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Title: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 08, 2010, 05:10:50 AM
In anticipation of the approaching winter soltsice and the shortest day of the year, here is the "bottom end" of a collaboration that I hope will whet our creative appetites.
Attached is bass and drums played around a B minor chord at 90 BPM.
Three of the "breaks" go back and forth from E minor to F#, and the other three breaks go back and forth from G to F#.


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 08, 2010, 05:21:57 AM
Here are the individual tracks in Ogg Vorbis.
Cymbals are on their own track so you can adjust volume and effect them in any old way you please...
Anyone who is a "purest" and wants full-size wave files to work with (ya, you, Thom ;D) I'll send them to you via FTP, or your favourite service.


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 08, 2010, 05:25:56 AM
...and the drums in Ogg Vorbis.
The drums are randomized and slightly "shuffled" to fit the bass line, in case you want to do your own drum track.


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on December 08, 2010, 02:00:16 PM
 :;
Count me in, Mr Vancouver.
This has the makings of something cool  8)

I think it may actually be inspiring some lyrics from me  :-X
Hope I can overcome the temperature to join in  :'(

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on December 08, 2010, 04:31:15 PM
 8)
Here is is starter ....

let me know if it may work  :-X

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 08, 2010, 10:31:38 PM
...let me know if it may work...
(http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0011.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net) (http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0031.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)
Innovative lyrics, and your melody is a perfect compliment to the chord structure. That bit of instrumentation fit's nicely too 8)

Shall we see what other bits are thrown into the pot...?


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on December 08, 2010, 10:36:46 PM
 ::)
Well ....
I just had an evening where the temperature has gone from -4C up to a very pleasant and almost comfortable 0C ...  :;

hence ... another addition ... just for fun, you know  ::)

Let's see what others can contribute.

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 09, 2010, 04:57:44 AM
...hence ... another addition ...

That guitar is sounding like some of those Gibson SG players of the early '70s - Santana, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, and my favourite SG player: Mix Box from Uriah Heep.
Some good tone, there, Pardner...(http://serve.mysmiley.net/party/party0007.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: MarioD on December 09, 2010, 10:27:44 PM
This is the first thing that came into my mind as I listened to this.  Itís a rhythm guitar part that may or may not fit here.  Itís kind of a dirty Kinks rhythm part.  Do with it anyway you like!


PS Ė this should line up with you OGG file.


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on December 09, 2010, 10:52:15 PM
 :o
Mario ...
I don't know what Oren thinks (this being his project) ... but, to me that is spot on.
I dropped it into the project and ran it through GreenMachine on 'British Clean' preset ... and it is exactly 'the business' ... in my opinion.
I use GreenMachine almost exclusively now over FreeAmp for the diversity of presets and the low CPU performance.  I was just looking it up, for those who don't know about it, and it is still freely available.
http://www.greenmachine.pwuq.de/Wurr_Audio_Engineering/Download.html (http://www.greenmachine.pwuq.de/Wurr_Audio_Engineering/Download.html)

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: MarioD on December 09, 2010, 11:56:56 PM
James, first thanx for vote of confidence.  Second thanx for the GreeMachine link.  I had not heard of that one before.  Iíll have to give it a try.


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: elwoodblues1969 on December 10, 2010, 03:23:26 AM
There's quite a surge of activity going on collab-wise...enough to keep me busy for most of the winter,me thinks! 8)

@Oren,

Superb,kick-arse bass action....deal me in,brother! If you would be so kind as to send me just the bass WAV file,that would be outa-sight! Reason being,is that your drum action does not do your bass track justice in my opinion & I really want to ramp up the action & really make it swing! 8)
I don't know when I'll have time to do it...but I'll be on the scene in due time.....


@James & Mario,

Some very gritty & interesting directions you're both going in with your axe work! O0



-Thom


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 10, 2010, 06:15:43 AM
Give me a couple of days, gents, to assimilate these tracks, and get a big bass file off to Thom.

Damn, ain't this fun?(http://serve.mysmiley.net/cool/cool0012.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on December 11, 2010, 03:42:41 AM
Mario ...to me that is spot on.
I dropped it into the project and ran it through GreenMachine on 'British Clean' preset ... and it is exactly 'the business' ...

I second that emotion... :; Thanks for the rhythm guitar action, Mario!


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on January 25, 2011, 04:34:01 AM
Been working with samples and looping of late, and found acapella performances that compliment James' vocal on this one. Here's a bit of roughly mixed audio to give you an idea where it's going...


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on January 25, 2011, 05:29:36 PM
 :o
Can you send her round to my studio so we can 'do it live' ?  8) 8)
 :-*

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: folderol on January 25, 2011, 08:19:39 PM
Very interesting mix. A little bit rough round the edges, but has potential (as they say) 8)


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on January 25, 2011, 09:52:27 PM
Can you send her round to my studio so we can 'do it live' ?
'Boson Havoc' is the Bass player/producer for "Lux Divon"
http://luxdivon.com/

http://www.reverbnation.com/luxdivon
"Lux Divon" is electronica mixed with live instruments.
current band line up is female vox/keys/double and electric bass/Battery/Ableton Live. I'm using abelton live for production and live performance.

This vocal track is from the solo project, Boson Havoc.
http://www.reverbnation.com/bosonhavoc
 http://www.looperman.com/profile.php?mid=68799 is where you can find the audio files presented for public use... :-


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on January 27, 2011, 01:22:29 AM
Here's a short (and hopefully sweet) mix incorporating James' guitar and vocal, Mario's rhythm guitar (some effected by James, some by me), my bass, Hydrogen drums, and vocal contributions by Boson Havoc.
It felt prudent to mix this without getting too "precious" about it - the vibe is more about feel than finesse... :-*
...and while we're wandering around "off the beaten path", it's presented here at A=432Hz... 8)


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: offthewall on January 27, 2011, 10:18:00 AM
 :o :o
You've created a slice of pure magic here, Mr Fisher :o

 ;)
James


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: folderol on January 27, 2011, 06:41:40 PM
Indeed. Much improved 8)

In particular, there is no longer a 'disconnect' between the two vocalisits


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: MarioD on January 27, 2011, 10:28:20 PM
:o :o
You've created a slice of pure magic here, Mr Fisher :o

 ;)
James

ABSOLUTELY

loved it  :;


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on January 27, 2011, 11:16:29 PM
:o :o
You've created a slice of pure magic here, Mr Fisher :o

 ;)
James

ABSOLUTELY

loved it  :;

Simply the result of quality ingredients...(http://serve.mysmiley.net/angel/greenangel.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)


Title: Re: "Solstice Session"
Post by: Oren on March 13, 2013, 11:11:31 PM
And, rendered in LAME VBR for those who like to play high-quality compressed audio on their MP3 playback software.