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Legacy #5 (New Recording)


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Llarion

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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This is the new recording of my old recording of Legacy #5, a song I did on my first CD back in 2003 and wrote in 1983. The old recording is here: http://www.macjams.com/song/77573

I wasn't satisfied with it, because it was not my vision. I lacked the equipment and access to people to do what I envisioned. Now that I CAN do those things, the song is fully realized. This is still a "beta"; I plan to do more with the strings, and this is a very rough and dirty mix; but it gets the song across, and I wanted you to hear it. No D/L for now; it's still in progress, and I can't give the whole record away, right? :)

This song also marks the debut of my new toy - Pianoteq. It is, in my opinion, the finest piano sound on the software market. It is not sampled, it is MODELED. You can control things like string length, hammer bounce, how present the sound of the sustain pedal is, lots of things you simply cannot do in a sampled piano. Plus, it's lightning quick, instead of many GB of samples, the entire program is about 64MB.

The lovely flute is played by Stacey Knights.

=+=+=+ Final Mix is live!
I didn't want to be redundant and upload it here a third time, but it's done. I added a cello part, a high string part, boosted the piano (per the consensus requests here), and gave it a little more edge so it would cut better, and bumped the kick drum up a tiny bit. You may enjoy it here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/18403376
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Song Stats
Hits: 1609
Comments: 24
Fans: 16
Plays: 119
Downloads: 0
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 21, 2013 - 09:32:29 PM
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2013 - 10:01:03 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 09:17:50 PM
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Hardware:
Gretsch Renown Drums
Peavey Foundation bass
Luna Vicki Genfan Signature model guitar
Yamaha MO8 (MIDI CONTROLLER USE ONLY)

FLUTE - Stacey Knights
Software:
Presonus Studio One 2.5
PIanoteq 4.5
Comments
ste said 1314 days ago (August 22nd, 2013)
smooth
indeed. flute is great. might bring that piano is a bit but great backing. really like the bass
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Llarion said 1314 days ago (August 22nd, 2013)
Thanks man!
Yeah I'm still fussing with the mix. Now that I've slept on it, I hear a lot of things that need tweaking. :)
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PeterB7858 said 1314 days ago (August 22nd, 2013)
Legacy #5 (PRELIM MIX)
The live flute adds the extra dimension needed to really carry the melody along and give the piece that extra thematic and dynamic impact. The piano and bass sound really warm and float in the background to tremendous effect. A few balance tweaks and it will sound fantastic. Super smooth. Thanks, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 1312 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
smooth indeed
Really great flute part. And the rest of the mix also sounds professional. Like you, I'm smitten with PianoTeq; you could have turned up the piano a little bit more in the mix. I wouldn't have minded at all. The bass, cool as it is, could take up a little less of the spectrum.
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jfisenne said 1312 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
Legacy #5
This sounds really good in my headphones! Nice flute playing by Stacey. Thanks again for all your help with my last song. It was nice to finally learn how to share files to collaborate with others on macjams.
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Philip18 said 1312 days ago (August 23rd, 2013)
Legacy
The live flute makes a difference, Phil. Much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 1312 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
The difference
is clear Phil, a lovely orchestration that's clearer for each individual instruments....yes its relaxing and it takes me back style-wise to the 70's and 80's TV themes, especially with the swelling symbol occasionally giving the feel of sea spray.....beautiful work, regards M
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lyzak said 1312 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Legacy #5
Melody and feel of your tune flow and promote a feeling of optimism.
I understand how the quality of your music is "Way up there," after reading about all you put into it to hearing your vision emerge. Enjoyed Pianoteq description as well.
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oldlibmike said 1311 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Lovely piece
Great piano and the live flute does sound fantastic in this. Ditto on brinng up the piano a bit but that might be my curiosity to just hear it better to assess the plugin :)
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alackbass said 1311 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Legacy #5 (New Recording)
You slowed the tempo a bit. Good call. It allows the beautiful melodies to breathe more. The flute is ideal in this piece. I like how you reworked the bass line. These new slap parts fit better than those on the previous version. Great fingerstyle lines and your tone is outstanding.
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Llarion said 1311 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Thanks man!
Yeah, I backed off on the funk a little bit; it was oddly juxtaposed at the gentler tempo. :) You called it exactly, I slowed it down because I wanted the "space" to be able to grow and breathe...
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Llarion said 1311 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Thank you so much everyone! :)
I've been tweaking and tweaking; I have it sounding smoother. Yeah, Pianoteq is really amazing; I like where the piano is sitting, I don't want it to dominate too much, but you can hear all sorts of demos at their site; pianoteq.com. I have the Stage version with the Rock Kit pack which includes the Rhodes/Wurlitzer sounds, a clavinet suite, and a touring Yamaha C5 model. There's a certain brilliant solo pianist here that I'm trying to stick the needle in on him.. :)
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davidsmith99 said 1311 days ago (August 24th, 2013)
Nice!
I like this piece a lot. I know it's a rough mix; I would bring the piano out much more, the strings and percussion you have seem quite sufficient to support the flute & piano. (And yea Stacey)
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IbotenicParadigm said 1311 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Fine
Playing, recording and composition. Stacey's solo is swell. I, too, love physical modeling (the piano sounds great!)
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Llarion said 1310 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Final Mix is live!
I didn't want to be redundant and upload it here a third time, but it's done. I added a cello part, a high string part, boosted the piano (per the consensus requests here), and gave it a little more edge so it would cut better, and bumped the kick drum up a tiny bit. You may enjoy it here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/18403376

Let me know if you like the final tweaks!
Check out my latest song called Door to Babylon
sammydix said 1310 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
Legacy
i juse eeeeeased into the song. sounds pretty damned good for a rough n dirty. that flute floats thru the piece. gotta check out the Pianoteq. googling now...
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Llarion said 1309 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Thanks man!
Yeah, I was floored when I was first exposed to Pianoteq. Had. To. Have. It.
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Sigmund said 1309 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Legacy #5
Hey Phil - the slower tempo does relax the piece a bit. The flute part fits perfectly. I also think this new mix sounds more contemporary. Gotta go listen to the finished version, but I enjoyed this - nice work!
Sig
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Llarion said 1309 days ago (August 26th, 2013)
Thank you kind sir!
Hope you enjoy the finished goods too!
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MartinD28 said 1308 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
Legacy 5
Nice smooth sound - wonderful flute and lovely to listen to, especially on a lazy summer afternoon. Ditto on increasing the piano, but not if it crowds out the flute. I really like the tune.
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Llarion said 1308 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
Thanks man!
The final mix is up on Reverbnation, see link newly added to the description! :)
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KCsGROOVE said 1307 days ago (August 28th, 2013)
Legacy
wonderful and gentle piece
Those keys sound wonderful indeed...
fine work on the flute
cool basswork too
Topstuff
KC
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Franciscus_Henri said 1307 days ago (August 28th, 2013)
very full sound
And great mix I know above you wrote you're not quite happy .....Truth is we never are or we,d stop. I like the idea of revisiting provisions recordings.
Phil18 just posted something I recorded in 1972 ( before I was born)
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paul f. page said 1298 days ago (September 6th, 2013)
Smooth and mellow...
I love the flute solo and the whole general feel of this peaceful number. And, yes, the piano does have a very nice timbre to it, though it is awfully overshadowed by the volume of the bass (certainly a wonderful element, but to my ears just a bit much and intruding on the piano too much). Your musical ideas here are really rich and you've created what I would call "a pretty song" — and I mean that in the absolute nicest way. This is a number I would mind hearing a good number of times because it is just so pleasant and well-produced.
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