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#740332 11/23/22 08:32 AM
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Hey guys...this is a lyrical paraphrase of the the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32)...written with my good friend in Ireland lyricist Buddy Sutton...if you do...thanks for listening....Dan

Take Me Home
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I added: Vocals, Strings and Cello


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What a lovely song. I wish I could get my mixing right like that...whenever I sing to my music it always sound so harsh or like I am singing karaoke...it is so frustrating...it seems like no one can be bothered to explain simply in layman's terms how to mix a vocal - or what settings to use. I have a sound booth and I am using a condenser mic - I just don't get it ....I have so many gospel songs that I have written but can't do anything with as I can't record them correctly.
Wishing you all the best with your beautiful music.
God Bless You

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Nicely done Firesong.
Simple and to the point.

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Judy Richmond.
Why not post one of your recordings so the forum can help.
Mixing is a learning curve. What program do you mix on now? Does it have an EQ facility?

Vic

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Lovely song, Dan, track sounds good and nice use of the strings.

Vocal is top notch too as usual, love your tone.

Enjoyed!

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Wonderful song and arrangement, especially the things YOU did (vocals and strings) make this song great.

In terms of mixing, your vocals sing behind the band (in terms of space, not timing), a little less reverb would make them play on the same stage.


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firesong #740610 11/25/22 02:59 AM
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Hi, Dan!

What a beautiful song
you´ve written !

Wonderful melody and
vocals, I really loved
it all !

Cheers
Dani

firesong #740626 11/25/22 07:20 AM
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Beautiful vocal Dan. Loved the lyric and emotion in your voice. Perfect backing track. I loved the production and mixing as well.


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Hello Dan
Very soulful ballad
Extremely well sung
Also the sound is really great
Ballads are your absolute specialty ;-)
Great work Dan !
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: Judy Richmond
What a lovely song. I wish I could get my mixing right like that...whenever I sing to my music it always sound so harsh or like I am singing karaoke...it is so frustrating...it seems like no one can be bothered to explain simply in layman's terms how to mix a vocal - or what settings to use. I have a sound booth and I am using a condenser mic - I just don't get it ....I have so many gospel songs that I have written but can't do anything with as I can't record them correctly.
Wishing you all the best with your beautiful music.
God Bless You


Judy...thanks for your gracious comments...I would say as Vic did, that you should post a song on the forum that concerns you about your vocal mix and ask for comments and opinions on how to improve/fix the concerns you have...there are some great people who are very well versed in such things and could explain them for you in layman's terms...I'm one of them and would be happy to help...Dan


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Originally Posted By: vicarn
Nicely done Firesong.
Simple and to the point.

Vic

Vic...thanks for your comments...and your post for Judy...Dan

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Lovely song, Dan, track sounds good and nice use of the strings.

Vocal is top notch too as usual, love your tone.

Enjoyed!

Dave...I always appreciate your comments...I'm a big fan of your stuff...Dan

Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Wonderful song and arrangement, especially the things YOU did (vocals and strings) make this song great.

In terms of mixing, your vocals sing behind the band (in terms of space, not timing), a little less reverb would make them play on the same stage.
B.D...thanks for your thoughts...I give the song another listen and maybe back the verb off a bit...I always appreciate technical comments...Dan

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Dan!

What a beautiful song
you´ve written !

Wonderful melody and
vocals, I really loved
it all !

Cheers
Dani

Dani...your words are thoughtful and kind...BTW, I have some friends "the Helsinki Hospital Choir" who have recorded some of my songs there in Finland...super people!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful vocal Dan. Loved the lyric and emotion in your voice. Perfect backing track. I loved the production and mixing as well.

Scott...Hope you know how much I appreciate your comments...maybe another project together some day? Dan

Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello Dan
Very soulful ballad
Extremely well sung
Also the sound is really great
Ballads are your absolute specialty ;-)
Great work Dan !
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Greetings Andi...man I always appreciate your comments...they are always gracious and encouraging...thanks...Dan


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Dan, you are one of the best Christian singers I have ever heard - period!

As usual outstanding vocal, backing band, and mix

Outstanding message


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Really beautiful stuff, the way you used reverb on your voice made it sound a bit like Glenn Yarbrough to me. It was a lot of reverb but I didn't mind it. Nice lyrics by your friend, they fit the meter of the song really well. Terrific work!


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firesong #740978 11/27/22 08:05 AM
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Beautiful beautiful. And you have always great sounds on your songs.
You sing great, perfect ballad voice too.
Jona

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Dan, you are one of the best Christian singers I have ever heard - period!

As usual outstanding vocal, backing band, and mix

Outstanding message


Mario...thanks so much...however some of the best singers in the world are Christian music singers...I'm not one of them but I sure do appreciate your opinion...thanks buddy...Dan

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Really beautiful stuff, the way you used reverb on your voice made it sound a bit like Glenn Yarbrough to me. It was a lot of reverb but I didn't mind it. Nice lyrics by your friend, they fit the meter of the song really well. Terrific work!

TM...thanks...I appreciate your comments...Dan

Originally Posted By: JONA
Beautiful beautiful. And you have always great sounds on your songs.
You sing great, perfect ballad voice too.
Jona

Jona...you are very kind and I appreciate your thoughts...Dan


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Dan, this is a very good song. There are a lot of lines in there that are so good. I don't which of you came up with "Too many years I’ve wasted and I’m the one to blame. I stumbled and I fell out of grace and into shame." Man, that just reaches out and grabs you. It's a great paraphrase of the prodigal son. A story told so long ago, but the way it's presented here, you can see it taking place in present times so clearly. I liked all aspects of the production.

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Beautiful gospel ballad. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie


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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Dan, this is a very good song. There are a lot of lines in there that are so good. I don't which of you came up with "Too many years I’ve wasted and I’m the one to blame. I stumbled and I fell out of grace and into shame." Man, that just reaches out and grabs you. It's a great paraphrase of the prodigal son. A story told so long ago, but the way it's presented here, you can see it taking place in present times so clearly. I liked all aspects of the production.

Brad...thanks for your comments...I always appreciate your thoughts and comments on the content of the song...the message is always more important than the music to me...I appreciate you seeing that...Dan

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Beautiful gospel ballad. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie

Charlie...glad you enjoyed the song...Dan


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This is a lovely song and your vocal is particularly powerful.

The addition of your strings and cello fit well with the RT choices.

As always you have a good arrangement and mix too.

Enjoyed it,

J&B

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Dan,

I love this song and the message of course! Anyone listening to this should really feel the love of God in it! Your work with the strings really caught might attention! They are crafted in such a professional way! The vocals are as good as it gets!

Thanks, Torrey




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