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Smurf

June 16, 2018, 10:06:23 AM
 :o
 

neilmac

June 15, 2018, 09:05:13 PM
Sorry to hear that G......On the bright side, the Riders haven’t lost yet this season  ;D Oh wait.....what time is it?

RedJoker

June 15, 2018, 03:57:38 PM
ugh, G.... sorry to hear that..

RedJoker

June 15, 2018, 03:57:37 PM
ugh, G.... sorry to hear that..
 

Joom

June 15, 2018, 11:13:07 AM
Sounds like one of my months, G.  Hang in there, and hope the wife is feeling better...
 

whitestrat73

June 15, 2018, 09:33:11 AM
Keep strong, buddy!  :-*

Oh, and I think I'll pass on the invite dinner, thanks.... :-X
 

papaG

June 15, 2018, 03:02:58 AM
I reckon I got plenty of options for the challenge ::)
 

papaG

June 15, 2018, 03:01:48 AM
Got my tools and jobsite burned up, the wife broke her arm, and I destroyed the transmission in my car.  >:( And still two weeks to go this month...
 

neilmac

June 14, 2018, 05:42:38 PM
I never use it anymore....not for years now.....but it was my only DAW for a long long time.....and the whole reason I’m even here in the first place  ;D
 

Smurf

June 14, 2018, 12:39:34 PM
All the KAE folks are over here now agr, but I WOULD be curious as to how many still use KAE as their DAW? I pull it out for a challenge every now and then, and still find it totally useable.... 8)
 

Joom

June 11, 2018, 10:35:34 AM
Welcome to the forums, RicoWoods...
 

agradeleous

June 10, 2018, 07:29:01 PM
Ah bless your Heart CB .
Wonder if there’s anyway to revive it ? Though technology is fastly comsuming it :(  
 

combobob

June 10, 2018, 06:01:23 AM
it is well and truly dead agrade, but I stop by regularly and clear the spam.
 

agradeleous

June 10, 2018, 03:05:54 AM
Wow Kristal is still up and running ? The site that is .
Last I stop by it was pretty dead 😞 or so I thought .
 

Joom

June 09, 2018, 10:59:32 PM
Had a lot of fun watching the granddaughter's dance recital, but man that was a long ride.  Need a day to recover.  And they wouldn't even let me take pictures or record video...  >:(

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Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / Rise Above - June 2018 challenge
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:16:02 AM »
This month's challenge should be easy. The idea came from my own personal catastrophe this weekend. I locked up some of my tools on site before I left work on Friday afternoon. I trust its safe enough and normally it would be. Saturday morning I received a call, telling me the place burned to the ground. My tools are gone along with the next few weeks of work. Insurance will cover the tools eventually but I'm out a few thousand dollars of work that doesn't get replaced. This job is over. I'll be scrambling to try to reschedule the next projects earlier but its not promising. The upside for me is, I didn't lose 10,000 hogs in the fire like the client did.

So the challenge for this month is to write a new song about a (somewhat) devastating personal catastrophe and how you overcame it. Put a positive spin on it, the silver lining. If your life has been uneventful in that way, I guess you'll have to write a fictional piece.

Also, your song must include two key changes. These changes must be 3 semitones each and cannot revert to the original key. Example, if the songs starts in the key of G, your next change would be Bb and then C#. Minimum limit for each key change will be 16 measures. No time limit on the song and loops, samples, collabs, instrumentals are not restricted.

Deadline will be 28 June 2018 @7:53 am

Blame Neil for your struggles this month.  (-!)




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Member Blogs / Home Is Where I Go....
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:55:05 AM »
...is the title of the new 10 song album available at
 http://geraldwiebe.bandcamp.com/album/home-is-where-i-go


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Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / April '18 ODC - SPRING BREAK!!!!
« on: April 02, 2018, 04:25:13 AM »
The theme for this month's challenge is "Spring Break". This can mean one of three things to you.

1. Bikinis and beaches and beer.... 8) Fort Lauderdale anyone?

2. Winter is finally leaving and we're tired of minus friggin' cold....  :o

3. The suspension on your old jalopy that you are too cheap to fix has finally given up and nearly ended your life due to your obvious lack of attention to maintenance.... ::)


Last month I noticed a few entrants chose to use spoken words in their entries and we're expanding on that concept.

