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#386007 - 12/23/16 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Christmas Everywhere
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I (Alan) started on several years ago on a different music creation program but haven't yet finished. I added BIAB track "Midi Strings - 49" to round out the string section. But I think I could use a few "jingle bells" (not the song, rather the bells themselves) here and there in the song. And, obviously, I need to decide what to do with the ending ... I don't like the fade. Anyway, here's where it's at right now.

It's more a backing track to a film scene or bumper music for radio rather than a stand-alone piece. No lyric - it's an instrumental.

https://soundcloud.com/alananddi/christmas-everyhwere
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#386076 - 12/24/16 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Very enjoyable Alan and Di
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#386081 - 12/24/16 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Merry Christmas, Alan and Di...

Enjoyed the listen.

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#386121 - 12/24/16 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Very cool! I like this!

Happy Holidays!!
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#386181 - 12/24/16 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan and Di,

There's a lot of creativity on show in this backing track. It certainly sounds like a strong foundation for song building!

Merry Christmas to you both!
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#386182 - 12/24/16 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Yes, this just has Christmas written all over it!
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#386464 - 12/26/16 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Interesting song to listen to. What program are you using for your instrument patches? Really great to see your posting again.
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#386507 - 12/26/16 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Yes, this just has Christmas written all over it!


I agree!! Very Christmasy. Pretty music. Glad you guys are "back in town"! Take care. Greg

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#386625 - 12/27/16 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Yes, this just has Christmas written all over it!



Yes it did!!!


Thanks for posting.

And Happy New Year!

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#387071 - 12/29/16 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

I really enjoyed this - nicely done!

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#387484 - 12/31/16 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Much enjoyed Alan, it's so great to have you back.

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#387716 - 01/01/17 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Scott C]
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Thank you, Scott. Happy New Year!
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#387717 - 01/01/17 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: floyd jane]
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Thank you, Floyd. Happy New Near!
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#387718 - 01/01/17 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Noel96]
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Thank you Noel. And that's exactly what it's meant to be - a backing track. It still needs quite a bit of work,, but getting there! Happy New Year.
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#387719 - 01/01/17 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: VideoTrack]
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Thanks so much, VT! Happy New Year!
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#387720 - 01/01/17 11:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Hi Jim. Thanks so much. The original tracks were created on Jammer Pro - all midi. We added more strings from BIAB 2017. Happy New Year!
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#387721 - 01/01/17 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Greg,

Thanks for the kind words. Good to be back! Happy New Year!
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#387722 - 01/01/17 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Janice & Bud,

Glad the Christmas "aura" come through. Happy New Near
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#387724 - 01/01/17 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Bob,

So glad you enjoyed it. thanks. Happy New year!
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#387725 - 01/01/17 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Everywhere [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Josie,

Thanks so much. And it's good to be back. 2016 was a really bad year for us. We're looking forward to a much better 2017! Happy New year!
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