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#276099 - 12/22/14 05:38 PM [User Showcase] The One
Registered: 11/15/14
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FredM Offline
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One more for Christmas

The challenge was a co-write with a friend, Walter Davidson (yep, he's 100 % Belgian). No Bridge, 4-bar chorus. I put the lyrics in, and used the new features of BIAB 2015 (Avery's strings) to keep the song going.

Had to set 140 Bpm to produce the two chords in the 4th time of the bar.

RealTracks in song: 2489:Bass,Ac,Bowed HeldSimp Ev110
RealTracks in song: 2509:Cello,PopSwing Sw 110 (1Trk)
RealTracks in song: 2507:StringQuartet,PopEvChambr120

The rest is produced at 70 Bpm

RealTracks in stijl: ~~700:Bas,El,PopHalfNtPush Gel85
RealTracks in stijl: ~~368:GitaarAk,Rtm Slag Gel65
RealTracks in song: 1167:Gtr,El,Sol,RockBalladGel65
RealTracks in song: 1000:Gtr,El,Rtm,HdRkLAFzzHeld120
RealDrums in Stijl: NashvilleEven8^8-a:HiHatO, b:Ride

Live acoustic guitar (DADGAD tuning)

Reaper and EZ MIx did the rest!

Merry Christmas, my fellow composers!
Any comments are very welcome!

Fred

https://soundcloud.com/fred-marien/the-one


Winter days, early nights
Christmas tree, Christmas lights
A fairytale, a rednose deer
It's the time of the year

Chorus: And you, the one for me
I'd rather have you near

People shopping in the square
Happy children everywhere
Hear the sleigh bells... Santa's here
It's the time of the year

Chorus: And you, the one for me
I'd rather have you near

Now let us gather the family
Presents under the Christmas tree
Singing choirs are all we hear
It's the time of the year
Chorus: And you, the one for me
I'd rather have you near

Winter days, early nights
Christmas tree, Christmas lights
A fairytale, a rednose deer
It's the time of the year

Chorus: And you, the one for me
I'd rather have you near
You the one for me
You'll always be... my dear



Edited by FredM (12/22/14 05:59 PM)

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#276126 - 12/23/14 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Quote:
Had to set 140 Bpm to produce the two chords in the 4th time of the bar
Wouldnt it be nice to have 8 chords per bar.

NICE song, the echo on the voice is perfect.
Also the wind down starting about 3 mins is a wonderful technique.

Enjoyed

Alyn
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#276158 - 12/23/14 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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My new favorite of yours for sure. That will last until your next release which will become my favorite. This is first class, top notch in every respect. Well-written mixed and performed. I like the delay, especially with the acoustic intro. Personally, I would have dropped for the period 0.56 through I believe 1:42 where the guitars come in strong. That would build anticipation I think as my ear was expecting it and it being there I became desensitized during that period of the song. The anticipation would have been more interesting. Just a personal observation and it certainly still works as you have it.

Great song. No real nits at all. Good tune and catchy melody. Ready for your next (Anticipation - <grin> )

Charlie
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#276178 - 12/23/14 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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This is a really effective production
that strongly supports both the vocal
delivery and the lyric. We much enjoyed
it. BTW, did you add additional effects
to the guitar track (1167)? It sounds
very cool.

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#276180 - 12/23/14 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Fred,

Terrific! Start to finish...

A good write. Excellent arrangement and mix. Nice vocal.

The live acoustic sounds great! The strings, too!

Very enjoyable listen. A very original holiday song.

floyd

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#276201 - 12/23/14 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Beautifully done!! Acoustic guitar works perfectly. When the heavier electric came in, it surprised me but in good way-worked great. Love the way the song ratcheted down again later. The only thing I would change is to turn the vocal a bit louder during the electric part. You have a great voice and it should always be out front. Great stuff all the way around!! Take care, and Merry Xmas. Greg

P.S. I was very flattered to see you reposted Sausalito. When I hear my songs play on other people's soundcloud, it is very flattering. Thanks!!

