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#546050 - 07/20/19 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Long as I'm With you
Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Troy Schiewe Offline
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Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Here is my May song (#5 in my song a month challenge for 2019).

Band in a Box

Bass - 2260 Bass Electric FunkyGroove60s
Guitar 1 - 638 Guitar Electric Rhythm RootsRockTremolo
Drums - FunkHalfNotesSync
Guitar 2 - 1024 Guitar Electric Strumming DirtyOpen
Guitar 3 - 1689 Guitar Electric Rhythm PopPromiseGritty
Organ - 2764 Organ Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike
Guitar 4 - 2636 Guitar Electric Soloist CountryBluesRock


Main Vocal - Troy Schiewe (me)
Harmonies - Generated with BIAB

Each track generated and saved as a wave file and then mixed with Reaper.

Link to song on [Link no longer valid]

Long as I'm With you
Words and Music by Troy Schiewe
Copyright 2019

Here with you
Know you're feeling it too
We've got to get out of here

Up all night
On an evening flight
Dont care when I'm with you

So in love its true
All I ever want to do

Drive in a car
Don't have to go far

Jump on a plane
Doesn't matter where we are

Riding a train
We could go insane

Doesn't matter what we do
Long as I'm with you


Solo


It's our night
And the feelings right
It just me and you

Smile on your face
In our favorite place
Can't get enough with you

So in love its true
All I ever want to do

Drive in a car
Don't have to go far

Jump in a plane
Doesn't matter where we are

Riding a train
We could go insane

Doesn't matter what we do
Long as I'm with you
As long as I'm with you


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (09/01/20 11:54 AM)

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#546088 - 07/20/19 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Posts: 92
Loc: Chicago and Twin Cities
Bob P Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Chicago and Twin Cities
really well done and sounds commercial

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#546092 - 07/20/19 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Joe -PG Music Offline
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Hi tschiewe, Excellent mixdown on all of this and very soothing to hear. Thoroughly enjoyed the organ to harmonize everything. Keep it up!
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#546121 - 07/20/19 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
Jim Offline
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Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
May seems to have been good to you...
Another quality song...
I really enjoyed the organ "glue" you put the backing tracks...
It seems to pull the song together in a pleasant sort of way!
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#546146 - 07/20/19 05:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
Registered: 06/09/16
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Robertkc Offline
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A good vocal on your driving song- gritty guitars and the organ work well.

Robert

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#546170 - 07/21/19 03:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Posts: 2008
Loc: Finland
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Very nice pop-rock country tune, well mixed with great sounding vocals. The solo guitar is good selection. Nice chording, reminds me bit of The Jayhawks.

Janne

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#546234 - 07/21/19 03:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
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Loc: Sydney Australia
Very nice song - especially liked the vocals, and it's a good mix.

Very well done.

Peter

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#546239 - 07/21/19 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Loc: Denmark
Will Josef Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1104
Loc: Denmark
Very nice and pleasant song to listen to. I couldn't help thinking of David Bowie or maybe Roxy Music... which is a compliment to you!

Very well done!

Will

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#546400 - 07/22/19 06:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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gruverider Offline
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This is delightful! Great rock-n-roll groove!

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#546458 - 07/23/19 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Sounds like a bought one.
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#546467 - 07/23/19 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long as I'm With you [Re: Troy Schiewe]
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Posts: 3291
What a tune! It honestly sounds like something I'd hear on the radio. Some solid guitar work here, and both your vocals and instrumentation are fantastic. Really sounds like a classic rock tune from the late 70's.

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