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[quote]Originally posted by rold: [b]OK, I've been holding out for months, mostly trying to come up with something better than this but haven't been able to write. Lost all other masters in a major HD crash. Song was written 15 minutes before and while in studio, nothing much to it really. I'm not a singer and can't really sing so you'll have to excuse that.. [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img] hmm..While we're at it, you'll have to excuse the poor sitar, guitar, and bass playing..add lyrics to the list..too [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif[/img] Thanks to Daniel Mansilla from I mother Earth for the percussions and Vaughn Passmore for the engineering and studio space, and Lisa, Carol and Christine for the backups. Listen fairly loud, sounds better... [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img] Here's the link: http://artists2.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Captain_Rold PS...it went mono for some reason[/b][/quote] Rold - I'm having trouble linking to IUMA, today, but I'll try again sometime. Be cool!
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[quote]Originally posted by sagov@bellatlantic.net: [b]I have a bunch of new Jazz and Fusion pieces including several in respose to the recent world trade centre attacks. [url=http://www.mp3.com/Stanley_Sagov]www.mp3.com/Stanley_Sagov[/url] [/b][/quote] Stanley, nice work! I like the laid back "New Orleans style" sound of your first couple of cuts. Definitely bluesy. One slight criticism. Your rhythm tracks are rather intricate, which I like, but from time to time, I seem to lose track of the groove. Simpler tracks might lock together better. Just my $.02...
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[quote]Originally posted by Lee Flier: [b] Why, thank you, Dan! Actually here is what I THINK will be the final mix, and I think it's an improvement over the one I posted previously, though I probably need to rest my ears and have another listen in the morning :D : http://www.what-the.com/Backtrack.mp3 And yes, it was all done on the AW4416. I'd say that's a pretty badass little machine! Thanks again for the kind words! --Lee[/b][/quote] Lee, it rocks! I'm very impressed with your skills as an engineer and as a player. Now, next time, maybe you can get a little TR-808 groove going... (just kidding) :)
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[quote]Originally posted by dansouth@yahoo.com: [b] Rold - I'm having trouble linking to IUMA, today, but I'll try again sometime. Be cool![/b][/quote] Hi Dan, Sorry about that...wasn't much interest before so I didn't update the link.. http://artists2.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Captain_Rold/ Song was written 15 minutes before and during the session. Consider it in that context. :) Peace, Harold [ 11-05-2001: Message edited by: 'rold ]
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Hmmm? My first try seems to have slipped through the cracks without getting noticed so I'm trying again, this time with a bunch of different options. I've just released a self-produced CD of solo 7 string guitar and vocals. The material is a mix of jazz, standards, swing, and Brazilian. Here's a link to my web site: http://www.jimsoloway.com Here's a link to a page with several songs and excerpts: http://www.jimsoloway.com/SoloSongMusic/download_samples.htm And here's a link directly to one of the songs: http://www.jimsoloway.com/SoloSongMusic/OurLoveIsHereToStay.mp3 And finally, for those without broadband, here's a link to an excerpt from the same song: http://www.jimsoloway.com/SoloSongMusic/OurLoveExcerpt.mp3 Thanks for listening.
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Since 9-11 I've had this urge to take my new found recording tools and developing skills and do some of the things I grew up on and cut my teeth on. So I'm giving in to it for awhile. Here's an old classic... warning laced with lots of redneck roots. ;) http://www.csonline.net/wfturner/TogetherAgain.mp3 Very simple arrangement, bass, drums, piano and many layers of guitar. Actually this and a couple others I'm doing are gonna be an educational experience, specifically trying to hone my skills of working with many guitar tracks. I have some new guitar instrumentals I want to do soon but want to further get a handle on the mixing of them.

