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A Definite Maybe



A Smooth Jazz guitar instrumental I threw together a few days ago as Di was napping. A fairly simple arrangement with just the necessary, basic tracks. I kept it pretty simple. I tried to EQ the lead guitar track to get a Mark Knopfler sound, according to my old ears ... not necessarily a Dire Straits overall sound ... just MK on the lead. I got it as close as I could.

This is another pretty quick project ... maybe 6 hours total, so it probably has a few warts that need to be exposed and remedied.

There are some artifacts in the lead guitar track, particularly at 0:19 and 2:18. They appear to be indigenous to the track as every time I rerecorded it, they were still there. Not much I can do about that, I guess.

Thanks in advance for your listen and any comments/suggestions you might care to leave for me.

Hoping everyone stays safe and well. Take care.

Alan




File:A Definite Maybe.SGU

Key=C, Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=3:28


Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,

Style is _RIESLNG.STY (Riesling Med Jazz Pop Gtr Solo)

RealTracks in style: 3122:Bass, Acoustic, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1772:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: ~509:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 3200:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RnBPopBrent Ev 110
Loop in Song: Drums\SmoothJazzPoppy^1-XStHiHt,SnRide
RealDrums [in style:BossaLewis^03-a:Brushes HiHat , b:SideStick Ride

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Cool!
Damn good on the Knopfler sound.

Good nap music wink

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Alan,

Very smooth production and nice work getting the Knopfler vibe going. Definitely has his touch. Well done!

All my best,

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Alan,

ANOTHER great instrumental. Has all the elements that it needs. An excellent listen.

A good Knopfler sound without sounding TOO much like him. A good balance, I think. The "Dire lead" RT that comes with BIAB always sounds TOO much like Mark (I think) - which makes it hard to use - it is SUCH a unique identifiable sound (tone and style).

Terrific.

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Sounds good. Nice arrangement.


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Dear Alan,

well, if that is wahat's gonna happen when Di takes a nap, I can only wish her many many hours of the most sweet dreams. So cool, so great to listen to ...

No matter what you're coming up with: Your songs are aöways 'round' - everything in place, everything combined so tastefully.

Loved the tone of the guitar - think that was the right choice.

Had to smile when I read 'RIESLING.STY - you know that Gross-Umstadt, the small town we're living in, calls itself 'The Wine Island' and Riesling is one of the , if not THE, major sort of white wine.

Well, let me take the chance and raise a glass of it to another great composition of yours: Prost! (Well, I'll actually have to postpone it, because it
s still about 10 a.m. and the 'lushes' sun' hasn't yet risen...)

All the best, special regards to the 'Sleeping Beauty' and please stay cautious and healthy,

Stefan

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Nice easy-listening track. Impressive lead guitar - very smooth with exceptional riffs and articulation.


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Sounds great, Alan, love the guitar.

You are the king of cool instrumentals on this site in my opinion, they are always very well done.

Very much enjoyed.

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Smooth and a lovely progression - well done.


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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Cool!
Damn good on the Knopfler sound.

Good nap music wink


Aye, Cap'n!

Thank ya much. Okay, I'll let you continue to snooze! Thanks again. Take care and be safe ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Alan,

Very smooth production and nice work getting the Knopfler vibe going. Definitely has his touch. Well done!

All my best,

Deej


Hey Deej ...

I do appreciate all those nice words! I'm glad you enjoyed it ... thanks for letting me know. Best to you and be safe ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

ANOTHER great instrumental. Has all the elements that it needs. An excellent listen.

A good Knopfler sound without sounding TOO much like him. A good balance, I think. The "Dire lead" RT that comes with BIAB always sounds TOO much like Mark (I think) - which makes it hard to use - it is SUCH a unique identifiable sound (tone and style).

Terrific.

fj


Hello Floyd ...

I'm pleased this sits nicely in your ears. And thank you for the accolades. And yes, I wasn't trying to emulate Mark ... just wanted an inflexion of his technique and touch. I've always enjoyed the tone of his guitar but didn't want to go all the way there (kept a little more higher EQ than he typically does).

Again, many thanks! be safe ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Sounds good. Nice arrangement.


Thank you very much ... glad you enjoyed it. Best to you and be safe ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Dear Alan,

well, if that is wahat's gonna happen when Di takes a nap, I can only wish her many many hours of the most sweet dreams. So cool, so great to listen to ...

No matter what you're coming up with: Your songs are aöways 'round' - everything in place, everything combined so tastefully.

Loved the tone of the guitar - think that was the right choice.

Had to smile when I read 'RIESLING.STY - you know that Gross-Umstadt, the small town we're living in, calls itself 'The Wine Island' and Riesling is one of the , if not THE, major sort of white wine.

Well, let me take the chance and raise a glass of it to another great composition of yours: Prost! (Well, I'll actually have to postpone it, because it
s still about 10 a.m. and the 'lushes' sun' hasn't yet risen...)

All the best, special regards to the 'Sleeping Beauty' and please stay cautious and healthy,

Stefan



Guten Tag, mein Fruend

Vielen Dank für die sehr netten Komplimente. Ich werde demütigt!

You are always so kind with your reviews of my music. I'm never sure how to reply! Please know that I appreciate all your kindness.

Perhaps I should give more sleeping pills? Ha! And yes, I am aware of the Reisling wine production in your area. I've was in your hometown back in the 1980s ... can't remember the exact date. But I do remember I had an appointment in Darmstadt.

I hope your visual issues are stabilizing and that Maha recovers. Di and i think of you and Maha almost every day.

Many sincere thanks for your kind review! Also, I loved your latest post ... the video is hilarious!

Please be safe ...

Alan & Di


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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Nice easy-listening track. Impressive lead guitar - very smooth with exceptional riffs and articulation.


Hi Brian ...

Thank you very much. Your words are encouraging and put a smiler on my face! Please be safe. Wishing you the very best ...

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds great, Alan, love the guitar.

You are the king of cool instrumentals on this site in my opinion, they are always very well done.

Very much enjoyed.


You are much too kind, my friend! but I sincerely appreciate your very nice words. I'm delighted you enjoyed it and appreciate you letting me know that. I have a dozen or so waiting in the wings!

Please be sage and take care ...

Alan


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Originally Posted By: rayc
Smooth and a lovely progression - well done.


HI Ray ...

Thanks so much! This one just kind of found its own way and I followed. The only real "work" I put into it was getting the desired tone on the lead guitar.

Wishing you the very best. Take care and be safe ...

Alan


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Nicely done as usual, am listening several times now, enjoying it with my lunch.

I think the problem with the MK lead RT is not that it makes everything sound like MK but it makes everything sound like Sultans of Swing. At least that's my experience with it. I'm still determined to find good use for it one of these fine days.

Thanks for this, Al!


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Great instrumental Alan, love the Guitar, all mixed perfectly together, radio ready as they say.

Really enjoyed the listen.


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Well done Al!

You are a highly talented machine stamping out one after another great BiaB instrumentals with remarkable consistency.

The hinted Knopler vibe was very cool as we are big fans of his playing and tone.

Great soundstage on our monitors ... just kick back and listen with no parsing needed.

Excellent!

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