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#614273 - 09/08/20 11:11 PM [User Showcase] Above The Clouds
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Chris Dent Offline
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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.)



Edited by Chris Dent (09/08/20 11:23 PM)
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#614276 - 09/09/20 02:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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rayc Offline
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Nice Strat tones.
The cymbals give a "live" sound to the recording.
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#614341 - 09/09/20 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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Janice & Bud Offline
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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.

J&B

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#614447 - 09/10/20 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
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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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#614452 - 09/10/20 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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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.

Hans
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#614549 - 09/11/20 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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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!

Misha.

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#614610 - 09/11/20 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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Quite the beautiful sound. Very engaging, yet peaceful. Nice ride.

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#614617 - 09/11/20 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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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!

Robert

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#614675 - 09/12/20 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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olemon Offline
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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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#614755 - 09/12/20 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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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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#615170 - 09/15/20 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
Registered: 10/02/19
Posts: 175
Loc: Aberdeen, NC
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Registered: 10/02/19
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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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#615337 - 09/16/20 11:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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Posts: 241
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
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Great tone and nicely played, Chris. Enjoyed the flight.
Regards,
Leon

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#616220 - 09/23/20 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Above The Clouds [Re: Chris Dent]
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Loc: Illinois
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Nice!
Lowering my blood pressure for sure.
Well done.
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