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#459621 - 02/28/18 11:15 AM [User Showcase] Blue Medicine
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Blue Medicine

A first attempt at mixing a song in Reaper, with just 4 tracks; comments and suggestions welcome.
Style is _LONEBOY.STY (Lone Boy Acoustic Guitar Ballad)

RealTracks in style: ~2483:Bass, Acoustic, Bowed HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2914:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent Ev16 085

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#459648 - 02/28/18 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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This sounds great to me! I loved that cello lead. Everything are mixed perfectly as far as I'm concerned.

Two thumbs up.
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#459664 - 02/28/18 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert

Nice mix - everything sounds very nice. Interesting (and challenging) lyrics. I also like the cello.
Good work.
Peter

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#459667 - 02/28/18 03:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robertkc

I like how calming this music is. Good vocals. Nice production. Enjoyed this very much.

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#459688 - 02/28/18 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Awesome song Robert. Loved the acoustic. Super vocal. Cello was a nice touch. As always very cool lyric.. I find Reaper a little more forgiving than Realband. Pretty sure you are going to love it. So excellent video series and tutorials
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#459694 - 02/28/18 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This sounds great to me! I loved that cello lead. Everything are mixed perfectly as far as I'm concerned.

Two thumbs up.


Thanks for the feedback, Mario.It took three times longer to mix than it would have in RealBand, but after dithering for a year, its time to learn new tricks.

Robert


Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert

Nice mix - everything sounds very nice. Interesting (and challenging) lyrics. I also like the cello.
Good work.
Peter


Peter,
I appreciate your comments. This was a quick write that I like parts of and has some lines I`ll probably go back to... and the cello smooths just about anything out!

Robert

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#459763 - 03/01/18 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

A nice dream-like lyric (and melody). The guitar/cello/vocal treatment is perfect for it.

There is something about the vocal - can't put a finger on exactly what - that sounds "squished" (for lack of a better word). Could be a bit too much compression? Or some mic proximity effect. Sort of a tiny bit of overdrive sound. It's very slight and maybe not something that others are hearing?

fj
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#459775 - 03/01/18 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Sounds good, Robert, you have your own style! I always enjoy your lyrics.

Nice mix, love it when the cello comes in! I'm using reaper here too, switched from Audition a couple of years back. Took a while to get the hang of it, but I love it now.
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#459792 - 03/01/18 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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This is a really nice tune, Robert smile The combination of those melodies and your vocal delivery and lyrics really gives this tune an interesting vibe. It almost has a dream-like quality to it. The abstraction and steam-of-consciousness style to it really draws me in personally. It bares a certain resemblance to Radiohead or Bjork. Maybe not sonically speaking, but in terms of execution.

You should be proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#459802 - 03/01/18 09:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A nice dream-like lyric (and melody). The guitar/cello/vocal treatment is perfect for it.

There is something about the vocal - can't put a finger on exactly what - that sounds "squished" (for lack of a better word). Could be a bit too much compression? Or some mic proximity effect. Sort of a tiny bit of overdrive sound. It's very slight and maybe not something that others are hearing?

fj


Floyd,
Thanks for taking the time to listen closely and comment.
Because I`m undisciplined about proxmity to the mic, I`m usually trying to fix with gain/volume- here I used the Waves vocal rider which seemed to work well.
There`s about half the reverb I usually use on my Nectar2 Simple Country preset, but on choruses there are 2 doubled tracks panned l/r.
Mastered for mid range boost in Ozone.
Hope that helps.

Robert

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#459807 - 03/01/18 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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This was a really nice use of the Lone Boy style. I felt the lyrics really paired well with the overall sound of this song. It was all very well paced. You did a really good job.

Thanks for sharing.
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#459827 - 03/01/18 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, Really pretty song. Plus one to what's been said already.

Enjoyed very much.

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#459889 - 03/01/18 07:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Robert, Really pretty song. Plus one to what's been said already.

Enjoyed very much.


Good to see you back on here, Josie,thanks for commenting.
I caught your meaning about the doubled track being superfluous - took it out and the vocal sounds cleaner to me.
Will have a listen to your new song.

Robert

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#459930 - 03/02/18 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert, I like the way the abstract poetic lyrics fit the music. It is a dreamlike feel and cinematic. Interesting chord choices help make this a great listen, Tom

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#459995 - 03/02/18 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: LPman
Hi Robertkc

I like how calming this music is. Good vocals. Nice production. Enjoyed this very much.


Hello and thank you for your listen and comments.

Robert

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome song Robert. Loved the acoustic. Super vocal. Cello was a nice touch. As always very cool lyric.. I find Reaper a little more forgiving than Realband. Pretty sure you are going to love it. So excellent video series and tutorials


Scott,
Thank you!
The slow acoustic guitar track is one reason I wrote this song.
So far everything I manage to do in Reaper makes me wish I`d started the learning curve a year or so back...and that there was a Lite version for rookies as the capabilities are so far beyond my needs.

Robert
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds good, Robert, you have your own style! I always enjoy your lyrics.

Nice mix, love it when the cello comes in! I'm using reaper here too, switched from Audition a couple of years back. Took a while to get the hang of it, but I love it now.



Dave,
I appreciate your kind comments and especially that thumbs up on the mix. The big plus on Reaper from the get go is finding all the VST effects right there; I love RealBand for its link to the RealTracks, but oh my, this is a learning headache that may get results.

Robert

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#460000 - 03/02/18 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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good job. I really like the choice of RT's.
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#460098 - 03/02/18 11:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Hello, Robert

Your originality was demonstrated very well in this song.
Unexpected chords that sometimes come out and change of rhythm.
Calm and beautiful melody.
All of them are the characteristics of your songs.
Your vocals fit very well with them and they are very comfortable.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#460238 - 03/03/18 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Hi Robert,

Great work once again and that signature vocal is beautiful as always, but really shines here.
We also love the cello.

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#460254 - 03/03/18 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
This is a really nice tune, Robert smile The combination of those melodies and your vocal delivery and lyrics really gives this tune an interesting vibe. It almost has a dream-like quality to it. The abstraction and steam-of-consciousness style to it really draws me in personally. It bares a certain resemblance to Radiohead or Bjork. Maybe not sonically speaking, but in terms of execution.

You should be proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile


Thank you Deryk!
I appreciate the dream-like comment - the song came from a hazy memory, so it fits.

Robert

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This was a really nice use of the Lone Boy style. I felt the lyrics really paired well with the overall sound of this song. It was all very well paced. You did a really good job.

Thanks for sharing.



Ember,
This is one of those Real Styles not to be tampered with.I`m glad you liked the song!

Robert
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Robert, I like the way the abstract poetic lyrics fit the music. It is a dreamlike feel and cinematic. Interesting chord choices help make this a great listen, Tom


Tom,
Thank you for your listen and kind comments.

Robert

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#460296 - 03/04/18 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Medicine [Re: Robertkc]
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Very nice to hear your use of the _LONEBOY style now that I'm putting out my song based on it smile I really like the wholeness here, the vocals, poetic lyrics and sparse arrangement all blending together to form a nice folk song, a man and his guitar in a romantic landscape.

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