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Virtual Music Studio => Finished Works => Topic started by: CosmicDolphin on August 12, 2007, 10:37:38 PM



Title: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 12, 2007, 10:37:38 PM
I'm proud to say I've finished my first song that I posted on the MC  ;D

This song started life as a rough tune I put together with my good friend Dale whom I've known since the age of about 5 or 6.

I already had an idea how I wanted it to turn out , but I must say due to the work and talent of my new friends here on the MC it has exceeded my expectations and I'm really happy with the final result. ;D

I've learnt some good things along the way such as how to use the boards , how best to present bed tracks for other musicians , but mostly how you never know what auditions are going to show up and how they can surprise and delight you, and give you the enthusiasm to push forward.  I have no doubt that this would be sitting half finished on my hard drive without this place.  I've made some new friends too...Dave, Ali , Scotsman you are honary members of the CosmicDolphins virtual band.

Massive thanks to all of you and I really look forward to the next one.

Beautiful Game[/b]

Music & lyrics : CosmicDolphin & Dale Philips

Programming  : CosmicDolphin
& Synths

Drums           : Scotsman

Guitars          : Studioplayer & Dale Philips

Vocals           : CosmicDolphin & Ali Kat

Mix &
Production      : CosmicDolphin


Verse 1

I'm quite happy
To watch the bubble burst
My twisted emotions
Just make things worse

Now I confess that
This experiment
Sowed the seeds of a Winter
Of Discontent

Bridge
----------

Oooohh , Oooohhhh
It's just a beautiful game we play
Oooohh, Ooooohhhh
Push ourselves through another day

Chorus
-----------
And I  - I'd give you everything
Every song I'll ever sing
The Life that you need
But I - Can't do anything
Deny the love you bring
The life that we lead......I can't breathe

Verse2
-----------

Circumstances, beyond control
Need special measures
That taunt my Soul

And through the static
The silence breaks
Frequencies bleeding
Through our mistakes

Repeat Chorus.......( I can't breathe........................)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: srvfender on August 13, 2007, 02:36:54 PM
Mark,
Congrats on your first collab. Very nice. Good mix. Keep em comin!
AJ


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Studioplayer on August 13, 2007, 08:28:06 PM
Way to go Mark. Woo Hoo !!!  8) Nice job on this. Quite the production to tackle. Tons of stuff going on. Really creative and well thought out on every little bit. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out in the early stages but I'm glad you manipulated all the sounds to your liking. Made me sound better than I am.  ;D  I really think this turned out super nice and I'm happy to have been a part of it in some small way. Hope to add to more of your songs in the future.

Excellent song. Lets do more !!  >:D

Dave


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 13, 2007, 08:52:10 PM
Thanks AJ....

Cheers Dave...Yeah it was a big job , and you started and finished about four other songs inbetween, but I do knew what kinda sound I wanted in my head most of the time  , thanks for laying down some excellent guitars >:D

I do tend not to just have my sounds too straight most of the time , although there is a place for that too and the next couple will be more straightforward.

Hope to add to more of your songs in the future.

Excellent song. Lets do more !!  >:D

Dave

You bet - I got a pipeline !  Like to finish my Album this decade !

CosmicD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: scotsman on August 15, 2007, 05:15:31 PM
WOW.............very nice job indeed from all who took part
it was a pleasure......... ;D


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 15, 2007, 06:14:50 PM
Thanks Scotsman

Glad you like it now it's finished...thanks for your drums they gave it a great edge.

CosmicD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: NickT on August 20, 2007, 07:26:44 PM
Hey...This got past me!

Nice job all! Cool sound and groove.

CD - Nice production.

Nick


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 20, 2007, 08:36:41 PM
Hey thanks Nick

....not an MCS Virgin anymore  8)

CosmicD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: youtube on August 20, 2007, 09:22:36 PM
The mix sounds excellent.  8)

Everything is mixed very well. The backup vocals are there but not. That is they blend just nice enough
to have that edge that does not over power and cluster certain spots. I like the lyrics and this would make a cool club song. Drum sound great 2:31 is "genesis"  8) Sounds like an effect I heard in a  U2 tune and others.
Nice modern songs with perk. Love the sound effect at the end and it ends well and the way it should.

