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  1. Hello folks. Just putting the word out there that...

    Hello folks. Just putting the word out there that we are doing some more gigs this summer. We are at our favorite place (The Avant-Garde Bar) this time with two different loop-based solo artists: ...
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    Here is a weird synth made by...

    Here is a weird synth made by gamechangeraudio....they have some nifty gtr pedals out there and this is their take on synths..



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=dlAaek56YpI

    ...
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    I tend to agree with you except for a couple of...

    I tend to agree with you except for a couple of instances (the exception proving the rule?)

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NeutronMod--behringer-neutron-semi-modular-analog-synth
  4. very nice!

    very nice!
  5. excellent news....very cool

    excellent news....very cool
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    I totally agree. That said, I have EX-24...

    I totally agree.

    That said, I have EX-24 samples I got free from Ontology that sound just as good. There is always that route available to Logic folk.
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    I agree. I do pretty well the same thing; rhythm...

    I agree. I do pretty well the same thing; rhythm is the amp, leads the amp and a the rat. I also believe the tube amp distortion is everything. Truthfully I don't even really like delay and reverb...
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    Has anyone tried any of the Behringer Synths? I...

    Has anyone tried any of the Behringer Synths? I have been lusting after a lot of them, especially after watching YouTube videos doing an AB comparison to the original synths they are modeled on.
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    A friend of mine had his jazz bass stolen so he...

    A friend of mine had his jazz bass stolen so he bought a music man. It was nothing but trouble. A luthier told him the neck had been cut in such a way that the natural grain of the wood made it...
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    I never thought the others sounded unprofessional...

    I never thought the others sounded unprofessional as such, but I totally agree about Meas Boogies. I have a Maverick Dual Rectifier I bought used in 1997 and I have been using it pretty well daily...
  11. Ahh yes. I would have thought that they would be...

    Ahh yes. I would have thought that they would be protected by unions and such, but now that you mention it, I remember playing for CITY-TV in Toronto and I can't remember being paid either.
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    I have been using guitar synths way back with the...

    I have been using guitar synths way back with the GR-100. I have had in succession (and often overlapping) the GR-100, 300 and 700 which I used with the Ibanez G-303 guitar. I had all the Roland...
  13. Cool...I will send you some codes to download a CD

    Cool...I will send you some codes to download a CD
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    I LOVE the Monks...especially stuff from this...

    I LOVE the Monks...especially stuff from this program...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwO71Jfz0Z4
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    https://bond-girls.bandcamp.com/track/little-wisdo...

    https://bond-girls.bandcamp.com/track/little-wisdom


    This band from Canada calls themselves as playing "angular garage-rock", something I describe of my stuff too
  16. wow! That sucks. Around here most people play for...

    wow! That sucks. Around here most people play for 150+/gig. It sucks compared to how it used to be, but the enterprising can eke out a decent living.
  17. In my experience TV usually is the ONLY medium...

    In my experience TV usually is the ONLY medium that pays well. performing rights organizations monitor television far better than radio and live (which they also monitor to some degree). I made a...
  18. yah it was a poorly arranged las-vegas style horn...

    yah it was a poorly arranged las-vegas style horn sound if I recall; very disappointing. The original album with a rock band and an orchestra was incredibly well realized.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vL8iKEh6_0&list=P...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vL8iKEh6_0&list=PLD5E72531B55207ED&index=4


    I studied arranging with a brilliant guy named Ron Collier who studied with the brilliant Russell...lydian chromatic...
  20. There was talk about it. I was so excited about...

    There was talk about it. I was so excited about the idea I went ahead and wrote a piece before anything was really confirmed.

    BTW...thanks!
  21. Absolutely. Talk is cheap: Spotify is cheaper.

    Absolutely. Talk is cheap: Spotify is cheaper.
  22. North By Northwest: New Song By The Rebel Wheel

    In 2013 I recorded a track for a Colossus project that never saw the light of day and after a few years of gathering dust on my drives I figured I would post it. It is a symphonic-y type number with...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbV6INqRxw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbV6INqRxw
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    I agree!

    I agree!
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    You can if you take the express.

    You can if you take the express.
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    You can't smoke Tangier, but smoking Kashmir was...

    You can't smoke Tangier, but smoking Kashmir was a real treat.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzaSeAkQpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzaSeAkQpg
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXPCymp0MWQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXPCymp0MWQ
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    [QUOTE=Zeuhlmate;896771]"Beauty in music is too...

