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#561199 - 10/28/19 01:29 PM [User Showcase] Something About You
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I know I haven't posted in quite a while. I have been busy with life and many, many activities. I did take some time in the past month to work on this little piece. It is a duet between Clarinet and Flute originally conceived in Band in a Box than developed in Finale and mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab.

I hope you enjoy the listen.

https://soundcloud.com/richrayer/something-about-you
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#561219 - 10/28/19 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Love the mix of instruments on there. Do you have the BIAB info on them? I thought I heard an acoustic guitar in there. The piano sounds were good as well.

You have the duet mixed nicely too. I was able to hear them both equally.

Nice work Rich!
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#561226 - 10/28/19 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: sslechta]
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Thanks for the comments.
I used the _SOULBAL.STY but I did some instrument changes.

2330:Bass, Synth, Rhythm JazzFunkFat Ev 110 (SuperTrack)
2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110 (SuperTrack)
Drums were not BiaB but a midi file using Addictive Drums 2
The guitar is accoustic and is the Ample Guitar MII Lite using a line I wrote in Finale.

The clarinet is based on a melody from the Melodist *Slow EZ Pop - Rock Organ but then altered in Finale.
The Flute part is a counter melody that I wrote to play against the Clarinet Melody.

As you can see, the piece is developed using multiple tools and some musical writing on my part.
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#561228 - 10/28/19 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Nicely done smile I agree with Steve above - the instrument choice is superb, and the whole tune flows phenomenally well. A top tier mixing job, and it makes for a really engaging listen.

Thanks for sharing!
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#561333 - 10/29/19 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Thank you Deryk. I appreciate the comments. Picking good sound instruments is very important to presenting the music in the proper perspective and light. I really liked the sound of the acoustic guitar as I developed this piece and it probably influenced me quite a bit in how the direction of the composition went.
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#561344 - 10/29/19 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Wonderfully melodic!

The effort you obviously put into this paid off well.

A showcase on the showcase forum of the power of BiaB
in talented hands.

Congrats!

J&B
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#561507 - 10/30/19 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I appreciate the comments Janice & Budd. And I am certainly glad you enjoyed the listen. smile
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#561716 - 10/31/19 03:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Lovely backtrack. I agree your choice of instruments was excellent to frame your melody. Well done

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#561727 - 10/31/19 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Thanks Scott C. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
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#561846 - 10/31/19 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Nice work but I think the drums work against the flow and feel - particularly the snare hits.
The section between the solos - particularly the piano motif seems od in tempo & feel against the more languid melodies of the solo instruments.
The solo parts are a nice development.
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#561849 - 10/31/19 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: rayc]
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Thank you for the comments and the suggestions. I will take a look at the piece and see if I can make some adjustments.
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#561866 - 10/31/19 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Mr. Rayer...

If being away from the Users' Forum for any period of time results in you posting something as eloquent, as sensitive, and as appealingly pop/classical in form as your delightful piece, Something About You, then, maybe it's to the forum members' benefit to just sit it out and wait for the next one!

It sounds like a main title theme for an initimate, moody but perhaps gently humorous, grainy black-and-white film from the French cinema of the 60's or 70's, something that the late, great writer/director/auteur Francois Truffaut could have made. It's also charming, wistful, and quite musically interesting in it's development.

The arresting pencil sketch of the unknown woman that accompanies the song on SoundCloud is a perfect match for the alternating mood of the song.

Thank you for posting such a diverting instrumental composition!

Most sincerely,

LOREN
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#561883 - 11/01/19 02:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Rich

Nice melodic piece and a well written and composed.

Peter

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#561927 - 11/01/19 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: bluage]
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bluage

Thank you for such a kind and inspiring review. I really appreciate that you took the time to listen to the piece and to write such a nice review.

RichR
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#561928 - 11/01/19 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: PeterF]
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Thank you so much for listening and commenting. I am most appreciative.
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#561950 - 11/01/19 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Hi Rich,

What beautiful music! It's so easy just to sit back, close my eyes and enjoy.

You definitely have a flair for writing, arranging and mixing engaging songs.

All the best,
Noel
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#561956 - 11/01/19 01:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Rich,
I enjoyed this, particularly the clarinet and the flute counter melody.
I tend to agree the drums might need toning down.
Lots of work went into this ( the Finale stuff is above my pay grade!) and the result lovely.

Robert

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#562025 - 11/01/19 08:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Definitely enjoyed the blend of instruments, well mixed and produced.

Nice.
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#562033 - 11/01/19 09:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: RichRayer]
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Hi Rich ...

I, too, have been absent a lot recently. But sure am glad I got here to hear this beautiful piece of music you created. Loved the mix of instruments ... a simply lovely tune! Best to you ...

Alan
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#562080 - 11/02/19 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something About You [Re: Robertkc]
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Rich,
I enjoyed this, particularly the clarinet and the flute counter melody.
I tend to agree the drums might need toning down.
Lots of work went into this ( the Finale stuff is above my pay grade!) and the result lovely.

Robert


I am glad you listened and enjoyed the piece. Thank you. I will try a mix with the drums farther back in the mix and I appreciate the suggestion.

Rich
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