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#230008 - 12/21/13 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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This was a link to one of my wife's songs. I just posted it as a separate thread. Duh!!!!


Edited by Al-David (12/21/13 06:29 PM)
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#230011 - 12/21/13 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Very nice. The mix sounds great on my KRK's and the guitar work is stellar.

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#230034 - 12/21/13 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Welcome again Al!

Love everything about this track especially your guitar playing. But I must ad, and not that is will not stand on it's own, but this great melody is "crying" for a lyric.

Merry Christmas,
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#230056 - 12/21/13 07:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Janice & Bud...

Thanks a bunch! We just went over and listened to "Nothing At All"...what a terrific listen that was. nice stuff! Merry Christmas from both of us...

Al & Di
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#230057 - 12/21/13 07:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Danny,

We appreciate those kind words about the song. And yes, we've been told the same thing on a couple of other places we have posted this. If we don't come up with something lyrically, we're open to a collab! Thanks again...

Al & Di
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#230058 - 12/21/13 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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G'Day Noel,

We just listened to "Never Again". That's a great song. I (Al) like to play that style of Smooth Jazz. loved our listen! Best to ya...

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#230059 - 12/21/13 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Don,

We just listened to "Joanne's Smile" and "A 50's Stroll". both a super tunes! love the tone of your guitar! That was some mighty fine listening...thanks!

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#230063 - 12/21/13 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Al here. Here is the info on the BIAB trax and my equipment settings:

MIDI 39/1 Synth Bass (warm)
MIDI Rhodes Electric Piano (5)
MIDI 54/1 Humming,
MIDI Drums Standard Drum Kit (1)
RealTracks Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealTracks Sax, Alto, Soloist JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110

I am playing an Ibanez ARZ 400 Guitar thru a Peavey Nashville 112 Amp.

The distortion pedal is an el cheapo I bought locally for $39.00 - brand name is "Fab" but no model designation.

I am playing on the bridge P/U, tone about 75% treble and volume about 60% (the pickups are very hot)

The amp is set as follows:

Pre-Gain: 4
Low (Bass): +3
Mid: +6
Shift: 350
High (Treble) +4
Presence: +6
Master Reverb: 4 1/2
Master Gain: 5

The distortion pedal is set as follows (There are no numbers on the setting so I am indicating the percentage effect for each of the 3 settings:

Level: 50%
Tone: 75%
Distortion: 40%

Those setting may not be exact but are real close...it's been well over a year!

Hope that helps anyone who might be interested. And thanks again to everyone for your interests in our music.

Al & Di


Edited by Al-David (12/21/13 08:37 PM)
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#230128 - 12/22/13 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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Nice work Al, anything that smacks of Sade does it for me, I simply love those grooves. ('Smooth Operator' is the first song in my band's first set.)

Your guitar work is just right and fits beautifully. A smooth production all round, very enjoyable. Please come again and bring more musical gifts like this!
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#230214 - 12/22/13 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Skyline]
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John,


Thanks a bunch! And yes, my wife loves to swing "Smooth Operator". We have a cut of it somewhere but we're not using BIAB trax so I doubt it's appropriate to post a link to it here. I believe this forum is only for links to songs containing at least a few BIAB trax.

We certainly appreciate your kind words. love your screen name, too!

Merry Christmas!

Al & Di
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#230215 - 12/22/13 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: M-J Mode [Re: Al-David]
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We're doing our best to get over to hear everyone who has commented. It might take a short while with the holidays at hand. But we will eventually get to everyone...we promise!

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Al & Di
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