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Morning Folks,
Thanks to those who assisted with this mix.
I tried all suggestions and kept those that worked.
The Mastering Engineer had a suggestion when he heard the song. I tried it & he was/is right so I kept that too.
Thanks Alison for for taking part in the songwriting, recording and videography.
Thanks Floyd Jane for laser like detail and great ears.



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Excellent!

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Bravo to the one-man band and its singer
The video is very well done
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Well Ray, something completely different from your hands, but what a nice song!!!
Enjoyed it very much.
The vocals are beautiful,
Your guitarplay too.
Oh, and the lyrics are clever.
I think I use Dave's word for the song: Excellent!

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Ray & Alison,

This final mix / master is outstanding. The mix is absolutely superb.

Loved it!

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That was a pleasure to listen to. Lovely melody. Alison has a wonderful voice.

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Everything is Right.

The Organ pad is a Delight.

The Mix is stunning.
Vocals.
Guitars.
Bass.
Drums.
All sound great.

Pro.

Your Best.

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Well, Ray, we were about to post late to the party on WIP and saw this so we’ll just respond here. This is great!

Alison’s smooth and rich vocal really serves the fine lyric well.

The organ and piano keep that brooding vibe going with your, as always, excellent bass and the lead guitar is so good! We don’t know if you had to regen it much but it really shines.

Having listened to the song through all the permutations this final mix and mastering was certainly worth your experimentation.

The video also is a treat with seeing you and Alison performing and the lovely scenery and cool clips.

Loved it!

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent!

Thanks Dave.


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Originally Posted By: laurent4114
Bravo to the one-man band and its singer
The video is very well done
Laurent

Thank you Laurent4114,
Three person band - BIAB, Alison & myself.
Though I only play the electric guitars & bass.


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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Well Ray, something completely different from your hands, but what a nice song!!!
Enjoyed it very much.
The vocals are beautiful,
Your guitarplay too.
Oh, and the lyrics are clever.
I think I use Dave's word for the song: Excellent!
Hans

Thanks Hans,
Is it significantly different? I don't really know as I just do what comes into my head.
I did try to get a male singer to write a set of lyrics and he did but the theme didn't fit the sound in anyway - not even in a "clash of icons" sense. So I scrabbled together a melody, did a quick lyric sketch and Alison agreed to tidy & improve things which is where we ended.


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Ray & Alison,
This final mix / master is outstanding. The mix is absolutely superb.
Loved it!
Bob

Thanks Bob,
I pretty happy with my M.E.


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Everything is Right.
The Organ pad is a Delight.
The Mix is stunning.
Vocals.
Guitars.
Bass.
Drums.
All sound great.
Pro.
Your Best.
fj

Thank you Floyd,
After dicking around I went back to the original organ and pushed the level up. Your urging suddenly made complete sense.


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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Well, Ray, we were about to post late to the party on WIP and saw this so we’ll just respond here. This is great!
Alison’s smooth and rich vocal really serves the fine lyric well.
The organ and piano keep that brooding vibe going with your, as always, excellent bass and the lead guitar is so good! We don’t know if you had to regen it much but it really shines.
Having listened to the song through all the permutations this final mix and mastering was certainly worth your experimentation.
The video also is a treat with seeing you and Alison performing and the lovely scenery and cool clips.
Loved it!
J&B

Many thanks J&B,
The lead solo took a bunch of regens, some copy, paste & pitch shifting, (particularly to get the flow of the run into the next section), but it was worth it.
The video was a quick thing with indoors Alison juxtaposed with a walk around my place. There was a bass playing clip all the way through but it proved redundant after a quick "look at me" appearance so there's was a fair bit left on the editing room floor. As always. The hill is Mount Cooran directly opposite our place. It's a 124M high, (275m above sea level), and part of the Glasshouse Mountain range. It's a little one and has walking tracks but is well know to be the place to go to get covered in ticks.


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Allison has such a beautiful voice with such good control and feeling. This is a great mix. I really like the sound and taste of the bass. Man, those guitars really give the perfect support. Such a good song, Ray. You are as good at taking advice as giving it. Thanks for both.


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Hey Ray,

This sounds great. Is that you on both bass and guitar in the video?

Awesome production.

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Ray,
This turned out really well! Very nice to see you and Alison performing. Alison's vocals are great! Congrats to both of you on this colab and thank you for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Allison has such a beautiful voice with such good control and feeling. This is a great mix. I really like the sound and taste of the bass. Man, those guitars really give the perfect support. Such a good song, Ray. You are as good at taking advice as giving it. Thanks for both.

Thanks Marty,
Alison is ab fab. I'm lucky to have caught her between her own recording projects, between gigs and between life & stuff.
I'm please you like the bass - it's just the Knockhofner and BDI21.
I'm asked for advice - I've been a meathead to ignore the ideas, given where they came from.
Everything tried and what worked was kept.
In the end the M.E. opted for the less toppy vocal...I gave him two mixes only the vocal treatment changed. I trust his advice & judgement too.


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[quote=David Snyder]Hey Ray,
This sounds great. Is that you on both bass and guitar in the video?
Awesome production. [/quote
Ta David,
yes me n my faded red shirt playing both - similar looking instruments too.
I decided I only needed a brief appearance as bassist as there was enough going on in the vid.


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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Ray,
This turned out really well! Very nice to see you and Alison performing. Alison's vocals are great! Congrats to both of you on this colab and thank you for sharing.
Misha.

Thanks Misha,
I was REALLY happy when Alison offered something for a video and SUPER happy when she fronted with a performance vid.


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