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album art Let Me Fly
by toveco, Lagusaya2 and KennethLavrsen


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Released: May 3, 2012 | 1:27 AM
Category: Country
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 9.54 MB

Plays: 1188
Downloads: 4
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
This is an old composition of Stan's. He posted it many years ago when he first joined iComposition. Lately he realized that with proper drums and bass the song would be better presented. So I surprised Stan, and asked Kenneth Lavrsen to do those instruments...which, as you will hear, done tremendously well.

I am posting this mix that I made because Stan will be absent for a few weeks. He's off to China.

This is an environmental song about preserving Brazil's forests. Stan wrote it after reading a newspaper feature about denuding rainforests in Brazil (as well as his home country, Malaysia).


Enjoy!


Lyric/Music: Stan Loh
Drum/Bass: Kenneth Lavrsen
Arr/Mix : Tommy Hellsten

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Lagusaya2 Artist

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Thank you Kenneth and Tommy for this great surprise! Wow! The song sounds new!

I still have one more day before I leave...but not enough time to do anything creative...See you guys in a few weeks!

Stan

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5 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

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It is a great song by Stan. Both a good melody and meaningful lyrics.

It was fun doing and it made wonders for the track to get bass and drums. I am very pleased the result and Tommy mixed the 3 tracks together perfectly.

Normally the drummer sets the pace in an orchestra. Here an old audio track sets the pace. Tommy and I do not use sneaky time stretch stuff on the audio track. Instead I beatmap (time consuming manual process) the audio track so Logic follows the tempo along with the audio track and all the midi instruments then follow the map. You can hear the tempo changes along the song as it always will when people play without a metronome. No human plays like a clock. But as long as all midi is in sync with the beat map the result is very good.

If you just try to drum on the keyboard while listening to the track you end up with too many rapid tempo changes as the brain tries to get back in sync. I have the best results when spending the couple of hours beat mapping first.

Stan I know this was a surprise for you. I am sure it was one of the good kind of surprises and Tommy is a good friend to make surprises like these for you. And I am happy to help in the process.
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thsantac Artist

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Wow what a great performance you all did smiley Usually country music is not my cup of tea but I must say this one is so well played and mixed (thanks to Tom) that I have enjoyed it a lot smiley And what a huge work Kenneth did to sync the bass and drums, amazing ! Great song smiley Hope it gets a silver note smiley
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5 years ago
KCsGROOVE Artist

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Wonderful collab. Stan 's song deserves this smiley
Very much enjoyed!
Have a good trip, Stan!
KC
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5 years ago
ihussain Artist

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What a great collab! Loved the upbeat country feel of this - Stan's songwriting knows no bounds! Nice mix, Tom, and Kenneth, great drums and a juicy bass. I've always wondered with drums - when you play them on a keyboard, do you use one track per drum sound, i.e. are you doing the cymbal sound on one track, the drum on another, the fill on another, etc? I've yet to write drum sounds from scratch.
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5 years ago
toveco Artist

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@thsantac @KCsGROOVE @ihussain Hey guys thanks for all your nice comments.

Maybe Stan read this if he find a internet cafe' in China.
Kenneth have a hard work to make the drum follow the track
(Stan you know, don't like a metronome) but make a really nice job on this song,
and make it much easier for me to mix a better sound to.

Thanks

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5 years ago
ihussain Artist

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Stan doesn't like a metronome? Goodness, I've no idea either how he records, in that case, or how you do the masterful mixing, or how Kenneth did the drums! I am in awe smiley
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Lagusaya2 Artist

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@ihussain, @toveco, @KennethLavrsen ...

Indeed whenever I record with a metronome or drum loop I feel entirely a wreck and then I am merely reading the phone book...no expression or emotion! In fact, for me the best is recording me playing and singing at the same time. If any of you are watching American Idol, I feel exactly like Phil Phillips is...singing and playing the guitar at the same time.

Thanks for the great work Kenneth for mapping out my bad timing!

Thanks all for kind words.

Stan
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Cinderella Artist

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Welllll...what a wonderful song, has me hooked shortly after I pressed play. ..Wonder if being a Country gurl at heart had anything to do with that? smiley ....Love that harp in there, is that Stan playing?

Kenneth did a great job on the bass and drums..sounds super.

You did a terrific job on the mix..very nice and clear, Tom.

Stan, this has to be my top fav song from you so far. ...Your singing on it is so, so GOOD..fits the tune perfectly...a keeper for me!

