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 🙂
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:
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 🙂
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:
Thanks again to everyone involved, thanks to you for listening 🙂
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 🙂
“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:
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:
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 🙂