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#484063 - 07/30/18 11:46 PM [User Showcase] Comfort Zone
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Comfort Zone


Just messing around with some of my favorite BIAB tracks and styles the past few days. It's all BIAB as far as performance. I just dropped in a few chords, picked a style and clicked "generate" and this is what I ended up with. Hope my "dilly-dallying" works for some of you. It's always fun when something halfway decent comes from the mix and match of BIAB buttons and whistles I played around with.

If you're wonderin', here's the mish-mash I'd stirred up with those cool BIAB whistles and bells this time. Hope it's listenable. Thanks in advance to any and all listeners.


*** Real Tracts - Comfort Zone ***

File:Comfort Zone.SGU
Key=C, Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:11

Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _CHICAMP.STY (Chicago Amplitube Guitar Soul)
StringsCustom Synth is PhatDoubler CompEQChFlStomp,AmCln2Amp,EQDelRack.tgs

RealTracks in style: 1398:Bass, Electric, Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 912:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothPoppy Ev16 090
RealTracks in style: 1403:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sWarmHeld Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 2816:Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothSoulSlowBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2952:Strings, Rhythm JazzBalladPads Sw 060
Loop in Song: Pop-Soul-RnB\R n B - sweet_75_a drums ev16.wav
RealDrums in Song: Soul70sPercEv16^5-a:BsyBss, b:RdBnBs



Edited by Al-David (07/31/18 12:06 AM)
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#484071 - 07/31/18 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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listenable? Very much indeed.... ...smooth.... Liked a lot....
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#484072 - 07/31/18 02:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds good to me, Alan! I've always been a fan of smooth jazz. Well done!

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#484081 - 07/31/18 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Really nice. Good title.

Well mixed.

I like when folks do things like this - styles that I don't do - which gives another look at what BIAB does well. Makes me want to write a song in this style - just to "have a little fun"... Thanks for showing this...

fj

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#484082 - 07/31/18 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Al,

I noticed you said this song was "sloe" on Soundcloud.

Is there any chance you had sloe gin on your mind, or in your glass when you did this?

Any...remote...chance...?

smile

Cool little piece.
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#484086 - 07/31/18 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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I enjoyed this smooth soulful comfort piece, BIAB never stops astonishing smile

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#484120 - 07/31/18 10:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Alan...one thing that your “noodling” with BIAB brought to mind...there is something in this style, a kind of smooth jazz, that just simply “works” and sounds enjoyable, interesting, etc. no matter what arrangement of (sensible) chord changes are set up..maybe it’s that melody isn’t quite so important in a lyric-less work like this. But selection of bells and whistles, in a skilled hand, generates something quite pleasant and rewarding to the ear...thanks for doing it!!

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#484124 - 07/31/18 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: EMG]
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Originally Posted By: EMG
listenable? Very much indeed.... ...smooth.... Liked a lot....


Ermar,

So glad you enjoyed your listen! Thanks for letting me know! best to you.

Alan
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#484125 - 07/31/18 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds good to me, Alan! I've always been a fan of smooth jazz. Well done!


Thanks so much Dave! I've always enjoyed Smooth Jazz. Lou Rawls hooked me on it when I was in my early teens. Thanks for the listen and very nice comments. Best to you.

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#484127 - 07/31/18 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

Really nice. Good title.

Well mixed.

I like when folks do things like this - styles that I don't do - which gives another look at what BIAB does well. Makes me want to write a song in this style - just to "have a little fun"... Thanks for showing this...

fj


Thank you very much, Floyd. I've always been a sucker for sweet chords and chord arrangements - even when I was playing 1-4-5 country songs in the 60s. I played country because I liked it and I made a very nice living doing so. But I'd go home after playing Buck owens, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, etc. and pull out a Lou Rawls or Stevie Wonder album and try to figure out the chords.

I'm completely self-taught and do not read notation appreciably. Just thousands of hours of practice. Chords and progressions come to me rather easily. In Smooth Jazz the chords that give it its unique sound include minor 11ths, major 6ths (can be replaced by a 6/9), minor 6ths with a flatted 5th and 7ths with a sharp 5th (augmented can be substituted). That's probably a lot more than you wanted to know, but thought I'd throw it in FWIW.

