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my Take on JOURNO Jazzier SD type tune

CarlosEduardo

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Hi,

This is my take on Jazzier type of SD type tune (From A Small Square.mp3) a great and smooth jazzy song from Mats N (Journo). I have to confess respectfully some Benson mood here in my play,..what a high class monster player! Furthermore I wanted to play in this BT as a way of thank by Mats nice words in his post of the BT https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/99571. As almost all of you already know Journo backing tracks are superb pieces of music ..please support him with your comments if you download it

In this song I use my archtop Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II as is usual in my playing traditional over jazz tone stuff, but this time and for this song I replace the neck pickup Gibson vintage humbucker 1963 with a Gibson 57 classic reissue, the difference can be appreciate in my Smooth Blues song which I recorded with the 1963 pickup, the post here: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/96785 .



Another change was in the string gauge, in this Mats song I use 0.011 instead 0.012 in order to get some blues bends easier..and preserve my fingers without blooding drop :D

Recording data: guitar directo to PreSounus BLUETUBE preamp pluged into Delta-66 audio card, I record with Cubase sx and guitar processing I use Scarbee VKFX plugin...incredible! (www.scarbee.com) and Native Instruments Guitar Rig (http://www.nativeinstruments.com)

thank you Mats! I got cool fun time recording your song. :dude :dude :dude

my Take on JOURNO Jazzier SD type tune - 1-From A Small Jazzpick.mp3


Carlos Eduardo Arellano

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gsozz

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Great playing Carlos!
Kept me intrested from beginning to end and then some.
gsozz
 

Normster

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Carlos, you are a monster player...one of the best on the net, IMHO. I love this tune!!!

BTW, I put '57 Classics in my Ibanez AS83 and am very happy with the tone. They seem to be warm, articulate, and punchy all rolled into one.
 

CarlosEduardo

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thank you gzoss and Normster, journo BTs and compositions make a great base for creativity and emotional curve, but this in special have a nice jazzy touch , that disminishe passing chord playing a armonic game with II-V-I progresions in bridge is really a distinctive detail!. Normster, I agree 57 classics does a great nest for tone, however my wife love the sound of the old gibson vintage humbucker, she think the same than Scott Lerner about a unique electric vibe spice in that pickup that make this Epiphone Joe Pass get a personal and distinctive sonic signature, not totally woody or acoustical...maybe a bit more like a blend between a Gibson ES175 and a ES-335, altough since this guitar have a bit less wide box , tone is also less "big" than a typical big archtop like a L5.
 

journo

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Hi Carlos,

Wonderful!!!!!

Definitely a bit of Benson but also a load of Carlos.

Thanks for posting!

On your choise of guitar the sound is very appropriate. If I understand correctly you recorded this directly to Cubase. No POD this time. I have been looking for such a sound. I guess I have to check out the Blue Tube preamp.
I have a fairly new Aria FA-71 that I use for the type of sound you have but it's a bit too big in size to be comfortable when playing solo pieces. It's good for playing rhythm in the big band I'm in. I'm trying to get my hands on a smaller 16" archtop to get more into exploring this type of sound.

Cheers,

Mats N
 

CarlosEduardo

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Originally posted by journo
Hi Carlos,

Wonderful!!!!!

Definitely a bit of Benson but also a load of Carlos.

Thanks for posting!

On your choise of guitar the sound is very appropriate. If I understand correctly you recorded this directly to Cubase. No POD this time. I have been looking for such a sound. I guess I have to check out the Blue Tube preamp.
I have a fairly new Aria FA-71 that I use for the type of sound you have but it's a bit too big in size to be comfortable when playing solo pieces. It's good for playing rhythm in the big band I'm in. I'm trying to get my hands on a smaller 16" archtop to get more into exploring this type of sound.

