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#541581 - 06/18/19 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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really enjoyed this

nice arrangement, love the guitars

everything sounds great,

Kenny

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#541672 - 06/18/19 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
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

Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment Robert.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541837 - 06/19/19 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Excellent stuff this could so easy be in a compilation mood instrumental cd.

Thanks

Thanks for your comments beatmaster.
Mike
Originally Posted By: Noel96
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

Thanks Noel. I appreciate your kind and encouraging words.
Cheers,
Mike
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#541900 - 06/20/19 02:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
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.

Thanks for your honesty rayc.
On reflection, you might be right about the "crowded" middle eight.
You know what it's like: you write something you really like and you just can't let go of it or leave it out!
But as we all know, in most cases, "less is more".
Cheers,
Mike
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#542099 - 06/21/19 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
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

Steve, I have great respect for your work and really appreciate your encouraging comments.
BTW, Yesterday I stumbled across your "Mixing Tips" post in the "Post Your Own Tips and Tricks" PG Music forum.
I know it was posted a few years ago but it contains so many great tips and ideas for mixing/mastering.
Thanks for sharing.
Mike
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#542132 - 06/21/19 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nicely done - I thoroughly enjoyed my listen smile A lot of nice ebb and flows here, and a concise and clean mix job too. Listening in headphones - the panning was really well done and made it appear to have lots of intricacies to my ears.

Thanks for sharing!
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#542217 - 06/21/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Pretty tune Mike!! You have such a nice ear for melody and chord progressions! A really sweet listen!! Take care. Greg

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#542317 - 06/22/19 03:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Love the song - interesting ideas supported with a great arrangement! smile

Thanks for your interest and encouragement David.
Cheers,
Mike
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#542322 - 06/22/19 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Really classy stuff Mike! I love the melody and the varied textures provided by the instrumentation. Very skillfully put together! A wonderful piece of music! Thanks, Torrey
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#542415 - 06/22/19 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
really enjoyed this

nice arrangement, love the guitars

everything sounds great,

Kenny

Thanks Kenny. Appreciate your comments.
Mike
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#542498 - 06/23/19 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very nice mood, I like the melancholy in melody and chording. Brings feelings of a 70's movie soundtrack. Lots of things happening all the time in the arrangement, nice breaks, instruments are brought cleverly in and out.

Janne

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#542647 - 06/24/19 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nicely done - I thoroughly enjoyed my listen smile A lot of nice ebb and flows here, and a concise and clean mix job too. Listening in headphones - the panning was really well done and made it appear to have lots of intricacies to my ears.

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening and for your detailed comments Deryk.
Cheers,
Mike
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#542851 - 06/26/19 04:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Pretty tune Mike!! You have such a nice ear for melody and chord progressions! A really sweet listen!! Take care. Greg

Thanks Greg. I certainly appreciate your comments.
Cheers,
Mike
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#543095 - 06/27/19 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Really classy stuff Mike! I love the melody and the varied textures provided by the instrumentation. Very skillfully put together! A wonderful piece of music! Thanks, Torrey

Thanks for listening Torrey, and for your detailed response. Cheers,
Mike
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#543102 - 06/27/19 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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This is so good in so many ways that I am lost for words! So I will take your suggestion:

1-comments - this is an outstanding piece of music. Plus the mix is perfect!

2-criticism - Ain't no criticism from me.

3-suggestions - please do more like this

You should be extra proud of this one!
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#543254 - 06/28/19 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very nice mood, I like the melancholy in melody and chording. Brings feelings of a 70's movie soundtrack. Lots of things happening all the time in the arrangement, nice breaks, instruments are brought cleverly in and out.

Janne

Thanks for listening Janne. I appreciate your detailed comments.
Cheers,
Mike
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#543493 - 06/30/19 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Lost for Words [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is so good in so many ways that I am lost for words! So I will take your suggestion:

1-comments - this is an outstanding piece of music. Plus the mix is perfect!

2-criticism - Ain't no criticism from me.

3-suggestions - please do more like this

You should be extra proud of this one!

Thanks Mario. Nice that you were "Lost for Words" but then found some nice ones to describe my song. As always, I appreciate your thoughts. Cheers mate,
Mike
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