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April 14, 2021  -  User Showcase Song - I Will Always Be There

It's been a long time since last I posted some music.

In 2020, because my part of Australia had an extended COVID lockdown, I spent around 5-6 months (all up) teaching my high school chemistry classes over the internet. This meant that I had to rewrite all my lessons as well as devise ways to monitor each student's academic progress as we worked towards final exams. It was an interesting challenge and, unfortunately, music had to take a back seat.

Now I can get back into songwriting.

Earlier this year, I came across a "seeking songs" request from a Filipino company that produces gay-romance TV dramas. Inspired by this, I set about working on something to submit (you've got to be in it to win it, so they say). As Tagalog and English are the official languages of the Philippines, an English submission had a chance.

I've noticed that many romance dramas often have a slow romantic waltz somewhere in their story-line. This seemed like a good place to start so I set about creating a song that was intimate and musically uncluttered.

This is where BIAB, RealBand and Reaper took me. It's a rewrite of some of my music and lyrics from 2011.

BIAB RealTracks:
Acoustic Bass: RT776:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085
Electric Guitar: RT1498:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopWaltzClassic Ev 085

MIDI Plugins:
Rhythm: EZDrummer 2
Acoustic Guitar: Applied Acoustic Systems (AAS) GS-2 Strum with "Take 3 | Becky 3-4"
Electric Piano: EZ Keys, Electric 200A

Effects and Effect Plugins:
Acoustic Bass: Renaissance Bass plugin
Electric Guitar: Ozone 9, Equalizer; MAutoPan, slow sinewave pan; ReaComp (Reaper's compressor); ReaDelay
Acoustic Guitar: Ozone 9, Vintage Compressor; ReaDelay.
Vocals: Nectar 3; ReaFir (to remove background noise); ReaComp; ReaEq; ReaTune; ReaDelay.

Posted on April 14, 2021 01:34 PM

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