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#448618 - 01/02/18 10:08 AM [User Showcase] "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger
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HERE WE ARE AGAIN

Just a little something mellow for the new year, which hopefully is melodic enough to not scare away members with "musical allergies" to certain genres wink

Fundamentals, per usual:

Style is M_JAZMID.STY

Style MIDI Instruments are : Fender Bass (34), Acoustic Piano (1),
MIDI SuperTracks in style: ~~1917:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 110
MIDI SuperTracks in style: ~~1896:Piano, Rhythm Jazz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~1210:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzBalladJohn Sw 110


I used PG's electric bass plugin rather than the default acoustic, a particularly good partner to the Mike LeDonne piano ST I used, for a bit of 'modern' flavour, rather than the default ST of the style. The added guitar is then just for a fill-out of the overall soundscape. Soloist guitar courtesy of Oliver Gannon.


And that's really all there is to this one - Enjoy! cool
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#448762 - 01/03/18 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Nice and mellow. Great performance.

I'm becoming more and more a fan of the midi capabilities and features of BIAB and your song is a great showcase. I thought the added guitar fit really well. Good job all around.

Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#448767 - 01/03/18 05:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
And that's a "mission accomplished" in my book any day right there cool

Thanks for the feedback.
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#448770 - 01/03/18 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Very cool! Cool as an igloo Icelander!!

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#448823 - 01/03/18 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Loved this. I did get a chuckle out of David’s comment Cool indeed
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#448834 - 01/03/18 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Well, Cool is my middle name - and that's Mister Cool to you, thank you very much! grin
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#449297 - 01/05/18 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Mellow is the right word, and there's nothing wrong with that!! Well put together and nicely mixed. Title just feels right! Nice job Eddie! Take care. Greg

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#449459 - 01/06/18 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Janice’s first comment was “carefree and happy.” She also said it reminded her of the Diana Krall “Live In Paris” group.

Excellent composition, arrangement and a crystal clear mix.

No allergies here.

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#449485 - 01/06/18 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Well put together and nicely mixed. Title just feels right! Nice job Eddie! Take care. Greg
Generous with the compliments as always, much obliged.
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#449486 - 01/06/18 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Janice & Bud]
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She also said it reminded her of the Diana Krall “Live In Paris” group.
Oh wow, there's a reference I so am not worthy of (I just adore Krall), but thank you for the listen blush
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#449520 - 01/06/18 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Real good 'un here Eddie. Vibes make a great lead instrument. More please
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#449535 - 01/06/18 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: furry]
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Real good 'un here Eddie. Vibes make a great lead instrument.
So glad to hear that, for I can't sing for sh*t! grin
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#449544 - 01/06/18 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
Originally Posted By: furry
Real good 'un here Eddie. Vibes make a great lead instrument.
So glad to hear that, for I can't sing for sh*t! grin




My voice is crap as well Eddie, I admire players who can play and sing too
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#449550 - 01/06/18 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Eddie Mister Cool Icelander this is excellent. Love those vibs! What VSTi did you use?

Super cool laid back song that you should be very proud off!

Excellent song - two thumbs up.
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#449581 - 01/06/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: MarioD]
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Excellent song - two thumbs up.
That's very generous, thanks for the feedback smile


Edited by Icelander (01/06/18 03:21 PM)
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#449823 - 01/07/18 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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I'm a big fan of this style and you've done an excellent job pulling it off.

much enjoyed!

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#449878 - 01/08/18 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Here we are again" - A melodic li'l swinger [Re: Icelander]
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Thanks, appreciate it smile
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