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#248543 - 05/01/14 02:07 PM [User Showcase] Guitars duel
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Hi fellows, here's another tune I just finished. Hope you like it.
Dialoge

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Style is _JAZZBOP.STY (BeBopTrio, Ac.Bass & Pno(190 RS))
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Addictive Keys
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded, Kontakt 5
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded,Kontakt 5
SoloistCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic Piano (1),
RealTracks in style: ~~768:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 110
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2071:Piano, Rhythm ModernJazzBallad Sw 060
RealTracks in song: ~~1086:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzSwing Sw 110
RealDrums in Song: JazzSwingLewis^04-a:Brushes Swirl, Busy Snare , b:Ride and Hihat
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#248596 - 05/02/14 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi, Mike !:))


I dig your jazzy tunes
and this is no exception !:))
Mellow and sweet, just the way
I want it served !:))

Cheers
Dani

PS Is there a big secret
behind the pseudonyme
Cuban Pete ? (This might be too personal
a question, in that case skip the answer)(chuckle) !!

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#248598 - 05/02/14 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Mike,

great tune. Well produced.
I wonder how you get the harmony to the guitar.
And where is the percussion from?
A great listen. (Actually several).

Guenter
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#248603 - 05/02/14 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: boehm]
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Hi Mike
Interesting unisons, nice tempo, good listen. Thanks for sharing.
Trevor
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#248606 - 05/02/14 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: dani48]
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Hi guys, thanks for the time to listen.
Dany; I'm not sure if you remember a popular tv show back in the days by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Desi was actually a Cuban musician before he went on to tv and his stage name was Cuban Pete, so, being Cuban myself I adopted the name for this forum, no secret really.
Guenter; on the harmonies it depends, sometimes I double the melody and modify one of them. The percussion, in this case two conga drums, is from EZDrummer Latin percussion pack, which I add when mixing in my daw.
There you have it. Thanks you all for listening.

Mike B.
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#248607 - 05/02/14 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Mike,

do you use Melodyne for modifying or do you generate a midi RealChart and change that?

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#248626 - 05/02/14 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike, Great listen. You get a really big sound with your mixes. I liked this one a lot. Keep up the good work. Tom

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#248637 - 05/02/14 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: tommyad]
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Thanks Tom, appreciate your comment, Im glad you liked it. Guenter, no Melodyne here, modified midi, and or soloist with a 100% fill around melody. Not always work as desired but sometimes produces an interesting result.

Mike B.
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#248658 - 05/03/14 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Very nice mellow sound. Very relaxing. I remember Ricky Ricardo and Lucy. One of my favorite shows growing up. I remember in the early 70's I toured Universal Studios in LA and the had Lucy's dressing room as part of the tour. Lots of pictures of the show on the walls..
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#248844 - 05/05/14 09:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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From another guy of the Ricky Ricardo generation...man, this is very cool. The guitars working together are wonderful and they are supported by a great mix. Enjoyed it!
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#248859 - 05/05/14 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Nice, Mike. Towards the end, I was feeling that the duet was a little over-done - some trading off might have given a bit of a break...

Very good mix.

floyd

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#248912 - 05/05/14 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike,

Love it when the Latin Perc comes in. Classy harmonies, intelligent soloing, very realistic guitar sounds. A lot of effort must have gone into creating those long harmony lines. Impressive, man.

Dean

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#248938 - 05/05/14 08:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: floyd jane]
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Thank you much guys, yes Floyd, you are probably right, I might work on that later. I'm working on a couple of more songs in the same line.
Dean, thanks for your kind words.

Regards


Edited by cubanpete (05/05/14 08:46 PM)
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#248946 - 05/06/14 01:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Really fine stuff! The harmonies are very different, very engaging. Always enjoy listening to what you're doing. Take care. Greg

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#248956 - 05/06/14 03:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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Originally Posted By: cubanpete
Thanks Tom, appreciate your comment, Im glad you liked it. Guenter, no Melodyne here, modified midi, and or soloist with a 100% fill around melody. Not always work as desired but sometimes produces an interesting result.

Mike B.


Haven't got the first clue what you're talking about there , but nice song and the guitars work well together.
Enjoyed that.

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#249217 - 05/08/14 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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There are a number of folks here, you being among them, who amaze me with their arrangements, as you did on this. Good title:)

I really liked the stand-up bass...the entire mix for that matter.
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#264230 - 10/02/14 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Guitars duel [Re: cubanpete]
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If you'd said that was a real guitar, I would've believed it, impressive stuff!
And that bongo (while perhaps a tad too strong?) was just the icing on the cake for me smile
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