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What CD Would You Like To Hear Me Do?

Modern Pop (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, etc.)
6
4%
Classic Rock (Stones, Beatles, Who, Zep)
8
6%
Prog Rock (Yes, Genesis, Kansas, etc.)
14
10%
Show Tunes Style (Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, etc.)
3
2%
Country (Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, etc.)
3
2%
Disco (Bee Gees, Tramps, etc.)
18
13%
Metal (various sub genres)
15
11%
EDM (various sub genres)
17
13%
80s (various genres)
11
8%
Your Music Sucks. Please Stop Making It
41
30%
 
Total votes: 136

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KVRAF

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20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:46 am

4th track from my upcoming CD "Short Takes"

This one is just one long hook.

All The Colors Of The Dark

When you're longing to be free
When your eyes they just can't see
You just need to turn to me
And I'll lead you home

When the creatures of the night
They give you a real big fright
And the world it just ain't right
You're not alone

I'll be there for you

And all the colors of the dark
That you can't see when we're apart
I will bring them to you clear as day
And all the colors of the dark
That can warm your ice cold heart
Don't you worry babe they're on the way

When the world is losing light
And you're losing all your fight
And nothing ever turns out right
I will comfort you

When the curtain's coming down
And it leaves you with a frown
And you just want to leave town
I will be true blue

I'll be there for you

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental Break

Repeat Chorus

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... f-the-dark

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:00 am

5th track from my upcoming CD "Short Takes"

This one pretty much wrote itself.

Lyrics:

Searching For Something

If you can't find yourself
If you're lost in a cloud
If you think you're confused
Fear not you can be proud

Cause everybody's searching for something
Everybody needs a place to go
Everybody's searching for something
I just thought you should know

If you feel all alone
If you're sad and feeling blue
If you wonder where you've been
You're not the only you

Repeat Chorus

So take it slow
You'll find your time to grow

Repeat Chorus 2x

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... -something


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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:28 am

I think all my fans have left the building. :hihi:

Anyway, this is the 6th track from my upcoming CD "Short Takes". If you remember the JG Wentworth commercials, this is an homage to them.

Lyrics:

It's My Money

It's my money
And I'll use it when I want to
It's my money
And you can't take it from me
It's my money
And I'll use it when I want to
It's my money
So just leave me be

Who am I gonna call
Who am I gonna turn to
877 cash now
Then I will not be blue

Repeat Chorus

What am I gonna buy
That's none of your concern
877 cash now
Will let me have my turn

Instrumental Break

Repeat Chorus

If I were you
I'd call them too

Repeat Chorus 2x

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/its-my-money

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KVRist
338 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:11 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:46 am
This one is just one long hook.
Super fun! Love the writing on this even though it's all hook. Makes me want to dance and bounce around.

I think the mix could be a be bigger and bolder though—really in your face wall of sound kind of thing.
Last edited by eassae on Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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"Arts and crafts have been canceled due to poor taste"—Bill Murray, Meatballs

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KVRAF

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20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:24 pm

eassae wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:11 pm
wagtunes wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:46 am
This one is just one long hook.
Super fun! Love the writing on this even though it's all hook. Make me want to dance and bounce around.

I think the mix could be a be bigger and bolder though—really in your face wall of sound kind of thing.
Yeah, the mix could have been bigger (underlying super pad would have done it) but when I go big like that I usually run into problems and it sounds like a jumbled mess. My old mixes from the 80s and 90s were just like that but, IMO, way over the top. I'm trying to scale down a bit these days.

Anyway, thanks for the listen and the feedback.

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KVRAF
1647 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:11 pm

I think I like "All the Colors..." best. Its a bit chuggy at times, but otherwise enjoyable to listen to.
(Hopefully I'll get back to songwriting soon.. I've been out of the country for 3 months).

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KVRAF

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20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:25 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:11 pm
I think I like "All the Colors..." best. Its a bit chuggy at times, but otherwise enjoyable to listen to.
(Hopefully I'll get back to songwriting soon.. I've been out of the country for 3 months).
Wow, that's a long time. Come back safely.

Thanks for the listen and the feedback.

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:45 pm

7th track from my upcoming CD "Short Takes"

6 Vocaloids alternating on lead vocals on this one.

Lyrics:

Relative Disaster


Mommy and daddy fighting all the time
Uncle Joe and Aunt June cannot save a dime
Cousin Cathy she turned to a life of crime
And me I am lost and confused

Sister Steph is out there doing God knows what
Granny Gale may be old but she's still a slut
Grandpa Gene takes Closapine and now he's off his nut
And I feel so abused

Relative disaster
My family is cursed
Don't know what they're after
But it cannot get any worse

Instrumental Break

Maybe I can trade them in for a new one
Maybe I can trade them in for a new one
Maybe I can trade them in for a new one
Just get me the hell out of here

Repeat Chorus 3x

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... e-disaster

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KVRist
338 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:39 am

Dig the upbeat tragedy. Such a weird ending with that dissonant tail. The whole track is super weird…but I like weird stuff. Nice work!
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Audius | SoundCloud | NAUGHT
"Arts and crafts have been canceled due to poor taste"—Bill Murray, Meatballs

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:47 am

eassae wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:39 am
Dig the upbeat tragedy. Such a weird ending with that dissonant tail. The whole track is super weird…but I like weird stuff. Nice work!
Thanks for the listen and the feedback. Weird was what I was going for so I guess mission accomplished. :hihi:

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:59 am

HEY VURT THIS ONE'S FOR YOU

Simple patch with 4 manual controls that can be automated. I even named the patch for you. Done with Softube Modular.

Hope you like it.

Here's what it looks like.

Image

Here's the demo.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/vurt-speak

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addled muppet weed
86392 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:38 am

sounds pretty good! will have a proper listen on the monitors later.
those doepfer modules in softtube are great! they should do some of the other filters they do 8)

sadly, not sure i can reproduce it, only have one "standard" oscillator.
i should be able to get close using my other oscillators though, and my filters aren't the same.
sure we'll get something nice from it though :tu:

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

20584 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:48 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:38 am
sounds pretty good! will have a proper listen on the monitors later.
those doepfer modules in softtube are great! they should do some of the other filters they do 8)

sadly, not sure i can reproduce it, only have one "standard" oscillator.
i should be able to get close using my other oscillators though, and my filters aren't the same.
sure we'll get something nice from it though :tu:
I have no doubt you will blow this out of the water. LOL

Have fun!

KVRAF
2161 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:42 pm

wagtunes,
Hey, now you are channeling crazy Vurt synth stuff? Ha ha. Actually sounds pretty cool (even if it doesn't have signature wagtunes melodies)! Was that a factory preset, or you did a lot of experimentation and virtual knob tweaking? Or both?
You can hear my original music at this link: https://www.soundclick.com/artist/defau ... dID=224436

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