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#573144 - 12/30/19 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Don't let go
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One last song from us to finish off the year: Don't Let Go

The band:

1717:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockStraight Ev 120
1772:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
RealDrums:JazzFunkMovin^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I'm playing the guitar parts.

Mixed with reaper using native plugins and plugins from Waves and iZotope, mastered with Ozone9.

EDIT: floyd asked how I processed the bass track.

For the bass I used the Waves CLA Bass plugin, and I'm using the Clean preset. Sometimes I tweak it a little, but this time I didn't.

I followed that with just the EQ section of Neutron 2. I have a dynamic mode 12 db cut with a Q of 2 at 63 HZ. Also added a 12 db HPF at 40 HZ. I came up with those values by using the masking feature of Neutron (looking at the drum track) and the Tonal Balance control plugin on the master bus.

Don't let go (2019, Christiane Spruit)

Talk to me I know you feel bad
what are you hiding behind the back
are we playing the game left to win and right will lose

Tongue tied and down to the bone
If you are not going to pick up the phone
don't you Know what we have to lose

Don't let go
Tomorrow comes and none of us will know
Don't let go

We know each other for so long
Why don't you tell me what's going on?
it would make it easier , you know

No words cut like a knife
all my doubts are coming alive
Don't let go

Tomorrow comes and we won't know
Tomorrow comes and we won't know
Don't let go
Don't let go

Next song will be using BIAB 2020, placed my order this morning cool

Chris also did a video for the song:



As always all comments are welcome.


Edited by BlueAttitude (01/03/20 01:21 PM)

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#573183 - 12/30/19 12:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave / Chris

A strong blues rock song to end the year. As always I enjoyed the imaginative guitar
and the excellent vocals.
The song has a nice catchy vibe and is excellently produced.

Great work and happy new year to you both.

Peter

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#573184 - 12/30/19 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Now that swings while it rocks.
Nothing out of place, nothing missing.
Spot on.
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#573210 - 12/30/19 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

I don't like it!

No, I am just kidding... it is a wonderful song... I think it is one of the best productions you have made. Everything just feels right... Christiane Spruits vocals are amazing and your guitar-work is beautiful and fitting. The mixing is outstanding good!

What's not to like?

Congrats with a super track at the end of 2019!

Will

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#573229 - 12/30/19 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave and Christiane this is great. Dave those are some very impressive chops! The vocal is fantastic. Everything about this one is perfect and air play ready.

I really liked this!
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#573238 - 12/30/19 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
An excellent no-messing-about rocker to close the year.I really liked the energy coming across.
The arrangement sounds simple, but the way your guitar moves forward and back is so well timed; the harmony on the chorus... its all in the details.
You guys always hit the mark!

Robert

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#573242 - 12/30/19 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a great song to end the year with. A very WELL accomplished year for all involved. I always expect great songs, great tone, and great production whenever I see "Blue Attitude" as the OP. Once again, you delivered the goods.

I get you are into the blues; but would you consider changing your name here to "Hot Attitude?" I mean, this stuff is just that! Looking forward to your 2020 projects!
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#573257 - 12/30/19 09:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Exceptionally tight and well mixed. Chris delivers those lines with a smoky confidence. Dave, your guitar is a real pleasure to listen to. When she hands the song off to you, you don't disappoint, but own the thing rhythmically and musically. A wonderful backing for a wonderful pairing.
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#573259 - 12/30/19 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Agree with the other comments about the polish, production quality, vocals, everything. It's all in perfect balance. Very good strong chorus phrasing too - catchy "Don't let go." I really like the way it swings and the way the guitar and vocals punch out those rhythms against the beat - it keeps the interest and energy very high.

Great, rock solid song.
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#573282 - 12/31/19 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a tune! It's already been said, but this is just stunning in every way. Perfectly balanced and every quality of the song shines. The vocals are incredible and the it is perfectly catchy with an incredible groove.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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#573284 - 12/31/19 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris...

A big WOW.

The mix is SUPERB. Perfect. Everything sits JUST right. Vocal, guitar, bass, drums. Delicious. Professional.

Your guitar is to-die-for - tone AND playing.

I always love the sound you get on the bass. This is round and smooth and punchy. Special. How did you process that????

Love those drums! Not a kit I would have ever thought to even audition (but will now!). BIAB is worth the price for the drums alone - and most folks take little advantage of that... Thanks for showing this one off... MAN! they sound good!

A good Rock/Blues write. Catchy. Chris' vocal is... perfect. The harmonies are exceptional - really well synced... Sweet.

Loved it.

fj

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#573310 - 12/31/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi BA,

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Absolutely love the drums and guitar - being both a drummer and guitarist I suppose that's understandable - but they are so good.

Great sound too. Look forward to hearing more! smile
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#573325 - 12/31/19 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
I am scared, you can not make a weak tune. Just make one for the sake of reference!

Excellent all the way! I wish our local radio would play tunes like this! Happy New Year to you and Chris and let 2020 be as fruitful as 2019 (maybe even better!). Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#573421 - 12/31/19 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Awesome way to finish the year Dave and Chris. Very cool tune. Excellent vocal. Your guitar tone was awesome Dave. Vey cool solo. Well done

Happy New Year Dave and Chris


Edited by Scott C (12/31/19 06:21 PM)

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#573461 - 01/01/20 02:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave & Chris,

I can't remember any of your productions that I might not have liked a lot, but I like this one an AWFUL lot. Great song, fantastically sung, Chris!!!!.

Excellent playing, Dave, your guitar sounds wonderful. As does the whole thing - really ear candy.

And you know what: I just bought that WAVES bass plug-in (at the moment itÄs only 30 $), because the bass is sounding so good.

Very well done !!!!!!!

All the best for 2020,

Stefan

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#573478 - 01/01/20 03:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave / Chris

A strong blues rock song to end the year. As always I enjoyed the imaginative guitar
and the excellent vocals.
The song has a nice catchy vibe and is excellently produced.

Great work and happy new year to you both.

Peter


Thanks, Peter, and happy new year to you and yours too!

Originally Posted By: rayc
Now that swings while it rocks.
Nothing out of place, nothing missing.
Spot on.


Cheers, Ray!

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#573554 - 01/01/20 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Man oh Man..
Your smoking guitar & Chris' & sexy vocals...
Your polished production skills & Chris' clever lyrics...
Outstanding combinations which always make for more than interesting music...
You guys always do an outstanding job!

I'll be watching for you next production!
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#573581 - 01/01/20 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dang, but that sounds excellent. I see why Floyd asked about the bass - everything in the mix comes across clear, yet sits in it's place so well. Wow!

Of course, stellar singing and guitar playing.

Really good!
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#573649 - 01/02/20 02:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Hi Dave,

I don't like it!

No, I am just kidding... it is a wonderful song... I think it is one of the best productions you have made. Everything just feels right... Christiane Spruits vocals are amazing and your guitar-work is beautiful and fitting. The mixing is outstanding good!

What's not to like?

Congrats with a super track at the end of 2019!

Will



Thanks, Will!

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Dave and Christiane this is great. Dave those are some very impressive chops! The vocal is fantastic. Everything about this one is perfect and air play ready.

I really liked this!


Thanks for stopping by, Mario!

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#573677 - 01/02/20 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't let go [Re: BlueAttitude]
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hey dave and chris great tune everything fits perfect love the vocal and they way you mix your songs great work thanks eric
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