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Dancing Monks [davamix] by Kassia


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davajonah

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I really liked Kassia's "Dancing Monks" and asked her if I could have a play around with it. She agreed, sent me the files, and this is what I came up with! I slowed it down, changed the synth voices and added a few bits of padding. I left the wonderful guitar section just as it was, but doubled it so you hear it twice. I also tried to give the percussion a bit more sparkle.

There are thirteen tracks altogether and I've used the Omnisphere, Rapture and Zebra 2 softsynths.

You can find the original here: http://www.macjams.com/song/65183

Anyway, a wonderful original. Hope I haven't messed it up too much! Thanks Shay.
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Downloads: 60
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Uploaded: Dec 21, 2010 - 05:52:21 AM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011 - 04:35:37 AM Last Played: Jan 23, 2019 - 09:14:48 PM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Rokit 5s
Software:
Logic Pro, Omnisphere, Rapture, Zebra 2
Comments
crissew said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Very nice work
Love the sounds you chose for this, very good interepretation of Kassia's great piece. Enjoyed it!
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks!
Shay's file was great to work with. I'm glad you like my version.
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magnatone said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Dancing Monks
OOH Dave, this is really cool! Shay told me you were doing an interpretation of her hang drum piece so I've been watching for this! Some very creative, well thought out ideas - came together really well. Very fun track - happy holidays!
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks K
Glad you liked!
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Reinholt56 said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Hi Dave.....
a great mix this......your work complements Kassia's own. You choice with percussion and the other refinements fit together very well.

Have a great Christmas and 2011.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks Paul
The percussion is Shay's really. I just tweaked the settings a bit. It was a good file to work with.

Good holiday to you also!
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Ex_Silentio said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Morphing monks
Wonderful recasting of the original. Such a quick turnaround, Dave. Either you're a round-the-clock working machine or you were inspired. I offer a virtual holiday toast to both you and Kassia for this lovely and engrossing piece of music. Top production also and of course.
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Morphing Monks!
Like that! No, I'm not a workaholic, but rather someone who just just finished "proper" work. Gave me a bit of time to play with this delicious tune!

Thanks D.
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michael2 said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
nice
this is great, love how sparse it is. interesting how different your interpretation is (versus the one that particle dots and I did). great stuff.
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thank you.
I had no idea you two were working on a version of this also! It's good that both were posted at roughly the same time. They are very different, as you say, and I like yours too.
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kassia said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
awesome!
i just love this. great sound choices. this is pure davajonah genius and i'm thrilled you had so much fun with it. woot!
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
I'm so
pleased you liked it! Had you not, it wouldn't have been posted. I have to say, it was a real pleasure working on your file and I thank you again!
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rok41 said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Dancing Monks
I was a big fan of the original, and this is a different vibe and I like it too! Love the soundscape here, nice job.
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davajonah said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
I'm
still a big fan of the original. Cracking tune! I'm glad I was allowed to be let loose on it!

Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 3071 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Value added
Congratulations Dave. You have value-added wonderfully to Kassia's original piece. The result is intricate and absorbing. Best wishes to both of you. Regards, Peter.
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davajonah said 3070 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thank you
Value added eh? Like a tax!

Have a good Christmas.
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Moviz said 3070 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Love
what you added Dave with the pace giving a wonderful impression of movement and space.... quite Oriental in feel.....,great collab; have a nice Christmas . Regards M
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Henke said 3069 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Great work here Dave
You really brought these Monks to the top of the mountain, so to speak, even though they were pretty far up before also...

Thanks for the copy :-)

Have yourself a wonderful end of this year and a new 2011!

/Henke
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Char said 3069 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
This is
still as meditative as Shay's piece but it is more "orchestral", if that is the proper word. Very fine work. Thank you.
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Mosaica said 3069 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Atmospheric
Varied textures here, and you achieved the "spatial" aspect in the mix. Love the drums and the reverb of the sounds at the back of the mix - I can imagine it being used in a "sound bath" session.
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Diviner said 3065 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Good remix
Well done Dave, proper remix of your ideas with Shay's track, I like what you have done with this as you given it a different direction.
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