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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 15 2008, 01:55 AM
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Guys, I don't know how to say to you, but I formatted the hard drive and, there is no project, no backings and I can't do the collab......










JUST KIDDING! laugh.gif


The final mix is over, but it's 2 o clock in the morning and I REALLY can't go on. I'll do the comments and upload the final mix first thing tomorrow morning I promise!


All I can tell you is this is one MONSTER collaboration - 21 participant and almost 18 minutes long (!), and I am glad you all participated, and such a pleasure hearing so many different styles of blues playing. See you in the morning smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 01:42 PM
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Well, after a while of listening to this final mix I must say that diversity is a funny thing
with humans, it really is.. So many different styles here, and a lot of good sounding melodies in
general very very good! I must apologize ti you all because the disposition of the solos has
changed in the process of transferring them in Nuendo, so the solos are not in the order you've
posted them in the final mix.

I will be not too harsh when commenting this collab because there is too much players, but will
focus on the main things, and maybe mention sometimes if I hear something that I dislike too
much. Please guys, bare in mind that all this comments represent my subjective opinion and I
would like to hear yours too, so we can all see how we passed from different points of views. I'm
sure there are different opinions here at least as much as there is different styles! So lets
begin:


1. bodo
nice man, some heavy blues licks, packed in a logical sense solo, nice start, little run on the
fifth chord and then some nice repetitive movements on the end. I would suggest that you find
some better distortion settings, this sounds too harsh. So playing is I repeat good, but I would
recommend better sounding drive. Must practice a bit with your presets and maybe turn down drive
pot a bit. Other than that its great!

2. Alex Lewis
OK Alex, here we have some nice pentatonic licks and bendings, little repetitive, but very very
nice. The color of distortion is nice too, not too harsh, and pleasing to hear.All in all nice
solo, some interesting lick going on there. Nice sound, notes are clear, it need some refinement
but all in all good.

3. Fran
Nice man, interesting use of wah pedal in the blues, and nice soloing. I would recommend using
effects in modern blues, and if it had some more reverb it would definitely remind me of Ed
Stalmann! Again I must comment about the distortion - I really didn't like it. But that is a
small problem, it is just a matter of going to different preset or turning down the drive pot so
it doesn't sounds too muddy.

4. HKM67
Some nice licks going on there man, very hard rock sounding blues, some nice sharp bending licks.
The drive is little too much if you ask me, but that all relative. I would like it even more if
you started from that clean setting right away, not in the middle of the solo, and then evolve to
something with more hi gain towards the end. But nice dynamic showdown.

5. Muris
Some interesting and original sounding licks there Muris, I'm trying to figure out what it is but
I really can't do it. My guess it is a whammy bar or something. Well, whatever it is it adds the
flavor! Solo is great, as always, drive is little synthetic but very smooth and pleasing to ear,
and nice stereo delay touch. Keeping a standard as always.

6. JWBauer
And some low drive settings at last. Like it man. The sound is good and pleasing, no harsness at
all, very gentle bassy clean sound. Some nice phrasing licks there, nice use of a blues scale,
and little clumsy in the end but all in all great effort, and a nice bluesy solo.

7. fatb0t
Nice stuff man, you did this in a nice heavy blues style, with lots of distortion. Thats good.
The drive setting isn't too good though, very harsh sounding. I liked those repetitive licks,
they really tell me that you got into the blues feeling for a moment there.

8. smells
Nice, nice, good. Those are the words for this one m8! Drive setting is great, very smooth, and
some delay too adds to the space, solo is great, really like the blues lick at start with hammer
on, and all in all good. In the end a little tiny bit carried away, but thats a blues feeling, I
think you just got into the groove.

9. JVM
Nice clean style JVM. good phrasing and nice warm and gentle blues solo. I like it. It is what
the blues is all about, simplicity and feeling.

10. Twidbeard
Nice effort man, good sounding blues, raw simple solos and some crunch settings makes this solo
very good in my book. Work on those interval using. Very good use, but execution little on the
clumsy side. Other than that great.

11. TJchep
Interesting, very beefed up sound, and a solo as well. Some nice licks there and a little run in
the end makes this solo very good. I would really turn down reverb a bit, because it sounds
little muddy. Solo is good, little heavy, but climbing to the end, and a a little clumsy finish.
All in all a nice distorted solo.

12. Crazyfret
Nice sound, very strat like, some clapton licks here, and nice interval using. Again simple and
gentle, you really thinked about what you played and I respect that. Although the solo has some
standard licks, it is good from beginning to the end and that is great.

13. Iluha
Interesting effect there Iluha, some nice space echo delay use in the blues. First time to hear
that actually and it sounds good. I think it is good because it is simple and the sound is good
too. nice idea.

14. Preownedguitar
What do we have here, some old school heavy blues licks, nice and solid sound, not too distorted,
just on the edge really. Solo is good, work a little on those bends and you'll be fine, the solo
has a decent structure.

