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New original song: The Joke's On You

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:05 am
by msnickybee
Hi folks

See what you think to this one... would love your feedback!... it's a bit weird...the process of songwriting isn't easy, is it?
And sometimes I spend much more time with song structure, than I do wrestling with Mixcraft (which I've been using since v5).

The Joke's On You on YouTube.

It started out with me mapping it out with drums parts for about 5 or 6 different tempos (it was a nightmare), and ended up with me just playing guitar & vocals live in a single take. Funny how it works out. The song's a bit disjointed, and the outro from 3mins is the fun bit that was originally intended for each chorus section. In the end, I wrote it the other week then just finished it as quick as I could, otherwise I know what I'm like... I'd have tweaked it to death over several months! For example, some of the production decisions could be...improved I guess. Lack of bass guitar? Does the cello really cover that? etc.
Also, I think the side channel could possibly do with a bit of different EQ. Mixcraft doesn't always make that easy.

I'm not much of a piano player, or a singer, but I've always enjoyed using Pianissimo. Everything else is totally wall to wall freeware, and Mixcraft 8.1 ProStudio, which I always enjoy using.

thanks folks!

Re: New original song: The Joke's On You

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:47 am
by Mark Bliss
NICKY!
Miss you!

Was just writing to Tom about some of our adventures before checking here for anything new. Karma.

Drop me a note and catch me up!

*Just watched/listened on my tablet so far.
Yes I earned my medal!
Wow, just wow! Thats all for now!

Re: New original song: The Joke's On You

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:22 am
by M@rkus
Tasty arrangements! A touch of Beautiful South, I think!

Re: New original song: The Joke's On You

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:56 am
by freightgod
Great job! Very pleasant on the ears!

Re: New original song: The Joke's On You

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 am
by msnickybee
M@rkus wrote:Tasty arrangements! A touch of Beautiful South, I think!
freightgod wrote:Great job! Very pleasant on the ears!

Huge thank you to you both! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Still lots to learn with multitracking and production, even after all these years...day job gets in the way! Thanks again :-)