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#434672 - 10/22/17 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Floyd and Noel. I remember this from when I first joined the forum. I remember being so impressed with what could be achieved using this fantastic software. Still love it.


Thanks Joanne. Appreciate that you had a bit of time to listen and to comment.

I agree... BIAB is amazing software! I first started playing around with the program in 2006 and today, I'm still just as much in awe with what Peter Gannon and his team has made possible as I was back then. Quite honestly, I cannot imagine life without BIAB!

Thanks again for taking the time.

All the best,
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#434827 - 10/23/17 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Guys,


This is delightful! Enjoyed it.


Regards,


Bob


Bob,

Thank you. It's always excellent to see you. I hope that all is going well.

Best wishes,
Noel
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#435026 - 10/24/17 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Super cool guys!
Such a nice collab. Nice country groove and a warm and mellow sound.
Feel free to do this again!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Rob and Anne-Marie,

Thanks for giving the song listen. Always appreciate your thoughts.

Regards to you both!
Noel
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#435159 - 10/25/17 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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Noel & Floyd...

You know, fellahs, it's really difficult...to comment on your collaboration...while I'm clappin' my hands...an 'tappin' my foot...as I type on my PC keyboard. Whew. Talk about "multi-tasking"!

"What A Crazy Thing" is so much fun to listen to that I wouldn't be surprised if any number of big-time musical stars dipped into the User's Forum every now and then (anonymously, of course!) to "borrow" a little inspiration from the top-tier productions such as yours that regularly are posted here.

I know Band-In-A-Box is great for jazz songwriting, but it's got the blues/country/western/Americana genre down pat, too. I believe I may have to change direction, gents!

Exuberantly,

LOREN
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#435281 - 10/26/17 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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What a fun song!! Clever, catchy, and emotionally upbeat. I do not recall hearing it last time around but glad I got to this time. A wonderful collab by a couple of great writers!! Take care. Greg

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#435588 - 10/27/17 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
This version is ace - country swing with a little rockabilly lilt.
This would also sound great with a more rockabilly push to the rhythm.
VERY cool.

Thanks, Ray. Much appreciate the visit, listen and comments. Also, thanks for the thought about Rockabilly. That didn't occur to me but it's definitely worth investigating!

All the best,
Noel
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#435594 - 10/27/17 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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Ha ha. That's fun.
Well done.
Cheers.
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#435789 - 10/29/17 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I missed the original, so thanks for the repost.

Nice collaboration from two of my favorites! Enjoyed the listen.

Hi Dave,

Appreciate the comments. Thank you for having a listen.

Regards,
Noel
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#435790 - 10/29/17 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Noel and Floyd,

What a fun song! Great collaboration. Noel, your mixing skills keep getting better and better. Really enjoyed this one!

Steve

Hey Steve,

It's always great to see you. Learning to mix adequately has been a long slow journey for me. I'm still travelling that road but there seem to be less bumps in these days.

Take care and all the best,
Noel
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#435795 - 10/29/17 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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J&B - glad y'all got a chance to hear this!... we've had quite a ride, haven't we... Noel has always been a big part of that.

Mario - thanks for the two thumbs... that's one for each of us! smile

Torrey - glad you stopped by...

Dani - thanks!

Shigeki Adachi - appreciate it... Noel did a great job on the mix... and a whole bunch of other stuff... he's a gem...
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#436194 - 11/01/17 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
What a catchy, fun song! I really enjoy the sound of this one. The lyrics feel very inspired, and I think this is a mix totally worthy of 2017. laugh

Great job and can't wait for more!


Thanks Ember! None of this would have been possible without PG Music and Band In A Box. You work for a great company!

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#436195 - 11/01/17 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Noel & Floyd...

You know, fellahs, it's really difficult...to comment on your collaboration...while I'm clappin' my hands...an 'tappin' my foot...as I type on my PC keyboard. Whew. Talk about "multi-tasking"!

