Jazzy Night

Some nice and peaceful collaboration with Baer, FrankieJ, and Ivax:

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And now, a serenade. With a cat. :-)

The next remix of a remix came in while I was sleeping – that shows that Wikiloops is a global project. Listen to Aaron’s (Haffast’s) killer solo:

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Oh, and Aaron didn’t just simply play along – he also filmed himself and his cat while doing so:

Thanks again, Aaron (plus cat) – and thanks to you for listening, and for viewing.

Tango on Mars – a remix of a remix

That’s how it is on Wikiloops – your stuff gets remixed. And what a fun it is to listen to that…

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Thanks piper, thanks again ARS, and thanks to you for listening…

Cody’s Tune (was: Perfect)

I/we received an update to the last track I played upon. So here is what we called ‘Perfect’ until then, and what is now called ‘Cody’s Tune’:

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Thanks ArkRockStudio – I like it better each time I listen to it! Killer keys man!

Thanks for listening.

Songs from the blue room

I have made my third album in Wikiloops since I discovered this awesome platform in February this year. I called it “Songs from the blue room” since that fitted the cover image and also the mood of this compilation. Here’s the CD cover/inlet as I saved it on Flickr:

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And here or in the sidebar widgets of this page are the links to the album, so you can have a listen and/or download it from there if you wish.

Thanks for reading, listening, double thanks for commenting and/or downloading.

Perfect

Some days ago I discovered Tom’s little Spanish (or Mexican?) Western-style and Samba-style template, and I knew I couldn’t resist:

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Two Suns, feat. JMB65 on bass

This time I tried myself on a mixing job. While preparing a track in Ardour, other people did uploads of that same track already, and so in the end I just used HD tracks (single instruments which were there already) to just mix a song. And here is my result (for now, could still be changed later):

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Who is missing here is JMB65 who played his bass on another branch of the same track, and it’s currently not possible to just draw someone in. So I mentioned him in the track title, and thanks to a great bass player from Munich; I’ve heard lots of good tracks from him already!

Drums could be a bit louder, suggested Oliv? Have to listen again tomorrow, and maybe he’s right, as he usually would be.

Until then, thanks for reading, and for listening! Comments appreciated if you like to!

Good night…

Edit: Before I forget it, and to document it, or in case somebody would ask, my channel strips for this mix looked like this (and my own “Bass” track wasn’t even used):

As you see, pre master fader the voice went up to 0dB at some point, everything else was lower. The reverb at -30dB was quasi non-existent, all it did at this setting was to give just a hint of warmth and volume to the voice, as did the slight compression I used on it.

Thanks again for your interest. And *now* I’ll call it a day…

The Hands of Time

Memories of Steinfeld… it’s where I heard Oliv’s wonderful 6/8 swing for the first time, and we played it lots of time and with lots of other fellow musicians. Here is Shi singing her version of Oliv’s original “Les Mains”:

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Maybe I’ll also record a longer version of this, with two singers (English and French), and with some space for soloists in between. I’m waiting to get all the stems to do that.

Thanks for listening.

Somebody took my picture

At the Wikiloops meeting in Steinfeld, someone – I guess it was Diana – took a photo of me playing Marc’s Jazz Bass in front of Gijs’ rig and Marc’s fantastic little Markbass amp:

Looks nice – thanks for the portrait, friends! It was fun being there with you all.

Oh, and the metadata of this one is quite interesting as well. This was taken with 75mm on a Nikon D7200 at ISO 14400. Amazingly good!

Thanks for viewing and reading.