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  1. Hi Guys , I just put up a new mix for this song . I had gotten a lot of feedback on the songs rather suspicious low end . Using my Pro Channel EQ I placed some notches in the areas that were causing problems . I had also gotten a lot of feedback on the songs rather anticlimactic trumpet solo played by Dr Mumble's . Dr Mumbles is not a bad fellow but he has no biznez trying to play a hot trumpet solo on my Funk song one hour after getting a Botox Lip injection LOL ... I took his solo out and left some space for the outtro groove . I'm still not happy with the ending ....yet I feel what I have up now is better than what was up before ...it is my desire to give this song a proper decent ending that matches my playing ..( my next goal for this song ) Other than that, I also dialed back on my Mastering signal chain The songs link is the same link as per my opening post , Please let me know what you think ... thank you in advance for your time and patience , Kenny
  2. I use the old best way a real amp , Glad you enjoyed my playing I would urge you to get acquainted with Midi Guitar and Midi Bass since you already own them . I find playing my guitar along w synth patches helps my overall musicality on guitar ... As far as the sax and what's quirky about the tune in general goes , now that the other thread has run it course I may decide to offer up a hipper mix . On the down low I update some of my tunes on Soundcloud all the time ( as long as I pay up on my SC Pro Subscription LOL ) thanks for the listen I'm glad you like it . My whole thing on the guitar is to play w emotion and feel ...in a perfect world not only would I be a Great Guitar player I would also be a Great Engineer . Since I don't live in a perfect world I will accept being a very quirky guitar player that needs lessons on how to engineer .. thanks for your listen and your feedback , Kenny
  3. P5 is even better when you add some of the stuff that came with SONAR as add on's. Throw in some of Larry's deals and watch out . Kenny
  4. Yes 🤣 I do he was a real Joy to be friends with ☺️ Erica likes guitar . Kenny
  5. I heard Donkeys have an ear about as good as Van Gogh 's . That's why I use the New Guitar Tuner that comes with The Waves Farm Edition Bundle . My guitar tuners ear is very accurate up or down to 0.01 cent and he don't steal the becan . Kenny
  6. I have Project 5 installed on the Win 10 computer I am writing this post on . Before this lap top became a Win 10 64 OS I had P 5 on it in Win 8. My experiences have been good running P 5 on the newer Windows OS 's .That may be due to when I was deepest into P5 I was only using a 32 bit XP P 4 w an M Audio 1010lt. Now I run a Focusrite 2i4 . P5 in Win 10 runs much better for me than it ever did in XP . I have a better machine , I have more ram and an i 3 beats a P4 at the poker table after all the bets are in . Is it worth the trouble ? In my case the yay's far out weighs the nays . I will say that w some reservations ... Just about every thing P 5 could do Cakewalk can do ...P 5 was so streamlined in it's work flow .Most of the features P 5 excelled at are living a breathing in the current version of Cakewalk ..so are most of the plugs , arpeggios , song and patterns , and a number of other things like the Matrix View , just the tip of the iceberg. Cakewalk seems to have more layers of options to wade through itself to get the same results . I have l worked on learning Cakewalk to the point of being able to do a lot of what I used to do in P5 ...it is a steep learning curve imho ...It would take me hours to sit here and do a comparison on a workflow comparison one feature at a time between P 5 and Cakewalk . To be perfectly honest with you I fired up P 5 in Win 10 before I came here today . I find it totally inspiring to use P 5 with many of the SONAR X3 , and SPlat instruments and plugs that show up in P 5 ...P5w more modern plugs and synths kicks some serious colo ....the workflow is simplified and it is easier to get around for FAST down and dirty ... Having said all that P5 on a more modern computer can be a little finicky w plugin scans and may crash more often . this computer has both 32 and 64 bit DAW's and the plugs an VST instruments I do have will scan and work for the most part in P5 ... FWIW I don't use P 5 nearly as much as I did . As far as other options go I have both Mixcraft 7 & 8 pro and they are pretty decent DAW's that can do what P 5 used to do and a lot more ... The only thing that P 5 does that none of this other stuff does is save to PTN files .. any way nice talking w you , Kenny
  7. For starters the Becan could go down with the Ship Kenny
  8. Hi Freddy , I was able to find this w out any trouble .Pretty cool tune .Sounds like old school Rockabilly too me . Nice message contained in the lyrics , Love the way the drums are floating in and out of the mix and the fills you used .. Voice sounds good so does the guitar . all the best, Kenny
