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Suite in A - the Zoom series


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From the vault of old recordings. . .

Prior to getting a Mac and Logic, apart from what I did with a Boss Loop-station, my first multitrack experiments took place when a friend of mine, going on a trip, left me his Zoom multitrack machine, a model of the first generation - and if I recall rightly, it was also the period when I got my Godin Multiac and the GR33 guitar-synth and was getting acquainted with them. All the tracks of the pieces I did with that machine were done with them, save for the drum tracks which were presets that came with the Zoom.

Listening to those mixes again, I wish I could remix the tracks with the tools and knowledge I have now - they are, for one thing, way too compressed - yet there isn't much I can do, save doing my best to clean the audio files up and tweak them in Logic. They remain fun to listen to and a source of interesting ideas I might come back to eventually.

So here's the first of the series, a ballad of sorts with a gentle intro with some guitar soloing, followed by an upbeat theme with a Latin flavor with some more soloing on the 'flute'.

Enjoy.
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Uploaded: May 07, 2009 - 05:10:42 PM
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Feter said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Suite in A9
Nice first half thats all tranquility and meditation ..the second one has
that mix of guitar and flute ...with the band behind ..that was cool ....
well some ol vault bring back some taste and sound of time really enjoyable
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Feter the Great
Thanks for your appreciation !
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musicmarket said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
hi bernard.
...your guitar-playing-skills..... gosh...
i personally think: many musicians sometimes lost the feelings.... if they are so good in all the techniques of scales and recording andandand...
the sound of your "suite in a9" is rough. especially in the second part of it.
but, to tell the truth:: who cares?..... you are such a good player.
and of course.... and i´m sure:: you know all the scales......

all in all, what i want to say is: imo, the tune is filled with emotions. very good emotions. good ideas, good songs are not a question of sound-quality.
and your artwork fits very well.

btw.: thank you for your comments. oké?

best from berlin
olaf


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Boundless said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Hey Olaf
Somehow, this saying comes to mind : Better be poor and healthy than wealthy and sick. True. And someone added : Better be healthy and wealthy !

Laughing. This to say : Better a great piece poorly recorded than a mediocre one well recorded. And of course : Better a great piece well recorded.

I might redo it eventually - I find it very enjoyable too, chord-wise and melodically.

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alan_ said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Boundless
Truly in awe of you music ability, and in this delightful recording Alan
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Boundless said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Awe, well. . .
Glad you enjoyed it, Alan !
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Elevator_Funk said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
another good one
and yes this one deserves a re record. love the atmospheric soloing of that second guitar that started somewhere around 3 mins in. what's your opinion of your guitar-synth? Do you still play it? I always wondered how much I'd use one if I bought one. You could tell the flute wasn't a flute, but maybe it takes practice?
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Boundless said 2972 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Well
I enjoy it. For the simple reason that I'm a better guitar player than piano player. And yes, I still play it quite a bit. For recordings, definitely. It does take practice to get close to the real feel of the sound used - and it takes practice to get used to it, period. This said, as far as I'm concerned, you can almost always tell apart a synth sound from the real thing, however good the sampling and playing is. In any case, I don't compare the two - the synth is the synth, it has its own sound and talking about the GR33, well, like any other synths, it has a few good patches, a bunch of OK ones, and a lot that are so-so.

Best thing, Elevator, if possible, is go in a shop and sit for a while with one of them and try it out. That's what I did and liked what I could do. Guitar-synths had a weakness with good tracking speed, yet now, especially with the hexaphonic pickup, it's pretty tight.

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Elevator_Funk said 2969 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
hmm...
yes I haven't been able to get my hands on one. Maybe if I go to a big city I can try one of these synths out. My local guitar shop salesman didn't like 'em (he had bought one) and decided not to stock them. it's nice to hear what others have to say.
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Boundless said 2969 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
And so
The best is getting to try one and see for yourself. Some won't like it. I did and though it took me a while to get used to it, by now, well, I've used it in many of my postings here, so you can hear for yourself what it can do. I got mine second hand - they don't come cheap - plus, you have to get a midi pickup - that's why I bought the Godin, which had the hexaphonic pickup built in.
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thetiler said 2971 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Lots of
interesting chord and arpeggios, like the open tuning feel this has. Plus the addition of the electric guitars on this is nice and comes across quite nicely. Good counterpoint improvisations in a cool laid back way.

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Boundless said 2971 days ago (May 9th, 2009)
Yes
I like the chords' progression of this piece a lot. I most probably will redo it one day, revisit the whole thing, rearrange it. . .

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I.G.M. said 2960 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
very nice tune
a lot like Pat Metheny`s style, also the tone.
would be nice to hear it in better quality, but good as is.
great work!
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Boundless said 2959 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Metheny. . .
Well
I always take that as a compliment - with a few others
he's been an all time favorites of mine.
As for redoing it, I said it
it just may happen one day
- inshallah.

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mtransue said 2959 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
cool piece
Reminds me of Villa Lobos. The first half is a remarkable piece of classical, but i don't think it mixes well with the second. It sounds to me like a whole new song independent from the intro. Well played, thanks for sharing
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Boundless said 2959 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Hey Max
You got a good hear - they are actually two separate pieces
and I simply used the first as an intro.

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Ibstrat said 2935 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
You
have an incredible touch on the guitar.Pure feeling comes through-no overt showing off. This is really inspiring stuff!
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Boundless said 2935 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Hey Mark
Takes one to see one, as the saying goes. I'm slowly going through your music - listened to a few yesterday and plan to go on tonight - and I can simply say similar things to you - a fine touch, depth of feeling, brilliant ideas, so much beauty. . . So inspiring too.

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