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#758760 03/22/23 09:36 AM
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Hi guys, been awhile since my last post, so here is my latest; a Bossa tune. Hope you all like it.
A mix of Midi and RT's.
Cocoa Beach

Style is ZZJAZZ.STY (Jazz Swing Style)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Electric Piano (5),
RealTracks in song: ~464:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 2379:Sax, Tenor, Soloist BossaEric Ev 140
RealDrums in Song:BossaBrazilPercAlex^1-a:Snare, b:Ride

For some reason the actual style is not right as obviously this is not a swing style; the rest of the info are right

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Not my kind of music, but it's nice to listen to and well produced.
My only criticism is the piano, which sounds too lo-fi compared to the rest. I would try a few others, or at least add some treble.


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Nicely done, Mike, enjoyed the listen!

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Thank you both Thomas and Dave for the listen.
Cheers

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cubanpete #759319 03/27/23 04:02 PM
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Very cool tune Mike. Awesome production. Loved the separation on the instrumentation. Well done.


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Mike,

It's a very nice bossa nova tune.
Jobim's familiar approach was applied throughout, which was a lot of fun.
Rhodes sound is also very nice.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Hah! Mike Ballara, Bossa. Yeah. Ya think I might like it? Rhetorical, right? You own my favorite club, sir, and I always enjoy my visits. Man, that piano player is terrific. Ha, no swing because you've changed every player in the style it seems. I defer to your tastes, and this is another tasty treat from you. Man, this reminds me of some fun times in NYC. I didn't see a triumpet listed. You are quite good with MIDI, and outstanding in your composition and production.


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Thank you Scott, Shigeki and Marty for your nice comments. Marty, you're right the trumpet soloist was a Midi with a two trumpets, sax and bone combo patched thru a Kontakt channel.
Elect piano is a Jeff Lorber solo.

Cheers

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Originally Posted By: cubanpete
Thank you Scott, Shigeki and Marty for your nice comments. Marty, you're right the trumpet soloist was a Midi with a two trumpets, sax and bone combo patched thru a Kontakt channel.
Elect piano is a Jeff Lorber solo.

Cheers

Mike B.


Excellent job on that MIDI lead and tone....brilliant.
Super groove and backing tracks.
The mix was spot on.
Loved the Rhodes and sax!


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Hey there Mike. Another impressive track. You always do so well at this stuff. It's the kind of stuff I've never played and only listen to sparingly, but I sure enjoy and appreciate the musicianship behind it. You've got a great musical mind and production talent to come up with this stuff so regularly. Very nice.

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Thank you guys, always aiming to please. I know there's always room for improvement on anything one do and I really mean it but if I don't like it, you guys are not going to listen to it, so I'm pleased.
Thank you very much.

Mike B.


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Hi Mike,

Although it isn't really my kind of music, I like how you've made the song and involved all those instruments.
To my taste some variations in the tune could have gave more 'surprises' to keept the attention.
But the mix, the instruments, the solo's are all very well mixed.
So I would call this a very good song.
And glad you are back again!

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A well-constructed track. All the pieces seem to fit together nicely. It's the kind of music that I like to have in the background when I'm concentrating on something else. smile


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