  9. Hi David , Thank you for giving my performance a listen ..I love to improvise . Other Improvisers may have producers and personal that wield power and have the final say as to what stays and what goes in an Improvised musical performance. As an unknown Guitar player that holds the rank of serial # 3. 726. 444.519 out of a guitar player pool consisting of 8.935.418.876.445 guitar players ...I can do what I want 😋 Regarding my Improv's on this song . I played the Jazzy Clean Guitar Parts first . They were done as 2 separate passes in the order you hear them ..The first clean Benson type of thing , then second , the chordal melody . There were no punch ins and they were played totally improvised on the spot ...there may have been one or two run through s before I printed them to my song . Generally when I listen to my first attempts at recording over a song I will listen very hard and be totally distanced from how I feel about the track ...If it does not have what I want to hear it goes in the trash ....the biggest rule I have for the keepers is I always play something I would love to hear ( regardless of who played it ) Next up were the Telecaster Guitar with the organs ... Those parts were also improvised as a song section ...Once again i did not comp or use and punch in's for those song segments ..I played each solo to the song in one take ...This is the way I work and it may not be the best solution for others ..I commit to what I am doing , if I don't like something I played I will redo the whole segment .... I record my guitar this way because I want my solo's to have a sense of urgency w lots of drama and emotion oozing throughout them .. I'm a firm believer in walking on the razors edge when I play my guitar and I play as if my ***** depends on it .. (BTW I have nothing against comping or punching in for a little phrase here and there , I'm just more old school and my preference is to be able to play it to record it ) With synth parts ..of course I rehashed them to death until I found something I could live with ...even of that, a lot of folks don't dig what I played ..oh well there is always next time ... As far as what do I keep and what do I not keep . That is pretty simple . I keep only the performance that tells the emotional story I'm looking to tell . all the best , Kenny
  10. Hey Tim , It's funny I actually spend a good deal of my spare time chopping up loops and song segments trying to come up with all sorts of wacky sounds and arrangements .. Most of them never see the light of the day...sort of like a musical crossword puzzle for grins and giggles just to pass the time away . thanks for the song listen and having something nice to say about what I did here . Oh BTW , the video you did on your porch brought up some real fond memories for me . When I lived back East I used to ride my motorcycle to a Village on The Hudson River called Nyack . In The Village of Nyack over by the water they had a boat launch and a real cool Gazebo . Anyway I dubbed this Place The Magic Gazebo . In my mind I turned The Gazebo half into a Universal Transporter and a Portal with a direct link to being heard and taken seriously by all the Invisible Powers That Be ... I always felt good when I went there. I spent many a 2 AM there with and w out a date ....I sure miss that place . all the best , Kenny
  11. Is this what you got ? Looks like a real good match for the BeatSkillz Mararja VST I bundle ...(+ other assorted percussion /drum sounds ) One of these days I would like to get a hardware controller for doing beats away from the computer .. all the best , Kenny PS I'm very happy I got this deal .
  12. Hey Billy! Don't you wish you were here with us ? 😎 Kenny
  13. I think she may have to lift up her arms to get the correct Balance since things can get a little lopsided all the best , Kenny
  14. If we look closely at the versions of the software featured in that bundle we will see much of the software in that deal are a few numbers back .. ex Studio One Producer 2.0 The thing is ....I do remember those deals ...I think they go back to my SPlat days FWIW . they gave me GAS back then at the time .. Yikes now I'm having GAS flashbacks from the ghost of deals past .. As usual , I wanted that deal back then and didn't have the money ..like I still don't ....🤪 Kenny
  15. Most DAW's will give you the option of how you want to load the synth , as a stereo or a multi output . Which is the way it's so posed to be . I installed both the stereo and the multi output versions of these synths on my computer . This is a heads up for anyone that buys this and installs both the stereo and the multi output version on the same machine . In Cakewalk I inserted the BollyMaha 2.1 as a simple instrument ( to take these screen shots ). My first screen capture shows the GUI in Cakewalk by Bandlab ... My second screen capture shows the preset dialog drop down menu . Notice how each preset name has either an (S) or an (M) at the tail end of the description ? This becomes very important because if you are using the synth as a stereo plug w a stereo output you will need to choose the preset that has the (S) in the description . If you choose the ( M) while the synth is loaded as a stereo track all the pads will not sound . I have chosen the preset with the (M) accidentally a few times when I had this loaded up