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by midimoose
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Cine Competition 2016 entry
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: Cine Competition 2016 entry

Great orchestration! Why am I not surprised? 8) Rick.
by midimoose
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: And She's Gone - Final Mix w/ Video
Replies: 20
Views: 4443

Re: And She's Gone - Final Mix w/ Video

Hi Mark,

Great song, and vast improvement from the first "sketch" version you posted. Gotta agree with msnickybee-- you're an excellent singer. I like the horns, and the drums have blended in well. Nice work! Rick.
by midimoose
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General Music Topics
Topic: Song production - what are your go-to songs you admire?
Replies: 35
Views: 13488

Re: Song production - what are your go-to songs you admire?

Thanks Tom, Wow, I had almost forgotten "Super Session"-- played it to death! Besides Season of the Witch, Harvey's Tune-- great horns! Somebody bumbled into the turntable on my LP, so it skipped in one spot during that song :lol: Whoever thought of it first would stomp on the floor to get it back i...
by midimoose
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: General Music Topics
Topic: Song production - what are your go-to songs you admire?
Replies: 35
Views: 13488

Re: Song production - what are your go-to songs you admire?

Interesting premise! I'm sure these lists break down by generation, but as far as 5 "go-to's" that I can come back to year after year... not in any order, and with a disclaimer that the list could change by the hour-- The Band- Acadian Driftwood. Details the eviction of the French from Canada to Lou...
by midimoose
Fri May 27, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Little song, big learning experience....
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Little song, big learning experience....

Thanks M@rcus!

I'll take that as high praise from someone with your talent! 8) Rick
by midimoose
Thu May 26, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: New song...
Replies: 11
Views: 2416

Re: New song...

Hi M@rcus-
Good tune! Solid instrumentals as usual, and I like the vocal harmonies. Complicated piece! Thanks, Rick.
by midimoose
Thu May 26, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Little song, big learning experience....
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Little song, big learning experience....

Thanks Mark, I'm glad my mixes are sounding better. Re the piano-- yup, it's an MC rhodes, and the first track I recorded for the song. I was never quite pleased with how it fit with the other "instruments" after it was finished, but the part was way repetitive due to my limited keyboard skills, so ...
by midimoose
Wed May 25, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Little song, big learning experience....
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Little song, big learning experience....

Hi Steve, Thanks for the encouragement! And a super thank you for the snarky puppy link-- I wasn't familiar with them, but I certainly am now. Have been delving further into their music-- WOW! Simply the best stuff I've heard in ages. All individually talented, put them together with some tasteful s...
by midimoose
Wed May 25, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: And She's Gone - Final Mix w/ Video
Replies: 20
Views: 4443

Re: And She's Gone

Hi Mark--

Good song! Steeped in the soul/r&b tradition. I especially like the break at around 3:50, with nice interplay between guitar and horns.. I look forward to hearing, and seeing, the final version. 8) Rick.
by midimoose
Tue May 24, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Best I can
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Re: Best I can

Hello,
Beautiful song-- well done. I agree with Nicky, the title line "hook" stuck with me all day. It's a sentiment I can easily relate to. Thanks, Rick.
by midimoose
Tue May 24, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Little song, big learning experience....
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Little song, big learning experience....

Howdy Tom,

Many thanks for the kind reply and encouragement. I had fun putting it together and learned much. I think next time around, the process will be a little easier! I keep learning. 8) Rick.
by midimoose
Tue May 24, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Little song, big learning experience....
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Little song, big learning experience....

Hello to all, I'm still a newbie at mixing, and with this tune, I got in way over my head early, being impatient. Added effects, and panned tracks before I should have. The cumulative volume started creeping up, and the whole thing sounded like mud... Then I saw a Mixcraft post on April 19, (origina...
by midimoose
Wed May 18, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General Music Topics
Topic: Being Creative but not being able to Create
Replies: 7
Views: 3221

Re: Being Creative but not being able to Create

Hi Brianna- Don't be so hard on yourself, but don't surrender either. I think many, or most creative people tend to be their own worst critics! I know I am. I get tangled up in minute details and realize that I'm "overworking" it to death. Over the many years, I've dabbled in painting, airbrush, sil...
by midimoose
Wed May 18, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: After the Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: After the Curtain

Hi,

I enjoyed this piece. I like the subtle shifts in and out of minor key. Somehow, parts of it put me in the mind of one of my favorite composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams. The photo fits it nicely, too. :) Nice work. Thank you. Rick.
by midimoose
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Instrument Ranges vis a vis a keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3533

Re: Instrument Ranges vis a vis a keyboard

Thank you!

This chart is a lot easier to read than the old one I had.. 8) Rick.