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#487670 - 08/24/18 07:22 PM [User Showcase] We are America
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Greetings Forum Friends

It's been a busy summer and I finally got back into the studio to record our latest song, "We are America." For those of you who love patriot songs, this should be the song for you. If you're not into patriotic songs, I challenge you to listen. The song isn't about how great the USA is but rather how great America is when we stand united as one nation despite our differences. The feeling is real and can be applied to many great nations around the world.

Here's the song link:
http://sclk.co/s8771e

Here's our website: www.sondclick.com/dcspacedog

Here are the RTs and BIAB technical info:

Style is _SHINING.STY (Praise & Worship Pop Shining)

RealTracks in style: 1255:Bass, Electric, PopShiningA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1264:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1256:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGritty Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1259:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningRockA-B Ev 120
RealDrums in style: PraiseWorshipShine^01-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Added RTs

524 Guitar electric Rhythm
1265 Synth Pad
686 Organ B3

I'm playing piano as well.

PGM, I'll post the SoundCloud link in a few days for PGM radio.

Enjoy

Thanks

DC SpaceDog



Edited by SpaceDog (08/24/18 07:29 PM)

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#487716 - 08/25/18 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Suitably anthemic DC! Well sung and builds to a real stand-up climax.

John
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#487737 - 08/25/18 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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SpaceDog,

A great song - love the sentiment. I like your vocal on this one and your mix is perfect.

Bob
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#487755 - 08/25/18 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Congrats! Another anthem for the USA, ala Kee Greenwood. Nice write.

Dave

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#487775 - 08/25/18 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Nice work SD!! It is nice to hear something patriotic in these divided times. This does have an inspiring, anthemic feel. Nice job on the arrangement/vocal. Great job on this!! Take care. Greg

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#487797 - 08/25/18 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Thanks for sharing this with us SpaceDog! I found this very easy to listen to and enjoyed the overall progression. Well done!
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#487802 - 08/25/18 07:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Excellent tune SD. Super vocal.

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#487974 - 08/26/18 06:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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John, Scott, Thanks for listening and commenting I was a bit anxious how people outside the USA would like it.

Bob, Thanks I've been working on my mixing.

Dave, Glad you like it. I actually met Lee Greenwood once after he sung "Proud to be an American" while I was at US Central Command early in the war. Quite inspirational.

Greg, Thanks. It's all very true for me I am a patriot but very saddened by our current state of affairs.

Joe, Thanks for listening, glad you liked it.


SpaceDog

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#488013 - 08/27/18 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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I really enjoyed this smile Very catchy, and a very powerful vocals too. Some smooth progressions, and a nice mix on it too. Sounds really crisp and professional.

Great work, and thanks for sharing!
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#488180 - 08/28/18 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Nice sentiment. And it certainly makes us think of the sad passing of John McCain.

J&B

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#488186 - 08/28/18 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Definitely a true American song. I really like some of the artistic choices you made with this song. And the vocals are great. Awesome job.
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#488224 - 08/28/18 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Deryk, J&B, Ember,

Thx for listening and your kind comments.

I had a glitch with my RealBand and had to reload the PGM software suite. Lost all my presets and plugins so any rework on this one will have to start from scratch.


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#488236 - 08/28/18 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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From your lips to the people's ears...all of us. I'm expat, but I'll still fight anybody who says I don't love my country just because I don't follow their party. This is well put-together and well-sung.
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#488753 - 08/31/18 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Tangmo,

Thanks for listening. I like your album cover.

PGM,

Here's the Soundcloud link for PGMusic radio.

https://soundcloud.com/dcspacedog/we-are-america

Thanks

SD

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#488769 - 08/31/18 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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This is a very cool song SpaceDog!

Nice to hear from you again!
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#488808 - 08/31/18 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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"The song isn't about how great the USA is but rather how great America is when we stand united as one nation despite our differences. The feeling is real and can be applied to many great nations around the world."

AMEN brother amen.

Everything that I wanted to say already has been said so all I can add is that this a fantastic patriotic song.
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#488819 - 08/31/18 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Excellent! Love the song. Love the message! Very well done, and love the buildup. Our nation needs more songs like this!

Thanks for writing this, and thanks for sharing.

Steve
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#488911 - 09/01/18 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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A truly patriotic song Spacedog.
The chorus is great, we love the harmony part.
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#489033 - 09/02/18 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
"The song isn't about how great the USA is but rather how great America is when we stand united as one nation despite our differences. The feeling is real and can be applied to many great nations around the world."

AMEN brother amen.

Everything that I wanted to say already has been said so all I can add is that this a fantastic patriotic song.


Spacedog, I also agree with Mario! Take care, Torrey
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#489051 - 09/02/18 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: We are America [Re: SpaceDog]
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Dave, Thanks. It's been a productive year for my songwriting. I hoping to get at least two more before the year is out.

Mario, Steve, I've heard it's difficult to write patriotic songs and Christmas songs but I've been enjoying them. I'm glad you liked this one. I've been working on my production skills so I'm glad you think the song sounds good


Rob and Anne-Marie, I'm so glad you liked it. The song has a strong message about freedom. From my visits to The Netherlands, I'm sure you can relate.


Torrey, Thanks for listening and commenting.

SD

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