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    My first Jazz recording

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    Just had my first jazz band in the other day. We did a 7-hour session, and they were rather enthusiastic about the idea of my posting one of their tunes. Anyway, I think we all kind of liked the way this one came out . . .

    Second one down; "My Favorite Year."

    http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/...d=1298&alid=-1

    btw: It's nice working with guys who can sing, isn't it?

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    You're right he sure can sings. Sounds great. Not really my style though. Nice mix, sounds professional to me..

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    wow..sounds great..professional




    can you make me sound like that

    i like jazz...but lately i have been liking it more and more...i wish i could play like that
    It's all in the reflexes.

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    That's a little too "adult contemporary" for my taste ( I dig more traditional jazz) but the recording sounds really smooth and clean.

    Good job, chess!

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    Not really my style of music, but man the recording sounds absolutely great! It reminds me of '70's adult contemporary. I appreciate the musicianship, and the writing. Total pro recording. Great job!!
    [url=http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/album.php?aid=3232&alid=-1]Here are some of my tunes. Good for a laugh![/url]

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    Thanks so much for the kind words, guys.

    The style of music really isn't my bag, either, I must admit (kind of makes me think of riding an elevator or waiting in a dentist office). But I have to try and make it sound it's best regardless. Plus, getting the opportunity to work with skilled musicians can only make me look better, I suppose. Hey, it's gotta' work both ways. And it's less work (practically mixes itself).

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    Hey guy, remember me? We talked a lot when I was getting advice on my bottom feeder system. Anyway, great job. I love this kind of music.

    Great sound and great job all the way around

    Joe

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    Originally posted by Smokepole
    Hey guy, remember me? We talked a lot when I was getting advice on my bottom feeder system.
    You were the guy who was stuck in "preamp hell," weren't you? Those were some of my favorite posts; Bon Jovi and the Behringer compressors . . . the dmp3.

    Speaking of which, that dmp3 was all over this particular track like flies on you-know-what. Had a keyboard d.i. through channel A, and a guitar DI in channel B (straight from the guy's digitech whatever).

    So what did you eventually settle on, anyway?

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    hmm....

    All i really want to say is that I'm really sorry that your first time recording some jazz is on some elevator music. (sorry i love jazz, but don't care for %90 of the vocal jazz i hear.) I don't want to go into the music or the group too much. Hard for me to critique this. To me though it sounds thin, sort of 2 dimentional. I definitly don't get the feeling that these people are playing in the same room- mostly that direct guitar puts me off in a bad way.

    try a mix with the vocal a few db louder, possibly a reverb smattered over the mix, and get your fingers/mouse on those faders maybe- try to breathe some extra dynamic into the music.
    -jhe

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    I like the recording! Yeah, I agree it's kinda sounds 2 dimensional, but I like that for this! Yeah... Very 70's sounding... It works great for it!

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