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MrHarryReems

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  1. It's your brand. If you won't wear it, how can you expect anyone else to?
  2. As the bandleader, I definitely feel a sense of ownership. The frustrations of dealing with the band and the business can be frustrating at times, but the rewards are definitely there.
  3. Anytime I use a sub, they get the set list for the gig, lead sheets, and scratch tracks. They're expected to show up on time, ready to play, and *know* their parts. I don't allow charts on stage. This isn't a pit orchestra. I'd prefer not to rehearse them unless I've never played with them before, in which case I'm willing to do one rehearsal.
  4. Thanks for doing that! That should make your tunes more accessible. So, I'm a huge sci-fi fan, and I've never heard of this before. SO cool. Both songs are well written, and I really love the thematic approach. The Land Of Love had some great sweeping melodies that really capture the listener. Thanks again for making sure I could get a listen.
  5. Thanks! Certainly hope to keep making a nuisance of myself. It's pretty great to participate with a small group of dedicated musicians on a regular ongoing basis. I really look forward to hearing everyone's submissions every month!
  6. Many thanks! Maybe try instaud.io, or vocaroo.com for the time being? I really want to hear your songs!!
  7. Pretty much always about life experiences. Unlike many songwriters, I am pretty much only inspired when I'm happy, all of my tunes have a positive bent.
  8. I'm curious to know how the JBL sounds vs the Bose, vs.the Turbosound. I've heard that the bass response is better on the IP2000 than the Bose L1 with a B2 for a fraction of the price, but the IP2000 lacks the sparkle of the Bose. I haven't heard a single thing about the JBL. I plan on a pair of line arrays in 2019, and I'm having a hard time finding a good comparison.
  9. Sorry I'm late to the party this month, no excuse but laziness on my part. Garthman: I love this. I'd heard *of* this song, but I'd not heard it. The guitar is very well played, and well sung. Very good job from start to finish, and being a Scottish tune gives it extra points. Etienne: As DeepEnd stated, Honky Tonk can be deceptively difficult, but you pulled it off. Nice work on the guitar especially, and good work pulling it all together. I did notice what seemed to be a bit of a timing issue toward the beginning, but I also know that much like Scottish music, this sort of music often lends itself to peculiar timing. You said you were going back to the synths last month, and I'm glad you didn't. I really appreciate hearing your music month to month. DeepEnd: I can honestly say that these are the two songs this month that I most wanted to listen to, and the links aren't working!! Any chance you can upload to something like instaud.io?? catscurlyear: Dude, you did NOT disappoint with this one. I was thoroughly impressed with this fabulous arrangement of a great tune. Fabulous job! Here are my subs for this month: The first one is a song about a Scottish whaling ship that was reportedly written by one of her' sailors just before her last voyage, where she was caught in an ice flow and went down with all hands. The Bonnie Ship The Diamond I recorded this one with the following: Taylor 814ce Squier J bass Muramatsu EX flute I cheated on this one and layered in a Carvin DC400W electric guitar over the choruses. The vox, guitar, and flute were recorded with an Avantone CV-12 tube mic, the bass and 'guest' guitar with a GLS Audio ES57. There's still a bit too much punch in the snare, so it could use a bit more work in the mix. The second one is an interesting tune. There are many versions of this song, from sailor shanties to chorale versions, to things you wouldn't sing in decent company. It's mostly used in reference to Irish seamen coming home for the winter. I really wrote the arrangement to use a fiddle as the lead instrument, but since I don't play one of those, you get the flute. Whup! Jamoboree I recorded this one with the following: Taylor 814ce Dean 6 string banjo Dean acoustic bass Muramatsu EX flute Everything but the bass was recorded with the Avantone. The bass was a blend of the ES57 and a DI. Cheers! -Reems
