First Mix

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  1. Scoredog

    Scoredog Member

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    of the smooth Jazz Project i am in. I had posted just a short part of this piece earlier trying to choose the right tone and got helpful suggestions. Here is the finished product though I can revisit the mix.

    http://scoredog.tv/perfect Life 2.5 gain.mp3
     
  2. Woodyworld

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    Sounds gorgeous through the laptop.
    damn fine work.
    Real tasty.
     
  3. jb70

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    the guitar tone and overall mix sound great. nice job!
     
  4. maplebaby

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    man that was terrific - i love your playing, tone is great, and a great tune! Thanks for sharing,

    dale
     
  5. hottub

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    I'm speechless....

    I wish I could create things like this. Beautiful piece of music. What's funny is that years ago I probably wouldn't listen to something like this. As my musical horizons and tastes are changing, I find this stuff interesting...

    what instruments are you playing on this?
     
  6. BuddyGuit

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    Nice Craig. Is that with Chris? Who else is playing.
     
  7. cdaloia

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    Sounds great Craig!
    You are so versitle.....
    Really like the tune...... flawless writing and the solo is right on the money.
    Look forward to hearing more.

    Chuck
     
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    Beautiful Melody ...

    I happen to be one of those who enjoys smooth Jazz and if I heard this come on I would be quite pleased....

    Nice work Craig ...
     
  9. Scoredog

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    Thanks Woody!
    I designed this piece for a laptop!
    well maybe not, but close


    thanks JB, my concern is of course the tone is too generic but then my next concern would be is the tone generic enough if I did something different.

    My pleasure Dale, thanks for listening

    Actually you are not speechless and I appreciate that. i wrote off the genre too and then went and saw some acts and even though the shows had a Vegas feel the bands grooved well and I found an appreciation for the genre.

    I am not sure what you mean by instruments, as being guitars and amps or drums and such so I will answer all

    Myself on ES175 through an Axe-Fx
    i programed synthy type strings,pads and percussion
    Sax- Chris Mostert
    Fretless Bass-Dave Chamberlin
    Piano-John Balbuena
    Drums-Rich Diamond

    we are actually a band of old geezers formed about 2 years ago to cop free sushi and get out of the house.

    Thanks Buddy,answered your question above of course.

    Thanks Chuck, your comments always mean a lot to me.

    Thanks Joseph, you seem able to appreciate a lot of things and of course that's a wonderful quality.
     
  10. JingleJungle

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    Amazing playing - and kudos for the AXEFX programming! :) :)

    One note on HH and SNR... they both sort of "stick out" just a shade too much... For my taste I'd try to blend them in a little more - either by EQ'ing or reducing the overall gain.

    Ciao

    Paul
     
  11. Scoredog

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    thanks for the listen Paul,

    It is an interesting dilemma as the tune is mixed by Rick Braun. I hear what you are saying about the hats and snare but Rick also wrote, mixed and mastered the no.1 smooth jazz hit RnR this year along with producing and mixing cuts by Jeff Golub, Peter White, Mindy Abair etc,etc. So do I trust our ears or the guy with the track record?
     
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    Gotcha! :)
    Don't change a winning horse, no indeed...

    Still - I remember (when I was younger) that they used to say that Mix'n'Master is a no-no ;) ...

    Anyway - nothing detracts from your playing - that's fer sure!

    Ciao

    Paul
     
  13. andybaylor

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    This sounds wonderful! Excellent. Tones-Compisition-Playing...Just excellent!

    As always, very inspirational. Thanks for the post!
     
  14. Mondoslug

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    Yeah Craig, congrats. Good luck with it. Very clean sounding & a great solo.
     
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    Excellent Craig! It reminded me of one of the tracks off of the second Yellowjackets CD. Goin' Home maybe??
     
  16. Scoredog

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    Thanks Jim,

    I just checked out your site and those are some really nice looking guitars. 27 inches, would be interesting to try.


    that's a great tune! As are many of the YellowJackets.

    Thanks Scott
     

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