Lonely desert

Awesome track and template from JohnKou, so I had to add some little line:

I think Tuna, our cat liked the sound of my instrument, too – look:

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Tuna beside my Christopher upright bass

So thanks to John for the fun, and to you for listening ๐Ÿ™‚

Edit, from after logging off out of Wikiloops: found this remix from Mark who turned the desert into a dessert ๐Ÿ˜€ :

Very cool Mark, thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

Pieces

What a lovely track from Oliv, Frankie, Peter, and Olivia – couldn’t resist to take Oliv’s lead sheet (merci mon ami!) on a stand, and to play along with my double bass:

Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening, as always.

Edit, from August 23rd, 2020: Got a nice remix of this track from our master mixer Oliv, merci beaucoup mon ami! So listen to this version rather than mine, it’s really better:

Thanks for listening ๐Ÿ™‚

2nd edit, from August 24th, 2020: You probably saw it from the waveform already, and also probably heard it: Oliv’s mix is louder than mine. So I wanted to know how much louder, and I reimported his mix and measured it. Looks like this:

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A remix done by a friend

About -13LUFS (average loudness units full scale), and peaks are even above 0dB. I’m going for a mix target of -16LUFS and -1dBTP, which means that his mix is double as loud as mine (3dB difference means doubling the output). Interesting.

So to include the track into an album, I’d have to still take mine, or to reexport his with my target loudness… albums should have a consistent loudness in my opinion.

Again, thanks for reading. And again, merci Oliv for the nice remix ๐Ÿ™‚

3rd edit, from August 24th, 2020: after discussing some technical things with Oliv and Richard, Oliv gave me his .wav file of his remix (above), which I then remastered to my usual loudness of -16 LUFS and -1 dBTP – so here is my final version of that track (in case no one adds anything):

And this is how the waveform looks after exporting it to the track above:

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remastered a track from a friend, now it’s at exactly -16 LUFS and -1 dBTP
hear it at www.wikiloops.com/backingtrack-jam-197039.php if you like

Thanks again to everyone involved, thanks to you for listening ๐Ÿ™‚

Through time and space

I found that lovely and dreamy track from Stephan and Mark, and I wanted to bow my bass on that a bit – but the strings I have on the instrument aren’t really the right ones for that, so I ended up just trying to stay in tune (was a bit flat on one fifth towards the end…):

Thanks to Trommelkloppe and to Fishinmissio for all the fun, thanks to you for listening to my after-work practising ๐Ÿ™‚

Delayed

What a fun track from Alessio, Charlotte, and Pat – really couldn’t resist that one:

So it’s grazie, merci, and danke to my friends – and thanks to you for listening to us having fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Matthias

My second upload and collaboration plucking the big fiddle:

Thanks to FrankieJ for his awesome template, and thanks to you for listening, and for hearing me learn a totally new (to me) instrument ๐Ÿ™‚

NBD, and Mr. Booze

“NBD” is a term from talkbass.com, the biggest forum for bass players word-wide, and it stands for “new bass day” – so if you use it, you’re reporting about a new purchase, normally with pictures.

So here you go:

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Big bass violin, Mรถrfelden-Walldorf 2020

Got it for a very good price including lots of add-ons like a stand, a pickup, a French bow, and a bag from a member of a German/Swiss forum for bass players, bassic.de. It’s a Christopher DB202 which means it’s all laminated (plywood), and in gamba shape (but with a round back, most gambas had a flat one).

So today I connected the pickup and my microphone to the audio interface like this:

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Double bass recording setup, Mรถrfelden-Walldorf 2020

and then I played a Blues together with Nils, Peter, and Philip, called “Mr. Booze”, like this:

Not that easy to handle an instrument that big in Bb flat minor for your first one, but fun anyway – thanks and merci to my friends for the music ๐Ÿ™‚

More in bassic.de and in talkbass.com – and thanks for reading, and for listening.

Fleur d’Hiver

I added a bit of a low end to the second half of this beautiful track from Philip and from Peter:

Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and merci to you for listening.

Wait Baby I…

Short but sweet track from Tom & Shi, couldn’t resist…:

Thank you Tom & Shi for all the fun – and thanks to you dear reader(s) for listening…

In the hall of the strong headwinds

Found that awesome swing drum template from Mark, so I couldn’t resist to play around with it a bit:

Thanks to WhiteDrum55 for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening (or even contributing?).

2020 – The year of the face masks

Published the 11th album with collaborations with my friends from Wikiloops, and the front cover looks like this:

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As usual, if you click on that image you’ll end up at Flickr where it is hosted – but I’ll put another smaller cover/inlet picture in the widget area where you can also find the other 10 albums.

Thanks to my friends for all the fun I’ve had – and thanks to you for listening and/or downloading. Hope you’ll like it.