as a simple VST I insert . What happened is only the first pad will sound . All other Pads will be silent . Not the end of The World ...more of a Muse Kill ..until I figured it out ..lol Here we have the BollyMahara 2.1 loaded up as a Multi VST 1 w stereo outs in Cakewalk Here the Pads are mapped out automatically VIA Cakewalk ....I have yet to find a way to have the plug map the outputs to the tracks I want to send them too. While I was doing this post I realized I needed to correct something from my last post . In my Cakewalk browser I have the bonus folder w some midi beats and wave loops The Midi files that Beat Skillz provided as a bonus do not have to be transposed +24 to sound on the correct pads ... The +24 transposition is for all other non Beat Skillz drum and beats midi files .Sadly the transposition thing at + 24 still needs to be done .. Yet we still have unfortunately 2 things ... #1 , when auditioning these midi files in Cakewalk and any other DAW for that matter , the start of the Midi file has a number of bars of the midi file starting w the intro w no data ... something like 4 or 5 bars before a beat shows up ..In Cakewalk it may take about 15 seconds for the beat to play GGGGRRRRRRrrrLOL In Reaper I can see the blank space of the midi file ..In Cakewalk for some odd reason it does not show .... #2 , Here is a screen shot of what happens when I drag a Beat Skillz bonus midi file from Cakewalks browser to the first bar in my time line .. Notice how it placed the midi file at bar 9 point something ? GGGRRRRrrr number 2 LOL .... Anyway I'm not looking to knock the product ...I like these drum plugs a lot . I'm just putting out the info in case someone here goes for the deal and hits the same stumbling blocks I have .. all the best, Kenny
  16. As of right now 12: 05 PM West Coast time there is still 8 hours and change left on the clock to get this one for free w Nucleus and some free modules . The Clock is Ticking Down 🤪 Oh BTW , working w this and learning how to create sounds in a Modular environment wasn't as hard as I thought , if any thing it has helped my ability to approach any soft synth that I have in my rig with much more confidence. Kenny
  17. Those tortoise style pick guards on your Fenders are a classic look . Your G B sure looks like a real nice guitar . The Les Paul is what it is an Iconic Guitar period . Kenny
  18. Sorry you are having problems Zo ...this thing Rocks . I have Voltage Modular up and running fantastic in both Win 7 64 and Win 10 64 . Kenny
  19. I had gotten this bundle a little while back from Audio Deluxe . Both of these are very cool and I love them . They both sound Fantastic and I plan on using them more than I have so far . There's a few quirks I may as well mention as a heads up in case some one does not about them . I had gotten confused about the product as far as installing it and where I was so posed to keep the sample Library ...so let me save you some time and head aches . The installers come as a stereo out put or a multi out put format ..each installer is over a Gig each.I wound up down loading both of each ...multi and stereo ...as per each plug Both plugs have very large sample libraries for use how ever you choose to use the samples . So here's the deal . The Gigs and Gigs of files / the sample library files are there and are included so you can load them into your 3 rd party Hardware and software VST instruments / samplers . Having those are awesome and you can download them and place them where ever you decide to have access to them ... The simple truth is each installer for each plug has the sounds and files / presets within the installation .If you run those you are good to go if you want to not download all the samples until a later date . I didn't know that so I drove myself crazy for hours trying to figure out how to get the plug to load the samples I had additionally downloaded as the products sample library ... On the Advice of my counsel Denny Crane ..I'm so posed to say what do you want from me? I'm a guitar player man LOL I have loaded some of the sounds I got from this deal in Session Drummer and other drum plugs . IMHO they sound great .they were worth the sale price of the plugs alone .I love having those samples to use in other programs and VST instruments. When you run the installer for the plug , the sounds come installed and mapped already ( Duh ...LOL ) Full disclosure ,for the Life of me I could not figure out how to change individual sounds on each of the pads within either of these 2 plugs . I am willing to be corrected but as far as I can tell I don't believe these two plugs come with the option to load up and change the samples on each individual pad within a preset . You can change the panning , the volume , and the pitch of each pad . Anything more please on this , If you know how to ...let me know ... All that aside I love these two plugs and the amount of versatility sound wise they bring to the table are worth the small quirks . While I'm at it I need to say these are not mapped out exactly like most drum plugs . You can load them into a Cakewalk or any DAW for that matter and when you go to audition a drum midi file you will be greeted w a resounding silence ... These 2 plugs seem more in line w the performer that want's to tap beats out w a keyboard a hardware synth or go hog wild in Abelton Live ... For people that want to play a Session Drummer midi or any other 3 rd party mid file through either of these 2 wonderful sounding plugs ..let me tell you the secret hand shake you will have to greet the plug with ... What you will need to do is take a drum mapped midi file and transpose it up two octaves ...meaning + 24 ...once you do that you will have the beats playing at pretty much their intended sounds and mappings . From what I can tell the drum mapping appears to be a chromatic C scale ...