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[quote]Sorry about that...wasn't much interest before so I didn't update the link.. [URL=http://artists2.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Captain_Rold/http://artists2.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Captain_Rold/[/URL][/quote] heh, you didn't realize how much interest there was...I tried to listen and couldn't connect using the old link either. Anyway, now that I've heard it...all is good...cool tune. Very cool that it was written/recorded in one sitting...I never would have guessed but listening to it knowing that, I can't imagine it being recorded any other way. Great feel. [ 11-05-2001: Message edited by: Steve LeBlanc ]
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[quote]Originally posted by 'rold: [b] Hi Dan, Sorry about that...wasn't much interest before so I didn't update the link.. http://artists2.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Captain_Rold/ Song was written 15 minutes before and during the session. Consider it in that context. :) [/b][/quote] Harold, great tune and an excellent recording! Sounds like it took a week in a commercial studio. I have two minor comments on the mix, for whatever MY opinion is worth. If you get the chance to mix it again, I would bring the drums up a little bit, esp. the snare. - The percussion is fine. - I'd also suggest gentle compression (2:1 or 3:1, slow attack) on the bass guitar track to keep it a little more "in your face." Fix that and you're ready for the radio, amigo.
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[quote]Originally posted by Jim Soloway: [b]Hmmm? My first try seems to have slipped through the cracks without getting noticed so I'm trying again, this time with a bunch of different options. I've just released a self-produced CD of solo 7 string guitar and vocals. The material is a mix of jazz, standards, swing, and Brazilian. [/b][/quote] Hey Jim. I did check out your stuff the first time you posted it but didn't have time to comment that day. First, let me say that i went through a phase in the early 90's where i tried to do what you are doing and god Damn is it hard. I made a bunch of demo tapes and learned every thing from "Ricki don't lose that #" to "Big Log" to "take 5" to Christmas Carols and, well I probly just sucked, but i think i got like ,2 gigs and then i hooked up with a girl who could sing, and then we really did't get any gigs. Good Greif! Your singing struck me instantly as having a very refreshing attitude to it. Not like i usually hear when i hear someone sing standards. Your personality and attitude shine through and you come through as an individual doing it his way, and that is ,to me, very cool. Cause how many times have we heard those tunes! So i noticed that, and i noticed also that you are infact a very good singer with real nice control. Very enjoyable. This kind of guitar playing can go a lot of ways. I've listened to Tuck Andress a lot and of course Joe Pass. I saw Joe Pass in around that time also and he had just Broken his leg. Came out on stage all grumpy and shit and then after about three songs he just cracked the funniest joke and on went the show. Real cool. Any way you do it very well. Nice feel. I don't know what else to say, sounds real good. Anything in particular you wanted criticism on? JH
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[quote]Originally posted by halljams: [b] I don't know what else to say, sounds real good. Anything in particular you wanted criticism on? JH[/b][/quote] Nothing particular. It's just that since I both work and record as a solo, I often feel like I'm creating in a vacuum so any feedback is always appreciated. Thanks for the kind remarks.
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[quote]Originally posted by Jim Soloway: [b] Nothing particular. It's just that since I both work and record as a solo, I often feel like I'm creating in a vacuum so any feedback is always appreciated. Thanks for the kind remarks.[/b][/quote] Actually i think that is the very thing that i had the hardest time with. It's also not the type of music people jump and scream about. But it is extemely refreshing and real, and probly much more appreciated than many other forms of music by many people. Did you know ...... KORN RULZE So, uh, what do ya do?
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[quote]Originally posted by sagov@bellatlantic.net: [b]I also liked that rambling feeling..as well as the nce combination of chops and heart.. I put up a couple of bloozy new pieces as well as a dark sci-fi horror/political/satirical tone poem called science faction for Halloween and post TWC attack expression.. [url=http://.http://www.mp3.com]mp3.com/Stanley_Sagov[/url] [/b][/quote]Stan, I don't use the word often because it's so misapplied, but your stuff is [b]awesome[/b] IMO!! "neoBasie" is good for a two-hour listen all by itself! "gospelpop" tangents praise and modernity in a way i seldom hear. "scienceFaction" is spacey but cohesive and i could see it as track for a variety of same-genre movie or TV show intros or some commercial whose product fits it. ... I'm going to listen to them all this week, especially at work where my station's T1 connection makes fast work of streaming and downloading. The clean present rounded punch of your work is a resounding testament that might sell a ton of AW's!
