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#466398 - 04/09/18 07:51 PM [User Showcase] #New Song# Itching and Scratching
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Hi all. Just a fun song with no real back story.
All comments most welcome. Rob

Scratching and Itching


You gave your word that you would stay with me all your live long days.
I spend my time hiding from the truth detest your wicked ways.

One of these days I'm gonna draw my pay and head right down the line.
I hear your words ringing in my head and I'm so sick of your lying.

Chorus
Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and itching just like I got an allergy.

Bridge

Chorus
Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and just like I got an allergy.

Verse
Now don't you tell me that you've changed your mind and just want to stick around.
I'll tell you now that I'm ready leave on the first bus out of town.

Then you tell me how you've repented of all your evil ways.
And that you want to stay with me all my live long days

Chorus

Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and just like I got an allergy.

Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and just like I got an allergy.

Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and just like I got an allergy.

Said you'd set me free ( said you set me set me free) just where I wanna be.( Where I wanna wanna be)
You got me scratching and just like I got an allergy.


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Scratching and Itching
File:Scratching and Itching.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=3:24
2 bar intro, 97 bar chorus, from bar 3 to bar 99. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 900 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _SHERIFF.STY (Sheriff Honky Tonk w Harmonica)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~423:Harmonica, Background Blues Sw 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^8-a:Snare, HiHat Open , b:Snare, Ride

Mixed in Studio One all vocals myself.

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#466408 - 04/09/18 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Hi, Rob !

I have to admit that I´m a bit
weak for those well sounding
chords and the rhytm ! I like them as well as
everything else on this very nice performance !
Very enjoyable listen !

Cheers
Dani

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#466423 - 04/10/18 12:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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IBB,
A very cool song you've created.
The BIAB selections are perfect.
The main vocal is almost perfect - but there's some sibilant stuff that you really ought to address. The compressor in S1 has a de esser setting or the reliable but time consuming volume notch works a treat.
Loved the song & performance!
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#466432 - 04/10/18 02:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Fun song!

Strong vocals as always, and I like the mix, drums sound good and I like the way you have everything panned.

The backup vocal parts during the chorus, "said you set me set me free", "Where I wanna wanna be", are the cats meow!
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#466453 - 04/10/18 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Really liked the backup vocals on this quirky song..pollen season here in the Carolinas...I’ll be thinking of your song while I’m itchin’ and scratchin’!!

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#466466 - 04/10/18 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Fun song, Rob. Well done.

Your mixes are really POPPING these days! Everything in this sounds good - clear, crisp, in-its-own=space.

The harmonica solo is a really nice choice. Consider moving it more toward the center to "show it off" (just a slight panning - 15 maybe?).

Excellent vocals. Cool backgrounds.

Quite an enjoyable listen.

fj

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#466470 - 04/10/18 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob, that tune defines "catchy." It's a song that you immediately want to play again...and that is worth a lot!

Terrific melody, vocals and overall production.

Simply superb!

J&B
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#466485 - 04/10/18 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Haha, the album art is so appropriate for this song! I really love the guitars in this song. I think you did a great job.

Thanks for sharing!
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Ember

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#466505 - 04/10/18 10:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob,
Good fun and a really nice mix. You often come up with lighthearted
tongue in cheek lyrics- this is another.
Excellent vocal and harmonies, love the harp.
Enjoyed!

Robert

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#466556 - 04/10/18 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Rob !

I have to admit that I´m a bit
weak for those well sounding
chords and the rhytm ! I like them as well as
everything else on this very nice performance !
Very enjoyable listen !

Cheers
Dani


Hello Dani. thank for your support.Rob

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#466557 - 04/10/18 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
IBB,
A very cool song you've created.
The BIAB selections are perfect.
The main vocal is almost perfect - but there's some sibilant stuff that you really ought to address. The compressor in S1 has a de esser setting or the reliable but time consuming volume notch works a treat.
Loved the song & performance!


Hi Ray. Thanks for your great comment. I really appreciate your advice on the de esser. I put one on the vocal but neglected the back up vocals. I have fixed that problem though not in the current soundcloud mix. Can do with all the help I can get with Studio One. Thanks again for your help. Rob

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#466570 - 04/10/18 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob, man that's a catchy tune...seems you have a lot of those! The harmonica solo is perfect for this one! Thanks, Torrey
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#466589 - 04/10/18 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob

You are on a roll. Great stuff.

Peter

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#466696 - 04/11/18 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Great job on this! I can't get over those harmonies - you absolutely nailed them. Not to mention that harmonica part was a great addition that I didn't see coming. I really liked the light hearted nature of this tune. It's really easy on the ears, and I like how catchy it is too.

Well done and thanks for sharing smile
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#466771 - 04/11/18 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Fun song!

Strong vocals as always, and I like the mix, drums sound good and I like the way you have everything panned.

The backup vocal parts during the chorus, "said you set me set me free", "Where I wanna wanna be", are the cats meow!


Thanks for listening Dave. Rob

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#466772 - 04/11/18 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Tano Music]
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Originally Posted By: Tano Music
Really liked the backup vocals on this quirky song..pollen season here in the Carolinas...I’ll be thinking of your song while I’m itchin’ and scratchin’!!


Thank you Tano:) Rob

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#466773 - 04/11/18 02:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Fun song, Rob. Well done.

Your mixes are really POPPING these days! Everything in this sounds good - clear, crisp, in-its-own=space.

The harmonica solo is a really nice choice. Consider moving it more toward the center to "show it off" (just a slight panning - 15 maybe?).

Excellent vocals. Cool backgrounds.

Quite an enjoyable listen.

fj


Hi Floyd. Thanks for listening and thank you for the tip on the panning.Rob

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#466802 - 04/11/18 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Rob4580]
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Very cool tune. Super vocal and loved the background singers as well. Guitar was excellent. Super backtrack
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#466979 - 04/12/18 04:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Rob, that tune defines "catchy." It's a song that you immediately want to play again...and that is worth a lot!

Terrific melody, vocals and overall production.

Simply superb!

J&B


Thank you Janice and Bud. Appreciate your comments. Rob

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#467259 - 04/14/18 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: #New Song# Itching and Scratching [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Haha, the album art is so appropriate for this song! I really love the guitars in this song. I think you did a great job.

Thanks for sharing!


Thank you Ember. Rob

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