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Todd Simpson
post Feb 17 2015, 03:42 AM
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Happy to help! smile.gif Chrome book eh? NO PROBLEM!! smile.gif CHECK THIS OUT!!!

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Entirely web based recording/mixing. GIve it a go smile.gif



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all i have is a chrome book. I cant really do much besides surf the web on it its pretty lame laptop.... but its very cheap. that worked perfect though thats exactly what i was asking thank you


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post Feb 17 2015, 05:26 AM
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Alright guys I tried to clean this up a bit and took Kris's advice and put some markers in. I did not get a full take through but did write the parts again keeping the principal licks in mind.

https://soundcloud.com/jim-seekford-music/funk-it-2

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post Feb 17 2015, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (Jim S. @ Feb 17 2015, 05:26 AM) *
Alright guys I tried to clean this up a bit and took Kris's advice and put some markers in. I did not get a full take through but did write the parts again keeping the principal licks in mind.

https://soundcloud.com/jim-seekford-music/funk-it-2


Very cool Jim, the lick at 00:20 is approaching fusion-pro sounding (whatever that means ph34r.gif ).

As your chops get more fluid so should your sound, it's currently a bit harsh and does not match those fluid lines.

Some tips/brainstorming - you obviously need a certain amount of treble to cut through. However I suggest you be careful with the treble in the ~2K-9K region. And go for the "presence" region instead which is above that.

Also be a bit careful with reverb - too much of reverb that is different from the one Gab used for the backing, will make your sound clash with the backing.

I have pointed out some specifics below -but I don't really think any of the 'mistakes' are serious. I still think you should get more secure about the take as a whole. You have squeezed in a lot of different kind of neat ideas in there, we need to hear that you mean ' em all! A mistake here and there can be a good thing, provided the take as a whole feels solid!

So the biggest improvement is for you to get confident with the take, I don't want to get the impression you're trying to 'catch up' constantly. So in other words keep practicing like you have done so far!

00:05 - percussive scratched notes could be more aggressive here, play it like you mean it!
00:17 - run could be cleaner
00:25 - there is room to improve bending accuracy here


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post Feb 17 2015, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 17 2015, 02:42 AM) *
Happy to help! smile.gif Chrome book eh? NO PROBLEM!! smile.gif CHECK THIS OUT!!!

http://soundation.com/studio

Entirely web based recording/mixing. GIve it a go smile.gif



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thx this is great. the only thing is i cant seem to record the guitar with my headphones plugged in and if i dont do that then backing track bleeds over into the guitar track.
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post Feb 17 2015, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (Vinman56 @ Feb 17 2015, 04:31 PM) *
thx this is great. the only thing is i cant seem to record the guitar with my headphones plugged in and if i dont do that then backing track bleeds over into the guitar track.


What happens when you plug in your headphones?
Do you get any sound (backing track) or the sound still comes out of the loudspeakers even though you have the headphones plugged in?


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post Feb 18 2015, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Feb 17 2015, 04:53 PM) *
What happens when you plug in your headphones?
Do you get any sound (backing track) or the sound still comes out of the loudspeakers even though you have the headphones plugged in?


no the backing track plays through the headphones. the mic doesnt seem to work when the headphones are plugged in for some reason. idk maybe im just doing something dumb lol
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post Feb 18 2015, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (Vinman56 @ Feb 18 2015, 12:22 AM) *
no the backing track plays through the headphones. the mic doesnt seem to work when the headphones are plugged in for some reason. idk maybe im just doing something dumb lol


Maybe try going to Settings>Recording Settings and see if the correct input is selected as "microphone" here: http://screencast.com/t/ljaBYY8PYT9j


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post Feb 18 2015, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 17 2015, 05:27 AM) *
Very cool Jim, the lick at 00:20 is approaching fusion-pro sounding (whatever that means ph34r.gif ).

As your chops get more fluid so should your sound, it's currently a bit harsh and does not match those fluid lines.

Some tips/brainstorming - you obviously need a certain amount of treble to cut through. However I suggest you be careful with the treble in the ~2K-9K region. And go for the "presence" region instead which is above that.

Also be a bit careful with reverb - too much of reverb that is different from the one Gab used for the backing, will make your sound clash with the backing.

I have pointed out some specifics below -but I don't really think any of the 'mistakes' are serious. I still think you should get more secure about the take as a whole. You have squeezed in a lot of different kind of neat ideas in there, we need to hear that you mean ' em all! A mistake here and there can be a good thing, provided the take as a whole feels solid!

