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#576562 - 01/17/20 08:54 AM [User Showcase] I Turn to You
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I Turn To You

The band:


1190:Bass, Electric, ModernRnBRock Ev 065
~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
3334:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesPopSlow16thsSol ev16 065
~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085

Drums:PopRock16ths^03-a:Sidestick, HiHat, b:Snare, HiHat also PopModernGrooveSync16

I'm playing the lead guitar

I Turn to You (2020, Christiane Spruit)

V1
Do I feel it deeply? do I feel alive ?
Am I running and in order in these loveless times?

V2
Shadows falling, down on me
Did I ever fail my god?
I am loved but I am weak

Chorus
Turning to you
Whenever I feel blue I turn to you

V3
Yes, some times anxious in my mind,
I lose all faith in me, feeling helpless like a child
Why am I, not good enough? And will I never measure up?

Chorus
Whenever I feel blue I turn to you
Whenever I feel blue I turn to you

Solo

outro vamp: I'm feeling blue, I turn to you


I found this one difficult to mix for some reason, don't know why, it's pretty basic instrumentation that I've used many times before.
So I welcome any comments on that or anything else for that matter smile

EDIT: 01/19: Uploaded a new mix based on some of the comments I've received. Thanks everyone!






Edited by BlueAttitude (01/19/20 03:07 AM)
Edit Reason: new mix
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#576576 - 01/17/20 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris...

Zowie! Hot!

The BAND is killer. Each piece is so "present". Drums, bass, organ, guitar(s).
I'm not a fan of a hard panned keyboard (piano or organ), but when everything was going is did sound balanced.

Dave, your lead on this is SMOKIN'!! It does not get any better than that.

Chris' vocal is excellent (smokey, as well). Mix-wise it seemed to sit a bit "back" from the "present" band. I think (perhaps) this was one case when a bit more up-front-in-your-face vocal would match the band (I could be wrong - you never know unless you are there in the mixing room).

A terrific Blues write.

Love it!!

fj

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#576606 - 01/17/20 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wowzer!

Janice first mentioned a Martin Scorsese blues special we watched years ago
where, Lulu (surprisingly) just knocked us out. I think the song was
Drown In My Own Tears. The passion of that vocal and Chris' are very
similar.

Chris' writes are always perfect for her vocal. If they were more wordy then
her soul would not get a chance to shine!

And speaking of soul and shining, man, that guitar....mesmerizing.

Regarding the mix, FWIW, we've found that sometimes the fewer the tracks
the harder it gets. Everything is so stark with 3-5 tracks. BUT when it works
it's very special. And this works!!!

J&B

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#576654 - 01/17/20 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave / Chris

Excellent overall song - lovely passionate vocals - superb guitar.
The mix sounded good to me and you two never disappoint.

Great work.

Peter

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#576659 - 01/17/20 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,
Smoking vocals and searing guitar;your "voices" in wonderful sync again.
One of the simpler songs I`ve heard from you and there`s nothing missing.
Very,very good music!

Robert

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#576683 - 01/18/20 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Interesting - I was battling with a floor tom ringing loudly on a side in sympathy with the kick drum just a couple of days ago. I thought that it may be the only RealDrum with that issue - clearly not.
I also discovered that the ringing, when masked by bass et., actually enhanced the click of the kick - makes no sense but experimentation proved it to be so.
The song is fabulous, the guitar licks are strong and purposeful.
Mix wise, the lead guitra could sit closer to centre or pop over to the other side a little to balance the keyboards.
Christine writes and sings lovely blues ballads.
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#576711 - 01/18/20 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Another good one from you & Chris
Her vocals & lyrics
Combined with your guitar playing
And recording & mixing skills
Always seems to blend together into a pleasant sonic surprise...

I enjoyed the listen!
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#576720 - 01/18/20 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a great song this is!
Love the vibe on this, it all just fits so nicely.

Man..that's a smok'n guitar.
Vocals .....she's got this one nailed.
Bring up the vocals a bit and it's a hit.

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#576735 - 01/18/20 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Yeah! Blues! laugh

Guitar comes in with a strong statement. Vocals play off against the organ nicely.

But... To my non-professional ears, the vocals seem buried by the instruments.

Love the change in the drum at 2:10.

Excellent singing and guitar, as usual.
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#576743 - 01/18/20 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very cool song Dave. I loved the mix. Chris’s vocal was super. Love the blues. Your guitar was awesome as usual. Tone was perfect. Well done

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#576752 - 01/18/20 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Guitar was terrific, loved it. Pro level song and singing. Can't ask for more.
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#576775 - 01/18/20 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris,

I like this, closer to traditional blues, as Dave mentioned "basic instrumentation" approach. I can hear more of you that way smile Listens very well! I would prefer vocals just a hint louder. Otherwise CONGRATS to both of you! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#576871 - 01/19/20 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Chris...

Zowie! Hot!

The BAND is killer. Each piece is so "present". Drums, bass, organ, guitar(s).
I'm not a fan of a hard panned keyboard (piano or organ), but when everything was going is did sound balanced.

Dave, your lead on this is SMOKIN'!! It does not get any better than that.

Chris' vocal is excellent (smokey, as well). Mix-wise it seemed to sit a bit "back" from the "present" band. I think (perhaps) this was one case when a bit more up-front-in-your-face vocal would match the band (I could be wrong - you never know unless you are there in the mixing room).

A terrific Blues write.

Love it!!

fj


Thanks, floyd!

I've made some tweaks to hopefully address the issues that you and others commented on and uploaded a new mix, hopefully better now.
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#576959 - 01/19/20 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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That's a good one Dave and Chris! Chris's voice always makes me think of Heart's Ann Wilson...Chris delivers a super vocal every time! Dave, your guitar is superb here! I like the way you mimic the vocal in places and the solo is a total killer! Thanks,Torrey
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#576979 - 01/19/20 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks Dave for you comments on Dirty Low Down Blues...
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Fun song, Jim, love your vocal!

How did you do that descending riff, did you play that?

Actually I notated that descending riff into Biab using the old Roland VSC.
I started to play it
But decided I liked it the way it was.
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#577029 - 01/20/20 03:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave and Chris,

You did it again! A very nice laid back blues. And of cousre Chris her vocals... Beautiful!
But, having said all this there is one thing I have to mention and to ask;
I agree with the others who mentioned Chris could have been mixed more upfront. That would give the song more depth, I think.
The question is what made the mixing more difficult for you on this song, as you mentioned in the introduction?
You always have very, very good mixing results as I hear all your very nice songs.

Hans
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#577035 - 01/20/20 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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More sensational delivery from Christiane and yourself.

This drives perfectly on every beat.

The recording balance could not be better, every instrument perfectly placed.

Outstanding solo is the absolute icing...

Songs in the user showcase don't get better than this. Outstanding. Everywhere.
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#577042 - 01/20/20 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Chris

Blown away with the vocals ,guitar work and the mix , this sounds perfect on my side.

Pro stuff ..Again !!

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#577086 - 01/20/20 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Your guitar and her vocal kindles a killer combination.

And this song too is on fire.

I dig the organ. Good choice for this.

The ending is nicely haunting.

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#577110 - 01/20/20 12:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Turn to You [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Vocals out front! Yeah!

Dang, this sounds sooooo good! laugh
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