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#727168 - 08/09/22 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Groove Moves
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Groove Moves

If you are in the groove you have to move!

This is one of the very few songs that I did not start in BiaB. I was messing around with Scaler and came up with a short chord progression that I transferred to my DAW, Studio One Pro 5.5. I repeated that process a couple of times to get a complete song. I put the chords into BiaB, selected the style, and the rest is history.

BiaB style = East Coast Groove - Funky Boogal
Tempo = 120 PBM

The scaler track = Keys of the 70's - Stage Mark 73
Bass - Ample Bass - YingYang
Piano = UVI Workstation - B5 organ
Guitar - I copied this track 2 more times. I deleted all but one part per track and where there wasn't third part I added one.
First part -Trumpet - Kontakt - Screaming Trumpet
Second part - Swam Trumpet
Third part - Swam Tenor Sax
Strings - Swam Bari Sax
Drums - Steven Slate SSD5 - Funk kit
Hand Claps - UVI Workstation - GM drums - standard kit
Maracas - Kontakt - Maracas
Tambourine - Kontakt - Tambourine

I modified a few tracks to my liking and hopefully yours also.

I am playing the guitar and via my keyboard controller the Swam Alto Sax

I added the Little Plate preset full plate reverb to a few tracks, Waves CDA drums on the drums and cymbals, and Presonus Pro EQ on the master track.

As always I welcome all comments.
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#727172 - 08/09/22 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Nice!

The set-in of the electric guitar right after the saxophone at 1:00 was unexpected, but it works.

In general, I think you may want to try RealDrums instead of GM/VST(I) drums in a future recording. They will probably sound better, albeit it can sometimes be a little bit hard to find the correct RD. We are still using BIAB 2019. Do they already have a "best chording/fitting" RD in recent versions? If not, that would be a nice feature :-).

Since you are pretty good with a MIDI controller, may I take this opportunity to request a soul/disco instrumental next time? With a trumpet lead (something in the style of Street Player - Chicago)?
(hint, hint: RD Soul70sPercEv16)?

cool

Rob
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#727175 - 08/09/22 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Nice!

The set-in of the electric guitar right after the saxophone at 1:00 was unexpected, but it works.

In general, I think you may want to try RealDrums instead of GM/VST(I) drums in a future recording. They will probably sound better, albeit it can sometimes be a little bit hard to find the correct RD. We are still using BIAB 2019. Do they already have a "best chording/fitting" RD in recent versions? If not, that would be a nice feature :-).

Since you are pretty good with a MIDI controller, may I take this opportunity to request a soul/disco instrumental next time? With a trumpet lead (something in the style of Street Player - Chicago)?
(hint, hint: RD Soul70sPercEv16)?

cool

Rob


Thanx so much for listening and commenting. The drums were not GM drums. They were Steven Slate's SSD 5 drums. The only GM sound was the hand clap.

I prefer MIDI drums because MIDI does an excellent job emulating drums, using of course a good sound source, and the fact that I can easily modify any drum or cymbal part. I can not easily do that with RDs. However I do not knock RDs or RTs as many put them to excellent use and in fact I will occasionally use them myself.

No promises but I will give it a try when time permits. Right now I have a lot going on.
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#727230 - 08/10/22 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

Man does that guitar sound good when it comes in! I love the whole track! I like it when you switch gears like this and throw in something upbeat as opposed to a lot of the dreamy ethereal material you post, which by the way is always excellent! Keep on rockin'

Thanks, Torrey
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#727247 - 08/10/22 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Cool sound Mario, and great guitar work. Loved the production with all the instruments you used and how you used them.

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#727252 - 08/10/22 10:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

What a great sound! Love the production and the guitar with the tracks sounds awesome.

Bob

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#727339 - 08/11/22 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

Well done.
Cool guitar sound.

Always love those Ample Sound basses!

Good mix.

A good listen.

fj

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#727343 - 08/11/22 11:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Mario...another great tune my friend...I agree with Torrey and like it when you go up-tempo...there's a lot going on here and it's all good!
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#727349 - 08/11/22 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Mario,

Man does that guitar sound good when it comes in! I love the whole track! I like it when you switch gears like this and throw in something upbeat as opposed to a lot of the dreamy ethereal material you post, which by the way is always excellent! Keep on rockin'

Thanks, Torrey


Torrey, thanx so much for this kind review. A Windows update made a mess of my AmpliTube guitar sim so I had to use an older different amp sim. I thought it came out OK also. Thanx for noticing.
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I'm confused. If Mr and Mrs Potato Head are no longer male and female does that mean there will be no more tater tots?

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#727350 - 08/11/22 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: Brad Williams]
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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Cool sound Mario, and great guitar work. Loved the production with all the instruments you used and how you used them.


Thanx Brad for listening and commenting. I appreciate it.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

What a great sound! Love the production and the guitar with the tracks sounds awesome.

Bob


Thanx so much Bob.
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#727351 - 08/11/22 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Mario,

Well done.
Cool guitar sound.

Always love those Ample Sound basses!

Good mix.

A good listen.

fj


Thanx Floyd. Those Ample Basses was the only thing that I have ever won, other than the wife of course, and they are awesome.
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#727352 - 08/11/22 12:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: firesong]
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Originally Posted By: firesong
Mario...another great tune my friend...I agree with Torrey and like it when you go up-tempo...there's a lot going on here and it's all good!


Thanx Dan. I took some Geritol that morning so I could speed up a little grin


I may try that again wink
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#727396 - 08/12/22 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Very nice, Mario, good groove. I especially like your guitar work on this one, good tone and chops. Sax is cool too of course!

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#727583 - 08/13/22 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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There's a lot to love here with the all around excellent performances by you and the production.

However, the most positive comment I can offer is that Janice said, "it gives me happy feet!"

Trust me (Bud) that says it all!

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#727600 - 08/13/22 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very nice, Mario, good groove. I especially like your guitar work on this one, good tone and chops. Sax is cool too of course!



Thanx so much for those guitar chop accolades. Coming from a guitarist as good as you are that is a great honor.
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#727601 - 08/13/22 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
There's a lot to love here with the all around excellent performances by you and the production.

However, the most positive comment I can offer is that Janice said, "it gives me happy feet!"

Trust me (Bud) that says it all!

J&B


Thanx J&B. A wife with "happy feet" is a very good thing!
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#727612 - 08/14/22 02:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario
The song grooves really good
Your guitar sounds great
Very good background track
well done
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#727648 - 08/14/22 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Pleasant chord progression with lots of melancholy, little bit upbeat at one part, some fusion feeling with the guitar and then ending with a major chord. The introduction of the electric guitar is very nice, like Santana joining the band and the crowd cheering. The brass instruments support the groove effectively.

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#727654 - 08/14/22 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: MarioD]
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Howdy Mario....

I agree with previous posts.

Cool, smooth, easy listening groove.
Makes me want to have a stiff G&T while watching the waves and the birds. smile

Well done!

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#727674 - 08/14/22 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Groove Moves [Re: PROJECT M]
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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Mario
The song grooves really good
Your guitar sounds great
Very good background track
well done
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Thanx Andi for your very nice comments.

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Pleasant chord progression with lots of melancholy, little bit upbeat at one part, some fusion feeling with the guitar and then ending with a major chord. The introduction of the electric guitar is very nice, like Santana joining the band and the crowd cheering. The brass instruments support the groove effectively.

Janne


Thanx so much Janne for this wonderful review.
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