A big congratulations on your "1st" very professional session.

Tubes  ;)  8)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 20, 2007, 09:39:36 PM
Thanks tubes

Although he doesn't know it , Dave ( Studioplayer ) was responsible for BOTH of the sound effects.

The one at the end he did himself....the other one just before the lead guitar break comes in was actually the last note of his guitar solo reversed and slotted into place.

Hope it didn't end up too Pet shops Boys far ya !

CosmicD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on September 17, 2007, 11:12:03 PM
Towards the end of this my laptop couldn't cope and I could only play certain parts of it without Sonar freezing...

I just got a new PC , and it's way faster so I was able to tweak on the fly.

I've used this to test out the new system and make sure i got all my plugs working , so this is the slightly revised version.  I turned up the bass.....and re-eq'd the vocal and mastered it in a different way.......you'll have to tell me if it's better or worse !


CosmicD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Ali Kat on November 12, 2007, 08:27:26 PM
Wow somehow I missed the final post to this one until now.  It turned just plain awesome Mark.  Love how it all fits so well together.  Busy but comfortable.  Glad I could help out some.

AK


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on November 12, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
Wow somehow I missed the final post to this one until now.  It turned just plain awesome Mark.  Love how it all fits so well together.  Busy but comfortable.  Glad I could help out some.

AK

You guys were the best , thanks for helping !  I'm very pleased with the final song.  ;)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: r4m on November 24, 2007, 04:55:52 AM
Very cool song! Great job all! 8) Love the mix, feel, and arrangement! Cool vox! I like everything about this song!


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: jwoo10 on December 04, 2007, 03:04:43 PM
Fantastic work on this song !!!

Congrats to everyone.

Nice way to pop your MCS Cherry Cosmic! :D


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on December 04, 2007, 05:12:54 PM
Fantastic work on this song !!!

Congrats to everyone.

Nice way to pop your MCS Cherry Cosmic! :D

Cheers....it ended up with the right vibe !

Just need to finish some more now !

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Basil on March 05, 2008, 01:06:38 AM
CD,

Good stuff....very inspiring!   

Basil




Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on October 15, 2008, 09:29:28 PM
This one is going on Ourstage.com...Not sure what musical category to put it in...any ideas ?

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Studioplayer on October 15, 2008, 10:37:01 PM
Alt rock  :)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on October 15, 2008, 10:39:12 PM
OK I'll put it there

I need to sort the credits out..anyone remember Scotsmans real name ?  :(


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: AndyG6508 on March 05, 2009, 12:04:21 AM
Hi Mark,


Just heard this tune on the player. Have missed it on the finished collabs - It's massive - great stuff.

It must be nice to get in front of the console (so as to speak) once in while, you must spend hours behind that mixing desk of yours!!

Regards,
Andy


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on March 05, 2009, 07:59:00 AM
Yeah...Thanks Andy ...this was my first one I did here.

Trying to balance time between my own stuff and other peoples is hard  ;D

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: soulfrontier on March 05, 2009, 09:29:03 PM
Hey dolphin,

although I'm one of those guys who need your help on the mixer knobs I must say you should do more original CD Songs. First class music! It rocks my socks  ;D

cheers
Holger


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on March 05, 2009, 09:32:54 PM
Hey dolphin,

although I'm one of those guys who need your help on the mixer knobs I must say you should do more original CD Songs. First class music! It rocks my socks  ;D

cheers
Holger

Cheers Holger !

Yeah...but I need to help enough people so they help me too....keep the good Karma flowing  :)

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: AndyG6508 on March 05, 2009, 09:52:52 PM
Hey dolphin,

although I'm one of those guys who need your help on the mixer knobs I must say you should do more original CD Songs. First class music! It rocks my socks  ;D

cheers
Holger

Cheers Holger !

Yeah...but I need to help enough people so they help me too....keep the good Karma flowing  :)

CD


Instant Karma??


Title: Beautiful Game - Back to the future !
Post by: CosmicDolphin on April 30, 2012, 11:22:55 PM
It's my 5 year anniversary of joining the MCS.  >:D  >:D  >:D

This was my first song made here , so I thought I would give it a bump as there's lots more folk on the board nowadays.