Cheers,

Mats N

Hi Mats, thank you, I am so glad you like my take, mainly as creature´s father you are. Btw My JP guitar is 16"...I have small hands and fingers too.
Yes, I record this direct to PC without POD or miced amp, just the BlueTube as preamp then audio card, altough this time the process used is a critical factor in final tone results, the guitar audio track have Scarbee KVFX and GuitarRig (in that order) in track insert, not additional EQ or efx, only both plugins processing the pure guitar signal coming from the BlueTube. However I can get the same results just with the Scarbee VKFX + track EQ + digital reverb without Guitar Rig.
For compare purpose I did two mp3 captures of guitar, 1st is dry from the bluetube presonus and 2nd is processed by both insert plugins (no reverb), also there two graphic capture of both plugins as a visual clue of tweak setup. I hope it be purposeful for you.

CAPTURES:


1- dry take excerpt direct from Presonus

2- processed take guitar excerpt

3 - Scarbee VKFX jpg capture

4 -Guitar Rig jpg capture


Carlos Eduardo Arellano
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CarlosEduardo

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Originally posted by journo
Hi Carlos,

Very educational. Thanks!

Cheers,

Mats N
Your welcome Mats, altough I know you already own a vast audio/midi experience ! btw, I wanted to ask you about what dinamic or mastering process do you use in your backing tracks, the audio balance is very good in your BTs, also about does you use Broomstick in automatic or manual mode?. And last but don´t less important, what Battery 2 kit do you prefeer? I like the one named ambient, but I did translate a Scarbee SID drum kit into Battery 2, but combining some samples from others sources as a personal approach.

Carlos
 

journo

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Originally posted by CarlosEduardo
Your welcome Mats, altough I know you already own a vast audio/midi experience ! btw, I wanted to ask you about what dinamic or mastering process do you use in your backing tracks, the audio balance is very good in your BTs, also about does you use Broomstick in automatic or manual mode?. And last but don´t less important, what Battery 2 kit do you prefeer? I like the one named ambient, but I did translate a Scarbee SID drum kit into Battery 2, but combining some samples from others sources as a personal approach.

Carlos
Hi Carlos,

In the mastering process I usually use as little as possible. A limiter to get the level up. I may use a compressor to get a little bit more punch out of the track but I try to be careful so the compressor doesn't kill the ineractive dynamics between the instruments. Very few time I use an eq. I try to get it right when I record it as it so I don't have to use as much when mastering. I do spend a bit of extra time in the mixdown process to get things to sit right in the mix.

Broomstick is almost exclusively used in the manual mode as I use it mainly as a quick high quality sound bank. Lately I have found I like the wizoo Stingray Bass for HALion.

The sound sets I use with Battery 2 is NI's own Studio Drums CD. Great acoustic sets that are easy to eq and compress to taste. Very often I just use them as they are. I never use any of the factory sets. I should really look into those sets but as I really enjoy working with the STudio Drums I don't make the effort. Well, my loss I guess. ;)

Cheers,

Mats N
 

L5player

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Hi Carlos,

Just got a chance to listen to this take this morning. Absolutely stunning! And the chord melody work was brilliant!

Way to go! :dude :dude :dude

Jim
 

scottl

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Now we know why Carlos is so good!!!!

Originally posted by CarlosEduardo
Hi Mats, thank you, I am so glad you like my take, mainly as creature´s father you are.
 

CarlosEduardo

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thank you to all for great comments! it could be cool of also listen your takes over this cool Journo creation.

L5player write:
Hi Carlos,Just got a chance to listen to this take this morning. Absolutely stunning! And the chord melody work was brilliant!
Thank you Jim, I have to confess it was a bit hard in that chord part, in my recording plan for this song I record melody theme complete at first, then I concentrate in solo, before record it I use to play at least 2 times full round of complete soloing in order to go in right mood for the song type, then I start record solo, first take didn´t like, then the second was better and third acceptable, at end I choice 2nd full solo take as was recorded complete until and including the octaves until 2:43, just after it was a complete mess for my taste in chord melody work improvisation LOL I must had to punch in/out two times!! first in 2:43 until 2:52 and second from 2:52 until 2:57 and at least 3 attempts, I hate that! but aside of the some technique difficulty cuz my small hands the lack of that special energy as we get in a live perfomanece is a reality on our solitaire home studios, fortunately now there is the image of YODA master that Scott Lerner sent to me here (Scott ..the force be with you)

Carlos
 




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