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stevie j



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #578943 - 11/02/08 12:58 AM
Yeah a bit of 12 bar sounds good, simple yet with a bit of effort very effective

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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: stevie j]
      #579071 - 11/02/08 12:12 PM
Yep I'm out too I'm afraid - nothing wrong with 12 bar but I thought the whole point was to take an ace recording the everyone knew and see how we could all do at emulating or bettering it when limited to the same sort of technology?

Finding out how we all do recording a bit of arbitary 12 bar of our own choice is hardly the same because there is no benchmark to compare them to is there?

If you do want to carry on I would say you need to find a great recording (not just a song) that is out of copyright and work on that??

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: fakiekid]
      #579204 - 11/02/08 04:13 PM
Quote fakiekid:

ok I'm out people!

I have emailed you what I had done tho DH. helix studio email add.

Thanks





Wow! This was GREAT!!! Too bad we could not have run this contest as it was originally designed to be run. It would have been a great and fun contest that we all could have learned from.

I loved your guitar sound, and also the drum sound with only 3 mics! The snare sounded killer for an SM57! How in the heck did you get that sound???

Very, very cool recording fakiekid...

Dang, I am very bummed out now! This contest was going to be sooooo cool!

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Doublehelix



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: SunShineState]
      #579207 - 11/02/08 04:16 PM
Quote SunShineState:

nothing wrong with 12 bar but I thought the whole point was to take an ace recording the everyone knew and see how we could all do at emulating or bettering it when limited to the same sort of technology?

Finding out how we all do recording a bit of arbitary 12 bar of our own choice is hardly the same because there is no benchmark to compare them to is there?





I am with you hear 100% SSS, especially after listening to the stuff that Fakiekid sent me. I haven't heard yours yet, I am on my laptop with crappy speakers, but I will do my best to take a listen sometime later today. Thanks for sending the link.

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Doublehelix



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #579211 - 11/02/08 04:25 PM
Wow.

Stunned silence.

I just listened to SSS's version of the song, and it is amazing as well! I was listening on some pretty nice headphones through my laptop, and I can only imagine what it would sound like through some real monitors with real D/A's.

This is really starting to depress me since I can see now just how cool this contest was going to be...

SSS, there are so many things to say about your track, I am not sure where to even start...

I love the vocal and vocal treatment. Pretty wet, but it fits the song perfectly. The drums/percussion tracks were sublime, as was the bass. The overall mix, amazing... on and on....

I am so seriously bummed right now...

I can't even imagine (at this point) wanting to listen to a collection of 12-bar blues songs after listening to SSS's and Fakiekid's submissions...

I give up... I do not know what to do at this point...

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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Doublehelix]
      #579218 - 11/02/08 04:38 PM
James - thx for the kind words, glad u enjoyed it!


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aidanm



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #579236 - 11/02/08 04:58 PM
I'd love to hear anyone's versions if you'd care to PM me a link please...

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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #579293 - 11/02/08 07:06 PM
Hi Aidan - just PM'd the link cheers SSS


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Stuart Churchill



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: SunShineState]
      #579529 - 12/02/08 11:42 AM
I've had a quick look through the public domain song list and discovered one or two songs (there are probably much more) that could possibly be used. I believe both songs could lend themselves to several genres.
1. Blue Moon
2. Scarborough Fair

Just a suggestion.

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Edited by stuart churchill (12/02/08 11:45 AM)


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Doublehelix



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Stuart Churchill]
      #579739 - 12/02/08 08:22 PM
Good job Stuart!!!

After hearing the couple of entries so far for "Get Back", I am still trying to deal with the depression however! That would have been a very cool contest.

I am open to almost anything at this point.

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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Doublehelix]
      #579757 - 12/02/08 09:14 PM
Get Back!! has someone tried that too - or did u mean come Together??


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Doublehelix



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: SunShineState]
      #579769 - 12/02/08 09:30 PM
Quote SunShineState:

Get Back!! has someone tried that too - or did u mean come Together??






HA!!!! Senior moment alert!!!

