new mixed and mastered songs from my new cd

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  1. jb70

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    hey y'all,
    i just got my new cd's from discmakers earlier today. they will be available through cd baby in a few days and will also be up on itunes, rhapsody, etc... in a few weeks. i put 4 of the mixed and mastered versions on my myspace and soundclick pages if you want to hear how they turned out (not that it matters with the mp3 compression) :)
     
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    Very cool Jack! Dig the grooves and the playing. Did you do all the programming and keys work as well?
     
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    hey thanks guitarbrent. yep, i did all of the programming and keys. that's why it took so friggen long!!! :D
     
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    Wow Jack ...
    I'm blown away ... you are truly a contender my friend on many levels ..
    Very enjoyable compositions and great playing ...

    Simply excellent work ...

    I remember how I was blown away by your playing the first time I heard you ...
    & now your compositions and programming adds a few more levels to your accomplisments ....

    Man, you've got some huge ears my friend ...
    If I didn't know it was you ... at times I would swear it was Mitch Watkins ...

    Very hip Jack ... very hip ....!!

    BTW ... what chorus are you using (it's a great sounding one ...)?
     
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    Hi Jack I,ve just had breakfast listening to you,re four tracks. :phones Fantastic stuff you,re playing throughout is amazing. The chords in "Current" just unfold and the track builds really well. You,re melodies have a trade mark octave displacment thing going on. And "Nu Sounds For The O" sounds like all my favorite influences in one....................I see nothing but good coming out of this for you. :AOK
     
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    Excellent Jack - real nice work.

    Programmed yourself - jeee that's scary.
     
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    Great job Jack...all by yourself huh? Jeez. Adventurous stuff & great playing.
     
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    thanks joe! you da man. mitch watkins! wow. there's a blast from the past. i used to listen to him back in the early 90's- i should probably look him up and see what he's been into. thanks for the kind words. as far as the chorus goes- you're gonna laugh- it was recorded using amplitube 2 software. so it's the little chorus pedal simulation in amplitube! haha.
     
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    Genius stuff Jack. Count me in for a copy. Sounds great. Listening to Currents now.... I always catch a little of KR compositional influence in there. Great. Solo is monster bro....
     
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    First off, a hearty congratulations, Jack! Isn't that such a wonderful feeling when all your little babies show up? second, you know what a badass you are, so no need to be redundant here. :) I can't wait to hear the whole thing!:phones
     
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    thanks for checking out the tunage mike!
     
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    hi bub,
    thanks for listening- i hope i didn't ruin your breakfast! haha! i had studied with charlie banacos for a year and a half before i moved out to nyc and i think a lot of the stuff that we were working on surfaced in the song "current". charlie would pick a chord, give me 2 triads to work with, and write out a sample line using those triads. it's very similar to the stuff in walt weiskopf's book. he really opened my ears up to new sounds. anyways... again, thanks for listening!
     
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    Good lord! Well, I'm a fan! Especially loved "Nu Sounds..." - much danger in that solo!
     
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    Sounds great Jack, congrats!
    My head is spinning thinking about the work that went into that.
    Best of luck!

    Chuck
     
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    that rocks. personally i would've liked to hear funkier live drums. the tracks are great, the drums a little square. merely my opinion, no malice intended. i like it.
     
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    hey crzyfngers,
    thanks for your comment! the square drums are due to my lack of programming experience :) i have tried some of this material with an acoustic quintet but it didn't have the right feel or the right texture. i'm thinking that it might be cool to eventually have a live drummer playing along with loops (the best of both worlds). for now, i'm treating this like i would a jazz recording, in that this is where i was as a writer/player/programmer/mixer/producer at the time and hopefully everything will just get better from here. thanks again bro.

    jack
     
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    hey woody and andy,
    thanks guys. yeah, it was a great learning experience doing it all on my own and hopefully i'll get better and faster at this stuff. one thing i know for sure- the guitar tones will be waaayyy better on the next one due to the purchase of an axe fx ultra. those thingys are insane!!! thanks again bros!

    jack
     
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    yo scott,
    thanks bro. that means a lot coming from a bad mofo like yourself! i'll let you know when the cd is actually available online. i love kurt and have been a big fan of his for a while now so i'm sure some of his writing has rubbed off on me. you should check out his new double live cd- it sounds like he's been checking out allan holdsworth :eek:
     
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    Listened again Jack, and am really loving the blend of energetic confidence, harmony and phrasing in Current. I love how you harm the opening bass figure! I also really enjoy the electronic textures balanced by your chewy organic guitar tones. I read you somewhat disparaging comments about them in another thread, but come on! They are fantastic. It is the natural tone I associate with you and your playing. I’m sure you will be able to get the Axe FX reasonably close to that by working with the Dumble and Trainwreck tonestacks – perhaps the Brownface too if you try.
     

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