Author Topic: Magic of the Night -- Enya  (Read 570 times)

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Offline SciNote

Magic of the Night -- Enya
« on: December 17, 2019, 11:31:03 AM »
This is a Christmas song by Enya.  I only know of it because I heard it on the sound system of a department store where I was working about 11 years ago, and it nearly brought tears to my eyes when I heard it.  It's called "Magic of the Night", and while I first posted a version of this on here about 4-5 years ago (and it was not during the Christmas season, as I recall), I figured I'd re-record it and post it again for the Christmas season.

I might add that the original was done before I discovered that my computer had been set to record mono (instead of stereo), so this should be an improvement for that reason alone.  And, I will admit that I almost did it again!  I have a newer computer now, and I did not realize that it was set to record my USB input in mono until after I recorded this song and realized that the left and right waveform tracks of the Audacity recording looked identical.  So, I fixed the setting on my computer, and re-recorded it properly in stereo.

This was all done "live" on a PSR-E433, in that there was no multi-tracking -- everything you hear was done directly by playing the song live on the keyboard.  I only used the style for the drums, and as I mentioned above, I used Audacity for the digital recording.  I used Audacity's effects to adjust the fading/levels, and for some mild equalization and compression.
Current: Yamaha PSR-E433, Roland GAIA SH-01, Casio CDP-200R, Casio MT-68 (wired to bass pedals)
Past: Yamaha PSR-520, PSR-510, PSR-500, DX-7, D-80 home organ, and a few Casios

Offline Jon D

Re: Magic of the Night -- Enya
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2019, 02:59:01 PM »

  Hello there Bob,
                A great number I enjoyed your playing of it I enjoyed my pleasant listen my good friend. :) :) :)

                              Jon D. 8) 8) 8)

Offline Toril S

Re: Magic of the Night -- Enya
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2019, 04:57:43 PM »
Hello Bob! This was different! Creative, fun and well done.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline Gloria

Re: Magic of the Night -- Enya
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 07:05:10 PM »
Bob,  I've loved enya's music since I first heard her song "Only Time" & I really enjoyed your inspiring arrangement of "Magic of the Night!"

Regards, Gloria
"Music is the Universal Language"
PSR Performer Page

Offline Del B

Re: Magic of the Night -- Enya
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 07:31:31 PM »
Another Enya fan here, you played this very well and the voice choices were perfect,an enjoyable listen to a great performance