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#494555 - 10/06/18 09:58 PM [User Showcase] Steve wrote a song.
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Steve wrote a song idea for his daughter's wedding. Bart strummed some chords and came up with a melody. Stephanie played alone on her piano and sang some harmonies. Toby recorded them on two separate occasions, added some drums and bass, edited, arranged and enhanced it with FX and mixed it. Here it is.

https://soundcloud.com/tobias-374943716/mmweddingsong20181006-001
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#494581 - 10/07/18 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Nice. Very pleasing melody and harmony. I can see this as a possible wedding standard.

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#494587 - 10/07/18 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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A very nice wedding song. The vocal and harmony are quite nice.

The piano and guitar are well recorded, too.

fj
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#494604 - 10/07/18 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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This is wonderful for a wedding. Thanks for sharing!
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#494620 - 10/08/18 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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The piano side of the recording is rather louder for the 1st few bars.
In the 1st phrases the female vocal is a little behind or out of synch - a little cut & slide would fix that easily.
It's a lovely idea well realized.
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#494639 - 10/08/18 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Very pretty song. Such and emotional lyric and harmony. Very cool. Well done
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#494690 - 10/08/18 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Really, really nice!! Really beautiful, reflective melody. Some very fine lyrics. AND gorgeous harmonies! Beautifully put together.....great job by all!! Take care. Greg

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#494694 - 10/08/18 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A very nice wedding song. The vocal and harmony are quite nice.

The piano and guitar are well recorded, too.

fj


The guitar is Bart's $800 Taylor, I don't remember model number, plugged in with the guitar's EQ set flat. SonitusFX EQ with 1000 Htz pulled down and bass rolled off below 150 or so. And, Reacomp compressor Acoustic Guitar preset.
The piano is the midi from Stephanie's Yamaha MODX8 played back through Bitsonic's Keyboard Classic Steinway setting which I quantized to the 16th, removed a whole bunch of sustain pedal CCs, edited like crazy in Reaper, and I recreated the intro, outro and passages between lyrics. I spent a lot of time on the piano midi.
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#494695 - 10/08/18 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
The piano side of the recording is rather louder for the 1st few bars.
In the 1st phrases the female vocal is a little behind or out of synch - a little cut & slide would fix that easily.
It's a lovely idea well realized.


Okay, okay, you're right. Even though I've already settled payment for this one I'll keep at it, but just a little.
Thanks for the helpful criticism.
Maybe what I should do is post them for critique before I feel like I'm through with 'em. I'm just one guy in a doghouse doing this so getting more input would be helpful.
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#495021 - 10/10/18 10:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Well done Tobias, I found this very easy to listen and I dig the overall timbres. The piano really carries the piece nicely. The lyrics are very uplifting and rejoicing. Very suitable for a wedding. Thanks for sharing!
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#495195 - 10/11/18 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Swaying along with the warmth of this- very appropriate uplifting lyrics for the theme and nicely sung too.
From the description, the project sounds like a family affair, which is cool.

Robert

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#495233 - 10/11/18 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Really well done smile Definitely would sound fantastic at a wedding, I have no doubt. It really does have that uplifting kind of vibe that suits weddings well.

You should all be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
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#495359 - 10/12/18 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Beautiful song and a lovely job with the mix and arrangement. Nicely done.
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#497765 - 10/25/18 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Thanks for all the positive feedback. I really enjoyed doing my part on this one. I'm hoping to get more work from this writer. He is enthusiastic and fairly easy to work with. He seems to accept my artistic point of view on collaborating. At least on this song he did.
But, I might have to be the one who takes his basic poem style writing with vague melody ideas and turn them into actual songs. That's going to be a challenge for me. My friend Bart is much better at that part but is working on other projects himself.
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#497772 - 10/26/18 12:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Steve wrote a song. [Re: Tobias]
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Went to listen but when I arrived at the link, it said the song had been removed. I'll try again in a day or two. Seems like everyone enjoyed it - glad to hear that!z

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