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#580201 - 02/10/20 08:32 AM [User Showcase] First Post Here
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Skoon66 Offline
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https://soundcloud.com/braddh66/like-the-rain/s-VPVgG

Wrote this song in Jan. 2020, lead and Rhythm Guitars by me.
Used Band in the Box Style, Medium Pop Country Mandolin.
Also used Cakewalk.
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#580264 - 02/10/20 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Really good pop effort here, love the lead-in to the chorus. Felt like the solo could've been more up front, but others here are better at assessing that than I am. Nice tune and nice guitar playing that had me tapping my foot along to it.
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#580267 - 02/10/20 01:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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BabuMusic Offline
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Sounds really good, Brad. Seems well-mixed, and I agree with TuneMonger's comment (although I'm even less qualified to assess wink ) on bringing the lead a bit out front. BiaB is great, but it always helps to add your own tracks. Well done.
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#580277 - 02/10/20 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
Registered: 08/10/12
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Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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Brad,

Good job of combining the BAIB RealTracks with your own guitar tracks. They sit nicely there and some cool licks along the way.

Welcome to the Showcase.

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#580298 - 02/10/20 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Brad, this is an excellent first post. Also welcome.

"Turn love into a joke", what a great line! Super chops. I think the mix is perfect as is.

Super first post.
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#580306 - 02/10/20 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Loc: Virginia USA
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Love your guitar playing. I agree with Mario: Great lyrical hook: "Turn love into a joke."

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#580324 - 02/10/20 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Tangmo Offline
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Well constructed song with a very solid progression. I was kinda hoping that the lead guitar might come in stronger, "volume" wise. It was well played and positioned to really take over. Thanks for sharing, It's nice to meet you.
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#580333 - 02/10/20 08:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
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Nice song...
Some essing to treat and there seems to be a bit of "room" on the vocals that's holding it a little away from the mix. Your harmonies are cool.
The arrangement is pretty tidy though the bass, to my mind, doesn't fit.
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#580374 - 02/11/20 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Skoon66 Offline
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Thanks everyone, I know there was some master and mixing concerns, at the time thought it sounded ok, I'm never satisfied with vocals, getting the right sound, and I originally had lead guitar louder, but thought ppl might think it was too strong, lol guess I should of went with my first instinct.
Anyway thanks for the feedback.
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#580555 - 02/12/20 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Skoon66]
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Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Brad,

Nice first post! Your chorus is catchy and the mix spreads things out nicely! Very fine job with the guitars! Welcome to a great forum! Thanks, Torrey
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#580632 - 02/13/20 05:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: First Post Here [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Skoon66 Offline
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Thanks Torrey, I did upload a new version, where I addressed some issues, others brought to my attention, mainly bringing vocals closer, and guitar solo.
Also just wrote a new song I just put on Soundcloud, about my life.
Think you can to it from the same link, and clicking on my picture, not sure. new to all this uploading stuff.
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