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#637888 - 01/22/21 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Under The Stars - Remix
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Under The Stars

Thanks everyone for the mixing suggestions/comments. Based on those suggestions, I left the piano as is, dropped the volume of the guitar a small amount, and dropped the volume of the drums by about a third. I also took a little Hi EQ of the drums. Hope it sounds a bit better. Thanks again.


An acoustic instrumental I threw together yesterday. Just one question: Should the piano be a slight bit louder? Sometimes I think yes - other times think it's okay as is. What do you think?

Thanks in advance for listening and commenting, should you choose to.

Alan



File:Under The Stars.SGU

Key=C , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:22

Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,

Style is _BENDS.STY (Bends Slack Key Slow Soloist)

RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2762:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 70sBritPopMike Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 3700:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist SlackKeyBallad Ev 085
Loop in Song: Drums\CajonFolkPop8ths
RealDrums [in Song:Folk16thsSlowBrushes^01-a:Brushes, Kick 2 , b:Snare, Kick


Edited by Al-David (01/23/21 09:57 PM)
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#637924 - 01/22/21 08:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Wit the guitar the star the piano is pretty well settled. It might be useful to boost it for a progression to alter the dynamics but other wise there's no need to clutter the tune.
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#637957 - 01/23/21 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Another beautiful instrumental!! Such a pleasurable listening experience.

The piano could be VERY slightly louder. Not much. But...it is "okay" where it is.
(For my ears) the percussion is too loud - somewhat distracting.
(I'm listening on very "detailed" speakers. (Presonus Eris E3.5).)

I like it!

fj

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#637963 - 01/23/21 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al.
Blissful. I'm sitting in my garden on a warm summers evening. Sounds good to me.
Just one thing, after the first 3 seconds there seems to be a glitch with a guitar note (I think).
You might want to check it out.

Vic

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#637986 - 01/23/21 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Lovely laid back guitar tune, Al. That slack key RT is new to me- wonderful tone.
The piano sounds a little low to me and percussion a bit high- both marginal though.

Robert

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#638000 - 01/23/21 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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That's beautiful!

Piano up? I say No.
I'd suggest dropping the guitar just a tad.
I think that might resolve your conundrum.

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#638013 - 01/23/21 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Excellent Al!

Very cinematic and one that we hope you have submitted to sync libraries.

Best to you Di and we hope things are working out well in the new house.

Take care,

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#638049 - 01/23/21 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Beautiful song Alan!!! You have a way with making a band gel!! LOVE IT!! Take care. Greg

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#638067 - 01/23/21 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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That is a lovely arrangement Alan! Love the melody and chord structure! The piano level is close to where I would have it...maybe just a very slight bump for my taste! Another excellent job Alan! Thanks, T
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#638077 - 01/23/21 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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The title fits the song so well, as did the cover art.

You really have a way to capture something special and express it with music.

I'll leave any mixing comments to the others.

A really nice listen! Thanks for sharing it. smile
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#638079 - 01/23/21 06:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Pleasant listen! smile

After it was over, I noticed you were asking about the balance of the piano. It seemed fine to me.
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#638091 - 01/23/21 08:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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I'm listening on some pretty nice HIFI man headphones and it all sounds wonderful. I also have some more clinical Sennheiser 600 HDs, still sounds great. This was one of your best IMHO.
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#638100 - 01/23/21 10:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Well, now, it certainly doesn't sound as though you just "threw it together". It's a gently rhythmic, meditative-feeling tune like the music of small, warmly-recorded instrumental ensembles that performed pop versions of classic ballads on 'easy listening' radio stations in the evenings and further on into the A.M. hours back in the 60's.

Concerning the piano track, I actually didn't notice the instrument playing while I listened to the piece, not because its volume was too low, but because the acoustic guitar melody was performed with such understated passion and sweetness that it quite rightly became the center of attention in the recording.


Edited by Ardent (01/23/21 10:34 PM)

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#638164 - 01/24/21 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars - Remix [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

I think it sounds absolutely great!!!

All the best,

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#638184 - 01/24/21 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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The new mix sounds great!

Bringing the guitar down a bit put the piano in good balance.
And lowering the percussion also balanced it nicely to "very supportive".

Nice!!

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#638204 - 01/24/21 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan & Di,

I like the arrangement very much. The guitar put forward, the piano slightly behind with a little reverb. And the bass well present leaving the field to the solo guitar. Very nice guitar playing. The whole is pleasant.

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#638222 - 01/24/21 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: Al-David]
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Al,
Thumbs up on the remix-piano a little more present and the guitar still shines.
A lovely instrumental.

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#638448 - 01/26/21 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Wit the guitar the star the piano is pretty well settled. It might be useful to boost it for a progression to alter the dynamics but other wise there's no need to clutter the tune.


Thanks for the input, Ray. I appreciate it. I've loaded a remix of the song, if interested. Wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#638449 - 01/26/21 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

Another beautiful instrumental!! Such a pleasurable listening experience.

The piano could be VERY slightly louder. Not much. But...it is "okay" where it is.
(For my ears) the percussion is too loud - somewhat distracting.
(I'm listening on very "detailed" speakers. (Presonus Eris E3.5).)

I like it!

fj



Hi Floyd ...

You've already commented on the re-mix. Glad it works. I considered all your suggestions when I did the remix and it sounds better now, I think>. Thanks for the suggestions! Best to you ...

Alan
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#638450 - 01/26/21 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Under The Stars [Re: vicarn]
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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Hi Al.
Blissful. I'm sitting in my garden on a warm summers evening. Sounds good to me.
Just one thing, after the first 3 seconds there seems to be a glitch with a guitar note (I think).
You might want to check it out.

Vic



Hi Vic ...

Thanks for the listen and comments. G lad you enjoyed the song. As far as that guitar glitch, it's at that same spot every time I regenerate it - even if I use a different chord. Not sure why. But thanks for noticing it and letting me know. Best to you, my friend ...

Alan
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