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#540883 - 06/14/19 05:07 AM [User Showcase] NEW SONG: Lost for Words
Registered: 01/01/17
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Loc: Queensland, Australia
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Here's my latest musical offering for the User Showcase"

https://soundcloud.com/user-952388172/lost-for-words

The melody features French oboe, piano and lead guitar and there are some lovely background guitar touches from Michael Thompson (RT1637:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezyChords Ev16 07).
The rhythm section also includes:
RT2262:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sPopBallad Ev 085
RT1610:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 110
RT701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealDrums-JazzFunkPop (variations)

As always, I encourage your comments, criticism and suggestions.
Cheers,
Mike
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#540888 - 06/14/19 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,

This is really well done. A delightful listen.

A great flow as instrument come in and out. The acoustic guitar figure is quite nice. Nice piano & oboe (are you playing those).

Excellent mix.

Everything about this is good...

fj

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#540897 - 06/14/19 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice work Mike! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this and rhythm is easy to follow. The Oboe is a nice touch to piece it all together. Well done!
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#540902 - 06/14/19 06:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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hi mike wow!!! love this awesome work super enjoyable thanks for sharing this eric
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#540910 - 06/14/19 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice track! Love the melody played by the Oboe especially, piano is also nicely done. Some very cool changes happening here, very well thought out production.
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#540935 - 06/14/19 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Great composition & production...
Very pleasant to the ears...
Enjoyed it!
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#540961 - 06/14/19 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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What a cool song Mike. Such a nice listen. Well done.
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#540990 - 06/14/19 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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That surely took some time and thought to put together and to wrap it up in such a nice mix.

Like floyd we'd love to know who's playing what!

Kudos on everything about it...

J&B
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#541084 - 06/15/19 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Loc: Queensland, Australia
mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Mike,

This is really well done. A delightful listen.

A great flow as instrument come in and out. The acoustic guitar figure is quite nice. Nice piano & oboe (are you playing those).

Excellent mix.

Everything about this is good...

fj
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
That surely took some time and thought to put together and to wrap it up in such a nice mix.

Like floyd we'd love to know who's playing what!

Kudos on everything about it...

J&B


Thanks for your comments. Coming from you guys, they are certainly appreciated.
RE: who plays what:
I am not set up for audio recording so I usually work things out on my guitar and then input the melody etc on a very old 'dumb' midi keyboard.
I also use this input method for particular parts/sections/riffs/fills for various instruments and drums I want that RealTracks cant provide.
I then manually tidy up and embellish the parts and assign them to the instruments I want. The French oboe, some bass guitar bits and the lead guitar (plus effects) in Lost For Words come from the Kontakt library.
Sometimes I'll take a RealTrack transcription and change some notes to suit my piece better.

RealTracks/Drums:
RT2262:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sPopBallad Ev 085
RT1610:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 110
RT701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealDrums-JazzFunkPop (variations).
The very tasty background guitar licks on this track are from Michael Thompson (RT1637).
Thanks again for your interest.
Mike
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#541092 - 06/15/19 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Extra fine movement with the various instruments coming to the fore. Engaging melody and well-considered rhythmic breaks. A very nice listen.
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#541117 - 06/15/19 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,
I like the layers of sound and instruments coming through to solo.
You`re midi skills are impressive and the composition well thought out.
Very good!

Robert

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#541166 - 06/15/19 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Excellent stuff this could so easy be in a compilation mood instrumental cd.

Thanks
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#541231 - 06/16/19 03:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: F.M.M.]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Nice work Mike! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this and rhythm is easy to follow. The Oboe is a nice touch to piece it all together. Well done!
Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi mike wow!!! love this awesome work super enjoyable thanks for sharing this eric

Thanks Joe. Thanks Eric. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541339 - 06/17/19 01:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice track! Love the melody played by the Oboe especially, piano is also nicely done. Some very cool changes happening here, very well thought out production.

Thanks Dave. Love your work.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541345 - 06/17/19 02:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Quite a nice melody Mike.
I have to admit that I found the centre a little annoying when it became crowded with little licks and touches. The left side seemed a little less occupied - or that may be the ear I'm slowly losing.
Nice melding of RT & Midi mate.
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#541479 - 06/17/19 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Great composition & production...
Very pleasant to the ears...
Enjoyed it!

Thanks Jim. I appreciate your comments.
Mike
Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a cool song Mike. Such a nice listen. Well done.

Thanks for listening Scott.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541480 - 06/17/19 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi Mike,

This is an outstanding listen. I love your arrangement and orchestration... it sits very, very comfortably on the ears. As others have already noted, the flow from instrument to instrument and section to section is smooth and leads the listener on a seamless journey.

All the best,
Noel
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#541535 - 06/18/19 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Tangmo]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Extra fine movement with the various instruments coming to the fore. Engaging melody and well-considered rhythmic breaks. A very nice listen.

Thanks for listening Tangmo and for your kind comments.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541560 - 06/18/19 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very nice, Mike!

Love the arrangement. Very well thought out. Everything has its place. I can see this as a background track to scene of driving through the countryside in a movie, or for a travel video. Very well done!

Steve
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#541579 - 06/18/19 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Love the song - interesting ideas supported with a great arrangement! smile
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