  10. Sorry I'm late to the party this month, no excuse but laziness on my part. Garthman: I love this. I'd heard *of* this song, but I'd not heard it. The guitar is very well played, and well sung. Very good job from start to finish, and being a Scottish tune gives it extra points. Etienne: As DeepEnd stated, Honky Tonk can be deceptively difficult, but you pulled it off. Nice work on the guitar especially, and good work pulling it all together. I did notice what seemed to be a bit of a timing issue toward the beginning, but I also know that much like Scottish music, this sort of music often lends itself to peculiar timing. You said you were going back to the synths last month, and I'm glad you didn't. I really appreciate hearing your music month to month. DeepEnd: I can honestly say that these are the two songs this month that I most wanted to listen to, and the links aren't working!! Any chance you can upload to something like instaud.io?? catscurlyear: Dude, you did NOT disappoint with this one. I was thoroughly impressed with this fabulous arrangement of a great tune. Fabulous job! Here are my subs for this month: The first one is a song about a Scottish whaling ship that was reportedly written by one of her' sailors just before her last voyage, where she was caught in an ice flow and went down with all hands. The Bonnie Ship The Diamond I recorded this one with the following: Taylor 814ce Squier J bass Muramatsu EX flute I cheated on this one and layered in a Carvin DC400W electric guitar over the choruses. The vox, guitar, and flute were recorded with an Avantone CV-12 tube mic, the bass and 'guest' guitar with a GLS Audio ES57. There's still a bit too much punch in the snare, so it could use a bit more work in the mix. The second one is an interesting tune. There are many versions of this song, from sailor shanties to chorale versions, to things you wouldn't sing in decent company. It's mostly used in reference to Irish seamen coming home for the winter. I really wrote the arrangement to use a fiddle as the lead instrument, but since I don't play one of those, you get the flute. Whup! Jamoboree I recorded this one with the following: Taylor 814ce Dean 6 string banjo Dean acoustic bass Muramatsu EX flute Everything but the bass was recorded with the Avantone. The bass was a blend of the ES57 and a DI.
  11. My next guitar will be an Emerald Artisan I live in Hawaii, and the humidity is a killer on my wood guitars. I just had new frets on my Larrivee due to humidity. I've been looking for years to find someone in a dry climate to arrange a humidipak swap, but haven't found any takers.
  12. Leave it to Freeman to show us how it's done!!
  13. Fantastic! From the sound of this recording, you've licked the noise floor issue!
  14. If you're not using a balanced XLR cable, that can definitely cause some noise. The impedance doesn't match between XLR and 1/4 without a line leveling transformer. Sounds like a cable and setting your preamp gain correctly might fix quite a bit,
  15. I think I have somewhere around a dozen, including my basses. Every guitar I own has a purpose and gets played except one, which I am looking to sell. I live in Hawaii, space is at a premium, and I just can't hold onto things I don't have a use for.
  16. I had pretty severe arthritis myself. I thought I might have a couple of years left. I stopped eating grains, and it pretty much went away. I can play a 3 hour show and do it again the next day.
  17. Seems like it might just be a gain staging problem. Try to set the gain on your preamp so that your peaks sit at -12dbfs in your DAW.
  18. Thanks for the kind words! The voices you heard were actually a spot where I had the decay on the vox delay set a little long for that section of the song. I had a real struggle mixing this one. I used delays to thicken the vox a bit, but really should have put a bit of automation on that FX track to tone it back in a few places.
  19. You know, my neighbor has a Rogue that plays pretty nicely. I've always wanted to pick up the mando, but the fretboards are just too wee for my fingers!
  20. I'll just throw it out there again that I'm willing to swap my completely saturated humidipaks for dessicated ones at any time! Living in a rain forest means that I have more humidity than I can handle.
  21. Very nice, Howard! I've not heard this song before, but I really like the sound of the nylon string on this, and your voice treats this song perfectly. Nice honkytonk! Very well played. Digging your voice on this one, too. Very enjoyable listen. The high noise floor is coming from your interface?
  22. I've played a TON of gigs with those, and I hauled one with me on a pub tour through the Republic of Ireland. Absolutely fantastic capos.
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