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Spaghetti Western



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A mock-epic Western parody built on every cliche from all the bad Saturday night movies, as well as the indomitable E. Morricone, and of course, Clint.
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Uploaded: May 08, 2007 - 11:31:37 AM
Last Updated: May 06, 2007 - 10:21:07 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 02:36:00 AM
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apb said 4485 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
enjoyed this ..

singing reminds me a bit of the Counting Crows singer ..
the music a blend of Bon Jovi and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Didn't
catch much spagetti or even just pasta myself ;o)
Fun listen, tight playing - must listen to some more.
Was it some live recording from a desk, with the crowd
noise from the mics?
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apb said 4485 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
.. oh, I forgot, where is my manners: welcome to Macjams!
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Boschen said 4480 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
We're here, we're weird...
Thanks for the welcome, sorry for glacially slow reply. This song is an interesting story, just because it demonstrates the strength and flexibility of Garageband. The song is a mock up, a mix of live and studio tracks blended, looped, and mixed to create the illusion of a seamless track.

The base tracks were recorded on a Nomad digital recorder in our basement rehearsal space, mixed down on the fly, and saved as a WAV file. The WAV was imported into GB as the master base track.

I had another live recording of the same song, saved as a WAV, but the performance wasn't as strong. I took portions of the crowd noise from that track, then edited and looped them into a sort of atmospheric background party babble. To this I added a few accents like the breaking glass at the top of the track. I mixed these down to a one track, exported it, and reimported it to save space.

Now I had the base rhythm tracks, plus a single track of background crowd sounds. I tracked the slide guitar parts and acoustic guitar solo direct into GB through a Mobile pre USB interface. The vocals were laid in the same way. Mixdown was done in GB.

I was really interested in this song as a demonstration of what I could do with GB. I'm working on a new version that will be the used for a video we're working on.

Now the band has a Phonic firewire mixer, and we multitrack directly into GB. The results are far superior to what we were doing at the time the Spaghetti Western track was recorded, because of the added multitrack capability. I'll have a new posting of our latest results using that method very soon.

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