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Suite in E 69 - the Zoom series


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And another one from the vault of old recordings.

Here's what I wrote as an introduction to the 'Zoom series' in the first piece I posted of it :

"Prior to getting a Mac and Logic, apart from what I did with a Boss Loop-station, my first multitrack experiments took place when a friend of mine, going on a trip, left me his Zoom multitrack machine, a model of the first generation - and if I recall rightly, it was also the period when I got my Godin Multiac and the GR33 guitar-synth and was getting acquainted with them. All the tracks of the pieces I did with that machine were done with them, save for the drum tracks which, in some pieces, were done using presets that came with the Zoom.

Listening to those mixes again, I wish I could remix the tracks with the tools and knowledge I have now - they are, for one thing, way too compressed - yet there isn't much I can do, save doing my best to clean the audio files up and tweak them in Logic. They remain fun to listen to and a source of interesting ideas I might come back to eventually."

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So here's a short one - which was meant to be followed by something I never got to do - featuring guitars and strings in the intro, with added bass and trumpet in the short section following it.

Enjoy.
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michaeljayklein said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Applause...
Just superb is all I can say although I could add "outstanding" as well!

Michael
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Boundless said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hey Michael
I'm glad you enjoyed it - I hesitated in posting it, wondering if it wasn't a little too. . incomplete.

Thanks for listening
and coming by !
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ramonaji said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
You are...
an artist from whom I could learn everything... you blow me away.
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Boundless said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Oh, Naaji
YOU blow us all away !

Thanks anyhow !

:-)
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Feter said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Suite in E 69
I m thrilled with these arrpigios ..very well set ...amazing how the one
was able to do such mixing ...but ye ...its the passion of music ......
very inspiring ..the horns ...the bass ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hey Feter
The passion of music - amazing, isn't it. . .

And thanks to you for listening
and sharin' !
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magnatone said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Suite
well, it's just beautiful though ....
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Boundless said 3101 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Well yes
Thought so too - enough to decide to post it.

Thanks Karen !
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kassia said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
boundless
this is beautifully contemplative. the trumpet sound and your guitar tracks melt sweetly into each other. wonderful. thank you.
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Boundless said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Contemplative
It does have that feel. That trumpet - I rarely recorded it, though it's one of the decent guitar-synth's sound for soloing. I'll have to use it more of it on a piece eventually. . .

Thanks for listening, Shay
and for dropping in.
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sloparts said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
For first generation, ans
the fact you were just learning to use the GR33, I'd say you did a hell of a good job on this. It's too bad you don't still have the original tracks left to be able to do the rework you'd like to do on it.

I've run into that on some of my early songs that were recorded on and 8-track reel recorder I had long ago, but has since gone away.

Never the less Bernard, this sounds very nice. As you said, too much compression on it, but it still sounds wonderful for the arranging and musicality. Excellent work my friend.

Ed
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Boundless said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
I know
Wish I had done all this on another set up. I must have worked a few months on that whole series. I was so excited - multitrack recording, finally !

Right, many of us must have some old recordings on all kinds of mediums. Reel tape - someone must have my earliest recordings lying somewhere on those reels.

There's some nice ideas here. The basic fingerstyle piece has a great chord progression. I'll certainly use that again one day.

Thanks for listening, Ed
and for sharing.
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LunaTrick said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Nice work Bernard
Plunder the vaults!
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Boundless said 3100 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
I am ! I am !
Thanks Daniel.
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I.G.M. said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Great,
sounds a lot like the early Pat Metheny.
I`m a big fan of him and I`m glad that you`re here at MJ to share those
little gems with us.

Thx Bernard!
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Boundless said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Well
I'm glad to be able to do so here.

Thanks to you !
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davisamerica said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Bernard
You grace this site ... excellent work
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Boundless said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
And so
do you, Jack.

Thanks !
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Parichayaka said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Full of 'heart'
Beautiful and soothing to listen to this piece. Your guitar playing sounds effortless and poised. Two wonderful qualities to have. It's a great thing to be able to express oneself so eloquently with such simplicity and depth. For us it's equally satisfying listen to that. Thanks for posting this, synths may sound a litlle better nowadays, but technology's got nothing on a soulful tune like that. Just beautiful...
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Boundless said 3099 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Hey Parichayaka
Effortless and poised - feels good to hear that as I've been struggling all day with a solo on a new collab. . .

Thanks for listening
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richardhowardjones said 3099 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
THIS
is just pure gold. Liquid gold in fact. It has the taste of a dry Spanish wine, the colour of sunshine, the smell of freshly mown grass, the sound of the sea and the texture of a woman's thigh. You may have gathered; I like it!
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Boundless said 3099 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
I gathered, I gathered
Who would have believed. . .

Such poetic comment.

Thanks Richard !
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Giusepppe said 3099 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Good subject for the nights of summer
Good subject for the nights of summer here in Spain, good entrances of the instruments
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Boundless said 3098 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Sounds good
A Spanish summer's nights dream. . .

Thanks for listening
Giusepppe !
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Hydrogen3 said 3096 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Suite in E 69 -
This is just beautiful!! Holley
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Boundless said 3096 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Beautiful then
Thanks for listening, Holley
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a line !
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lengold said 3093 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Lovely
emotionally beautiful composition and playing.
Cheers
Len

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Boundless said 3093 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
Thanks Len
for listening and
coming by !
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daibhre said 3091 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
Very pretty
And not over-done, as some of this type of thing gets cluttered. Its an interlude, and as such, it feels just right, I think. Evocative.
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Boundless said 3091 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
An interlude
That sounds about right.

Glad you enjoyed it
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Macaudion said 3091 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
Tasty tasty tasty...
Man!... That's some sweet playing! REALLY enjoyed this! It's especially right at 5:00 A.M (don't ask) Seemingly nothing or nobody else to share the air with but the sweetness of your playing. Beautiful! Thank you! Dion
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Boundless said 3091 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
Hey Dion
Man, you get up early !

: - )

Happy you liked it. I like your touch also
- we ought to collaborate one day. . .

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guitapick said 3081 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Sweet...
...guitar licks over a solid backdrop...nice stuff...no worries about "incomplete"...development's a strength of this site.
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Boundless said 3076 days ago (July 10th, 2009)
True enough
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scottphillips said 2920 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Beautiful
Superb playing on a beautiful composition, i wish it could have lasted longer...
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Oh a surprise visit here
Well, it's only the intro to. . . something.
Inshallah, I'll expand on the idea one day.

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and thanks for
stopping by.
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ktb said 1770 days ago (February 5th, 2013)
Suite in E 69
Metheny-esque and I love that. Only offer the comparison in the highest regards. Quite immersive.
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