I made some good friends on this one and Dave ( Studioplayer ) continues to contribute to many of my tracks whilst Ali who sang backup vocals although she doesn't stop here much is now on tour with the band she joined after cutting her teeth here.

I was so fond of this one I used it as the opener to the Album I made.

Here is to the next five years ( and hopefully another album and more friends ) and also to nick , gerk and everyone who helps make MCS so great.

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: AndyG6508 on May 01, 2012, 12:38:10 AM
Congratulations Mark!

A lovely song - its on my CD fav tunes.

Andy


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Thunder on May 01, 2012, 04:35:32 AM
Awesome Mark ;)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Studioplayer on May 01, 2012, 06:09:39 AM
Yeah man. Beautiful Game turned out quite nice.  8)  This was one of your first songs here? It seems like we just worked on this.  :o

You can't beat this place. Some of the best people are hanging out here not to mention some amazing talent. We're a small group of people but everyones doing their thing and finding their pockets to play in. I'm lucky if I get to collab on some tunes other than my own. Tons of fun. To another 5 + more!  >:D


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on May 01, 2012, 07:20:25 AM
This was one of your first songs here? It seems like we just worked on this.  :o


 The very first one Dave  :o

 We hadn't met before you auditioned for this  :)

CD


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on May 06, 2012, 09:43:56 PM
My Album is finally on Spotify !

Took their sweet time  ;D


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: musicfort on May 07, 2012, 02:44:27 AM
Hey CD

Really nice man, I love the way you created the dynamics to this. I agree with everyone else, you need to Write more. Great tune.

Bob


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on May 07, 2012, 09:30:34 AM
Hey CD

Really nice man, I love the way you created the dynamics to this. I agree with everyone else, you need to Write more. Great tune.

Bob

Thanks Bob...This was the very first one I started here 5 years ago. It eventually ended up on my album which is on the front page, but has also appeared on Spotify now, so you can stream the whole CD for free ( if you live in a country where Spotify is available )


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: AndyG6508 on May 07, 2012, 12:14:20 PM
that's cool Mark..though Im glad to have a physical copy of your fine effort!

Andy

Hey CD

Really nice man, I love the way you created the dynamics to this. I agree with everyone else, you need to Write more. Great tune.

Bob

Thanks Bob...This was the very first one I started here 5 years ago. It eventually ended up on my album which is on the front page, but has also appeared on Spotify now, so you can stream the whole CD for free ( if you live in a country where Spotify is available )


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: NickT on June 18, 2019, 07:08:53 PM
I love this song!
12 years ago! You all did a great job.
Wouldn't mind covering this with a little more modern feel.
 ;)
NickT


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on June 18, 2019, 07:43:06 PM
I love this song!
12 years ago! You all did a great job.
Wouldn't mind covering this with a little more modern feel.
 ;)
NickT

Jeez..where did the time go huh ? Sure, go ahead if want to do a cover Nick  :)


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: NickT on June 18, 2019, 07:44:08 PM
Might need some help! Hint Hint!


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on June 18, 2019, 09:25:52 PM
Might need some help! Hint Hint!

Now you got me..erm...

Vs & Intro is just    Em - D repeated

Bridge / Pre-Chorus  Bm - C- Em- G-D   ..Bm - C - Am - D

Chorus - C - Em - G - D  ( repeated twice )

The midde part where Dave played the lead break I am not sure about


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: NickT on June 18, 2019, 10:59:48 PM
Hey thanks!

If you still have seps, let me know.
Otherwise, your wma lines up with the click I made. Just nudged it over a little.
So I can use that as a guide.

NickT


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on September 24, 2019, 09:18:24 PM
Yeah I dunno where the seps went, how you gettin gon with it ?


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: NickT on September 30, 2019, 04:31:45 PM
I know what I want to do. it's just getting the time to do it.

My wife says you should sing it when I get the bed done. I agree.


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on September 30, 2019, 06:14:15 PM
My wife says you should sing it when I get the bed done. I agree.

Yeah cool no worries, I can do it


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: Stoney on February 12, 2020, 05:47:31 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D nice indeed


Title: Re: Beautiful Game
Post by: CosmicDolphin on February 12, 2020, 09:55:59 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D nice indeed

Lol thanks Stoney