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#319329 - 11/20/15 08:57 AM [User Showcase] I Should Win An Oscar
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This is a blend of Real Tracks, Loops, Live Instruments and Vocals.

Suggestions/Comments welcome. Tom


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http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13257077


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Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand

Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar: Tom Adams

Recorded in Logic Pro x
Alloy2, Nectar2
Mastered with Ozone6 and Waves LinMB
Special thanks to Bud Merritt for the ears.

I Should Win An Oscar


I get tired of talkin about it to everyone I meet

People come up and ask about you when they see me walkin down the street

I just say you're doing OK it's easier that way



Baby I'm just a little lost without you

Maybe I oughta leave this town

The better part of me has up and gone missing when you're not around



I should win an oscar for the way that I act when someone wants to know about you

can't help myself I'm so ashamed can't face the fact that we’re through

I just say you're doing OK it's easier that way


Baby I'm just a little lost without you

Maybe I oughta leave this town

The better part of me has up and gone missing when you're not around



Now That I'm on my own I better start thinking I can have a life again

Maybe there's still enough leftover pieces of the man I've been




Baby I'm just a little lost without you

Maybe I oughta leave this town

The better part of me has up and gone missing when you're not around


I should win an oscar for the way that I act when someone wants to know about you

©2015 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (11/21/15 07:10 PM)

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#319331 - 11/20/15 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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You should definitely win an Oscar for the clarity of this mix ;-)
(Will have something to do with Ozone and Waves used, ha ha)
we like the lyrics on this one, and the general build up of the song.
Great work!
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#319337 - 11/20/15 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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No Tom, You should win a Grammy!!! Although I've never heard a Grammy winner I like this much in 30 years. This is a hit, but not just a hit. It's also just a great song. You are my vote for Forum Man of the Year!! Absolutely lovin' what you've been doing. Keep it up in '16!! Take care. Greg

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#319340 - 11/20/15 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Cool tune Tom. Loved the lyrics .
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#319343 - 11/20/15 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Nice write Tom.

I'm assuming the drums are the loops.... they sound good.

I think the song should be called "Lost without you". Normally, a title appears in the chorus and gets repeated on each chorus.

I like the character in your voice. It has a slight rough edge that sounds really cool.

Loved the slow down at the end. Now... where have I heard that used before?

Totally enjoyed this song.
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#319350 - 11/20/15 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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I cannot say enough about the production of this song. Such good clarity, volume and punch! I sure like what you have done from lyrics, instruments, placement and your great vocals. Totally enjoyed!
Sonny

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#319352 - 11/20/15 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker

...
I like the character in your voice. It has a slight rough edge that sounds really cool.
...

I totally agree with Guitarhacker here. In addition, I find the whole song a masterpiece in the mixing area.

Congratulation Tom, I think you've reached the excellence.

Would you be so kind and share your hints/tips/secrets for such a professional work ?

Please go on,
Sergio

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#319361 - 11/20/15 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

once again great lyrics and vocal delivery (including
the harmonies).
Nice arrangement. The drums sound fantastic.
I enjoyed my listens a lot.

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#319371 - 11/20/15 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tom
Great overall sound. Drums and acoustic guitars sound very nice.
Vocals and writing are top notch.

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#319394 - 11/20/15 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
You should definitely win an Oscar for the clarity of this mix ;-)
(Will have something to do with Ozone and Waves used, ha ha)
we like the lyrics on this one, and the general build up of the song.
Great work!
RnAM, Thanks for coming by and saying such nice things. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
No Tom, You should win a Grammy!!! Although I've never heard a Grammy winner I like this much in 30 years. This is a hit, but not just a hit. It's also just a great song. You are my vote for Forum Man of the Year!! Absolutely lovin' what you've been doing. Keep it up in '16!! Take care. Greg
Thanks Greg. That is a wonderful review. Glad you liked it. Tom

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#319398 - 11/20/15 06:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Great work Tom! And kudos to Bud's ears too.
Love the song and you sound super on it.

