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#455688 - 02/04/18 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone
Al-David Offline
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Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone

How about a little psychedelic Guitar Rock? Silly title but I like it! Something a little different from me. I'm playing nothing - it's all BIAB real tracks, loops and effects. All the guitar effects are from BIAB plug-ins. No outside effects were imported. I started this last summer (2017) and finished it while Di was getting an MRI this past Friday (Feb 2, 2018) - finished it in the Dr's waiting room on my laptop. I put it into Audacity a couple of hours ago and here it is. And Brent Mason really came through for me! I'll have to pay him more next time.

I trimmed the highs on the drums and loops as much as I could without losing their dynamics. The ending could use a little more work.

It's loud - real loud!

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Beyond the Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone
File:Into The No Parking Zone.seg.SGU
Key=Cm Transpose to C#m, Tempo 140, Length (m:s)=3:03
4 bar intro, 100 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 104. Repeat x1 chorus

Style is _TRICAMP.STY (Tricky Spy Funk w Amplitube Bass)

BassCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
MelodyCustom Synth is Psych 1.tgs
SoloistCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in song: 1692:Bass, Electric, CountryDrivin8thsTriads Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: 1771:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinMuted Ev16 130
Loop in Song: House-Techno-Trance\House - bliss_128_percussion_e_minor ev16.wav
RealTracks in song: 1720:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
Loop in Song: PercussionFX\Titanium web - hard.wav
RealDrums in Song: FunkRock^01-a:Closed Hat, b:Open Hat

I can't remember which Loops I used for the intro and outro. I closed the file before saving it - DUH! But both are BIAB loops. When I go back and find them, will post them.


Edited by Al-David (02/04/18 09:52 PM)
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#455699 - 02/05/18 02:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Really excellent sound. Excellent groove.

It sounds like a superb backing track. It doesn't really have a melody you can latch on to but it's got a great feel and vibe anyway. I really enjoyed this.

Peace,

Ian
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#455716 - 02/05/18 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Great Al.

Love this style.

I am going to use this one.

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#455734 - 02/05/18 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Wow - this is unreal! It reminds me of certain psychedelic rock groups from the late 60's and early 70's. I love the rhythm here too. It fits perfectly with the swarm of distorted guitars. It has a ton of power behind, and the groove is fantastic. It isn't too often you hear something this different sounding created in Band-in-a-Box.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#455750 - 02/05/18 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Super cool, Alan!

I think I heard Carlos playing in there somewhere.

Excellent listening. Super mix. (Drums sound good - bass, too)

(I like your title).

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#455767 - 02/05/18 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Ian Ferrin]
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Originally Posted By: Ian Ferrin
Really excellent sound. Excellent groove.

It sounds like a superb backing track. It doesn't really have a melody you can latch on to but it's got a great feel and vibe anyway. I really enjoyed this.

Peace,

Ian



Hi Ian,

Thanks so much for those very kind words. And yeah - the melody is pretty much "loose". But, the chord pattern is consistent throughout. I know that "mellow" is a very unlikely description for this, but that's the feeling I got as I listened after I recorded it - "aggressive mellowness", maybe?! Thanks again.

Alan
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#455768 - 02/05/18 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Ian Ferrin]
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Originally Posted By: Ian Ferrin
Really excellent sound. Excellent groove.

It sounds like a superb backing track. It doesn't really have a melody you can latch on to but it's got a great feel and vibe anyway. I really enjoyed this.

Peace,

Ian



David,

Glad you liked this "freaky" bit of music creation. I started it on a whim - no particular reason. And yep - go ahead and "use it". Thanks again!

Alan
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#455770 - 02/05/18 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - this is unreal! It reminds me of certain psychedelic rock groups from the late 60's and early 70's. I love the rhythm here too. It fits perfectly with the swarm of distorted guitars. It has a ton of power behind, and the groove is fantastic. It isn't too often you hear something this different sounding created in Band-in-a-Box.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile



Deryk,

Thanks so much! I'm more than delighted you liked this. I don't think I've heard a similar BIAB song, either. Mixing this was a real challenge as it's a bit busy. But i guess it came out okay for the most part.

Thanks again.

Alan
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#455772 - 02/05/18 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Super cool, Alan!

I think I heard Carlos playing in there somewhere.

Excellent listening. Super mix. (Drums sound good - bass, too)

(I like your title).

fj



Hi Floyd,

I was curious what your thoughts would be. I'm thrilled with your review! I really worked hard on the mix with this one. As I mentioned to Deryk, it's a little busy and it was no easy task keeping everything in, more or less, in it's place. i do wish I'd accented the drum fills a little more than I did.

It was a real trick to get the congas placed in the mix as just a small bit of adjustment either way (louder or softer) and they either nearly disappeared or almost took over.

Thank you for the kind comments.

Alan
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#455779 - 02/05/18 10:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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YESS!
What a great production. Really cool. Pro use of BiaB-tracks. And your work on making Brent Mason sound like… well, Santana… or maybe BRENT MASON ;-)
What a ride!!!


Edited by molsenhouse (02/05/18 10:06 AM)
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#455792 - 02/05/18 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Hell yeah, exposed...the trippy side of Al!

I kept waiting for that SoundCloud photo to start moving.

Nice piece of work here indeed. I lived through (survived?) that era but I wouldn't have a clue as to how to put this together...even having seen many of the classic psychedelic groups live and listened to a fair amount of the music.

This oughta be a good one for the music libraries.

Cool man!!

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#455793 - 02/05/18 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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This is very interesting piece, very unique and original sounding atmosphere. Good be a nice one for a chase scene in a movie, even the guitar sounds bit like a fast driving car smile Great mix and arrangement.

Janne

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#455825 - 02/05/18 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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FLASHBACK to those great jamming days of the late 60s. I loved the music from that era and this captures it perfectly!

Carlos and his boys are having a smoking good time! (take that any way you want)

Excellent demo of what BiaB can do.
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#455852 - 02/05/18 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Al,
Frenetic in a totally relaxing kind of way - you have channelled jams from some great guitarists there. Nice mix, the percussion really keeps this flying.
I like half the title!

Robert

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#455868 - 02/05/18 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beyond The Ozone - Into The No Parking Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Alan, you inspire me a lot! You are the type musician I could hang out with! This had me thinking Sugarloaf! Very hypnotic and mesmerizing piece! Thanks for keeping the music flowing Alan! Torrey

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