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Don't Wake The Baby (2007 MJ Drumoff)


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Pie

 Genre: Rock (instrumental)

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Here's my submission for the 2007 MJ Drumoff. Don't Wake The Baby. The whole piece was programmed directly into ProTools with the Pen Tool. Special care was taken to add in timing errors and varying time keeping to make the piece sound as 'human' as possible. No loops, no real drums. BFD is great, isn't it? All that remained was a little fun with the mic for talk-overs. I could have carried on for ever and I've submitted this early but it stops me tweaking for an eternity and lets me concentrate on some 'real' music. Hope you dig.
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Lyrics
It's an instrumental, dummy!
Song Stats
Hits: 4307
Comments: 30
Fans: 11
Plays: 401
Downloads: 118
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Jan 23, 2007 - 05:45:01 PM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2007 - 05:47:50 PM Last Played: Dec 29, 2014 - 04:54:52 PM
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Hardware:
Quad PowerMac G5, Digi 002 Rack, Rode NT-1
Software:
ProTools LE 7.3, BFD 1.5
Comments
Macaudion said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
You...
LOL!!!

Dats all I gotta say...
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Macaudion said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Oh yeah...
And, damn!!! What a stinch...

Nice art too!

But don't anybody go getting any ideas to post early - This man just happened to have the jewels to pull it off!

I like a good show... Thank you! Macca

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said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Uh Oh....
What did I get myself into- haha. Man, this is great! I thought about using a rock kit and going this route, but never in my wildest dreams could I have come close to this one. And yup, BFD does sound great- very authentic. The tempo change was cool and had me wondering how you did that. (written notes, or tempo change with Pro Tools)
Pie said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Speed up?
It was a tempo change in ProTools.

Cheers, for the feedback.

:-)


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said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
LOL
VERY nicely done... still a few "tells" though. lol
said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
hmmm
I listened close to hear the midi effect, but I never did. This is the most convincing midi drum session I've ever heard. For that, I will brew over it and wait to hear everyone elses jam before I vote.
I really like that you used a lot of white space to enhance the sound.
Very very very good work here Pie.

Woot!
I. Spike said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Another nice slice...
This baby rocks!
He even has the funk face on, so I know he's groovin' hard!
Fun bit that I'm sure took a lot more time than you originally ad planned for it.
Solid.

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rtcooper said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
HIGH STAKES TABLE
They don't put That SOUND in no Box!



Look. Is that the Baby dancing?



VBR,

Cooper
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rtcooper said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
ANSWERED PRAYERS?
Rumor Has It, Tracktion 3 will handle BFD



Now, That would be Sweet.



-rtc

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perceptualvortex said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Well
I totally agree with EE; this sounds like live playing to me. Pretty amazing, actually. The vocal bits are a hilarious touch, but add greatly to the authenticity. I love the beats. The rolls are great and very convincing. I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be tweaking this for eternity; I'd love to hear some bigger, tom-filled fills, going across barlines, and some more outrageous beats (though some of these beats are pretty mind-bendingly cool). But still, there's plenty of tasty drumming here, with that cool syncopated ride, all those flourishes and details with the hi-hat, grace notes and rolls... I'm floored to be honest; it would be amazing to see this played live.

O, and obviously the debate is over, concerning whether MIDI drums can ever compete with the sound of real playing, hahaha!
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Pie said 3977 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Thanks for the...
Thanks for the feedback. I'm not familiar with all the terminology you used but I think it was complimentary. Actually I'm counting praise from you as high praise indeed in the realms of rhythm.
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Ed Hannifin said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Wow, Pie...
That is one daunting opening salvo...

In a blind taste test, I'd never have picked this as programmed anything... It sounds like a loose and funky drummer having fun...

There's rhythm to it, and humor, and it's just the complete antithesis of what I would think of as "programmed music"....

Well. The game's just begun, and you've opened with a strong hand...

Can't wait to hear what the others come up with...

Ed

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ledebutant said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
One Rule with two parts...
Never get into a land war in Asia and never bet against a man named after a dessert, especially Pie or Napoleon.
said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
I'm NOT going to listen...
...till the contest due date. In case I get inspired to complete my efforts. But, I imagine THIS is amazing!!!

Alimar
said 3968 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
I came back for a listen...
Really original approach to this excercise! Great, natural 'flow' of the 'skins'.



Alimar




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announcer said 3978 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Tell us about the effects
It sounds like you chose just the right reverb setting to give the set a "real' feel in a "real" room. Good stuff.
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Pie said 3977 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Well...
the beauty of BFD is that you can route each individual drum to it's own channel and control the wet/dry mix on each piece. Plus the fact you can mix in overheads mics, room mics, and PZM mics. You can also control the overspill of sound from one drum's mic to another. ENdless and daunting options. This of course is not mentioning the fact you can custom build your kits from 100s of combinations. BFD is a very awesome piece of software. it's basically a drum studio in plug-in form.


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Einarus said 3977 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Man...
If I hadn't read your description I would've been positive that this was a live recording.

Hit it!

-Einar S.
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jiguma said 3976 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Bloody amazing!
Never would have picked this for midi. This must have taken ages to do, but sounds like it was a lot of fun and probably worth every second!
Excellent!
Neil
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TobinMueller said 3976 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Better than Memorex
Astoundingly real. Also, very nice arrangement. I immediately order BFD. You should get a commission. Are all these sounds standard? Wow. And the picture is a classic. Sounds like a studio drummer killing time before the band shows (altho I have a feeling a real drummer couldn't have helped but play some faster runs, more rolls, just to show off). Some of the best studio moments... and its the studio in your head! I dig.
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Drew Kopr said 3976 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Nice
Great art; great drum sound; pretty good programming in about 10% of the piece, but 90% really boring.
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Pie said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
10% ?
10% ? I overshot there, I think.

:-)


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Drew Kopr said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Nice
Yeah, I was just messing with you. It is very cool and well done. I'd say about 95% boring. Nah, just kidding man. 100% right on the money!!!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
you pass the audition
really pie... this is exactly what I TRY to accomplish when i program... I really listened for that machine sound... and it never appeared... very human... I can appreciate how much work this is...

exellent & groovin'
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kristyjo said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
This is great
I would never have picked this up as MIDI if you hadn't said so. Great feel, and the vocals are a nice touch.
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thoddi said 3974 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
really midi?
This is stunning dude.
I will have to order a copy of that drum gizmo... BFD you say? The programming is very clever. A drum sound is one thing, but being able to make that groove..
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Parichayaka said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Whaa?
I played drums in different groups for a few years, and I'm totally impressed! I'm glad you're talking about how you did this, I would have been dying to know if you actually play the drums or not. And I agree with EE, this definitely is the best midi drum session I've heard. Then again, it's not like we didn't know you were a good musician, but to get make midi drums sound like that, that's something else. Great job there.
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ktb said 3970 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
so freakin real
I would never have been able to tell it wasn't real drums. such a huge sound. your care to make the playing nuanced, with a that live player variation, really shows off. not an easy thing to do. bravo pie
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eleveneyes said 3927 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
BFD?!?!?!
MUST GET BFD!!!! Amazing! Once I get BFD I don't think I'll ever leave the studio! Amazing job programming this. I would have never guessed in a million years that this was programmed. Wow. I'm blown away!!!! Tobin's right...you should get commision.
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mvh9591 said 3903 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
woooo_____
Thanks for the wonderful samples Pie


Enjoyed...........

mvh : )
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