Recent comments

Author: Alexander John
This was a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing this Richard. It was truely beautiful. Hope you share it on other platforms too.
Author: Alexander John
Unfortunately I'm not very tech savvy but want to learn more about mixing and even beat making myself. I want to research and learn about music theory. I think I will start with some instructional videos from YouTube. Thanks for feedback it all helps as you know what your talking about. I'm not sure if I mentioned but my dad lives in England so our Collabs are not done in person but it's a great way to still feel extra connection with him from a far. All the best. Alex.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, this sounds a lot clearer and flows and finishes nicely in the mix. I appreciate you adding some nice touches. I'm glad you liked the tracks. I haven't recorded any more but still working out what to do next. Blessings and thanks again. I will send a link to my dad. All the best. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I think your voice needs a boost in Track 1. I ran your audio file through Adobe Audition and used Center Channel Extract to bring up your narration so it's not drowned out by the music. See what you think. Albin can adjust this in the original mix.  topcatholicsongs.com/music/15th-October-2020-RS1.mp3 Richard Schletty
Author: Richard Schletty
Dan, this is very nice. Your songs are being very nicely produced by John Johnson from TuneDesigner. I like the theme of a banquet where we find rest and renewal with the Spirit of the Lord.
Author: Richard Schletty
You are creating some nice dramatic moments with this melding of reflections and sound effects. The tubular bells could be a little less loud. Your voice always needs to stay "on top" of the mix. Blessings,  Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, keep up the good writing. Your Dad is creating some nice soundbeds that support your reflections on God's mercy and love. 
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     That is very true. Just wanted also to let you know that once I have finished the album I will share it rather than putting up one song at a time. So far we are 5 songs into it with 12 remaining. Thanks for the feedback, it really is helpful. Check in again soon. God Bless. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
You are welcome, Alex.  There are a couple "rough edits" in the remix I did of your Dad's version. Maybe I'll smooth out a couple transitions and re-upload the song. Good job! I like your speaking voice and the resting spaces you now have in your delivery. There is no need to emulate the frantic pacing of hip-hop music. Find your own voice and tempo. When we pray internally, our thoughts are not an contant stream of words. We have many resting points as we ponder our...
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     Thank you for getting this online. There are more on the way. I received your message and when the next track is done I will upload it the way you showed me. Thanks again and God Bless. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
I actually recorded this a couple years ago. This OCP song is in my GIA Gather 2 and 3 guitar books. Good to hear from you! – Richard
Author: asiansa09
I am glad that you still keep in touch with Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
Author: Richard Schletty
Steve wrote: "Many thanks for your encouragement, Richard.  This site really is an excellent source of material and has really enriched my own ministry in my parish.  God bless." You are welcome. And thank you for your musical contributions to TCS.
Author: asiansa09
The song lyric, All Colors Wish One Wish, recorded at Nashville Song Services.
Author: asiansa09
I find the treasure of our Father Who stand tall for his believe Freedom for mankind leading the nation with no slaves Wild rides with his ambition for the nation. All colors with one wish No segregation when it comes to the colors of skin We all the same in our heart That we are special create under God’s image We should respect each other once and for all That we belong to one human race of mankind Father once said, let freedom ring for all nation Start with a dream where mankind is united as...
Author: Radio Hymnal
Muy buena mandolina. Buen canto. Me gusta.
Author: Richard Schletty
This is really good. And a very timely message in this time of political rancor, civic disturbances, and fading spirituality. I am so glad the lyrics finally came to fruition as this song. Your singer is excellent. Be sure to give proper credits to musicians and producer. And I would like to see the lyrics posted here so we can follow along. I hope this song will help to bring us together and heal wounds. I pray that reverence for God and mutual respect among men, women and children will return...
Author: Nothingless
Thank you Richard!!! You are always positive, so kind and encouraging! God bless you!!!
Author: Richard Schletty
I really like this snapshot of contemplative, spiritual journeys. Good music. Good imagery. Thanks for sharing. This should cause us all to take time to focus on God and the gifts of nature and human life. 
Author: Nothingless
The lyrics of this song are really beautiful. It is very well recorded and sung, but the melody and style of the song were not so catchy to my ears. Then I went on Margo's website and I discovered there is plenty of beautiful songs, and a lot of variety of styles and moods, and I really loved some of them. I appreciated a lot also she offers everything for free, I definitely recommend to visit her website and browse her songs. 
Author: Nothingless
Yes, His love perdura eternamente! Thanks!!! 
Author: Nothingless
Very nice song, creates a nice spiritual atmosphere. I loved the way you play and sing
Author: Richard Schletty
Looking forward to your voicing of this. Peace. 
Author: asiansa09
The song, "God's Gift To All The World," posted on Drooble.com reach international audience. Sign up for Drooble.com and search for Vi Nguyen to hear songs.
Author: Richard Schletty
Dan (TCS member Asiansa09) posted this in a separate blog article. She expressed her joy:   Hi Richard, I just want to share with you my joy regard to the song, God's Gift To All The World, that we worked together on the song a few years ago that I posted the song on Drooble.com that I recently received a recognition for 200 times plays on the radio.  I am also gratified by this news. We hope and pray that our collaborative song to bless many – Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
So happy to know that our song has been getting airplay. Thanks for the good news.  Read about the making of "God's Gift" here: https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/gods-gift-to-all-the-world
Author: Steve Byrne
Many thanks for your encouragement, Richard.  This site really is an excellent source of material and has really enriched my own ministry in my parish.  God bless.
Author: Richard Schletty
Steve, this is very smooth and infused with devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. Thanks so much for sharing. You have a great voice and excellent audio mixing/mastering. May this song bless many.
Author: msmith
Richard, you are doing a great job keeping the site going!  Thank you for your kind words regarding my voice.  Margo
Author: Richard Schletty
Margo, I felt very fortunate when this site was handed over to me by CAM "charter member" Nick Alexander. I have tried to keep it going as best I can with my limited resources and time. The technology the website runs on is old, but it hasn't broken yet!  Your voice sounds really good! What a blessing when God's gift of singing persists.