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Hey John - Thank you for that VERY helpful review on "Like No Other" - That's exactly the kind of feedback I need - mixing is my Achilles heel - I will take that information and make a new mix - I heard that shrill quality too but didn't have a fix for it, now I do. I think I can squeeze out a bit more gain too, once I handle that EQ problem. Thank you so so much! Love the community here on Bj, a bunch of stellar musicians, and just fine people, I must say.

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You're very much welcome, Diane, and I really enjoy the music you write! Mixing...with all the plug-ins and methods, there are as many ways to mix as there are streets on a map of Toronto. I'm still navigating it, too. I really got inspired to get into it after conversing with Jess Gordon. She mixes and masters all her songs and they sound incredible and she learned it within a year! Yes, lots of fine and friendly people, and your ability is stellar. You may already know this, but when you go into the equalization, drag one of those little circles way up to the top of the graph, then slide it left and right and you'll hear where it really screeches. That's the spot! Then drag that little circle straight down, down, down to the baseline...at 0. Then make a narrow cut from zero on down maybe -3db. (On the corresponding right side it might be something like 40.) That Q knob will narrow it. Here's hoping that might do the subtle trick. I found the EQ problem was much more using your ears than following formulas. There are some sites I've found like Musician on a Mission where I've learned a lot. Also, a video on the Waves plug-in site with Chris Lord-Alge (why do I want to pronounce that as algae?) on how his does mixing.



Hi, William. You're much welcome on our review for "One." I often will use female vocals on my songs as does Robert. We have our own pages as well (John Walradt, Original Quigley). I listened to a few more of your songs. They have lovely gentle melodies which compliment your poetic lyrics. You're like a minstrel with the poetic ability to take the words to romantic depths or the romantic ethereal. Your treatment of songs with minimal instrumentation is a very nice touch. I could also see your songs being picked up by other performers and use orchestration on them. Anyway...very, very good songwriting, William. John



R&J thanks for such a great review of "One" , and interestingly the feedback for the light female vocal addition is now been repeated to me , so i will take heed of your advice and add to the track .
Many Thanks , have a great week .
William



Hi John, Thank you for the great review of "Just Breathe". I can't believe how spot on your analysis was. It's not often I get such a thorough and compelling review and many other reviewers have not seen the beauty within this song and production the way that you did. I worked on this song for many months and even with a somewhat unconventional arrangement I really like it this way... The moody instrumental section coda and half-time synth solo for example. There are 3 writing contributors and some guest musicians but it's all my production from "The Womb recording Studio". CenterPeace



Thanks for the support for The Drawing Room guys, much appreciated.
Bob



Thanks for the great review of "Farmer's Daughter", guys! First song I ever wrote, circa 1970 and it only took me 45 years to get into the studio to record it. Glad you enjoyed it.



Thanks friends for all the stars and playlist additions. I really appreciate your support!

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You're always welcome, Jeana. We love and admire your compositions and how you play them! John



Hi, Bob. Many thanks for the stars on the Robert and John collaboration, "You Can Feel It," and for my "Equal!" It's wonderful to know your voice is back and you're still writing wonderful music with no slowing down in sight! Best to you! John

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

Thank you John, you are welcome. The voice is on it's way back but it's a slow process. Just background harmonies at the moment but building all the time. God bless Melodyne!!



Hi, Lindsay. Many thanks for the 5 stars on "You Can Feel It." A vote of confidence from you means a lot! I have listened to several of your songs, all terrific stuff! Hey, this site confuses me, too. I try to find people who review my songs and I often get returned to the review page. John



Hello, thank you for your kind comments regarding my song If You Love Me. Lindsay (Strange World Music)



Hi Both,

A great collab for sure. I'm intrigued who did what? There's some great elements going on, lovely little guitar licks and an excellent vocal. Add it all in with some great rhythm guitar as well and it is a very infectious toe tapper. The change of rhythm in the middle section is a surprise and must have been tough to record.
Great work guys, well done. More to come I hope?

Bob



Great Vibe from the "Off" John and Robert!
The beat will get them dancing and your sensual tone will set the girls hearts a Pumping Robert!
Very nice one!
Strong Solo violin with High Harmony notes in the Bridge would be Atmospheric!!
Wish it was mine!



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