You should be here

A wonderful Jam collaboration on Wikiloops by Klaus, Stef, Anne, and Kimbo, to which I just added a bit of low end. Thanks everyone, it’s a pleasure and honour jammin’ with you!

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Thanks for listening.

Ask Stephanie (She will know)

Another masterpiece of Joe (Relativity) and Shi, to which I again tried to add a little humble groundwork type of carpet. Thanks to both for providing such gems of art on Wikiloops, I feel honoured that I could play along. Hope you like my noodling 🙂

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And I think that this time I even got the target loudness of -16.0 LUFS right, which is the ITU (European) recommended loudness for streaming media (like Youtube videos, music, and such):

The first export (from Ardour) is the mix, the second one my bass alone.

Thanks for listening.

An own remix

Today I did my first own remix of a song on Wikiloops to which I had previously contributed already. After receiving an HD file from Joe, who made the template for the song, I had all the parts together – and played in the bass again, since I wasn’t 100% happy with it anyway. So here’s my newer version of the song:

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Musicians’ list is the same as before, tho now I have “bass” and “mixer” as instruments:

I used an equalizer on Joe’s acoustic guitar for instance, to make it a bit less “boomy” (also, low cuts help with the general mix later):

And this is the track window before I recorded my bass again, together with an instrument tuner, an Ampeg SVT amplifier & cab simulation, and a compressor (I used a multi-band compressor on Shi’s voice as well, which you cannot see here):

Thanks for listening.

Another remix with me in it

Here’s a remix titled “The Way That Shi Moves (Take 2)” (it’s no typo but a word game on the singer’s name). ArkRockStudio had added some keys and remixed the whole track. Listen:

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Musicians:

Thanks Ark – and thanks everyone here (and/or on Wikiloops) for listening.

Edit: and another one, from a musician from Italy, domiro:

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Musicians:

Thanks for listening.

The way that she moves

A Jazzrock / slow Funk track from Acousticeg, Shi, and now me. I didn’t do that much here; just doubled the voice with my fretless bass:

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Oh, and just to show my recording session in Ardour, and the two exports (mixed and bass only), here are some screenshots:

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Oh, and looking at my folder with those exported files I see that this is the fifth already – and that I already have like one side of a longplay record (LP) together:

You can find them all here or on Wikiloops.

Thanks for listening.

An awesome change

Wow. Just discovered a change on Wikipedia: if you search the German Wikipedia for a word it cannot find, it now shows suggested findings from other languages, in this case from the English sister site – with a 100% hit:

Cool job, everyone, bravo and thanks a lot!

Oh, and if you don’t know what “Frobscottle” is, look it up, and maybe watch the mentioned movie – it’s fun!

Thanks for reading, and cheers…

Being on Facebook, without being on Facebook

I’ve tried Facebook, even twice. But I decided two times already that it’s just too noisy, and not really for me, so I deleted my account there for the second time already. Not easy, since everyone seems to assume that just everyone else is on FB as well (and their links keep bugging you to rejoin again), but ok – I can do without.

Still I found this lately:

Obviously someone over at Wikiloops liked my first upload that much that he (or she) said so on FB – and I’m kind of touched about the mentioning of “wjl’s debut track” – which is of course based upon the awesome work of others (OliVBee from France, moonchild from the USA, and Liesching from Germany). And I agree, that piece is magic – that’s why I chose it as my first one there.

You can scroll down (backwards in time) on this blog for it, or you can listen to “Eternally” on Wikiloops if you wish.

So thanks to Dick, Baer, Richard or whoever posted this (OliVBee? Shi? Just guessing) – it means a lot; thanks again!

To everyone here, thanks for reading. And maybe for listening.

Desperate Androids

And now for something different. Play this one loud if you can:

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Thanks for listening. Musicians: consider joining us there in the loops; it’s free and it’s fun (as you might have guessed already)!

Got remixed…

OliVBee, the original template author/creator of what would later be Moonchild’s “Eternally” just remixed my bass into the piece. Here it is, and I think he even did a bit more than just to “mix” it – so merçi encore Olivier:

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Enjoy…