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#554045 - 09/10/19 10:47 AM [User Showcase] American Child
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Once again I have used the awesome BIB to compose and tweak and then I rendered into Studio One. I kept the Dobro and acoustic guitar tracks and fleshed out with live and VSTi's. Any comments on the mix would be most appreciated, the lyrics are 99% done and I like this mix best.

https://soundcloud.com/rick-hansen-170345161/american-child

Thanks,
Rick

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#554204 - 09/11/19 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Nicely done, Rickey! Love the upbeat groove, and the chord progressions are on point. I thought you did a great job on the mix too. It sounds professional and concise. It has a really nice modern feel to it.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#554245 - 09/11/19 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Thanks for the feedback. The Groove tempo is right out of BIB, I just used different drums.I have become so comfortable composing in BIB that I can't even imagine doing it any other way.

Rick

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#554374 - 09/12/19 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Very well constructed. It felt "right" structurally and the progression is solid. I like the band--very upbeat with sweet drums and leads. Definitely "lyric-ready". Best wishes.

As per the mix. To my ears, the leads seemed a little hot in the overall mix. The final "master" may also be going for more loudness than is required. I'm not the mix-master, but I think you could lower the guitar and piano a bit and get a better blend.


Edited by Tangmo (09/12/19 01:25 AM)
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#554420 - 09/12/19 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Sounds good to me, Rick...

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#554555 - 09/13/19 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Very nice backtrack. Cool chord progressions. Well done. Cant wait to hear the lyrics
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#554652 - 09/13/19 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very nice backtrack. Cool chord progressions. Well done. Cant wait to hear the lyrics


Yes, everything sounds REALLY good! Anxious to hear the final product! Take care. Greg

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#554660 - 09/13/19 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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This gallops along nicely - what are the "live" instruments?
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#554677 - 09/13/19 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Enjoyed the listen. Yes, it is ready to add your vocals - looking forward to listening again when you do.

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#554768 - 09/14/19 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: rayc]
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The "live" tracks are Organ, Bass, Lead Guitar, Crunch Guitar and Synth. VSTi's are drums and Piano and BIB provides Rhythm Guitar and Dobro. The Rhythm guitar provided most of the "glue" for the song and composition structure. I really had to try and not add some COWBELL !!!!LOL

Rick


Edited by Rick_H (09/14/19 10:03 AM)

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#554817 - 09/14/19 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Rick,
Good rocking backtrack for a song in progress ( with an interesting title).
You don`t credit the live performers- all you?
Look forward to the vocals.

Robert

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#554823 - 09/14/19 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Robertkc]
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All me...learning more everyday. I grew up on guitar, fell madly in love with the bass and my mother made me take a couple of piano lessons back in Jersey so I can dabble here and there. Glad you liked it, that means a lot.

Rick

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#563155 - 11/08/19 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Rick, nice tune that should work great behind a good vocal. Interesting choice of instruments, especially the drums! They all seem to mesh together in a cohesive unit! Thanks, Torrey
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#563547 - 11/11/19 02:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Hi Rick,

This sounds great!!!

I love the chord progression that you've used and your choice of instruments is super.

As I'm sitting here listening, the thought passed through my mind that I'd like to hear the bass 1 - 2 dB louder and to compare it to this version and see what the difference sounds like.

I enjoyed the journey!
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#563552 - 11/11/19 03:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Rick, you've made exceptional use of the talented musicians in your arsenal.

This could just as easily be Floyd Cramer. Great delivery start to finish.
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#563584 - 11/11/19 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Nice soundstage on our monitors...

Enjoyed it.

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#563632 - 11/11/19 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Great backing track...
Where's the lyrics & vocals...
Its begging for them!
BTW...
I read your profile...
And you do pretty well musically for a "Beach Bum" smile!
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#563635 - 11/11/19 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Every thing sounds fine to me.
Good production. Rob4580

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#563639 - 11/11/19 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Thank you all for the encouragement, I am humbled with the talent here.

Rick

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#563641 - 11/11/19 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: American Child [Re: Rick_H]
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Sounds excellent. smile

Of course, that mix balance goes out the window once the vocals are added. wink
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