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[quote]Originally posted by popmusic: [b] Well, I really dig the songs I've heard of yours (terrific melodies, production, performances), and the cynical tone of the lyrics of any of the songs in particular doesn't really bother me (the subject matter of "Fingerprints" is icky, but it works really great as a song!)... But I'd imagine that a negative message could get a bit trying for the listener over the course of a whole album -- that is, if you're working on an album's worth of material. I don't mind cynical lyrics, and certainly there's some fun things that can be done with them over upbeat-sounding music, but as a listener I might find it hard to listen through a whole album where the narrarator of the song is essentially criticising another (imaginary?) character for most of the tracks. I'm not insinuating you should write "happy" songs -- just that maybe using either more ambiguity in the lyrics (so we don't know what the heck you're talking about -- something the Beatles often did) or more variation in the subject matter might be something to consider if you're putting together an album. Please don't take my 0.00002 as a criticism of your talent or the work you've done so far. I think you're a great songwriter/performer/producer, definitely one of the best I've heard on musicplayer.com. However, if I were a critic in the audience (and I am, whenever I'm listening to [i]anything[/i]), greater variety in the subject matter would be the only thing I'd be hungry for. You already do everything else really, really well... ;) [/b][/quote] Wow, popmusic, thanks very much!! And the honest criticism is also greatly appreciated. I understand what you're saying, as well as what halljams said, and I think you're both probably right about there being too many songs with a similar negative attitude. Long stories short: under the disposable pop is a bit of reality, of where we were at, (so Freud is really to blame!), and also the desire to make something unified, not really knowing what that was, or how to do it, and under really lousy circumstances. But, hopefully a couple of these other songs interspersed will help break it up a bit. Anyway, I put up another happy tune :rolleyes: , just to prove you guys right!! http://www.angelfire.com/rock2/3songs Btw, a little tech question, I was wondering what kind of reverb you use? Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to your next tune, Macle
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[quote]Originally posted by macle96@yahoo.com: [b]Anyway, I put up another happy tune :rolleyes: , just to prove you guys right!! http://www.angelfire.com/rock2/3songs [/b][/quote] Cute tune! It sounds great. Sounds like it could be a possible closing song on an album, like "Her Majesty" or "Good Night"...? My only (minor) suggestion might be to cut back a bit on the Autotune effect you have on the female harmony -- I found myself focusing on her vocal instead of yours because the Autotune sounds really strong. But if that's the sound you want, go for it! :) [quote]Originally posted by macle96@yahoo.com: [b]Btw, a little tech question, I was wondering what kind of reverb you use?[/b][/quote] I use [url=http://www.ultrafunk.com/]Ultrafunk\'s[/url] reverb. Great little plugin for $50... The parameters are very adjustable, and I like the sound. [quote]Originally posted by macle96@yahoo.com: [b]Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to your next tune,[/b][/quote] Thanks for your comments as well. Unfortunately, it's probably going to be a while until I get something posted... I thought I had a good song lined up and then I realized it was too "normal". :D So I trashed it and am going back to the drawing board to dig up something weirder... ;)
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[quote]Originally posted by Steve LeBlanc: [b] Anyway, now that I've heard it...all is good...cool tune. Very cool that it was written/recorded in one sitting...I never would have guessed but listening to it knowing that, I can't imagine it being recorded any other way.[/quote][/b] Hi Steve, Thanks for the kudos.. :) Yeah, it was supposed to be an birthday gift for a friend, but couldn't come up with a song I was happy with...the night before was a big party, had 3 hours of sleep woke up and started hammering something out..15 minutes later the session started and all I had was a scratch melody and chord progression, so I made it up and we laid it down as we went along.. [quote][b] Great feel.[/quote][/b] That compliment will have to go to the percussionist, Daniel Mansilla, a Master latin percussionist who's in I Mother Earth, one of Canada's better star bands. He didn't do any flashy stuff whatsover with this tune, but all the drums - including kick and snare were done by hand..the engineer was just blown off his seat, it was great.. :) If you want a taste of what this guy is capable of, listen to any I Mother Earth from the "Blue Green Orange" or "Scenery and Fish" albums...the guy kicks some serious ass on the percussions.. Thanks again, Harold [ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: 'rold ]