No of course, you are quite right, I meant "Come Together", although... ???? NOT! I am not up for that fight again!

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Doublehelix]
      #579850 - 13/02/08 01:24 AM
Quote Doublehelix:

Well, I am pretty bummed out that we have to drop "Come Together" from the competition, but as I always say, "It is what it is".

So now, how do we want to proceed as a group? I think I have heard 3 options presented:

1) 12-bar blues or any I-IV-V R&R standard
2) Old jazz standard
3) User's original composition

(Did I miss something else?)

If we pick anything that is an official composition (such as "Hoochie Coochie Man") we are going to have face the same copyright hurdle that we faced with "Come Together.


SSS = I want to hear a copy of what you have done! Send it my way for sure!!!



I vote for Option #1




I'm bummed as well. I've not finished my version of Come Together yet but I am still planning to, if only for my own satisfaction.

I was looking forward to hearing everyone's efforts and I can't see myself getting quite as excited over a 12 bar blues competition or any of the other suggestions thus far.

It's a pity. I guess at this point I'm out unless someone can come up with another song in the public domain with as recognizable (and same quality vs. technology) a recording as Come Together. Blue Moon and Scarborough Fair are just not in the same ball park (sorry).

I'll continue to follow this thread and hope for some inspired suggestions (as I search for my own).

Michael

P.S. I'd love to hear other's entries for Come Together and I'll make my own available when it's finished.

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Stuart Churchill



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: yarimurray]
      #579930 - 13/02/08 10:52 AM
Quote yarimurray:

Blue Moon and Scarborough Fair are just not in the same ball park (sorry).




Agreed, sadly.

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aidanm



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: SunShineState]
      #579976 - 13/02/08 12:08 PM
Quote SunShineState:

Hi Aidan - just PM'd the link cheers SSS




Hey SSS, I'm no expert but I know what I like.. Sounds great!!
Anyone else fancy pm'ing a link to theirs?

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: aidanm]
      #583194 - 21/02/08 07:04 PM
DH

The sound in all honesty was down the the OCDP snare I use. The room mic had a lot of the overall sound aswell, the 57 was added to taste..... I put that mix down to UAD IMHO. 1176's own drums! Guitars really come from the Marshall Zakk head, and bass from the Ampeg/P-bass combo.

The key to having a good sounding recording is to have a very good sound to start with. I've spent 6 months tuning my kit and now it wants new heads

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: aidanm]
      #583286 - 22/02/08 12:29 AM
fill your boots at this place - not contest entries, but DH liked it...

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #587457 - 04/03/08 05:08 PM
whats going on with this now?

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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #587582 - 04/03/08 10:50 PM
The irony is, that I have now found my long lost note-for-note transcription of Come Together.


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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #587946 - 05/03/08 09:11 PM
last try - couldn't we just send our tracks to Zuk and the guys to judge and they choose a winner etc without putting any of the track on a public site? surely that would be ok???

Cheers SSS


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sambolino_freeman



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: SunShineState]
      #593425 - 20/03/08 04:14 PM
ahh so gutted that this comp isn't going anymore.. i've got a pretty good version of come together i've just recorded with my mate, although i used loads of mics - so wouldn't have qualified for the comp anyway, hehe.. anyone wanna have a listen? i'll send it as an attachment.

Sam


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max derelict



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #598975 - 02/04/08 07:17 PM
Great song, easier to do the backwards tape bits now! Still not easy to sing like John Lennon....

Future suggestions on songs recorded with limited technology:

Giant Steps or Impressions by John Coltrane

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) OR
Little Wing (clue: not the EC version!) OR
All along the Watchtower (clue: not the original!)

Nothing against the Fab Four, far from it, but "I Feel Fine" or "Paperback Writer" or "While my guitar gently weeps" (for less derivative days) would have been interesting too...

I don't mean to suggest we all need to play the guitar or tenor sax... I just like these instruments!

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SunShineState



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Re: CONTEST: Simple Recordings new [Re: Zukan]
      #599022 - 02/04/08 09:35 PM
If anyone is interested in how this abortive contest may have turned out have a listen Here

Cheers SSS


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