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WEDDING ON THE GREEN
Hi fellow forumites,
Here’s a folky sort of wedding song with an Irish twist.
It features uilleann pipes, Irish flute, cello, Dx7 keys, Native Instruments' Picked Acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums.
I’d love you to have a listen or two and tell me what you think.
Constructive criticism and fulsome praise equally welcome grin .
Thanks in advance,
Mike

Wedding on the Green was created in RealBand
REALTRACKS USED:
RT2959 and 2960: Bass, Acoustic - Neil Swainson
RT912_Electric Piano, Rhythm background - Jeff Lorber
RealDrums-NashBrushBalDbKEv16 – Brian Fullen
RT1856: Cello, Background – Matt Nelson

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Quite nice, Mike. Loved the tempo changes and the use of Irish trad instruments. Did you use the uillean pipes in Kontakt? They lacked the character of the real thing, but that is often the issue, not much you can do about that. There is a drone on them, did you try that? Anyway, I listened several times, it has a nice energy to it that indeed would be pleasant to hear at a wedding. Good work!


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A very special arrangement. Love the often rubato feel. Yes, Irish for sure. Great choice of instruments. The mix and tune development are extraordinary, Mike. So entertaining. Thanks.


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Hi Mike,

I almost missed this one. You always do such excellent work! Loved the way it moved into a softer mellow sound about a minute in! The arrangement is awesome! Thanks, Torrey




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This is truly Outstanding... Love the tempo changes, instrumentation, mix, production... I love everything about this...


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Hi, Mike.

OK, hopefully constructive criticism:

I'm not a huge fan of MIDI instruments, but I'll made an exception with the electric piano. Still, I'd add a bit of chorusing or something to make it a bit more alive.

The trills on the flutes are nice, but placing them in a room using reverb might help get rid of the "MIDI" sound they have.

Fulsome praise:
Everything else! laugh

bloc-head mentioned everything else that stood out... except the acoustic guitar. That really helped elevate the song.

Very nice track - excellent arrangement. I've not used tempo changes before, but you do it very effectively, and I really should add it to my bag of tricks.

Excellent work.


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Lovely backtrack Mike. Excellent intro. Very pretty melody. Love the Irish vibe to the song. Really cool listen...


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Really pretty song Mike!! Great use of the various RTs!! Lovely melody and nice production!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Quite nice, Mike. Loved the tempo changes and the use of Irish trad instruments. Did you use the uillean pipes in Kontakt? They lacked the character of the real thing, but that is often the issue, not much you can do about that. There is a drone on them, did you try that? Anyway, I listened several times, it has a nice energy to it that indeed would be pleasant to hear at a wedding. Good work!

Thanks for listening TuneMonger.
The Irish flute doubles the uilleann pipes during the song which tends to soften their characteristic harshness to a certain extent.
Glad you enjoyed the song.
Stay well,
Mike


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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
A very special arrangement. Love the often rubato feel. Yes, Irish for sure. Great choice of instruments. The mix and tune development are extraordinary, Mike. So entertaining. Thanks.
Thanks for listening Marty. I appreciate your comments.
Cheers,
Mike


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Mike,
that " folky sort" is the best part smile Nice tune. Interesting and complex arrangement. I personally like DX stuff to be more airy. Clear mix and listens well. Thank you for sharing.

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Super enjoyable ear candy. It sounds to me like a wedding between traditional Irish music and a 1980s TV show theme song – and I get the TV vibe so strong at times I can almost see credits.

Good to hear someone using tempo changes (though it's a wee bit overdone here IMO.) Tempo change, even very slight, is a natural part of music that software makes it too easy to ignore, but it should be the norm rather than the exception (and I'm lecturing to myself here mostly.)

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liked the jaunty feel of this song.
at 1m14secs liked that instrument sound.
lots of interesting sound pictures.
cool ending.
best to you.
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Mike,

The tempo changes are certainly interesting. Good of you to "wake us all up" to the idea...

There are times when I felt there was "too much going on" - part of that might be that I'm not a big fan of Irish music (or wedding music, for that matter). But, overall, it is a pretty piece...

I'm always impressed by your attention to detail - and the amount of work that obviously goes into your music...

Good mix.

An interesting listen, for sure...

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Nice one Mike,
I'm not a fan of the keyboard sound in the intro particularly..sounded fixed in the 80s to my old ears.
the rest of the mix, while occasionally busy, is clear and solid.
Very enjoyable stuff.


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I listened to this I think twice yesterday. Now it keeps running through my head today.

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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Hi Mike,

I almost missed this one. You always do such excellent work! Loved the way it moved into a softer mellow sound about a minute in! The arrangement is awesome! Thanks, Torrey

Thanks Torrey. Your feedback is most appreciated.
Cheers,
Mike


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Hello Mike
Great song
BiaB used very well and varied
Very good work Mike
Many greetings
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Originally Posted By: bloc-head
This is truly Outstanding... Love the tempo changes, instrumentation, mix, production... I love everything about this...

Thanks for listening bloc-head and for your kind words.
Stay well,
Mike
Originally Posted By: dcuny
Hi, Mike.

OK, hopefully constructive criticism:

I'm not a huge fan of MIDI instruments, but I'll made an exception with the electric piano. Still, I'd add a bit of chorusing or something to make it a bit more alive.

The trills on the flutes are nice, but placing them in a room using reverb might help get rid of the "MIDI" sound they have.

Fulsome praise:
Everything else! laugh

bloc-head mentioned everything else that stood out... except the acoustic guitar. That really helped elevate the song.

Very nice track - excellent arrangement. I've not used tempo changes before, but you do it very effectively, and I really should add it to my bag of tricks.

Excellent work.
Thanks David. Midi sounds are a challenge but I think the more I try things - and get constructive feedback - the better I'm going to get.
Glad you like the acoustic guitar.
Thanks for listening,
Mike


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Hi Mike,

Wow, quite the production!

Love the arrangement and melody. Also like the tempo changes.

Really well done! On my second listen as I type this.

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