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#611471 - 08/20/20 11:08 PM [User Showcase] When I'm Alone
Registered: 04/17/20
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Chris Dent Offline
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Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 96
Here's a blues I wrote about the difference between being alone and being lonely.

I'm not sure how the mix works - any advice welcome....

I used the style 'Laid Back Blues'for bass, drums and rhythm guitar. Added vocals and lead guitar - Strat through Amplitube. Mixed in Logic.

https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023/when-im-alone

Hope everyone is keeping well.
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More of my music at: https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023

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#611578 - 08/21/20 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1213
Tangmo Offline
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Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1213
"It don't mean that I don't love you....just don't want to be with anyone else." GREAT line. I'm not sure even you know how multi-faceted that little jewel is.

Love your voice here. The band is solid and unobtrusive. Your clean-toned play is good and just gets better as this thing rolls along. Maybe a tad long, but I never felt bored. Beale Street ready.
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#611610 - 08/22/20 01:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 461
Derochette Offline
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Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 461
Hello Chris,

Superb voice. The arrangement is well done. I love the solo which stands out well without taking over the voice. It's a good song.

DEro13 alias JaniJackFlash

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#611689 - 08/22/20 11:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9957
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9957
Loc: GA USA
It's no secret we love the blues so this is right square in our wheelhouse.

Your vocal and Strat performances are as Gregg Allman would say "hittin' the note."

It's ALL in the pocket. And your voice and playing have that quality that is so important to us. SOUL.

Enjoyed it a lot,

J&B

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#611703 - 08/22/20 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3947
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
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Loc: Sacramento, California
No mixing advice offered or needed.

Tasty blues, well done! laugh
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#611722 - 08/22/20 04:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1181
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1181
Loc: Virginia USA
Oh yeah! Sweet singing. Sweet guitar.

Mix is clean and balanced.

I enjoyed this much.

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#611725 - 08/22/20 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4021
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
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Loc: Sydney Australia
A nice blues - well sung, composed and played.

The mix was good.

Nice work.

Peter

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#611744 - 08/22/20 06:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2991
Robertkc Offline
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2991
Chris,
A showcase for your guitar chops, tone and feel... in a well sung package with that cool lyric line Tangmo highlighted.
Great mix.

Robert

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#611760 - 08/22/20 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 508
Loc: Queensland, Australia
mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 508
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Hi Chris,
There's a lot of years of playing the blues wrapped up in this little number. It's a great song.
Your vocal performance is terrific and your guitar is as tasty as ever.
The mix and the "band" sound great - almost live.
Stay well,
Mike
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BIAB/RealBand 2019(4) UltraPlusPak, Kontakt 5, Kontakt 6 Player, EZmix, Hybrid 3, Audacity, Acer Predator, Windows 10, 64bit, 16GB ram, CPU: Intel i7.

https://soundcloud.com/user-952388172

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#611765 - 08/22/20 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I'm Alone [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 96
Chris Dent Offline
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Registered: 04/17/20
Posts: 96
Thanks everyone for the comments. Tunemonger, Oleman, and MajicSpell commented on another of my tracks with some mixing tips and I have re-mixed this track as well to take some of the 'mud' out of the vocals and drums.

Tangmo: 'Maybe a tad long...'

ha ha, yes. I programmed an extra verse in the BB file by mistake and was then too lazy to take it out - easier to play another 12 bars of guitar...
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More of my music at: https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023

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