I'm glad you enjoy this style of music when I post it. I have quite a few of them I've not posted.

Many thanks for the kind words! best to you & yours.

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#484128 - 07/31/18 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Al,

I noticed you said this song was "sloe" on Soundcloud.

Is there any chance you had sloe gin on your mind, or in your glass when you did this?

Any...remote...chance...?

smile

Cool little piece.


Hello "Eagle-Eye Snyder"!

Actually, a sloe gin fizz would be pretty good right about now! yep - that's what i said. I tend to prefer the "softer" lady's drinks on those few occasions I drink hard liquor. A straight shot of C C with a Coke back works good, too! I don't drink a lot - a little here and there. I spent 50+ years on a bandstand and decided I didn't want to be "that guy" making an a$$ of himself on the dancefloor.

Actually, the reason for the misspell is two-fold: I spilled a Dr Pepper on my keyboard last week and my focal dystonia is progressing very rapidly. I can barely move the thumb on my left hand. Oh well, getting old comes with its little packages of surprises! I don't fret too much over it. God's given me many, many fabulous years with music and the chance to play behind some of the bigger names of country music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I'm satisfied with that.

Glad you liked it. Di said "Hi, David!" She has a Dr's appointment in less than an hour, so gotta scoot. Best to you & yours.

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#484215 - 08/01/18 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Very sweet one Alan!! Amazing what the boys in the box come up with.....a lot of songs I write begin by just fishing around through different bands. This is a treat indeed! Thanks for reposting my tune on your Soundcloud!! Take care. Greg

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#484249 - 08/01/18 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very sweet one Alan!! Amazing what the boys in the box come up with.....a lot of songs I write begin by just fishing around through different bands. This is a treat indeed! Thanks for reposting my tune on your Soundcloud!! Take care. Greg


Hi Greg,

Thanks a bunch. And yeah, those boys and girls can really create some amazing sounds. And the same goes for me - just listening to some of the boxed tracks inspire me to work with them to create something new and, hopefully, exciting.

My pleasure to repost your song - it's a true gem. Wishing you and yours the very best.

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#484285 - 08/01/18 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Hello, Alan

Well, it is just a comfort zone.
It is a very comfortable guitar solo with the comfortable chord progression.
It is very easy to listen.
Light strings are perfect for this sound.
I am very relaxed.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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#484295 - 08/01/18 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Alan

Well, it is just a comfort zone.
It is a very comfortable guitar solo with the comfortable chord progression.
It is very easy to listen.
Light strings are perfect for this sound.
I am very relaxed.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you, Shigeki!

BIAB can makes some real comfortable music just by picking a style and selecting instruments that complement one another. I'm delighted you enjoyed your listen - many thanks for the very nice comments!

Alan
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#484331 - 08/02/18 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Wonderful work, Alan smile Very calming, and easy on the ears. It is super smooth, and almost buttery in it's texture. I'm almost getting a Bob James vibe on this one. One this is for certain - this is definitely more than just "listenable."

Thanks for sharing!
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#484336 - 08/02/18 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Al-David]
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Very mellow.

This was an enjoyable listen. Nice work on the mix. And the guitar RT has such a perfect tone for this style.
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#484375 - 08/02/18 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Wonderful work, Alan smile Very calming, and easy on the ears. It is super smooth, and almost buttery in it's texture. I'm almost getting a Bob James vibe on this one. One this is for certain - this is definitely more than just "listenable."

Thanks for sharing!


Hi Deryk,

Thank you very much. I particularly enjoyed the "buttery" analogy. Glad it was an easy listen. Many thanks to you and the entire PG Music staff.

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#484376 - 08/02/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Comfort Zone [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Very mellow.

This was an enjoyable listen. Nice work on the mix. And the guitar RT has such a perfect tone for this style.


Hi Herb,

Glad it rests easy in your ears. I've always loved this style of music. I have a dozen or so if these I've not posted as I'm not sure how much the folks on the Forum want to hear this style. Anyway, I appreciate the very kind words. Thanks again.

Alan
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Al,

Enjoyed listening. Loved the photo of the dachshunds too.
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