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Memo: Slow Ballad with piano, acoustic guitar and bass in A, strings in B. T=65 -
All MIDI. Quintet. Tempo=65 (50-90)
Instruments: M-Fretless Elec. Bass, M-Ac.Piano, M-Acoustic Guitar, M-Strings
[ RealStyle sub=_BALADE.STY Country Ballad w/ Electric Guita]
M1 Standard Drum Kit
M36: Fretless Elec. Bass
M1: Acoustic Piano
M26: Acoustic Guitar
M49: Strings

WITH REAL TRACK FOR LEAD GUITAR. All other sounds generated through ketron sd 1000.

Thought I would try a wee ballad using a midi style.

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Last edited by beatmaster; 07/19/18 10:09 AM.

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A pleasant listen, well done.

Mellow and smooth. Nice job with the vocals and mix.

A few nits: The 6 seconds of silence at the beginning should probably be trimmed off. The guitar solo at 1:39 comes in with a really bluesy riff, which (IMNSHO) doesn't fit the song.

But those are minor nits - the important thing is it's a nice song. smile


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This is definitely a good example of what MIDI can do if people want to use it. Great job.


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A smooth ballad with a strong vocal with great sounding backing tracks. Very nice choice of MIDI sounds that fit the song like a glove.

You did a great job on this one and in fact I think it is your best to date. You should do more ballads like this.


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Really love the melody in this. Midi is hard to pick. Great production. Rob

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Very nicely done ballad! Quite a bit of silence at the beginning, but that doesn't change the quality or enjoyment of the song. Loved your vocal!!! best to you,

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I really enjoyed listening to this… I think everything about it was just right, including the rises and falls of the Chorus and bridge transitions… My only disappointment was the ending where it seemed like you let the BIAB generate it but I think you would’ve been better off with fade out… Otherwise great work!

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I'm always a sucker for a good ballad, and this is a good ballad!

Great vocal, track sounds good too. Nice one!

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Well done, beatmaster.

Sounds like a classic Sock Hop slow dance number. You vocal really fit the style, too.

Nice use of MIDI. I thought the drums "sounded like MIDI drums", though... the snare rolls had a "stiffness" to them...

Good mix.


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Great work on this one Beatmaster smile It sounds really sincere, and I love how pretty and delicate is sounds too. Some of that guitar work is really nice too. That aside, your vocal performance is top notch.

Good job here - thanks for sharing!


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David thanks for your critique, yea fixed the silence at the start, although going with the wee lead.

As the whole purpose of doing this in almost all midi, was to see how it would be received opposed to real tracks.

Would it fit with what's being posted, etc.


I love working on Midi and I love real tracks just me experimenting a bit.

Again Thanks for your input and listen.


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Well Thank you Ember, I guess that's what I was asking through the posting of the song.

Sorted.


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
A pleasant listen, well done.

Mellow and smooth. Nice job with the vocals and mix.

A few nits: The 6 seconds of silence at the beginning should probably be trimmed off. The guitar solo at 1:39 comes in with a really bluesy riff, which (IMNSHO) doesn't fit the song.

But those are minor nits - the important thing is it's a nice song. smile


I agree with David on the solo opening riff. But it is really, really good!! Vocal is particularly strong....pretty much production quality! Very nice job on everything!! Take care. Greg

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I never considered these MIDI tracks on a ballad - you`ve shown how they can work well. The song is good - you have a knack for writing pop melodies.
Floyd`s comment on the slow dance feeling sums it up.
I think this is your best vocal to date.

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Absolutely a great song. The vocals are top notch, instruments hit the notes perfectly, EXCEPT the ending, quick fix as Tano said, this song deserves a fade out!!! Love it!!!

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Mario thank you for your comments, You post your comments in such an encouraging way .

That I do want to do more.


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Thanks Rob

I am happy the way the midi sound held up, It does show that midi is still usable.


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Thanks Alan for your listen and comments ,sorted that silence at the start thanks for bringing it to my attention..


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Tano thank you for your detailed comments, yes I did let biab finish it.

I have now took on board your suggestion and have added a fade out, again many thanks.


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Other than MST's I've never worked with mid but this sounds excellent on our monitors.

It's a strong ballad and we envision a couple fading into the distance as they dance toward the end...so a fade might be cool. But as I always say mixing is never finished just abandoned and it sounds excellent as is.

Your out front, as it should be, vocal carried the lyric and melody very well.

Kudos!

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