Starting now, write a story song about "SPRING BREAK", in any style or genre. Your "lead vocal" must be spoken, not sung though it may include singing parts. Song length must be at least 3 - 4 minutes. Any means to create the music allowed, (fart in a jar, Karministicalize your vacuum cleaner, make your wife angry and record the response...)

My favorite example of a story song is Red Sovine's Teddy Bear, but rap, hip hop, new country crap, have got their own examples.



Deadline is 27 April, 2018 11:59 pm. Saskatchewan time, of course.

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General Discussion / Looking For Buns
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:54:38 AM »
Don't even ask..... (-!)

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Works in Progress / Album....
« on: February 07, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »
Thought I'd share a little of what I've been working on for the last 2 weeks. The song choices are the client's and I had to learn the songs (all but one) and attempt to interpret them to fit his style. My lead vocal will be replaced with his. So far he's happy in spite of some of the less than perfect bits.
This compilation is a bit of an exercise to see how my mixes/recordings compare from one tune to the next, and song placement on the album. Three more songs will be added yet.

Have yourself a listen, comment if you like.

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Country / Drift Away
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:57:03 PM »
With a little help from @neilmac 

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Country / Working Man
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:55:43 PM »
Its her favorite cover song I sing live. I doubt I'll ever play it again..

*Piano- local pro session player, Terry Hoknes

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Country / Time Marches On
« on: October 15, 2017, 07:16:32 AM »
Time Marches On by Tracy Lawrence

Just learned this today so it could be better.... ???

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Calendar Events / The Oglies '17
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:38:50 AM »
November 15 2017

This is the date I'll be announcing the winners for 2017. Nominations for categories listed below will close November 1. Voting will run for a week or so. The short list (top 3) will be based on the number of nominations per category. I'll update the list here periodically.

You'll find the link to the nomination page in the upper left corner to submit your nominations anonymously or right here on this thread for the whole world to see. Or PM to me...

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Artist of The Year

Song Of The Year cover 
 
Song Of The Year original

Favorite Video
 
Collaboration of the Year 
 
ODC Song of The Year 
 
Rising Star Award

Community Service Award
   
 
 

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Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / May 17 Life Challenge
« on: May 07, 2017, 12:44:04 AM »
Life has turned upside down for us lately, causing us to contemplate the value of life and think about what it means to us. This will be the challenge for this month.


Starting now, part 1 of the challenge is write a new song about what life means to you.
Part 2  is change it up completely midway through. This change should not be subtle. This could be a change in lyrics, tempo, time signature,  key,  instrumentation,  but part 2 must be a cohesive part of 1. Make it make sense with each other.

Song length not to exceed 5 min.
Upload to the usual location by 29 May 2017.
No other restrictions.

Good luck!

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Country / Mercedes Benz
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:11:20 AM »

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Country / You're Beautiful
« on: December 07, 2016, 12:46:01 PM »
Glad to get another one done. Seems SC messed with my track. Deal with that later...


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Completed Original Songs / The Wolf
« on: December 05, 2016, 02:44:17 AM »
I'm calling it done....this is one I need to get out of my head. Too dark in there right now. Got some perfectly appropriate tracks from Dino to finish it off.


The Wolf

Wake up in the morning and something  don't feel right
Feel like  I've been running, running all night
Look in the mirror and all I see
Is a hungry wolf staring back at me
I don't know if I can win this fight 
I'm so tired of fighting for my life

Now I’m thinking all about the dream I had last night
Can’t get away from that gleam in his eye
Feel him breathing hot on my neck
He’s getting close but he ain't got me yet
I don't know if I can win this fight 
I'm so tired of fighting for my life



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Works in Progress / Fishing
« on: November 21, 2016, 03:13:23 AM »
Well, my baby girl and her man love their song, and a bunch of the people they've shown off to.

There are obviously some thing that need fixing but I'm hoping to get some feedback from you guys on this so far.

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Works in Progress / She's beautiful
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:51:41 AM »
Another w.i.p. Built this much today. Inspiration is my newly engaged granddaughter.

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