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#560322 - 10/22/19 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Haunts - Updated
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Here is a new instrumental. Took the title of the song from the original style I started with. Replaced most of the real tracks as the song progressed.

Haunts

Here is the band.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: HAUNTS

RT675 B3 Organ
RT2482-Bass
RT3278 Vocal Mmms
RT2457 Strings
RT3267 Cello
Real Guitar 854 12 String
Real Drums RockEven8

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Guitars Gibson ES335 for first verse. Gretsch Penguin for the second and third verse.
Amp was a Marshall 1974x

Effects were processed through two Eventide H9's


Edited by Scott C (10/23/19 09:46 AM)

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#560323 - 10/22/19 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,
Really nice playing but the 1st minute and a half had the backing at almost buried level with the snares slap being the most prominent element after the solo guitar.
I reckon the solo playing would benefit from a more snug fitting backing level.
In terms of the song the guitar is alive and the backing is a ghostly visitation.
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#560338 - 10/22/19 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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This is a really lovely instrumental. I especially love the cello. Thanks for sharing!
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#560361 - 10/23/19 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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'Scott C'...

Where do you find the inspiration for your instrumental productions??? I feel that you are on some kind of mission to see how deep you can get into your soul. Every time I listen to your compositions, I hear less and less instrumentation, and what there is of it, is arranged in such a quiet way that it's like the other side of your song, but in another dimension.

Haunts doesn't suggest spooks, goblins, skeletons, or bats, but it does evoke spirits that desire to break through the veil that separates us from them, to reassure us that there is, indeed, a 'peaceable kingdom', somewhere...

There's more to music than sounds.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')
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#560366 - 10/23/19 02:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Nice instrumental, Scott! I always like your tone and note choices.

I think Ray might be right about the bed being too low in the mix, would be worth trying to bring that up and see how the track sounds; very hard to hear some of the elements you mention. And that would enhance the guitar because it would be playing off something.

Cool little lick at the end with your whammy pedal!

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#560387 - 10/23/19 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Nicely done, Scott - I found it flowed really nicely, and the cello was a great touch. Makes for a unique and engaging listen.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#560392 - 10/23/19 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Hi Scott,

I hadn't heard from you for a while. Than, this morning SC warned me, Scott has a new song! I listened to it first thing this morning! Well, morning... I mean 3 o'clock. I couldn't sleep, probably thinking of your absence.

As always, your soloplaying is swell and this melody is very nice, a bit dreamy (could be the time of day I listened). But as Ray stated, your backing band is too soft compared with your sologuitar. Give their volume a push (upwards!) then all will fit well. Unless you did it on purpose, therefore you called it Haunted, didn't you?

Nice day,
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#560397 - 10/23/19 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,

Really like your tone and effects and playing in this. Might be my favorite of yours. Cool stuff...

(I agree with Ray and Dave about the backing levels.)

Really enjoyed your haunting melody... Cool ending...


fj

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#560487 - 10/23/19 07:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Scott,
Really nice playing but the 1st minute and a half had the backing at almost buried level with the snares slap being the most prominent element after the solo guitar.
I reckon the solo playing would benefit from a more snug fitting backing level.
In terms of the song the guitar is alive and the backing is a ghostly visitation.


Thanks Ray for checking out the song. Thanks for the feedback on the mix. I have a new pair of hearing aids and I am totally lost with the backtrack solo volumes. I mix first with the headphones then try and adjust with the monitors after. I have bumped up the volume of the backtrack. Funny when I compared the original wav to the Soundcloud playback it is totally different.

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#560510 - 10/24/19 01:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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NOW the true coolness of it comes across - fabulous.
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#560549 - 10/24/19 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This is a really lovely instrumental. I especially love the cello. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Ember Glad you liked the song.

Originally Posted By: bluage
'Scott C'...

Where do you find the inspiration for your instrumental productions??? I feel that you are on some kind of mission to see how deep you can get into your soul. Every time I listen to your compositions, I hear less and less instrumentation, and what there is of it, is arranged in such a quiet way that it's like the other side of your song, but in another dimension.

Haunts doesn't suggest spooks, goblins, skeletons, or bats, but it does evoke spirits that desire to break through the veil that separates us from them, to reassure us that there is, indeed, a 'peaceable kingdom', somewhere...

There's more to music than sounds.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


Loren thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Definitely brought a smile to my face. Glad you liked the song.


Edited by Scott C (10/24/19 06:56 AM)

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#560566 - 10/24/19 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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Sounds great Scott!
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#560582 - 10/24/19 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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Nice playing and nice arrangement, guess I'm hearing the fixed version.

Again sounds just right on my go to Devices.

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#560617 - 10/24/19 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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Scott

Very nice indeed. Some tasty melodic playing and excellent tone and nice use of effects.
Also liked the whammy ending.

Peter

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#560637 - 10/24/19 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,
Very nice track! Your guitar works extremely well with orchestra strings. The only thing I would like to hear backing track a little louder, especially drums.
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#560758 - 10/25/19 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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Man, what a great idea to use the strings.
They are perfect for supporting the melody.

Your guitar playing is sublime and the
tone couldn't be better for the for this piece.

...so easy to get lost in it.

Excellent!

J&B

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#560978 - 10/27/19 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice instrumental, Scott! I always like your tone and note choices.

I think Ray might be right about the bed being too low in the mix, would be worth trying to bring that up and see how the track sounds; very hard to hear some of the elements you mention. And that would enhance the guitar because it would be playing off something.

Cool little lick at the end with your whammy pedal!


Thanks Dave for checking out the song I bumped up the backtrack a bit. Glad you liked the song..

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#560979 - 10/27/19 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nicely done, Scott - I found it flowed really nicely, and the cello was a great touch. Makes for a unique and engaging listen.

Thanks for sharing smile


Thanks Derek for checking out the song. Glad you liked it..

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Scott,

I hadn't heard from you for a while. Than, this morning SC warned me, Scott has a new song! I listened to it first thing this morning! Well, morning... I mean 3 o'clock. I couldn't sleep, probably thinking of your absence.

As always, your solo playing is swell and this melody is very nice, a bit dreamy (could be the time of day I listened). But as Ray stated, your backing band is too soft compared with your solo guitar. Give their volume a push (upwards!) then all will fit well. Unless you did it on purpose, therefore you called it Haunted, didn't you?

Nice day,
Hans


Thanks Hans for checking out the song. Yes I agree the backing track was to far back in the mix. I have new hearing aids that were working a bit to good. Glad you liked the song.

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#561006 - 10/27/19 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts [Re: Scott C]
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Scott,
Lots of emotion in your playing- especially when the tone changes.
This is one to drift away on- loved it!

Robert

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#561015 - 10/27/19 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Haunts - Updated [Re: Scott C]
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hi scott I do like your style and choice of notes and medley as said backing tracks up a bit that said I enjoy your work always eric
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