You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#703922 - 02/10/22 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Just a Dream
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Been really bereft of inspiration lately, hence my relatively long absence. Here's something I wrote today, though ... hope you enjoy. All comments welcome, of course - thanks for listening!

https://audiomack.com/jamesdelsono/song/just-a-dream


JUST A DREAM

We were young when I saw you, that first time,
We were fresh, and life seemed just a game
You just shone, I was the average guy around,
We wrote tokens of our love in moving sand.

Had a spiritual relation with your flesh,
From the time you first spoke, you had me enmeshed,
I was blind, I just could not see past your charm ...
What they did to you, and how you'd cause me harm.

Tell me now if my life was a waste
Tell me now if it was all in jest ...
Tell me now if things are indeed what they seem
Tell me now if our love was just a dream ...


It's been years since I first saw you, that is true,
I have carried this flame, through and through,
I just wonder, when you smile, and are happy,
If you ever think of me and what could've been.

It's my fault, I know, 'tis ever so,
I had hoped, all against hope, for oh so long,
That you'd see and think and go back on your words
When you said "goodbye" ... and left me with these chords.

Tell me now if my life was a waste
Tell me now if it was all in jest ...
Tell me now if things are indeed what they seem
Tell me now if our love was just a dream ...


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Just A Dream - 10 February 2022
File:Just A Dream - 10 February 2022.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:48
No intro. 104 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 104. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _LEAVING.STY (Leaving Slow Country Waltz)

RealTracks in style: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~1126:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2554:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking WaltzJoe Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2555:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking WaltzJoeHigh Sw 085
RealDrums in style:NashClassicWaltzSw^1-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

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

Voice recorded and mixed in Mixcraft Pro Studio 9.
_________________________
My website

Top
#703951 - 02/10/22 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3910
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3910
Loc: The Netherlands
The music is very sweet, sounds like Hawaii music.
Rather sad lyrics frown
But a nice song, however.

Rob and Anne-Marie
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/



Top
#703973 - 02/10/22 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 18078
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 18078
Loc: Hamlin NY
Sounds great James.

Your typical excellent mix supporting your rhythmic vocal.

Two thumbs up.
_________________________
My new SUV has a button labeled "rear wiper". I'm afraid to push it!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware

Top
#704061 - 02/11/22 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10523
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10523
Loc: Florida
James,

A sad song.

Good backing. Good mix.

Nice vocal.
You've done a great job of "fixing" the old problems of "too boom-y" and "too much sibliance".
Nicely recorded and processed!

fj

Top
#704155 - 02/11/22 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4868
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4868
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
As I listen I think of the rhythmic vocal being tweaked by auto tune to create more melody than is hinted at.
This is a sad country tune in all aspects.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

Top
#704178 - 02/11/22 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 16081
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
AudioTrack Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 16081
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Lots to like about this song.

As others have mentioned, sad lyrics, but everything fits together into a gentle song.
_________________________
BIAB & RB2022 Win.(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, SynthogyIvory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer ActiveMonitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#704249 - 02/12/22 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1749
Loc: Illinois
CaptainMoto Offline
Expert

Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1749
Loc: Illinois
Although it's been a while, you have not lost your lyrical talent.

Beautifully sad.

moto
_________________________
An Old Man Make'n Music

https://sites.google.com/view/captainmoto-com/home?authuser=0

Top
#704340 - 02/12/22 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6915
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6915
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Lovely backtrack James. Excellent lyrics. Very sad indeed. Well done

Top
#704508 - 02/13/22 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks, everyone. Glad to see that you seem to have enjoyed the song.
_________________________
My website

Top
#704692 - 02/14/22 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12280
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12280
Loc: GA USA
A waltz is just about invariably good in our book ... and this is a nice one.

Your performance and the steel support the melancholy lyric very well.

And a really good mix on our new monitors!

Nice.

