More work on the CD with the POD

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  1. Jim Soloway

    Jim Soloway Supporting Member

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    Now that I have the Pod dialed in and recording with the USB, I'm starting to record more tracks that I'm hoping to use on the CD. I just finished this one a few minutes ago. Paradoxically it's both the slowest and most difficult piece that I play. It's called Colors Of Mercy written by Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen. Because it's so spare the tone become incredibly important and any sort of sloppiness is highlighted. Any thoughts?

    http://www.jimsoloway.com/MiscDemos2012/MercyUSB-C003.mp3
     
  2. stratchamp57

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    I really like it. :aok

    What key is it in?
     
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    Very nice . . . as always.
     
  4. Jim Soloway

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    Thanks. The key is fairly vague. I treat it as changing three times going from C to E to Ab and back to C.
     
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    really lovely performance, Jim.

    And it sounds great. I would never guess that it's a modeler, nor would I even care what amp is/isn't or what it's 'supposed' to sound like.

    it just sounds like a round, clear, rich guitar tone.

    superb.
     
  6. Jim Soloway

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    Thanks. Apparently I've got my recorded sound and my live sound pretty well matched as well. My wife came in while I was listening to this take and she was surprised to see that it wasn't me playing live.
     
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    Sounds great Jim, fantastic playing. Now to complete the Kenny Burrell illusion you need to hook up with a good drummer that can handle brushes and a good bassist and sparsen up the use of raked chords, then add a little tape hiss/ambient sounds (you know the normal thing, bassist creaking, drummer picking his nose... ). :p

    Seriously, very very good work and a very nice tone you've pulled together. Looking forward to hearing more off the album as it comes.
     
  8. Jim Soloway

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    Thanks. I feel like it's finally coming together after a few false starts.

    Shane Sanders has been experimenting with adding some higher quality reverb to these recordings. I just got this one back from him this morning. I think he did a really nice job.

    http://www.jimsoloway.com/MiscDemos2012/MercyPlusReverb.mp3
     
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    Jim, that is great stuff! I look forward to your CD.
     
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    Fantastic work Jim.
     
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    Jim, excellent performance of a great tune.

    You sure make that POD sound good, even without its best feature, the Barberpole Phaser.
     
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