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Sandpaper Smoothie


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guitapick

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Description
My first experiment with "looping".

I went to a workshop on GB4 for my job. Learned a bunch of stuff and spent a couple of hours that night experimenting on GB2. L-O-T-S of fun.

This is anything but finished...I'll be playing around with it as time goes on. It's short and I want to add some live guitar...

Lots of other stuff on the front burner, though...if anyone wants to add to this, please feel free...
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Lyrics
"Oh give me a home..."
Song Stats
Hits: 3835
Comments: 49
Fans: 12
Plays: 155
Downloads: 127
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Nov 27, 2007 - 10:58:29 PM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2007 - 11:10:10 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2017 - 10:55:20 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G4
Software:
GB2
Comments
Ibstrat said 4032 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
I'm not really qualified
to comment on this cause I know nothing about looping.It's really funky though, and mesmerizing.Those synth washes over the top sound really cool.If this is your 1st try I'd like to see what you are doing in 6 months!
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guitapick said 4029 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Hey Mark...
...hopefully I'll get back to this...it's really fun. You'd like it. Hoping some folks do some stuff with it...
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said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Nice work
And it sure is a track some one/you can add some to get it even better.
Very nice put together and it sure is fun you don't need to ask me I KNOW.

Cheers
--
Kenta
guitapick said 4029 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Yep...
...I have now gotten a very big boost in appreciation for what you electro loop (and more) wizards can do...

Thanks, kenta...
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DWL said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
A good starting point
wish I had the time to add stuff.

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 4029 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Yeah...
...wish I had the time to do all I want to do, too...

Thanks for the listen, Dick.
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psexnyc said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
I Recognize One Of Those Loops
I used that guitar loop in a little video I put together on YouTube:

Anyway, you're gonna have to drop some of that GB knowledge on some of us around here!!
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psexnyc said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Oops...
I thought that the link to my use of that guitar loop would pop up in that post. Oh well....if you want to click away from MJ for a minute, here it is. You're from NYC, so maybe you'll appreciate the location of the video.

Polar Bear Swim
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guitapick said 4028 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
~
...just too cooooooool, psexnyc...Central Park Zoo...love it...really fine tune, too. Thanks for the link...
:)
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drakonis said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Ah those early loopy joys
I recognize the loops, and I also see the excitement here that many of us had when we first found how fun it was to do the loopy-lego-block building in GarageBand. Looks like the class got you jump-started in blending stuff well, and your keen compositional ear kept things from getting too wacky. Welcome to yet another creative mode of composition!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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guitapick said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Well said...
...sir drak. I've been thinking I want to play with the pan on the distorted guitar loop...but, yeah: it's exciting to get into a new mode of expression.

Back to my wooden boxes for now, though...want to complete enough tunes for my cd. Just need to record them (which, it turns out, is an art in itself...as you all know).

Thanks guy(s)...
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michael2 said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
so
out of character for you, but a good funky ride. you should be scoring cop shows for TV.
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Feter said 4032 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Sandpaper Smoothie
Cool experiment ...sound fun !
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Doug Somers said 4031 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
If Alan Parsons plus Tangerine Dream had gone funk....
Very cool fusion of styles. Loops can be great fun. I'm keen to hear what you do with the guitar - when you have time!

Thanks,
Doug
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kristyjo said 4031 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
Loops are fun -
I do enjoy the occasional tastefully arranged loop piece. Your talents as a guitarist layered over this will be something to look forward to. To me, that's the magic of GarageBand - the ability to combine loops with live with software instruments with MIDI files.
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guitapick said 4031 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Thanks, Kristy...
It might be awhile before I add to this...working on my acoustic tunes...but glad you liked it and can relate.


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damiengh said 4031 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
uh-ooh
uh-ooh, your in trouble now. Your in another land where your guitar will be inspired to interact with lots of shady motifs, propelling you into a whirlwind of character bending and testing.

You may not know yourself when your done, but you'll be better for it. Like after eating forbidden fruit, you are changed forever.

Who knows, you may start tackling movie soundtracks to action movies where you can finally wear proudly, those giant sunglasses from the 70's that you have had hidden for all these years in that locked chest in your basement.
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guitapick said 4031 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
~
How did you know about my sunglasses?
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said 4031 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Cool!
This has the making to be a really cool instrumental.
I would lay down a solid rhythm and then some solos over this bad momma.

VERY cool first loop thang bro.

I like it a lot.
peacepiano said 4030 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Cool sound
This is pretty cool. If you tell me the key and time signature I might come up with something.

Thanks
Bill
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guitapick said 4030 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Key of:
Cmaj...4/4 time signature...120 btm...Mr. Newbie stock stuff...this is my first open collab. No pressure on anyone...but looking forward to anything that does come out.
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peacepiano said 4029 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Thanks
for the info. No flats or sharps, couldn't be much easier :)
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said 4030 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Opposites
I always enjoy hearing an accomplished musician having fun with the loops GB has to offer.

