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#340140 - 03/12/16 06:12 PM [User Showcase] "Maybelline"
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My first post. https://soundcloud.com/lost-sheep-843065653
Interested in any feedback. Thanks
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#340148 - 03/12/16 07:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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dga, for a first post, this is absolutely excellent.

A great vibe right throughout the song.

You've done a great job.
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#340157 - 03/12/16 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Nice song, performance and production. I enjoyed it.
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#340158 - 03/12/16 09:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
dga, for a first post, this is absolutely excellent.

A great vibe right throughout the song.

You've done a great job.



e have to agree with Video Track's assessment. Big +12 from us. Best to you and wishing you continued success with BIAB ....

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#340186 - 03/13/16 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Nice groove and yep, a great first post here.

Tell us a little more about yourself, your process, and the tracks you used.
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#340188 - 03/13/16 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Very cool beat to the song. Excellent vocal and lyric
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#340200 - 03/13/16 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Hi dga,

welcome to the forum!
Nice first post.
Enjoyable listen.

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#340203 - 03/13/16 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi dga,

welcome to the forum!
Nice first post.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter


Plus 2!

The vocal sounds a bit dry -- might be my old ears!
Perhaps boost the reverb a small amount.

Enjoyed it.

J&B


Edited by Janice & Bud (03/13/16 08:24 AM)
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#340218 - 03/13/16 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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This is really great! It seems as if I know you though. Have I met you somewhere perhaps, maybe even jammed or co-written a song with you? Oh who are you strange stranger with the bold new post and great new song?

Could not your bio reveal your true identity, perhaps a name, or let us know if you might be a neighbor? Oh tell us now, who art thou mysterious and heavily cloaked mask'ed man of the BIAB forum???

Who stands behind this song???

Have we ever met?
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#340253 - 03/13/16 07:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Country isn't my style, but I'm digging this. Nicely done !
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#340314 - 03/14/16 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Welcome to the forum! Nice song! Nice simple, well-constructed backing track, and good job on the vocal. I'd like to see the lyrics to follow along. The vocal processing sounded like a light slap-back vs. a warmer reverb. Love to hear more! Take care. Greg

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#340334 - 03/14/16 12:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: dga]
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Hello dga,

This is a very nice first post to this forum.
Looking forward to hearing more of your stuff.

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#340500 - 03/15/16 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: VideoTrack]
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#340501 - 03/15/16 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: VideoTrack]
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VideoTrack thanks
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#340502 - 03/15/16 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: David Snyder]
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David Snyder -- the man who taught me everything I know about BIAB -- I'm your student David G Abowd (dga). If anyone out there does not know David Snyder then let me introduce him to you. David is one of the most talented musicians I know. I had purchased BIAB 2015 in December 2014 and was having trouble getting anything out of it except some short looped jamming tracks to practice with. Well when I told David this he invited me over to his house and gave me an intensive once over of both BIAB and RealBand. I went home right away and before you knew it I hit a snag. Not to worry I called up David and he talked me through the problem. I went on for another 11 months making backing tracks for all of my original songs using BIAB and RB. Then a few months ago David spent several sessions with me on how to record Vocals.

In a few months Maybelle, I'm still shocked I was able to write, arrange in BAIB, record the vocals in RB, and render the wave file. Now the bad news I'd like to get that vocal sound back and I saved the settings, to my local C drive on my computer. Which crashed about a week after recording this song. I hope I can restore the computer to use. I think I can get the.tgs file from the HD and transfer it to my new computer. If that is right I'm happy.


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#340503 - 03/15/16 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: Scott C]
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#340504 - 03/15/16 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
dga, for a first post, this is absolutely excellent.

A great vibe right throughout the song.

You've done a great job.



Thank you
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#340505 - 03/15/16 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie, thank you
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#340507 - 03/15/16 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: Scott C]
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#340508 - 03/15/16 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Maybelline" [Re: boehm]
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