( at + 24 ) Last but not least ins some of the additional product that comes in this bundle you have mid files w traditional beats for the genre of these instruments . It appears to me that there is something going on with those ...format maybe ? Let me give you an example . In Cakewalk I have my browser pointed to the folder where those additional midi files are stored . Now in most cases you load a VST instrument and choose it for your synth preview ...I had done those steps and when I went to hear the midi files that came with the bundle and there was no sound ...when I went to preview them VIA the traditional approach in Cakewalk So what I did next was this , I dragged the midi file from Cakewalks browser into my projects time line . it placed the file some wheres around bar ten in the time line ( every time ) also the midi file it had a few empty measures before there were actual midi notes showing in the file showing the midi data for the synth to play ...Hhhmmm, to make the file usable in my project and time line I had to do some cropping and editing . Now for the sake of this post , I am not looking to find fault or to complain about these drum instruments ..All this Jazz aside I really like them and I am happy I got them both for around $30 dollars US . My only reason for writing this long winded post is to offer a possible solution to anyone who buys these instruments and does not have a clue as to some of the workarounds I am offering here to help save you time .. all the best, Kenny
  20. I had those type of crashes you mentioned for a while myself . I would get them while I was auditioning a MAGMA patch in real time while playing my song . Also the older preset would hang and I would see both the older preset and the new one I was looking to hear in the menu . they were both highlighted ... In my case I did not get to flustered about these problems ...for a while I would just stop the tune and change to my intended MAGMA patch . Never had a crash in Reaper , Waveform 10 or any other DAW's I use Splat was sensitive while using MAGMA , Cakewalk by Bandlab seems much better able to deal w MAGMA'a quirks ... I have hosted all my 3rd party plugs in MAGMA and on that level MAGMA is beyond the call of duty and what constitutes a cool app in my book . Yes I do have bitter sweet feelings about MAGMA , Nomad Factory told me a couple of years ago they would look into why MAGMA did not want to work on my i Mac ..That was the last I heard of them after repeated attempts to communicate and seek a solution . all that aside I absolutely LOVE MAGMA . dealing w the problems and learning to let it slide for now is still worth it to me Kenny
  21. Sorry to hear all that ...I hope it can be salvaged and set right for you . I'm very happy over here w my purchase ...all is good . I started w Voltage Modular free , Bumped up to Nucleus (also free in this time frame as an add on ). Then I grabbed Ignite for $25 ( Half Price ) then I went with the deal Cherry Audio has for Core w Misfit Audio Electric Drums ..$ 25 ( on sale as an upgrade for $125 .00 less than the advertised cost ) I'm have so much fun w this synth ...it has a great sound to it and to be honest even the free w Nucleus would have kept my busy for a while all the best , Kenny
  22. Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus The ultimate introduction to modular synthesis https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/audio-plug-ins/cherry-audio-voltage-modular-nucleus In honor of their Year One Anniversary Celebration, Cherry Audio is very proud to introduce Voltage Modular Nucleus - absolutely FREE for a limited time! This collection of 22 modules and 67 presets is the ultimate introduction to modular synthesis. This package includes all of the fundamentals of subtractive analog synthesis, including oscillators, filters, envelope generators, amplifiers, and mixers, plus a sequencer, arpeggiator, and a full suite of useful utility modules and powerful effects modules. With Voltage Modular Nucleus, you can discover the thrill of patching modules together in new and endlessly creative ways, and explore all of the capabilities of Voltage Modular, absolutely free. they also have some upgrade deal going on that are sweet . https://www.audiodeluxe.com/brand/cherry-audio I wound up getting the free version a few days ago and fell in love w it ...I did upgrade a couple of tiers and I dig this synth . Kenny
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