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#434654 - 10/22/17 09:28 AM [User Showcase] Cool Mahn
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I don't always use BIAB in my final tracks, so this, I believe, is only the second composition that I post here.

Part of the beauty of BIAB is the ability to try things that you might not ordinarily try. Like a reggae tune perhaps. Sometimes when I compose I like to think of doing a mash-up with a couple different artists that I like. In this case I was thinking a little bit along the lines of Steely Dan's "Haitian Divorce" and Brian May's stacked, harmonized guitar lines. So I previewed some reggae styles and ended up with this one, entered my chords and arrangement, and dragged tracks into Logic Pro. There I recorded the rhythm guitar and four lead guitar parts after speeding the tempo up from 75bpm to 80bpm.

Style: REGGAS2.STY: Slow Swing 16 Reggae 2
RealDrums: ReggaeTambo^1-a:Sidestick, Tambourine, b:Sidestick, Kick
Bass: Real 1157 Bass, Electric, ReggaeSlow Sw 075
Piano: Real 1160 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
Organ: Real 1159 Organ, B3, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075

https://soundcloud.com/ron-longtin/cool-mahn
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#434656 - 10/22/17 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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I must say I really liked the reggae style.

The guitar work sits nicely with the mix, overall a great job.
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#434659 - 10/22/17 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: VideoTrack]
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Thank you, VideoTrack!
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#434701 - 10/22/17 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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This is really well constructed. I can definitely here Brian May in the guitar work.
Very effective.
Rob

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#434726 - 10/22/17 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Loved the backtrack. Guitar is excellent. Loved the tone sounds so cool. Well done
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#434762 - 10/23/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Very nicely done, Ron.

Really nice listen. Tasty (and tasteful) guitar work. Well mixed.

fj
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#434777 - 10/23/17 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Rob4580]
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Thank you, Rob. I do enjoy working out harmonies. I have other tunes with 2 and 3 parts but this is the first time I've ever tried a 4-part guitar line.
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#434778 - 10/23/17 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Scott C]
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Thank you, Scott. The guitar tone is actually one of my favorites from Logic Pro X's stock amp plug-ins.
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#434779 - 10/23/17 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: floyd jane]
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Thank you so much, Floyd!
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#435330 - 10/26/17 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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I'm really digging the reggae style you used for this! For only being a second post in the showcase, it's pretty phenomenal! I know you said you don't always use BiaB, but when you do please share more with us!

Thanks for sharing!
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#436181 - 11/01/17 10:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Good stuff Ron!! Sweet guitar parts. I could hear the Haitian Divorce vibe. I'm a huge fan of The Dan (so sad about Walter). Really enjoyed this!! Take care. Greg

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#436489 - 11/03/17 07:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Thanks very much, Greg! And yes, sorry to see Walter leave us...but happy that Donald plans to continue performing.
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#436533 - 11/04/17 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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#436599 - 11/04/17 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Ron,
Really well done! I enjoyed the way you took the reggae beat and made it your own with those cool guitar parts.
Great use of BiaB with your intuition and guitar skills.
Robert

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#436608 - 11/04/17 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Robertkc]
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Thank you Robertkc, David, and Ember. Your kind comments are much appreciated!
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#436716 - 11/05/17 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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"Guitarist"...

Nicely shredded reggae motion goin' on, sir, with a laid-way-back, percolating rhythm that makes the Band-In-A-Box Real Tracks musicians sound as though they got tired of being trapped in the box and came out of it to jam with the real world!

Your rhythm guitar harmonization is mellow, exciting and inspiring all at the same time, ascending and descending like souls signalling each other as they search for the right vibrations to communicate through.

It's definitely "Cool Mahn"!

LOREN



Edited by bluage (11/05/17 04:22 PM)
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#436721 - 11/05/17 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Brian May takes a vacation in Jamaica! Great groove with some extremely well played guitar leads.

Two thumbs up.

Ps - Your final tracks do not have to contain BiaB parts IF the song was started in BiaB. Most all of my songs start in BiaB but many contain only a very little, if any, BiaB parts.
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#436842 - 11/06/17 03:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: bluage]
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Thank you, Loren. I enjoyed reading your poetic, lyrical comments as much as you seem to have enjoyed listening to my tune. Actually, I've enjoyed reading all of your comments on user showcase tunes.

As you are obviously a skilled wordsmith, I find it interesting that you would quote my user name and leave out the middle "t" which many people do. Being both an artist/illustrator and a musician I combined "guitar" and "artist" to make "guitartist." Hence the paint brushes in my picking hand in my profile pic.
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#436844 - 11/06/17 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: MarioD]
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Thank you so much, MarioD! Good to know about the use of BIAB tracks in the final production. Sometimes I go to BIAB for inspiration and/or for solos on instruments I don't play, and often I just start from the ground up inside Logic Pro. I LOVE both applications!
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#437282 - 11/09/17 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cool Mahn [Re: Guitartist]
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Dear "Guitartist":

Uh-oh, looks like I've been "BUSTED!" blush

Didn't notice my omission 'til you called it to my attention. Your profile pic is just as inventive and imaginative as I would expect from an artist/illustrator. I'm looking at it with "new eyes", now.

Being an artist and a musician puts you in great company, sir, as composers such as George Gershwin and "Duke" Ellington were talented painters, too.

Thanks for correcting my spelling of your "handle"!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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