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A Sentimental Dream

A basic, barebones acoustic guitar instrumental. The bass is electric, all other tracks are acoustic.

One question: Although very sparse, are the drums too loud? Sometimes they sound as though they are, and at other times, not so much. I did EQ them a bit, but do they need to come down in the mix?

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Alan,

Love this. It sounds like a Nashville coffee house on a Saturday afternoon. smile

I think the drums sound fine and the mix is excellent with lots of space.

Great stuff!

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I think the drums are fine they fit nicely in the mix
Nice smooth sound are you doing the acoustic guitar yourself? because it sounds beautiful recorded well?
Very nice job


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I really like this and I found the percussion just right.

An interesting chord progression, I hear a tinge of jazz and your use of BiaB is masterful.

Great job.


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Alan...I too love this piece...it's the kind of stuff I like playing in the background when I want to chill and relax...another great use of the BiaB artists and another really fine arrangement! BTW the drums seem fine to me....Dan


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Alan

Really well put together - the drums sound fine to me.

Excellent piece.

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Hi Alan,

I agree with the others, the drums and total mix is OK.

Super use of RTs.

Are you playing the lead? If so great job!

A Really good chord progression.


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

Love this. It sounds like a Nashville coffee house on a Saturday afternoon. smile

I think the drums sound fine and the mix is excellent with lots of space.

Great stuff!

Bob



Bob,

Thanks so much! I appreciate that very much!

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Originally Posted By: Elliott Kayne
I think the drums are fine they fit nicely in the mix
Nice smooth sound are you doing the acoustic guitar yourself? because it sounds beautiful recorded well?
Very nice job



Hi Elliott ...

Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback on the drums.

No, that is not me on the guitar. It's RT 3700 Slack Key Acoustic Guitar.

I initially played it on my Washburn acoustic and it sounded pretty good. But I don't have good mics for recording acoustic instruments - something I need to address. They sound either too "boomy" or too thin. Sometimes too "plucky", if that makes sense. But I am a lead guitarist, by trade.

Again, many thanks!

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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
I really like this and I found the percussion just right.

An interesting chord progression, I hear a tinge of jazz and your use of BiaB is masterful.

Great job.



Bass Thumper ...

Thanks for your time to listen and comment. I appreciate that.

I find experimenting with chord progressions very interesting and lots of fun. I do a lot of smooth jazz, which often has some unexpected but nice progressions. I'm delighted you enjoyed the song!

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Originally Posted By: firesong
Alan...I too love this piece...it's the kind of stuff I like playing in the background when I want to chill and relax...another great use of the BiaB artists and another really fine arrangement! BTW the drums seem fine to me....Dan



Hi Dan ...

Many thanks for the very nice words.

As you might already know, I'm also an author, and quite a few of my songs have been inspired by certain passages in my books - although this one was not.

Thanks for the feedback on the drums.

wishing you everything good ...

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alan

Really well put together - the drums sound fine to me.

Excellent piece.

Peter



Hi Peter ...

Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your feedback. You are very kind with your words!

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Hi Alan,

I agree with the others, the drums and total mix is OK.

Super use of RTs.

Are you playing the lead? If so great job!

A Really good chord progression.




Hi Mario ...

Many thanks for your input regarding the drums and mix. You probably already know how much I like playing around with chord progressions. Sometimes it ends up with something nice and/or interesting. Chords just kinda come to me. I can often "hear" them in my mind before I ever play them. It took me 15 - 20 minutes to come up with this progression.

No, not me playing. It's RT 3700 Slack Key Acoustic lead. I'm not very good at recording acoustic instruments - don't have the proper mics for it. But, I did play it on my acoustic as I was writing it. The RT sounds quite a bit like my take on the melody and chords.

Best to you ...

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Hello Al
good mix
Melody sounds very nice
The guitar solo, just because it lasts so long, has strengths and weaknesses.
But I guess that can't be avoided in such a long BiaB solo.
Great work
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Hi Alan you always bring the best out of biab love it thanks for sharing Eric


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Alan,

Another beautiful instrumental.
Drums sound good.
I thought that that acoustic lead was just slightly too loud - it gave me the sense that the acoustic was "jumping out of the mix" (and sort of "showing off" - volume-wise) every once in a while (not all the time)

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Sentimental chord progression, I can imagine this as the background music for a nice romantic evening in a hotel with wine etc.
Definitely romantic, reminds me bit of the Love Boat theme.
Drums' volume is perfect, not too loud, but still enough to give the backgone for the track. BIAB has many great instruments to choose from and you have selected an excellent lead guitar.

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Lovely sound.
The drums aren't too loud but the rim shot is very thin while the snare slaps are more full bodied....is it possible to add a little wide boost in that area for the sections where it's more prominent?
Sweet.


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Hello Al
good mix
Melody sounds very nice
The guitar solo, just because it lasts so long, has strengths and weaknesses.
But I guess that can't be avoided in such a long BiaB solo.
Great work
Many greetings
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Hi Andi ...

Thank you for taking the time to listen and for the nice comments. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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Hi Alan you always bring the best out of biab love it thanks for sharing Eric



Hi Eric ...

That's very nice of you to say - I truly appreciate it very much. Wishing to you the very best.

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