster paced tune that I felt needed a more subtle approach so I guess the inference of the song has now changed, I will give it some thought as to a new name.

Cheers
Adrian

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice song... I love peaceful instrumentals like this one.

A few nits that need fixing IMHO are:

check that wrong note at 0:32 and 1:20

normally a song resolves back to it's root for the final chord/note.... yours does not. I'm sure that was intentional. However, that certainly leaves a feeling of the song being unfinished in the listener's ear.

overall, good job!

oh yeah....add: what's up with the title? I'd certainly not call it that. nothing about the music suggests an emergency let alone something that serious. The title is totally out of character to the music. Yeah, I'd rethink the title, which is so easy to do on an instrumental tune..... you simply change the name....waa laa new title.

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#235429 - 01/16/14 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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I agree with Guitarhacker, was just about to post that, it happened twice at those times. And the ending too. Maybe more of a fade if not resolving?

The song is very good though. Had me hooked right away.


Edited by olemon (01/16/14 09:11 AM)
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#235592 - 01/17/14 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) now Western Skies [Re: olemon]
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Thanks for all the comments and listens I have tweaked the song in accordance with those comments:

The two offending notes have been sorted, well removed completely as everything I tried they still jumped out so slight re-phrase
The ending has been changed
The guitar lead lifted in the mix
The name has been changed to "Western Skies"

New track below:

Western Skies

Again thanks to all for the constructive comments.

Cheers

Adrian


Edited by Adrian (01/17/14 04:37 PM)

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#235595 - 01/17/14 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) now Western Skies [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, I listened before the changes but called out on a job before I could comment. The wrong note at 1:20 still seems to be there, but the rest sounds better. I really liked the melody line. Keep creating and posting. Tom

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#235814 - 01/18/14 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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much enjoyed!

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#235903 - 01/19/14 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Emergency (My Hearts Arresting) [Re: Adrian]
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Very enjoyable and relaxing

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