BRAVO you three!! smiley ~ Cindy
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pharmakeus Artist

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Fantastic. The new additions and mix really bring out the brilliance of Stan's song, imho smiley
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5 years ago
jibes Artist

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I am very impressed by Stan's song and the great job Tommy and Kenneth have done.
I know how well beat mapping is used in Logic.
It's a great way to preserve feeling in your songs and is the only way I intend to do all my songs in future.
Good job boys!
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5 years ago
Lagusaya2 Artist

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http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=111988

Guys ... Here's where to listen to the old version.

@Cinderella ... Yes it was me on the harp...I am still a neophyte with that instrument...in act lately I have hardly touched it (Tommy knows why).

@pharmakeus ... Chris, thanks for listening and comparing both versions.

@jibes ... Oh thanks, my friend... Both Kenneth and Tommy added so much to this piece. They deserve a great deal of credit!

Stan
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5 years ago
mikebms Artist

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I can picture Arlo Guthrie singing this one. Spot on production.
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LaFayette Artist

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What a band !

Great collab, guys.

- LaFayette smiley
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Mike_Lynn Artist

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Soothing country track. Fine collab guys.
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mfwmiles Artist

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great country feel, interesting choices with changes, and real down home feeling
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madego Artist

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very catchy and cool tune, great vocal and such a crystal clear sound too. Nice work!
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5 years ago
toveco Artist

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@mikebms @LaFayette @Mike_Lynn @mfwmiles @madego

Thank you all for take a listening, I'm very happy with this song, and with Kenneth's help it became a real Country song, and the best part was that we were surprised Stan with this song smiley
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5 years ago
telo12 Artist

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Wow !!! Beautiful performance ,indeed one of the best ,super nice singing voice ,a work of cooperation with magnificent results ,I just Love this song .Keep it up you guys.Congratulations.
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5 years ago
Lagusaya2 Artist

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Hi gang!!! Writing to you from Wenhui Hotel in Kunming, China. Just came back from a day in the Stone Karst Forest ... All limestone fossil forest. A real site not to miss!!!

Thank you all for the kind words about this song!

Ciao

Stan
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ClayPotts Artist

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Diggin this thing boys!

Well done....extremely well done.
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Mosaica Artist

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Congratulations all - a fine & catchy song on a worthy topic. I see it was written in 1989 - has the destruction of the world's forests slowed down??
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5 years ago
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wow fabulous listen...my compliments to you all...Tom you really do take things to the next level!!!
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toveco Artist

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@ClayPotts @Mosaica @Vixen Thank you all for your nice comment, Stan is in China right now so his
comment coming later I think.

Thank you Vicki! for your nice comment on my mix to smiley
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5 years ago
brewchugger Artist

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this is proof of why icomps is SO much better than any radio station!

Great job, Gents!

smiley
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toveco Artist

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@brewchugger You So right my friend,
I have more than 5GB music from iComp to play in my home, I NEVER put on a radio,
the best music come from iComp artists,

like you my friend Thanks!

Tom/
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lazyjane Artist

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This is right up my alley. I love it! Really nice mix.
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toveco Artist

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@lazyjane Hi Thanks a lot! try to Skype?
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lazyjane Artist

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Yes. I was just about to email you, and I deleted your email before saving the address. So when you get a sec, if you would send me an email, so I can store your address, and won't have to message you one here. There were 2 Tommy Hellsten's on skype. I sent a friend request to one of them, not sure if it was the right one or not. Check and see if you have a friend request. If not, you can send me one, my (skype) name is lazyjanega. I'm not sure exactly how it works. I'm about to get on there now and fool with it.
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This is a great, down-to-earth (no pun intended, really) number, performed in the best, good-old-fashioned country tradition. Truly enjoyed this, gents -- a fine collab indeed.
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Lagusaya2 Artist

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@lazyjane ... Greetings from Guilin, China ... Thanks for the nice review.

@padowan_learner .... Welcome to the Tommy and Stan team works! Hahaha...your words are inspiring me while I sit in a noisy hotel lobby in China! Thanks so much!

Stan
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PaulWilkins Artist

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This is just superb guys. Brings a smile to my face smiley lovely rendering. Well done all great collab - great talent here.
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Beatle128 Artist

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This is just fun. Well done, gentlemen.
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Deebeesea Artist

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This was an amazing collab thoroughly enjoyed everyone's part! ...Diane
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Lagusaya2 Artist

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@PaulWilkins @Beatle128 @Deebeesea

Greetings from Beijing! Resting today before a long flight home tomorrow...

Thanks so much for the kind words regarding my noises! hahaha.

Missing you guys!

Stan
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RandyBenjamin Artist

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This is country. Very neat changes too. I like lyrics that tell a story... the track really came together... Nice song!

Randy
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