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#608098 - 07/26/20 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Dark Clouds
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Dark Clouds

I've not been around much lately ... Di's relentless Drs' appointments plus having a new house built. I've only commented on half a dozen songs, or so, lately but will attempt to do more listening and commenting over the next couple of weeks, hopefully longer.

This is a song ... a power Blues guitar instrumental ... I put together a while back. Open to any and all suggestions/comments. Thanks in advance. Please be safe ...

Alan


File:Dark Clouds.SGU

Key=Dm , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=3:11


Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,

Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,

Style is _MAIZE.STY (Maize Americana Power Bal Solo)

BassCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in style: 2877:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 3336:Piano, Electric, Rhythm LoungeFunkJeff Ev16 080
RealTracks in style: 2879:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSparseSlow16thsColin Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3438:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1841:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveHigh Ev16 075
RealDrums [in Song:RockTexas^4-a:HiHat, b:LooseHat4x4

** This style was originally an Americana genre, but I replaced several instruments to get the bluesy sound I was looking for. It sounds quite a bit different than the original BIAB style. That's one of the great things about BIAB ... it's versatility and capabilities for customizing an original sound.


Edited by Al-David (07/26/20 11:20 AM)
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#608105 - 07/26/20 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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That's a cool tune. It's the kind of song that makes me want to grab my guitar, dial up a boutique hi-gain model and wail away.

Well done.
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#608112 - 07/26/20 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds great to me! smile
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#608115 - 07/26/20 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

Indeed, a long time since. I missed you on the forum and commenting my songs. I thought I must have done something wrong, but you were only building yourself a new house. Quite a relief. Except Di's problems. I hope things are going well now(?). And they must be, because you made a very cool/strong song with Dark Clouds, although the title points at the opposite. i hope that is not the case.

About the song: As I mentioned, very cool or strong. The leadguitar played the stars from the sky. I mean that! There is only one thing I miss in this beautiful song. Vocals! When the song starts I immediately started humming. All the time the song continued, I heard that dark raspy voice singing about his lady. But without that it is still that beautifull song I mentioned before.
Very well done!

Keep building and send Di my best wishes,
Hans
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#608146 - 07/26/20 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Very good to hear from you again! I myself also had a break from this forum because of some unfortunate circumstances.

This song is really pleasant to the ears.. nicely mixed and produced - I enjoyed listening and I hope many more tracks will be uploaded from you!

Thanks for sharing!
Will

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#608168 - 07/26/20 05:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Hiya Al, great to hear you again buddy, this is fabulous. Lovely melody and I just love your playing. Great stuff

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#608190 - 07/26/20 09:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Superb playing, as always; a real pleasure to listen to.
Regards,
Leon

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#608210 - 07/27/20 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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A beautifully crafted piece of music Alan. The guitar sounds brilliant.
I'm glad you're back at the forum.
I hope Di is feeling ok.
Best wishes,
Mike


Edited by mkg50 (Mike G) (07/27/20 05:35 AM)
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#608211 - 07/27/20 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds very moreish. Perhaps even Gary Moore-ish. Nice guitar tones well strung together.
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#608228 - 07/27/20 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

WOW. That sounds good!

Every aspect of this is a stand-out.
The drums sound great - loud and proud, but not overdone.
The bass is warm AND punchy - a great combination.
The synth pad is perfectly mixed - "just there".

And what a SWEET guitar! Can we assume the entire thing is the BritPsycPopBallad? Did you add processing to the RT? It sits perfectly in the mix. And it sounds amazingly "coherent" - like it was performed JUST for this piece.

The mix is outlandishly good. I've already listened several times and plan to listen several more...

You create instrumentals that are WORTH listening to...

Awesome.

fj

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#608238 - 07/27/20 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Just fabulous, Alan.

It's as though you knew exactly what I liked and then set out to create it!

I can't find fault with anything - the chord sequence, the instrumentation,
the mix and that haunting guitar are all just right.

When it gets dark, I'm gonna play that again with the lights down low. In fact,
I'm gonna put it on repeat play.

The new house sounds exciting - will we get photos?
Take care, old friend and all the best to Di as well.
Stay safe.
ROG

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#608243 - 07/27/20 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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A great feel, Alan. Good luck with your house. We're building too and were supposed to be done early May. Hmm. Keep 'em coming. You never disappoint.
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#608250 - 07/27/20 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Just hauntingly beautiful band and the solo guitarist is amazing, difficult to believe this is coming from BIAB - and of course your chords and mixing makes it even more radio friendly ear candy, this should be the Band-in-a-Box theme song or at least one to market it!

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#608251 - 07/27/20 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

A guitar players song... Outstanding!

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#608286 - 07/27/20 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Al-David]
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Nice arrangement. Great instrumentation. Sounds like Pink Floyd. Well done.
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#608300 - 07/28/20 12:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
That's a cool tune. It's the kind of song that makes me want to grab my guitar, dial up a boutique hi-gain model and wail away.

Well done.


Hi Herb ...

Thank you so much. I kind of modeled this after Gary Moore's "Still Got The Blues". But I made it just a busier and increased the tempo a bit. I didn't put quite as much distortion on the guitar, either. As I said, his song was inspiration ... didn't want it to sound too much like his ... just a slight reference.

Thanks for the nice comments ... much appreciated. Be safe, my friend.

Alan
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#608301 - 07/28/20 12:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Sounds great to me! smile


Thanks, David. Glad to hear ya liked it. Best to you. Please be safe.

Alan
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#608302 - 07/28/20 12:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Alan,

Indeed, a long time since. I missed you on the forum and commenting my songs. I thought I must have done something wrong, but you were only building yourself a new house. Quite a relief. Except Di's problems. I hope things are going well now(?). And they must be, because you made a very cool/strong song with Dark Clouds, although the title points at the opposite. i hope that is not the case.

About the song: As I mentioned, very cool or strong. The leadguitar played the stars from the sky. I mean that! There is only one thing I miss in this beautiful song. Vocals! When the song starts I immediately started humming. All the time the song continued, I heard that dark raspy voice singing about his lady. But without that it is still that beautifull song I mentioned before.
Very well done!

Keep building and send Di my best wishes,
Hans



Hans, it's always a pleasure to hear from you ... thanks for your very nice comments.

I wish I had the strong, grizzly voice to sing a Blues like this. My vocals are more suited to Pop-Country and Ballads. Again, many thanks for your very kind comments! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
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#608303 - 07/28/20 12:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Very good to hear from you again! I myself also had a break from this forum because of some unfortunate circumstances.

This song is really pleasant to the ears.. nicely mixed and produced - I enjoyed listening and I hope many more tracks will be uploaded from you!

Thanks for sharing!
Will



Hello Will ...

I truly hope your unfortunate circumstances have improved. It was great to hear from you!

Thank you for those nice words. I appreciate them very much. Wishing you the very best. Be safe ...

Alan
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#608304 - 07/28/20 12:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dark Clouds [Re: furry]
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Hiya Al, great to hear you again buddy, this is fabulous. Lovely melody and I just love your playing. Great stuff


HI Graham ...

It's always a true pleasure to hear from my very favorite accordionist of all time.

Thank you so much for the very nice and supportive comments. I always appreciate your input. Wishing you and Kay the very best. Please be safe.

Alan
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