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#276233 - 12/23/14 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
My new favorite of yours for sure. That will last until your next release which will become my favorite. This is first class, top notch in every respect. Well-written mixed and performed. I like the delay, especially with the acoustic intro. Personally, I would have dropped for the period 0.56 through I believe 1:42 where the guitars come in strong. That would build anticipation I think as my ear was expecting it and it being there I became desensitized during that period of the song. The anticipation would have been more interesting. Just a personal observation and it certainly still works as you have it.

Great song. No real nits at all. Good tune and catchy melody. Ready for your next (Anticipation - <grin> )

Charlie


Hi Charlie,
THanks very much for listening and commenting.
Is it the same with you that, the time that you're producing the song, a kind of gentle madness kicks in? The song is an absolute favorite of all times... untill the next song comes along smile
for the period 0.56 through 1:42, do I understand that you would let the second verse play like the first? I'm not shure I understand...


Edited by FredM (12/23/14 01:00 PM)

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#276234 - 12/23/14 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: gibson]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Quote:
Had to set 140 Bpm to produce the two chords in the 4th time of the bar
Wouldnt it be nice to have 8 chords per bar.

NICE song, the echo on the voice is perfect.
Also the wind down starting about 3 mins is a wonderful technique.

Enjoyed

Alyn


Alyn,
Thanks for listening and opening the commentaries smile
8 Chords per bar comes in handy, sometimes...

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#276236 - 12/23/14 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: Janice & Bud]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
This is a really effective production
that strongly supports both the vocal
delivery and the lyric. We much enjoyed
it. BTW, did you add additional effects
to the guitar track (1167)? It sounds
very cool.

J&B


Hi J&B,
Thank you both for commenting and listening
The lead guitar track is original, in the mix though I often put in the lead vocal presets for a lead instrument.
Greatings,
Fred

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#276237 - 12/23/14 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Fred,

Terrific! Start to finish...

A good write. Excellent arrangement and mix. Nice vocal.

The live acoustic sounds great! The strings, too!

Very enjoyable listen. A very original holiday song.

floyd


Hi Floyd,
Finally my own Christmas song laugh
Thanks for listening and commenting!
Happy holidays!

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#276238 - 12/23/14 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautifully done!! Acoustic guitar works perfectly. When the heavier electric came in, it surprised me but in good way-worked great. Love the way the song ratcheted down again later. The only thing I would change is to turn the vocal a bit louder during the electric part. You have a great voice and it should always be out front. Great stuff all the way around!! Take care, and Merry Xmas. Greg

P.S. I was very flattered to see you reposted Sausalito. When I hear my songs play on other people's soundcloud, it is very flattering. Thanks!!


Greg,
You are absolutely right. The vocals drowned in the orchestra. (never should post a song late at night or in this case, early in the morning smirk
I raised the vocals in that part and reposted.
Your comment made the song better, thanks!
Fred
PS Sausalito is one of my favourites!

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#276343 - 12/24/14 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

a good write. Great arrangement and mix.
Nice vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.
Have a merry Christmas.

Guenter
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#276384 - 12/24/14 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Beautiful song. Loved the lyrics. Vocal and playing well done

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#276415 - 12/24/14 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Hello, Fred.

I quite enjoyed this number.

Bravo!

Thanks for the music,
Dan
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#276444 - 12/24/14 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Love it Fred! Wonderful arrangement. Beautifully done and sung.

Josie

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#276468 - 12/25/14 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Fred, Loved it! Thanks for a great way to start Christmas morning. Great arrangement and vocals. Very well done. Tom

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#276577 - 12/26/14 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Such a pretty song. Really like the way the acoustic guitar strings ring. Not sure how you obtained the effect but it works well and matches the song. I like the way your vocal blends in the mix.
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#276596 - 12/26/14 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

Very good song, the acoustic guitar is great, good vocals.
We expected some backing vocals in the 2nd part of the song though, but that is because we love harmonies smile

Een goed uiteinde gewenst!

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#276633 - 12/26/14 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: FredM]
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Great number, happy to see you have delighted in this time of the year.


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#276911 - 12/28/14 01:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: The One [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Fred,

a good write. Great arrangement and mix.
Nice vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.
Have a merry Christmas.

Guenter


Thank you Guenter for listening and commenting
Happy holidays
Fred

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