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#362792 - 08/28/16 05:38 PM [User Showcase] New Song - Moving In The Right Direction
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I finally had a chance to write a new one! This one was a real challenge, to say the least. My Mac Mini crashed a few weeks ago, while I was finishing up the Praise and Worship project I just released. So I had to master all the songs on my PC. Now, my Focusrite Saffire 6 is causing a blue screen of death on my PC all of a sudden! So I wrote this song and recorded and produced it on my iPad, using Auria. This is the first time I have done anything with it, so I hope it turned out okay!

The song is appropriately titled Moving In The Right Direction. All the instruments are RealTracks/RealDrums, with some additional percussion from me. All the vocals are me. I hope you enjoy it!

Moving In The Right Direction

Here are the RT's/RD's used...

RealTracks in song: 1717:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockStraight Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2367:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TexasBluesRockJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 674:Organ, B3, Background Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1169:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: RockTexas^2-a:HiHat, b:HiHatSyncKick
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#362799 - 08/28/16 07:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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A good country rocker. Excellent mix, arrangement and performance. I enjoyed it a lot.

Charlie
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#362823 - 08/29/16 01:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve
Really enjoyed that. Excellent vocal & great use of real tracks.

Peter

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#362874 - 08/29/16 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Nice tune Steve!! Nicely done in every way-clever and catchy. Quite a departure from your CD I listened to this morning. Enjoyed it! Take care. Greg

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#362882 - 08/29/16 01:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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A fun song, Steve. Always like that chunka-chunka style Country Rock...you put that together well... Good BAND grouping for it. Your mixes are always top-notch.

Enjoyed that.

fj

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#362894 - 08/29/16 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Great sound in this one.
Much energy in the rhythm.
Excellent real tracks choosen.

Nice lyrics too.

Sergio
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#362909 - 08/29/16 03:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

So nice to hear a new song from you - this is a really cool song. Love the tempo and delivery - Excellent!

Bob
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#362977 - 08/30/16 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

good to hear from you again
1st I thought it was T Rex grin

good country rocker, perfect for this sunny day in Wales

enjoyed that a lot, great mix!

Alyn
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#363008 - 08/30/16 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Superb! And done via iPad? Take away my big iMac screen and I'm toast. smile

"Some people want to make you fail
They won't stop. They never will
Stay away from their web of deception
Seems like a simple thing
Just open your eyes and dream
And keep looking in the right direction"

The older I get the more I realize this. Not worth engaging them...just move on, indeed.

so.....we like the vocals, the write, the arrangement, the use of RT/RD's and the mix -- I think that about covers it smile

Your lead vocal really carries this song extremely well...very engaging.

Kudos and thanks for the addition to our soundcloud mix!

J&B
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#363017 - 08/30/16 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Very cool! Cam't believe this was done on an iPad!!! Good song!!
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#363072 - 08/30/16 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
I enjoyed the rocking sound here (reminded me of JJCale) and the lyrics are very good.
Nice relaxed vocals and an amazing production for iPad.

Robert

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#363208 - 08/31/16 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

Well..... the iPad did a good job.
But of course that is because YOU did a good job.
And we'd like to quote J & B:
"we like the vocals, the write, the arrangement, the use of RT/RD's and the mix -- I think that about covers it" smile


Rob and Anne-Marie
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#363217 - 08/31/16 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A good country rocker. Excellent mix, arrangement and performance. I enjoyed it a lot.

Charlie


Thanks Charlie! Glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Steve
Really enjoyed that. Excellent vocal & great use of real tracks.

Peter


Thank you vey much, Peter, for your kind words.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Nice tune Steve!! Nicely done in every way-clever and catchy. Quite a departure from your CD I listened to this morning. Enjoyed it! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg! Yes, I guess this is a little different style from my other project. But still hopefully an encouraging message in it. smile

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#363932 - 09/04/16 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A fun song, Steve. Always like that chunka-chunka style Country Rock...you put that together well... Good BAND grouping for it. Your mixes are always top-notch.

Enjoyed that.

fj


Thanks, Floyd! Always good to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words.

