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"October Project" is a placeholder title for now. Maybe I'll try some lyrics
for it down the road, but for now the focus is on the sound bed. I'd like to
try to show some improvement from song to song.

Drums/Percussion.
Earlier efforts repeated a hat pattern all the way through the song. This
song avoids the "3-handed drummer" syndrome, and throws in a tambourine loop
over the second iteration of the 3 sections for a little different feel. This song has more fills then prior efforts. I used IDrum here. While I found it pretty easy to work with, I think the selection of crashes and toms is pretty weak, so I extended it with free samples from the internet.

Bass
Although I do own a bass, I can't really play it the proper way with the fingers.
Instead, I use a guitar pick. Although this approach may work for some songs, I
find it really tough to control "note-off" timing with the neccesary precision, for those songs that demand a "punchy" type of bass, So I used midi bass here. Since I don't like any of the stock GB bass samples, I grabbed some free soundfonts, and got them to work with the bs-1 soundfont player, thanks to a tip I found here from Michael2.

Guitar
I worked in an acoustic to this song - figured out how to use the instrument mike, and mix it so it sounds decent if not great.

Loops
The tambourine is a stock GB loop.

Constructive criticism is more then welcome!

Copyright 2009 by David Brown
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Plays: 75
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Uploaded: Nov 04, 2009 - 09:57:45 AM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2009 - 09:57:45 AM Last Played: May 07, 2018 - 07:26:20 AM
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Comments
Calchas said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Looking forward
to a finished version of this with vocals and all. Sounds pretty damn good Dave, although I'd bring the bass up just a tad.

Be well friend!
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dave_b said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
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Thanks for dropping by Micheal.. Glad you liked it. I was having second thoughts about the bass levels too, but I figured I'd let it go for version 1.
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mybravedesign said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
i like....
how you give a rundown on this.....
the fills sound good... i really like the tone...
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dave_b said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
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Thanks for the listen Sean - I'm learning that a lot of attention to seemingly small details can make a big difference
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Feter said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
October Project
This is nice ..sounds like a session for
a singer to sing over it ...I feel its a big
need to has a vocal sing with it ..you used
two guitar they dont sync well as a unison
for one reason you played them different ..
the bass and drums are really good ..the whole
song sounds so nice and with spirit ..good job
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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dave_b said 3582 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
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Hi Feter. Thanks for the listen, and for your comments. Now we're getting somewhere! Yup, I left a lot of room for a melody line on purpose. I tried the two guitars on different parts as an experiment; I will try it again either with the parts more closely aligned, or just drop back to one rhythm guitar.
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Kody106 said 3581 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
good
guitar. simply good guitar:D sounds as if there is a reverb which makes it sound like its coming from a stadium. as if performed live! i like it!
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dave_b said 3581 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
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Hi Kody. Thanks for listening, glad you liked the guitar!
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johnnyblues said 3581 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Up-Beat
Nice Feel - Happy-go-Lucky song. Pretty damn good Indeed!
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dave_b said 3581 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
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Thanks for the listen John, glad you liked it.
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DarkPlanet said 3580 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Talking Heads!
Wow nice bed for some fun lyrics! I agree with JB its very upbeat!
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dave_b said 3580 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
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Thanks for dropping by and your kind comment. Fun is good!
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egobandit said 2298 days ago (May 11th, 2013)
nice gem
going through some older songs of yours and noticed I didnt listen to this a very cool ride love the jangle sounding guitar glad I caught this!
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dave_b said 2297 days ago (May 11th, 2013)
Hi Tim
Thanks for listening to this old one. I'll have to listen again myself, I don't remember it :)
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