More jazzy fusion - still difficult :-)

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    My last fusion tune was met with positive reviews so I thought I'd post the one I finished earlier today.

    This is a tune I have been working on for about a year but got stuck and didn't know what to do with it. Now finally I found the inspiration to fix it so here it is. I must say that the playing suggestions I got from some forumites helped some but I still have a lot to learn when it comes to this kind of music.
    Suggestions on how to improve sound and/or playing is always welcome.

    Lazy Days

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Jaw dropping! I'm still listening and still stunned. Absolutely incredible composition and arrangement!!! I love the B3. :dude

    May be my cheezy speakers, but the mix sounded a little muffled and the guitar was a little too far out in the mix. (Different reverb on the guitar?) OK, I'm done being critical...back to listening. WOW!:D
     
  3. journo

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    Hi Norm,

    I can always count on you for being encouraging. :) Thanks!

    Regarding the sound I have listened and analyzed. I'm both my speaker and my headphones the mix sounds ok. I'm not sure however that translates into other listening environments. I have mixed this tune on the same speakers as all the other tunes I have posted here. I did however use another reverb that I'm not used to and that could be the reason. The guitar used the same reverb as the other instruments but with a little more level in the sends. I also added some delay. That could account for the things you note. Thanks for letting me know.

    Cheers,

    Mats N

     
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    MATS - GREAT:) . I like it a lot -THANKS :dude
     
  5. StevenA

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    Mats,

    If you like jamming over chord changes like this check out Pat Metheny's tune John Mckee on Roy Haynes's album Te'vou.
    It is a similar vibe and I'm sure you would like to hear how Pat would handle it. You can preview it on amazon. Good luck,

    Steven
     
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    Can you put up the BT so we can play improvise with it?

    Thanks!
     
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    You've got this style down to a T, journo!
    This stuff is good enough for a CD release, seriously!

    What are you using for backings? MIDI and Sound Fonts?
     
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    Hi,

    StevenA - Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out ASAP.

    EricT - Thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't mind releasing a CD but the problem is that I don't know any company dealing in this sort of music.

    Regarding how I create my backings this is the story. I use Cubase SX 3 and use a number of VSTi instruments. Battery 2 for drums. Sometimes I use Groove Agent. Steinberg The Grand for piano. Lounge Lizard 2 for Rhodes. Broomstick Bass for bass when I don't record it myself. B4 for Hammond sounds. For synths I use FM7, Absynth 2, Superwave P8 (freeware) and Pro-53. I record the VSTi using a MIDI keyboard and then record guitar and bass on top of that. Everything going direct. Except vocals for which I wait until everyone is out of the house.

    Cheers,

    Mats N


     
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    Wow, wow, wow!:cool:

    I though that I was listening to a Lee Rit CD....

    excellent stuff.
     
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    Hi Marin,

    Thanks for listening.

    When I recorded this tune I kept wishing I had the sound you had on your "Slo Sunday Blues".

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Mats N

     
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    I am truly flattered!

    Check out this one:

    - If you check my new tune "Piercing Tele...." the intro is played with a Tele and doing that "volume pedal" effect without a volume pedal.....(it takes some LONG fingers).

    The inspiration came from your previous fusion track ! :D
     
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    Cool, thanks! I need to get a MIDI keyboard...:)
     
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    Way cool Journo, really liked it, good tone, tasty playing, just how i like it !
     
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    Hi Marcello,

    That's good to hear! Thanks for listening.

    Cheers,

    Mats N


     

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