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Falling Stars Forgotten (Final)


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Kicbal

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After so much appreciated advice on mixing and mastering and some research on my own behalf, Falling Stars Forgotten is sounding much closer to how I have envisioned it. I think I've learned a ton and am approaching the art of mixing from a whole new angle now. It's still a hot song with a lot of busy stuff going on, but I think the result is much cleaner and easier on the ears. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for any further comments or suggestions. Now I must tend to my other music projects which are screaming for my attention.
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Hits: 2905
Comments: 33
Fans: 21
Plays: 240
Downloads: 73
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jun 17, 2010 - 12:15:05 AM
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010 - 05:10:14 PM Last Played: Jun 10, 2017 - 03:34:57 AM
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Hardware:
imac, alesis mixer, m-audio av-40 monitors, oxygen 8 keyboard, tenor sax, human voice
Software:
Garageband and all sorts of GB bells and whistles. Audacity for mastering
Comments
fasteddie said 2654 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Man
it's been a little while. I'm glad to see something from you. This is totally cool!

Great song man. I'll say that you have the mixing mastering thing going on. Killer!

Everything seems to be totally in place now. It's very top notch for certain.
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Char said 2654 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
There you go.
Very pro sounding. Keep the vocalist. Thanks. :)
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awigze said 2653 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
nice long rest
So glad you got back with us on this one! Still one of my all time favorite songs of... anywhere. Like the changes. Always smile when this song comes up on my ipod.
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dave_b said 2653 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Falling Stars Forgotten
Like the intro groove. Nice mixture of sounds, good vocs & harmonies. Production is fine. I felt the song lost some momentum in the longish transistion from verse to chorus, but liked it anyway.
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alackbass said 2653 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Falling Stars Forgotten (Final)
Great pop tune! Love the "girl next door" vocal. The harmony in the chorus is great. Great rhythm track. Particularly love the bass line. The sax lines add so much coolness. The synth lines behind the verse vocal are also way cool. Bravo producer man!
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jdholliday said 2653 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
cool
I like it very original mixture of sounds and voices!
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FEEL said 2652 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
great vocals
and the sound bed is nicely funky. Enjoyed!
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Parichayaka said 2649 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
cool!
great mix and overall feel. upbeat and sunny! tons of fun elements and the sax works great in the midst of all that ear candy. vocals are great too, would up the volume a little around 0:29 - or maybe the synth that comes in with the voice is simply too prominent. same at 2:30. also the minor and major notes sometimes clash a bit (referring to that synth layer only). details though. great post. did i or not? no haven't said it yet...AWESOME! :)
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Kicbal said 2649 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Thank You All
I appreciate all the comments, especially for a remix.
Parichayaka, yes thank you, at this point it's all about perfecting the details. I have a good friend who is a sound engineer that I may have master this and other songs of mine when they are all ready. As I've stated before, I work very slowly and currently have 3 songs in the wings (at various stages) Hoping to have one of them posted later this week . . . we'll see.
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hackneybloke said 2649 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
falling stars
wow...this is cool. who's doing the sensational vocal. wish you had posted the lyrics. fantastic eclectic mix of instrumentation. love the sax on this especially.
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Kicbal said 2649 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
Check out the original post of this song which has the lyrics. The vox are sung by my lovely better half. Thanks for the comments and listen.
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craft said 2648 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
cool groove
Really love the vocals.. Sexy voice.. The chorus is great... I love it
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bud said 2648 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Keep the better half - she's a good singer
this sounds great - really cool poppy mix with lots of fun elements. Reminds me a little of The Waitresses.
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crissew said 2648 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
A lot going on
in this song. Cool mix of stuff that you managed to balance nicely. The vocals are very well done. Interesting contrast between the fast pace of the instruments and the slow pace of the vocals. You could put some hip hop style vocals in this song in places and I bet it would sound really cool.
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tokai said 2647 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Groovey
liking the ska feel with the sax, perfect voice for the tune. Very smooth tune, could here it being a cool live number.

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Kicbal said 2647 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
craft/bud/crissew/tokai
Thanks much for the comments. It would be too cool to play this song live. Would probably have to rework it a bit and do a more stripped down version as there is a lot going on.
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rok41 said 2644 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Wow...
This is my first time hearing your stuff, very trippy and tasty! A lot of cool undertones and subtle horns, great harmonies. Of course I dig the bass! Great job! Download!
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Kicbal said 2637 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
rok41
I do appreciate compliments coming from a master bassist like yourself. I've played with some great bass players in previous bands and watched and listened to them a ton, so hopefully some of their style rubs off on me when I create my parts, even if it's mostly synth bass lines at this point.
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DarkPlanet said 2638 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
New Sounds
This is fresh and instantly catchy! Love the melodies on the vocals and how the keys really set it all off. This is my first exposure to your music look forward to more! Great Job Folks!!!
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Kicbal said 2637 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thanks DP
I do appreciate that you find this current, catchy, and original. As you know, after a while it's hard tp tell what kind of affect your music will have because you are so familiar and close it. Thanks.
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Brian D said 2634 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
cool
lots of cool stuff going on here. well mixed. good playing and singing, too. cudos~
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Kicbal said 2634 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Thanks Brian
Love your songs and videos too.
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ted23 said 2627 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
I
like the busy feel of this. Nothing wasted though, all things are adding something that really adds to the mix. That sax is great! and super vocals too.
Kicbal said 2563 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
TY
Thanks my good friend.
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mvh9591 said 2589 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Wow___
This is awesome. Love everything - The choice of samples - The sax - The voice - Mix, Etc...

Great job - Enjoyed - DL - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Kicbal said 2563 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Cool
Thank you for downloading, may it bring you years of pleasure.
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shavingronaldscar said 2568 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
wheeee!
Mad elements, for sure. It's a good thing. Your change-ups are surprising, yet classy and seamless. Stellar instrumentation, a definite favourite. Bloody sweet solo!
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Kicbal said 2563 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Gee Whiz
Your compliments mean a lot. Especially coming from one of the most innovative/mad scientists I've heard at MJ.
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composerclark said 2508 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
fantastic!
I don't know much about mixing, but this sounds like a fantastic mix to my ears! As you say, very busy with a lot going on, but it's all crystal clear sonically. The song itself is also outstanding; fantastic singing and playing all the way through. Great job here!
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Kicbal said 2502 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Thank You
Much appreciated the kind words and support.
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Meta4 said 2390 days ago (March 8th, 2011)
Now this,
I like,
cool sections, nice work with the drum stutters in between.
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Kicbal said 2312 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Hey
Thanks Meta4 . . . oh, I finally get your name, cool.
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Disgruntled_Employee said 1486 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
Groovy
Love the funk edge to this, with the digital twist to it. The fill / breakdown sections are great man. Thanks
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