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Great sound in this one.
Much energy in the rhythm.
Excellent real tracks choosen.

Nice lyrics too.

Sergio


Thank you, Sergio!

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Steve,

So nice to hear a new song from you - this is a really cool song. Love the tempo and delivery - Excellent!

Bob


Thanks so much, Bob! I always enjoy hearing from you. Glad you enjoyed this one.

Originally Posted By: gibson
Steve,

good to hear from you again
1st I thought it was T Rex grin

good country rocker, perfect for this sunny day in Wales

enjoyed that a lot, great mix!

Alyn


Alyn, always appreciate hearing from you. I had forgotten about T Rex. It does have a "Bang A Gong" intro at least. Thanks for your kind words!

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#364003 - 09/05/16 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve, that's a good rocker. I always liked that chunkin thing. Good lyrics, vocals and a great mix. Well done, Tom

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#364191 - 09/06/16 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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"Inch by inch, a day at a time
And you're one step closer to the finish line
Never let the hard times get you down
You've got to keep the right perspective
Don't worry about the imperfections
You just keep on moving
Moving in the right direction"

Very catchy lyrics Steve, absolutely loved it! Thanks for the submission smile
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#365961 - 09/18/16 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Superb! And done via iPad? Take away my big iMac screen and I'm toast. smile

"Some people want to make you fail
They won't stop. They never will
Stay away from their web of deception
Seems like a simple thing
Just open your eyes and dream
And keep looking in the right direction"

The older I get the more I realize this. Not worth engaging them...just move on, indeed.

so.....we like the vocals, the write, the arrangement, the use of RT/RD's and the mix -- I think that about covers it smile

Your lead vocal really carries this song extremely well...very engaging.

Kudos and thanks for the addition to our soundcloud mix!

J&B


Thanks so much Janic and Bud! Really appreciate hearing from you! The iPad is fun to work with, and I can hold it up close to my face to see it! smile

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Very cool! Cam't believe this was done on an iPad!!! Good song!!


Thanks very much, David! Glad you like it.

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi Steve,

Well..... the iPad did a good job.
But of course that is because YOU did a good job.
And we'd like to quote J & B:
"we like the vocals, the write, the arrangement, the use of RT/RD's and the mix -- I think that about covers it" smile


Rob and Anne-Marie


Thank you, Rob and Anne-Marie! Really appreciate your kind words. I enjoyed the challenge of a new working environment using the iPad. I found the plugins with Auria to be pretty good, and the efficiency of the iPad made it a fun experience. Thanks again!

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Steve, that's a good rocker. I always liked that chunkin thing. Good lyrics, vocals and a great mix. Well done, Tom


Thanks Tom! I always enjoy hering from you. Glad you like it.

Originally Posted By: Alyssa - PG Music
"Inch by inch, a day at a time
And you're one step closer to the finish line
Never let the hard times get you down
You've got to keep the right perspective
Don't worry about the imperfections
You just keep on moving
Moving in the right direction"

Very catchy lyrics Steve, absolutely loved it! Thanks for the submission smile


Alyssa, I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment! Very much appreciated!

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#366000 - 09/18/16 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,

That was a great listen! Your arrangements seem to be getting better and better (if that's possible because you set the bar up in the stratosphere from the start).

Everything about this says "music at its best".

As I said on Soundcloud, the intro is really well designed for setting the song's stage... and the song delivers bigtime!

All the best,
Noel
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#366202 - 09/19/16 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Steve Young]
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Awesome back track. Loved the vocal and lyric
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#366474 - 09/21/16 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Moving In The Right Direction [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Steve,

That was a great listen! Your arrangements seem to be getting better and better (if that's possible because you set the bar up in the stratosphere from the start).

Everything about this says "music at its best".

As I said on Soundcloud, the intro is really well designed for setting the song's stage... and the song delivers bigtime!

All the best,
Noel


Thanks so much, Noel! I always look forward to hearing from you! Appreciate your kind words.

Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Awesome back track. Loved the vocal and lyric


Thank you, Scott. Glad you like this one!

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