"ALL YOU ZOMBIES....."/Garageband

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  1. trisonic

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    This track has been referred to in other threads.
    There has been some interest in that this was recorded just using the "humble" Garageband bundled software with Apple/Macs. No other software was used and it is made up of samples/loops available to anyone from Apple.

    I didn't do this just to show what Garageband is capable of but it sure does - some 25 different tracks.

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6474216

    It was recorded quite softly but needs to be played loud for full Zombie effect.:AOK

    Best, Pete.
     
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    You really were born to do movie scores, Pete! This one cracks me up every time I hear it - it's just so totally out of the realm of what one would expect to hear on a Gear Page by a guy who used to hang out with the Clapton crowd.

    Great piece, and it should be on the Apple site to show people that Garageband is not a toy.
     
  3. trisonic

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    Thanks David, you're very kind.
    I was going to say you just change with age but it's not that, it's:Being able to do it!
    Just a couple of years or so ago it would have been impossible for someone working from home to express oneself this way - now I've got all this stuff pouring out of me.
    I've just been commissioned to score a remake of Dr. Faustus by some guys at Tisch/NYU - can you imagine that? I've broken the back of the intro/main theme already, I may put it up later.
    Thanks, again.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Awesome! I really love the fortissimo brass section around 2:10ish. I can see a conductor violently gesturing for MORE BRASS!!!! Just excellent!
     
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    Thanks Dr. GG!

    That's the advantage of having a Brass Section buried in a Mac - No drunken musicians...........................believe me I've been trampled underfoot at the bar at Abbey Road when the RPO take a break.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Very impressive, Pete, great job!
     
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    Thanks Unburst - it just goes to show what is possible from the humblest recording program - Garageband is ideal for young kids starting up - they can get too tangled up in the gear instead of the music - no need to get complicated like I did!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Very cool!!! Thanks for posting that.
     
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    Am I safe to assume you are schooled in orchestration and compostion Pete ..?

    Loved it ...

    Oh and one more question,
    are these Ancient Roman/Greek Zombies, or Doomes-Day Big City Zombies ...:)
     
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    Hhmm. Tough one. the title is from a Robert Heinlein story about a guy that loops back in time and has sex with both his sets of Grandparents - so his parents are also his children, I think - it gets complicated! So he ends up not sure as to how he exists at all and the Zombies refers to the rest of us...but the music sure sounds like the undead....

    And no despite all my years at Decca and EMI I am completely unschooled and totally intuitive.....I left school at 15.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    OK, got the plot wrong. Man who is intersexed but doesn't know it goes back in time and impregnates his younger self when he was still a she, turns out he is the result of the union so he is both his own Mother and Father.
    At the end he yells at a customer in a bar who is playing "I'm my own Grandpa" and he says "I know where I came from where did all you zombies come from?"

    Now I wonder whether you really wanted to know that!

    Best, Pete
     
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    And to think Pete... you captured the essence of this masterful tale in your music ..:AOK
     
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    At least it took your mind off the fact that I left school at 15........

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing. Great Stuff!
     
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    I'm glad that I can get listeners for some of my non-guitar music here at The Gear Page. Thanks!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    So when are you going to write your autobiography ...?
    I'm curious to read about the trail of events after leaving home at 15 ..:)
     
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    cool track

    obviously, not based on the old Hooters track from back in the day :D
     
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    Thanks guys. Hey I'm unfamiliar with the Hooters!

    Joseph,
    By the time I reached the ripe old age of 16 I was in Decca's A&R Dept. (Head: Dick Rowe) as a gopher and hanging out at their studios in the evenings with Mike Vernon and others - learnt a lot, surprisingly a lot from Michael Dacre Barclay the executive producer of "Days of Future Past" but mostly from Mike where I discovered how to record extremely loud guitars through osmosis!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Thanks, James, appreciate you taking the time to listen!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Glad to listen! And, I too, am amazed at Garageband.

    I am producing an album for a recent graduate at the college where I work. He brought me these really cool compositions which are just him on keys and tons of loops. $200 keyboard and a Mac Pro.

    I had to laugh because a fellow employee who is a former classical engineer commented on how professional (relatively speaking) the layers of vocals sounded. We asked him what mic, preamp and interface he used. He said "Oh, just the one in the laptop." LOL

    We just bought the RAW Universal Groove Kit. 40 gigs of loops of top drummers (and they don't smell up the place, hit on your girlfriend or steal beer from the fridge!)
     

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