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It's All Gone

This was originally written as an assignment for a Coursera arrangement class. Later it became a track on my album, which examined the Trump presidency from afar.

Style is _HAPNO85.STY
Here are the tracks that were generated by Band-in-a-Box:
RealTracks in style: ~~2504:Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 060
RealTracks in style: ~~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 838:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBalladClean Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1514:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 065 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven8^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

To those I added vocals, my own bass part using Ample bass, and an accordion track from Kontakt. It seems I also added a pad from Kontakt, but I can’t hear it on the finished track.

I put the track together in Logic Pro.
There weren’t a lot of effects. I used Logic’s Chromaverb on the guitar solo. I used Space D reverb on the drums. I used Silververb on the vocals and liberally applied Melodyne so it sounds like I was singing in tune. I mastered the track using Ozone 8.

One interesting note — the guitar solo was created by rendering out six guitar solos from Band-in-a-Box, and then comping the final solo out of those six tracks in Logic.

Lyrics
Coal jobs are gone
Dried up and blew away
Life blood of this town
Turned the hillsides brown
There’s not a lot that’s left today

Walmart is gone
Shut the doors for good last May
Like a scene from hell
It’s a hollow shell
Just like the dreams we can’t remember anyway

You'd think this is something we deserve
Two hundred years we've worked this land
It's a way of life straight from our granddad's hand
And who’s the one that took it all away 

Coal jobs are gone
Some say that hope awaits
In the hands of a man
In a bright red hat
Who has the secret that will make it all OK

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Alan,

Nice tracks. A pleasant vocal. Good mix.

Welcome to the Showcase.

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Welcome to the showcase, Alan.

I like your song and your vocals.

Originally Posted By: Chimble
...the guitar solo was created by rendering out six guitar solos from Band-in-a-Box, and then comping the final solo out of those six tracks...

That's how I do it all the time. It's faster than waiting for THAT one perfect solo...


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Alan, welcome to the forums.

This is one hell of a fantastic first post!

Super vocal and ever so true lyrics!

Outstanding job on this one.

Loved it.


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Welcome,
the different reverbs are apparent i the mix...particularly the vocal...sounds like it's in a different room and has quite a tail with it.
There's a click at 2.23.
2016 all over again.
Nice mix.


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Nice vocal work.
Would be nice to have the lyrics.


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Great song. Production/mix sounds balanced. Excellent vocal and write.

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I agree with what others said. This is an excellent first submission.

Really good vocals!

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Thanks everyone for the kind feedback. Since this is my first upload to the forum, I was a bit nervous. I'm not sure which concerned me more; harsh criticism or being completely ignored. But the response has been very heartening.

I've added the lyrics as requested.

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