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I wrote this song in 2019. Just recently I tweaked some of the lyrics and used Synth V's Natalie for the vocals. My aim was to make this a simple, personal arrangement of a song that is a tribute to mothers.

♫ The Best Gift Of All (Thank You, Mama)
(lyrics on Soundcloud)

Please feel free to comment on any aspect of the song and its presentation.

I hope you enjoy your listen!
--Noel


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Vocals: Synthesizer V with vocaloid Natalie, processed with Nectar 3,
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Hi Noel,

I can't listen to your song. SC can't find it.
Check your link again or tell me what I did wrong,

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Hi Hans.

I think it should be okay now.

Thanks for letting me know!
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Noel,

I remember this song from 2019 - it was stunning then and is stunning now. So thoughtful and beautiful.

You have managed to build a very emotive performance with Natalie. I also think the vocal processing is exquisite.

Excellent all around.

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Beautiful song, Noel, really well written. Works really well with just the acoustic backing also.

Loved it!

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Noel,

I remember this song from 2019 - it was stunning then and is stunning now. So thoughtful and beautiful.

You have managed to build a very emotive performance with Natalie. I also think the vocal processing is exquisite.

Excellent all around.

Bob
Hi Bob.

Thank you smile I really appreciate your comments. Synth V and Natalie are quite amazing. It's added a whole new dimension to my songwriting.

I hope that Christmas and New Year bring good things your way!
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Originally Posted by BlueAttitude
Beautiful song, Noel, really well written. Works really well with just the acoustic backing also.

Loved it!

Hi Dave.

It's really great to see you. Thank your for taking the time to listen and to pass on your thoughts. Very much appreciate.

All the very best for Christmas and New Year smile
--Noel


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I didn't make it to the end because I lost my mom 3 weeks ago and it hurts to hear a song like yours, but what I did hear was very beautiful.
Thank you for this song, Noel !


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Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
I didn't make it to the end because I lost my mom 3 weeks ago and it hurts to hear a song like yours, but what I did hear was very beautiful.
Thank you for this song, Noel !
Hi BD.

Thank you for trying to have a listen. I really appreciate it. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt thoughts and good wishes are with you. I hope that the stormy waters start to calm a little bit soon for you. Take care.

Wishing you peace and comfort,
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Hi Noel,

This is just so beautiful! Such a tender story and so well presented. You are great musical talent and this song only further substantiates that assertion.

Your skill with Synth V is amazing. Maybe someday I'll venture there. But in the meantime, I'll take joy in the offerings by you and a few others on the forum who use Synth V so excellently.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas.

Alan & Di


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Nice write, suitably universal. Appropriately simple backing.

The phrasing sounds very much like you. Natalie gives a nice performance. I would have used a touch more reverb, but that's a personal preference, not a complaint.

Works for me! laugh


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Noel, what a fantastic tribute to mothers. A song every child can relate.
Super arrangement and synth vocal.
Loved it.


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Noel,

A beautiful song.

Two VERY impressive things about this -

The vocal sounds real.
Might be the first time I've heard one of the synth voices where I do NOT think I would know it was a synth.
Impressive.

The acoustic guitar sounds like it was played for the session.
Getting any RT to be The Only instrument without some small "glitches" that indicate it was "generated" is difficult.
I heard none.
Impressive.

Impressive.

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Nice. This is the first time I've heard Natalie so out front. Great job keeping this extaordinary song simple, Noel. SO beautiful. So special. Excellent lyrics. Moms are the best and this song fits the best of them so well.


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Noel:

Lovely in its simplicity. The AI vocal is about as realistic as you can get. The first few notes I thought it sounded synth, but thereafter it sounds as real and live as can be. Beautiful work in that regard and an outstandingly impressive tune!!

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Originally Posted by Al-David
Hi Noel,

This is just so beautiful! Such a tender story and so well presented. You are great musical talent and this song only further substantiates that assertion.

Your skill with Synth V is amazing. Maybe someday I'll venture there. But in the meantime, I'll take joy in the offerings by you and a few others on the forum who use Synth V so excellently.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas.

Alan & Di
Hi Alan.

Thank you so much for taking time to have a listen. I really appreciate your comments smile

I hope that you and Di have a terrific Christmas and that 2024 brings many great things to you both.
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Originally Posted by dcuny
Nice write, suitably universal. Appropriately simple backing.

The phrasing sounds very much like you. Natalie gives a nice performance. I would have used a touch more reverb, but that's a personal preference, not a complaint.

Works for me! laugh

Hi David.

Thanks heaps for dropping by. I always appreciate your thoughts. I didn't play around too much with reverb. I was aiming for a "sitting in a small room" kind of reverb. When I next revisit the song, I'll have a fiddle with reverb and see if there is a better setting.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas an New Year.
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This is a very touching song, so much warmth and love in every word. And lines like "unraveling the mysteries of eternity" take me beyond galaxies. The acoustic guitar is enjoyable and highlights the beauty of the chord progression. Natalie's voice fits perfectly with the message and the melody. Did you change Natalie's gender setting? Doesn't sound normal Natalie, bit masculine, but could be caused by Nectar also, not a bad thing, just different and original.

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Originally Posted by MarioD
Noel, what a fantastic tribute to mothers. A song every child can relate.
Super arrangement and synth vocal.
Loved it.
Hi Mario.

Thanks for taking the time to visit Soundcloud and have a listen. Much appreciated. Thanks for your feedback, too.

I hope that you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and New Year!
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