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#564738 11/18/19 03:01 AM
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YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPsOclaX5k8
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/keefmeister-1/my-good-friend

This is a ballad about a songwriter's good friend...his guitar.

_ACCNTRY.STY. Acoustic Country w/ Pedal Steel
Instruments: El.Bass, Ac.Guitar, Ac.Guitar, PedalSteel, Drums
RD: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open :Brian Fullen
RT518: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085, Dow Tomlin
RT365: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085, Jason Roller
RT362: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085 , Tony King
RT363: Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085, Steve Hinson

Added these:
Set 278; 2975 (RVoc0001.ST2) Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Rhythm Pop3-part Ev 085^^Rhythm^^Pop, Country^^
Set 310; 3198 Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist PopBalladBrent Ev 065

All tracks are BiaB except for
1 - an Addictive Drums track to embellish the BiaB track in a couple of places (cymbals & toms only).
2 - all vocals are mine except BiaB Oohs-Aahs track (Shure SM7B mic and Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 audio interface)

Approach:
I generate/export several takes for most RealTracks and cobble the best sections together in my DAW (Cakewalk Sonar). This is especially true of the soloist track. Prior to export, I will remove BiaB reverb, pan all tracks to center, and set volume to default so I can manage these in Sonar. In many cases, the BiaB tracks are left untreated in Sonar because they are produced so well. I have some iZotope products that help bring the song across the finish line including Ozone 9 and Tonal Balance.

I started using BiaB about a year ago. It's truly an amazing product. It's great for songwriting or recording when a songwriter's performance skillset does not include all the instruments they hear in their music. Kudos to PG Music!

Cheers!

- Marc

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yeah, that is a good friend indeed Marc!!, and a good song, well, excellent song!!! I love this one Cliff

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Great job on this Marc! Very good vocals and playing! The background vocals are also excellent! Great band choices here! Thanks, Torrey




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Thank you, sir! I appreciate the feedback.

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Thanks Torrey! I wish I liked my own singing voice, but ya work with what ya got. My dad had a great voice but I didn't inherit that gene. smile BiaB is a marvel. Still have a lot to learn. Thanks again...

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Marc,

A good first post. Nice use of BIAB.

Good vocal and really nice harmonies.

Excellent mix.

Welcome to the Showcase!

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Thank you, Floyd. It's good to be here. smile Appreciate the feedback.

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Really great use of the _ACCNTRY style! Thanks for sharing it with us here on the forum.


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Thanks Ember!

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Nice mix and vox. Also liked She's the one, which followed this on your SC account. Yeoman work!


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Thank you, TuneMonger! smile I'm having a lot of fun with BiaB. It brought my music production capabilities up several notches. Creds to PG Music and the session musicians on RealTracks.

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Welcome to the forum. Loved your vocal. Lovely backtrack and lyric. Well done.


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Thanks, Scott! I appreciate the feedback and the kind welcome to this community.

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Originally Posted By: Keefmeister
It's great for songwriting or recording when a songwriter's performance skillset does not include all the instruments they hear in their music.

Can I get an "Amen!"? Love that quote sir.

Marc, I have no issues with your vocals here, much better than mine, LOL.

I really loved the feel and mix of your guitars in the song with the vocals. It all comes together pretty nicely. The stock footage and photos used in the video were nice too. Good job all around.

Keep up the great work!




Steve

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Amen! smile Thanks a bunch, Steve. I appreciate the feedback.

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Marc, this is a really nice delivery.

I like the tempo, it fits the song perfectly.

Clever use of lyrics too.


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Thank you, sir! Appreciate your taking time to listen and comment.

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Nice arrangement.
You blended the OD percussion well.


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Hi Marc,

This is a good song, well sung, good harmony, nice mixing and most of all nice melody!

Hans


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Thanks rayc...the ride cymbal bell strikes in the intro and verses seemed to fit in nicely, but the Addictive Drum toms that play in the last chorus (under "enduring loyalty") didn't have the same big, deep sound as the Nashville RealDrums in BiaB, so I just added reverb and pushed them back in the mix. Not perfect, but good enough. smile Thanks again!

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