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#561668 - 10/30/19 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper
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Mark K Offline
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SoundCloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-327268453/help-you-find-the-reaper

Song for Halloween - tried to make a "spooky" vibe. Produced and mixed with Studio 1.
BIAB real tracks:
Real 2870 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticAirDave Ev 085
Real 2642 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Tango Ev 100
Real 3267 Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085

Lyrics:

I’ll help you find the reaper.
I’ll help you find the reaper.
The reaper…

I’ll help you find the reaper.
Let’s get friendly with the dead.
I see a headstone with your name.
Let me guide you to your grave.

Do a Tango with the devil.
Make a deal at the crossroads.
It's a path to fame and fortune.
Except the devil gets your soul.

(Latin)
Et messorem auxilium vobis invenire.
Lets 'adepto amica est cum mortuis.
Video lapidem primarium et in nomine tuo.
Duce me ad sepulcrum.

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#561680 - 10/30/19 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Hi Mark,

Wow! You certainly managed to pull of the 'spooky vibe' really well.... very impressive arranging and orchestrating!

From the first note to the last, you held my attention.

I'm a fan!
Noel
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#561695 - 10/30/19 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Just up for work 5am pitch black and I go and click on your spooker, It put me in Halloween mode that's for sure,

well done enjoyed this.

Thanks
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#561702 - 10/31/19 02:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Spooky!

I like your work, this is the third I've heard I think. Always something a little different, which is good!

I like the different sections, and the spoken word latin bit at the end was fun.

What are you using in addition to the BIAB tracks?

Good work, enjoyed. Happy Halloween!
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#561741 - 10/31/19 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Nicely done! Definitely picking up some Halloween vibes on this one. I enjoyed the arrangement on this one in particular. Thanks for sharing smile
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#561820 - 10/31/19 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Boy you have some very cool effects in the mix. Definitely has the Halloween vibe to it. Well done
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#561822 - 10/31/19 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Delightful and unusual. Fun to listen to. "I see a headstone with your name." Love that line.

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#561839 - 10/31/19 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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This song definitely seems dark when you first read the lyrics, which I feel is a really perfect vibe for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.
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#561867 - 10/31/19 10:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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'Mark K'...

'Spooky' vibe??? Spooky? Is that all? How 'bout downright sinister, creepy, and morbidly musical??? Hope you got a lotta candy tossed into your wrinkled brown paper shopping bag when you went out trick-or-treatin' tonight, so you can lighten your mood -- jus' kiddin' laugh !!!

All this atmosphere came out of three Real Track styles, eh? Ya' sure ya' didn't whip up some kind'a evil potion and drink it BEFORE you started the composition in Band-in-a-Box? Open your mouth, young man, and let me see your tongue shocked !!!

All kidding aside, 'Mark K', your song, Help You Find The Reaper, was delightfully scary and very, very interesting, musically speaking. Did you employ any other instruments in the production?

BOO !!!

LOREN


Edited by bluage (10/31/19 10:58 PM)
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#561916 - 11/01/19 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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I really enjoyed this creepy tune. Nice slower and more acoustic introduction. Very exciting and even scary chord progression without becoming unlistenable outside the Halloween context. Electric guitar, rhythmic bed and cello give another deeper reaper level. Mix is excellent. Maybe the piano could have had a little bit out-of-tune sound?

Janne

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#561957 - 11/01/19 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,
Creative, creepy fun with well structured changes and a good mix. The metal? guitar works well and that ending spoken Latin is very cool.
Well done!

Robert

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#561976 - 11/01/19 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Fun but the drums, & snare in particular, were at odds with the general vibe. Sounded like an 80s drum machine inserted for effect.
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#562023 - 11/01/19 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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I really liked the 'Dark Vibe' that you perfected throughout this song.

This just got better and better.

Halloween Delivered!
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#562040 - 11/01/19 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Hello Mark,

Yep ... some really spooky stuff going on here! Great song for the season.

I personally liked the drums as they reminded me of approaching zombies closing, almost in a military marching mode.

Cool song with lots of spooky effects! Best to you ...

Alan
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#562046 - 11/01/19 11:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Well that wasn't something I've heard before.

Cool! smile
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#562070 - 11/02/19 05:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Hi Mark,

You can surely make creepy songs that really sound creepy!
At first I thought 'where are you going to with the melody. Then you caught me till the end, like Noel said.
I'm not a fan of Halloweenparties or so, I think it's my nerves prefend me liking it.
But if I would, your song should be in the top 5 of nice, very well made spooky songs.
You made a nice atmosphere for finding that reaper.

Hans
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#562226 - 11/02/19 10:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,

The chord progression is very nice.
Many others said, it gives this tune Halloween atmosphere very much.
The use of each instruments and the orchestration are wonderful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#562468 - 11/04/19 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,

Cool. And appropriately Creepy.

A good write. Good arrangement. The effects on the vocal work well.

Well done!

fj

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#562479 - 11/04/19 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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That was amazing! Like Dave we would love to know
what you used in addition to the BiaB tracks.

Heckuva creative production....

J&B
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#562876 - 11/07/19 12:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper [Re: Mark K]
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Hi Mark,

a lot of occult energy in this one. Terrific creativity in putting the thing together and most of all the mix. Amazing spooky stuff. Kudos!

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