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Triffid

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Triffid last won the day on October 22 2017

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  1. January 2018 Song Contest

    Honestly... I'm just happy with the feedback that what I'm doing isn't utter crap. I use these contests as motivation to keep going and write/record each song that month. I appreciate everyones feedback and will look to incorporate it into future tracks. I've been writing for about a year and have maybe 9 songs that I'm happy with. I will be ecstatic when I have enough for a full album that I am proud of and can share with my friends and family. The songs may be "simple"... but that is where my taste is right now. I'm sure I'll get bored of major tones and basic song structure and look to expand eventually. Ironknee... I think your comment is on point, actually. I started writing songs with the hope of having something meaningful and maybe even inspirational to give my sons. This song is just about a character in a book I read recently, heh. I should get back to that. Thanks again, all.
  2. I looked, no apparent spot that I could see. It just has the 1/4" jack where I plugin a sustain pedal. Thanks... those do look interesting. Good read too, at least I know it should be possible to control expression through MIDI.
  3. January 2018 Song Contest

    Wow! I'm very surprised. Thank you! There are some really good songs this month, I truly enjoyed listening to them all. The 3 that stood out most to me are: Fade, Jambrains - Great feel & vocals and I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar + piano. 4exo27 (Forever As You Are), ClintLeonard - Wow!, the music is top notch. I could easily enjoy that as just an instrumental with maybe a lead violin. I Am Broken, Eric Borgos - I really like the straight forward and honest approach to this song. I'd love to hear what a building "in your face" type guitar solo coming it at 3:11 for the remainder of the song would sound like. Thanks again, all
  4. Good Point! I'll give it a shot... I'm know that is supposed to work for MIDI control, I don't know if the volume on the keyboard would do what I want though. Thanks.
  5. Hey All... thanks in advance for the help. When I add keyboard tracks to my songs I usually use my Yamaha DCX-660 output through my audio interface with a 1/4 cable, no MIDI control. But, I found a violin AU plugin for my DAW (GarageBand) that I really like the sound of. I have an old MIDI controller and it sounds ok, but I don't have any volume expression using it. That is, I can't increase/lower the volume during the performance/recording like I can with my direct 1/4 cable from my Yamaha. I can try to do this after the fact, but I enjoy doing it as expression during the recording. Does anyone know if this is possible through a MIDI controller and, if so, have an example of one that can do it? Thanks, Triffid
  6. A Million Miles

    Looks like that link is requiring a login to kompoz... is there a way to share without requiring that?
  7. January 2018 Song Contest

    Not my favorite song I done so far... but I think my production is getting better heh. Anyway.... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wicvut0HKYEM-pAPe3PSEBTgh6DTa1m7/view?usp=sharing Gone Away what i've seen, who i know, where i've been a step beyond the law always closing in but now i'm stuck here in this cage alone losing hope that i will ever find a home reliving dreams of yesterday but now they're gone away, gone way here to stay, i'm here to stay who i met, what i took, where i've flown a fortune massed while i was scheming on my own but now i fester in the dark as i repay falling sick and thinner each and every day reliving dreams of yesterday but now they're gone away, gone way here to stay, i'm here to stay caught up in the world i built and driven by the greed watching my own back with agents chasing after me drifting out of view faking my way through all the while wondering if the end is coming soon gone away reliving dreams of yesterday but now they're gone away, gone way here to stay, i'm here to stay
  8. Winner of 2017 Song of the Year (1+1)

    Wow! I'm sorry I didn't see this in time to vote All great songs. Thank you for all the votes... all appreciated. By the way... I did play around and add some more instruments to the song if you want to see how it has progressed. (Maybe its best to stay as 1+1) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pblqqdpoXZD0EQTxVTWTaY-NIU-nOQJC Thanks again!
  9. November 1+1 Winners Announced

    Well done everyone, and thanks for the votes Murphster... yours was my favorite as well, very nice song. Makes sense, since I think we have a similar taste in music. Cinnamon Love & I Ain't No Angel were my other two. Thanks everyone for the entries. I really enjoy these.
  10. AMERICAN SONGWRITER WINNER

    Wow... how awesome! Congratz!
  11. Forever Loved

    Well... I played around with it and it grew on me a bit. I don't think this represents exactly what you were talking about, perhaps it is somewhere in the middle. I'd be interested if you (and anyone else) thinks this is an improvement. I did change a few of the words as well & played with the mix. Thanks. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pblqqdpoXZD0EQTxVTWTaY-NIU-nOQJC/view?usp=sharing
  12. Forever Loved

    I'll play around with it and see if I can find something that works for me. But honestly... My initial reaction is that I don't like it like that. Maybe it will grow on me. Appreciate the feedback none the less.
  13. Forever Loved

    Ya.... That's fair. I questioned that line a lot myself and will continue to work on it. My reference was supposed to be to "hand" 2 lines previous. Thanks. *Edit* Do you think a simple change to "beyond my love" works better? I think it still expresses what I was trying to say.
  14. Hi... I posted this in the Nov 1+1 contest. But, I'd also like to hear any feedback folks might offer. Thanks! Forever Loved https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ai66yk6pX97Bl1Hi2vAGoPKZ7u9WOlam/view?usp=sharing V2, thanks to feedback: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pblqqdpoXZD0EQTxVTWTaY-NIU-nOQJC/view?usp=sharing when i hear your voice so sweet i wonder what your first word will be the destination in your head when you take your first little step math, science, music and art i wonder what your interests are on the bus that first school day will you turn to look my way A life time of songs left to sing but one thing to always believe you're forever loved what question will you have in mind the first time you ask me why your smile without that first lost tooth your eyes upon the ocean blue so many roads left to drive i'll always be there by your side you're forever loved so welcome to the world i'm here to lift you up you're a blessed gift from the heavens above always remember that you're forever loved what will be my leading plan / will i have the perfect plan when you reach to hold my hand what will you be dreaming of when you look beyond my glove / love with countless stars in the night let me be your guiding light moments will come and fade but one constant truth will remain you're forever loved
  15. November 1+1 Winners Announced

    Forever Loved https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ai66yk6pX97Bl1Hi2vAGoPKZ7u9WOlam/view?usp=sharing when i hear your voice so sweet i wonder what your first word will be the destination in your head when you take your first little step math, science, music and art i wonder what your interests are on the bus that first school day will you turn to look my way A life time of songs left to sing but one thing to always believe you're forever loved what question will you have in mind the first time you ask me why your smile without that first lost tooth your eyes upon the ocean blue so many roads left to drive i'll always be there by your side you're forever loved so welcome to the world i'm here to lift you up you're a blessed gift from the heavens above always remember that you're forever loved what will be my leading plan when you reach to hold my hand what will you be dreaming of when you look beyond my glove with countless stars in the night let me be your guiding light moments will come and fade but one constant truth will remain you're forever loved
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