J&B
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#704730 - 02/14/22 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 2010
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 2010
Loc: Virginia USA
The backing track is like a tropical breeze. Very nice. The dreamy mood fits with the title and the closing of the quatrain: "Tell me now if our love was just a dream."

Top
#704868 - 02/15/22 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks so much, Janice, Bud and Ezekiel's Storm. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
_________________________
My website

Top
#704877 - 02/15/22 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 753
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 753
Loc: SA, Australia
Nice backing track. Heartfelt lyrics that deserve a sweet melody. Keep writing, James.
_________________________
My music may not set the world on fire but if it causes a glow in just one person's heart, it has all been worthwhile smile

Top
#705037 - 02/16/22 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just a Dream [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks, Ghostgum - genuinely appreciated.
_________________________
My website

Top


PG Music News
Celebrate National Jukebox Day with Band-in-a-Box®!

Happy National Jukebox Day!

You don't need to go out and buy a Jukebox - if you're using Band-in-a-Box®, you already have one!

What does the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox do?

Using the directory you choose, the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox will provide you with background music by continuously play the entire list of Band-in-a-Box® SGU files within that folder! There are many options for you to customize your Jukebox experience, including: Only Play song with melodies, Change Melody Instrument, Random order Playback, Audible Count-in, and more! Plus, the Jukebox will continue to play while you use other programs, providing your favorite music for continued background listening pleasure!

To learn more about the Jukebox feature in Band-in-a-Box®, check out Chapter 5 of our online manual, here. Mac too!

Don't wait - Update Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Today!

The latest Band-in-a-Box® update allows you to easily see the RealDrums with Stems in the update RealDrums picker, provides an abundance of accessibility enhancements, updates a variety of existing RealTracks, and more! It also includes the latest 2022 DAW Plugin updates!

Don't wait - install it today!

It's Time To Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2022!

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows? Pop over to our support page and download your free update today! We've added new and improved RealTracks content (for your existing RealTracks) and many other enhancements requested by program users, and included the latest DAW Plugin with updated render settings, the ability to exclude tracks from MCC, and more! While you're there, don't forget to update your RealBand 2022!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac users will want to download their update too! It includes additional support for audio interfaces for recording audio, a filter for the RealDrums picker for showing RealDrums with Drum stems, adds the newest DAW Plugin, and addresses many user suggestions.

Learn more and download Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Build 926.

Learn more and download Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Build 609.

Update Your RealBand 2022 Today!

With RealBand 2022 Build 5, dragging a section of audio now updates the From/Thru display, keyboard shortcuts have been added to the Tracks & Audio Edit Windows, you can save MIDI tracks to a Utility Track with an MGU or SGU file, and more!

Read the full list of RealBand 2022 updates and download now.

The XPro & Xtra Styles PAKs Special Ends September 30th!

Amp up your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 experience when you add XPro and Xtra Styles PAKs... on sale until September 30th!

XPro Styles PAKs are styles that work with any version (Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition) of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). We offer 3 PAKs, and each PAK includes over 100 styles!

Xtra Styles PAKs are styles that work with the UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). There are 13 PAKs available, with over 100 styles in each PAK!

They're all on sale only September 30th!
Each PAK can be purchased for $29 (reg. $49)... Order XPro Styles PAKS | Order Xtra Styles PAKs

How to: Using the New Download and Install Manager to Install on macOS

In this video we show you how to use the new Band-in-a-Box® Download And Install Manager to install Band-in-a-Box® 2022 on macOS: Installing Band-in-a-Box® On macOS Using The New Download And Install Manager

Learn more about this feature.

Forum Stats
36747 Members
64 Forums
76029 Topics
672617 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Leanne, Gignewbie73, Alyse AK, Kiwi Filz, lwgiordano

36746 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 184
jpettit 174
MusicStudent 158
AudioTrack 135
musocity 130
Bass Thumper 121
PeterGannon 120
Rustyspoon# 115
MarioD 112
swingbabymix 109
Today's Birthdays
Andy A - USA, furry