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Blast Furnace


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oldlibmike

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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A jazz fusion piece featuring Akai EWI sax, trumpet and brass section solos along with FM8 keyboards and Kontakt drums and funk bass.
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Hits: 980
Comments: 7
Fans: 2
Plays: 51
Downloads: 40
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Uploaded: Mar 02, 2013 - 03:18:09 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2013 - 03:18:09 PM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 02:45:13 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Akai EWI, Akai MPK mini
Software:
Logic Express, Samplemodeling Tenor sax, Wivi Band, Kontakt, FM8
Comments
Moviz said 1664 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
Great 'play'
between the percussion and the instruments.... has a temperamental stomping around feel which is very enjoyable.... excellent clarity and space between the instruments too, regards M
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VicDiesel said 1664 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
Funky!
Nice piece. The brass is fairly nifty, but it being a notoriously hard to synthesize instrument I would have buried it a bit more in the mix. Still, cool.
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oldlibmike said 1663 days ago (March 4th, 2013)
Thanks!
I was pretty happy with the brass section and sax portions, but the Wivi trumpet isn't the best when played solo. I keep playing with the channel strip to see if I can get the timbre I'm after but I think the solution will ultimately be getting samplemodeling's trumpet at some point (my chops are too old for real trumpet!). I appreciate the feedback!
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richard13 said 1662 days ago (March 5th, 2013)
If it sounds like this
in a blast furnace, can you get me a job in one? You probably took that photo just down the road in Bethlehem, right? (I have a piece of exposed I-beam in my living room with Bethlehem on it.)
This is cool and funky Mike, and while the timbres may not sound like real instruments they don't bother me because I know they aren't, if that makes any sense. Another enjoyable listen, thanks.
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oldlibmike said 1662 days ago (March 5th, 2013)
Thanks Richard!
Yes this is local to me. In fact there is a very nice cabaret with full glass windows that look out on that blast furnace. Its cleaned up a bit and they light it up at night while we get to listen to jazz or other bands in the SteelStacks. "Real instrument sounds" has always been a holy grail of mine from the late 90s to the present. With current modeling and the EWI I am damned close :). I don't have any great trumpet plugins as of yet due mainly to budget, but they exist. The saxes I think work great and I was happy with the horn section. The trumpets in solo, aren't really that great (Wivi Band plugin).
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paul f. page said 1661 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
Cool.
I like this, Mike...especially the dissonances you throw in off and on. The incessant rhythm keeps this chugging along with a lot of energy. Like the multi-dimentional graphic you've chosen, this track lends itself to many solos, so it's definitely of the jazz genre. You know what? I'll bet if you put just a bit of reverb behind this whole thing, you'd be surprised at how much it opens the audio pallet up. This is a very interesting track and I enjoyed listening to it very much.
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oldlibmike said 1660 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
Thanks Paul!
I'll have to play with the mastering a bit. I must admit the weak part of my setup is the speakers. I keep buying plugins instead of good studio monitors!
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Name: Michael Taylor
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Got into MIDI with an early Soundblaster AWE-32 and Cakewalk and later rediscovered with my Apple and Garageband and now with Logic 9 and Akai EWI. Musical influences in no particular order: Steely Dan, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Je... [see more]

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