Of course I'm the opposite. I started out messing around with loops before GB was even available. Tinkering with loops after GB came out inspired me to take piano lessons.

What a cool job you've got that you had to go to a workshop for GB4! I hope you didn't let on to the boss about how much fun it really was, hehe. Very nice track you have here. Should make for a great bed to play your guitar to.
guitapick said 4030 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
That's interesting...
...I really like your keyboard work. Great that GB inspired you that way. Cool study of opposites.

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said 4030 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Funky buS
i LIKE THE SANDPAPER smoothie Idea cool jammin Enjoyed
guitapick said 4028 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Seemed...
...like the right title...fine grit...smoothes things out.

Thanks...best to you...
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echoroom said 4029 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
New for you...
... but you put this together with aplomb. Nice work.

steve
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guitapick said 4027 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Thanks, Steve...
...it means a lot to me.
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said 4027 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
bring on the funk
as a viable musical tool, i think looping is awesome. i only wish i knew more about it...i have only done a couple of looping things in the past, and they were no where as cool as this. nicely done, bro.
Allen
guitapick said 4027 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
~
Thanks, Allen. Rock on...

btw: I don't hate you and I love true metal...interesting forum post)
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musichead said 4026 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
sounds good
Sounds good to me. I did a loop project. Its been awhile back.
I really enjoyed myself when I did that project. It has a great feel.
I liked the synth washes as well!!
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guitapick said 4026 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Thanks...
...a bit off my beaten path...but that's what stimulates those neural paths, ain't it?
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SmokeyVW said 4026 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
threw me for a loop
i'll trot out my usual excuse: not enough time to listen to a half a percent of everything here.

but wait - that sounds familiar - no, wait, that does too, hey! so does that! - hey... what's going on here? you're using all my old GB faves... LOL

just read your Description, nevermind.

cool! i like it!!!

thanks

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SmokeyVW said 4026 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
also
keep at it

i like software instruments

why?

YOU CAN CHANGE THE NOTES

it's endlessly fun

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guitapick said 4026 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Thanks, Smokey...
...glad you like it...

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bonnieprincejohnny said 4025 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Merci beaucoup...
for sharing this smashin' wee tune. I'm familiar with the strings loop you used and expect you'll hear it in quite a few gb numbers in some waveform or another. The guitar work is fab by the way. Be lucky.
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guitapick said 4025 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Thanks...
...loops are much cooler that I'd imagined. Must tread carefully...as they can take me away from my current "focus"...

Nice of you to visit...I like your "name"...may I call you "your carousing highness"?

;)

bobbyp
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davisamerica said 4024 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
right then
done your homework well! this was poppin cool!
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guitapick said 4024 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Yes...
...I am a good student. Hands folded, sitting at my desk. Do my homework first thing after school on Fridays...

This stuff's amazing...I'm a teacher and my kids are really getting into it. Glad you liked...
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ktb said 4022 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
smoothie strz
great orchestration, cool tune. Dig those really long synth pads that cascade in and out of the funky rythyms.
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Enrique Gil said 4022 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Hi there!
Its always good to hear your music.Quite nice I;d say. I have absolutely no experience with loops, but this piece sounds great!
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lengold said 4022 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
Nice funky
feel here Bob. Those loops can get a bit addictive if you are not careful. I spent a long time playing with them. Have a few things on my disc that last about 12 minutes each.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 4017 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
Beware of loops - they lead to harder stuff
Fun track - I can see you're gonna get into this. I'm looking forward to hearing you work your guitar magic over some funky section.
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blind_diamond said 3997 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
NICE!
That was cool...as a smoothie!
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said 3917 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Well well

loop da loop lol
yeah great sounds, neatly woven very nice. sound textures and rthems
. What I like about the GB loops is you can also add live instruments software to them which is what I do most times.Sometimes
they work out sometimes not. But its fantastic fun creating music in GB
and thats what its all about. Cheers
Peace Dee.
guitapick said 3916 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
~
Told myself I'd add some guitars when I made this up...still on the backburner, though...someday...

This was my first loopfest. Lots of fun...feel free to download and add some stuff if you get the inclination...
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said 3916 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
Cheers might just do that.

good idea ok thanks.


sloparts said 3834 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
Pretty Darn Good
for a tenth try, much less a first. Man where do I apply for a job that gives training in GB4 as part of the job, I want in.

Love the way you wove different sounds and instruments into and out of this Bob, Nice job. Can't wait to hear what you do with it in the future.

Looking forward to the next addition.

Ed
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edpdx said 3593 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Spunky
and catchy, wow, I love this, is sooo cool.

I really do not like loops and find that people who can make music with them are very talented, and this is one of them.

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