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Everybody's Cheatin'



I literally put this together in about 2 hours last night. I guess you could call it an ALT Blues Rock. It's the first time I've used any of the lap steel RTs. Glad I did - like it quite a bit. Mastered it using Soundcloud's Mastering Service. My last 6 songs were mastered in the same way. I've been happy with it.

Did I pan the rhythm guitars to far left and right? Sometimes I think so; other times I kinda like it. I saved the song a little bit too loud, I think. Whatcha think?


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Hey Al...cool tune...I love the lap steel lead...I think the mix is great...I'm listening through headphones and it sounds like a good stage...I think your panning is fine...so...using BiaB as we do is "everybody cheatin'" just a bit? smile I know I'm not going to quit...don't think you will either...cause we love what we're doing!! Great use of the Band (in a Box)!


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Al,
You are a master of progressions and arrangements. Fantastic work, especially considering the time it took you. This is more done in a form of a song than instrumental, so all you need is a vocalist. Otherwise it sounds perfect and finished to me. I don't think it is loud. Thank you for sharing.
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Hey there Al, this is not fair! It takes me forever to come up with something barely presentable - and you can put something like this together in a couple of hours! I really liked this sound. As much as I love pedal steel, I don't like lap steel nearly as often. I'm going to have to be more open minded and check these tracks out. I really like what you pulled out of it!

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Nothing jumped out in the mix as unbalanced. Easy listening blues! smile


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Hey Al,

I noticed the hard-panned guitar right away, but I really like it and don't know why it isn't done more often. As others have said, this sounds like it's ready for a vocal! Good work, I'm working on a straight blues myself right now, getting back to my roots as it were.


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Alan,

This sounds great. I think the arrangement and mix is excellent. Love the track selection.

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Hi, Al!! The Blues is meant to be played loud. A friend of mine plays pedal steel, but, man, you got this guy to rock out some good blues. Great Blues. Love the baritone too --heck the whole band is just perfect. Yes, I like the space the panned guitars provide. Really fun Blues progression. That was definitely two hours well spent, Al.


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Impressive. Pity that I have only two thumbs to elevate - this production deserves more.


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Nice flow and perfect dynamics, you got this one perfect. Thanks for posting, I just stopped in to drop one of my tunes and decided to listen to your song, glad I did. Great listen.

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Originally Posted By: firesong
Hey Al...cool tune...I love the lap steel lead...I think the mix is great...I'm listening through headphones and it sounds like a good stage...I think your panning is fine...so...using BiaB as we do is "everybody cheatin'" just a bit? smile I know I'm not going to quit...don't think you will either...cause we love what we're doing!! Great use of the Band (in a Box)!



Hi Dan ...

Thanks for the listen and feedback. And nope, not gonna quit. I'll be 76 on my next birthday. Age is a number - it's what you do behind that number that matters. I played professionally for almost 55 years. Seven or eight years ago I began losing feeling in my left hand. Until recently I had almost no tactile sensation my fingers of that hand. I total reconstructive elbow surgery earlier this year and the feeling is starting to return.

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Al,
You are a master of progressions and arrangements. Fantastic work, especially considering the time it took you. This is more done in a form of a song than instrumental, so all you need is a vocalist. Otherwise it sounds perfect and finished to me. I don't think it is loud. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.



Hi Misha ...

Not sure I'm the master of anything, but I appreciate the nice comment. I don't have a voice for this style of music - and a lot of other styles. My wife, formerly a fabulous singer, is no longer able to sing at that level any more - declining general health and early dementia.

So I'm pretty much stuck with the instrumental version.

Thanks again for the listen very nice comments.

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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Hey there Al, this is not fair! It takes me forever to come up with something barely presentable - and you can put something like this together in a couple of hours! I really liked this sound. As much as I love pedal steel, I don't like lap steel nearly as often. I'm going to have to be more open minded and check these tracks out. I really like what you pulled out of it!



Hi Brad ...

Many thanks for your kind words.

My favorite instrument is the pedal steel. I think it can induce more passion, upbeat or sad, than any other instrument. But UI have to admit these lap steel RTs are pretty dang good!

I've posted mostly instrumentals in the 8 or 9 years I've been on the forum. Although there have been several exceptions, most of them took less than 6 hours to create and post. Chord progressions just seem to come to me naturally = although the often require some tweaking.

Anyway, thanks for the visit and kindness.

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Nothing jumped out in the mix as unbalanced. Easy listening blues! smile



Hi David ...

Thanks for dropp9ng in for a listen. Glad it sounds okay. I appreciate the feedback.

Alan


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We liked the mix and the soundstage it presents - would not change a thing.

The lap steep was a good choice.
Those licks have a very melodic feel.

And as always with you the chord progression and arrangement are top notch.

Enjoyed it!

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Alan,

Wow, you did this in two hours? Jeez, it's sad how long it takes me to do a song . . . and they never sound as clean and complete as this one does. Outstanding tune. Nicely done!

All my best to you,

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Alan this is some fantastic blues!

Super choice of instruments that were blended together perfectly.

Loved it

PS - I doesn't need a singer!


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2 hours huh! Alan, that would have taken me a couple of days to put together! You are one of the absolute best at using realtracks and making them work in a super cohesive manner! Thanks, Torrey




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Hi Alan,

No the guitars are panned just right - typically in a busy mix you would pan L/R around 35 to 40.

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Hi Al
Sounds really great
The mastering service is really cool
I already used it when I didn't know what to do ;-)
Sehr gute Arbeit, Al
Viele Grüße
Andi ;-)

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