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#325331 - 12/15/15 08:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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WOW!!

That is one huge sound. The soundstage is full but
every track has it's place. One of the classier
productions that we've hear here. We just love
these big sounds that still shine with subtleties.

As Mario said "Perfect from start to finish with great
vocals, sax solo, backing tracks, lyrics and harmonies
all mixed perfectly."

Not much to add to that and certainly nothing to take away.

Great listen!

J&B

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#325472 - 12/16/15 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is absolutely fantastic and radio ready IMHO.

Perfect from start to finish with great vocals, sax solo, backing tracks, lyrics and harmonies all mixed perfectly.

This is a keeper.

Many thanks, Mario. Reviews like that make it all worthwhile!

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Rog ...

It doesn't any more professional than this. We're not familiar with the vocoder but the effects on the vocals is stunning! The variance between verses and chorus is very prevalent and exciting.

The background reminded us of some of the Carpenters' recordings. ... but with a contemporary touch. That was a gorgeous listen! What talent!

Alan & Di

Hi Alan & Di. Thanks for the listen and the review. Vocoders are great fun if you don't over-use them. Everyone knows the talking-synth sound, but they're much more versatile than that when you get to understand them. Thanks again,

Originally Posted By: gibson
ROG,

great stuff ROG, impeccable on all fronts.
A great 80's vibe, fade to grey springs to mind

I played piano in a band and used to echo the guitarist's phrases, and he mine, and we developed a competition to see if we could play something the other could not. Ever heard an octave whammy drop on a piano LOL. I played a M Audio keyboard midi controller so that was possible, once set up.
back to your song

Thoroughly enjoyed as usual
You sure know your way around Power Tracks
Happy Christmas to all

Alyn

Hi Alyn. Thanks for the kind words. I owe a lot to your inventiveness for making me try to be original in my own way. Cheers.

Originally Posted By: JosieC
Hi Rog. I like it very much! It certainly ads a certain flow to the vocals. I am really enjoying my Sunday morning listen to all these songs. Good job!

Hi Josie. Glad you liked it, many thanks.

ROG

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#325476 - 12/16/15 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

This is absolutely brilliant! Captivating from start to finish. Listened on the trusty old Sennheisers, and you've achieved a killer sound here.

Bravo!



Regards,

Bob

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#325498 - 12/16/15 09:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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Excellent work and a really great mix!
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#325636 - 12/16/15 08:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi ROG,

What can we say....
Great groove, professional and very cool use of the vocoder.
We love those strings arpeggios.
And the sax solo sounds great.
One of your best we think!
(Also makes us think of Alan Parsons)


+1! Cool sound ROG.

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#325680 - 12/17/15 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
ROG, This is going to require multiple listens. There are a whole bunch of nice little touches sprinkled throughout here and there. Great sound overall. A really well produced, well sung and well played track. Congrats on a marvelous song! Tom

Many thanks, Tom. Always value a review from you.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
WOW, ROG!

You've out-done yourself on this one.

This has "radio!" written all over it... a true "hit sound".

The production is so good, I think people are missing how well written the song is! That is an accomplishment.

Your best. Loved it!

Impressive.

floyd

Ah Floyd, you're too kind. Many thanks for all the nice comments.

Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool intro. Here a little Moody Blues in there. Well done

Thanks, Scott. Moody Blues? I can certainly live with that!

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi rog excellent production everything well done very clear mix had to listen again thanks for sharing eric

Hi Eric. Many thanks for the listen and the review.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog
Exceptional.

Thanks, Peter. A very welcome review.

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Really a nice song! I enjoyed the vocoder use.

Sergio

Thanks, Sergio. Pleased that you liked it.

ROG.

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#325683 - 12/17/15 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
WOW!!

That is one huge sound. The soundstage is full but
every track has it's place. One of the classier
productions that we've hear here. We just love
these big sounds that still shine with subtleties.

As Mario said "Perfect from start to finish with great
vocals, sax solo, backing tracks, lyrics and harmonies
all mixed perfectly."