    [QUOTE=Zeuhlmate;896771]"Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ear lie back in an easy chair."
    Charles Ives


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9q5L9aWyc8
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    I love Miroslav's playing

    I love Miroslav's playing
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    beautiful!

    beautiful!
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    Classic!

    Classic!
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    It is. people are free to listen to music anyway...

    It is. people are free to listen to music anyway they want...there are no golden rules, just preferences. My daughter listens to heavily processed music because that is what she and her friends have...
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    Well, despite my last post I hardly agree with...

    Well, despite my last post I hardly agree with THAT. Computers are simply tools and are fundamentally no different then tape decks. I have recorded orchestras for several TV series and the whole...
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    I agree with Beato generally, although like Bill,...

    I agree with Beato generally, although like Bill, I doubt very much the computer killed rock. Quiet frankly I don't even agree that rock is dead, it just isn't the average voice of the new generation...
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    Having said that I do admit to recording a LOT of...

    Having said that I do admit to recording a LOT of my own music track by track. The Diagramma album V1 is me playing everything and I know Bob Drake does it a lot on his tunes too. I think why his...
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    Well said! I do remember doing a lot of studio...

    Well said!

    I do remember doing a lot of studio work in Toronto in the mid eighties to late nineties and there was a thing called The Russian Dragon. It was a device that showed you where the...
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    very pretty

    very pretty
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    What he said!

    What he said!
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    Big yay from me. I even bought his book.

    Big yay from me. I even bought his book.
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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kifa...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kifa0vulHmKU7lEHiGQd4GhkodUs7dr2Q
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    wow! Great thread. I am enjoying a lot of the...

    wow! Great thread. I am enjoying a lot of the stuff posted.

    For my part I love the writing of Benny Carter so this album is one I have always loved.....


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    I totally agree that the enjoyment of music...

    I totally agree that the enjoyment of music doesn't require a knowledge of theory, extensive or otherwise. In fact I would go so far as to say neither does the creation of songs. But when it comes to...
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    The idea that music is supposed to even HAVE...

    The idea that music is supposed to even HAVE hooks is weird to me. Given that what most people consider a hook is a strictly tonal melody comprised mostly of chord-tones, then any band that plays...
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    Familiarity breeds hooks.

    Familiarity breeds hooks.
  46. wow! Looks like a great line-up. Beats the hell...

    wow! Looks like a great line-up. Beats the hell out of the mediocre country music that lives around here. Good luck!
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    Hooks are a weird concept really. On the one hand...

    Hooks are a weird concept really. On the one hand all my favorite music has memorable moments and parts that I look forward to hearing and to me are the essence of the tune. Stravinsky, Somers,...
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    yah that was fun!

    yah that was fun!
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    Pretty well every song from Gentle Giant's...

    Pretty well every song from Gentle Giant's "Playing The Fool" is better than the studio version in my opinion: especially So Sincere.
    Similarly Genesis Live has better versions of The Knife, Giant...
  50. 12883 That one.

    12883

    That one.
  51. man if I had some eggs I would chuck them at that...

    man if I had some eggs I would chuck them at that boob
  52. Sad stuff right down the line; crippling disease...

    Sad stuff right down the line; crippling disease and cruel audiences.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOrP4JOBEcY ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOrP4JOBEcY



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8f-Qb-bwlU



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtqF0qBqzZo
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    Some more straight ahead tunes with great bass...

    Some more straight ahead tunes with great bass lines.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGPb7qL-Sck



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDkhl-CgETg
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    :)

    :)
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    thanks!

    thanks!
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    That Blood, Sweat and Tears cover of Manic...

    That Blood, Sweat and Tears cover of Manic Depression was amazing...I couldn't get the link to work though so I went to youtube...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5auOdTRyDLE


    I love cover...
  58. A lot of the magical moments in my life were...

    A lot of the magical moments in my life were defined by the music I heard.
    I still remember where I was when I heard some songs the very first time.
    19th Nervous Breakdown-in the back seat of...
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    Colin Moulding; Jason and the Argonauts Matthew...

    Colin Moulding; Jason and the Argonauts
    Matthew Seligman (Thomas Dolby): Screen Kiss (one of my favorite songs of all times)
    J. Clifton Mayhugh (Adrian Belew): Swing Line
    Bruce Gordon (Eye Mother...
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    some pretty obvious ones Ray Shulman...Who Do...

    some pretty obvious ones

    Ray Shulman...Who Do You Think You Are
    Greg Lake...21st Century Schizoid Man
    Chris Squire...Close to the Edge
    Mike Rutherford...Battle of Epping Forest
    John Paul...
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