So the biggest improvement is for you to get confident with the take, I don't want to get the impression you're trying to 'catch up' constantly. So in other words keep practicing like you have done so far!

00:05 - percussive scratched notes could be more aggressive here, play it like you mean it!
00:17 - run could be cleaner
00:25 - there is room to improve bending accuracy here


Hey Kris I'll keep working on this and try to make this take more believable. Thanks for your honesty.


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post Feb 18 2015, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 15 2015, 11:47 PM) *
Thanks Procyon. As usual I think your solo construction skills are great, and I really like how you develop this theme and intensify it until the end! The rhythm scratch stuff is soo cool! biggrin.gif

00:12 - end of run is a little off.

00:21 - fast run sounds a bit uneven

00:24 - pitch problem, or Kirk Hamm:ish vibrato . Not sure witch!

Tonewise I would probably want something a little warmer and less treblish. I think the current sound works ok for the scratchy/funky stuff but it makes the runs sound a little thin.


Thanks a lot, Kris! As usual I really like the way you give detailed feedback. I will try to improve these points (especially the witch! laugh.gif )
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post Feb 18 2015, 08:41 PM
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Hehe yes those two things sound kinda similar..! ph34r.gif


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post Feb 18 2015, 09:06 PM
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Attached File  Funk_it_with_backing.mp3 ( 1.26MB ) Number of downloads: 92


For Gabriel chat.

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post Feb 18 2015, 11:54 PM
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I was wondering if someone could post the Chord progression.......so I can learn the backing track along with trying to solo over it. My ear is still training and although I can 'fake' some of them, I still have trouble getting them done correctly.

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post Feb 19 2015, 02:06 AM
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When the little window pops up that lets you choose your mic input, make sure you pick the right OUTPUT as well smile.gif it should be set to HEADPHONE OUT if you are using headphones. IS that the setting your using?

QUOTE (Vinman56 @ Feb 17 2015, 11:31 AM) *
thx this is great. the only thing is i cant seem to record the guitar with my headphones plugged in and if i dont do that then backing track bleeds over into the guitar track.


Bingo!! smile.gif Well said Bogdan!! Did you get the software a try?

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Maybe try going to Settings>Recording Settings and see if the correct input is selected as "microphone" here: http://screencast.com/t/ljaBYY8PYT9j


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post Feb 19 2015, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (GeneT95 @ Feb 18 2015, 11:54 PM) *
I was wondering if someone could post the Chord progression.......so I can learn the backing track along with trying to solo over it. My ear is still training and although I can 'fake' some of them, I still have trouble getting them done correctly.


I think chords are mostly E7 and A7, you can see how Vinman played it here.

When jamming over this one I don't really think about the chords, it has floating feel and there is no real progression happening. Let's see what Gab says.

Here is my take over the extended backing track, I used pretty much all of the scales suggested.



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post Feb 19 2015, 09:11 PM
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blink.gif What what!! biggrin.gif You are like some kind of mad scientist with that thing man! A couple of times during that track I was reminded of this jam. maybe it was the tone, I don't know for sure. Good stuff man!



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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 19 2015, 07:33 PM) *
Here is my take over the extended backing track, I used pretty much all of the scales suggested.


holy crap! that was seriously amazing dude. that kinda blew me away ohmy.gif
Ive never seen / heard one of those guitars before, they sound great. Ive gotsta try one of those bad boys smile.gif


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Ok folks, sorry I'm so late coming into this one. Here's my first attempt. I couldn't think of anything for a long time, then, the backing somehow reminded me of a very basic piece I did called "Nora's Walk" (See this thread https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=704397 go to the picture of the scary lady for an explanation and to hear the track, the link is below the pic) laugh.gif

Any advice greatly appreciated. The silly note at the end, which is obviously a total mistake, makes me smile every time I hear it, I think of Tom and Jerry, Jerry is walking out of his mouse hole and spots Tom glaring at him, "eek" laugh.gif

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Thanks for this one, I'm really enjoying these collabs, no matter how bad I sound I enjoy them cool.gif

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Well, I started out with something that was more traditional proper Funk that has slowly evolved and is now crying out for some more Nuno styled lines, so that's where I'm now headed. Will have a sketch recorded over the weekend sometime!!
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post Feb 19 2015, 10:55 PM
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ya im not sure why but every time i merge the tracks on MTSR one of the tracks gets pushed ahead of the beat. sorry to be a pain about this i just cant figure it out
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Thanks Kristofer. I got it.
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