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#523045 - 02/07/19 03:01 AM [User Showcase] JUST ONE LOOK
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Crossroads Offline
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Hi everybody,

all clear: no weird stuff in this one cool cool cool...

It’s just a love song I wrote for Maha in 2008 and brought to life in late 2016, thus it’s the fifth song arranged with Band-in-a-box / RealBand and the fifth video produced with Camtasia.

And for Maha it was the fifth mixing job using RealBand, too.

The original video was a rather private one, more or less a slide show of pictures taken from our photo album, but later I turned it into a public version by replacing our pix by some beautiful romantic scenes hijacked from a lovely couple’s’ video (with a Creative Commons license, of course).

As you will see, I then - unlike in my recent videos - still added almost no own video material, but made ‘generously’ use of third party video clips.

The song is just as little spectacular as the vid - it’s rather a mainstream thing - I hope you will nevertheless enjoy listening and watching.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

Cheers,

Stefan

VIDEO (with lyrics)

AUDIO (with lyrics)

AUDIO (on Soundcloud)

And here’s the ‘band’:

Style is _JFMOVIN.STY (Jazz Funk Movin')

RealTracks in style: 1768:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: 1772:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: 1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: 1771:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinMuted Ev16 130

I replaced the original RealDrums in style (JazzFunkMovin^) by my own drum track (via MT-Power Drums)

And I added a B3 organ: RT673:

Horns arrangement written using the RB PianoRoll and brought to life by BigFish's Vintage Horns (via Kontakt 5)

Guitar Solo: me


Edited by Crossroads (02/07/19 04:46 AM)

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#523049 - 02/07/19 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: Crossroads


all clear: no weird stuff in this one cool cool cool...



Man, and I was hoping for some weird stuff! eek

Really well done, Stefan!

Great arrangement and production, and I really like the vocals and harmonies too.

Not to mention the guitar solo, I like your playing style.

Good song, enjoyed!

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#523055 - 02/07/19 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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This is really extraordinary.

So well produced, great driving feel throughout, and all accompanied by a fantastic set of lyrics and outstanding vocal delivery.

Loved it from start to finish.
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#523060 - 02/07/19 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Great video which tells the story, and a solid driving piece of music.

Love your guitar and the cool playing!
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#523064 - 02/07/19 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan,

I agree with the above comments. This is really well done.

A good love-song write - uptempo love songs are not easy to "get right" - and you've done that!

Super vocals and harmonies. Excellent horns!! A REALLY good mix (kudos the Maha). Nice guitar work.

All around good. Your best, I think... (so far).

fj

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#523067 - 02/07/19 06:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Nice work on this! Really, really catchy and I love how to implemented the MIDI horns. Some top notch harmonies to boot, and you got a hit! I thought the production sounded professional and concise as well.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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Deryk

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#523072 - 02/07/19 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Ditto... nice work on that all the way around.
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#523106 - 02/07/19 09:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan, this is very well done on all levels. Great vocals and guitar work and Maha nailed the mix. The video is also very well done. Much enjoyed, Tom

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#523115 - 02/07/19 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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excellent Stefan, swinging 40s comes to mind here, Video again Brilliant.

Did you use a harmonizer for the backing vocal fx ?.

Enjoyed this very much.
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#523176 - 02/07/19 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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You did a really awesome job on this one. Thanks for sharing!
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#523200 - 02/07/19 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi Stefan,

Can I borrow Maha, so she can mix my stuff? She is a real talent!
As are you! Wonderful song, well composed and arranged with your usual great guitar playing.

Very well done! I totally enjoyed listening to this!

Will

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#523220 - 02/08/19 01:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi, Stefan !:))


I do agree with those who
say that this is your best
so far ! Enjoyed it very much !

Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (02/08/19 01:33 AM)

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#523223 - 02/08/19 01:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Jim Offline
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I really did enjoy listening and watching...
You & Maha certainly create the most professional pleasing works...
I am really impressed with your creations.
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#523254 - 02/08/19 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan,
you wrote for Maha and made her mix? What is this? It is like inviting a girl on a date and make her buy her own flowers? smile

Great job on this! Everything is superb from vocals to arrangement to mixing.

P.S. You took a romantic break and that is fine. Back to fun & weird stuff!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#523258 - 02/08/19 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Crossroads Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Originally Posted By: Crossroads


all clear: no weird stuff in this one cool cool cool...



Man, and I was hoping for some weird stuff! eek

Really well done, Stefan!

Great arrangement and production, and I really like the vocals and harmonies too.

Not to mention the guitar solo, I like your playing style.

Good song, enjoyed!


Thank you Dave, I really appreciate your very kind comments. And don't you be afraid: There's already a lot of funny (or even weird) stuff queuing up cool cool cool

Take care,

Stefan

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#523260 - 02/08/19 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
This is really extraordinary.

So well produced, great driving feel throughout, and all accompanied by a fantastic set of lyrics and outstanding vocal delivery.

Loved it from start to finish.


Well, VIDEOTRACK, that is really an awesome comment, thank you so much for it !!! I'm really glad you liked the song and the video.

Cheers,

Stefan

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#523262 - 02/08/19 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Brian Cadoret]
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Crossroads Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brian Cadoret
Great video which tells the story, and a solid driving piece of music.

Love your guitar and the cool playing!


Hi Brian,

thanks a lot for listening and watching. And of course for your very kind words. As far as guitar playing is concerned: The 'faster' days are history - now it's Old Snailhand trying hard not to muddle up the strings...

Thanks again for the compliments.

Stefan

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#523265 - 02/08/19 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: floyd jane]
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Crossroads Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Stefan,

I agree with the above comments. This is really well done.

A good love-song write - uptempo love songs are not easy to "get right" - and you've done that!

Super vocals and harmonies. Excellent horns!! A REALLY good mix (kudos the Maha). Nice guitar work.

All around good. Your best, I think... (so far).

fj


Hello Floyd,

thanks a lot for taking the time to watch and listen. I'm really flattered by what you commented, and, of course, I immediately told Maha (who unfortunately is still in the hospital) that you emphasized that she did a great job. I think that it will help her a bit to get well again...

Well, being a member of this great forum I think we all
agree on this motto: 'The best is yet to come'. Whatever, I'll do my very best...

All the best,

Stefan

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#523266 - 02/08/19 06:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Crossroads Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nice work on this! Really, really catchy and I love how to implemented the MIDI horns. Some top notch harmonies to boot, and you got a hit! I thought the production sounded professional and concise as well.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile


Hi Deryk,

these are very kind words, thank you so much. Maha and I are really glad you enjoyed the song. We really appreciate yourr positive comment.

Cheers,

Stefan

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#523267 - 02/08/19 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: JUST ONE LOOK [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Ditto... nice work on that all the way around.


Thanks, guitarhacker, that's really very kind of you!

Take care,

Stefan

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