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tokai

 Genre: Art Rock

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I got a bass recently so i decided to make a few tunes inspired by it.
Been playing around with reverbs and delay, not sure if i have completely overdone it or not, because i do not have monitors at present. Sounds better in my phones, but even then i am not happy with the bass sound this end, i started to play around with logic bass amps, compression and the verb, it might have sounded better before with just the bass coming into the mac via the M audio device. So, if you have any comments about the overall sound and anything that could be improved please let me know, gently.

Inspired by a comment by Reggie and his arrange page from Sheep.

Many thanks to John Libby for his help on this track. Once again he comes up with the goods. He send me all the piano and synth parts and wonderful they are too. Arise sir John.

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Hits: 3013
Comments: 26
Fans: 20
Plays: 228
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: Jul 27, 2009 - 03:17:23 PM
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2009 - 03:25:12 PM Last Played: Jul 22, 2017 - 04:29:01 PM
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Hardware:
Crono Bass, Yamaha SG, M audio, Pod Xt and whatever John uses.
Software:
mac and logic.
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Well me
likes this... The reverb sounds like a cool recording hall... This has some great legs my friend.
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kassia said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
holy moly
that is some sweet sweet playing - all around. this is just killer stuff. wow.
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Z293 said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Nothing like a new instrument
to give you inspiration. I'll have to check it out in the studio later but listening through cheap headphones right now the bass sounds pretty good to me. The guitar cuts through nicely and John makes it all blend together as usual. Nice showcase for the both of you.
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Feter said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
chi
WO ...this is terrific ...what a groovey bass
line ..the geta itself is a sphere here ...but
ye I can hear ktb taste on here with alot of
floydian approach ...this is so good ...I feel
it ..this is huge ...headbangin here ..its that
good ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Skean said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Neat
That bass is awesome, the git make it flow, sweet as sugar, I love it. Nice work guys..Great track bro, thanks
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Wummimann said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
...
interresting fusion, good piano and guitar playing.
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ramonaji said 2981 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
excellent work!
such skill and talent. I love it.
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lavalamp said 2981 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Digging this
Atmospheric and cool. Enjoyed this on to the MAX

Dave
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ktb said 2981 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
verb
its like cowbell, you can never have too much :-) Steve, don't know if this is tweaked a little differently than the last version I caught but it sounds doubly cool. Love the way you placed the keys. Great big ambiance here. That middle section breaks down & up nicely! Here's hoping that bass inspires many more
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chronologic said 2979 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
good tokai ambiance
You da man. You put your photographic sense for "place" into your music and I always enjoy that. The reverb sounds great on my system, it's just right for this type of piece. The jazzy inflections are cool, the occasional "off" sound is kind of expected for the experimental jazz, not sure if you meant that but it works out well in that middle section. I could take it or leave it on that part. While it happens a lot in jazz recordings I never learned to love it! But after a few listens I get more used to it and actually probably would prefer the song with that sound for an offset from the more predictable funk lines. Enjoyed.
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michael2 said 2979 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
nice
i can appreciate the "playing around with reverbs and delay" ethos. this sounds great. really nice sense of space here; and your guitar playing is always fantastic. you have a way of playing very emotionally and skillfully, but it sounds like you're not even trying. the piano is perfect for this. thanks.
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LunaTrick said 2979 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Great groove Steve
Like the space in it... nice guitar work too!
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AlchymicalMuse said 2979 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Sounds good
Nicely done ... the reverb gives it a rich lushness which really works for it. Creative work from you both.
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lengold said 2979 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
The bass
sounds awesome on my phones - just perfect. It really drives the music. Lovely composition and great playing from you both. Production spot on.
Enjoyed a lot.
Cheers
Len

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Reggie_Pole said 2978 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
A quiet duel
Really enjoyed the tentative back and forth on this. Lots of space -- almost an ambient flavor, jazz-tinged, switching over to a cool groove in the last third or so. You guys excel at creating room for the music to breathe, setting a mood and not over cluttering it. Bass sounds fine. Great to hear that addition. And the definitive test in my book -- it sounds better and better with repeated listens. A real statement, subtle though it may be. Loved it.
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egobandit said 2977 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Slick
reverb nation and jam kings, excellent sound you got on this! Some outstanding licks in this I enjoyed every minute, some nice change ups towards the middle top notch!
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Boundless said 2977 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Sounds real fine
on my monitors here. Very cool mix.
Great bass and guitar work
and production.

Well done.
Thanks !
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2976 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
spiced chi
Right from the beginning I was drawn in by the trip-hop beats. The deep bass sound, almost like sub-bass, is pretty nice, perhaps the track overall good use some brightening. Have you ever used the "exciter" plug-in? That usually helps. Cool track though, like David Gilmour jamming with DJ Shadow.
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tokai said 2976 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Mnay thanks
to everybody that has had a listen and made a comment, i do appreciate this. Once again, thank you John for your help and beautiful playing. Sorry if i did not get back to all of you, cheers you are very kind.
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bud said 2975 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
This is really great Steve
guess I won't be getting those bass calls anymore - you have got it knocked. Great tone and space on the bass and the whole recording is really sweet. Kind of like Return to Dub Fever. Shades of Corea and company. Excellent.
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bud said 2975 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
This is really great Steve
guess I won't be getting those bass calls anymore - you have got it knocked. Great tone and space on the bass and the whole recording is really sweet. Kind of like Return to Dub Fever. Shades of Corea and company. Excellent.
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timothy devine said 2947 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Hey Steve this is cool
I dig a bass driven jam...
I shall go plug mine in and start something up....once again u r an inspiration.
Nice John, u guys are such a good team.
peace
tm
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thoddi said 2944 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
anotha' cool one
You have a signature sound going on in the guitar department Steve. I could hear it was you from the first note. Cool:)
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Elevator_Funk said 2889 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
nice ambience
I'ts good to chill to, very relaxing. my only critique is that the bass could have more presence. but that's not really a critique so much as a preference. good stuff.
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DonStevens said 2727 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
So chill
Really like the light touch and verb sound of piano and guitar. Stirs up all kinds of visuals.
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Hickling_Stan said 2563 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Another chiller
yep, liked this one as well. getting a bit of a D/l Tokai album forming!
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