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My Newest Recording – Birthday Song

April 8th, 2011 . by Alexander Fisher

Super Full Moon 2011

I wrote “Birthday Song” last week for my wife Jill’s Birthday. I met Jill on a blind date. We were married twenty-five years ago.

I originally wrote the piano part about two years ago and was just waiting for the inspiration to finish it.

I also want to thank the unwitting birthday well wishers leaving messages for Jill on our answering machine. Also the crew of Apollo 11.

I love you Jill.

Happy Birthday.

Birthday Song

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I wrote the song and sang all the vocal parts.  I used a Shure SM-58 microphone to record all the vocals and the tambourine. I played my Fender Stratocaster electric guitar on the recording. I played Bass on my Rickenbacker 4001. All of the other instruments were played using a Roland MIDI keyboard and Roland Octapad drum pads.   I used TruePiano for all the piano sounds. The drums are from Session Drummer 3. Everything is played live, one track at a time.

I recorded this song on my desktop computer using Cakewalk Sonar v8.5 Producer and Sony Sound Forge v9. The master is recorded at 24 bit 44.1 kHz resolution. Some of the original tracks were recorded on my Foster VF-16 using 16bit/44.1 kHz digital audio resolution.

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