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Author: stevdrak
Absolutely! Thanks again. Audra
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I embedded the player. I saw that your permissions at SoundCloud allowed me to do that. I think it helps to give site visitors immediate access to the music – otherwise they might move on to the next article! They can always click your links for more info. I hope that's OK with you. - Richard
Author: stevdrak
Thank you for the positive feedback Richard, I will certainly pass it on to the rest of the group.  Was it you who also went ahead and embedded the player?  If so, Thank You!  God Bless.  Please keep up your good work in music. Audra ​COLOR
Author: Richard Schletty
"The Joyful Mysteries, sung in entirety to contemporary Caribbean style music." Nicely done. Very easy to listen to and easy to understand. I like the alternating between female soloists, male soloists and the choral voices. Thank you for sharing this. I hope it will bless many. Looking forward to the other Mysteries of the Rosary. You can embed the SoundCloud player here. Contact me if you would like help doing that. 
Author: Richard Schletty
"Choose your choice wisely" – sage advice! As always, a pleasure listening to your music which always has good messages concerning peace with our neighbors and honoring God.
Author: jbeyrooti
Thank you for the compliments.  I appreciate it.
Author: Richard Schletty
Very nicely written, played and sung. Thanks for sharing.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, I think I'm starting to recover and thank you for having me in your prayers. I'm about to check out the new project you have done with Anthony Moran. I think this website is really cool the way people can network and collaborate for the glory of GOD. Great job running it! All the best. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope and pray for your full recovery. Glad to hear about the couples group you are joining at church. May you be blessed by others and by God. I apologize for my long silence. I'm trying to stay afloat with graphic design jobs, family activities and church singing. Check out my new project with Anthony Moran: www.insong.org
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, sorry I haven't been in touch lately, I've been quite ill but just wanted to check in and say hi and hope your doing well. My wife and I are looking at joining s couples church group so that's pretty exciting for us. Anyway hope you and everyone here is well. Blessings. Alex.
Author: Holy Chorus
Thanks so much Richard for taking time to do what you did. I listened and have no complains whatsoever. Agree that everyone's ears are different but thanks to today's digital technology one is able to easily tailor preferences. Blessings!
Author: Richard Schletty
To Brin, Mich, Sola, Denzil, Shey, Shen and Hiru, Thanks for your appreciation and encouragement. I do what I can with limited time and resources, and welcome those who can provide or suggest good content for TCS. Keep up the good resonance for Christ. – Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
Listen closely to the MP3 file I uploaded (the one in the rectangular MP3 player). I reduced the top end. I think the high frequencies in your original upload were way too "bright." I applied equalization to the MP3 to balance it out and bring out the mids and lows. I'd be most interested in what you think. Of course, everyone's ears are different!
Author: Holy Chorus
Thank you Richard. It sounded OK when checked soon after upload, but you know best. Also, thanks so much for the appreciation. The upload was virtually hot off the press, so TCS had it almost before anyone. As always, it feels good to have a positive comment from someone such as you. Blessings Brin and the rest of the Holy Chorus.
Author: Holy Chorus
Thanks so much Richard. Although primarily done for the greater glory of God, it feels so good to have a comment - and its special when from you. Hopefully we will be able to share a more live video of this soon. Thanks for your great work with this site and prayers and blessings for achieving greater heights, with all you do. Brin, Mich, Sola, Denzil, Shey, Shen and Hiru 
Author: Richard Schletty
A very devout song. Nicely written and sung. The visuals support the song very well. Thanks for sharing this.
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks for sharing this song. Sounds good. Sorry about the flaky MP3 player. It doesn't always start. Sometimes have to refresh the page. I uploaded your song to our alternate MP3 player. A SoundCloud embed works much better. – TCS editor Richard Schletty
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, Thankyou for helping me with so much info. Basically I was thinking of getting a half decent usb microphone as I have a pretty fast laptop running Windows 7. Also thankyou for all your suggestions. I think I will look into buying Cubase Elements for $99. Also I do have a smartphone (iphone 6) so I could try doing what you recomended. I am not a student or teacher so I won't be eligable for those discounts but what I'm thinking is a $200 usb mic and spend $99 on Cubase. I really...