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[quote]Originally posted by dansouth@yahoo.com: [b] Harold, great tune and an excellent recording! Sounds like it took a week in a commercial studio.[/b][/quote] Hi Dan, Many thanks.. :) It was a pretty impromptu thing hence all the repeated parts.. :D It was done in a commercial project studio; I didn't have the gear then and figured I'd let better hands engineer while I wrote and produced the thing. It took 12 hours all together, the first day getting good takes on the percussions (one take), guitar and some of the bg vox, then the second the rest of the vox, the bass, sitar and then a couple hours of mixing. It was all done 16/44.1. [quote] [b] I have two minor comments on the mix, for whatever MY opinion is worth. If you get the chance to mix it again, I would bring the drums up a little bit, esp. the snare. - The percussion is fine. - I'd also suggest gentle compression (2:1 or 3:1, slow attack) on the bass guitar track to keep it a little more "in your face." Fix that and you're ready for the radio, amigo.[/b][/quote] Thanks for the tips, Dan - I appreciate the help.. :) The drums involved were a kick, snare, congas and bongos all played by hand. It was a few years ago we cut this and can't remember why we left the kick and snare so low in the mix. Wasn't a great listening environment so we probably weren't hearing anything properly. You're totally right...can't remember the session real well - the whole thing was done in a cloud of green smoke and mucho cervezas.. :D Now that I have most of the gear (ecept the ADATS), I'll redo this according to your suggestions...redo the lead vox as well..I was really tone deaf in those days, a little better now..lol.. :) Thanks again, Dan..if you want I'll let you know when I remix it and send you a copy.. :) Peace, Harold
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It's been a while since I contributed to the thread. Here is a song from a Christian band I'm recording and producing. This is a rough mix. The vocals and instrumentation aren't finished yet. I did some real quick limiting and compression on the master so there may be a hint of overs on this sample. http://www.freeweb.pdq.net/radiant/music/skyboxroughtrack.mp3 The kick probably needs some work along with other things. If anything really jumps out at you, please let me know. Thanks! Kyle [ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: radiant ] [ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: radiant ]
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[quote]Originally posted by popmusic: Cute tune! It sounds great. Sounds like it could be a possible closing song on an album, like "Her Majesty" or "Good Night"...? My only (minor) suggestion might be to cut back a bit on the Autotune effect you have on the female harmony -- I found myself focusing on her vocal instead of yours because the Autotune sounds really strong. But if that's the sound you want, go for it! [/quote] Thanks. The last song, for sure. As far as the Autotune, that's the modern sound, don't want to sound like the out of tune 60's!! :p Actually, ironically, my girlfriend and me just got in a big fight :mad: about that (probably be the subject of our next song). I was sort of putting my foot down, but she was insisting on using/abusing Autotune. Her ear is more in need of pitch perfection (she listens to a lot of perfect modern music, I try to avoid it :) ), while my ear doesn't care so much. She's got a good ear, which can be great, but sometimes it can be annoying. The fact that you commented means I win (this one)!! So thanks for that. Btw, does this mean I/we have no artistic integrity? :( Anyway, thanks for all your feedback and stuff. I really appreciate it. So Long, Macle [ 11-08-2001: Message edited by: macle96@yahoo.com ]
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Hi All, If anyone is willing to help - we need to decide the next radio single from th album [url=http://www.DarlingNikkie.com]www.DarlingNikkie.com[/url] You can hear all track at Darling nikkie sound page, first single realesed was SugarCane, Second were So easy (With Cloud 9 as B side) Any help or comments are wellcome :D

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[quote]Originally posted by lovesinger: [b]Stan, I don't use the word often because it's so misapplied, but your stuff is [b]awesome[/b] IMO!! "neoBasie" is good for a two-hour listen all by itself! "gospelpop" tangents praise and modernity in a way i seldom hear. "scienceFaction" is spacey but cohesive and i could see it as track for a variety of same-genre movie or TV show intros or some commercial whose product fits it. ... I'm going to listen to them all this week, especially at work where my station's T1 connection makes fast work of streaming and downloading. The clean present rounded punch of your work is a resounding testament that might sell a ton of AW's![/b][/quote]
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[quote]Originally posted by lovesinger: [b]Stan, I don't use the word often because it's so misapplied, but your stuff is [b]awesome[/b] IMO!! "neoBasie" is good for a two-hour listen all by itself! "gospelpop" tangents praise and modernity in a way i seldom hear. "scienceFaction" is spacey but cohesive and i could see it as track for a variety of same-genre movie or TV show intros or some commercial whose product fits it. ... I'm going to listen to them all this week, especially at work where my station's T1 connection makes fast work of streaming and downloading. The clean present rounded punch of your work is a resounding testament that might sell a ton of AW's![/b][/quote] Gee, thanks for your enthusiastic response..This reaction will give me energy to make more music..what are AW's?? I will go to your site and listen to your stuff...thanks again for your spirit...