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#319430 - 11/21/15 05:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Cool tune Tom. Loved the lyrics .
Thanks Scott. It's appreciated. Tom
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice write Tom.

I'm assuming the drums are the loops.... they sound good.

I think the song should be called "Lost without you". Normally, a title appears in the chorus and gets repeated on each chorus.

I like the character in your voice. It has a slight rough edge that sounds really cool.

Loved the slow down at the end. Now... where have I heard that used before?

Totally enjoyed this song.
Herb, Drums are loops. You are right about the title. It should be from a repeated chorus. I decided to use the "Oscar" line since it is repeated and it also is such an unusual title it may draw more listeners out of curiosity. I've been carrying that line around for a long time and it seemed too good to waste as just a verse filler. Thanks as always for your thoughts. they have become a valuable resource for me. I'm glad you liked it. Tom


Edited by tommyad (11/21/15 09:19 AM)

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#319432 - 11/21/15 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Love this one, Tom. I echo what's been said.


Regards,

Bob

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#319487 - 11/21/15 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: SRP]
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Originally Posted By: SRP
I cannot say enough about the production of this song. Such good clarity, volume and punch! I sure like what you have done from lyrics, instruments, placement and your great vocals. Totally enjoyed!
Sonny
Sonny, Thanks for the compliments. Tom

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#319489 - 11/21/15 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Very nice song and beautifully done. Great song idea. The title attracted me. Cheers.
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#319536 - 11/21/15 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: semar]
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Originally Posted By: semar
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker

...
I like the character in your voice. It has a slight rough edge that sounds really cool.
...

I totally agree with Guitarhacker here. In addition, I find the whole song a masterpiece in the mixing area.

Congratulation Tom, I think you've reached the excellence.

Would you be so kind and share your hints/tips/secrets for such a professional work ?

Please go on,
Sergio
Sergio, I don't know that there are any secrets here. 21 tracks each one has several plug ins ( alloy, nectar, EQ, compression, etc. ) I keep twisting knobs till it sounds good. I mix the best I can, then add Ozone and LinMB on the output and mix again. On this one I kept adding and subtracting instruments and tweaking the mix over forty days. Many, many versions. Then when I am seriously sick of it I either post it or put it in my throwaway pile for later consideration. I have really been paying more attention to the lyrics by rewriting, then rewriting again and again. It's funny how some of the most obvious soft spots in the lyrics tend to show up after a few days rest. Eventually it hits a plateau and you call it finished. I am always learning new things in mixing. Recently I have been checking the mix in mono. If the instrument placement doesn't sound right in mono then there is too many instruments in the same EQ range. If it's not right in mono it can't be right in stereo. I also have been turning off all reverb when rendering real tracks. I will add reverb on my own but I have been finding that especially pianos sound better with zero reverb. I also have been checking the direct box on guitars and running them through plug in amps. Hope this helps. Tom

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#319543 - 11/22/15 12:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Love the song - catchy hook, well sung and arranged.

The mix seems a bit hot, though.
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#319548 - 11/22/15 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Great write. Fabulous paradigm in the lyrics. Great harmonies in the chorus and overall sensational high-class delivery.

I really liked the drive throughout the entire song.

This could make air-play

Trev
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#319552 - 11/22/15 04:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Power country ballads fit you well and you've filled the spot with some nice songs recently.

The quality of the songs being submitted on the forum is constantly improving and so many are meeting the challenge of raising the bar that has been set that I think it is a good time for PGMusic to revisit some version of a streaming BIAB radio station.

It may be too late for this years release but how nice would it be to open up BIAB/RB, hit the radio button and streaming, steaming hits like this fill your headphones or speakers?

Good song, mix, arrangement and performance. I enjoyed your details shared with Sergio.
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#319559 - 11/22/15 04:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,
That is almost perfect!
Clear mix, wonderful vocals nice chord sequence all that was missing was you and a guitar solo at the end mad grin

I enjoyed my listens

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