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#174134 - 09/22/12 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Melancholy River new one.
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This is a bit longer than planned, but but cutting out middle
was a tough go.
Maybe 2 verses ???

Comments are invited Please.

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File:MelancholyRiver.MGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=4:42
Fade-in intro. 32 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 32. Repeat x3 choruses
Melody has 341 notes,
Soloist track has 1579 notes,
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _ACHARGS.STY (Slow Country/Folk (085 RS))

RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 626:Harmonica, Background Travis Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 821:Mandolin Soloist Bluegrass Ev 100 (Bluesy)

Final work with RealBand.
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Pg Dynamics gain 3 with default other settings.
Sonitus...MultiBand medium master settings.
M-Stereo Expander
K-Meter for monitoring,
PG master mixer output down a bit.
Strum and Picked guitars panned left/right -30/+30
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http://mp3cloud.mobi/MelancholyRiver.mp3
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#174135 - 09/22/12 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: seeker]
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Hi Frank,

Congratulations! This is wonderful.

As I was sitting here with my eyes closed, some of the thoughts that popped into my head were: "love the harmonica", "this music creates an excellent ambience", "love the rhythmical feel the mandolin brings in". I agree that four and half minutes is long but I wasn't bored at all. To be honest, I wouldn't change anything. You've got it working together so well as it is.

All the best,
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#174136 - 09/23/12 11:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

You are generous with your compliments.
Yes on the harmonica. It is a great RT as are the others.

Such a joy to use PG music tools with our music.
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#174137 - 09/23/12 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: seeker]
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Nice tune Seeker, I agree, I wouldn't change anything. The name is also appropriate. Think of it with a light river sound in the background on a countryside documentary.
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#174138 - 09/24/12 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: cubanpete]
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Pete,
FWIW, I was born in Florida, but ended up in Wisconsin Till 17,
then military. Then life.
Grew up in the backwater sloughs of the Mississippi.
The River/s can take on a character of their own depending upon seasons
and weather.
Thanks for compliments, including the title. My father was pretty darn good
on the mouth harp, and also Harmonica. He played it while playing piano or
organ.
20 years gone now, Mississippi river part of life gone now, hence the title.


Edited by seeker (09/24/12 02:14 PM)
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#174139 - 09/24/12 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: seeker]
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I'd stick with the length of it unless you have some objective for it that requires it to be shorter. I've got to get that mando realtrak -- I've got several of them but not that one and it is great with that tempo. Good use of the harmonica. I've tried several harmonica tracks in our efforts and have yet to have one sound like this. Really nice and as others have alluded to it has a river feel to it. Janice and I flat water kayak a lot on our local lazy river and I'm sure your song will be in my head on the next outing!

The only thing I noticed that you might want to look at is that the outro is very slightly truncated at the very end of the fade. I listened twice and it was still there. Could be the player though.


Edited by Mootsman (09/24/12 05:50 PM)

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#174140 - 09/24/12 07:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I wanted to keep the Harmonica icing of the cake.
did a fade-out, but short. Good point tho.

Early December is usually the upgrades, bit over 2 months.

Only problem with harmonica, is its is so unique, it could easily be
overused. Grew up like Huck Finn on North Mississippi..had old wood
boat, crawfish for bait, not eating, mudcats for bait, did a bit of
trot lining, but only caught carp. Good for smoking, but hard to light..LOL.

Thanks for your compliments. Did re-listen to the ending, but will keep it.


Edited by seeker (09/25/12 12:29 AM)
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#174141 - 09/24/12 07:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: seeker]
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I was listening to it in my shop - iPod wifi feeding small sound system. Just listened with my studio monitors and realize now that the cutoff at last second has a neat effect. Sorta a welcome back to reality from the mood. Nice
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#174142 - 09/25/12 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Sounds great to me.

I wouldn’t change a thing!
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#174143 - 09/25/12 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

Thanks for the nice compliments.

Mootsman,

Ya on the shop listening. Uaually just a radio, but do enjoy
music when working down there.
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#174144 - 09/28/12 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: seeker]
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It captures the mood of a melancholy river, no doubt. Nicely played. Nice use of BIAB. Good background music or even music for a movie. I like it.
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#174145 - 09/29/12 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Great feeling on this instrumental, also great clarity on all the instruments in the mix. Is it all RealTracks? Even the solo harmonica? Pretty amazing.

Thanks for sharing,
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#174146 - 09/29/12 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Melancholy River new one. [Re: BruceI]
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jpt,

Thanx for nice compliments, Not to disappoint but harmonica is Realtracks.
As for BIAB and RB, it sometimes takes quite awhile to nail down
an arrangement, but, its such a joy to have the PG tools to work with.

Bruce,

The instruments are simple, so mix is bit easier to do. Yes all of the music
is realtracks, even the Harmonica. Some number
of RT's even tho not titled "Solo's" do a very nice job.

Also a big plus was listening to some of the other folks music with simpler
arrangements. I have Audio Technica ATH-M40 f/s studio phones recommended by
nother member on the forum. They help me a great deal when using RB.

and Thank you for compliments.


Edited by seeker (09/29/12 05:23 PM)
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