15. muntahunta
Nice and smooth melody, no too many runs, but for that intervals I recommend some other drive
preset. This one is too harsh for any solo, and particularly for the blues. Off course this type
of solo can be played in the blues and it sounds great, but the drive isn't a good quality one.
My guess is if you played this one with some low or medium drive settings it would sounded much
better.

16. machogriz
Nice, little out of tune on the guitar, but the solo is good, good color, but wooow, whats that
in the middle, some glued on boost that doesn't sound too good if you ask me man.. You must turn
that volume a bit, and equalize it with the beginning. It sounds TOO harsh like this. Other than
that nice effort.

17. robin
some nice slide "crossroads" licks i hear here. Here we have a first slide use, and a good one
man, but I would think it would be MUCH MUCH better if you turned down the drive pot a bit. It
sounds too muddy and dark like this.

18. Pavel
Nice Pavel, execution is great, and some original licks, but not too bluesy as you said. The use
of the major scale is great, but some blue notes would sounded great here. You got the chops,
you're just not into blues that much thats all. All in all great sounding.

19. Andrew Cockburn
Well, well, well, some nice vibrato I hear! Among the best thats for sure. The color is great
too, very warm and spacey, not too muddy on the reverb side, and good sounding solo. Great effort and very bluesy sounding.

20. Scoob
Now this one I like man. I really like that raw sound in the blues, and I think you nailed the
preset. Solo is great too, very old school sounding, raw but gentle, with feeling but simple.
Great.

21. USAMAN
Nice wah use and a good color after the wah. Solo is great too, I rally like the way you used
your wah. Nice effort on wah note accenting, and simple blues solo. You kept it that way all the
way and it sounds great.

- My Solo (Ivan Milenkovic)
Well, here's mu modest effort to the collab so you can comment if you want. I used my fingers for
a change on this one.




At the end, I want to thank you all again for participating, and I hope I'll see you on some more
blues, funky, rock and jazz collabs from me. Coming up soon! smile.gif

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post Jan 15 2008, 02:21 PM
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You have worked hard Ivan!! We really appreciate your efforts on this one smile.gif

Its a great collab everyone, love the different styles of solos. I'm sure I'll be borrowing a few ideas wink.gif

Thanks for your comments Ivan can't wait for the next one.


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post Jan 15 2008, 03:01 PM
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wow lots of entries! smile.gif I`ll have a listen when I get home from work,

thanks for your comments Ivan, and spot on, "a little carried away" lol

with a great backing its hard not to get carried away, thanks for putting it all together for us smile.gif


Edit: I had a listen when I got home from work, great job everyone, cool collab biggrin.gif

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post Jan 15 2008, 03:21 PM
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Very tasty, great job! There is such a wide array of sounds.


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post Jan 15 2008, 04:31 PM
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Thanks Ivan! Great job and very usable comment cool.gif


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Good job everybody,thanks for comments Ivan! smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 04:50 PM
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Great job everyone, thanks for the comments Ivan.

Btw, my solo starts too late, it wasnt supposed to start there, but its no big deal smile.gif


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Thanks Ivan, you must have worked a lot to put all this together smile.gif

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I'll fix that right away man, no worries wink.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 06:06 PM
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Thanks Ivan for all the efforts, this was one monster collab smile.gif

Nice to see so many unique musicians in one small community!

And thanks for the positive feedback Ivan, I was aiming at being original sound wise and the phaser just hit the spot for me, but I think it would sound much better without delay and with more reverb.

And about you'r solo(I'll try not to be too critical wink.gif), very Mark Knopfler like, and I love Dire Straits, I think you'r take was the best in the collab smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2008, 06:18 PM
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@Iluha
Thanks man, we all made the collab and it was sure a good fun. I'll do some more collab pretty soon! smile.gif

@Robin
I've fixed your solo starting point, now its starts correctly, sorry for the mistake! smile.gif

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Great job everyone! Really enjoyed this one.

Thanks for the comment Ivan. I really did have a very clumsy finish, and now after listening to myn a few times, I think I should have gone for a cleaner sound, would have fit the backing track better.

Thanks again, and an amazing track this is!


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 15 2008, 06:18 PM) *
@Robin
I've fixed your solo starting point, now its starts correctly, sorry for the mistake! smile.gif

Thanks alot man!! biggrin.gif Sounds alot better now(still sounds crap because of my playing though tongue.gif )


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Great job on the mix, I appreciate the comments.

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Great job everyone! And thank you for the collab Ivan, I enjoyed it. I liked your take too.


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Eh dunno, but I feel like this collaboration was like TOO big.
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Thanks a hell of a lot for this monster job and for the effort of commentig everyones work.
Everything was very well said. smile.gif
Hope to have some more of this in the future.

Great fun, good vibe and lot's of spirit from everyone!! GRATS!!

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Thanks for the comments. Blues is probably my favorite to play although I am just getting back into playing after several years of not playing. The Blues scale ws my first scale learned on guitar and therefore the one I know best.

Nice effort everyone. I was really inspired by everyone's participation and look forward to more collaborations.


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