"What A Crazy Thing" is so much fun to listen to that I wouldn't be surprised if any number of big-time musical stars dipped into the User's Forum every now and then (anonymously, of course!) to "borrow" a little inspiration from the top-tier productions such as yours that regularly are posted here.

I know Band-In-A-Box is great for jazz songwriting, but it's got the blues/country/western/Americana genre down pat, too. I believe I may have to change direction, gents!

Exuberantly,

LOREN


Loren,

I just love reading your posts. Everything you write takes the reader on a wonderful journey of language. It seems to me that you are the personification of the word 'eloquence'. I greatly admire your ability with words.

Thank you for taking time to listen, to comment and for the smiles your post gave me. What a terrific way to start the day!

All the best,
Noel
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#436297 - 11/02/17 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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"Noel96"...

You're welcome, and thank you for the nice compliment.

LOREN
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#436879 - 11/06/17 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
What a fun song!! Clever, catchy, and emotionally upbeat. I do not recall hearing it last time around but glad I got to this time. A wonderful collab by a couple of great writers!! Take care. Greg


Greg,

Thanks for the visit. It's always good to say 'hello'. Appreciate the comments. I totally enjoyed writing with floyd and picked up quite a bit along the way!

All the best,
Noel.
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#436880 - 11/06/17 08:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Ha ha. That's fun.
Well done.
Cheers.


Richard,

It's really great to see you back Users Showcase again. You've been gone too long! Thanks for listening.

All the best,
Noel
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#436977 - 11/07/17 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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J&B - glad y'all are here - and got a chance to hear this one...

Mario - thanks for dropping by...

Torrey - Thanks. I agree - Noel did a bang up job on this...

Dani - good to hear from you...

Shigeki Adachi - thanks, as always...

Joanne - thanks...

Bob - good to see you...
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#436989 - 11/07/17 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: animarorecords]
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Floyd and Noel,

Please give me your permission to submit it for airplay in London, UK. The queue is quite long and no Loonies are paid but the exposure is invaluable.

Josie and I have been in the queue for weeks but were finally aired today.

The DJ, Sid Randell, just started a new feature wherein he introduces new artists and new songs from around the world. If agreed, Joanne and I will submit it for you.


Sid wants Country songs.

Donny

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#437130 - 11/08/17 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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Don,

Wow! This is really unexpected. Thank you for your generosity. I've caught up with floyd and we're both good with your suggestion.

To quote floyd, "I'm good with letting Don do whatever he chooses with the song. What good is music if it is never heard..."

That's what music is all about.

Please check your private messages. I'm just about to send one to you.

Thank you again!
Noel (and floyd)
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#437471 - 11/10/17 06:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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Somehow this one slipped past me. Great remix, no question.

Top job all around.

Floyd delivers once again, and this production has real quality.

Nice! smile
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#437500 - 11/11/17 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) [Re: Noel96]
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Noel
I enjoyed the song very, very much.
Really good.
I see you're interested in getting feedback about the production. I think it's pretty good. If you accept a constructive critique, the thing that stands out for me is that the reverb on the vocals doesn't seem to match well enough the rest of the music. Not sure if it's about the kind of reverb or just the amount (or both).
The vocals seem to be too "wet" (too much reverb) in relation to - say - the guitar solo, the violin and, in the general, the background track. I think if you shorten the reverb tail on the vocals (or just decrease the amount of it) you would have a more "cohesive", consistent "space" in the mix.
And, by the way, the quality of the vocals is so good that they don't really need the help of too much reverb. If you make them drier, their quality would be even more emphasized, they would sound more focused, more clear. Less is more, when we talk reverb (and many things in music production, indeed).
Alternatively, you could add more reverb especially on the solo instruments, so to better match the vocals. But that would not be my first choice.
Of course, this is just my opinion and it's just a matter of taste and / or artistic choice.
Overall, a great song and a great mix. I truly enjoyed it.
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