Looking at / listening to Ardour 7.1 on Windows

Today I’ve been looking at & listening to the new Ardour 7.1 free and open source software DAW on Windows 11. Looks and sounds awesome:

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Ardour 7.1 on Windows 11, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

The music you see within that program is from Dan and Chris, you can listen to that one on Wikiloops if you’d like to. The program seems to work fine, so next step is to also install it on Linux 🙂

And like always, thanks for viewing, listening, and reading.

Sad news indeed…

Terrible to read about the passing of Don T., one of the bluesiest guys I’ve ever heard on Wikiloops… he was a good friend and once even wrote a song for me. I had the honour and pleasure to play on his latest song in the ‘loops and asked him with a PM whether he would also consider to sing on it, no answers so I was thinking of him. So here you have it with a lead guitar from Carlo instead of Don singing:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

Condolences to Don’s family, he truly was a wonderful guy! Rest in peace my friend…

Deep Dark Blue is album of the day again on Wikiloops

My friend and fellow musician OliVBee from Wikiloops made an exceptional album in 2017, that was before I even had joined the ‘loops. He called that album after one of the songs’ titles, Deep Dark Blue, and I had written about and reviewed it some 3 years ago already. It’s one of the best albums I’ve ever heard *anywhere*, and this one is available only at the ‘loops:

Deep Dark Blue by OliVBee

You can listen to it on Wikiloops in its entirety. If you’re a member in Wikiloops you can also download it including a cover, so you could burn this onto a CD if you like. You can do the same as a non-member of the ‘loops if you get what we call a download ticket, starting at 2,40€ like here (you’ll get this when pressing the download button on the album’s page):

Wikiloops download passes

I *am* a (paying) member, and I’ve still also paid for some of these albums, because they’re worth it, and because that way, we support ourselves with keeping that platform alive and running. This is especially important since these days of Corona, and because not everyone can go out and meet other musicians (and not from around the globe as here). So if you can, go and pay for an album or two of your choice, that would help us all – thanks.

Being at it, I’ve cleaned up the home screen of my phone yesterday, and this is how it looks now:

My phone’s home screen

And I don’t know if you can see it in that image, but I’ve replaced the standard Chrome browser button with one of Firefox, which leads directly to the Wikiloops start page:

Wikiloops in Firefox

Even if not that many people see my phone’s home screen, I’m still putting an ad for Wikiloops proudly in the middle of its screen. This is to say thanks to my friends and to Richard, the founder of the ‘loops.

And before I forget it: thanks also to Anne, and to all of the other wonderful musicians on Oliv’s great album! Last not least, this album is also a master class for us bass players… *and* with top pro drummers to boot! 🙂 Did I mention that I love that fretless guitar which Oliv is playing?

As always, thanks for reading (and probably for listening or even supporting us).

Below the sphere

What a nice chillout song from Andri and from Wade – couldn’t resist to add my ‘grandma’ to it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Chicken Thief

What a lovely song in a Jazz Manouche style from Frankie and from Thierry – couldn’t resist to add a little bottom end to it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Oh, and for this one I used foam again, close to my instrument’s bridge:

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Foam for a “Chicken Thief“, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Thanks for viewing.

A Day In The Fall

I had this wonderful song from Sami, Shi, and Peatric on my computer since almost two years. And now I played a bit to it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends over at the ‘loops for all the fun – and thanks to you for listening 🙂

She is Here!

Fabulous track from Ms Snoop90, to which I just added a few low notes:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Poppy Sing Sang

Awesome song from Pat and from Ms Snoop, couldn’t resist to add a few low notes to it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends from Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Waking The Cat

This morning I set my new toy to the ‘FLIP TOP-Style’, which should make it sound like an Ampeg B-15N. Then I loaded Don’s and Rolf’s awesome ‘Waking The Cat’ song into my DAW, closed my eyes, and these guys transported me straight to Memphis, TN:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.
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Using FLIP TOP-Style, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

As always, thanks to my friends at Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening.

New toy

Couldn’t afford a B-15N, and an Ampeg SVT with its two fridges is a bit loud for our living room, so I bought this instead:

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New toy, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Hear it here – a first take with the bass going into two channels (as you can see in the photo, I used the parallel output for a clean bass as well):

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As always, thanks for viewing, listening, and reading 🙂 More to come…