Stan having made me feel guilty for being one of the folks who do not post anything, I meekly offer the excuse that the things I record in no way approach the care and precision that you guys put into your recordings. This has been especially true since I got the Yamaha keys, and found myself recording things that are often no more that audio output from the Yamaha with a guitar solo added.
This is one of those -- but in this case I also added a vocal track. In my fantasy world it is her playing the simple piano melody with me on guitar in the deep background -- a little too deep background in places I think. Not a lot of recording effort here -- but I do think its a pretty song.
Tom, I think this is very pretty. I hope you wrote it. If so, you should post more material. I'd like to hear more guitar, but overall it's a lovely thing. A lot of us get more into the technical side of recording, not because we have a burning desire to be engineers, but because it's what you have to do to get the job done, as Stan can certainly attest to. So unless you're at a point where a critique of the recording will be beneficial, sometimes it's more important to just enjoy the music. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for the listen guys. I’m glad you liked the song. Yes, I wrote it. It was the first one composed totally at the Yamaha actually. The Yamaha backing and vocal tracks have resided in the PS5 for a very long time through many takes trying for the “just right” guitar track. Even now, while I am satisfied with the deep background part behind the piano and vocals, I still don’t like the “big solo” at the end. Oh well, I still have one PS5 track left to cut in a better solo.
OK .. if you guys can look past the MIDIness of the backing and the laziness of the “engineer”, I certainly wouldn’t mind hearing opinions on any of my stuff on soundclick at:
Thanks for the kind words. I must admit that this lyric is one of my favorites. I do intend to post more often, but there will be time between posts, as I do struggle with lyrics, often producing "one verse wonders" that I eventually give up on and turn into what I call "experimental instrumentals". In Dawn Marie's case however, the one verse says it all.
As to 'experimental instrumentals', I know precisely what you mean, Tom !
I make a living out of those since many years (I am a pro composer of musical themes etc..., mainly for TV, companies, etc...), so I usually don't have to bother about lyrics.
But even if I am much more into the 'industrial' rather than the 'art' side of the music business, I am sometimes asked for songs with lyrics (in French, that is) and all.
I may well live in France, but French is not my native tongue, so I usually let others write the lyrics. If I do it myself, it's too much of a struggle.
So yes, knowing what kind of a special talent it requires, I am impressed by some of the lyrics that you guys write !
By the way, as you can imagine, I myself use the PS5 only for the quick recording of musical ideas while on the road, rarely using more than two tracks, so my PS5 'recordings' are all very short and simple (every one of my PS5 'songs' in fact includes 10 or more separate and very different short pieces), having to be worked out later and recorded in a studio.
To me, the main advantage of the PS is twofold : the easy physical interface, and the fact that it turns out Mp3. I had and have several other digital pocket recorders, but I will stick to the PS5 until the last dog dies.
I've only recently discovered the PS5 user group, and yes again, I am impressed by some of what you guys do with the PS5, musically as well. There is some talent out there...
I had and have several other digital pocket recorders, but I will stick to the PS5 until the last dog dies.
No disagreement here at all. I know I will eventually upgrade to something with more tracks, but I am certain that nothing out there will approach the ease with which this all-in-one small package allows me to get from idea all the way to postable MP3.