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I thought that this was a nice piano-based ballad. You are obviously well versed in modern piano ballads. Sounds like it should be sung - I wonder if there are words ?
What lets it down in terms of production is the very repetitive drum beat (no drummer would play with so little variety all the way through). 3/4 of the way through the brass interlude sounds very synthetic - the samples need re-thinking here and the ending not on the tonic chord seemed a little too unexpected for this ballad style.
So In summary I think that as a ballad or a song it has great potential. I didn't really like the attempt to make it into something different - but maybe this is because the brass section didn't really grab me at all.
Did the bass player not turn up?
First time through with no bass would be fine but then you would expect electric bass and kick drum to join in and give the mix some body. There are thousands of examples out there but one that comes to mind would be "Amazed" by Lonestar. The classic ballad build up.
Raw Sugar said:I am not sure as to which song you are referring, but I am new to the technological end of recording. I have played an accoustic piano all of my life until a few months ago. I am trying to learn how to use the volume controls etc. Please bare with me. I love that song by the way.
What shall I call you Raw or Sugar?
You've only posted one song here so that's what I'm reviewing.
It would be helpful knowing what your setup is. Which DAW ? What keyboard?
Hey! don't think I'm trying to give anything other than encouraging comments here. It's great to hear someone trying to create commercial music instead of pretentious parodies of bygone centuries (except the 20th) :-)