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  • Originally posted by Anderton

    Thanks Ani!



    You're welcome Craig, but the real credit for digging this thread up out of the depths of the earth goes to "the stranger". He replied in the other thread I started about a sticky request. He did the work in finding the thread; I just bumped it when the link surfaced.
    MusicBizBuzz

    Experience is the best teacher, even if it's a bad one!!! Ani 2009

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    • http://bestdanitykane.info/movies/156133

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      • Originally posted by Magpel

        1man, I had a chance to listen to a few of your tracks, and while I'm not really fluent in the genre, I did really like the textures an grooves on "Never Would Have Thought." I don't know if that main rhythmic element is a step sequenced thing or a tempo-sync delayed thing...it's cool, and it all seems nicely layered.



        Hi Magpel. The rhythmic element I think you are talking about is that old drum loop through a vocoder trick. Thanks for checking it out. I'm looking forward to checking out the music here.

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        • Man, either my demos suck in an avert-your-eyes-and say-nothing way, or this thread is dead as a door nail!



          Of all the threads one wouldn't want to be the "thread killer" on...





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          • Not at all, Magpel...matter of fact, "Dead" is the first thing that popped into my mind when I heard the opening notes of "Sweet Clementine"...the very first thing I thought was "Jerry Garcia is supposed to be dead, but, he's singing that track!"...very reminiscent of acoustic Dead. Nice harmonies...catchy tune!



            The guitar work on "Liverpool" is excellent...very sweet, and when your gal singer comes in with the harmonies it just makes you sit back and go "ahhhhh"... Damn, tell me all about the mics used on your acoustic...all that stuff...it sounds really nice. Above all, the song has really cool vibe to it...it conjures up a really comfy picture in my head. This is my fave tune of 'em all...



            "Roundabout" to me says "Arlo Guthrie" for some reason, which is cool...maybe also reminds me a little of Jim Croce's "Workin' at the car wash blues"



            I love the little neo-classical guitar thingy in "Mary Goes Round"...that quick little transition...and the little neo-Django lick at the end...
            My Space

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            • Thanks, Ted, for the kind (and detailed!) observations.



              The mics we used on the acoustics are nothing special -- AKG C- 3000s. There's also some Studio Projects C-1 in there as a room mic, 'cause we recorded this in my big vaulted ceiling living room, so I thought I'd grab some of the air too.



              The guitars are pretty nice. Mine is a Larrivee L-05 and Chris's is a Martin D-15 that's really good for its modest price.

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              • Its kinda cool listening to the lack of editing in the Sweet Clementine tracks. Here's my link http://www.myspace.com/crashdavisgrizzlysmacks the newest song versions are the first two Darker and The Organ Cells.

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                • Originally posted by doubleimp

                  Its kinda cool listening to the lack of editing in the Sweet Clementine tracks. Here's my link http://www.myspace.com/crashdavisgrizzlysmacks the newest song versions are the first two Darker and The Organ Cells.



                  Hey, cool stuff. great lyrics.



                  Nice textural changes in the verses of Darker, esp. when it goes to the verse that's just a grinding guitar and a monosynth line. Clever. The Organ Cells is just a neat tune.

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                  • See my sig. Sense of humor is an important ingredient in my playing. Hope you like it.

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                    • Originally posted by Mike McLenison

                      See my sig. Sense of humor is an important ingredient in my playing. Hope you like it.



                      lol! Mike, man, you got some serious command of the blues guitar idiom there. "Respect," as the kids say.

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                      • Hi All,



                        A short excerpt of a tune on a little website of mine in progress. Trying to get back into music after several years working on all sorts of other things...



                        http://www.people.auckland.ac.nz/Dav...yer/media.html



                        Cheers :-)

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                        • Originally posted by Boffinry

                          Hi All,



                          A short excerpt of a tune on a little website of mine in progress. Trying to get back into music after several years working on all sorts of other things...



                          http://www.people.auckland.ac.nz/Dav...yer/media.html



                          Cheers :-)




                          Dave (are you Dave?..."dave's not here, man")



                          Sounds extremely well put together to me. Evokes disco, but in a lush, ambient way. And when the bridge changes finally hit, they are rewarding.



                          The thing I like is that there's nothing obscured about all the layers--they're all discrete. No fudginess.



                          I'm interested in knowing what synths/ROMplers you're using. What, example, is doing the swell that is kind of the signature sound? And what's doing the little, delayed, moogy noodle lines after the bridge? Or more precisely after the explosion sound?



                          Now somebody else better ocme in and start commenting or I'm going to start to seem like a self-declared thread moderator, when all I want to be is a voice in the choir...

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                          • Hi Magpel,



                            Thanks for the useful & reassuring feedback! :-)



                            The signature pad I cooked up on a Roland XP-80, being fed through the

                            stock Matrix Reverb AU plugin Apple ships with OS 10.4. Excellent

                            reverb BTW, much better than the synthesized reverbs in Logic Pro 7 IMO.

                            Everything was sequenced & mixed in LP7, using the standard plugins,

                            with one exception being the strings which was Garritan Personal Orchestra

                            fed through Lexicon MPX1 reverb (couldn't find the reverb I wanted in

                            Space Designer). The Moogy noodles are Logic's EFM1 plugin via overdrive

                            and phaser plugins.



                            Have a great weekend



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                            • Good morrow. In my sig lies a link to a little piece of folksy stuff I recorded at home. It's a demo for a folk club I did a while back. Recorded on a Zoom MRS1266 with a Behringer B1 condenser mic and mixed on headphones.



                              "Now you've opened a whole sheetload of pain on everyone here, with all your black pudding insaneness." - Zygoat2

                              "I'm excited. Nothing turns chicks on more than a fat guy with a flying V playing Monkees songs!" - Sydfan

                              "Phuck you and your pseudo toaster." - Silas Dean

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                              • Originally posted by blackpig

                                Good morrow. In my sig lies a link to a little piece of folksy stuff I recorded at home. It's a demo for a folk club I did a while back. Recorded on a Zoom MRS1266 with a Behringer B1 condenser mic and mixed on headphones.







                                Yeah, that's the stuff. Beautifully played and sung. As far as the recording and the mix, well, I'm not particularly particular, so don't ask me. I could hear it well enough to be moved.

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