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#412032 - 05/13/17 05:03 PM [User Showcase] THE BANSHEE
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My mother passed away almost two years ago. Due to circumstances in my youth I didn't have much contact with her anymore.
Arising issues about what she left in her house led to conflicts with my younger brother with whom I even had less contact.
This inspired me to write this song. I combined this theme with the well known Banshee legend.
The real star of this song is the Embertone Arcane Kontakt plugin.
You'll hear her throughout the song.
For the intro I time stretched her down for about 90% to get that real witchy effect.

Anne-Marie (who also did a co-write on the lyrics) created a very atmospheric video for this.

Hope you like it, any comments are welcome.

Rob


Song specifics:

Style is C_JETHRO.STY (Jethro Bluegrass)
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
Style MIDI Instruments are : Clean Electric Guit (28), Brass Section (62),
1153:Bass, Electric, Reggae Ev16 100
380:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Syncopated Sugar Ev 102
1697:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
1412:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
Female Voices: Kontakt Embertone Arcane free instrument

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#412042 - 05/13/17 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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What a cool song. Awesome intro. Effects were very cool. Loved this tune.. Super vocal and lyric..

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#412053 - 05/13/17 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob * Anne-Marie,

Wow, what a really great song. Love that bass line!

The music supports the lyric perfectly. That Cajun-sounding fiddle was great. All the effects were perfect ... not too much but just enough. Great lyric and production. As always, your voice is magnificent. Anne-Marie's video was great! Everything about this is top shel.

I (Alan) also do not have a close relationship with most of my family. Makes me sad sometimes. Wishing you both the very best,

Alan & Di
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#412054 - 05/13/17 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,
Atmosphere with a jaunty celtic beat - very creative! The background voice is great and even without your backstory the feeling of menace and mystery comes through in your voice.
Excellent video images are a bonus.

Robert

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#412129 - 05/13/17 11:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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A truly excellent write Rob & Anne-Marie, and the video production is outstanding.

You have really captured the intended feel, and both the Embertone Arcane plugin and the inclusion of the fiddle gave the song sensational dimension.

Thoroughly enjoyed this.
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#412145 - 05/14/17 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Great everything. Much enjoyed. Cheers.
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#412241 - 05/14/17 01:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Ann-Marie

Quality throughout - great song, great video, wonderfully entertaining.
Brilliant.

Peter

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#412278 - 05/14/17 03:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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All of the elements you added are so effective in supporting the storyline. This is such a well crafted piece. The video completes the total package of a great presentation. Very professional. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#412285 - 05/14/17 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob & Anne-Marie,

Beautifully done. A gripping write.

Excellent vocals, arrangement, mix.

Terrific video.

fj

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#412290 - 05/14/17 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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RnAM, Those are some compelling lyrics. A fine write. Fantastic arrangement and production along with a fine vocal make this a great listen. Tom

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#412319 - 05/14/17 12:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Rob * Anne-Marie,

Wow, what a really great song. Love that bass line!

The music supports the lyric perfectly. That Cajun-sounding fiddle was great. All the effects were perfect ... not too much but just enough. Great lyric and production. As always, your voice is magnificent. Anne-Marie's video was great! Everything about this is top shel.

I (Alan) also do not have a close relationship with most of my family. Makes me sad sometimes. Wishing you both the very best,

Alan & Di


I agree!! Very, very well done!! I love Embertone-I have the cello which is amazing. I wish I were a better programmer. Great job on this!! Take care. Greg

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#412328 - 05/14/17 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob/Anne-Marie, everything about this is professional! The song, performance and production demands appreciation and respect! You always do very good work and this is another example! I wish that I had half the skill with video production that you do. Thanks, Torrey.
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#412373 - 05/14/17 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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I love the vibe and groove! Wonderful write, performance and production!

It ended far too soon.

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#413092 - 05/15/17 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Rob,

Outstanding song and video - loved the storyline and production.

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#413279 - 05/15/17 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Sounds great!

super production, great vocals and the video was cool

enjoyed

Kenny

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#413703 - 05/16/17 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: Scott C]
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Thank you Scott, that is appreciated!

Rob
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#413714 - 05/16/17 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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This is fantastic RnAM! Really quite fond of the intro vocal, quite chilling indeed! Well done! smile
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#413722 - 05/16/17 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Wow! That is a fascinating production. The way those RT's work together would never be assumed from just reading the list. Amazing. Your vocal and the vocal effects are right in the pocket working so well with the lyric and melody. And, as anticipated the video is another of your examples as to how an audio production can be enhanced via video.

You two have such a wide breadth of talent and it all shines with this.

Enjoyed it!

J&B
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#413982 - 05/17/17 11:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: RnAM]
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Hello, Rob and Anne-Marie

Very cool song! Super production.
The Embertone Arcane Kontakt plugin is very nice.
It makes a really great contribution to bring out the atmosphere to the song.
Your vocal is very great as usual.
The melody has an old C&W feel a little bit,
The guitar chords at the Intro. (Abm6 - Eb7b9) are very effective.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#414034 - 05/18/17 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE BANSHEE [Re: Al-David]
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Thank you Al & Di,

Your comments are appreciated as always!

Al,
Sorry to hear that you don't have much relations left with your family either. In some families that's just how it goes. Apparently it doesn't matter whether you were close when you were very young (we were us kids) or not.
My brothers and sisters still have contact with one another.
However all of this is not a problem for me in any way. I've always been the exception/black sheep/not really understood etc. kind of person in our family. Oh I know, this must sound like a terrible cliché tired but in fact it is true.

Also, you don't get to pick your family in a way you choose your friends.
I found out years ago that a good partner and good friends (there don't have to be many) are the only things that really count for me.

Rob

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