Not much to add to that and certainly nothing to take away.

Great listen!

J&B

Hi there J&B. Many thanks for the review. You know that I always respect your own productions, so I really appreciate all the nice things you've said.

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
ROG,

This is absolutely brilliant! Captivating from start to finish. Listened on the trusty old Sennheisers, and you've achieved a killer sound here.

Bravo!



Regards,

Bob

Hi Bob. Many thanks for the review. I use a pair of trusty old Sennheisers myself. Nothing better.
Cheers,

ROG.

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#326202 - 12/19/15 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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Phew, a great production and a very enjoyable listen indeed. There's a lot work in there Rog.
Well done that man.

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#326235 - 12/19/15 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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The vocoder gives it that Parsons/ELO vibe, with the strings and drums leaning it a bit more in the ELO direction - but it's certainly not derivative.

I'll be honest - I didn't bother listening for the lyrics, just the general vibe of the song. If you cared about people understanding the lyrics, you might make the unprocessed vocals more in the forefront.

But if you're having having fun with a vocoder... mission accomplished. laugh

Fun listen!
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#326278 - 12/19/15 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: ROG]
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Great production and fun song. Am I remiss in saying this took me back a little bit? Back to the late 70s and 80s?

Good stuff!

Off to listen to it again...
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#326309 - 12/19/15 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice song. There are textures in there of ELO. Lots of synths, which is something we don't normally hear in the BB/RB compositions. They worked well.


I'm with Noel96 on this regarding the vocals. I found the vocals hard to understand mostly because, at first appearance, the levels on the vox are way too low. They're hiding in the mix just a bit too much.


Cool song, good production, there's a lot to like here in this mix.

Hi Herb.
I'm sure I've replied to you once, but I can't find it now, so think I must have missed hitting the submit button. Anyway, many thanks for the review. The vox levels are low, basically because my 1980s hardware Syntovox vocoder makes them rather unintelligible, so I mix them in as another instrument, rather than up-front. Maybe modern software vocoders are better, but I keep using the Syntovox as long as it keeps working because it has a certain vibe.
Cheers,

ROG.

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#326310 - 12/19/15 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: cklester]
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Originally Posted By: Trygve Larsen
Wow, great song ! Excellent vocals...

Many thanks for the review and nice comments.

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Excellent work and a really great mix!

Thanks, David. Really pleased that you liked it.

Originally Posted By: Sundance
Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi ROG,

What can we say....
Great groove, professional and very cool use of the vocoder.
We love those strings arpeggios.
And the sax solo sounds great.
One of your best we think!
(Also makes us think of Alan Parsons)


+1! Cool sound ROG.

Many thanks, Josie. Always pleased to get a review from you.

Originally Posted By: Skyline
Phew, a great production and a very enjoyable listen indeed. There's a lot work in there Rog.
Well done that man.

John

Hi John. A lot of work indeed, but the positive feedback makes it all worthwhile. Many thanks.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
The vocoder gives it that Parsons/ELO vibe, with the strings and drums leaning it a bit more in the ELO direction - but it's certainly not derivative.

I'll be honest - I didn't bother listening for the lyrics, just the general vibe of the song. If you cared about people understanding the lyrics, you might make the unprocessed vocals more in the forefront.

But if you're having having fun with a vocoder... mission accomplished. laugh

Fun listen!

Hi David. Thanks for looking in. Parsons/ELO? Thank you very much! Vocoders are great - you should try one sometime.

Originally Posted By: cklester
Great production and fun song. Am I remiss in saying this took me back a little bit? Back to the late 70s and 80s?

Good stuff!

Off to listen to it again...

Not remiss at all! I can sometimes get a bit stuck in that period. There was some great music produced in those decades. Many thanks for the review.

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#326392 - 12/20/15 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOOLISH GIRL [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Nice song. There are textures in there of ELO.


I thought ELO and Jeff Lynne too when listening to this one smile

And a touch of Spandau Ballet too smile

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