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#87020 - 10/02/10 09:53 PM [User Showcase] The Berg
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RickeG Offline
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Ok, here is another attempt at keeping my AOR format. This instrumental is my response to too many years of listening to Santana while Chester Thompson was in the band.

The cool thing about this track is that it was my first attempt at inserting drum fills from another songwriting software. It was largely because I don't know how to get BiaB to do a drum fill without the other instruments. If there are any BiaB gurus that can help me learn how to set up drum solos I would truly appreciate it.

The Berg

Cheers!
RickeG

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#87021 - 10/03/10 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Berg [Re: RickeG]
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AOR format?? (you lost me there)

I can't offer any tips for the drums, but what you did in this song seemed to work well!

And you certainly did a nice job of approximating the Santana sound

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#87022 - 10/03/10 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Berg [Re: Pat Marr]
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Great guitar and nice tune. I would cut the piano a bit, maybe even reduce the no. of notes on the piano if you can it seems to comptete with the guitar to me. JMO.
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#87023 - 10/03/10 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Berg [Re: edbulmer]
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Quote:

Great guitar and nice tune. I would cut the piano a bit, maybe even reduce the no. of notes on the piano if you can it seems to comptete with the guitar to me. JMO.




I agree with Ed about the piano.

You did a super job on the drums and you did a fantastic job with your axe! Good chops man!

Did you use Jammer for the drum fills? I use Groove Monkee's midi drum files to augment and/or replace BiaB drums in many of my songs. I also write some drum parts, mainly fills, in Sonar.

Another suggestion I could give would be to end with your guitar. It sounds very good in the song and I think it would be a better fit for the ending, IMHO.

Keep up the good work.
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#87024 - 10/04/10 10:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Berg [Re: Pat Marr]
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RickeG Offline
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Thanks guys for listening.
AOR is my response to the MOR (middle of the road) but mine is called, All Over the Road. I like a variety of genres and styles. One of the reasons I enjoy Biab so much is that it gives me a broad canvas of styles and solos to work with.

Yes, I thought about the piano being over the top. But, I was shooting for a busy sound in that part to compensate for the lack of percussive instruments available. And for the particular Santana style I was going for is where there is all this busyness in the song and the guitarist just hangs on a simple note or two. I really wish I had my rig to set up for feedback sustain. Hit a note.. catch the loop... and hang out a while. But, with an in-ear PC recording system I am sacrificing for compact.

Thanks!
RickeG

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