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#579901 - 02/08/20 10:29 AM [User Showcase] 12 Bars Blue
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This forum is the perfect companion for an already great product. After the helpful critiques on my first post, I started re-mixing many tunes. The biggest problem was the lack of deesser. This song, which has an awful lot of Ss, was 2nd on the list. Having said that, try not concentrating on the Ss, and let me know what you think.

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RealTracks in song: 2730:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1923:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Brent Sw 060
RealTracks in song: ~576:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues BB Ev 085
RealDrums [in Song:BluesRock128^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


Flight 507 flew in from Dallas.
Sue stepped off crying. She said, "Who's Alice?"
I said, "She's just someone who's no one, so don't get so upset.
There's hardly any mem'ry left inside me to forget.
When I miss you, I drink the stew inside these 12 bars... blue."

She said, "Don't tell me you've lost your memory.
I heard the dirt from her husband Henry."
I said, "You don't know what you're saying. Her husband Henry's dead.
Some red-hot barmaid, Dinah, might o' blasted off his head."
She said, "It's true!! So that was YOU when those 12 bars blew."

I daresn't doddle, but doodle little.
I'm fit for bottle, but not for fiddle.
I'm not in shape for haulin' [*****], so let those Mounties come.
I'm dining in my glass. You know I'm not just acting dumb.
She told the screws, "I've got good news. He's playin' 12-bar blues.

Judge said my travel he's gonna limit.
When I smell trouble, I double back in it.
My life's a nutshell in a cold cell. I still say, "Alice who?"
There's 12 bars out my window ---and 12 on them, too.
I think of Sue, and drink to stew, behind those 12 bars. Blue.
I think of Sue, and drink my stew, behind those 12 bars. Blue.


Edited by BabuMusic (02/08/20 01:37 PM)
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#579904 - 02/08/20 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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I didn't hear the first one but this one jumped right out of my monitors from the first note. Not a trace of the SSSSSS'S that I could hear just some incredible clear high tones. I would have mixed down a little more with a low pass filter but that's just me, for this song the tone is great. Jumps out and grabs you by the neck and wont let go.

Nice work

Rick
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#579909 - 02/08/20 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: MajicSpell]
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Originally Posted By: Rick_H
I would have mixed down a little more with a low pass filter but that's just me, for this song the tone is great. Jumps out and grabs you by the neck and wont let go.

Haha. Thanks, Rick. I'll listen to any sound suggestion you have, sir. Do you mean just the vocal track or the final mix>
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#579913 - 02/08/20 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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The song is very entertaining - perhaps you might like to post lyrics as well for us lazy listeners.
A very nice blues and well produced.

Good work.

Peter

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#579920 - 02/08/20 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Well done, Marty.

The vocal sounds really good and sits in the mix well. No need for de-essing on this one...no explosive sss's

Cool song. Good band. Good mix.

fj

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#579934 - 02/08/20 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
perhaps you might like to post lyrics as well for us lazy listeners.


Haha. Thanks, Peter. Just edited this with your suggestion.
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#579936 - 02/08/20 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Well done, Marty.

The vocal sounds really good and sits in the mix well. No need for de-essing on this one...no explosive sss's

Cool song. Good band. Good mix.

fj


Thank you, floyd. I'm grateful for both your guidance AND inspiration. .
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#579989 - 02/08/20 07:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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The whole mix is good. The mix is "hot" and that's usually hard to get to, a lot of songs are somewhat dull sounding right out of the home studio. Keep working at it, you got the talent and the vision part down already. No bad stuff that I could hear, a final low pass filter sweep would just be me doing my thing.

Rick
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#580002 - 02/08/20 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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What are you mixing inside? There're some cool tutorials that can help with most DAWS.
Cool song & well sung.
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#580023 - 02/09/20 04:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hey Marty,

Man, I just love the blues, so of course I love this! Very good writing, especially for blues where the lyrics can tend to get a little generic.

I dig your vocal, works well for blues. And nice job on the bass also, I assume that is you playing?

Good stuff, looking forward to hearing more.

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#580031 - 02/09/20 05:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
What are you mixing inside? There're some cool tutorials that can help with most DAWS.


Thanks, rayc. Admittedly I don't know what I'm doing in the digital world of recording, but I'm using Cakewalk. I've learned a lot from YT so far, but the feedback and posts in this forum are very valuable also. Thanks again!
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#580033 - 02/09/20 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hey Marty,

Man, I just love the blues, so of course I love this! Very good writing, especially for blues where the lyrics can tend to get a little generic.

I dig your vocal, works well for blues. And nice job on the bass also, I assume that is you playing?

Good stuff, looking forward to hearing more.


Hey Dave!

Know what you mean about a matchbox holding my clothes at a quarter to three. Yes, I did the bass. Thanks. Let's jam!!
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#580044 - 02/09/20 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Super clever lyric. I think you milked that title phrase about every way that Dinah mighta stood still for. Band and singer sound good. And that's entertainment.
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#580052 - 02/09/20 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty,

Those 12 bars haven't prevented you from making an excellent Blues!
The lyrics are very funny (and a bit sad) and clever made. I can agree with Tangmo on that.
The lead guitar did a swell job.
Really like this one. Can't wait for another and you don't have be sitting behind bars for that one,

Hans
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#580069 - 02/09/20 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: Tangmo]
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Thanks, Tangmo. Diana found you most entertaining, and I appreciate the encouragement.
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#580071 - 02/09/20 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: Birchwood]
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Thanks, Hans. Yeah, the only one with a happy ending in that story is the lawyer. Still, some of the best blues was written without bars, and from behind them.
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#580104 - 02/09/20 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Blues is right in our wheelhouse and we are always ready for it smile

No disappointments here.

Well done!

Effective RT choice to support the really good vocal.

Nice bass too!

J&B
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#580138 - 02/09/20 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: BabuMusic]
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Excellent tune Super vocal and lyric. Guitar was excellent.

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#580180 - 02/10/20 05:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks, Janice & Bud. And I love the way you guys wield your wheel house.
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#580181 - 02/10/20 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: 12 Bars Blue [Re: Scott C]
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Thanks for listening and commenting, Scott.
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