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A Challenge

Postby folderol » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm

I first heard this song (a cover) about a year ago, performed by Rusty Stringz (Ged) and Hans, I was totally captivated by it.
Recently I thought I could add a little to it. As Ged originally just played this live and there would be natural timing variations, I knew from past experience this wouldn't be easy. However, this time I decided to to really put myself to the test. The background choir fill-ins were relatively straight forward - nice slow indistinct attack and decay. The little fluty twiddles were OK. The Bass line was much harder. Timing had to be much better, and pitching too. However, the real test was adding percussion that matched the song variations, yet didn't seem too irregular. Hopefully I succeeded!

It is on SC here.

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Re: A Challenge

Postby GMaq » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Hi,

What a great tune, I can see why you like it so much!

Nice job on rounding out and filling the arrangement, the sounds perfectly backlight without competing with that great vocal and guitar work. Great work!

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Re: A Challenge

Postby magicalex » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:49 am

Sounds good. The easiest way I've found to fit MIDI to a performance after the fact is with the tempo mapping feature of Ardour. There's a great video tutorial here. You can also do the same thing in Tracktion (and possibly other DAWs)

I've never really liked playing to a click track, so I make most of my music this way around now. This is a fairly representative example.
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Re: A Challenge

Postby folderol » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:40 am

Thanks guys. Much appreciated. I've also had a positive comment from Ged - I'm always a bit nervous when working with other peoples material :oops:


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