Bossa Nova-flavoured acoustic instrumental!

vladorg

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Hi all,
here is a rough mix of an acoustic bossa nova-ish instrumental "Acoustic dream"by a good friend of mine who invited me for a couple of solo spots on it.He's a great player and all the acoustic nylon guitars on the track are played by him,except for the two steel-string acoustic solos that I take @ the 1:45 and 4:00 minute marks. Although it's a rough mix and not teh final version he's peparing I thought it was a great instrumental piece and his playing smoked.Any opinions and comments are appreciated and I'll be glad to relay them to him.Thanks and hope you enjoy it:


ACOUSTIC DREAM


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vladorg

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Anton,
Thanks for listening,man!Your opinion of a pro recording guy has a lot of weight,I'll definitely mention the pad to him.

Vlad
 

zenpicker

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Awesome. I love it. One thing I thought was especially bitchin' was the final note of your first solo, Vlad - that hard unison punch really works! Way hip.

I agree about the keyboard - gives it too much of a pop feel to my ear. Instead, if you want a smooth underlay like that, what about guitar with some subtle volume pedal swells? Might work, at the risk of making the piece too guitar-heavy.

But that's a nit. Generally it's a great job. Congrats.
 

vladorg

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Originally posted by scottl
Both you guys sound great Vlad! Thanks for posting it.

Scott
Scott,
thanks for listening,dude!Long time no see:( I have some good Bulgarian Jazz for you!Anyways,my playing is still not anywhere close to your level man:eek: !Talk to you soon!

Awesome. I love it. One thing I thought was especially bitchin' was the final note of your first solo, Vlad - that hard unison punch really works! Way hip.I agree about the keyboard - gives it too much of a pop feel to my ear. Instead, if you want a smooth underlay like that, what about guitar with some subtle volume pedal swells? Might work, at the risk of making the piece too guitar-heavy.
But that's a nit. Generally it's a great job. Congrats.
Zenpicker,
thanks so much for taking the time and listening!Yeah I also thought it'be a good idea to land on G-the first note of the head-at the end of my first solo:p I can see the point about the keyboard pad,but perhaps he's trying to achieve a "poppier" effect:rolleyes: which is all good if he likes it and wants it.Thanks again,

Vlad
 

Rid

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Yeah this is cool and very nicely performed, I wholeheartly enjoyed this.
Love acoustic stuff.
 

vladorg

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Rid and Carlos,
thanks for listening,guys!Carlos,I got introduced to your music a while ago by ScottL-your music and playing is amazing!I also listened to your track-a great tune and your playing smokes,man!More power to you and thanks for listening again!

Vlad
 

Red Ant

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Originally posted by vladorg
Anton,
Thanks for listening,man!Your opinion of a pro recording guy has a lot of weight,I'll definitely mention the pad to him.

Vlad

Pro recording's got nothing to do with it Vladik, strictly a matter of personal taste :)
 

vladorg

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Originally posted by Red Ant
Pro recording's got nothing to do with it Vladik, strictly a matter of personal taste :)

You're right,Ant,it really is about personal taste!The more people point out the "poppy" sounding pad,the more I think and electric piano patch would kill on this track.

Vlad
 

Tomo

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Great sound and great playing.
It's tough to get good acoustic tone.

Thank you for posting.

I have been practicing my acoustic and jazz box.



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Red Ant

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Originally posted by vladorg
You're right,Ant,it really is about personal taste!The more people point out the "poppy" sounding pad,the more I think and electric piano patch would kill on this track.

Vlad
Send me the track and i'll make it happen ;)
 

vladorg

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Originally posted by Tomo
Great sound and great playing.
It's tough to get good acoustic tone.
Thank you for posting.
I have been practicing my acoustic and jazz box.
Tomo
Thanks,Tomo,I appreciate you listening,you're a monster player in my book!

Send me the track and i'll make it happen
Ant,thanks so much,I know you got bad keyboard skills.You got mail!

Vlad
 

Tomo

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Originally posted by vladorg
Thanks,Tomo,I appreciate you listening,you're a monster player in my book!



Ant,thanks so much,I know you got bad keyboard skills.You got mail!

Vlad

Thank you for sharing your recording.
Great sound and great playing.

How did you record? What kind of mics?

I am not a monster player. I just practiced my rhythm
for hour and a half after kids and my wife slept.

Thank you.


Tomo
 

vladorg

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Originally posted by Tomo
Thank you for sharing your recording.
Great sound and great playing.
How did you record? What kind of mics?
I am not a monster player. I just practiced my rhythm
for hour and a half after kids and my wife slept.
Thank you.

Tomo
Tomo,recording on my side was pretty uncomplicated-just a cheap-o Takamine acoustic/electric piezo out in the sound card with some compression and delay added later.Now,my buddy definitely got a great sound out of the nylon string acoustic he used-I'm sure it's not a fancy guitar but he might've used a mic or two to get that fat sound.I hope we get to hang out soon and this time if we go to NOBU I'll make sure I know how to use those damn chopsticks:mad: :D

Myles,thanks for listening and for the encouragement!It's much appreciated!


Vlad
 

Red Ant

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Mmmmmmm, Nobu! A good friend of mine started Nobu here in Malibu, Ca - I used to go to that place and just GORGE for free on the best Sushi and Sashimi in the world :)
 




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