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Posts posted by steve@baselines.com

  1. I had a Texas Instruments that was smaller than an ipad.  It had a whopping 16KB memory pack that plugged into it and was about the size of an old mouse.  Shortly after that, I went to Commodore and never went back.  I had a VIC20, a 64 and a 128.  I didn't get the Amiga.  My buddy and I interfaced to the VIC 20 to create an 8 bay power supply tester.  He did the hardware AtoD converter and I wrote the software in machine language no less.  They sold an EEPROM blower so that we could make a cartridge that would start up the program when we turned on the computer.  Those Commodores were pretty powerful.  I remember spending a couple of hundred bucks at Lechmere on an old dot matrix printer that printed at about 10 characters per hour (LOL - slight exaggeration).  Then I got an IBM 286 and spent an additional couple of hundred on memory sticks that I think got me 8MB more RAM.  I also had a couple of huge monsters from Nixdorf that ran CPM on which I was able to play wonderful amber PONG games.

  2. 29 minutes ago, Lynn Wilson said:

    You have a way of owning your covers, and this is no exception.  Very well done!

    Thanks Lynn - that makes me feel wonderful!

  3. 7 hours ago, mark skinner said:

    Great job on a great song . You've done a convincing job getting that Beatles sound. Enjoyed it  mark

    Thank you Mark!

  4. 6 hours ago, jack c. said:

    boy does that guy sound like paul.nice.jack c.

    Thanks Jack - Dave can also sound a lot like John Lennon as well.  He's a chap from England himself!

  5. 7 hours ago, Hidden Symmetry said:

    Nice one Steve,  a great tune to cover. On laptop so can't comment on the mix except the first time the tamb comes it's way over the vocals & not panned..,it's better on rest of the tune..again this is my on laptop..grain of salt..-great job

    Thanks a lot for the feedback.  I agree with what you said about the tamborine, but I decided not to lower it, because it made me think of Ringo while listening!  I just got the book that details each day in the studio at Abbey Road and have been reading it since Christmas - a wonderful story!

  6. On 1/16/2021 at 12:30 AM, Bruno de Souza Lino said:

    Even after the update, CbB is unusable. Type 1 audio dropouts every few seconds of playback, tweaking plugin parameters causes dropouts, sometimes pausing playback causes dropouts...In the current project I'm working, it takes me a few minutes to EQ a single track because you tweak a setting during playback, it causes a dropout, you go back play, then a random dropout occurs...I'm already running at the maximum latency I can.

    The problem is on you, not on Cakewalk.  You need to put some money into your system if you are having such problems.  It works almost flawlessly for me and had for quite some time.

  7. 32 minutes ago, Lynn Wilson said:

    Fabulous!  This is not an easy song to cover - from the arrangement to the vocal, but you made it sound easy.  This has always been one of my favorite songs, but I like it even better, now.  Carry on!

    Hi Lynn!  Thank you very much.

  8. 12 minutes ago, Starise said:

    So............this is something you made no? From the description it sounds more like an album track already made by someone else?

    If I misunderstood sorry. It's a great song and mix regardless!

    Yes it is a cover I did.  I don’t know why anyone would post the original song here or something someone else did.  Thank you for listening and commenting!

  9. 6 hours ago, mark skinner said:

     It sounds like you played very well together and had some fun. I thought the harmony was great. I don't know what the damage was , but you fixed it.    Enjoyed ...   mark

    Thanks a lot Mark - it was a lot of work, but it was an incredibly fun and rewarding period of time as well.

  10. Eons ago, I was a founding member of a band called Private Lightning.  We were lucky enough to put out one album on A&M records, but they screwed up the whole manufacturing process on it and that was that.  This was the single from that album, which I have worked on to make it much better than it was when it was released.  I hope you like it and I will release more over the next few weeks.




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  11. 3 hours ago, bjornpdx said:


    You make some really good "exact" covers, this one and some others I've heard.
    Kinda curious how you go about doing it. I'm thinking something to do with equalizer profiles?
    Anyway, I enjoyed listening to your version.

    Thank you so much.  On this one, another guy did the basics, so it is not exactly the same.  On mine I usually pull the real version into the DAW, match the tempo and listen while I figure parts out.  For the vocals, I usually sing along while listening and then let Melodyne do its magic.  I try to make each instrument sound like the real thing by itself, then keep listening to the real version to try and duplicate the mix.

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