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#553186 - 09/06/19 05:42 AM [User Showcase] Midnight Romp (instrumental)
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Midnight Romp


This is a remix of an instrumental I did around 10 years ago. I never did anything with it because I wasn't happy with the guitar sound I had, and back then I wasn't using amp sims so difficult to change after the fact without re-recording the entire part which is something I don't like to do do.

But! I have better tools now than I did then so was able to get the guitar part sounding better.

Spoken word and Sax is from Andy Wigzell, someone I knew from another music website that I used to belong to.

For the remix I replaced the BIAB drums with EZDrummer2.

Realtrack Bass: 2285
Realtrack Rhythm guitar: 1102

I used CLA Unplugged on the lead Guitar and Sax (also Blue Cat's Re-Guitar plugin on the guitar), and Neutron 2 on the Bass and Drums.

Mixed with Reaper, mastered with Ozone8.

Song is also up on SoundCloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/midnight-romp-instrumental

All comments appreciated!

EDIT: Doubled the rhythm guitar and panned right during the Sax solo as per an excellent suggestion from floyd.

Photo of the sax player is from Victor Freitas at Pexels.com


Edited by BlueAttitude (09/07/19 04:57 AM)
Edit Reason: added photo credit

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#553195 - 09/06/19 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental with live Sax and Guitar) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Wow - nice work! Love the groove on this, and the upbeat vibes. I can imagine it filling a dancefloor in seconds flat. All the instruments play off one another perfectly, and it really makes for an engaging listen.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#553238 - 09/06/19 10:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental with live Sax and Guitar) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Andy...

Nice!

A terrific listen. Y'all both did an excellent job on your respective parts.

Well played, good balance of back-and-forth. A good mix. The sax has a great sound. So does the guitar (I think!). During the sax solo from 1:23- 1:50(ish) doubling those gentle hits with another on the right side would be nice for some "balance" there... Ah, Andy's "vocals" are cool, too..

Super instrumental.

fj

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#553268 - 09/06/19 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental with live Sax and Guitar) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The spoken word adds a really cool effect to this song. I definitely think it suits the song.


Edited by Ember - PG Music (09/06/19 02:01 PM)
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#553276 - 09/06/19 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave

That was certainly worth the effort. Sounds excellent to me. Some wonderful playing by both of you,and the guitar sounds lovely. Some serious back and forth and the whole song is infectious.

Top notch.

Peter

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#553311 - 09/06/19 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave,

Love this! It sounds like you guys were transported back to 1948 - an awesome sound!

Great mix and tremendous playing...

Bob

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#553329 - 09/06/19 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Andy,
That was super cool! Instrumentals are a killer! I wish there would be more spoken word elements in random, unexpected places smile
Very nice resurrection! Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#553364 - 09/07/19 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Big Fun! I'm not the "tone expert", but the licks were fluid and purposeful. Really enjoyed the back-and-forth between guitar and sax. He can sure play, and his spoken intro set this for me. Much enjoyed.
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#553399 - 09/07/19 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very cool tune Dave. Guitar was just awesome. Sax and guitar playing back and forth to each other was just awesome. Well done.

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#553462 - 09/07/19 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Professional sounding production. The bits of spoken vocal worked well - wished for more. Enjoyed the listen.

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#553478 - 09/07/19 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!!!

Wow!

Two guys that know their stuff having fun and we are all the better for it!

Cookin'!

As they say in S Georgia...stronger than a garlic milkshake!

Love every thing about it.

J&B
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#553497 - 09/07/19 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Transported back to a bluesy 50s sound,big dance band …big hall...big event big playing...big production....big well That's some brilliant playing and sound I rest my case .

Loved it !!.
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#553531 - 09/07/19 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

That is a true brilliant piece of music! I was sitting here, sipping on a glass of red wine and accidentally pushed the glass out of pure excitement while listening to your tune. What a mess I made on the table... but listening to your music while cleaning made life much better for me!

Thanks for sharing that gem from the past!
Will

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#553550 - 09/07/19 07:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Goodness gracious! Fun tune! smile
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#553558 - 09/07/19 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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That's swinging cool.
Nice work - love the parpping.
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#553584 - 09/08/19 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental with live Sax and Guitar) [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - nice work! Love the groove on this, and the upbeat vibes. I can imagine it filling a dancefloor in seconds flat. All the instruments play off one another perfectly, and it really makes for an engaging listen.

Thanks for sharing smile


Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The spoken word adds a really cool effect to this song. I definitely think it suits the song.


Thanks, guys!

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#553585 - 09/08/19 02:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental with live Sax and Guitar) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Andy...

Nice!

A terrific listen. Y'all both did an excellent job on your respective parts.

Well played, good balance of back-and-forth. A good mix. The sax has a great sound. So does the guitar (I think!). During the sax solo from 1:23- 1:50(ish) doubling those gentle hits with another on the right side would be nice for some "balance" there... Ah, Andy's "vocals" are cool, too..

Super instrumental.

fj


Hi floyd,

Re: the guitar; I downloaded the demo of this new plugin from Blue Cat that is supposed to model one type of guitar to make it sound like another, tele to gibson, gibson to acoustic, etc.
Mostly I think it is doing some complicated EQ changes and adding some harmonics. It is designed to be used on a guitar signal that has been recorded direct but I thought I would try it on the guitar part for this song, which was a strat recorded through a Line6 PODxt. It never sounded "right" for the song, too bright and harsh. But the blue cat plugin really smoothed things out and made it sound more jazz guitar like IMHO.

Thanks for the suggestion about adding the other rhythm guitar panned right during the sax solo, worked a treat smile

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#553586 - 09/08/19 02:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave

That was certainly worth the effort. Sounds excellent to me. Some wonderful playing by both of you,and the guitar sounds lovely. Some serious back and forth and the whole song is infectious.

Top notch.

Peter


Thanks Peter!

I have a bunch more that I did back in the day that I might bring back to life. Christiane is on vacation for a month, so I need something to keep me busy!

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#553590 - 09/08/19 03:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dave,

Love this! It sounds like you guys were transported back to 1948 - an awesome sound!

Great mix and tremendous playing...

Bob


Hey Bob,

My dad was really into big band music and swing, and I heard lots of it growing up. Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller .... I love all those guys.

Thanks, I'm happy you liked this one!

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#553612 - 09/08/19 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Midnight Romp (instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Sounds good to me, Dave!

Great synergy between sax and guitar riffs. Masterful grooves with an upbeat fervor that gives the tune a timeless feel.
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