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#265663 - 10/15/14 07:44 PM [User Showcase] New song
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Hi, fellow "forumers", it's been awhile since my last post although I've been listening and enjoying some of the new posts. Working on a few projects and not finishing any, but after a rather frustrating week or so trying to use RB (which I'm not proficient at all), in order to put together this song I finally finished this one which was a Labor of Love
Built on RB mostly midi using different VST's
Sax is RT Alto solo funk grooving EV 16
Piano solo is Pop RootsyJohn EV 16


I hope you like it

Mike B.


Edited by cubanpete (10/15/14 07:45 PM)
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#265667 - 10/15/14 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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That was a pleasant listen!

Thanks for posting.
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#265682 - 10/15/14 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike,

Nice, bright sound. I like your use of the strings. You've really got a nice ear and touch for arrangement and production.

Very good listen.
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#265688 - 10/15/14 10:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Very nice. Good arrangement and my favorite of yours so far.


Charlie
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#265691 - 10/16/14 12:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Very sweet!! Worth the labor. Masterful use of RTs-sounds like everybody in the box was on the same wavelength. Love the attitude of the mix too. Great all the way around! Take care. Greg

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#265698 - 10/16/14 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Superb work, good to hear you again, look forward to hearing more; thanks for sharing!
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#265716 - 10/16/14 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike,

That is very nicely put together. A pro sound through and through.

And... an enjoyable listen.

Well done.

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#265722 - 10/16/14 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Mike,

very well put together. Enjoyable listen.

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#265724 - 10/16/14 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike, the labor paid off and we love it.
I really enjoy a mellow groove like this
when it is well done.

Nice production and the mix sounds
great on my KRK's. Everything seems
to sit just where it should.

Kudos!
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#265735 - 10/16/14 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike, Great mix. I still can't figure out how you double those solos. It adds a lot to the song. Nicely produced. I enjoyed it immensely. Tom

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#265739 - 10/16/14 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Thanks for the listen guys, I'm far too lazy to respond to each one individually, but my hart felt thanks and appreciation goes to each one of you. Like I said, I'm working on a few tunes and seems that I can't get to finish them as fast as I would like; but you know, some other idea comes to mind and there I go, start a new one, and so on. Will be posting another one pretty soon. Thanks again.

Mike B.
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#265856 - 10/17/14 06:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Hey Mike,

Where are you hiding the tune? How about a little help for the visually (and occasionally mentally) impaired?

However, your mention of RealBand was enough to give me the shakes. If the expression Access Violation doesn't ring a bell, then just keep on using RB and it will become a lifestyle. And watch RB perform neat little tricks, like inserting dozens of random zero-volume nodes all over the track you're trying to edit in the wave editor window. Then try to merge the tracks to a .wav file after your masterpiece is finally complete. You'll never guess why you can't do it: Access Violation. I once asked the folks at PG music what it was. No one seemed to know.

Dean


Edited by aleck rand (10/17/14 06:53 PM)

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#265904 - 10/18/14 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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hi mike great listen love the mix hear well done thanks eric

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#265906 - 10/18/14 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike, a great listen. I loved the rhythm and the strings.
cool

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#265949 - 10/18/14 09:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: cubanpete]
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Nicely done. Thanks for posting. Always good to hear from you.
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#266082 - 10/19/14 08:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: JimFogle
Mike,

Nice, bright sound. I like your use of the strings. You've really got a nice ear and touch for arrangement and production.

Very good listen.


A BIG +1

Another winner from my friend!
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#266188 - 10/20/14 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks friends, again I normally don't take the time to thank everyone individually because I have to confess I'm way too lazy about that. I hope that an all around many thanks for the time to listen and kind comments is enough. More tunes to come as I finish them.

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