Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Falling Petals" Piece for Ensemble + Soprano 2'20"
"Hi Dane,
This again evokes wild imagery in my head. Why is it your music is best enjoyed with eyes closed? I don’t understand the musical structure but I know it works as the type of music it is. Strange how rather than stimulating my emotions I…"
Feb 26, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Dane,
Yup, Revolver was a seismic shift from the mop-top sound with Harrison’s eastern influence, Lennon’s psychedelic sound imagery, and McCartney’s solid grounding in traditional western melody and let’s not forget Ringo’s absolutely brilliant…"
Feb 23, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Trouble is, by the time he got on with Revolver he was less a Beatle than Paul McCartney. If my reckoning is even partly right, he was the push behind a more progressive, adventurous music that ended up with Sgt Pepper (surely one of the greatest…"
Feb 23, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Wow! You weren’t kidding?! This is bizarre to say the least! You mean that Paul McCartney the greatest musical composer in the known universe has been known to take public transit? But he’s freaking Paul McCartney! A Beatle for shits sake! I always…"
Feb 23, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Yeah I kind of agree with the others.  It's a bit too MIDI sounding.  I do everything virtual as well, and mostly use virtual versions of real instruments rather than synths, so I know it's hard to get it sounding natural.  Most DAWs should have an…"
Feb 23, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Well, he owns properties all over the place, several in the States, but his "home" is in a village just outside Rye, 45 miles from me on the A272. No doubt when he's performing he uses more appropriate transport but I promise you he was known for…"
Feb 22, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Dane,
You're kidding right? You're just f*ing with me about McCartney living just down the street from you. Tell me you're pulling my leg. And that he takes public transit. No... know I know you're just messin' with me. You are aren't you? I know…"
Feb 22, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"No problem with that. I haven't posted anything for a while now. Trying to finish a project I haven't had much time myself. I'll put up this thing for soprano and ensemble (not really a song) shortly - once I can take a break. 
I'll have words with…"
Feb 22, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Ideally you would have an EQ plugin and a compression plugin on every channel.  That will give you a lot of control over your instruments. The plugins typically have presets that handle a lot of situations for you.  What you are looking for in the…"
Feb 22, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Ingo Lee,
Thanks for the advice. I didn’t know that about the lows building up as more instruments get added. Do you mean adding an EQ plugin for the whole mix as in sending all the channels to one dedicated EQ bus? That sounds easy enough, or do…"
Feb 22, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Hey Rick, you mentioned overloading your DAW when you've turned up your faders, I'm just wondering if you have done any EQ on your tracks?  Samples and instruments tend to build up lows and low mid-range frequencies and there is not as much room for…"
Feb 22, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Dane,
Wow, nice words indeed! I know exactly what you mean about McCartney's short adventure into classical music. I still to this day cringe if I try listening to it... and I'm like his biggest fan!
Feed McCartney bean burritos and he'll fart a…"
Feb 21, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Ingo Lee,
Thank you for your feedback. You're very kind. It's funny you would suggest adding some drum fills (Ringo style) because I'm currently up-ing the drum volume and one reason is because the fills kind of got drowned out by everything else.…"
Feb 21, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"I can only repeat myself, Rick. If indeed you're at an early stage of reading music you have a remarkable command of harmonic progression/harmony/balance. You do a surprise, daring key change then get back to the home key so naturally that it's…"
Feb 21, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Hi Rick, I like your song, it's fun to listen to and it does make me think of music of a certain era which is cool also.  As far as production, as you say there is a lot that you can do with midi so how far you go with that is up to you, what you've…"
Feb 21, 2020
Rick replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Tim,
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the "sameness" and "almost too perfect timing" are hard for me to overcome working in the virtual environment. I thought if anything was a dead give away as to it being real as opposed to samples, would be the…"
Feb 21, 2020
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