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8Muddypaws

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Putting it out there
« on: October 30, 2019, 06:17:39 PM »
A month or so back I posted a 19 second snippet of a piece I've been working on.  That was difficult for me to do but I somehow survived.  I've decided to post a link to some of my music on here.  Some old, some new, and some just finished today.  All of it was written by me except "Mercy Of The Wheels" which was written by John Gorka.  I performed it 'live' at a celebration of life not long ago.  Not a dry eye in the house.

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SeilerBird

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 06:28:39 PM »
Wow, very nice Mud. I only listened to Goodbye/Hello since I have a game seven tonight but I will be back tomorrow to listen to all of them. Is that two or three guitars?

8Muddypaws

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 06:32:37 PM »
Three guitars on about 7 tracks if I remember right.  The stuff Im doing now is using upwards of 20-30 tracks.  Plus VST midi instruments.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 06:41:27 PM »
You must have some very good equipment. I can't get more than two tracks to sound ok. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 06:56:43 PM »
Beuutiful Russ. My dad left us a few years back. I'd welcome the opportunity to go back and say a few words that I never did when he was alive.
Strong my friend!
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8Muddypaws

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 07:27:03 PM »
Beuutiful Russ. My dad left us a few years back. I'd welcome the opportunity to go back and say a few words that I never did when he was alive.
Strong my friend!

Same here.  I was the last person to talk to my dad before he passed.  I would love to talk to him again.  That’s part of the reason I like that song so much.  John does two more lines in the chorus but I think they interrupt the flow and feeling of the some so I don’t use them..
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SeilerBird

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 07:42:47 PM »
You guys are lucky. My dad died 50 years ago when I was 21. I would love to see him one more time. Mom died 30 years ago.

8Muddypaws

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 07:48:56 PM »
You must have some very good equipment. I can't get more than two tracks to sound ok. Keep up the good work.

Yes & no.  Most of that was recorded on a Mac using a MOTU 8 channel FireWire interface and ProTools, high $ mics etc.  Pricy stuff.  Then I used a Tascam FireWire interface and Cubase SE.  But now Im using a computer I rescued from a recycling bin, a $122 Beheringer Uphoria 4 channel USB interface (there are cheaper ones) and a $49 version of Cubase Elements.  The mics are the same ones Ive used for live sound for many years.

Whatever software youre using probably has a latency setting.  If your tracks are getting out of sync as you add more stuff that may be the issue.  I had that issue using Audacity.  Its free but sometimes you get what you pay for. 

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SeilerBird

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 07:54:08 PM »
No latency problem. I am not very serious about my recording. It is only for family and friends so I use a cell phone camera.

Alpena Jeff

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
Yes & no.  Most of that was recorded on a Mac using a MOTU 8 channel FireWire interface and ProTools, high $ mics etc.  Pricy stuff.  Then I used a Tascam FireWire interface and Cubase SE. 
Say what? Not one of my gifts but wish it was.
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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2019, 08:50:42 PM »
Wow! I just listened to Lindsays Dance and Goodbye/Hello, and they're very nice, great performances and mixing. Thanks for sharing that, Russ.

I'll listen to more when I have time.
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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2019, 10:04:12 PM »
Wonderful Russ, thanks for allowing us to enjoy.
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Gizmo100

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2019, 10:15:46 PM »
Nice job..Are you also doing the singing on these tracks?
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8Muddypaws

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 10:33:04 PM »
Yes.
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SpencerPJ

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 07:00:22 AM »
Beautiful music.  Thanks for sharing. 
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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2019, 08:14:13 AM »
I had time to listen to the rest of them this morning. Great job, Russ, and you have a nice voice -thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2020, 07:35:24 PM »
 Recently finished a new song, but it's an old song.  I've been sitting in it for many years because I could never get through it even in my room with no audience.  I pushed myself and re-wrote the lyrics, deleted two verses and added another, dusted off my resonator and made it work.

The song originally came to me in an actual dream.  The dream was like watching a music video.  The saddest one you could ever imagine.

It's called 'Faith'.  https://soundcloud.com/russell-causey/faith  (I wish I had recorded this before my pipes got old & rusty)

I lost count of how many tracks & takes it took to make this.  Many.


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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2020, 08:03:32 PM »
Another good one Russ. Thanks for sharing.
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Gizmo100

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2020, 09:00:43 PM »
Wow what a beautiful song.It real hit home.

While I really enjoy the guitar work I would like to hear the singing as well. I had to get the headphones and crank it up.

As a person who has done some sound work on the side. I will let you in a a little secret. Most people don't like the sound of their own voice. You did a great job on a wonderful song.

Next time I would suggest set your vocal level where you like it.....Then turn it up 10% more..

Great Job!!
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8Muddypaws

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2020, 09:04:11 PM »
Thanks.  I liked the resonator work 10% more than my voice.  LOL
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Larry N.

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2020, 07:11:31 AM »
Wow! What a powerful song, Russ. Thank you for sharing that. And I agree with Gizmo that you have a nice voice, but the sound balance sounded about right to me, though I'd not reduce the vocal volume any more.

Wow!
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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2020, 09:05:15 AM »
How about post these in a conventional format.
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8Muddypaws

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Re: Putting it out there
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2020, 09:18:13 AM »
They are in a conventional format.  MP3.  I wish to keep them non-downloadable for now.
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