New original song: The Joke's On You

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New original song: The Joke's On You

Post by msnickybee » Mon May 27, 2019 9:05 am

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

Post by Mark Bliss » Mon May 27, 2019 10:47 am

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!

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

Post by M@rkus » Tue May 28, 2019 2:22 am

Tasty arrangements! A touch of Beautiful South, I think!
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Re: New original song: The Joke's On You

Post by freightgod » Tue May 28, 2019 7:56 am

Great job! Very pleasant on the ears!

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

Post by msnickybee » Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 am

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 :-)
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