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#678961 - 10/23/21 09:58 AM [User Showcase] PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU
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Life is like a puzzle made of numerous moments and memories.
Even the most beautiful puzzle eventually comes to an end
and offers a wonderful work of art called life.


Writing a song for a loved one is the most
beautiful thing in a musician's life.

Andi


Listen to THE WAY WITHOUT YOU


THE WAY WITHOUT YOU

You were the center
The Center of our life
You were always there for us…
and more

Having you as a mother
It was something great
And with you we were one
The great Four

1: When the Sky turned gray
The lights were shining
In those times the fate took over
Without a hint

2 : Your journey has only
just begun
Now you’re in a better place
and for us our sun

Nothing will be the same as it used to be
Letting go of you hurts, until our thoughts are free

We miss your laughing
Miss your closeness
Things that have made you out

And the time will
Will decide
What the way will look like now

The way without you
The way without you

You’ve rarely been lucky
Never moaned in your life
Not everything passed you without a trace
Oh no !!!

It’s a great feeling
Have given you something back
Your smile was a great reward
We let go

we carry your light in our hearts


****** Song Summary *************
Title: THE WAY WITHOUT YOU
File:MuddleV3 .SGU
Key=C , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=5:11
104 bar intro, 36 bar chorus, from bar 105 to bar 140. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is =POPPLTS.STY

RealTracks in song: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in style: 890:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopLite Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealDrums in song: PopBouncy^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

*******************


THE WAY WITHOUT YOU
Lyrics & Music: Andreas Melzer
Vocals: Andreas Melzer
Acoustic guitar solo: Wolfgang Melzer
Additional acoustic rhythm guitar: Wolfgang Melzer
©2021 by PROJECT M


Edited by PROJECT M (10/26/21 03:45 PM)

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#679328 - 10/26/21 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Hi Andreas,

From what I cold hear of your song, it sounded great, through and through. The vocals, music arrangement and the lyrics that I was able to hear. Just a little advice, though... I am not too fond of "cookies" as your link posted wanted me to agree to cookies to listen to your whole song. Most people here have Reverb Nation or a Sound Cloud account. Also, posting the lyrics somewhere would also be really cool...

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#679410 - 10/26/21 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Hello.
Thank you for the tip.
I thought the promolink works worldwide.
I can only test it from Germany.
There, for example, the Youtube link works fine.
But anyway. I have THE WAY WITHOUT YOU and HAPPINESS uploaded to Soundcloud and linked.
That should work now.
I hope you like the song.
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#679425 - 10/26/21 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Very pretty song, and very passionate performance!!! Really emotionally moving!!! Great job with everything!! Take care. Greg

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#679438 - 10/26/21 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very pretty song, and very passionate performance!!! Really emotionally moving!!! Great job with everything!! Take care. Greg
Hi Greg.
Yes you are right. This was my most difficult song so far. Writing it was really hard.
Thanks for your words.
Andi ;-)

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#679480 - 10/26/21 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Hi Andi,

The song sounds quite promising - however the vocals are very far back in the mix. I would like to hear a remix with the vocals up front and the treble taken off them.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#679520 - 10/27/21 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Andi,

The song sounds quite promising - however the vocals are very far back in the mix. I would like to hear a remix with the vocals up front and the treble taken off them.

Best Regards
Nigel
Yes Nigel. That's right.
I was using a fairly inexpensive Marantz condenser microphone at the time. I have since replaced that with a Rohde NT1A. This is also not very expensive but has a much better sound. When I have time I will sing the song again.
Thanks a lot Nigel.
And thanks for the feedback.
Andi ;-)

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#679541 - 10/27/21 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very pretty song, and very passionate performance!!! Really emotionally moving!!! Great job with everything!! Take care. Greg

Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Andi,

The song sounds quite promising - however the vocals are very far back in the mix. I would like to hear a remix with the vocals up front and the treble taken off them.

Best Regards
Nigel


I listened to the song on SoundCloud and didn't have any issues hearing the lyrics. I agree with Greg's thoughts. Great job on the song.

Charlie
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#679547 - 10/27/21 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thank you Charlie. I am glad to hear that. Thank you very much.
Andi ;-)

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#684551 - 11/22/21 03:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hello Charlie
I had in the meantime on different devices also differences in the volume of the singing
But what exactly is the reason for that I honestly don't know either
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#684560 - 11/22/21 04:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Andi,

A very touching song... Nice job on this.

Bob

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#684578 - 11/22/21 06:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Andi,

Sounds good. Vocals work.

Nice arrangement - good build.

Good mix.

Wolfgang did a nice job on guitar.

fj

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#684598 - 11/22/21 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Right from the intro The beauty of the message comes out in the music. Wonderful use of BiaB. You managed to blend them perfectly with Wolfgang's work, which is a perfect compliment to the energy of the song. The song has many interesting dynamics and builds nicely right to the end. Great idea on the double-tracking vocal. What a lift. Good production all the way, Andi.
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#684720 - 11/22/21 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Sweet lyrics.

Beautiful accompaniment.

I couldn't figure it out first until I read the tracks that the cool part I hear is the synth pad.

Good solo, Wolfgang.

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#684780 - 11/22/21 08:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Hello Andi ...

A very nice and beautiful song. You selected some very nice backing tracks to support the vocal and lyric. Kt was a very nice listen. Take care ...

Alan
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#684889 - 11/23/21 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Andi,

This is really solid—well-penned and executed. Nice light touch on the synth in the pre-chorus and chorus. Like the doubled vocals on the chorus—they work well. Touchingly sad song. Great work on this.

All my best to you,

Deej

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#684904 - 11/23/21 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Beautifully written and passionately sung indeed.

A subject both of us can relate to.

Kudos to Wolfgang for the excellent guitar performances.


The arrangement and mix sounded fine to us (listening on KRK's).
All of the tracks sounded good and the piano was well chosen.

Well done ... in all aspects!

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#684945 - 11/23/21 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Very pretty song. There was something very familiar in the tone of your vocal. The only thing I could think of was Supertramp. Very well done. Excellent backtrack and lyric. Guitar solo was excellent as well..


Edited by Scott C (11/23/21 04:23 PM)

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#684956 - 11/23/21 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Andi,
Nice tune, very different from the last which I have heard. It is great that you can do songs with such a different contrast!
Solid arrangement, vocals and mix. Acoustic guitar solo was a nice touch! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

P.S. If you are open to comments, there are some plugins that do a decent job in automating "breath" control. I use one... It might benefit your vocals. Or just simply do it with volume automation.

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#685318 - 11/25/21 12:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU [Re: PROJECT M]
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Andi,
def work on the vocal processing...there's something a,little aggressive and annoying in them...could be some distortion.drive.saturation gone wrong.
there're a few spots where the English syntax or phrasing could be tweaked to a) avoid cliche and b) sounds more "1st language". The repetition of great and later of will within the same stanza for example.
At the moment the language sounds like the scorpions in the late 70s.
There's a lot to like about this and there's a lot of potential.
Oh, the solo seems to paraphrase another song...the name hasn't arrived in my head but it will. Oh, yes, it sounds, oddly, like the acoustic nylon string solo in Come Up & See Me, (Make Me Smile).


Edited by rayc (11/25/21 12:42 AM)
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