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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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Registered: 06/19/17
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Loc: Victoria, BC
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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Sweet!
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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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