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#601906 - 06/13/20 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Lifeline
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Lifeline

Written and recorded by Steve Andrews

https://soundcloud.com/strummer911/lifeline

All tracks generated using Band in a Box and mixed using Mixcraft

Custom style: _SJABLU1.STY

RealTracks in style: ~520:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 165
RealTracks in style: ~525:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 190
RealTracks in style: ~1120:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 165
RealTracks in style: ~524:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 165
RealTracks in style: ~690:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 165
RealTracks in style: 1682:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
Solist: Soloist PopBalladMellowBrent Ev 130
RealDrums:RockabillySwing^01-a:Tom, b:Tom 8th


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#601970 - 06/14/20 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Fantastic choice of styles, clean, sweet guitar lines,

'Lifeline', very important sharing point for folks helping each other.

Great choice of material.
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#601979 - 06/14/20 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Steve,
Good song, much needed these days. Arrangement, vocals and mix are great. Listens well. Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#601991 - 06/14/20 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: VideoTrack]
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Thanks I appreciate that

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#601992 - 06/14/20 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Thanks Misha, I really appreciate that

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#602107 - 06/15/20 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Very cool tune. Really liked the effect you used on the vocal. Well done

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#602158 - 06/15/20 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Scott C]
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Thanks Scott. I double tracked the vocals on the chorus. Not using an effect, I just sang the chorus twice and turned down one of the vocal tracks to like half the other one.

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#602271 - 06/16/20 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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I love this song. Great all the way around!

...Deb

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#602293 - 06/16/20 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: DSM]
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Thanks Deb I really appreciate that!

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#602310 - 06/16/20 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Excellent song - very strong all around, with a nice balance of instruments, vocals. Great theme and lyrics that really hit home too. I always enjoy a nice upbeat, catchy tune.
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#602401 - 06/17/20 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: EdZ314]
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Thanks Ed, I appreciate that

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#602463 - 06/17/20 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Good song, sung well. Thanks!
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#602499 - 06/17/20 06:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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Strummer,

Good and engaging acoustic sound out of the gate—really like how those guitars pick up in the chorus. From a production standpoint, once those rhythm guitars really kick in, I would have like the vocal to come a bit more, or the rhythm guitars to be dialed down—in either case, just a tad--nothing major really. Doesn’t seem like anyone else has commented in that regard so it may just be me, so take it with a grain of salt. Really nice work on this one, Strummer. Very good tune!

Best regards,

Deej

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#602563 - 06/18/20 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: TuneMonger]
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Thanks I appreciate that!

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#602564 - 06/18/20 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Deej56]
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Deej, thanks for the feedback. I did try to dial up the vocal a bit by double tracking them just in the chorus, but I guess I didn't do it quite enough. But I appreciate both the encouragement and the constructive criticism. You guys are helping me get better. Take care!

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#602816 - 06/20/20 03:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: Strummer911]
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It sounded as if the audio started a few moments after the playing.
Nice arrangement and an excellent message.
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#602954 - 06/21/20 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Lifeline [Re: rayc]
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Thanks Ray

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