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#241922 - 02/28/14 04:32 PM [User Showcase] New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly
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It's been a while since I've posted here. But, that doesn't mean we've stopped using BIAB. On the contrary, we're using it more than ever. The 2014 version is fabulous and is the most valuable tool in our studio.

This original song, titled "Bear Me On", was written in Nov, 2013 and recorded shortly thereafter. If you have children, especially if they're grown, this will probably mean more to you. It's about missing the times when the children were kids. Sappy? Maybe. You can decide. It was the hardest song I ever had to perform in the studio. I doubt I could perform it publicly..ever. It was inspired by the tragedy at Sandy Hook but is NOT about that incident, which just made me value my time with my kids all the more.

The song was created with MIDI SUPER TRACKS: M_CTPNC.STY SlowCountry John MIDIPiano[MST85. The piano and beautiful cello work are soloed for the first part of the song. Key:D, Tempo: 95. Tracks exported to Reaper for initial mixing, then transferred to Sonar Producer for addition of vocals. Mic: Rode NT1000. Some minor compression to the final mix, but the song has not been mastered as yet. We would normally do that with Sound Forge, and create a final master CD made Sony's CD Architect. A pretty straight forward production. Questions welcome. ~Thanks for listening

Bear Me On - MP3 Link


Edited by Hawgly (03/03/14 01:42 PM)

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#241945 - 02/28/14 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Hi Hawgly,

It's good to see you back in the forum again. As you say, it's been a while!

I enjoyed this work. The lyrics really appealed to me. It was a pleasure to listen to.

All the best,
Noel
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#241961 - 02/28/14 11:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Hi!

Nice to "meet" you! We're kind of new here...a couple of months.

Such a beautiful song! Your vocal is wonderful and the lyric thought-provoking and so well-crafted. The cello was a perfect touch. We totally loved our listen ...excellent!!!

Al & Di
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#242051 - 03/01/14 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Welcome back, beautiful song well written and performed!
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#242072 - 03/01/14 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Hi Hawgly,

I've been here on this forum for one and a half years but haven't heard you, yet. What a pity, because this is a
beautiful song.

Guenter
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#242074 - 03/01/14 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Hawgly, You need to come by more often. Beautiful song. I miss those days too when the kids were little. Now there's grandkids so that makes it easier. Very well sung and arranged. Nicely written. We want to hear more,more,more.

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#242085 - 03/01/14 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Nice song ... good lyric, your vocals are perfect for the mood of the tune. Great mix and tone. Nice Job

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#242110 - 03/01/14 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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hi hawgly well written and produced thanks eric
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#242482 - 03/03/14 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Thanks for all of the nice responses. We'll have much more original stuff to post in the coming months as we've been pretty busy in the studio.

Thanks for listening. ~Bob

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#242488 - 03/03/14 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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A really well presented song, with a great introduction, and sensitive feel. The strings worked really well. And your vocals delivered a beautiful lyric perfectly.
Thanks for sharing with us.
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#242499 - 03/03/14 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Nice vocal and lyric packaged in a pro production. Looking forward to hearing more from you!
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#242523 - 03/03/14 10:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Nice song! Really sweet, sincere feel. Love the way the cello worked! Keep it up. Take care. Greg

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#242656 - 03/04/14 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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well written song, and your vocal is a perfect fit

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#242668 - 03/04/14 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Thanks again to everyone who posted comments. I think the one little tweak that really helped to set the mood for this song was getting the right cello performance. We regenerated a number of times to allow BIAB to come up with what, at least to our ears, was a suitably mix of "pretty and sad". We weren't disappointed. If I had HIRED a cellist I don't think I could have gotten a more satisfactory performance. Different maybe, but not necessarily better. I've been using BIAB since the late 90's and it continues to amaze me. Thanks to the PGM folks for making us sound so good.
~Bob cool

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#242685 - 03/04/14 08:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Can't get it to play.... Will try again another time. Good to see you.


Josie

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#242701 - 03/04/14 10:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Sundance]
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WOW!...HI JOSIE!! Good to see you again. What have YOU been up to?

Just tried the link and it worked for me. Maybe paste this into your browser and see if it works better:

http://www.summertownstudios.com/websongs/BearMeOn.mp3

Keep in touch. Glad to see you're still rockin' around this place. Gonna go listen to some of your stuff.

Later gator,
Bob

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#242705 - 03/04/14 10:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Bob,

Thank you! That link worked.

You've got me all misty with that song.... So vivid and touching.

Sounds great.


Josie

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#242744 - 03/05/14 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Buford]
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Hi,Bob !


What a lovely tune and so well sung
with the nicest voice perfectly fit
for the tune !

Thank you Bob !


Cheers
Dani

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#243703 - 03/12/14 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: Sundance]
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Bob,

So vivid and touching.

Sounds great.


Josie



I'll second that. Really sweet song, heartfelt. Your vocal is rich with the personal meaning of the song.

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#244088 - 03/15/14 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Original "Bear Me On" - Hawgly [Re: olemon]
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Thank you so much. Happy you enjoyed it. ~Bob

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