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A Quiet Man (Remix)


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I have been using this song as a test piece for recording with Cakewalk Music Creator 5.0 (a basic DAW for Windows that I'm using as part of my mobile recording rig). I had terrible trouble with digital clipping, still apparent in the original version posted last month. I've addressed this, which turned out to be the bass guitar, by pulling the offending parts into Audacity and performing click removal. I've then remixed the drums, vocals and bass, upping the reverb and generally rounding off some sharp corners. I've toned down the backing vox, as Eric Van Ausdal said they were too loud and he is master of all things vocal!
I'm much happier with this version and starting to feel as comfortable in Music Creator as I am with Garageband.
Thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
All I wanted was to live the quiet life
All I needed was to hold you in my arms
I pick up the 'phone and it's nothing but questions
Just need to be left alone

All I wanted to be a quiet man
All I needed was the time and space to do the things I can
All I needed was to be a quiet man ...

I broke down the door of your misunderstanding
I said my words and I made my peace
I can't understand what it is that makes me angry
All I want is to be alone


All I wanted to be a quiet man
All I needed was the time and space to do the things I can
All I needed was to be a quiet man ...

We could do anything
Living the quiet life
Away from here
We could be beautiful
We could make miracles
Away from here


All I wanted to be a quiet man
All I needed was the time and space to do the things I can
All I needed was to be a quiet man ...
Song Stats
Hits: 2066
Comments: 11
Fans: 11
Plays: 158
Downloads: 58

Uploaded: May 06, 2010 - 06:55:27 AM
Last Updated: May 25, 2010 - 11:29:57 AM Last Played: Apr 08, 2019 - 02:05:55 PM
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Hardware:
Windows Laptop, Alesis USB mixer, my usual guitars and bass
Software:
Cakewalk Music Creator 5.0, Drumcore 3, IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 LE
Comments
Moviz said 3302 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
Didn't hear
the original Paddy, but this is sounding really good.. love the simplicity of the verses compared to the chorus, which sounds great.... excellent sound on guitars....drums too sounding good, regards M
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fasteddie said 3302 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
Awesome
sounds really great. With the rough corners smoothed out it sounds pretty kick a!
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egobandit said 3302 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
make your peace
I like the story in this, Im not sure if I listened to the first version around 2:52 is my favorite part reminds me of Fugazy for some reason. Cool song I like the vibe of it!
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Vic Holman said 3302 days ago (May 6th, 2010)
turned out nice
i notice the improvement. there is a nice warm tone overall. there is a nice early REM groove that i dig here
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ste said 3301 days ago (May 7th, 2010)
top
drum sounds. guitar is a bit joy division, hats off. didnt hear the first version, i think, but loving this.
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magnatone said 3301 days ago (May 7th, 2010)
Quiet Man
weird - i thought i commented on this - guess i got distracted - sorry! i don't know if i heard the original, but i love THIS! Vic referenced early REM - i agree with that! really enjoyed, great work Paddy!
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lavalamp said 3301 days ago (May 7th, 2010)
well-written
like the structure, well put together. A bit rough in places, but overall I dug it. But who am I to say?

LL
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Calchas said 3300 days ago (May 8th, 2010)
Missed the earlier post
but I must say that this sounds terrific Paddy!

Love the rootsy/Indie feel of this song. Nice guitar chops. Vocal sounds great too.

Be well friend!
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Lennon714 said 3299 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Master?
Hardly. But thanks :). This song feels like Nita's Hideaway. Which, by the way, is a scuzzy little venue that the had the greatest indie nights. So it's a natural compliment. I can smell the smoke and the ridiculous heat of an August night in Phoenix. Ooh! Great slouchy break at 2:50. DL for sure.
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speedonl said 3294 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
I
Likeit! Great song!
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867-5309 said 3291 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
harmony
a beautiful REM sound here - with better vocals
though and less nasally than those folks -
good dynamic sectioning - sweet vocal harmony -
and of course the drums cutaway and are featured effectively with the voice alone
for a brief spell.
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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