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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Musicians (until now):

Thanks for listening.

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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List of musicians, with one missing:

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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List of musicians (so far):

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.

People seemed to like my instrument

As I wrote in the Wikiloops forum already, some people seemed to really like my bass. Kimbo (a guitar player from Cornwall whom you see in our 2018 Reggae video) said that it’s lovely to play. And here are Nilton:

Nilton rocking my fretless P Bass

and Fivestringer rocking on my fretless Fourstringer:

Fivestringer rocking my fretless Fourstringer

More pictures and even videos will be published by Richard on Wikiloops soon, so let’s wait a bit.

Oh, and my brother Willi got his fretless bass (with 5 strings) also by now, and he seems to be really happy with it. Cannot wait to hear something from him…

As always, thanks for reading.

Back from a wonderful 2018 Wikiloops members meeting

I’m just back from the meeting mentioned in this picture, and wow, what a ride it was! Started a thread about it over at wikiloops.com, and here are the two photos I’ve posted there so far:

Pit, emptying his cornu copiae

Wikiloops Meeting 2018, group photo

More images and videos will follow on the Wikiloops forum in case you’re interested.

For here and now, all I can say is that it was awesome. Really nice and talented people in those ‘loops, and it’s an experience everyone should have. Thanks to everyone who was involved in this, and/or who participated, you were all great! Here’s hoping to see all of you again next year.

Thanks, and cheers,
Wolfgang

Morning Tears

Just uploaded this:

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List of musicians (so far):

Thanks for listening.

Edit, from next day:

Here’s a slightly edited second version:

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Thanks again for listening.

A remark I’ve made

Here’s a reaction to a remark I’ve made this morning:

There. I’ve said it:

“…my personal hit of this 2018 summer”

Raymond (STJray) from Canada was the original composer and creator of what we call the “template” (the basic track) of this personal summer hit of mine, and the version I like most until now is probably the one with Peter’s saxophone, and of course with Shi’s lyrics and vocals:

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I had embedded this here before, but since it’s my summer hit… 😉

Thanks for listening again!

Always remember

I just had to play on this wonderful track of Frankie & Pat:

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Musicians (so far):

As always, thanks for listening!