Author: Richard Schletty
OK. Then I think we're set on this number. I'll try to get it "hiphoperated" (recorded) this week. Peace.
Author: Alexander John
Thanks for the suggestions Richard. I really like this line you suggested: Let's be the people who bring love and light.      
Author: Richard Schletty
Instead of this for the last line... We are people that with love comes light. ...how about one of these? When we love each other, we bring the light. or  Let's be the people who bring love and light.  
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I recommend starting with this free DAW (digital audio workstation): T6 DAW (by Tracktion) www.tracktion.com/products/t6-daw There are newer versions of Tracktion that cost money (Waveform or T7) but you should start with T6 to see if you like it. Get it installed and then drop me a line. Next question: Do you have a good smartphone? I get very good voice recordings on my iPhone 6s Plus. I email myself a voice or guitar recording and then bring it into Apple Logic X for...
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, I have a laptop with Windows 7 but my budget is very small (about $500) and I'm not sure if that will cover the cost of a basic setup. I was thinking of going to a cheap studio to record it but I'm not sure how to go about it. I recorded non-catholic songs when I was much younger on friends setups but I don't speak with them anymore. Any tips or advice would mean a great deal as I'm also not that tech savvy. Cheers Richard.
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Alex. I can try to help you decide what to get for basic recording hardware and software but a lot depends on your budget as well as whether you have a Mac or Windows computer. So, let's start with your computer. Let me know what it is. I have had a busy year. Sorry that I've been offline so much. I promised I'd voice a couple more of your hip hop narratives.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                    Hope you have been well. I am looking at recording my mixtape soon as I have just finished all 14 tracks in written form. I don't own any equiptment and was just wondering if you have any recomendations for a cheap basic setup? Hope your well and it's pretty cold here down under but hey that's Melbourne for you. Hope to talk soon. GOD Bless. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
I found two recordings of this song. Hail Mary, Queen of flowers by Magpalacir Choir with lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuTEbSFWkRo HAIL MARY QUEEN OF FLOWERS at Calape, Bohol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vrsmfnr6XY Hail Mary, Queen of Flowers, to you we offer our love song filled with colors with so much splendor. Your beauty, it lingers. God's blessings please shower unto us. Hail Mary, Queen of Flowers, you're sweet as roses, red roses, pink and yellow, white and scented....
Author: Richard Schletty
Glad you took a second pass at this. Now I will voice it. Talk soon. 
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     I just edited this track. I didn't realise how rushed this one felt until going back over it. Thankyou for your suggestions, definatly needed a bit of tweeking. I hope this version reads easier. Thanks for taking the time to help me with editing suggestions. God Bless. Alex.  1st Verse:    I try not to judge    But still cry when I love...
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Alex. I tried recording your hip-hop poem but got stuck at the last two lines: Let's phase out evil cos it's dynamite  To the people I hope in your lives there's light. I am not sure what that means and how to speak it. Evil is dynamite? Evil is dynamite to the people? To say something is "dynamite" can mean explosive or destructive. In other contexts "dynamite" can mean good or attractive. "Your speech was dynamite." "Your dress looks dynamite." Thanks for looking at this...
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Linda. You can order a piano sheet music arrangement for Gary Ault's "All That We Have" from OCP: Downloadable version: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/songs/11072/all-that-we-have#keyboard OCP sample PDF here: http://cdn.ocp.org/shared/pdf/preview/30106344.pdf "All That We Have" also appears in these GIA hymnals (which have piano book editions): Gather 2nd Edition Gather Comprehensive Gather Comprehensive 2nd Edition Catholic Community Hymnal If interested in a full...