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#248491 - 04/30/14 11:09 AM [User Showcase] New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue
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My new album was released today--Something Borrowed, Something Blue. There are ten songs, nine of which I wrote. Every track was arranged in BIAB, using the 2013 Mac version. I used RealTracks for bass, piano, and organ parts as well as RealDrums. On the song Sweet Marianne, I used a Dixieland RealStyle for the entire instrumental backing track: tuba, guitar, banjo, piano, and drums. For the rest of the songs I played acoustic and resonator guitars, and resonator mandolin. Dan Lippert played harmonica on all ten songs.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fredgrittnerdanlippert

Let me know what you think.

Fred Grittner
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#248501 - 04/30/14 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Fred,

It sounds really nice - what you can get from the snippets that cdbaby provides... they seem shorter than they used to be (or maybe it's just been a while since I've listen to any there...).

Good luck with it!

floyd

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#248504 - 04/30/14 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Congrats Fred. Hope you sell a million!

When's the CD release party?

BTW, I prefer Barbados rum. cool


Regards,


Bob

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#248507 - 04/30/14 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: 90 dB]
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To listen to full songs, you can check out my Bandcamp site:

http://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com/album/something-borrowed-something-blue

Thanks for the comments.
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#248508 - 04/30/14 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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No release party? frown


Coffee and Doughnuts.........anything?


Sheesh...... crazy

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#248524 - 05/01/14 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Hey Bob, we could hold our own release party - I'll tip my IPA pint glass at 8pm this evening to a well done very listenable CD and hopes for its success.
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#248525 - 05/01/14 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Fred,

Nice CD. Very "comfortable and relaxed" sounding all the way through..
Dan's harmonica helps give a real cohesive feel to the project.

Especially like "Point Zero Eight" and "Better One Down the Road".
And the instrumentation to "Sweet Marianne" - is "sweet"...

So when you were recording in the studio... what was the "reaction" to the backing tracks that you provided? And... did you present them as a mix or individual tracks? Just wondering what that process was like...

floyd

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#248541 - 05/01/14 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Thanks for listening and your comments.

When I bring in musicians, I have already moved the individual RealTracks and Drums into Logic and have used EQ, compression, and reverb to make them come alive. I set up a headphone mix for the singer or musician. I am pretty open about using BIAB and generally get positive feedback. Fifteen years ago, when BIAB was MIDI only, I sent a drummer a demo that used BIAB MIDI drums. He got back to me and said he was unsure if he could do better. When I told him I had used BIAB, his attitude changed. He became dismissive. In the end, I preferred the BIAB drum track!

I think RealTracks, when carefully selected and edited, can fool just about anybody. Sweet Marianne was unusual for me in that I used only RealTracks and Drums. I typically use only bass, drums, keyboards and the occasional fiddle, pedal steel, or banjo. Adding my own stringed instruments and soloists like Dan Lippert enhances the "real feel."

Fred
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#248667 - 05/03/14 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Congrats and good luck with this project.
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#248693 - 05/03/14 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
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Hi Fred
Congrats on a job very well done. It is interesting to hear what you have to say about taking the realtracks into the studio.

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