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[quote]Originally posted by dansouth@yahoo.com: [b] Stanley, nice work! I like the laid back "New Orleans style" sound of your first couple of cuts. Definitely bluesy. One slight criticism. Your rhythm tracks are rather intricate, which I like, but from time to time, I seem to lose track of the groove. Simpler tracks might lock together better. Just my $.02...[/b][/quote] Thanks so much for your comments..I agree that some of the tracks lose edge on the groove..I will lock into the pocket more with your reaction in my consciousness..I will also check your site out soon- where is it???... thanks again [url=http://mp3.com/Stanley_Sagov]web pagemp3.com/Stanley_Sagov[/url] [ 11-08-2001: Message edited by: sagov@bellatlantic.net ]
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[quote]Originally posted by dansouth@yahoo.com: [b]Harold, don't touch the lead vocal. It sounds great as is.[/b][/quote] Hi Dan, I'll give the engineer your compliments.. :) I still think the performance sucked tho; I went off key enough times in that tune I can't even stand listening to it.. :D
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Stanley, thanks for the interest. My current music site is http://www.mp3.com/DanSouth I may be moving to another service in the near future, but I'm still working out those details. I'll keep you posted, and thanks again! Dan
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Hello Folks; I posted here back in September, but more important things came up to discuss. Can you guys please check some of this out - [url=http://www.10ton.com]www.10ton.com[/url] - I was fighting low end issues quite a bit, and am pretty sure its my room. I'm starting another project and don't want to make the same mistakes twice, so any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dogfur
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Recorded this last night...the words are taken from a poem by [url=http://www.de3l.com/]Daisy[/url] called "Situation". Drums and Rhodes were recorded live a while ago, vocal and all other instruments last night. Any advice on the mix would be appreciated. [b]"Situation" (9mb)[/b] http://www.artistlaunch.com/jamfree [ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: Steve LeBlanc ]
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Steve; I liked your tune and jam, kind of had an early Phish thing going. Nice and clean... I listened on 'phones (don't wake the baby!)last nite and FWIW I had a couple of comments. I found the rhodes nicely recorded, but a little too prominent throughout. Might want to thin itr out in the 250 & under range. Maybe panned a bit too far left as well ( this could all be a headphone thing ) I liked the style switches in the tune, maybe some subtle FX could enhance this. I was wanting for a bit more clarity and presence in the bass, but am again more suspicious of my AKG phones than your mix. Again, a fun jam and nice clean mix! :D $.02, Dogfur
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Thanks, excellent comments, someone else said some of the same things...I was also concerned about the Rhodes being panned too far because there isn't consistently enough guitar on the other side to balance it out. I may remix it even though I do like this mix a lot, more listening is needed as well as an A/B with stuff I like...haven't done that yet. Thanks for listening and for the help.
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See what you can do to a first post. Yet a different style for the masses to critique. The song I am most interested in getting some feedback on is "Horsetooth Bandit". Ideas on the bottom of "Bellows" could also be most helpful. [url=http://www.mp3.com/wide_]www.mp3.com/wide_[/url] [url=http://www.wideaudio.com]www.wideaudio.com[/url]
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