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Hi, here's a new one from me.

I started with 'Float 1' midi style and downloaded the song demo for that style which is called 'Clouds' (hence the song title). I really liked the chord changes etc so just used 'Clouds' as it was without any edit.

Shifted all the midi files into Logic and chose different instruments* for each file. Used the real drum track as is. So, not much work to get the backing track down.

All I did then was set my trusty Stratocaster into cruise mode and flew over the 'Clouds' - ha ha. Tried to keep it minimalist to suit the style...

A bit of mixing and mastering and some very slight midi tweakage...

Hope you enjoy the flight...

https://soundcloud.com/user-663569023/above-the-clouds

(* If anyone is interested the instruments are: Ample Upright Bass, Ample Acoustic Guitar, Pianoteq piano, Sampleson Glassy EP, KV331 Synthmaster 2.9 . I am playing my Strat through Amplitube.)


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Nice Strat tones.
The cymbals give a "live" sound to the recording.


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A nice flight indeed!

Wish I had me a cruise mode like that for my guitar smile

We love the ambience of this ... very cinematic in feel but engaging
from the get go.

Excellent chops and tone!

Enjoyed it.

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Good job of "using" what BIAB was serving up, then making it excellent!
Loved the kind of "free-form" synth/pad/string intro bars!
Your sparse guitar phrases were perfect for the style, along with the simple/basic bass.
Enjoyed it!

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Hi Chris,

A nice song, with a melody that -to me- screams for a vocal in it. Beautiful sphere you created with it.
The mixing of the instruments you did very good. There was one tiny thing in the middle of the song when the high keys of the piano entered. A bit too loud. But immediatly after that it sounded ok again (or you played other keys afther that...).
It was nice and relaxing listening to this song.

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Chris,
A very fun guitar improvisation. Nice playing! Peaceful tune + done very well. Very clear mix. Listens well. Thank you for sharing!

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Quite the beautiful sound. Very engaging, yet peaceful. Nice ride.

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Chris,
The title says it well- a very good soaring ride this, the gentle backing a good base for your lovely guitar flight.
Very enjoyable music!

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Totally pleasing and tranquil.

Obviously you are a very skilled guitarist and have an ear for music production.

Take care.

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Really liked the way everything fit so well in this, so organic, not an awkward musical moment. Guitar playing was perfect for the context. Congratulations!


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Hi Chris,

This is a really soothing and well played track. It reminded me of the song "Sentimental Lady" written by Bob Welch. Wow, but in kind of a whisper...
Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it.

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Great tone and nicely played, Chris. Enjoyed the flight.
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Nice!
Lowering my blood pressure for sure.
Well done.

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Hi Chris
Im overwhelmed by your creations on SoundCloud.
Is anything of this PG sound, or possible as midi vst in Realband?
Ample Upright Bass, Ample Acoustic Guitar, Pianoteq piano, Sampleson Glassy EP, KV331 Synthmaster

Is it presets or do you play it on piano?

Oh, sorry, I read your first post again where you explain so much wink
Now I compared the original with your new creation.
Way to go! Now I haw a path to workaround. Thanks for sharing ,Chris!


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Floating above these Clouds is such a peaceful feeling. What a wonderful "minimalistic" approach, Chris. Outstanding tone and taste.


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Nice. Great playing on the guitar... and a good tone.


I've got a song with the same name. Also done with BB. On my website.... my Music... song #52

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Chris this is absolutely outstanding. Great chops man. Love that guitar tone. If I may ask what Amplitube amp and effects did you use?

You mix is spot on.

A very peaceful masterpiece.


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