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Time of Our Lives (New Vocal)


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Another Cakewalk demo song, using Drumcore 3 with everything else played live. I'm still working hard to get the tones I want out of Music Creator 5, but the hardware side seems to be holding up. This is a throwaway song, just a little punky indie number for fun.
** The first version of this posted featured a fairly poor vocal. I've gone back and worked hard at a vocal that I think transforms the song into something a little more than throwaway **
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Lyrics
Gotta get away
Gotta make a play
Gotta seize the day
Gotta feel my way around
The secret pieces that make us all ashamed

You and me we can see what this world is meant to be

Holding hands walking down the main street
We're having the time of our lives

Need to find a friend
Need to reach the end
Gotta make a stand
Gotta take command of a life
That's only half way done

You and me we can see what this life is to be free

Holding hands walking down the main street
We're having the time of our lives

Don't panic
It's not over
It's only the start
Enjoy yourself
And have the time
The time of your life

We're having the time of our lives ...
Song Stats
Hits: 1962
Comments: 19
Fans: 12
Plays: 145
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Apr 20, 2010 - 01:32:03 PM
Last Updated: May 25, 2010 - 11:34:43 AM Last Played: Sep 25, 2016 - 06:32:48 AM
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Hardware:
Ibanez GAX 30, Fender PB, Behringer C1 Condenser, Alesis Multimix 4 USB, PC Lapotp running Windows 7
Software:
Cakewalk Music Creator 5, Amplitube 3 LE, Drumcore 3 LE, ASIO4ALL
Comments
michaelkoppenheffer said 2534 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Vocal update
Like what you did for take two--more focus and intensity on the vocal for sure. I actually liked the vocal lower down in the mix a little bit, especially in the chorus (per my comments on the last version).
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Take Two
It was an easy decision to redo the vocals as the first ones were far too ragged. I've actually tried a true three part harmony here. Using new software ad hardware has its benefits but can also be very frustrating. Mixing is something I've not yet mastered on my portable rig.
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five_extra_arms said 2534 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Jefferson Airplane Has A Mohawk
Vocal harmonies are strong Paddy! Really sounds great, but definitely has a 60's sound to it. Tie dyed t-shirts with safety pins.

I'm a sucker for a colorful guitar riff like this one. Nice work. Oh yeah, Drumcore is a good drummer.


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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Riff
Yeah that riff was something that had been tumbling round my head for a while. I wanted to fool the listener into thinking it would break into an Iron Maiden style rocker and then bring in 3 part vox with a classic feel. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.
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michaeljayklein said 2534 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Well done Paddy
I liked this--you did a very fine job in all areas here!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Fine job
Thanks, it's kinda hard to drop into a new (and much more limited)DAW and be separated from all my favourite plugins. That said, the results here are satisfying and offer a new set of challenges and song writing opportunities. Cheers.
Check out my latest song called Her Point of View
michael2 said 2533 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
cool
the drums sound fantastic, not sure what drumcore is, but will look it up. the guitars all sound nice, like the parts and how they fit in with the vocals. i don't get the 60's comments, to me it sounds like classic 90's indie (ala superchunk). cool track.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Superchunk
Ah, comparing me to the mighty 'chunk will always get you kudos! Lately my output has been very Merge-centric. I think it's the direction I'm most comfortable with. The guitar parts all came first so I think the vocals logically followed their feel, though I recorded the vocals with the solo guitars muted. Glad you liked the tune.
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fasteddie said 2533 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
A little more aggresive
than the other song you posted.

I like it a lot. Cool guitar and vox!

Nice one man!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Eddie
I think posting this and Quiet Man on the same day did the latter song an injustice as it's not really getting a lot of listens. Both songs came about during my experimentation with Cakewalk Music Creator 5 (kind of Garageband for Windows) and they each gave me lots of challenges in terms of levels, effects etc. I normally use Logic Express which is like a massive candy store of plugin goodness in comparison. That said, with the limited palette of effects available to me on the Windows machine I feel the results are credible.
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Vic Holman said 2533 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
i just had...
..... the time of my life.

i dig the guitar riffs and the voc's are great!

excellent driving tune.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Driving tune
Thanks Vic, gotta be an ultimate compliment when a song is an 'excellent driving tune'.
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tempie said 2533 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
is it safe to comment on this?
or will there be a "new new vocal" version?

i like the combination of that driving lead and the vocal phrasing - the vocal phrasing throughout is standout man. the bridge is GREAT (guitar tone in the bridge is SWEET). classic 80's REM. the thing i like about your recent stuff is how you take that classic college radio sound of the 80's - all those rough edges - and seamlessly merge it with that slick 80's brit pop sound. it's a great vibe. thanks for the DL!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
New New New
I can only apologise and blame my impatience for the multiple postings of this song. Due to me failure to RTFM I managed to post a version that cut off rather than faded out, and that was after posting the original vocal!
All the guitar tones are from the LE version of IK's Amplitube 3 which came free with Music Creator. I think IK offer it as a free download too. It's basic but offers some really nice tones.
I'm glad you're digging the vibe. This was so nearly a DVP tune but I got selfish...
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lavalamp said 2533 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
cool tune
Like the tempo one this tune. Guitars sound excellent. Glad I came by here. I was about to panic halfway through this lol

LL
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2532 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Don't panic!
Thanks for your kind words man. The guitars here were the only easy part! Happy you dug it.
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Lennon714 said 2531 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
The guitar
makes this much more than a throwaway. And the harmonies in the chorus. I'm thinking late 80's college rock. Sounds so good.
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T_Being_esq said 2531 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
Like others have said
elements of the 60's and 70's new wave. Unmistakeable British vibe. I hear so many reminders of why it was great to be 18 in 1978.
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Ed Hannifin said 2528 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
I think you did a nice job...
I like the vocals, and the drums and rhythm guitar drives everything along... the sudden break in the middle is neat and unexpected... I hear a little bit of Moby Grape in this, but I can hear the JA reference, too...

The lead guitar riffing reminds me of Vic Holman's approach....

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